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Mitchell H. Gail, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Biostatistics Branch
Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

THE USE OF BREAST CANCER ABSOLUTE RISK MODELS
IN COUNSELING AND DISEASE PREVENTION

Dr. Gail is Senior Investigator in the Biostatistics Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Gail has pioneered the use of statistical modeling to predict cancer risk and help patients and physicians make decisions in cancer prevention and treatment. The widely-used Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is based on the Gail Model that bears his name. Dr. Gailís work has also addressed clinical trials of lung cancer treatments and preventive interventions for gastric cancer, assessment of cancer biomarkers, and AIDS epidemiology. Dr. Gailís current research focuses on statistical methods for the design and analysis of epidemiologic studies, including studies of genetic factors, and models to predict the absolute risk of disease.

Dr. Gail is a Fellow and former President of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association, the Snedecor Award from the American Statistical Association, the Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science, and the Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Statistical Association.

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Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 to 10:00 A.M.
Location: 227 East 30th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Translational Research Building
1st floor, Seminar Room 120
New York, New York

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