Ana Robles Verified Researcher

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I am a Staff Scientist at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, focused in the molecular epidemiology of lung cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-associated deaths worldwide. I am particularly interested in the changes that occur to genes in the early stages of lung cancer development caused by mechanisms that are not dependent on DNA sequence mutations (epigenetic). Understanding these changes may help clinicians better identify the diagnostic and treatment options.