Dr. Janet Stanford recently completed a three-month sabbatical with the Hormonal and Reproductive Epidemiology Branch (HREB). Dr. Stanford is a full member in the Public Health Sciences Division and co-head of the Program in Prostate Cancer Research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as a research professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. Before joining the University of Washington in 1986, she earned an R.N. from Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, a B.S. from the Georgia State University School of Nursing, an M.P.H. from the Emory University School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Environmental Epidemiology Branch (the predecessor of HREB). Dr. Stanford is an expert in the epidemiology of prostate cancer, having completed many landmark studies assessing environmental, lifestyle, and genetic risk factors for the disease. During her visit to HREB, she shared her expertise on the identification and validation of biomarkers for aggressive prostate cancer.