Focus Areas

Tobacco Control

  • Long-standing world-class expertise in tobacco research
    • Product testing
    • Biomarker development and application
    • Translation to policy

Environmental Causes of Cancer

  • Our expertise in biomarkers relevant to environmental pollution
    • Volatile toxicants and combustion byproducts
    • Metals
    • Inflammation and oxidative stress
    • Cortisol (psychosocial stress)
  • Center for Cancer Epidemiology (Mumbai)
    • Multiple ongoing cohorts (lung, esophageal, cervical, etc.)
    • Thousands of biological samples
    • Genetic data
  • Ongoing laboratory capacity efforts at ACTREC

Infectious Agents and Cancer

  • Our Strength
    • Institute of Molecular Virology
    • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
    • Coordinating Center for Biometric Research
    • Opportunities for collaboration in training of LMIC emerging leaders in oncology research 
      • Established Gynecologic Oncology fellowship training in Ethiopia (Dr. Ghebre)
      • Feb 2020, Organized African Regional Gynecology Oncology Fellowship Conference in Ethiopia (supported by International Gynecologic Cancer, German Society of Gynaecological Oncology, Ethiopian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
      • Dr. Ghebre is member of African Cancer Coalition and director of Gynecology Oncology Group within AORTIC
      • Institutional collaboration with University of Botswana and University of Rwanda to support Gynecologic Oncology Training