Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Co-Leader, UNC Lineberger Cancer Epidemiology Research Program
Cancer Epidemiology, Breast Cancer
Area of Interest
Melissa Troester, PhD, professor of Epidemiology with joint appointment in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, leads the CBCS3 project with Shelton Earp, MD, director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is co-leader of the UNC Lineberger Center Scientific Program in Cancer Epidemiology and the director of the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility.
Her research focuses on biomarker development and validation, genomic methods, epidemiologic methods, and breast cancer. She has been leading Carolina Breast Cancer Study molecular research since 2012 and has more than a decade of experience working with genomic data and molecular biology of breast cancer risk and progression.
News and Stories
Cancer center researchers to present latest findings at international breast cancer meeting
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium features presentations outlining basic, translational, clinical and community-based study findings focused on advancing the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
Are more younger women getting breast cancer?
Recent research shows cancer among younger Americans, especially women, is on the rise. UNC Lineberger’s Melissa Troester, PhD, a cancer epidemiologist, breaks down the data and shares what it means for the future of women’s health.
Leading investigators offer ‘highly scientific, but patient-focused’ talks on women’s cancers at symposium
UNC Lineberger’s 46th annual Scientific Symposium brought together more than 350 people in person and virtually to hear talks on the latest research on women’s cancers.
UNC Lineberger researchers present findings at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
UNC Lineberger researchers and colleagues will be presenting the latest findings from basic, translational and clinical studies at the 45th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.