John D. Potter

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Director of International Research, Appointed: 2007
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention Research Program
Co- Program Head, Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, Appointed: 2002
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Epidemiology
Professor, Appointed: 1994
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention Research Program
Member, Appointed: 1994
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention
AACR
Co-Editor-in-Chief
Professional Headshot of John D. Potter

Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
M4-B814
P.O. Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 667-4683
Fax: (206) 667-7959
jpotter@fhcrc.org

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Queensland, Epidemiology, 1984.
M.B.B.S., University of Queensland, 1971.

Research Interests

Major interests:
The etiology and prevention of cancer, with a particular emphasis on the epidemiology, biology, early detection, and prevention of colon cancer.

The role of diet in carcinogenesis; for the last 10 years, I have been paying particular attention to the aspects of diet (and physical activity) that reduce risk - notably plant foods and the many compounds they contain that may act in one way or another to slow or reverse the process of carcinogenesis. The relevant research we undertake involves both epidemiologic studies and clinical trials.

The interaction of genes and environment in the etiology of cancer - particularly colorectal cancer.

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Epidemiological Association
International Genetic Epidemiology Society
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Honors and Awards

2001, The Donovan J. Thompson Excellence in Faculty Mentoring Award, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2000, DeWitt S. Goodman Lectureship, AACR, in recognition of international leadership in the field of research in nutrition and cancer, and cancer prevention
2000, The Herbert J. Block Memorial Lectureship Award, University of Ohio, for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research
2000, Cosbie Lecturer, The Canadian Oncology Society, Toronto, Canada
1999, The American Society of Preventive Oncology Distinguished Achievement Award, ASPO
1999, Fifth Annual Maurice M. Burkholder Lectureship in Oncology, MSMRI, Boise, ID
1996, Dr. C. Gopalan Oration Gold Medal, Nutrition Society of India, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India, for outstanding contributions in the field of nutrition science
1996, The First Maurice and Charmaine Kaplan Distinguished Lectureship, University of California, San Diego
1994, The Caroline Walker Lectureship, London, England,
1994, Welcome Lectureship in Basic Medical Sciences, University of Illinois
1994, Roland Phillips Memorial Lectureship, Loma Linda University, California
1992, Elected to Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society,
1990, Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science,

Previous Positions

2002-2007, Division Director, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Public Health Sciences
2002-2007, Senior Vice President, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Public Health Sciences
1994-2002, Head, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Cancer Prevention Research Program
1993-1994, Associate Director, University of Minnesota, Cancer Center, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention
1992-1994, Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1990-1994, Director, University of Minnesota, Cancer Prevention Research Unit
1988-1994, Associate Director, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1986-1992, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
1984-1986, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, Adelaide
1983-1984, Lecturer, Foundation for Multidisciplinary Education in Community Heal
1982-1983, Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Community Medicine
1977-1982, Research Fellow, CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, Adelaide, Epidemiology
1976-1977, General Practice,
1974-1975, Registrar, Christchurch and Princess Margaret Hospitals, Psychiatry
1972-1973, Resident Medical Officer, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Recent Publications

2014
Tillmans, LS, Vierkant RA, Wang AH, Jewel Samadder N, Lynch CF, Anderson KE, French AJ, Haile RW, Harnack LJ, Potter JD et al..  2014.  Associations between Cigarette Smoking, Hormone Therapy, and Folate Intake with Incident Colorectal Cancer by TP53 Protein Expression Level in a Population-Based Cohort of Older Women.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 23(2):350-5. Abstract
2013
Austin, MA, Kuo E, Van Den Eeden SK, Mandelson MT, Brentnall TA, Kamineni A, Potter JD.  2013.  Family History of Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer as Risk Factors for Pancreatic Cancer: The PACIFIC Study.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 22(10):1913-7. Abstract
Cunningham, JM, Johnson RA, Litzelman K, Skinner HG, Seo S, Engelman CD, Vanderboom RJ, Kimmel GW, Gangnon RE, Riegert-Johnson DL et al..  2013.  Telomere length varies by DNA extraction method: implications for epidemiologic research.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 22(11):2047-54. Abstract
Derycke, MS, Gunawardena SR, Middha S, Asmann YA, Schaid DJ, McDonnell SK, Riska SM, Eckloff BW, Cunningham JM, Fridley BL et al..  2013.  Identification of Novel Variants in Colorectal Cancer Families by High-Throughput Exome Sequencing.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Buchanan, DD, Win AK, Walsh MD, Walters RJ, Clendenning M, Nagler BN, Pearson S-A, Macrae F, Parry S, Arnold J et al..  2013.  Family History of Colorectal Cancer in BRAF p.V600E mutated Colorectal Cancer Cases.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Hiraki, LT, Qu C, Hutter CM, Baron J, Berndt SI, Bezieau S, Brenner H, Caan BJ, Casey G, Chang-Claude J et al..  2013.  Genetic Predictors of Circulating 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Risk of Colorectal Cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract