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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 one of the most promising areas in current cancer research.

Consequently, characterization and use of effective cancer chemopreventive agents has become an important issue in public health-related research.

Current projects focus on 

  • Epigenetic mechanisms in cancer chemoprevention
  • Investigation of their mode of action by molecular-biological tools
  • Demonstration of efficacy in animal models, focussing on mammary cancer prevention
  • Participation in human intervention studies to identify biomarkers for cancer prevention

last update: 04/12/2015 back to top