Three generations of African American women.

Projects focus on better understanding the factors related to the causation of cancer. For example, a study of African American families with a history of breast cancer will add to our understanding of the genetics of this disease and potentially lead to preventive measures.

  • Exemestane vs. Placebo in Postmenopausal Women at Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
    This is an ongoing, multi-center randomized clinical trial for breast cancer prevention in high risk postmenopausal women.
  • FRY in Inhibiting EMT and Its Anti-Invasion/Metastasis Effects in Breast Cancer
    This study will examine the molecular mechanisms of the FRY gene in inhibiting breast cancer progression and invasions, metastasis and explore the diagnostic and therapeutic effects of FRY in breast cancer.
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Cancer Epidemiology at UB
    In collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health will focus on expanding and enriching the department’s current training program in cancer.
  • Randomized Trial of Cocoa Flavanols and Multivitamins in the Reduction of CVD and Cancer
    The study will test whether the effect of a concentrated cocoa extract can help reduce heart disease and stroke and whether commonly used multivitamin supplements can help reduce the risk of cancer, particularly in older women.
  • Women's Health Initiative Regional Center
    This is a clinical trial and observational study with primary aims to determine how hormone therapy, diet and calcium/vitamin D affect risk of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, and to determine the longer term effects of these interventions.