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Colon + Rectal Surgery Research

The members of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery have a wide number of research interests including complications of ostomies, inflammatory bowel disease, pathogenesis of colorectal and anal cancer and treatment of early rectal cancer.

Basic science research

The Colorectal Cancer Program at Tufts Medical Center is currently involved in the below basic science research projects:

  • NIH Grant KO8 DK085136  Pro-inflammatory Mediator Crosstalk Induces COX-2 in Myofibroblasts via PKC/PKD
  • A Novel In Vivo Mouse Model to Study Stromal-Epithelial Interactions
  • "Platelet Angiogenesis Regulator Protein Levels Predict Colorectal Cancer Stage”supported by the Earl P. Charlton Fund Research Grant
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