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Veronica W. Setiawan, PhD
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
NRT 1517G 1450 Biggy Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7806

Overview

Dr. Setiawan is a cancer epidemiologist focusing on understanding the determinants of racial/ethnic differences in cancer incidence and mortality and identifying populations at highest risk because of genetic and biologic factors, environmental exposures, or a combination of both. Her research goal is to identify effective modalities for disease prevention for population at risk and ultimately reduce cancer health disparities. Her primary research interest in cancer study is focused on endometrial, liver, and pancreatic cancer.

She earned her B.S. in biochemistry from UCLA, M.S. and Ph.D. in cancer epidemiology from UCLA School of Public Health and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in cancer and genetic epidemiology at Harvard and USC. Dr. Setiawan has led many projects in several large epidemiologic studies such as the Multiethnic Cohort, the California Teachers Study, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study and two NCI’s consortia the Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium, the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium, and the NHGRI Population Architecture Using Genomics and Epidemiology study. In 2006 she received a National Cancer Institute’s career development award (K07). She has served as a Principal Investigator of several NIH/NCI-, American Cancer Society-, and foundation-funded grants.

Awards

American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-AFLAC Scholar in Training Award, 2005

USC: The USC Center of Excellence in Genome Science Pilot Project Award, 2004

USC Keck School of Medicine: NIH Cancer Epidemiology Post-doctoral Traineeship, 2003-2005

Harvard School of Public Health: NIH Cancer Epidemiology Post-doctoral Traineeship, 2002-2003

UCLA: Ruth F. Richard's Outstanding Student Award, 2002

American Society of Preventive Oncology: American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) New Investigator Award, 2002

American Association for Cancer Research: AACR-Astra Zeneca Scholar in Training Award, 2001

Public Health Honor Society, Delta Omega Society, Iota Chapter

American Association for Cancer Research : Award to attend Pathobiology of Cancer Workshop, 2000

Keystone Symposia: Molecular Epidemiology Symposia Funded Scholarship, 2000

UCLA: Raymond Goodman Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1999

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO): Special Training Award Internship , 1999

UCLA School of Public Health: NIH Cancer Epidemiology Pre-doctoral Traineeship, 1998-2002

Publications

Response to "Letter to the Editor: Diet and the risk of acute pancreatitis". Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Apr 01. View in: PubMed

Coffee Drinking and Alcoholic and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases and Viral Hepatitis in the Multiethnic Cohort. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar 11. View in: PubMed

Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Breast Cancer Risk: The Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jan 13. View in: PubMed

Reply to high hepatocellular carcinoma risk among US-born Hispanics. Cancer. 2016 Oct 14. View in: PubMed

Dietary Factors Reduce Risk of Acute Pancreatitis in a Large Multiethnic Cohort. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Sep 5. View in: PubMed

Genome-Wide Meta-Analyses of Breast, Ovarian, and Prostate Cancer Association Studies Identify Multiple New Susceptibility Loci Shared by at Least Two Cancer Types. Cancer Discov. 2016 Sep; 6(9):1052-67. View in: PubMed

Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors by Histologic Subtype: An Analysis From the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 20; 34(24):2888-98. View in: PubMed

Prospective Study of Alcohol Drinking, Smoking, and Pancreatitis: The Multiethnic Cohort. Pancreas. 2016 Jul; 45(6):819-25. View in: PubMed

Prevalence of chronic liver disease and cirrhosis by underlying cause in understudied ethnic groups: The multiethnic cohort. Hepatology. 2016 Jun 15. View in: PubMed

Disparity in liver cancer incidence and chronic liver disease mortality by nativity in Hispanics: The Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer. 2016 May 1; 122(9):1444-52. View in: PubMed

Sex and Ethnic Differences in the Association of Obesity With Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Feb; 14(2):309-16. View in: PubMed

Variability in Cancer Risk and Outcomes Within US Latinos by National Origin and Genetic Ancestry. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2016; 3:181-190. View in: PubMed

Analysis of Heritability and Shared Heritability Based on Genome-Wide Association Studies for Thirteen Cancer Types. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Dec; 107(12). View in: PubMed

Symposium on advances in endometrial cancer epidemiology and biology. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Sep; 138(3):497-500. View in: PubMed

Linking data from the multiethnic cohort study to medicare data: linkage results and application to chronic disease research. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Jun 1; 181(11):917-9. View in: PubMed

Characterization of large structural genetic mosaicism in human autosomes. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Mar 5; 96(3):487-97. View in: PubMed

Infertility and incident endometrial cancer risk: a pooled analysis from the epidemiology of endometrial cancer consortium (E2C2). Br J Cancer. 2015 Mar 3; 112(5):925-33. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for endometrial cancer in black and white women: a pooled analysis from the epidemiology of endometrial cancer consortium (E2C2). Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Feb; 26(2):287-96. View in: PubMed

Body Mass Index Genetic Risk Score and Endometrial Cancer Risk. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0143256. View in: PubMed

Association of Coffee Intake With Reduced Incidence of Liver Cancer and Death From Chronic Liver Disease in the US Multiethnic Cohort. Gastroenterology. 2015 Jan; 148(1):118-25. View in: PubMed

Impact of sex on the survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results analysis. Cancer. 2014 Dec 1; 120(23):3707-16. View in: PubMed

Diabetes and racial/ethnic differences in hepatocellular carcinoma risk: the multiethnic cohort. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Dec; 106(12). View in: PubMed

Cross-cancer pleiotropic analysis of endometrial cancer: PAGE and E2C2 consortia. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Sep; 35(9):2068-73. View in: PubMed

Genome-wide association study of endometrial cancer in E2C2. Hum Genet. 2014 Feb; 133(2):211-24. View in: PubMed

Exome-wide association study of endometrial cancer in a multiethnic population. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e97045. View in: PubMed

Type I and II endometrial cancers: have they different risk factors? J Clin Oncol. Type I and II endometrial cancers: have they different risk factors? J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jul 10; 31(20):2607-18. View in: PubMed

Replication of genetic loci for ages at menarche and menopause in the multi-ethnic Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) study. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun; 28(6):1695-706. View in: PubMed

The etiology of uterine sarcomas: a pooled analysis of the epidemiology of endometrial cancer consortium. Br J Cancer. 2013 Feb 19; 108(3):727-34. View in: PubMed

Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Risk of Ovarian and Endometrial Cancer: The Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Sep; 21(9):1441-9. View in: PubMed

Age at last birth in relation to risk of endometrial cancer: pooled analysis in the epidemiology of endometrial cancer consortium. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug 15; 176(4):269-78. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for malignant melanoma in white and non-white/non-african american populations: the multiethnic cohort. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Mar; 5(3):423-34. View in: PubMed

Legume, soy, tofu, and isoflavone intake and endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women in the multiethnic cohort study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Jan 4; 104(1):67-76. View in: PubMed

HNF1B and Endometrial Cancer Risk: Results from the PAGE study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e30390. View in: PubMed

Serum insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 levels with risk of malignant melanoma. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Sep; 22(9):1267-75. View in: PubMed

Comprehensive analysis of hormone and genetic variation in 36 genes related to steroid hormone metabolism in pre- and postmenopausal women from the breast and prostate cancer cohort consortium (BPC3). J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Feb; 96(2):E360-7. View in: PubMed

The obesity-associated polymorphisms FTO rs9939609 and MC4R rs17782313 and endometrial cancer risk in non-Hispanic white women. PLoS One. 2011; 6(2):e16756. View in: PubMed

Comprehensive analysis of common genetic variation in 61 genes related to steroid hormone and insulin-like growth factor-I metabolism and breast cancer risk in the NCI breast and prostate cancer cohort consortium. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Oct 1; 19(19):3873-84. View in: PubMed

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

Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of kidney cancer: Cohort Consortium Vitamin D Pooling Project of Rarer Cancers. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jul 1; 172(1):47-57. View in: PubMed

Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of endometrial cancer: Cohort Consortium Vitamin D Pooling Project of Rarer Cancers. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jul 1; 172(1):36-46. View in: PubMed

Body size, adult BMI gain and endometrial cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort. Int J Cancer. 2010 Jan 15; 126(2):490-9. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer risk factors defined by estrogen and progesterone receptor status: the multiethnic cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 May 15; 169(10):1251-9. View in: PubMed

Maximizing resources to study an uncommon cancer: E2C2--Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium. Cancer Causes Control. 2009 May; 20(4):491-6. View in: PubMed

Cyclin D1b protein expression in breast cancer is independent of cyclin D1a and associated with poor disease outcome. Oncogene. 2009 Apr 16; 28(15):1812-20. View in: PubMed

Menstrual and reproductive factors and risk of renal cell cancer in the Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan; 18(1):337-40. View in: PubMed

Two estrogen-related variants in CYP19A1 and endometrial cancer risk: a pooled analysis in the Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan; 18(1):242-7. View in: PubMed

Alcohol consumption and endometrial cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort. Int J Cancer. 2008 Feb 1; 122(3):634-8. View in: PubMed

Mitochondrial DNA G10398A variant is not associated with breast cancer in African-American women. Cancer Genet Cytogenet. 2008 Feb; 181(1):16-9. View in: PubMed

CYP17 genetic variation and risk of breast and prostate cancer from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3). Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Nov; 16(11):2237-46. View in: PubMed

Risk factors for renal cell cancer: the multiethnic cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Oct 15; 166(8):932-40. View in: PubMed

Germ line variation at 8q24 and endometrial cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Oct; 16(10):2166-8. View in: PubMed

Sequence variants of estrogen receptor beta and risk of prostate cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Oct; 16(10):1973-81. View in: PubMed

A variant in the cytochrome p450 oxidoreductase gene is associated with breast cancer risk in African Americans. Cancer Res. 2007 Apr 15; 67(8):3565-8. View in: PubMed

Genetic variation at the CYP19A1 locus predicts circulating estrogen levels but not breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Cancer Res. 2007 Mar 1; 67(5):1893-7. View in: PubMed

Racial/ethnic differences in endometrial cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort study. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Feb 1; 165(3):262-70. View in: PubMed

A systematic assessment of common genetic variation in CYP11A and risk of breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2006 Dec 15; 66(24):12019-25. View in: PubMed

Racial/ethnic differences in postmenopausal endogenous hormones: the multiethnic cohort study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Oct; 15(10):1849-55. View in: PubMed

P53 Codon 72 polymorphisms: a case-control study of gastric cancer and potential interactions. Cancer Lett. 2006 Jul 18; 238(2):210-23. View in: PubMed

Haplotype analysis of the HSD17B1 gene and risk of breast cancer: a comprehensive approach to multicenter analyses of prospective cohort studies. Cancer Res. 2006 Feb 15; 66(4):2468-75. View in: PubMed

Igf-I genetic variation and breast cancer: the multiethnic cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jan; 15(1):172-4. View in: PubMed

A candidate gene approach to searching for low-penetrance breast and prostate cancer genes. Nat Rev Cancer. 2005 Dec; 5(12):977-85. View in: PubMed

Green tea drinking and multigenetic index on the risk of stomach cancer in a Chinese population. Int J Cancer. 2005 Oct 10; 116(6):972-83. View in: PubMed

Allium vegetables and stomach cancer risk in China. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2005 Jul-Sep; 6(3):387-95. View in: PubMed

Common genetic variation in the sex steroid hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) gene and circulating shbg levels among postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005 Apr; 90(4):2198-204. View in: PubMed

Estrogen receptor beta (ESR2 ) polymorphisms and endometrial cancer (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2004 Aug; 15(6):627-33. View in: PubMed

HSD17B1 gene polymorphisms and risk of endometrial and breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Feb; 13(2):213-9. View in: PubMed

Gastric Cancer: the Roles of Diet, Alcohol Drinking, Smoking and Helicobacter pylori in Northeastern Thailand. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2002; 3(4):345-352. View in: PubMed

GSTP1 polymorphisms and gastric cancer in a high-risk Chinese population. Cancer Causes Control. 2001 Oct; 12(8):673-81. View in: PubMed

Protective effect of green tea on the risks of chronic gastritis and stomach cancer. Int J Cancer. 2001 May 15; 92(4):600-4. View in: PubMed

GSTT1 and GSTM1 null genotypes and the risk of gastric cancer: a case-control study in a Chinese population. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2000 Jan; 9(1):73-80. View in: PubMed

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