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Mr Yahya Ahmed

Research project: An investigation into the association of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Urinary Cancers

Abstract

Prostate cancer is one of the most common male malignancies worldwide, occupying most frequent causes of cancer-related mortality in males [1]. Although it is well-known that multiple risk factors are associated with prostate cancer development, for most cases the initiating cause has not been identified, this has generated the attempt to identify new factors related with this neoplasia [2, 3].

1. Stanford JL, Just JJ, Gibbs M,Wicklund KG, Neal CL, BlumensteinBA, et al. Polymorphic repeats in the androgen receptor gene: molecular markers of prostate cancer risk. Cancer Res. 1997;57:1194–8.

2. Dennis LK, Dawson DV. Meta-analysis of measures of sexual activity and prostate cancer. Epidemiology. 2002;13:72–9

3.. Canby-Hagino ED, Thompson IM. Mechanisms of disease: prostate cancer—amodel for cancer chemoprevention in clinical practice. Nat Clin Pract Oncol. 2005;2:255–61.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: An investigation into the association of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Urinary Cancers
  • Research supervisor: Dr Hossein Ashrafi
  • Other research supervisor: Dr B. Steve Robinson

Biography

Initially, wanting to be a doctor, I set my mind towards Medicine. However, when it came to doing my final year dissertation in my undergraduate, I fell in love with research and since when have pursued a career towards that direction.

Areas of research interest

  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Renal cancer
  • Breast cancer

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Medical Genetics, Queen Mary University of London
  • MSc Cancer Biology, Kingston University
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