Public lecture: Bowel Cancer Prevention – is aspirin just the start?

  • 1 February 2023
  • 5:30pm
  • Online

Are grapes and peanuts the answer to preventing bowel cancer?

This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Karen Brown, joint lead of the Leicester Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and Director of the Leicester Cancer Research Centre on Wednesday 1st February at 5:30pm.

In this talk, Professor Karen Brown will provide an introduction to cancer as well as it’s causes and how we can reduce our risk of developing cancer. The talk will discuss the use of therapies to prevent cancer and some of the challenges of working in this area. This includes Professor Brown’s innovative work to develop resveratrol, a constituent of red grapes, wine and peanuts, for the prevention of bowel cancer. You will be taken through the team’s research journey and find out how their work has progressed from the laboratory to a large national trial across 60 sites aiming to investigate whether resveratrol, aspirin and the diabetes drug metformin can protect people from developing bowel polyps.

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