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Chu Chen, PhD, MS

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology (primary department)
Affiliate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Member, Program in Epidemiology, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Contact Information
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080, M5-C800
1100 Fairview Avenue North
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Tel: 206-667-6644
Tel: 206-667-2537

Research Interests
Identification of diagnostic and prognostic markers to aid personalized management of head and neck cancer and the identification of genetic and epigenetic determinants for the susceptibility to cancers of the head and neck, lung, endometrium, breast, prostate and testes.

PhD, Biochemistry, University of Washington 1982
MS, Biochemistry, Ohio State University 1971


Selected Publications
McTiernan A, Wu L, Barnabei VM, Chen C, Hendrix S, Mudugno F-M, Rohan T, Stanczyk F, Wang CY. Relation of demographic factors, menstrual history, reproduction and medication use to sex hormone levels in postmenopausal women. In press. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2007.

Hashibe M, Brennan P, Benhamou S, Castellsague X, Chen C, Curado MP, Maso LD, Daudt AW, Fabianova E, Wunsch-Filho V, Franceschi S, Hayes R, Herrero R, Koifman S, Vecchia CL, Lazarus P, Levi F, Mates D, Matos E, Menezes A, Muscat J, Eluf-Neto J, Olshan A, Rudnai P, Schwartz SM, Smith E, Sturgis EM, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Talamini R, Wei Q, Winn DM, Zaridze D, Zatonski W, Zhang Z-F, Berthiller J, Boffetta P. Alcohol drinking in non-tobacco users and cigarette smoking in nondrinkers: pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology (INHANCE) consortium. In Press. JNCI, 2007.

Mendez E, Fan W, Choi, P, Agoff SN, Whipple M, Farwell DG, Futran ND, Weymuller EA, Zhao LP, Chen C. Tumor-specific genetic expression profiles of metastatic oral squamous cell carcinoma. In Press. Head and Neck, 2007.

Doherty JA, Cushing-Haugen KL, Saltzman BS, Voigt LF, Hill DA, Beresford SA, Chen C, Weiss NS. Long-term use of postmenopausal estrogen and progestin hormone therapies and risk of endometrial cancer. In Press. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2007.

Holt SK, Rossing MA, Malone KE, Schwartz SM, Weiss NS, Chen C. Ovarian cancer risk and polymorphisms involved in estrogen catabolism. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 16:481-9, 2007.

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Washington, Fred Hutch Study Highlights Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Detection, Treatment (ASPPH Friday Letter)
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