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Gemma Castaño Vinyals

Gemma Castaño Vinyals got a bachelor inn Environmental Sciences (2000) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and did her PhD (2007) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra within the program of Health and Life Sciences. During her predoctoral studies, she spent some periods abroad in the University of California San Francisco, University of Cincinnati and at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences from Utrecht University.

  • Research Areas

Her doctoral thesis was based in the association between air pollutants and bladder cancer risk, including a part in molecular epidemiology. She has been involved in different air pollution projects. She is currently the Project Manager in a multicase-control study including high incidence tumors in Spain. She also participates in other environmental epidemiology studies such the Prestige-SEPAR study, a study about the health effects of miners and the exposure to diesel exhaust, and another study of the association between use of personal hair dyes and bladder cancer.


  • Selected Publications

Castaño-Vinyals G, Talaska G, Rothman N, Alguacil J, Garcia-Closas M, Dosemeci M, Cantor KP, Malats N, Real FX, Silverman D, Serra C, Carrato A, Tardon A, Garcia-Closas R, Kogevinas M, Vermeulen R. Bulky DNA adduct formation and risk of bladder cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 2007; 16(10):2155-9.

Castaño-Vinyals G, Cantor KP, Malats N, Tardon A, Garcia-Closas R, Serra C, Carrato A, Rothman N, Vermeulen R, Silverman D, Dosemeci M, Kogevinas M. Air pollution and risk of urinary bladder cancer in a case-control study in Spain. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008 Jan; 65(1):56-60. Epub 2007 Jul 18.

Castaño-Vinyals G, D’Errico A, Malats N, Kogevinas M. Biomarkers of exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from environmental air pollution. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2004; 61(4):e12.

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Gemma Castaño Vinyals

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