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Eric Duell, PhD
Eric Duell, PhD

University of North Carolina, PhD 1999
University of California, MS 1992
University of California, BA 1988

Eric J Duell, PhD
Lifestyle, Environment and Cancer Group
International Agency for Research on Cancer
150 cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon cedex 08


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Institutional & Center Affiliations:

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Dartmouth Lung Biology Center
COBRE Project 5

Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Cancer Epidemiology and Chemoprevention Research Program

Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine

Professional Interests: Research: Eric Duell studies cancer susceptibility by investigating the interaction of inherited genetic variation (single nucleotide polymorphisms and haplotypes) with environmental exposures. He is currently studying genetic susceptibility in sporadic pancreas cancer by investigating the interaction of genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair, cell-cycle, and inflammation genes with exposures such as tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, and dietary factors. He is actively involved in an international research consortium of pancreatic cancer that has as one of its goals the pooling of data and samples for a whole-genome association study. He also is conducting a population-based case-control study of lung cancer in New Hampshire and Vermont. The primary goals of this study are to investigate the roles of arsenic, wood smoke, second-hand smoke, genetic susceptibility and interactions in the incidence of lung cancer in women and men from our local community. In the areas of spatial and environmental epidemiology, he is working on collaborative projects to investigate the spatial distribution of human cancers in relation to household radon and other environmental factors in New Hampshire.