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Dr Manal Hassan

Dr Manal Hassan

Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Manal Hassan trained to become a physician with master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in public health and epidemiology from the University of Texas. Since joining the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center, Dr. Hassan has focused her research on the molecular epidemiology of hepatobiliary cancers in the US, with an emphasis on investigating new risk factors and biomarkers for early detection and cancer prevention. She specifically highlighted the impact of obesity on the risk and clinical outcome of rare cancers including liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, adrenocortical cancer, and neuroendocrine cancer.

Dr. Hassan has been involved in several educational activities and served on the advisory committee for many graduate students. She has also been engaged in the reviewing panels of high impact journals and research funding agencies. She earned several awards from the National Cancer Institute where she has collaborated extensively with investigators inside and outside USA in several translational researches yielding many high impact publications in the field of cancer epidemiology. Currently, she is leading a national consortium to study the epidemiology of liver cancers in North America.

Updated 19 September 2023