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April 18-22, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB)


  • Brinton, Louise A., Ph.D.
    Epidemiology of breast (both female and male), endometrial and ovarian malignancies. Defining the role of both endogenous and exogenous hormones in these cancers and in addressing etiologic heterogeneity within the tumors. Identification of biomarkers (including genetic markers) for these malignancies.


  • Cook, Michael B., Ph.D.
    Molecular epidemiology of esophageal, prostate and testicular cancers. Elucidation of sex differences in cancer incidence.


  • Figueroa, Jonine D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Genetic and non-genetic risk factors and gene-environment interactions for breast and bladder cancers. Identification of markers related to early carcinogenic events in breast tissues.


  • Gierach, Gretchen L., Ph.D.,
    Etiology of hormonally-related female cancers. Molecular epidemiology of mammographic density and breast cancer.



  • Trabert, Britton, Ph.D.
    Dr. Trabert’s research interests concentrate on the role of exogenous and endogenous hormones in cancer, and the relationship between chronic inflammation and gynecologic cancers.


  • Wentzensen, Nicolas, M.D., Ph.D.
    Etiology of cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancer. HPV - related carcinogenesis. Discovery and translation of biomarkers for gynecological cancers. Gene methylation.