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Publications in VIVO

Berwick, Marianne Distinguished Professor


selected publications

research overview

  • Dr. Berwick is currently working on several areas of melanoma etiology and progression.  She and her colleagues are bringing together a new consortium, InterMEL, that consists of 18 sites in 4 countries with more than 16,000 melanoma patients with annotation, germline DNA and more than 6,000 tumors.  This consortium will provide a platform for new grant ideas that focus on survival with melanoma, in particular genetic factors associated with survival.  She is also continuing the GEM (Genes, Environment and Melanoma) study, where we have DNA and full annotation for 3,580 individuals with melanoma and 1,500 tumors.  In this study, the focus continues on risk and survival.  Other work is investigating risk factors for nevus formation, the strongest risk factor for melanoma development.  She is also working with two large cohort studies, one in Colorado and one in Framingham, Massachusetts, to follow young individuals over time to catalog the development of nevi.  In addition, she is also conducting some skin cancer prevention work with Dave Buller in Colorado by developing a smart phone app for sun protection.  She was recently awarded the highest faculty rank at the University of New Mexico, that of Distinguished Professor.


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