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Christian C. Abnet, Ph.D, M.P.H.


Christian C. Abnet, Ph.D, M.P.H.

Christian C. Abnet, Ph.D, M.P.H.

Organization:National Cancer Institute
Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch
Address:NCI Shady Grove
Room 6E344


Dr. Abnet received a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin in 1998 and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He joined NCI as a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Division of Cancer Prevention in 1998 and became an investigator in the Nutritional Epidemiology Branch in 2005.

Research Interests

  • Etiologic studies of esophageal and gastric cancer
  • Developing exposure markers for nutritional and toxic elements for use in epidemiologic studies
  • Oral health and cancer
  • Early detection methods for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in high-risk populations
  • Member of the DCEG Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers Research Group

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Spotlight on Investigator

Read Christian Abnet's profile (pdf) in the November 2008 Linkage newsletter.