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Using personalised diet and physical activity intervention to help stomach cancer patients after a gastrectomy in India

Aravinda Guntupalli — University of Aberdeen

The project aims to determine whether using information about body composition can help personalise a diet and physical activity lifestyle intervention (IBC) and is acceptable to stomach cancer survivors who recently completed treatment.

Status: Ongoing

How lifestyle factors in childhood affect adult cancers in low- and middle-income countries (SUNRISE)

Anthony Okely — University of Wollongong

The aim of the SUNRISE Pilot Study in Fiji, Botswana, and Kenya is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of the proposed methods for the SUNRISE Study in each country.

Status: Ongoing

Social inequality and sex and the relationship between lifestyle and cancer

Pietro Ferrari — International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

This project will estimate the proportion of avoidable cancer cases and risk of cancer if healthier choices were implemented among certain socio-economic groups – both higher and lower – and in men and women. The aim is to inform a set of tailored recommendations.

Status: Ongoing

Metabolic signatures of dietary exposures and their association with gastrointestinal cancers

Joseph Rothwell — French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm)

This project will identify metabolic signatures for seven specific dietary exposures whose association with cancer risk has not been convincingly established yet or for which insight into the underlying mechanisms is needed.

Status: Ongoing

Bridging the gap in physical activity and diet support for breast cancer survivors

Julie Redfern — University of Sydney

The aim of this project is to expand our previous study and improve breast cancer survivors’ exercise, healthy diet habits, quality of life and reduce risk of cancer returning.

Status: Ongoing

Impact of dietary energy restriction and exercise on prostate cancer patients

Luc van Loon — Maastricht University

This study will use a newly available method to compare the impact of eating 30% less food versus daily exercise on muscle, prostate, and prostate tumour growth responses, over a 7-day period prior to prostate tumour removal in prostate cancer patients.

Status: Ongoing

Targeting metabolic vulnerabilities in pancreatic cancer

Gennaro Napolitano — Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine

This project aims to starve pancreatic cancer cells of cysteine and determine whether this approach may represent a new therapeutic strategy to fight this devastating cancer.

Status: Ongoing

The role of maternal folate in childhood leukaemia development

Jill McKay — Northumbria University

The aim of the project is to address a knowledge gap in understanding how maternal folate levels may influence triggers and chemical marks needed for childhood leukaemia development.

Status: Ongoing

Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cancer risk in people with comorbidities

Michael Leitzmann — University of Regensburg

It is thought that there are links between the presence of an existing illness, such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, and the development of cancer.

This project will find out if physical activity and sedentary behaviours can affect the risk of developing cancer in people with comorbidities.

Status: Ongoing

Vitamin D and lifestyle, large bowel cancer development and Lynch syndrome

Franzel van Duijnhoven — Wageningen University and Research Centre

People with Lynch syndrome have an increased risk of developing large bowel cancer and it is thought that vitamin D may play a role.

This study will pool data from numerous studies to determine how lifestyle factors and vitamin D levels can affect the risk of large bowel cancer to develop tailored cancer prevention recommendations for this population.

Status: Ongoing