Our cancer researchers feature in new publication
The work of our University’s cancer researchers features in a new special issue of ecancermedicalscience
It provides a special focus on three areas: biomarkers, screening and prevention. This Special Issue collects seven original research articles in these areas, which intersect in the underdeveloped field of cancer prevention using pharmaceutical agents. The collection is centred on broad themes, allowing the lessons within to apply beyond any particular cancer or specific agent.
Professor Karen Brown and Dr Alessandro Rufini from our University's Department of Cancer Studies discuss chemopreventive chemicals developed or derived from dietary sources. They explore the challenges associated with translating laboratory findings to the clinic and the importance of pharmacodynamic, or predictive biomarkers for identifying candidate therapies worth taking forward into large scale randomised controlled trials.