Risk factors for metachronous colorectal cancer among colorectal cancer survivors
Principle supervisor: Prof. Mark Jenkins
Co-supervisors: A/Prof. Aung Ko Win, Dr. Amalia Karahalios, Prof. Alex Boussioutas
Increased incidence, decreased mortality and falling age of colorectal cancer (CRC), which increases the years in which survivors can develop a metachronous colorectal cancer (mCRC), therefore making it as an increasingly important public health issue. However, most potential risk factors for mCRC were proposed based on initial colorectal cancer and studies with relatively short follow-up time. Therefore, using data from Colon Cancer Family Registry, this PhD aims to comprehensively understand the risk factors for mCRC based on large prospective studies with sufficient follow-up years and identify a way to determine personalised risk of mCRC so early detection method can be targeted to CRC survivors.
PhD scholarship: China Scholarship Council-University of Melbourne PhD scholarship