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Trabert Granted DoD Investigator-Initiated Research Award

, by DCEG Staff

Britton Trabert, Ph.D., M.S., tenure-track investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, has been granted a Department of Defense Investigator-Initiated Research Award for her project proposal, “Making the CASE: Chemopreventive use of ASpirin for ovarian cancer—integrating Epidemiological data to evaluate population subgroups and tumor expression.”

This competitive award of nearly $450,000 over three years will support Dr. Trabert’s investigations into the relationship of daily aspirin use over the life course and ovarian cancer risk using data from the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3); identification of subgroups of women who could most benefit from aspirin chemoprevention; and exploration of mechanisms by which aspirin reduces risk by utilizing tumor tissue from OC3 cohorts. By leveraging and expanding upon the OC3, this investigation will address key questions to inform the development of recommendations for aspirin-based chemoprevention.