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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


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.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

Anthropometric, dietary, and hormonal correlates of serum adiponectin in Asian American women. Nutr Cancer. 2011 May; 63(4):549-57. View in: PubMed

Hormone therapy, DNA methylation and colon cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Jun; 31(6):1060-7. View in: PubMed

Dietary patterns and breast cancer risk in Asian American women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Apr; 89(4):1145-54. View in: PubMed

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

Green tea, soy, and mammographic density in Singapore Chinese women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Dec; 17(12):3358-65. View in: PubMed

Soy intake and breast cancer risk in Singapore Chinese Health Study. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jul 8; 99(1):196-200. View in: PubMed

Sleep duration, melatonin and breast cancer among Chinese women in Singapore. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Jun; 29(6):1244-8. View in: PubMed

Epidemiology of soy exposures and breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 15; 98(1):9-14. View in: PubMed

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

Diabetes and risk of breast cancer in Asian-American women. Carcinogenesis. 2007 Jul; 28(7):1561-6. View in: PubMed

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

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

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

Tea and circulating estrogen levels in postmenopausal Chinese women in Singapore. Carcinogenesis. 2005 May; 26(5):976-80. View in: PubMed

Environmental tobacco smoke and lung cancer in nonsmoking women. A multicenter study. JAMA. 1994 Jun 8; 271(22):1752-9. View in: PubMed

Migration patterns and breast cancer risk in Asian-American women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1993 Nov 17; 85(22):1819-27. View in: PubMed

Occupation and lung cancer risk among women in northern China. Am J Ind Med. 1993 Jul; 24(1):67-79. View in: PubMed

Reproductive factors and colorectal cancer risk among Chinese females. Cancer Res. 1991 May 1; 51(9):2307-11. View in: PubMed

Lung cancer among women in north-east China. Br J Cancer. 1990 Dec; 62(6):982-7. View in: PubMed

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

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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