Gastrins And Colorectal Cancer

Grant number: 1020983 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

My major goal for the past 20 years has been to understand how hormones such as gastrin stimulate the development of gastrointestinal cancer. One approach has been to define the intracellular signalling pathways by which gastrins enhance cell growth. Our discovery that iron is essential for the biological activity of gastrins may allow the development of novel therapies for colon cancer and iron overload.

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