Gastroenterology Epithelial Biology Group

Gastroenterology Epithelial Biology Research Group

Gastroenterology Epithelial Biology Research Group Head: Dr Ying Hu
Phone: +61 8 8404 3982
Email: ying.hu@flinders.edu.au
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Colorectal cancer (CRC), one of the leading causes of cancer death in the world, is a major public health problem inAustralia. While control through a national screening program is effective, it is costly; therefore primary prevention through dietary intervention is a promising and more cost-effective approach to reduce the burden of CRC.

The core focus of the research team in the Gastroenterology Epithelial Biology Research Group are:

  • identifying early genetic and epigenetic biomarkers for dietary intervention (selenium, fibre, resistant starch, fish oil, green tea, curcumin, etc); 
  • understanding the impact of environmental exposure (red meat, high fat) and inflammation on DNA damage and increased risk of colon cancer, and 
  • improving  chemopreventive efficacy by combining dietary agents that work through different mechanisms.

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