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Jennifer R Rider, ScD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School Of Public Health

Contact Info

Jennifer Rider
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: 9th Floor
Phone: 617-432-3040


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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Prostate Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology

Research Abstract

My research interests involve using population-based studies of genetic, circulating, and tumor biomarkers to investigate the role of inflammation and infections in carcinogenesis. In addition to my work in the Harvard-based Health Professionals Follow-up Study and Physicians' Health Study, I collaborate extensively on prostate and penile tumor biomarker studies with clinicians in the Department of Urology at Örebro University Hospital in Sweden. I have utilized data from a large Swedish population-based case-control study (CaPS) and the Physicians’ Health Study to study genetic and circulating biomarkers related to inflammation and prostate cancer outcomes. Supported by a Career Development Award from the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Prostate Cancer SPORE, I am conducting a tissue-based study of predictors and outcomes associated with inflammation and focal atrophy in prostate tumor specimens in large Swedish and US cohorts. I am also a co-investigator in the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer Group 4 (SPCG-4) study, a randomized trial of radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting initiated 1989.


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