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Adriana Vidal PhD

Adriana C. Vidal PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Vidal obtained a PhD in biology in Argentina, and was shortly awarded a NIH Fogarty International Fellowship to perform postdoctoral basic science training in the U.S. She specialized in biochemistry and cell biology at Dartmouth Medical School, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University Medical Center. She is an assistant professor of Surgery, in the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine.

Her current research interest focuses on environmental exposures that may influence cancer racial disparities in minority populations. Both cervical and prostate cancers disproportionally affect women and men of African descent. She leads epidemiologic studies on environmental, infectious, and dietary exposures linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and prostate carcinogenesis.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Obesity and Long-Term Survival After Radical Prostatectomy