Grant ID RP160097
Awarded On November 19, 2015
Title Cancer Prevention Post-Graduate Training Program in Integrative Epidemiology
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Research Training
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Margaret R Spitz
Contracted Amount $2,986,890
Lay Summary

Cancer epidemiology is the study of the distribution and causes of cancer, a critical first step for primary cancer prevention. In the 1980s, molecular cancer epidemiology emerged as a new discipline, extending questionnaire-based epidemiology by incorporating biomarkers of carcinogenic processes. More recently, new high throughput technology platforms have further transformed the practice of epidemiology. Epidemiologists must now deal with an explosion of new data that require analysis with novel analytical and bioinformatic techniques. Epidemiologists are now challenged to integrate these advances into their research, and to effectively communicate and translate their findings to impact pu...

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