Stephen Schwartz

Professor, Epidemiology



PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1990
MPH Epidemiology, Yale University, 1984



Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080, Room M4-B863
1100 Fairview Ave N.,
PO Box 19024, Mailstop: M4-C308
Seattle, WA 98109
University of Washington
Dept. of Epidemiology
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences F-261F
Seattle, WA 98195

Research Interests

Dr. Schwartz primarily studies the etiology and outcomes of cancer. A major objective of his research is to determine the influence of genetic susceptibility, either alone or in combination with lifestyle and environmental risk factors. Current funded research projects include studies focusing on the genetic and non-genetic risk factors for HPV-cancers and testicular germ cell tumors. Other areas of cancer research focus on molecular markers for oral cancer outcomes and the health and well-being of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors. Among his other responsibilities in the field of cancer epidemiology, he serves as Principal Investigator of the Cancer Surveillance System, a population-based cancer registry at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Association study between polymorphisms in DNA methylation-related genes and testicular germ cell tumor risk.
(2022 Jun 14)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Grasso C, Popovic M, Isaevska E, Lazzarato F, Fiano V, Zugna D, Pluta J, Weathers B, D'Andrea K, Almstrup K, Anson-Cartwright L, Bishop DT, Chanock SJ, Chen C, Cortessis VK, Dalgaard MD, Daneshmand S, Ferlin A, Foresta C, Frone MN, Gamulin M, Gietema JA, Greene MH, Grotmol T, Hamilton RJ, Haugen TB, Hauser R, Karlsson R, Kiemeney LA, Lessel D, Lista P, Lothe RA, Loveday C, Meijer C, Nead KT, Nsengimana J, Skotheim RI, Turnbull C, Vaughn DJ, Wiklund F, Zheng T, Zitella A, Schwartz SM, McGlynn KA, Kanetsky PA, Nathanson KL, Richiardi L

Lifetime prevalence of malignant and benign tumours in companion dogs: Cross-sectional analysis of Dog Aging Project baseline survey.
(2022 May 16)
Vet Comp Oncol
Schwartz SM, Urfer SR, White M, Megquier K, Shrager S, Dog Aging Project Consortium., Ruple A

Risk factors for head and neck cancer in more and less developed countries: Analysis from the INHANCE consortium.
(2022 Mar 24)
Oral Dis
Goyal N, Hennessy M, Lehman E, Lin W, Agudo A, Ahrens W, Boccia S, Brennan P, Brenner H, Cadoni G, Canova C, Chen C, Conway D, Curado MP, Dal Maso L, Daudt AW, Edefonti V, Fabianova E, Fernandez L, Franceschi S, Garavello W, Gillison M, Hayes RB, Healy C, Herrero R, Holcatova I, Kanda JL, Kelsey K, Hansen BT, Koifman R, Lagiou P, La Vecchia C, Levi F, Li G, Lissowska J, Mendoza López R, Luce D, Macfarlane G, Mates D, Matsuo K, McClean M, Menezes A, Menvielle G, Morgenstern H, Moysich K, Negri E, Olshan AF, Pandics T, Polesel J, Purdue M, Radoi L, Ramroth H, Richiardi L, Schantz S, Schwartz SM, Serraino D, Shangina O, Smith E, Sturgis EM, Świątkowska B, Thomson P, Vaughan TL, Vilensky M, Winn DM, Wunsch-Filho V, Yu GP, Zevallos JP, Zhang ZF, Zheng T, Znaor A, Boffetta P, Hashibe M, Lee YA, Muscat JE

Optimal vocabulary selection approaches for privacy-preserving deep NLP model training for information extraction and cancer epidemiology.
Cancer Biomark 33(2): 185-198
Yoon HJ, Stanley C, Christian JB, Klasky HB, Blanchard AE, Durbin EB, Wu XC, Stroup A, Doherty J, Schwartz SM, Wiggins C, Damesyn M, Coyle L, Tourassi GD

A Keyword-Enhanced Approach to Handle Class Imbalance in Clinical Text Classification.
(2022 Jun)
IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 26(6): 2796-2803
Blanchard AE, Gao S, Yoon HJ, Christian JB, Durbin EB, Wu XC, Stroup A, Doherty J, Schwartz SM, Wiggins C, Coyle L, Penberthy L, Tourassi GD

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