Investigating the role of dietary fructose in the development of early-onset colorectal cancer

Project Code

MRCPHS24Br Vincent

Research Theme

Population Health Sciences

Full Project Description

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Alarmingly, the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC) is increasing rapidly in the UK. Because of this, there is a critical need to understand more about it and how it is different to late-onset disease. This project is about understanding how dietary fructose might be driving EOCRC development. The student will develop and use an interdisciplinary skill set in genetic epidemiology and cancer cell biology to investigate this research question.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Emma Vincent

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University Affiliation