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Shama ViraniShama Virani, PhD '14 receives Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Breast cancer is the largest contributor towards the global cancer burden in women—especially in Thailand, where rates of the disease are significantly increasing. Dr. Shama Virani, PhD '14, hopes to stop this trend. As a newly selected 2015-2016 Fogarty Global Health Fellow, she will move to the country to collaborate with Dr. Hutcha Sriplung of Prince of Songkla University to design and implement a breast cancer case-control study. The study aims to characterize risk factors for breast cancer in the southern Thai population and determine the prevalence of certain hormone receptors, which can also increase one’s likelihood of getting the disease.


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