Grant ID RP210037
Awarded On May 19, 2021
Title Systems Epidemiology for Cancer Training Program (SECT Program)
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Research Training
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director Aaron Thrift
Cancer Sites Colorectal, Leukemia, Pancreas
Contracted Amount $3,593,867
Lay Summary

Cancer epidemiology continues to evolve as high-throughput technologies create an exciting interface between epidemiology, molecular biology, and big data science. Bioinformatics is the interdisciplinary field that merges traditional epidemiology with these disciplines to analyze complex biological data. We define this approach as “Systems Epidemiology” by applying novel computational analytics to explore mechanistic underpinnings of epidemiologic studies into cancer risk and outcome, and to translate findings to strategies that mitigate cancer risk. With our outstanding recent CPRIT faculty recruits, we are well suited to propose this expansion of our successful CPRIT training program. T...

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