Associate Professor Guy Eslick
Associate Professor of Surgery and Cancer Epidemiology
My research has primarily focused on determining risk factors and understanding the epidemiology of gastrointestinal diseases for the most part upper gastrointestinal cancers, predominantly, esophageal cancer and related disorders. I am also interested in understanding the epidemiology of Rare Cancers.
United States. (Brigham and Womens Hospital) I am currently collaborating with Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, from the Brigham and Womens Hospital, Department of Surgical Oncology. In this collaboration, I am leading a group that is undertaking data analysis of the Adenoma Prevention with Celecoxib (APC) Trial. This research involves a number of different prospective analyses to determine risk factors (dietary and others) associated with this precursor for colorectal cancer. The current project involves an assessment of the role of red blood cell folate, dietary folate and supplemental folate in the recurrence of colorectal adenomas among this cohort of patients. I am currently preparing the first manuscript from this collaboration. This project represents an excellent opportunity to be involved with a patient-based cohort study and to learn from colleagues from other institutions such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York..
United States. (Harvard School of Public Health) At Harvard, my research focused on examining risk factors for the development of cancer. The main focus of this work was to determine the risk factors and etiological factors associated with the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma cancer among the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Studies. This work is under the supervision of Dr Edward Giovannucci in the Department of Nutrition. So far, this project has generated evidence from the Nurses Health Study to support the role of obesity and smoking as significant risk factors in the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma cancer. This work is ongoing and will also look at additional risk factors including medications, oral hygiene, alcohol and diet as well as some potential novel risk factors..