University of Adelaide

Joanne looks into the reasons why some people are more likely than others to have severe side effects during the course of their anti-cancer treatment.

She is also interested in how the lining of the gut is affected by anti-cancer agents, and investigating new drugs that may be able to protect the gut from damage. Having a better understanding of the mechanisms that cause toxic effects of cancer treatment would mean an improved ability to develop agents that successfully prevent these nasty side effects.