Jennifer R Rider, ScD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Instructor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School Of Public Health
DF/HCC Program AffiliationProstate CancerCancer Epidemiology
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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