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Research interests

Identifying the modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors for cancer as well as the at-risk groups for these factors; utilizing epidemiologic methods to understand the interactions between behavioral and biologic determinants of adverse cancer outcomes; and contributing to the translation of epidemiological findings into behavioral interventions at the individual and population level.


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  • African-specific improvement of a polygenic hazard score for age at diagnosis of prostate cancer

    UKGPCS Collaborators & The PRACTICAL Consortium, Jan 1 2021, In: International Journal of Cancer. 148, 1, p. 99-105 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
    7 Scopus citations
  • Improved survival with post-diagnostic metformin and statin use in a racially diverse cohort of US Veterans with advanced prostate cancer

    Khan, S., Chang, S-H., Hicks, V., Wang, M., Grubb, R. L. & Drake, B. F., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Performance of African-ancestry-specific polygenic hazard score varies according to local ancestry in 8q24

    UKGPCS Collaborators & The PRACTICAL Consortium, 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Predictors of annual prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening among black men: Results from an urban community-based prostate cancer screening program

    Lewis-Thames, M. W., Khan, S., Hicks, V. & Drake, B. F., 2021, In: Journal of Men's Health. 17, 4, p. 78-83 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Publisher Correction: Trans-ancestry genome-wide association meta-analysis of prostate cancer identifies new susceptibility loci and informs genetic risk prediction (Nature Genetics, (2021), 53, 1, (65-75), 10.1038/s41588-020-00748-0)

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    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
    1 Scopus citations