As a cancer epidemiologist with a background in basic science, the primary objective of my research program at Mayo Clinic is to improve our overall understanding of urologic malignancies (e.g. renal, prostate and bladder cancers). More importantly, my ultimate goal is to help translate this new understanding into better treatment for our patients and better cancer prevention efforts for the population at large.
My research program combines the classic design and analytic methods of epidemiology with the high resolution capabilities of the basic sciences to peer inside the human cell and examine cancer at a molecular level. Using this combination of disciplines, we are currently conducting investigations to address pressing questions covering the entire natural history of urologic malignancies.
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