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Cancer Headlines

Explore the latest public health research and insights about cancer.

Regular screening and vaccinations have made cervical cancer a preventable disease, yet it still takes thousands of lives in the U.S. each year. A cancer epidemiologist explains why.

A Fundamental Discovery About How Gene Activity Is Regulated

Researchers at JHSPH have discovered a fundamental mechanism that regulates gene activity in cells. The newly discovered mechanism targets RNA, or ribonucleic acid, a close cousin of DNA that plays an important role in cellular activity.

Cancer Faculty

Looking for prominent public health experts in the field of cancer? They’re here at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Ashani Weeraratna
Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ashi Weeraratna, PhD, studies how cancer cells move to distant sites and how changes in the normal cells around a tumor contribute to their movement, especially as we age.

Elizabeth Platz
Professor
Epidemiology

Elizabeth A. Platz, ScD, MPH, uses molecular epidemiology to understand the mechanisms of cancer incidence and progression to identify prevention and treatment strategies.

Gypsyamber D'Souza
Professor
Epidemiology

Gypsyamber D’Souza, PhD '07, MS, MPH, researches infectious diseases and cancer prevention, focusing on translational epidemiology to answer patient and policy questions.