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Kathryn L. Terry, ScD

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Epidemiologist, Ob/Gyn Epidemiology Center, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Contact Info

Kathryn Terry
Brigham And Women's Hospital
221 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Room RF368
Phone: 617-732-8596
Fax: 617-732-4899


Bernadette Aidonidis
Administrative Assistant
Ob/Gyn Epidemiology Center
Brigham And Women's Hospital
221 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-732-4895
Fax: 617-732-4899

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Gynecologic Cancers
Cancer Epidemiology

Research Abstract

I am interested in how common genetic variation influences risk of ovarian and endoemtrial cancer. I am currently looking at how commonly occurring genetic variants, called polymorphisms, in the IGF and telomere maintenance pathways are associated with ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study (Daniel Cramer, PI). In addition, I plan to evaluate how polymorphisms influence ovarian cancer survival and how telomere length may predict ovarian cancer risk. For endometrial cancer, I am studying whether a functional polymorphism (SNP309) in the MDM2 gene is associated with endometrial cancer risk in a well established cohort (the Nurses' Health Study).


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