Swede Recognized for Cancer Prevention Research

Helen Swede, Ph.D.
Helen Swede, Ph.D.

An abstract submitted by Helen Swede, Ph.D., Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, and colleagues at the Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center,  was recognized as one of the top 15 in the area of Cancer Prevention at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Conference.

Swede presented the poster entitled “Modified Dietary Inflammatory Index and Increased Number of Colonic Aberrant Crypt Foci” at the meeting in Philadelphia on April 18-22.  Dietary intake data were analyzed from 130 colonoscopy patients at the Colon Cancer Prevention Program (CCPP) of the Neag Cancer Center.

AACR is the largest organization for cancer research in the world, and there were over 18,000 attendees at the conference with over 6,000 posters presented.

Co-authors were: Valerie Duffy, Ph.D. (Nutrition Sciences, Storrs); Daniel Rosenberg, Ph.D. (Molecular Medicine and director of CCPP); Mastaneh Sharafi, M.S. (Nutritional Sciences, Storrs); Rong Wu, M.S. (CICATS Biostatistics Center); David Drew, Ph.D. (Molecular Medicine); Thomas Devers, M.D. (Gastroenterology and CCPP ); and Richard Stevens, Ph.D. (Community Medicine and Health Care and CCPP).