Marian L. Neuhouser

Appointments and Affiliations

 
 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention Program
Member
 
 
Professional Headshot of Marian L. Neuhouser

Mailing Address

1100 Fairview Ave North, M4-B402
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 667-4797
Fax: (206) 667-7850
mneuhous@fhcrc.org

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Washington, Nutritional Sciences, 1996.
B.S., University of California, Davis, Nutrition, 1980.

Research Interests

My research focus is diet and physical activity in relation to energy balance and cancer risk. My research projects include both observational and intervention studies. In addition, part of my research focus is on methodological research to improve methods of diet and physical activity assessment and the extent to which biological markers can improve upon measures of self-report. Current projects include a randomized cross-over feeding study of low and high glycemic load diets and their effect on cancer suseptibility biomarkers. A subset of the feeding study subjects participate in a postprandial study to test the effects of the study diets on metabolic parameters throughout the day. Both of these studies are part of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC). In the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) we are investigating metabolic biomarkers and insulin resistance in relation to prostate cancer risk. In a multi-site cohort of breast cancer suvivors (the Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle Study), we are examining the role of vitamin D and breast cancer progression and prognosis.

Languages

Reading, Writing, Speaking

Portuguese: Fluent, Fluent, Fluent
French: Functional, Basic, Basic
Spanish: Basic, Basic, Basic

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research
American Dietetic Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Preventive Oncology

Honors and Awards

1999, JACN Best Scientific Paper Award, The American College of Nutrition, Folate and Neural Tube Defects

 

Recent Publications

2014
Sturgeon, SR, Doherty A, Reeves KW, Bigelow C, Stanczyk FZ, Ockene JK, Liu S, Manson JE, Neuhouser ML.  2014.  Urinary Levels of Melatonin and Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer: Women's Health Initiative Observational Cohort.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
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
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
2013