Grant ID RR200056
Awarded On May 20, 2020
Title Recruitment of Rising Stars
Program CPRIT Scholar
Award Mechanism Recruitment of Rising Stars
Institution/Organization The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator/Program Director Veronika Fedirko
Cancer Sites Colorectal
Contracted Amount $4,000,000
Summary of Goals and Objectives

The overarching goal of my research program is to deepen our understanding of colorectal cancer (CRC) causes and their interplay, especially in Hispanics, the nation’s largest minority group; and to develop biomarkers for CRC risk and recurrence in order to identify individuals that benefit most from preventive interventions.

To accomplish this goal, we propose to use high-throughput–omics technologies that provide a unique and powerful set of tools to advance the CRC prevention field by developing and implementing precision preventive interventions and precision treatments. By integrating these novel technologies into a multi-omics approach, we seek to complete the following objectives:...

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