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12-19-2013 DCEG Seminar: FARE Part 4 - RESCHEDULED


Presentations by NIH FARE Winners – Part IV of IV

Kristin Guertin, M.P.H., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Title: Metabolomics in Nutritional Epidemiology: Identifying Serum Metabolites Associated with Usual Diet


Stella Koutros, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, DCEG, NCI

Title: Pesticide use, gene-pesticide interactions and risk of prostate cancer in the Agricultural Health Study

Prostate cancer is elevated among farm populations, thus evaluating the influence of exposure to specific pesticides as well as how genetic variation, identified from genome-wide association studies of prostate cancer, modifies the association between pesticides and prostate cancer is of interest.  The Agricultural Health Study provides an opportunity to evaluate specific pesticide-prostate cancer associations and to look at associations with important disease subtypes like aggressive prostate cancer.  Genome-wide association studies have identified loci that also confer risk and may interact with pesticide exposure.  This talk will show important interactions between two factors that independently influence prostate cancer risk, pesticides and genetics, in a cohort of highly-exposed pesticide applicators using superiorly characterized exposure information and will help inform our understanding of potential mechanisms by which pesticides might influence risk.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Time and Location: 

10:30 to 11:30 AM  Shady Grove Room 6E 032-034*  (Note different room location)