Dr. Edward Peters, Director & Faculty in Epidemiology, study featured in New York Time’s Article “Lawsuits Over Baby Powder Raise Questions About Cancer Risk”
The New York Time’s article published on May 23, 2016 featured the finding by Dr. Edward Peters research and publication “Association between Body Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer: the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES)”.
This scientific article was published May 12, 2016 in the American Association for Cancer Research Journal. Epidemiologic studies indicate increased ovarian cancer risk among women who use genital powder, but this has not been thoroughly investigated in African American (AA) women, a group with a high prevalence of use. To read the New York Times article click here. To read the American Association for Cancer Research Journal click here.