School of Public Health

Chen, Chu

Chu Chen

Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology
Affiliate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

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


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

Contact Info

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


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.


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.

In The News

Washington, Fred Hutch Study Highlights Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Detection, Treatment
ASPPH Friday Letter, 10/22/2015