New thesis on ESCC - Opportunities for Prevention
Qiaoli Wang from the group Upper GI Surgery will defend her thesis "Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Opportunities for Prevention" on March 6, 2020. Main Supervisor is Jesper Lagergren.
What's the main focus of your thesis?
Prevention and early detection of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Which are the most important results?
Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, ESCC, remains common cancer globally. Prevention of this tumor may be possible by smoking cessation and metformin use, and those high-risk individuals can be identified by a risk prediction model, which may enable earlier tumor detection.
How can this new knowledge contribute to the improvement of people’s health?
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma has an aggressive nature. Despite many efforts to advance the treatments during the last decades, the prognosis is still poor. Better outcomes in these cancer patients are strongly related to diagnosis at an early stage or prevention in advance. This thesis provides knowledge that can contribute to identifying better opportunities for the prevention of the disease by revealing new insights into the etiology, chemoprevention, and prediction of this tumor.
What are your future ambitions?
The overall aim of my research is to reduce cancer incidence, improve cancer survivorship, and better understand the disease.