Polly Newcomb, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Polly Newcomb Ph.D., M.P.H.
faculty member

Polly Newcomb, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Member, Cancer Prevention Program
Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Fax: 206.667.7850
Mailstop: M4-B402

Dr. Polly Newcomb is a cancer epidemiologist who focuses on cancer genetics, etiology, screening and survival. Her work, which has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 30 years, has advanced through many long-term collaborations, large, multi-site case-control studies, the establishment of cohorts and biorepositories, and participation with consortia such as the Colorectal Cancer Family Registry Cohort. Her focus on survival includes a study evaluating the molecular correlates of colon cancer outcomes in clinical trials. Dr. Newcomb has identified numerous new modifiable risk factors (and ways to calculate risk) for breast and colorectal cancer as well as environmental exposures that can impact patients' outcomes after cancer diagnosis. She also studies non-modifiable factors such as genes that may put people at a higher risk of cancer. Together this knowledge of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors helps inform cancer-prevention studies at the population level as well as in the laboratory and clinic. Dr. Newcomb’s eminent career has made a lasting impact on what we know about cancer risk and survival.

For assistance, contact:
Allison Silverman
Office of Dr. Polly Newcomb
1100 Fairview Ave. N., M4-B402
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington School of Public Health

Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986

Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Washington

M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Washington

Current Projects

CORE Family Studies - Colorectal Research in Epidemiology

ACCESS Study – Advanced Colorectal Cancer of Serrated Subtype

Molecular Correlates of Outcomes in Clinical Trials of Colon Cancer

ISACC – The International Survival Analyses of Colorectal Cancer Consortium

Training and Research in Colon Cancer Survival – Cancer Prevention Training: Epidemiology, Nutrition, Genetics & Survivorship

CWLS – Collaborative Women’s Longevity Study

Find A Clinical Trial

For the Media

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