Professor, Medicine; Clinical Professor, Epidemiology
Area of interest
Dr. Ransohoff's primary research interest is in improved methods of colon cancer screening. He has published extensively on the use of colonoscopy screening and surveillance, fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, and virtual colonoscopy; his most recent work concerns stool DNA testing, serum proteomics, and the development and assessment of other new 'omics' methods to screen for cancer. Working with NCI's EDRN (Early Detection Research Network) and others, he is leading a multi-center study about serum proteomics to diagnose colon cancer. At UNC he has directed the K30 faculty development program since its inception in 1999, helping train junior faculty build careers in clinical and translational research.