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Physical activity, sedentary behaviours and breast cancer risk

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Sandar Tin Tin
Health issue:
Cancer (oncology)
Proposal type:
Girdler's Fellowship
Lay summary
My academic background in medicine, public health and computing, my interest in epidemiological research and my previous research experiences have provided me the impetus to undertake the proposed programme of research at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, the University of Oxford. The programme aims to investigate associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and breast cancer risk, focusing on the underlying biological mechanisms, and will use the data from the UK Biobank, a prospective cohort of half a million people including 270,000 women, with detailed information recorded on a wide range of risk factors for breast cancer including biomarkers, genetic variants and objectively measured physical activity. The findings will inform public health strategies to prevent the most common cancer in women worldwide. Additionally, the fellowship will give me valuable experience working in a world leading, multidisciplinary research unit, enhance my analytical skills and advance my research career in cancer epidemiology.