I was touched by cancer as a child when one of my aunts died of breast cancer. As I grew up, I realized the importance of equitable access to cancer prevention, early detection, and care. Through my work at the American Cancer Society, I am realizing my goal to make sure every person gets the screening and care they need.”
As a Principal Scientist within Surveillance & Health Equity Science at the American Cancer Society (ACS), Nikita Wagle, PhD, MBBS, MHA, examines emerging trends in cancer incidence, mortality, survival, and disparities in the United States. She is currently involved in the production of Cancer Facts & Figures 2023 and Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2023 publications and their accompanying scientific articles.
For her PhD dissertation, Dr. Wagle examined the impact of the interaction between racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities on hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common type of primary liver cancer) treatment receipt, treatment delay, and overall survival among patients in the US.
Her research interests include:
For a full list of Dr. Wagle’s publications, visit her Google Scholar Page.
I live in Texas with my fiancé and two adopted fur babies, Nova