M.S. Thesis Presentation

  • Date:
    Apr 03 2014
    02:00pm to 03:00pm
    UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 321

    M.S. Student Abigail Santos will present her thesis, developed with Susan Sturgeon, Committee Chair; Katherine Reeves, Committee Member; and Jing Qian, Committee Member. The thesis is titled "Coffee Consumption and Risk of Lung Cancer in The Women's Health Initiative."

    Abstract: Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer death in women for the past three decades. Although smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer, not all lung cancer deaths in American women are attributed to smoking and the role of dietary exposures remain unclear. In particular, the effect of coffee consumption and tea consumption on lung cancer risk remains inconclusive. We assessed these associations prospectively in 83,777 women between the ages of 50-79 who participated in the WHI Observational Study and did not have a previous history of cancer.

    Please attend. All are welcome.