Alan R. Kristal

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Associate Head
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Epidemiology
Professor
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer Prevention
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
P.O. 19024, M4-B402
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 667-4686
Fax: (206) 667-7850
akristal@fhcrc.org

Degrees

Dr.P.H., Columbia University, Epidemiology, 1983.
M.P.H., Northwestern University, Community Medicine, 1979.
M.S., Framingham State College, Nutrition, 1976.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in nutritional epidemiology, including the etiologic relationships between diet and cancer and implementation and evaluation of public health nutrition interventions. Current projects include studies on: (1) diet, dietary supplements and prostate cancer risk; (2) diet and neoplastic progression of Barrett's esophagus; (3) low-fat diet and breast cancer survival; and (4) dietary supplement use and cancer risk.

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Society of Preventive Oncology
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Recent Publications

2014
Schenk, JM, Till CA, Tangen CM, Goodman PJ, Song X, Torkko KC, Kristal AR, Peters U, Neuhouser ML.  2014.  Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d concentrations and risk of prostate cancer: results from the prostate cancer prevention trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 23(8):1484-93. Abstract
Gurel, B, Lucia SM, Thompson IM, Goodman PJ, Tangen CM, Kristal AR, Parnes HL, Hoque A, Lippman SM, Sutcliffe S et al..  2014.  Chronic Inflammation in Benign Prostate Tissue Is Associated with High-Grade Prostate Cancer in the Placebo Arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Kristal, AR, Till CA, Song X, Tangen CM, Goodman PJ, Neuhouser ML, Schenk JM, Thompson IM, Meyskens FL, Goodman GE et al..  2014.  Plasma Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer Risk; Results from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Brasky, TM, Thompson IM, King IB, Kristal AR.  2014.  Response.. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 106(4):dju021.
2013
Hastert, TA, Beresford SAA, Patterson RE, Kristal AR, White E.  2013.  Adherence to WCRF/AICR Cancer Prevention Recommendations and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
2012
Kristal, AR, Till C, Tangen CM, Goodman PJ, Neuhouser ML, Stanczyk FZ, Chu LW, Patel SK, Thompson IM, Reichardt JK et al..  2012.  Associations of Serum Sex Steroid Hormone and 5α-Androstane-3α,17β-Diol Glucuronide Concentrations with Prostate Cancer Risk Among Men Treated with Finasteride.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Brasky, TM, Crowe FL, Kristal AR.  2012.  n-3 Fatty acids and prostate cancer risk.. The British journal of nutrition. 108(9):1721.
Navarro, SL, Brasky TM, Schwarz Y, Song X, Wang CY, Kristal AR, Kratz M, White E, Lampe JW.  2012.  Reliability of Serum Biomarkers of Inflammation from Repeated Measures in Healthy Individuals.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 21(7):1167-70. Abstract