cancer prevention
and control


Emerging issues in cancer prevention - Is aspirin ready for prime time?

Michael J. Thun, MD, MS

Vice President, Emeritus
Surveillance and Epidemiology Research
National Home Office
American Cancer Society, Inc.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
6130 Executive Boulevard, Rockville MD
EPN Conference Room G

Dr. Thun received his BA degree from Harvard College in 1970, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1975, and has an MS in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1983. Dr. Thun has worked for 30 years in epidemiology and disease prevention, first as a Medical Officer at the New Jersey State Health Department investigating toxic exposures (1978-80), then as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and staff scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (1980-1988), and later as Director of Analytic Epidemiology for the American Cancer Society (1989-1998), Vice President of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research (1998-2008); and currently as the Vice President, Emeritus of Surveillance and Epidemiology Research (2008 to present). Dr. Thun's research interests cover a wide range of issues, including studies on the potential of aspirin as an anti-cancer agent, alcohol, obesity, the effects of active smoking and environmental tobacco smoke, genetic and environmental risk factors for cancer, and cancer trends. Dr. Thun has authored or coauthored over 350 peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters and published proceedings. He has served on numerous advisory groups for the IOM WHO, IARC, NRC, NCI, and CDC, and is an adjunct professor at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health and the Winship Cancer Center.

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