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Curtis C. Harris, MD

Curtis C. Harris, MD

National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

Class of 2021

Scientific Areas of Expertise: Cancer Biomarkers; Cancer Risk Assessment; Epidemiology

For essential contributions to cancer risk assessment and epidemiology, and identification of cancer biomarkers; for defining the environmental and molecular drivers of carcinogenesis, including linking aflatoxin B1 exposure to increased hepatocellular carcinoma risk in individuals who express particular p53 tumor suppressor mutations; and for demonstrating that childhood secondhand smoke exposure directly correlates with an increased risk of lung cancer in adult nonsmokers, specifically those harboring MBL2 mutations.