The role of the alimentary microbiome in the development of mucositis [ 2011 - 2015 ]

Also known as: The role of microbes in the development of side effects in cancer patients

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Andrea Stringer (Principal investigator)

Brief description Mucositis is a debilitating side effect of cancer treatment, which is currently not treatable or preventable, due to a lack of understanding of how mucositis develops. Previous research has shown that microbes are involved in the development of mucositis in animal models. This project will determine if bacteria in the mouth and intestine play a role in the development of mucositis in patients, and if changes are easily detected, to allow for a more 'personalised' approach to manage mucositis.

Funding Amount $AUD 302,123.07

Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships

Notes Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF

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