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    Personal and family history of Type 2 Diabetes and risk for colorectal cancer in young adults

    Professor Joanne Young
    • Donor Funding: $75,000
    • Cancer Type: Bowel & colon
    • Cancer Stage: Prevention
    • Funded in: 2018
    • Professor Joanne Young
      University of Adelaide

    Colorectal cancer is increasingly seen in adults under age 50. Type 2 diabetes is common in the Australian population. Recent findings from our research program has linked colorectal cancer in young adults with having a close relative with type 2 diabetes. Since there are many more people with type 2 diabetes in the population than there are young adults with colorectal cancer, our proposal will investigate the features of such clustering that may allow us to identify young adults most at risk.



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