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Exploring the mechanisms linking sleep patterns and breast cancer risk

Shan Luo — University of Hong Kong

This INSPIRE project aims to identify blood proteins that mediate the effect of chronotype and breast cancer risk using Mendelian randomisation study design.

Status: Ongoing

How high-intensity exercise and fibre affect immunotherapy outcomes for patients with melanoma

Dong-Woo Kang — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

This trial will explore the effects of a high-fibre diet and high-intensity exercise on the gut microbiome, immune function and immunotherapy outcomes in melanoma patients.

Status: Ongoing

Life-S-Can: clinical tool to screen and improve cancer survivorship care and quality of life

Alice Chaplin — Consorcio Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red

This INSPIRE project will create a tool to evaluate body composition, physical activity, diet, alcohol, smoking, sleep and psychosocial distress in cancer survivors.

Status: Ongoing

Impact of sleep on the development of reproductive system cancers

Christos Chalitsios — University of Ioannina

This INSPIRE project will use data from the UK Biobank and genome-wide association studies to examine the relationship between sleep habits, sleep medications, and the risk of prostate and endometrial cancers.


Early life infections: pathways to prevent adult cancers?

Julie Aarestrup — Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital

This INSPIRE project is investigating whether severe acute infections early in life are linked to risk of cancer in early adulthood.

Status: Ongoing

Using AI chatbots to support families of children with cancer

Micah Skeens — Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital

This INSPIRE project aims to develop an artificial intelligence chatbot called DAPHNE, to address social needs in real-time for families of children with cancer.

Status: Ongoing

MYEX exercise trial for patients with prostate cancer

Robert Newton — Edith Cowan University

Investigating tumour suppressive biological mechanisms is important in clinical oncology to expand exercise medicine and further confirm the prescription of exercise as essential for cancer patients.

Status: Ongoing

Reducing sedentary behaviour after colorectal and renal cancer

Alina Vrieling — Radboud University Medical Center

The aim of this study is assess whether and how reducing sedentary behaviour is related to adiposity, fatigue and quality of life in people after treatment for colorectal and renal cancer.

Status: Ongoing

Understanding the link between colorectal cancer and obesity through metabolic profiling

Pekka Keski-Rahkonen — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

This project aims to determine ‘metabolic signatures’ associated with obesity and assess their link with colorectal cancer, using untargeted metabolomics – a technique that allows simultaneous assessment of thousands of metabolites in blood.

Status: Ongoing

Body composition and risk of obesity-related cancers

Lene Mellemkjær — Danish Cancer Society Research Center

A better understanding of how body composition affects cancer risk is needed to optimise the recommendations to the general public on body size and cancer.

Status: Ongoing