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Kathryn L Penney, ScD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Epidemiologist, Medicine, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Research Associate, Epidemiology, Harvard School Of Public Health

Contact Info

Kathryn Penney
Brigham and Women's Hospital
181 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA, 02115
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DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Prostate Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology

Research Abstract

My research investigations focus on identifying risk factors and predictors of prostate cancer development and progression. I am currently involved with large-scale studies to identify genes and genetic variants that can distinguish indolent from lethal prostate cancer at diagnosis. I am particularly interested in combining different types of biological data, such as genetics, RNA and protein expression, to create a more comprehensive picture of the biology of prostate cancer incidence and progression. I am working to explore the relationship of known prostate cancer risk variants with genome-wide expression levels from prostate cancer tissue. I am also further exploring results obtained from developing a mRNA molecular signature of Gleason grade using metabolomics data.


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