The Division of Cancer Epidemiology undertakes a multidisciplinary approach in developing and implementing epidemiological research projects that integrate biomedical markers in the context of sound study design and insightful quantitative analysis. Of particular interest to the Division are cancers that occur excessively in underserved minority populations resulting in disparities in incidence and outcome. Our West Baltimore to West Africa Program provides access to patients with cancers from our university and international communities to support environmental, nutritional, viral and genetic epidemiological studies designed to foster the highest quality epidemiological research with the purpose of acquiring new knowledge related to the populations in etiology and prevention of cancer.
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology has a complementary approach focusing on:
- Epidemiological research for distribution and determinants of cancer
- Translational research, including pharmogenetics, risk prediction, therapy, prevention, survivorship and other clinical and public health applications
- Connecting basic science with epidemiology through city, state, national and international epidemiological data
- Conducting prospective research in similar, underserved populations from West Baltimore to West Africa
- Supporting and expanding educational programs and opportunities in cancer epidemiology
Last updated on: January 30, 2013