Dr Fazlur Rahman Talukdar

University of Cambridge

University departments
Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute
University institutes
CRUK Cambridge Institute

Position: Research Associate
Personal home page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fazlurrt/?originalSubdomain=uk
Email:   fazlur08@gmail.com

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Research description

I am spearheading a translational research initiative focused on developing circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) based biomarkers derived from minimally invasive biospecimens, with the primary objective of early cancer detection and monitoring. I am a molecular oncologist and I earned my PhD from Assam University in India, where I focused on understanding how oral and esophageal cancers develop at the molecular level.
After completing my doctoral studies successfully, I embarked on a postdoctoral research position at the International Agency for Research on Cancer-World Health Organization (IARC-WHO), France, in 2015. During this tenure, my research aimed to identify DNA methylome alterations linked to esophageal cancer within high-incidence populations worldwide.
I am passionate about advancing our understanding of cancer aetiology and making meaningful contributions to the development of advanced biomarkers for theranostics.

Research Programme or Virtual Institute
Fundamental Biology of Cancer
Secondary Programme
Not applicable
Methods and technologies
Public health
Tumour type interests
Molecular oncology
Gastrointestinal tract cancers
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Key publications

Google Scholar link: ‪Fazlur Rahman Talukdar, PhD‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬

ORCID link: Fazlur Rahman Talukdar (0000-0002-6558-5543) - ORCID

1) Fazlur Rahman Talukdar*, Sheila Coelho Saores Lima, Rita Khoueiry, Ruhina Shirin Laskar, Behnoush Abedi Ardekani, Christien Carreira, Daina Menya, Mohammed Aseffa, Mona Ellaithi, Nitin Gangane, Akram Ghantous, Reza Malekzadeh, Iqbal Parker, Felipe Pinto, Zdenko Herceg*; Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling of esophagal squamous cell carcinoma from global high-incidence regions identifies crucial genes and potential cancer markers. 03/2021: Cancer Research; (DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-3445) *co-corresponding author

# The novel findings from this study are disseminated on social media as a YouTube video.

2) Cleandra Gregório, Shefali Thakur, Raquel Camara Rivero, Simone Márcia dos Santos Machado, Cyrille Cuenin, Christine Carreira, Valerie White, Ian A Cree, Katarina Vukojevic, Merica Glavina Durdov, Alessandro Bersch Osvaldt, Patricia Ashton-Prolla, Zdenko Herceg, Fazlur Rahman Talukdar*; Telomere length assessment and molecular characterization of TERT gene promoter in periampullary carcinomas. 05/2023: Gene; DOI: 10.1016/j.gene.2023.147460) *corresponding author

3) Fazlur Rahman Talukdar, David Isreal Escobar Marcillo, Ruhina Shirin Laskar, Novoloaca A, Fortini P, Herceg Z et al (2022). Bariatric surgery-induced weight loss and associated genome-wide DNA-methylation alterations in obese individuals. 12/2022: Clinical Epigenetics, (DOI: 10.1186/s13148-022-01401-9)

4)  Fazlur Rahman Talukdar*, Irena Abramović, Cyrille Cuenin, Christine Carreira, Nitin Gangane, Nino Sincic, Zdenko Herceg; A protocol for good quality genomic DNA isolation from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues without using commercial kits. 03/2022: Molecular Biology Reports; (DOI: 10.1007/s11033-022-07394-1) *corresponding author

5) Bruna P Sorroche+, Fazlur Rahman Talukdar+, Sheila SCS Lima, ME Melendez, AC de Carvalho, G Caravina, PRM De Marchi, M Lopes, Luis FR Pinto, Andre L Carvalho, Lidia MRB Arantes, Zdenko Herceg; DNA methylation markers from negative surgical margins of oral squamous cell carcinoma can predict tumor recurrence. Cancers; 05/2021 (DOI: 10.3390/cancers13122915) +Shared lead authors

6) Fazlur Rahman Talukdar*, Massimiliano di Pietro, Maria Secrier, Markus Moehler, Katrin Goepfert, Sheila Soares Coelho Lima, Luis Felipe Ribeiro Pinto, Denver Hendricks, Mohamed Iqbal Parker, Zdenko Herceg*, Molecular landscape of esophageal cancer: implications for early detection and personalized therapy. Annals of New York Acad. Sci, 06/2018; (DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13876) *co-corresponding author

7) Fazlur Rahman Talukdar, Sankar Kumar Ghosh, Ruhina Shirin Laskar, Ravi Kannan, Biswadeep Choudhury, Arup Bhowmik: Epigenetic pathogenesis of human papillomavirus in upper aerodigestive tract cancers. 09/2014: Molecular Carcinogenesis; (DOI: 10.1002/mc.22214)