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Clarissa Troutman, BS

Specialist, Guideline Development
Early Cancer Detection Science

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Why I joined ACS

I am eager to help in the fight against cancer for everyone, and especially to foster a healthier future for my family and friends who have been greatly affected by cancer.”

At ACS since 2024

Clarissa Troutman, BS, is a specialist in Guideline Development within the Early Cancer Detection Science group. She assists her team to generate systematic reviews to help the American Cancer Society (ACS) develop cancer screening guidelines.

Research focus and accomplishments

My research experience began in my undergraduate education with independent work in both the chemistry and biology departments. For my senior project, I analyzed genetics to understand marine metabolite pathways in the Puget Sound that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. This sparked my passion for contributing to current research.

After graduating, I spent a year doing bench work in a clinical laboratory where I gained experience using molecular testing to detect cancer. My interest in research and cancer led me to the ACS. I focus on evidence synthesis for cancer screening and prevention, which involves systematically reviewing, evaluating, and summarizing scientific evidence about the most effective methods and frequency of testing to help ACS develop its cancer screening guidelines.



Work before ACS

  • ICON Clinical Labs, Laboratory Technician
  • University of Puget Sound, Biology Department Undergraduate Researcher


  • BS: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Minor in Chemistry, University of Puget Sound, 2022

Personal life 

I live in Portland, Oregon, where I enjoy reading, spending time with my cat, doing yoga, and being outside.