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|☑ MPhil/PhD||☒ MRes[Med]||☒ URIS|
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the commonest cancer and 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in Hong Kong. Currently, there are several factors leading to the high morbidity and mortality of CRC which initiates our research on CRC. Firstly, CRC is curable if diagnosed at an early stage of development, yet most patients have no phenotypic symptoms of the disease at this early stage. Secondly, treatment of this disease involves surgery frequently accompanied with drug therapy. Though chemotherapy commonly results in an improved prognosis, a sizeable proportion of patients show resistance and subsequently experience recurrence or development of new tumour or metastases. Hence our research focuses are on molecular pathways and intertumoural microbiota associated with CRC development, progression, metastasis and chemoresistance, in order to identify potential biomarkers for diagnosis or prognosis of CRC, or therapeutic target to improve the survival of CRC patients.
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