Dr. Helena Furberg is a molecular cancer epidemiologist dedicated to identifying modifiable exposures that are associated with urologic cancer risk and prognosis. She has established large-scale cohort studies that investigate how biochemically-verified nicotine exposure impacts recurrence risk among non-muscle invasive bladder cancer patients (funded through the American Cancer Society), and how body composition features influence clinical outcomes among clear cell renal cell cancer patients (funded by the National Cancer Institute). She actively engages in collaborations with physician-scientists to investigate the molecular underpinnings of the obesity paradox in kidney cancer, as well as identifying transcriptomic subtypes of bladder cancer. Dr. Furberg received her master’s and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed post-doctoral fellowships in Genetics and in Molecular Epidemiology at UNC and Mt. Sinai Cancer Center, respectively.
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