In these projects, we are investigating the role of genetic ancestry on the risk for and incidence of diseases, and particularly different forms of cancer.
HPV & Cervical Cancer in Argentina
Guarani women with children waiting for medical appointment. Photo Credit: T.G. Schurr
Climatic Droplet Keratopathy
Image from Urrets et al. 2005 Am J Ophthamol 141(4): 744-746 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2005.10.044).
Prostate Cancer in African and African-American Populations
Photo from Chidebe et al. 2019. The Lancet Oncology 20(11): 1489-1491 (https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30625-4).
Figure from Grünewald et al. 2018. Ewing sarcoma. Nat Rev Dis Primers 4, 5 (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41572-018-0003-x)
Laboratory of Molecular Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
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