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Mr James Freeman

Research Assistant

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8)  63045095 , Email:, Campus: JO,
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  63045095  
Campus: Joondalup  


James is a Research Assistant within the School of Medical Sciences, he conducts medical research within the ECU Melanoma Research Group.

Staff Qualifications

  • B (Bachelor Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2010.
  • B (Bachelor Degree), Edith Cowan University, 2009.


Recent Research Grants

  • Predictive significance of circulating tumour cells (CTCs), circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in advanced melanoma patients treated with pembrolizumab,  Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $73,300.
  • Neon Transfection System and Biomedical Research Grade -30oC Freezer for Alzheimer?s and Melanoma Research,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Equipment Grant 2011,  2011 - 2012,  $10,927.
  • Characterisation and Quantification of Circulating Melanoma Cells,  Cancer Council of WA Inc,  Cancer Council, Scholarship,  2010,  $3,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Reid, A., Freeman, J., Millward, M., Ziman, M., Gray, E., (2015), Detection of BRAF-V600E and V600K in melanoma circulating tumour cells by droplet digital PCR. Clinical Biochemistry, 48(15), 999-1002, Philadelphia, USA, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2014.12.007.
  • Klinac, D., Gray, E., Freeman, J., Reid, A., Bowyer, S., Millward, M., Ziman, M., (2014), Monitoring changes in circulating tumour cells as a prognostic indicator of overall survival and treatment response in patients with metastatic melanoma. BMC Cancer, 14(1), Article number 423, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-423.
  • Freeman, J., Gray, E., Milward, M., Pearce, R., Ziman, M., (2012), Evaluation of a multi-marker immunomagnetic enrichment assay for the quantification of circulating melanoma cells. Journal of Translational Medicine, 10(1), art. no. 192 , United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1186/1479-5876-10-192.
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