How does the tumour suppressor: Nerfin-1 prevent dietary dependent tumour growth?

Grant number: 1044704 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015



The influence of diet has been linked to tumour growth for decades, however, there is little scientific evidence to support or disprove this. In this study, we will assess the effect of diet on tumours in fruit flies. The metabolic genes which regulate the growth of fly tumours will then be studied in human brain tumours. Our studies will ultimately shed light on how tissue growth is controlled by dietary intake, and have the potential to inform the way that we treat and manage human cancers.