Personalized Risk Prediction for Prostate Cancer According to Specific Family History
- Thu, November 29, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
- School of Medicine
- Biomedical informatics
- HSEB 3515B
- 26 S 2000 E (Google Map Link)
- City, State, Zip
- Salt Lake City, UT 84112
- Jo Ann Thompson
Frederick Albright, Ph.D. -
- Event Audience
- Open to Public
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.
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
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.