Darren Brenner

Assistant Professor

Oncology

PhD


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Sarah MacKenzie

Email: sarah.mackenzie4@ahs.ca

Office: 403-521-3708


Research and teaching

Area of Focus

  • Biomarkers for cancer risk prediction

Summary of Research

Dr. Brenner is a molecular cancer epidemiologist in the Departments of Oncology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. His research is focused on the intersection of lifestyle, genetics and molecular pathways in the development of several cancers. Dr. Brenner is currently leading studies to examine the utility of biomarkers in the prediction of cancer risk. We are also examining the impact of lifestyle (obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, poor nutrition) and environmental factors on relevant genetic and molecular pathways in colorectal, breast and lung cancer risk. 


Biography

Dr. Darren Brenner is a molecular cancer epidemiologist and data scientist in the Departments of Oncology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. He leads a program of research focused on using big data and precision health analytics to examine cancer risk and outcomes.

Dr. Brenner is leading several studies to examine the intersection of lifestyle, genetics and clinical variables in the prediction of cancer risk and progression. He is also the Associate Director of Research at the Forzani & MacPhail Colorectal Cancer Screening Centre and the Associate Director for the Oncology Outcomes Research Initiative.