Cancer Chemoprevention and Epigenomics

Major Reseach Direction

Cancer chemoprevention, i.e. the use of chemicals, bioactive plant compounds or dietary components to block, inhibit or reverse the development of cancer in normal or preneoplastic tissue, is considered as a promising area in current cancer research. Characterization and use of effective cancer chemopreventive agents has become an important issue in public health-related research.

In the Cancer Chemoprevention and Epigenomcs group, current projects focus on 

  • Epigenetic mechanisms in cancer chemoprevention
  • The mode of action of nutri-epigenetic compounds
  • Epigenomic characterization of rodent models for cancer prevention
  • DNA methylation profiling in human intervention studies