Regulation of microRNAs in stomach inflammation & cancer

Project Description

Stomach cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and is strongly associated with the development of stomach inflammation (gastritis).

This project explores the role of a new class of 'mini-genes' called microRNAs in the initiation of gastritis and ultimately stomach cancer. The results will lead to a better understanding of how stomach cancer, and also other inflammation-associated cancers (e.g. colon), are triggered, which in turn has the potential to lead to the identification of new targets for early detection.

Annual Lay Report

Regulation of microRNAs in stomach inflammation and cancer

Year

2011-2013

Researchers

A/Prof Brendan Jenkins

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant

Institution

Monash Institute of Medical Research

Funding

$99,236 in 2011; $98,736 in 2012, $97,236 in 2013

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