City of Hope’s Division of Health Analytics works tirelessly to better understand the various causes of cancer. Armed with this powerful knowledge, scientists can more efficiently develop solutions to reduce the risk of cancer, especially in people who possess the greatest likelihood of developing the disease.
James V. Lacey Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., Director of the Division of Health Analytics
Lacey’s work has been key in demonstrating that women using menopausal progestins and estrogens are more likely to develop uterine and ovarian cancer. In addition to leading the expansion of the California Teachers Study, Lacey continues to investigate the ways in which hormones affect the risks of developing uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer and other diseases among women.
Sophia S. Wang, Ph.D., Professor
Wang has focused on epidemiological research in cervical cancer and in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and seeks to better understand the molecular and genetic contributions to cancer causation. Wang investigates the role of immunity and inflammation in cancers among women and is currently expanding the scope of her research to other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect women.