New Investigator Publication from Amanda Castel, MD, MPH, and Heather Young, PhD, MPH

March 25, 2015

Amanda Castel, MD, MPH, andĀ Heather Young, PhD, MPH, Associate Professors at the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, recently published a paper in conjunction with their colleagues at the DC Department of Health titled "Trends in Cancer Diagnoses and Survival among Persons with AIDS in a high HIV Prevalence Urban Area". The paper, which was published in the February issue of the journalĀ AIDS Care, linked the DC Department of Health Cancer and HIV/AIDS registries and found that non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), Kaposi's sarcoma and lung cancer were most prevalent among persons with AIDS in DC and that survival was less than one year among those with NHL, oral cavity and lung cancer. The authors concluded that given the high burden of cancer and HIV in DC, early treatment initiation, routine cancer screening and risk reduction through behavioral modification should be emphasized to prevent cancer among HIV-infected persons.