The link between obesity and cancer
Monday 16 September 2019
Senior lecturer Dr Nick Peake and PhD student Rob Tempest have been studying whether particles called vesicles carry signals that allow bowel cancer cells and fat to communicate. These vesicles could explain why fat helps bowel cancer to grow. Although the research is at an early stage, Nick and Rob hope that linking vesicles from bowel cancer to fat might help to develop new ways to treat the disease by breaking this communication, and to allow earlier detection of bowel cancer in high-risk patients since they can be easily measured in the blood.