About this Research Topic
Colorectal cancer (CRC) represents one of the most prevalent malignancies and is a major cause of cancer-related death. However, only a small number of CRC cases are due to inherited gene mutations. The overwhelming majority of CRC cases is a result of a life-long accumulation of genetic alterations. Lifestyle and environmental causes - dietary habits in particular - are known to play a significant role in CRC development.
In this context, we propose a Research Topic around the theme of nutrition and colorectal cancer. We encourage submissions of Original Research and Review articles including mechanistic, translational and clinical research focusing on the following topics:
1. Diet and CRC prevention
- Effects of diet on DNA damage and DNA repair induction
- Epigenetic effects of dietary constituents
- Phytochemicals and oxidative stress defenses
- Novel foods with anti-CRC properties
2. Diet and CRC management
- Effects of diet on promotion and progression phases of tumor development
- Signaling pathways of cell proliferation (cell cycle), differentiation, migration or cell death
- Synergistic effects diet/chemotherapeutic agent
- Dietary strategies for the prevention of cachexia
- Medical foods, pharmaconutrition in CRC patients
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