Thomas Jefferson University

Cancer Risk

As of January 2011, the Division’s funded research included the following:

Genetic Modification of the Relationship between Body Mass Index and Prostate Cancer

Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program
Principal Investigator: Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson 

MicroRNA Genetic Variations as Predictors of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk

Goal: Evaluate the effect of a pilot panel of microRNA-related genetic variations on the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection.

Pennsylvania Department of Health funded study
Principal Investigator: Hushan Yang