INTEGRATED CLINICAL AND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES IN POST-OPERATIVE CROHN’S DISEASE

Grant number: 1093089 | Funding period: 2015 - 2017

Completed

Abstract

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition; the incidence in Australia is now amongst the highest in the world. Most patients require repeated invasive bowel surgeries when disease recurs. Using data from a past clinical trial comparing preventive treatments for recurrence; genetic, immunological and microbiological testing will be done on existing patient samples. This extensive data set will be analysed using systems biology methods to identify the cause of Crohn’s disease.

University of Melbourne Researchers