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colorectal cancer PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Targeting steroid metabolism to block colorectal cancer proliferation
  Dr P Foster, Dr L Cox
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group is a world leader in targeting specific aspects of steroid metabolism to block cancer growth. Our research has been instrumental in the successful pre-clinical and clinical development of various novel anti-cancer compounds.
  Early detection of colorectal cancer
  Dr V Li
Application Deadline: 12 November 2019

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This 4-year PhD studentship is offered in Dr Vivian Li’s Group based at the Francis Crick Institute (the Crick).
  Personalised surgery for colorectal cancer cure by use of fluorescence guidance- increasing safety & cancer precision
  Dr R Cahill
Applications accepted all year round

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Surgery is the best treatment for colorectal cancer, most especially for cure. It remains a major operation with considerable risks meaning that every effort should be made to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness in obtaining a complete resection.
  (MRC DTP) Understanding how EDAR-signalling modulates susceptibility to skin and colorectal cancer
  Dr K Finegan, Prof K R Brennan
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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This work will provide vital information to help stratify patients for EDAR-based therapy by determining the patient populations that are susceptible to oncogenic side-effects of these agents.
  Chemotherapy dose-capping due to obesity and its impact on survival
  Prof A Renehan, Dr Jorge Barriuso
Applications accepted all year round

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Obesity is associated with risk for several cancer types, including colorectal and breast cancers (1). Obesity also predicts for a poor outcome after cancer treatment.
  Epigenetic therapy using ultrasound-mediated microbubble drug delivery for cancer treatment
  Dr E Valleley, Dr L Coletta
Applications accepted all year round

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The project is an interdisciplinary, pre-clinical study that aims to investigate the response of human tumour cells to treatment with epigenetic inhibitors (such as DNA methyltransferase inhibitors), as a potential combination therapy for colorectal cancer (CRC).
  Inhibition of PRMT5 as a cancer therapy
  Dr K. Sheppard
Applications accepted all year round

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Targeted therapy has had profound impact on outcomes for cancer patients.
  Origins and fate of clonal expansions of cancer driver in human colon
  Dr D Winton
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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The non-transformed colonic epithelium acquires significant mutational burden with age, including many cancer drivers.
  The relationship between dietary iron and zinc, and the gut microbiota: Can dietary iron and zinc regime be exploited to improve health?
  Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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"The gut microbiota (100 trillion cells) outnumber human cells by 10 to 1. Its composition of around 500 to 1000 species is specific for each individual and is dynamic, changing with age, health and diet.
  The Gut Microbiota and Colorectal Surgery
  Dr M Lewis, Prof S C Andrews
Applications accepted all year round

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"Background. Antibiotic use prior to and following colorectal surgery is conventional practice, and is aimed at reducing the incidence of postoperative infection which is a major risk of such surgery.
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