Emerging diet-related surrogate end points for colorectal cancer: UK Food Standards Agency diet and colonic health workshop report

Br J Nutr. 2004 Feb;91(2):315-23. doi: 10.1079/BJN20031035.


The UK Food Standards Agency convened a group of expert scientists to review current research investigating emerging diet-related surrogate end points for colorectal cancer (CRC). The workshop aimed to overview current research and establish priorities for future research. The workshop considered that the validation of current putative diet-related surrogate end points for CRC and the development of novel ones, particularly in the emerging fields of proteomics, genomics and epigenomics, should be a high priority for future research.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / genetics
  • DNA Adducts / analysis
  • DNA Methylation
  • DNA, Neoplasm / genetics
  • Diet*
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans


  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • DNA Adducts
  • DNA, Neoplasm