Regulation of microRNAs in stomach inflammation & cancer

Lead researcher

A/Prof Brendan Jenkins

Monash Institute of Medical Research

Years funded

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.

Funding Body

Cancer Council Research Grant


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