Elisa Bandera, MD, PhD

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Elisa Bandera

Professor and Chief, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes; Unilever Chair for the Study of Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention of Chronic Disease; Cancer Prevention and Control Program Co-Leader

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Dr. Bandera is Professor and Chief of Cancer Epidemiology, Unilever Chair for the Study of Diet and Nutrition in the Prevention of Chronic Disease; and Cancer Prevention and Control Program Co-Leader at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey; and Professor of Medicine at Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University. Dr. Banderas major research interests include the impact of obesity and body composition and related factors on breast and ovarian cancer risk, treatment outcomes and survival, with a focus on cancer health disparities. Dr. Bandera has led multiple NIH-funded epidemiologic studies of breast and ovarian cancer and has served in numerous advisory boards and expert panels for several organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF). Dr. Bandera has contributed to the the development of nutritional guidelines for cancer prevention and survival at a national and global scale. She served as a member of the International Expert Panel for the WCRF/AICR Third Expert Report on Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: A Global Perspective. She has also served as a member of the American Cancer Societys Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention and Survival Advisory Committees since 2006, including the recent update for cancer survivors.

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