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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Gary Strauss

Professor of Medicine
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Gary Strauss

Professor of Medicine

Office phone: 617-636-5627
Campus: Boston
Education: 
BA, Chemistry, Queens College
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Research synopsis: 

I am particularly interested in the role of the tobacco industry in creating the epidemic of smoking-related lung cancer. I am a strong advocate for lung cancer screening even though public policy organizations have recommended against it. My research indicates that uncritical extrapolation of assumptions that underlie randomized population trials to population-based randomized trials have been responsible for much of the controversy and uncertainty surrounding its use in early cancer detection and prevention.