Available: 10/22/18, Expires: 05/20/19
Our group has several ongoing projects in prostate cancer that are aimed at translation to primary and secondary prevention of the disease. Our group integrates a range of biomarkers -- genetic factors, tumor biomarkers, circulating markers -- to address key questions in prostate cancer etiology as well as prediction and prognostication. The work is highly interdisciplinary, with prostate cancer collaborators across the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center as well as with international colleagues affiliated with the Nordic Twin Study of Cancer as well as the International Registry for Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer (IRONMAN). We have a number of ongoing research projects on which a student could take the lead or contribute depending on interests and background, particularly related to improving risk prediction for lethal prostate cancer, developing genetic signatures for prostate cancer risk factors, analyzing gene expression profiling data, and metabolomics. The student would work closely with a faculty member as well as students, postdocs, research scientists, and junior faculty within the group to define a research question, perform literature review and statistical analyses, interpret results, review medical records for study participants, and draft and publish manuscripts.