University of Washington School of Public Health

Polly Newcomb - SPH Faculty Bio

Polly Newcomb

Research Professor, Epidemiology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080 (M4-B402)
1100 Fairview Avenue N., M4-B402
Seattle, WA 98109 -1024
Tel: 206-667-3476

Research Interests

My interests are the identification of modifiable risk factors for common cancers--colorectal, breast, and endometrium. Increasingly, my work has focused on better characterizing individuals at risk because of the joint presentation of environmental and genetic factors. Over the past 20 years, I have conducted several large population based case-control studies of cancer etiology. Cases enrolled in these studies now form the basis for cohorts to examine factors associated with survivorship. I am also interested in the observational evaluations of screening efficacy.

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Epidemiology Biography Page
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PhD   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1986
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1982

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