Personalized Risk Prediction for Prostate Cancer According to Specific Family History

When
Thu, November 29, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
College
School of Medicine
Department
Biomedical informatics
Location
HSEB 3515B
Address
26 S 2000 E (Google Map Link)
Suite
3515B
City, State, Zip
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Contact
Jo Ann Thompson
(801) 213-3242
Speakers
Frederick Albright, Ph.D. -
Event Audience
Open to Public

Abstract:
A family history of prostate cancer (PC) is a key risk factor for the disease and may inform targeted screening strategies. The impact on one's risk of PC according to the number and degree of relatives with the disease is uncertain. We sought to provide risk estimates for PC based on specific family history data obtained from a statewide cancer registry linked to detailed genealogy data.

Speaker Bio:
Frederick Albright, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah
Director for Graduate Studies, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research and Health Policy
Ph.D. 1996, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Medical Informatics
Research Interests:
Elementary Genetic Epidemiological analysis of common diseases underpinned by analytical tools of Statistical Genetics to discern genetic and/or familial predispositions to cancer, pain syndromes, infectious diseases, and other conditions.
Cancer relative risk assessment based upon extended genealogical (familial constellations) and family medical histories in conjunction with other factors that might modulate risk significantly.
Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research in Cancer.

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