Learning how bowel stem cells develop into tumours
- Researcher: Professor Eduard Batlle
- Institution: Fundacio Institut de Recerca Biomedica
- Award Amount: £234,876 for 3 years from September 2012
- Cancer Type: Bowel Cancer
Professor Batlle and his research group have recently discovered that the types of genes that can be found in bowel stem cells predict whether patients with bowel cancer will relapse after treatment. These results point towards a link between bowel stem cells and bowel cancer. With the new Worldwide Cancer Research grant Professor Batlle will analyse and compare normal bowel stem cells and bowel cancer stem cells to learn how new tumours occur after treatment, or when it spreads to different parts of the body.
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