Professor Graeme Young

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1973 …2020

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Research Biography

Graeme Young underwent secondary education at Northcote High School Melbourne and subsequently graduated MB, BS in 1969 from the University of Melbourne. After attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1978), he studied overseas on a Fogarty International Fellowship (NIH) and RACP Travelling Scholarship at Washington University, St Louis. He graduated MD in 1981 (University of Melbourne, research), and in 1997 was appointed as the foundation Professor of Gastroenterology at Flinders University of South Australia, and Regional Head of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Southern Adelaide Health Service. In 2002, Graeme was additionally appointed as Director of Development, Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. In 2005, he became Head of the Flinders Cancer Control Alliance, subsequently the Flinders Centre for Cancer Prevention and Control (FCCPC) and now Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC). In 2011,he became Professor of Global Gastrointestinal Health at Flinders University while relinquishing his clinical appointments.

Research Interests

He has an international reputation, especially in the broad field of colorectal cancer and its prevention and colorectal epithelial biology. He has many publications including articles on intestinal cell biology, mechanisms of dietary prevention, screening and surveillance for colorectal cancer, dietary impact on colorectal disease, colonic fermentation of dietary substances and public health issues related to bowel health and bowel cancer. He is the senior editor on several comprehensive textbooks and contributes chapters to major textbooks on gastrointestinal medicine.

He currently heads a multidisciplinary research initiative at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. He has several teams of research personnel covering population screening, clinical research, epithelial biology and molecular biology. He has attracted funding from Australian and overseas bodies, including NHMRC, Cancer Councils, NIH, industry, Australian Cancer Research Fund, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NGOs and government.

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Research Output

Circulating epigenetic biomarkers for detection of recurrent colorectal cancer

Symonds, E. L., Pedersen, S. K., Murray, D., Byrne, S. E., Roy, A., Karapetis, C., Hollington, P., Rabbitt, P., Jones, F. S., LaPointe, L., Segelov, E. & Young, G. P., 1 Apr 2020, In : Cancer. 126, 7, p. 1460-1469 10 p.

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  • Effect of Native and Acetylated Dietary Resistant Starches on Intestinal Fermentative Capacity of Normal and Stunted Children in Southern India

    Balamurugan, R., Pugazhendhi, S., Balachander, G. M., Dharmalingam, T., Mortimer, E. K., Gopalsamy, G. L., Woodman, R. J., Meng, R., Alpers, D. H., Manary, M., Binder, H. J., Brown, I. L., Young, G. P. & Ramakrishna, B. S., 2 Oct 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 20, 12 p., 3922.

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    Reducing the number of surveillance colonoscopies with faecal immunochemical tests

    Symonds, E. L., Cornthwaite, K., Fraser, R. J. L., Bampton, P., Cock, C. & Young, G. P., 26 Feb 2019, In : Gut. 69, 4, p. 784-785 2 p.

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