Projects
Name
Role of nutrition and inflammation in prostate cancer
University
Université Laval
Domain
Urology
Departement
Surgery department, CRC, CHU de Quebec
Head
Yvan Douville
Tutor
Dr. Vincent Fradet
Languages
English or French
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men. Omega-3 fatty acids are shown to have a protective effect against prostate cancer via anti-inflammatory property.
What is the aim of the project?
Deciphering the omega-3 anti-cancer action on prostate cancer cells can be translated into clinically relevant biomarkers to help foster individualized prostate cancer prevention and treatment strategies.
What techniques and methods are used?
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What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
We would like the student to support and help our graduate students in their cell culture projects aiming to identify anti-cancer mechanisms of pure omega-3 in vitro. We also want the student to gather and analyze many CT scan images from the clinical database of our bladder cancer patient cohort.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
1
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Medical Program (3-4 years of study)
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
Articles
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fradet+V