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Ruth Etzioni, PhD


Affiliate Professor, Biostatistics and Health ServicesFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonCoordinating Principal Investigator, CISNET Prostate Cancer Group


Dr Ruth Etzioni is a biostatistician who specializes in the modeling cancer progression and outcomes. For the last ten years she has modeled prostate cancer detection and treatment with the goal of identifying the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening and developing population screening policies.  Dr Etzioni serves or has served on several national prostate cancer policy panels including the American Cancer Society’s panel for the early detection of prostate cancer, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the American Urology Association’s PSA panel. She has been a faculty member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center since 1994 and has a PhD in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.