Dr. Kent Hoskins is a VST Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine in the division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. As the director of the UIC Familial Breast Cancer Program, Dr. Kent Hoskins focuses on the assessment of breast cancer risk. Utilizing both population studies and molecular approaches, he has developed strategies to reduce breast cancer mortality by better identifying high-risk individuals. He also examines the disparity in breast cancer mortality between African American women and those of other racial demographics, paying particular attention to environmental factors that lead to the development of aggressive breast cancer. Dr. Hoskins strives to understand the ethical, psychosocial and behavioral issues in personalized medicine and cancer risk prediction for minority women. He is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in medical oncology.His research is focused on breast cancer, genetics, risk assessment and racial disparities.