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Faculty & Staff Honors

WashU Professor Honored by NCI

Dr. Kimberly Johnson, assistant professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, has been honored by the National Cancer Institute for a paper she co-authored about genetic mutations that increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

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[Photo: Dr. Kimberly Johnson]

The paper, “Integrated analysis of germline and somatic variants in ovarian cancer,” was one of eight chosen as a Research Highlight for 2014 by NCI’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program. The manuscripts were chosen for work deemed to have the greatest potential for scientific and/or public health impact.

Dr. Johnson is also a collaborator at the Genome Institute at the Washington University School of Medicine.

The study was one of the first large-scale studies to comprehensively interrogate all genes for genetic variation that influences ovarian cancer.  It was published Jan. 22, 2014 in Nature Communications.

To read the full list of recognized papers, click: http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/highlights/.