THE DEPARTMENT IN THE NEWS

Dr. Thomas Rohan, MD, PhD

Chairman and Professor

Geoffrey C. Kabat, PhD, MS

Senior Epidemiologist

07/25/2013 - The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a study by Geoffrey C. Kabat, PhD and Thomas Rohan, MD, PhD that was published today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Height was linked to cancers of the breast, colon, endometrium, kidney, ovary, rectum, and thyroid, as well as to multiple myeloma and melanoma. These associations did not change even after adjusting for factors known to influence these cancers. The study included 20,928 women recruited to the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), the largest, multi-site longitudinal study looking at risks among postmenopausal women.

NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/taller-women-more-likely-get-cancer-large-study-finds-6C10746890

USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/25/study-links-women-height-cancer/2576401/

Prevention.com
http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/scary-link-between-height-and-cancer-risk


Dr. Tia Powell, MD

Professor

03/22/2013 - In The Huffington Post, Tia Powell, MD supports a proposal by the FDA to permit new standards for efficacy in research on Alzheimer’s disease. This is her first entry as a blogger for The Huffington Post.


Dr. Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, PhD, RD, CDN

Assistant Professor

01/08/2013 - Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, PhD, RD played an important role in the development of the annual “Best Diets” rankings, which U.S. News and World Report released today. Dr. Mossavar-Rahmani specializes in nutrition assessment and intervention.


Dr. Alyson B. Moadel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

10/18/2012 - New York Daily News features the BOLD (Bronx Oncology Living Daily) Buddies program, which partners newly-diagnosed cancer patients with survivors. Alyson Moadel, Ph.D., founded the support program due in part to her mother’s experience battling breast cancer virtually alone.