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Victoria K. Cortessis, Ph.D.
Research performed at: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Specialty/Research Area: Pediatric Urology
Award Year: 1999
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.

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