News

 

(March 30, 2015) NCI R35 (Outstanding Investigator Award) research proposal which I submitted in Oct 2014 has received the best Impact Score!  Council review is pending.

 

Congratulations for Xuehong Zhang (Instructor in Medicine; Associate MPE Lab Member) whose K07 funding started!

 

 

Past Press Releases on our MPE studies (selected)

Possible effect of vitamin D on immune cell infiltrate in colorectal cancer:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-vitamin-d-colorectal-cancer-boosting.html

 

Aspirin on risk of colorectal cancer according to BRAF mutation status:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262544.php

 

Colonoscopy is effective for colorectal cancer prevention, but less effective to prevent MSI-high or CIMP-high subtype:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/regular-colonoscopies-may-cut-colorectal-cancer-risk-by-40-percent/

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/colonoscopy-screening-every-ten-years-could-prevent-40-of-colorectal-cancers/

 

PIK3CA mutation in colorectal cancer may be a predictive biomarker for response to aspirin:

http://www.cancernetwork.com/colorectal-cancer/aspirin-may-improve-survival-pik3ca-mutated-colorectal-cancers

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/10/aspirins-impact-on-colorectal-cancer/

 

Obesity may be a risk factor for CTNNB1-negative subtype of colorectal cancer, which may be preventable by exercise:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/colon-cancer/obesity-and-lack-of-exercise-may-raise-risk-for-colorectal-cancer-2457.aspx