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Alfred I. Neugut

Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research (in Medicine); Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Epidemiology Department, Hematology, Division of
Office: 
722 West 168th Street, Room 725 New York, NY 10032
Email: 
ain1@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-305-9414
Biography

As a both a practicing medical oncologist and cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Alfred Neugut's major interests have been on GI tract cancers, notably the epidemiology of colorectal adenomas and cancer, as well as colonoscopic screening. He serves as co-principal investigator of the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project, a large multi-center effort to explore environmental causes of breast cancer on Long Island. Most recently, his efforts have focused on more clinical topics, such as the epidemiology of second malignanicies and the use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy among elderly cancer patients. Dr. Neugut focuses a great deal on racial disparities in incidence and survival from cancer and, in particular, variations across subgroups of people of African descent. He leads two large training grants in cancer-related population sciences that together fund 15 pre and postdoctoral trainees in cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health sciences, and serves as a mentor to a number of junior faculty.

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