School of Public Health

UNT professor receives cancer study grant

Posted Date: January 4, 2012

Swati Biswas, PhD, assistant professor of Biostatistics at the UNT Health Science Center School of Public Health, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a grant from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for a study titled “Preliminary Evidence for a Two-Stage Approach for Adapting BRCAPRO to Primary Clinical Settings.” ┬áBRCAPRO is a widely-used statistical model for predicting the probability of breast cancer genes based on a woman’s family history of breast and ovarian cancers. The long term goal of this project is to adapt BRCAPRO for primary clinical settings.