Researcher Profile

Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD

Resident Member, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Full Member, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Member since 2003

Academic Appointment

Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


  • Professor of Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health
  • Chief, Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes
  • Co-Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


Research Interests

  • Racial/ethnic disparities in the epidemiology of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Obesity and cancer risk and survival
  • Food estrogens (phytoestrogens, mycoestrogens) and female hormonal cancers and reproductive outcomes
  • Early determinants of cancer risk, in particular factors affecting pubertal development and breast cancer
  • Development of evidence-based dietary guidelines for cancer prevention and survival


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