A bacterial driver of colon carcinogenesis

Status: Complete
Year: 2017
Funded: $5,000
Grant Type: Grant in Aid

Our research suggests that toxin-producing strains of a common gut bacterium (Bacteroides fragilis) are associated with an increased risk of bowel cancer in otherwise healthy people. Understanding how a bacterial toxin can drive carcinogenesis is the next step towards a goal of reducing the risk of this disease.

Researcher // Dr Jacqui Keenan – University of Otago

Dr Keenan is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago.

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