Career Summary: Dr. Cortessis is Assistant Professor of Research at USC Keck School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1993.
Year STOP CANCER Award was received: 1999 Seed Grant
Details of research performed with funding from Stop Cancer:
Dr. Cortessis is researching urinary bladder and colorectal
tumors in children and adults.
Results of research: Dr. Cortessis has conducted case-control studies in which histories of diseased patients are tracked and compared statistically with those of a control group without the disease. She has examined risk factors such as genetic inheritance, meat and water intake, and alcohol consumption.