Institute scientists engage in:
- Software development (UserGateWay) to link patient cancer data with environmental risks in time. (JM Hock, C Farah with Persistent System)
- Biobanking research to better understand health disparities in Maine (JM Hock, C Farah, DG Morrison with S Zahm, NCI)
- Eco-epidemiology studies using geographic information science (GIS) to understand environmental risks associated with high rates of respiratory diseases and lung cancer in Maine (JM Hock & C Farah, MIHGH with HD Hosgood, NCI.
- Studies of molecular mechanisms triggered by environmental exposures.
- Lung carcinogenesis and FOXM1 (PI: X Li)
- Breast cancer and DNA repair (PI: D Hoelz, Ph.D.)
Maine has among the highest age-adjusted cancer incidence rates in the US
Age-adjusted cancer incidence per 100,000 persons per year, 2004.
C Farah, P Laub, JM Hock, 2009