University of Washington School of Public Health

Thomas Vaughan - SPH Faculty Bio

Thomas Vaughan


Professor, Epidemiology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080; Mailstop: M4-B874
1100 Fairview Ave N
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109 -1024
Tel: 206-667-5134

Research Interests

Dr. Vaughan's research interests include environmental and genetic factors in the causation of cancer. Examples include studies of occupational exposure to formaldehyde and wood dust in relation to lung and nasopharyngeal cancer, obesity and use of selected medications in the etiology of esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma, and genetic studies of cancers of the nasopharynx, lung, esophagus, stomach, and kidney. He is also involved in a long-term cohort study of persons with pre-cancerous lesions of the esophagus, in which cell cycle and genetic abnormalities are being used as intermediate markers to facilitate identifying environmental and host factors that increase risk of neoplastic progression.

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Epidemiology Biography Page


MD   University of Illinois, 1978
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1983
BS   Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1974

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