The Dunedin Colorectal Cohort was established in 1995 to facilitate clinically translatable research investigating the development and spread of cancer. The Cohort provides an avenue for researchers to access gifted patient biospecimens and clinical data to answer research questions about cancer.
The DNCRC supports multiple research groups across the University of Otago. DNCRC-supported research covers the following topics;
Patterns of genetic and non-genetic changes in colorectal cancers and understanding how these patterns may contribute to the spread of cancer
Types and function of cells in the tumour microenvironment and their role in cancer development and spread
Investigating how to predict cancer recurrence and patient outcomes
Methods of cancer cell isolation from the blood of patients with colorectal cancer to facilitate research into cancer without the need for cancer tissue
Contact: Ms Sonya Fenton, Assistant Research Fellow, Department of Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine, University to Otago