Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Washington, Epidemiology, 2010.
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2003.
B.A., Northwestern University, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2001.
Dr. Phipps’ research interests span the fields of cancer epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, and clinical epidemiology. In particular, her work is focused on identifying ways in which cancer survival differs according to aspects of a patient’s lifestyle (e.g., smoking, physical activity) and aspects of tumor biology (e.g., KRAS mutation status, microsatellite instability). Her current projects focus on the relationship between modifiable lifestyle behaviors and survival in individuals with biologically-distinct subtypes of colorectal cancer, and on the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and cancer. She also works closely with the Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO) and other studies to help identify genetic factors and tumor attributes that contribute to colorectal cancer prognosis. In addition to her current work in colorectal cancer survival, she has an interest in molecular subtypes of breast cancer, particularly in risk factors for the poor-prognosis triple-negative subtype of breast cancer.
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