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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.

Research & Other Works
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Breast conservation surgery versus total mastectomy among women with localized breast cancer in Soweto, South Africa
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Latent class analysis suggests four distinct classes of complementary medicine users among women with breast cancer
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Vehicular Traffic–Related Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure and Breast Cancer Incidence: The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP)
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Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, traffic-related polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and breast cancer incidence
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Exposure to multiple sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and breast cancer incidence
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Sources of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are associated with gene-specific promoter methylation in women with breast cancer
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Latent class analysis suggests four distinct classes of complementary medicine users among women with breast cancer
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Lung Cancer Risk in White and Black Americans
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Handheld cellular telephones and risk of acoustic neuroma
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Environmental toxins and breast cancer on Long Island. II. Organochlorine compound levels in blood
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Environmental toxins and breast cancer on Long Island. I. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon DNA adducts
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The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project: description of a multi-institutional collaboration to identify environmental risk factors for breast cancer
Smoking and Lung Cancer Risk in American and Japanese Men: An International Case-Control Study
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Handheld cellular telephone use and risk of brain cancer
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Cigarette smoking and large cell carcinoma of the lung
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Assessing bowel preparation quality using the mean number of adenomas per colonoscopy
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Fecal-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Among the Uninsured in Northern Manhattan
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Changes in vitamin and mineral supplement use after breast cancer diagnosis in the Pathways Study: a prospective cohort study
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Breast cancer receptor status and stage at diagnosis in over 1,200 consecutive public hospital patients in Soweto, South Africa: a case series
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Fear and loathing in the Caribbean: three studies of fear and cancer screening in Brooklyn's immigrant Caribbean subpopulations
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Residential Environmental Exposures and other Characteristics Associated with Detectable PAH-DNA Adducts in Peripheral Mononuclear Cells in a Population-Based Sample of Adult Females
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-DNA Adducts and Breast Cancer: A Pooled Analysis
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Risk of Lung Carcinoma Among Users of Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
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Exposure to fogger trucks and breast cancer incidence in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project: a case-control study
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Exposure to fogger trucks and breast cancer incidence in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project: a case–control study
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African-Caribbean cancer consortium for the study of viral, genetic and environmental cancer risk factors
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Genetic polymorphisms in the cyclooxygenase-2 gene, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and breast cancer risk
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Tobacco, alcohol, and p53 overexpression in early colorectal neoplasia
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Use of Self-Care and Practitioner-Based Forms of Complementary and Alternative Medicine before and after a Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
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Shortened surveillance intervals following suboptimal bowel preparation for colonoscopy: Results of a national survey
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Split dose and MiraLAX-based purgatives to enhance bowel preparation quality becoming common recommendations in the US
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A survey of breast cancer physicians regarding patient involvement in breast cancer treatment decisions
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Gastroenterologists' Perceived Barriers to Optimal Pre-Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation: Results of a National Survey
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Use of a Urine Anastrozole Assay to Determine Treatment Discontinuation Among Women With Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study
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Feasibility and efficacy of pairing fecal immunochemical testing with mammography for increasing colorectal cancer screening among uninsured Latinas in northern Manhattan
 
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