Cancer epidemiologists play a critical role in the study of factors involved in the causes or development of cancers. They represent an important member of the multidisciplinary team of scientists who study behavioral, environmental, infectious, nutritional and/or genetic contributions to the disease. The concentration in Cancer Epidemiology provides curriculum guidance to those students who are interested in the field.  The concentration is intended to provide specialized training to enable PhD students: to describe and characterize the major known determinants of cancer; to describe, locate, analyze and interpret existing data relevant to cancer; to understand the strengths and weaknesses of alternative epidemiologic study designs in the context of cancer research; and to work within a multidisciplinary team to study behavioral, environmental, infectious, nutritional and/or genetic factors involved in cancer etiology.  PhD students work within a multidisciplinary team to study behavioral, environmental, infectious, nutritional and/or genetic factors involved in cancer etiology, and will be able to design, conduct and analyze epidemiologic studies testing hypotheses relevant for cancer.

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Nov 14 2019

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