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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention

Lauren Hurwitz, Ph.D., joined the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) as a Cancer Prevention Fellow in 2018, after earning her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland. For her doctoral research, she evaluated associations between use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and prostate cancer incidence, mortality, and recurrence. She also investigated the relationship between aspirin use and markers of immune cells in prostate tissue.

Dr. Hurwitz is currently examining whether modifiable risk factors modify associations between aspirin use and cancer risk, and studying the etiology of and risk factors for prostate cancer, under the mentorship of Stella Koutros, Ph.D., M.P.H., investigator.