Ethan Ring is a third year Masters student in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. His research interests include environmental carcinogens and their role in cancer development. Ethan will be presenting a poster from his graduate work at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference on the association between potential asbestos exposure and breast cancer risk in Atlantic Canada.
This work utilized baseline and follow-up data from 8,160 female Atlantic PATH participants and is part of a larger study led by Dr. Cindy Feng on Predictive Modeling and Geographical Analysis of Cancer Incidence in the Atlantic Region.
Ethan’s Master’s supervisor is Dr. Cindy Feng, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Affiliate Scientist (Research), Nova Scotia Health, and Affiliate Scientist, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. Additional committee members include Dr. Leah Cahill, Dr. Nathalie St-Jacques, Dr. Ellen Sweeney, and Dr. Robin Urquhart.
Posters will be up for the duration of the conference and during viewing sessions on Sunday, November 12, from 12–1:30 pm AST and Monday, November 13, from 1:10–2:40 pm AST.