Full Professor Gad Rennert

Gad Rennert
Professor and Chairman, Dept. Community Medicine and Epidemiology, Carmel Medical Center and B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion and Director, Clalit National Cancer Control Center
972-4-825 0474
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7 Michal St.Haifa 34362, Israel

About the Labratory:


University of the Negev, Beer Sheba, Israel


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA









Epidemiology/Public Health


My research interests are in molecular/genetic cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention and screening and in molecular or personalized targeted medicine. A particular area of focus of my work has been the interaction between behavioral / environmental risk factors for cancer, and between genetic events (mutations, polymorphisms, variants, gene-expression) in the causation of breast, colorectal, lung, gynecological, pancreato-hepato-biliary and other cancers. Cancer chemoprevention studies are another focus of my scientific work. In addition, I am studying and coordinating the cancer screening activities on a national level in Israel (from policy to implementation-adherence, quality and outcomes), and studying unique founder mutations leading to cancer through the Familial Cancer Consultation Service which cares for thousands of mutation carriers. My work involves a deep epidemiological evaluation of more than 40,000 study participants combined with massive genetic testing using RT-PCR, Sanger sequencing, deep next-generation sequencing, microarray testing, multi-gene expression panels studies, Onco-chip multi-SNP panel, whole exome analysis and other laboratory techniques.