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Collaborating with their colleagues in both hemispheres, UB researchers are conducting a case control study of breast cancer in Puerto Rico and implementing the first large-scale cervical cancer screening project in northeast India.

Photo provided by Jo L. Freudenheim

Breast Cancer in Puerto Rico

Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD

Location: Puerto Rico
Department
: Epidemiology and Environmental Health

In conjunction with researchers at the University of Puerto Rico, Freudenheim is conducting a case control study of breast cancer in Puerto Rico. They are examining factors that can explain the increase in breast cancer incidence there. In particular, they are studying diet, diet in adolescence, physical activity, sun exposure and other early life exposures.

Cancer Screening

Photo provided by Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Arthur Goshin, MD, MPH

Location: India
Department: Office of Global Health Initiatives; available for faculty and student collaboration, as well as for on-site global health fellowships funded through the Office of Global Health Initiatives. 

In partnership with the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, this study developed and implemented the first large-scale cervical cancer screening project in northeast India. A screening for oral cancer is now under development.

 

Online Cancer Screening Modules

Arthur Michalek, PhD, FACE, Professor

Location: Middle East and North Africa
Department: Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Michalek is developing online modules for cancer screening in the Middle East and building a research and training program in North Africa.

Cancer Screening Clinic

Arthur Michalek, PhD, FACE, Professor

Location: Nigeria
Department: Epidemiology and Environmental Health

In partnership with a colleague at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Michalek is establishing a cancer clinic in Nigeria for prevention, screening, and treatment.