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Polly A. Newcomb, PhD, MPH

Research Professor, Epidemiology

Head, Cancer Prevention Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact Information
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080 (M4-B402)
1100 Fairview Avenue N., M4-B402
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Tel: 206-667-3476
Fax: 206-667-7850

Research Interests

My interests are the identification of modifiable risk factors for common cancers--colorectal, breast, and endometrium. Increasingly, my work has focused on better characterizing individuals at risk because of the joint presentation of environmental and genetic factors. Over the past 20 years, I have conducted several large population based case-control studies of cancer etiology. Cases enrolled in these studies now form the basis for cohorts to examine factors associated with survivorship. I am also interested in the observational evaluations of screening efficacy.

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Washington 1986
MPH, Epidemiology, University of Washington 1982

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