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Dr. Shelia Zahm Hoar

Epidemiologist

National Cancer Institute

HQ Phone: (301) 435-3848

National Cancer Institute

6116 Executive Blvd. Room 3036A

Bethesda, Maryland 20892

United States

Company Description

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of eight agencies that compose the Public Health Service (PHS) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NCI, established under the Nationa ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Deputy Director Division
Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics National Cancer Institute

Epidemiologist
National Academy of Sciences

Affiliations

Adjunct Faculty Member
George Washington University

Strategic Advisory Board Member
Social & Scientific Systems Inc

Board Member
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Staff Fellow
National Cancer Institute

Education

doctorate
epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

Web References (53 Total References)


"It is always worth making the ...

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"It is always worth making the point that tobacco is the most important exposure to try to eliminate," but that message shouldn't preclude investigation of other exposures, says Shelia Hoar Zahm, deputy director of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute.


"We know a lot about what ...

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"We know a lot about what causes cancer on a population level," says Shelia Zahm, ScD, deputy director of the division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. "But with rare exception, we can't say on an individual level, 'This caused your tumor.'"

Even the most wicked environmental carcinogens must still find an accomplice within a person's own DNA, she adds.
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For example, says Zahm, the lymphoma-causing properties of certain pesticides were first suspected after looking at maps. "The cancer maps showed this red belt down rural areas in the center of the U.S.," Zahm says.
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Zahm asks.
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"What reporter is going to write a story that says, 'Small Study Finds Nothing,'" Zahm says.


CureToday.com: Winter 2011 Article - "Connecting the Dots: Why It's So Hard to Pin Down Environmental Causes of Cancer"

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"We know a lot about what causes cancer on a population level," says Shelia Zahm, ScD, deputy director of the division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute. "But with rare exception, we can't say on an individual level, 'This caused your tumor.'"

Even the most wicked environmental carcinogens must still find an accomplice within a person's own DNA, she adds.
...
For example, says Zahm, the lymphoma-causing properties of certain pesticides were first suspected after looking at maps. "The cancer maps showed this red belt down rural areas in the center of the U.S.," Zahm says.
...
Zahm asks.
...
"What reporter is going to write a story that says, 'Small Study Finds Nothing,'" Zahm says.


"It is always worth making the ...

www.drbuttar.com [cached]

"It is always worth making the point that tobacco is the most important exposure to try to eliminate," but that message shouldn't preclude investigation of other exposures, says Shelia Hoar Zahm, deputy director of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute.


"It is always worth making the ...

www.drbuttar.com [cached]

"It is always worth making the point that tobacco is the most important exposure to try to eliminate," but that message shouldn't preclude investigation of other exposures, says Shelia Hoar Zahm, deputy director of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute.

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