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- Adjunct
Kathy Helzlsouer

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Info

Department of Epidemiology, Room E-6132, 615 North Wolfe Street

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology
  • Cancer prevention
  • chemoprevention
  • nutrition and cancer
  • endogenous hormones and cancer
  • cancer risk assessment
Experiences & Accomplishments

Dr. Helzlsouer is a medical oncologist and epidemiologist and is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Helzlsouer is the Director of the Prevention and Research Center, Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Helzlsouer's research interests are focused in cancer etiology and prevention, women's health and clincal translational research.

Honors & Awards

HONORS AND AWARDS Alpha Omega Alpha Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society, Alpha Chapter

1994 Distinguished Alumnus in Medicine, St. Francis University, Loretto, PA

2006 Maryland’s Top 100 Women 2007 Maryland, Health Care Heroes

2008- Chair, Maryland State Council on Cancer Control

Select Publications
  • Gallicchio L, Visvanathan K, Burke A, Hoffman SC, Helzlsouer KJ. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of developing breast cancer in a population-based prospective cohort study in Washington County, MD. Int J Cancer 2007; 121(1): 211-215.

  • Huang HY, Thuita L, Strickland P, Hoffman SC, Comstock GW, Helzlsouer KJ. Frequencies of single nucleotide polymorphisms in genes regulating inflammatory responses in a community-based population. BMC Genet 2007; 8): 7.

  • McSorley MA, Alberg AJ, Allen DS, Allen NE, Brinton LA, Dorgan JF, Pollak M. Tao Y, Helzlsouer KJ. C-reactive protein concentrations and subsequent ovarian cancer risk. Obstet Gynecol 2007; 109(4): 933-941.

  • Gallicchio L, McSorley MA, Newschaffer CJ, Huang HY, Thuita LW, Hoffman SC, Helzlsouer KJ. Body mass, polymorphisms in obesity-related genes, and the risk of developing breast cancer among women with benign breast disease. Cancer Detect Prev 2007; 31(2): 95-101.

  • Rohrmann S, Genkinger JM, Burke A, Helzlsouer KJ, Comstock GW, Alberg AJ, Platz EA. . Smoking and risk of fatal prostate cancer in a prospective U.S. study. Urology 2007; 69(4): 721-725.