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2019 Irish Cancer Society Research Awards Finalist: Phd Student Alexandra Tuzova

Alex was one of three Irish Cancer Society-funded scholars who were shortlisted for an Irish Cancer Society Research Award, where she presented a lay version of her research to a mixed audience judged by a patient panel. To-date, Alex has computationally identified changes in activity of thousands of enhancer regulatory elements in prostate cancer. Her talk entitled “Understanding Aggressive Prostate Cancer”, explained her key findings in simple terms by applying an analogy that searching for these tiny DNA sequences in the human genome is equivalent to searching for a small set of words in 200 phone books.