Darlene Brunzell, Ph.D.
Massey Cancer Center research program membership
Cancer Prevention and Control (co-leader)
Massey Cancer Center leadership roles
Program co-leader, Cancer Prevention and Control
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine
PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (1999)
Awards and honors
University Leadership Award, 1990, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Quitting smoking is the most impactful behavioral change that individuals can make to prevent cancer and improve cancer prognosis. With the ultimate goal of developing novel therapeutics for tobacco cessation, my cancer prevention research focuses on the mechanisms of diverse nicotinic receptor subtype contributions to behaviors that support tobacco and alcohol use, which impacts our most vulnerable cancer populations.
Disease focus of research
Breast, Brain & nervous system, Colorectal, Head & neck, Hepatic, Respiratory/lung
Addiction,Animal models,Biomarkers,Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Chemical biology,Community health,Health outcomes,Signal transduction,Tobacco,Translational science
Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)
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