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Eunjung Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
NOR 4417A 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 0827

Overview

My primary research interests are in understanding the interplay of environmental factors interacting with molecular, genetic and epigenetic factors to influence chronic disease risk such as cancer.

Publications

Zhao Z, Wen W, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Zhang B, Long J, Shu XO, Schmidt MK, Milne RL, García-Closas M, Chang-Claude J, Lindstrom S, Bojesen SE, Ahsan H, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Beckmann MW, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Blomqvist C, Bogdanova NV, Børresen-Dale AL, Brand J, Brauch H, Brenner H, Burwinkel B, Cai Q, Casey G, Chenevix-Trench G, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Dörk T, Dumont M, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flesch-Janys D, Fletcher O, Flyger H, Fostira F, Gammon M, Giles GG, Guénel P, Haiman CA, Hamann U, Harrington P, Hartman M, Hooning MJ, Hopper JL, Jakubowska A, Jasmine F, John EM, Johnson N, Kabisch M, Khan S, Kibriya M, Knight JA, Kosma VM, Kriege M, Kristensen V, Le Marchand L, Lee E, Li J, Lindblom A, Lophatananon A, Luben R, Lubinski J, Malone KE, Mannermaa A, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Marme F, McLean C, Meijers-Heijboer H, Meindl A, Miao H, Muir K, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Neven P, Olson JE, Perkins B, Peterlongo P, Phillips KA, Pylkäs K, Rudolph A, Santella R, Sawyer EJ, Schmutzler RK, Schoemaker M, Shah M, Shrubsole M, Southey MC, Swerdlow AJ, Toland AE, Tomlinson I, Torres D, Truong T, Ursin G, Van Der Luijt RB, Verhoef S, Wang-Gohrke S, Whittemore AS, Winqvist R, Pilar Zamora M, Zhao H, Dunning AM, Simard J, Hall P, Kraft P, Pharoah P, Hunter D, Easton DF, Zheng W. Association of genetic susceptibility variants for type 2 diabetes with breast cancer risk in women of European ancestry. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 May; 27(5):679-93. View in: PubMed

Park HL, Ziogas A, Chang J, Desai B, Bessonova L, Garner C, Lee E, Neuhausen SL, Wang SS, Ma H, Clague J, Reynolds P, Lacey JV, Bernstein L, Anton-Culver H. Novel polymorphisms in caspase-8 are associated with breast cancer risk in the California Teachers Study. BMC Cancer. 2016; 16:14. View in: PubMed

Couch FJ, Kuchenbaecker KB, Michailidou K, Mendoza-Fandino GA, Nord S, Lilyquist J, Olswold C, Hallberg E, Agata S, Ahsan H, Aittomäki K, Ambrosone C, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Arun BK, Arver B, Barile M, Barkardottir RB, Barrowdale D, Beckmann L, Beckmann MW, Benitez J, Blank SV, Blomqvist C, Bogdanova NV, Bojesen SE, Bolla MK, Bonanni B, Brauch H, Brenner H, Burwinkel B, Buys SS, Caldes T, Caligo MA, Canzian F, Carpenter J, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Chung WK, Claes KB, Cox A, Cross SS, Cunningham JM, Czene K, Daly MB, Damiola F, Darabi H, de la Hoya M, Devilee P, Diez O, Ding YC, Dolcetti R, Domchek SM, Dorfling CM, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Dumont M, Dunning AM, Eccles DM, Ehrencrona H, Ekici AB, Eliassen H, Ellis S, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flesch-Janys D, Försti A, Fostira F, Foulkes WD, Friebel T, Friedman E, Frost D, Gabrielson M, Gammon MD, Ganz PA, Gapstur SM, Garber J, Gaudet MM, Gayther SA, Gerdes AM, Ghoussaini M, Giles GG, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Goldberg MS, Goldgar DE, González-Neira A, Greene MH, Gronwald J, Guénel P, Gunter M, Haeberle L, Haiman CA, Hamann U, Hansen TV, Hart S, Healey S, Heikkinen T, Henderson BE, Herzog J, Hogervorst FB, Hollestelle A, Hooning MJ, Hoover RN, Hopper JL, Humphreys K, Hunter DJ, Huzarski T, Imyanitov EN, Isaacs C, Jakubowska A, James P, Janavicius R, Jensen UB, John EM, Jones M, Kabisch M, Kar S, Karlan BY, Khan S, Khaw KT, Kibriya MG, Knight JA, Ko YD, Konstantopoulou I, Kosma VM, Kristensen V, Kwong A, Laitman Y, Lambrechts D, Lazaro C, Lee E, Le Marchand L, Lester J, Lindblom A, Lindor N, Lindstrom S, Liu J, Long J, Lubinski J, Mai PL, Makalic E, Malone KE, Mannermaa A, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Marme F, Martens JW, McGuffog L, Meindl A, Miller A, Milne RL, Miron P, Montagna M, Mazoyer S, Mulligan AM, Muranen TA, Nathanson KL, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Nordestgaard BG, Nussbaum RL, Offit K, Olah E, Olopade OI, Olson JE, Osorio A, Park SK, Peeters PH, Peissel B, Peterlongo P, Peto J, Phelan CM, Pilarski R, Poppe B, Pylkäs K, Radice P, Rahman N, Rantala J, Rappaport C, Rennert G, Richardson A, Robson M, Romieu I, Rudolph A, Rutgers EJ, Sanchez MJ, Santella RM, Sawyer EJ, Schmidt DF, Schmidt MK, Schmutzler RK, Schumacher F, Scott R, Senter L, Sharma P, Simard J, Singer CF, Sinilnikova OM, Soucy P, Southey M, Steinemann D, Stenmark-Askmalm M, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Swerdlow A, Szabo CI, Tamimi R, Tapper W, Teixeira MR, Teo SH, Terry MB, Thomassen M, Thompson D, Tihomirova L, Toland AE, Tollenaar RA, Tomlinson I, Truong T, Tsimiklis H, Teulé A, Tumino R, Tung N, Turnbull C, Ursin G, van Deurzen CH, van Rensburg EJ, Varon-Mateeva R, Wang Z, Wang-Gohrke S, Weiderpass E, Weitzel JN, Whittemore A, Wildiers H, Winqvist R, Yang XR, Yannoukakos D, Yao S, Zamora MP, Zheng W, Hall P, Kraft P, Vachon C, Slager S, Chenevix-Trench G, Pharoah PD, Monteiro AA, García-Closas M, Easton DF, Antoniou AC. Identification of four novel susceptibility loci for oestrogen receptor negative breast cancer. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:11375. View in: PubMed

Ma H, Xu X, Clague J, Lu Y, Togawa K, Wang SS, Clarke CA, Lee E, Park HL, Sullivan-Halley J, Neuhausen SL, Bernstein L. Recreational physical activity and risk of triple negative breast cancer in the California Teachers Study. Breast Cancer Res. 2016; 18(1):62. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Stram DO, Ek WE, Onstad LE, MacGregor S, Gharahkhani P, Ye W, Lagergren J, Shaheen NJ, Murray LJ, Hardie LJ, Gammon MD, Chow WH, Risch HA, Corley DA, Levine DM, Whiteman DC, Bernstein L, Bird NC, Vaughan TL, Wu AH. Pleiotropic Analysis of Cancer Risk Loci on Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Nov; 24(11):1801-3. View in: PubMed

Purrington KS, Slettedahl S, Bolla MK, Michailidou K, Czene K, Nevanlinna H, Bojesen SE, Andrulis IL, Cox A, Hall P, Carpenter J, Yannoukakos D, Haiman CA, Fasching PA, Mannermaa A, Winqvist R, Brenner H, Lindblom A, Chenevix-Trench G, Benitez J, Swerdlow A, Kristensen V, Guénel P, Meindl A, Darabi H, Eriksson M, Fagerholm R, Aittomäki K, Blomqvist C, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Flyger H, Wang X, Olswold C, Olson JE, Mulligan AM, Knight JA, Tchatchou S, Reed MW, Cross SS, Liu J, Li J, Humphreys K, Clarke C, Scott R. Genetic variation in mitotic regulatory pathway genes is associated with breast tumor grade. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Jun 13. View in: PubMed

Dowty JG, Lee E, McKean-Cowdin R, Henderson BE, Bernstein L, Ursin G, Hopper JL. Estimating risks for variants of unknown significance according to their predicted pathogenicity classes with application to BRCA1. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Feb; 144(1):171-7. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Luo J, Su YC, Lewinger JP, Schumacher FR, Van Den Berg D, Wu AH, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Hormone metabolism pathway genes and mammographic density change after quitting estrogen and progestin combined hormone therapy in the California Teachers Study. Breast Cancer Res. 2014; 16(6):477. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Horn-Ross PL, Rull RP, Neuhausen SL, Anton-Culver H, Ursin G, Henderson KD, Bernstein L. Reproductive factors, exogenous hormones, and pancreatic cancer risk in the CTS. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Nov 1; 178(9):1403-13. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Su YC, Lewinger JP, Hsu C, Van Den Berg D, Ursin G, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Stram DO, Yu MC, Wu AH. Hormone metabolism genes and mammographic density in Singapore Chinese women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May; 22(5):984-6. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Van Den Berg D, Hsu C, Ursin G, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Stram DO, Yu MC, Wu AH. Genetic variation in transforming growth factor beta 1 and mammographic density in Singapore Chinese women. Cancer Res. 2013 Mar 15; 73(6):1876-82. View in: PubMed

Ozhand A, Lee E, Wu AH, Ellingjord-Dale M, Akslen LA, McKean-Cowdin R, Ursin G. Variation in inflammatory cytokine/growth-factor genes and mammographic density in premenopausal women aged 50-55. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e65313. View in: PubMed

Wu AH, Lee E, Vigen C. Soy isoflavones and breast cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2013; 33:102-6. View in: PubMed

Vachon CM, Scott CG, Fasching PA, Hall P, Tamimi RM, Li J, Stone J, Apicella C, Odefrey F, Gierach GL, Jud SM, Heusinger K, Beckmann MW, Pollan M, Fernández-Navarro P, Gonzalez-Neira A, Benitez J, van Gils CH, Lokate M, Onland-Moret NC, Peeters PH, Brown J, Leyland J, Varghese JS, Easton DF, Thompson DJ, Luben RN, Warren RM, Wareham NJ, Loos RJ, Khaw KT, Ursin G, Lee E, Gayther SA, Ramus SJ, Eeles RA, Leach MO, Kwan-Lim G, Couch FJ, Giles GG, Baglietto L, Krishnan K, Southey MC, Le Marchand L, Kolonel LN, Woolcott C, Maskarinec G, Haiman CA, Walker K, Johnson N, McCormack VA, Biong M, Alnaes GI, Gram IT, Kristensen VN, Børresen-Dale AL, Lindström S, Hankinson SE, Hunter DJ, Andrulis IL, Knight JA, Boyd NF, Figuero JD, Lissowska J, Wesolowska E, Peplonska B, Bukowska A, Reszka E, Liu J, Eriksson L, Czene K, Audley T, Wu AH, Pankratz VS, Hopper JL, Dos-Santos-Silva I. Common Breast Cancer Susceptibility Variants in LSP1 and RAD51L1 Are Associated with Mammographic Density Measures that Predict Breast Cancer Risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul; 21(7):1156-66. View in: PubMed

Razavi P, Lee E, Bernstein L, Van Den Berg D, Horn-Ross PL, Ursin G. Variations in sex hormone metabolism genes, postmenopausal hormone therapy and risk of endometrial cancer. Int J Cancer. 2012 Apr 1; 130(7):1629-38. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Hsu C, Van den Berg D, Ursin G, Koh WP, Yuan JM, Stram DO, Yu MC, Wu AH. Genetic variation in peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, soy, and mammographic density in singapore chinese women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Apr; 21(4):635-44. View in: PubMed

Lee E, McKean-Cowdin R, Ma H, Spicer DV, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Characteristics of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer in Patients With a BRCA1 Mutation: Results From a Population-Based Study of Young Women. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 20; 29(33):4373-80. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Nichols P, Groshen S, Spicer D, Lee AS. GRP78 as potential predictor for breast cancer response to adjuvant taxane therapy. Int J Cancer. 2011 Feb 1; 128(3):726-31. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Schumacher F, Lewinger JP, Neuhausen SL, Anton-Culver H, Horn-Ross PL, Henderson KD, Ziogas A, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Ursin G. The association of polymorphisms in hormone metabolism pathway genes, menopausal hormone therapy, and breast cancer risk: a nested case-control study in the California Teachers Study cohort. Breast Cancer Res. 2011; 13(2):R37. View in: PubMed

Saxena T, Lee E, Henderson KD, Clarke CA, West D, Marshall SF, Deapen D, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Menopausal hormone therapy and subsequent risk of specific invasive breast cancer subtypes in the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Sep; 19(9):2366-78. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Hsu C, Haiman CA, Razavi P, Horn-Ross PL, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Le Marchand L, Henderson BE, Setiawan VW, Ursin G. Genetic variation in the progesterone receptor gene and risk of endometrial cancer: a haplotype-based approach. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Aug; 31(8):1392-9. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Ma H, McKean-Cowdin R, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Henderson BE, Ursin G. Effect of reproductive factors and oral contraceptives on breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and noncarriers: results from a population-based study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Nov; 17(11):3170-8. View in: PubMed

Lee E, McKean-Cowdin R, Ma H, Chen Z, Van Den Berg D, Henderson BE, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Evaluation of unclassified variants in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 using five methods: results from a population-based study of young breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Res. 2008; 10(1):R19. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Haiman CA, Ma H, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Ursin G. The role of established breast cancer susceptibility loci in mammographic density in young women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Jan; 17(1):258-60. View in: PubMed

Lee E, Nichols P, Spicer D, Groshen S, Yu MC, Lee AS. GRP78 as a novel predictor of responsiveness to chemotherapy in breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2006 Aug 15; 66(16):7849-53. View in: PubMed

Hur E, Chang KY, Lee E, Lee SK, Park H. Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase inhibitor PD98059 blocks the trans-activation but not the stabilization or DNA binding ability of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha. Mol Pharmacol. 2001 May; 59(5):1216-24. View in: PubMed

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