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Search for molecular prognostic and prediction factors in human cancers (non- small cell lung cancer, colorectal cancer and ovarian cancers)
Poland (IFMSA-Poland) - Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok
Department of Clinical Molecular Biology Waszyngtona 13, 15-269 Bialystok, Poland
Prof. Jacek Niklinski, MD, PhD
Oksana Kowalczuk, PhD
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
The process of cancer formation and evolution is based on the multiple molecular alterations that determine the particular phenotype of the cancer cells and influence their susceptibility to the therapeutics. Knowledge of these alterations may be used to diagnose and cure of cancer patients. Modern molecular methods provide highly throughput approach to cancer cell examination resulting in new molecular targets of anticancer therapy and prognostic/prediction factors.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to search for specific molecular alterations in cancer cells (alterations in gene expression and somatic mutations) which might be used if routine clinical practice in future as prognostic and/or prediction factors.
What techniques and methods are used?
PCR and real-time- PCR methods, DNA sequencing
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Participation and self-development.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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