Ifeoma Dikeocha

Ifeoma Dikeocha

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Ifeoma's Research focuses on the effect of Diet and the microbiome on breast cancer tumor response to chemotherapy.  Her research looks at how novel diet affects the tumor size in a cyclical chemotherapy model and how these diets mitigate the chemotherapy side effects and improve overall survival.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Dikeocha, I. J., Wardill, H. R., Coller, J. K., & Bowen, J. M. (2024). Dietary interventions and tumor response to chemotherapy in breast cancer: A comprehensive review of preclinical and clinical data. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.
    2023 Dikeocha, I. J., Al-Kabsi, A. M., Ahmeda, A. F., Mathai, M., & Alshawsh, M. A. (2023). Investigation into the Potential Role of Propionibacterium freudenreichii in Prevention of Colorectal Cancer and Its Effects on the Diversity of Gut Microbiota in Rats. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 24(9), 8080.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2022 Dikeocha, I. J., Al-Kabsi, A. M., Miftahussurur, M., & Alshawsh, M. A. (2022). Pharmacomicrobiomics: Influence of gut microbiota on drug and xenobiotic metabolism. FASEB Journal, 36(6), 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS7 Europe PMC12
    2022 Dikeocha, I. J., Al-Kabsi, A. M., Eid, E. E. M., Hussin, S., & Alshawsh, M. A. (2022). Probiotics supplementation in patients with colorectal cancer: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Nutrition Reviews, 80(1), 22-49.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS18 Europe PMC17
    2022 Dikeocha, I. J., Al-Kabsi, A. M., Chiu, H. T., & Alshawsh, M. A. (2022). Faecalibacterium prausnitzii Ameliorates Colorectal Tumorigenesis and Suppresses Proliferation of HCT116 Colorectal Cancer Cells. Biomedicines, 10(5), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS20 Europe PMC20
    2020 Dikeocha, I. J., Al-Kabsi, A. M., Hussin, S., & Alshawsh, M. A. (2020). Role of probiotics in patients with colorectal cancer: A systematic review protocol of randomised controlled trial studies. BMJ Open, 10(8), 5 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS5 Europe PMC2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    - Dikeocha, I. J., Al-Kabsi, A. M., Hussin, S., & Alshawsh, M. A. (n.d.). Probiotic Administration Ameliorate Azoxymethane Induced-Carcinogenesis by Reducing the Formation of Aberrant Crypt Foci and Modulation Oxidative Stress in Rats. In The 1st International Electronic Conference on Biomedicine. MDPI.

Ifeoma's Research is funded by industry partner Nutricia, which has a long-standing arrangement with the university.

Ifeoma is currently involved in Lecturing, Tutoring and Lab demonstrations for Physiology courses and the university preparatory courses for the health and medical science cohort on a Part time basis.

  • Tutor/Lab demonstrator Physiology IIA: Heart, Lung & Neuromuscular Systems  
  • Lecturer/ Tutor EDUC 1014 Nursing & Health Sciences 
  • Tutor/Lab demonstrator Physiology IIB: Systems & Homeostasis
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing Convener Australian Society for Medical Research Gala Dinner University Of Adelaide Australia
    2023 - ongoing Vice-President Australasian Human Microbiome Research Network University of Adelaide Australia
    2023 - 2024 Vice-President Health Sciences Postgraduate Association (HeSPA University of Adelaide Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2024 - ongoing President Health Sciences Postgraduate Association (HeSPA) Australia

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