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Anna H Wu-Williams, PhD
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
NOR 4443 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 0484

Overview

Dr. Wu's research focuses on the epidemiology of cancer with emphasis on understanding the increase of various (e.g., breast, ovarian, prostate, colon ) cancers among Asian migrants to the US. A second area of research interest relates to the study of tobacco-related cancers (e.g., lung, stomach/esophagus) and genes that may be important in the metabolism of tobacco constituents.

Publications

Wu AH, Spicer D, Garcia A, Tseng CC, Hovanessian-Larsen L, Sheth P, Martin SE, Hawes D, Russell C, MacDonald H, Tripathy D, Su MY, Ursin G, Pike MC. Double-Blind Randomized 12-Month Soy Intervention Had No Effects on Breast MRI Fibroglandular Tissue Density or Mammographic Density. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2015 Oct; 8(10):942-51. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Pearce CL, Tseng CC, Pike MC. African Americans and Hispanics Remain at Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer Than Non-Hispanic Whites after Considering Nongenetic Risk Factors and Oophorectomy Rates. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Jul; 24(7):1094-100. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Stanczyk FZ, Wang R, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Yu MC. Sleep duration, spot urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin levels and risk of breast cancer among Chinese women in Singapore. Int J Cancer. 2013 Feb 15; 132(4):891-6. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Spicer D, Stanczyk FZ, Tseng CC, Yang CS, Pike MC. Effect of 2-month controlled green tea intervention on lipoprotein cholesterol, glucose, and hormone levels in healthy postmenopausal women. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Mar; 5(3):393-402. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, McKean-Cowdin R, Tseng CC. Birth weight and other prenatal factors and risk of breast cancer in Asian-Americans. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Dec; 130(3):917-25. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Butler LM. Green tea and breast cancer. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011 Jun; 55(6):921-30. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Yu MC, Stanczyk FZ, Tseng CC, Pike MC. Anthropometric, dietary, and hormonal correlates of serum adiponectin in Asian American women. Nutr Cancer. 2011 May; 63(4):549-57. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Siegmund KD, Long TI, Cozen W, Wan P, Tseng CC, Shibata D, Laird PW. Hormone therapy, DNA methylation and colon cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Jun; 31(6):1060-7. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Yu MC, Tseng CC, Stanczyk FZ, Pike MC. Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk in Asian American women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr; 89(4):1145-54. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Pearce CL, Tseng CC, Templeman C, Pike MC. Markers of inflammation and risk of ovarian cancer in Los Angeles County. Int J Cancer. 2009 Mar 15; 124(6):1409-15. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Ursin G, Koh WP, Wang R, Yuan JM, Khoo KS, Yu MC. Green tea, soy, and mammographic density in Singapore Chinese women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Dec; 17(12):3358-65. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Koh WP, Wang R, Lee HP, Yu MC. Soy intake and breast cancer risk in Singapore Chinese Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jul 8; 99(1):196-200. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Wang R, Koh WP, Stanczyk FZ, Lee HP, Yu MC. Sleep duration, melatonin and breast cancer among Chinese women in Singapore. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Jun; 29(6):1244-8. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Yu MC, Tseng CC, Pike MC. Epidemiology of soy exposures and breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 15; 98(1):9-14. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Pike MC, Williams LD, Spicer D, Tseng CC, Churchwell MI, Doerge DR. Tamoxifen, soy, and lifestyle factors in Asian American women with breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jul 20; 25(21):3024-30. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Yu MC, Tseng CC, Stanczyk FZ, Pike MC. Diabetes and risk of breast cancer in Asian-American women. Carcinogenesis. 2007 Jul; 28(7):1561-6. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Yu MC, Tseng CC, Pike MC. Body size, hormone therapy and risk of breast cancer in Asian-American women. Int J Cancer. 2007 Feb 15; 120(4):844-52. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Yu MC. Tea, hormone-related cancers and endogenous hormone levels. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2006 Feb; 50(2):160-9. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Stanczyk FZ, Martinez C, Tseng CC, Hendrich S, Murphy P, Chaikittisilpa S, Stram DO, Pike MC. A controlled 2-mo dietary fat reduction and soy food supplementation study in postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 May; 81(5):1133-41. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Arakawa K, Stanczyk FZ, Van Den Berg D, Koh WP, Yu MC. Tea and circulating estrogen levels in postmenopausal Chinese women in Singapore. Carcinogenesis. 2005 May; 26(5):976-80. View in: PubMed

Ziegler RG, Hoover RN, Pike MC, Hildesheim A, Nomura AM, West DW, Wu-Williams AH, Kolonel LN, Horn-Ross PL, Rosenthal JF, Hyer MB. Migration patterns and breast cancer risk in Asian-American women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993 Nov 17; 85(22):1819-27. View in: PubMed

Wu-Williams AH, Xu ZY, Blot WJ, Dai XD, Louie R, Xiao HP, Stone BJ, Sun XW, Yu SF, Feng YP, et al. Occupation and lung cancer risk among women in northern China. Am J Ind Med. 1993 Jul; 24(1):67-79. View in: PubMed

Wu-Williams AH, Lee M, Whittemore AS, Gallagher RP, Jiao DA, Zheng S, Zhou L, Wang XH, Chen K, Jung D, et al. Reproductive factors and colorectal cancer risk among Chinese females. Cancer Res. 1991 May 1; 51(9):2307-11. View in: PubMed

Wu-Williams AH, Dai XD, Blot W, Xu ZY, Sun XW, Xiao HP, Stone BJ, Yu SF, Feng YP, Ershow AG, et al. Lung cancer among women in north-east China. Br J Cancer. 1990 Dec; 62(6):982-7. View in: PubMed

Whittemore AS, Wu-Williams AH, Lee M, Zheng S, Gallagher RP, Jiao DA, Zhou L, Wang XH, Chen K, Jung D, et al. Diet, physical activity, and colorectal cancer among Chinese in North America and China. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1990 Jun 6; 82(11):915-26. View in: PubMed

Wu-Williams AH, Yu MC, Mack TM. Life-style, workplace, and stomach cancer by subsite in young men of Los Angeles County. Cancer Res. 1990 May 1; 50(9):2569-76. View in: PubMed

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