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Runjan Chetty - University Health Network. Toronto, ON, CA

Runjan Chetty Runjan Chetty

Interim Medical Director, LMP, Princess Margaret Cancer Center | University Health Network

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Dr. Runjan Chetty researches the molecular aspects of colorectal cancer.





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Born in 1957, Dr. Runjan Chetty did his school education from Dublin (Ireland), London (United Kingdom) and Durban (South Africa). His medical education was at the Royal College of Surgeons, in Ireland, from October 1976 to June 1982. Dr. Chetty excelled in his studies and was the winner of the Arthur Jacobs Open Scholarship, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, and achieved honours in Biology, Physics, Pathology, Microbiology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Forensic Medicine, and the first prize and medal in Social & Preventive Medicine.

Industry Expertise (2)

Health and Wellness Research

Areas of Expertise (8)

Molecular Biology General Surgical Pathology Gastrointestinal Pathology Endocrine Pathology Cardiorespiratory Pathology Haemato-Pathology General Tumor Pathology Immunohistochemistry

Education (3)

South Africa: General Surgery, Fellowship

South Africa: Residency, Anatomic Pathology

Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland: MB, BCh, Academic Studies

Articles (5)

Histological overlap between colorectal villous/tubulovillous and traditional serrated adenomas Histopathology


A total of 180 polyps from the left colon/rectum diagnosed as VA/TVAs were retrieved randomly and reviewed by five pathologists looking specifically at luminal serration, cytoplasmic eosinophilia and the presence of ectopic crypt foci (ECF). For comparative purposes, 100 tubular ...

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Aberrant epithelial GREM1 expression initiates colonic tumorigenesis from cells outside the stem cell niche Nature Medicine


Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome (HMPS) is characterized by the development of mixed-morphology colorectal tumors and is caused by a 40-kb genetic duplication that results in aberrant epithelial expression of the gene encoding mesenchymal bone morphogenetic ...

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A pathologist's survey on the reporting of sessile serrated adenomas/polyps Journal of Clinical Pathology


The purpose of this survey was to ascertain reporting habits of pathologists towards sessile serrated adenomas/polyps (SSA/P)...

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Evolution from NHS Heart Valve Bank to University Hospital Ovarian Tissue bank to Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Biorepository Biobank Cryobiology


The Heart Valve Bank (HVB) based in the Heart Centre, Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust (OUH) procures and processes at least 150 cardiovascular tissues each year for transplantation. This HVB service has evolved now to process other tissue for ...

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Lymphocytic and collagenous colitis: an overview of so-called microscopic colitis Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology


The entity of 'microscopic colitis' is being diagnosed with increasing frequency and is a well-established clinicopathological diagnosis that is underpinned by a triad of watery diarrhea, normal results on endoscopy and characteristic microscopic findings. Careful ...

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