Genetic epidemiology of complex traits; cancer health disparities; obesity and cancer risk; gene-environment interactions.
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Study seeks to identify new genes associated with breast cancer risk in African American women.
Genetic associations on BMI were strongest in sedentary postmenopausal women and weakest in women who reported high levels of recreational physical activity.
The projects include introducing genetics to high schoolers, strengthening the STEM workforce and tailoring breast cancer info to African-American women.
Women at the highest genetic risk for fracture benefit the most from hormone therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by UB researchers.