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Kana Wu, Ph.D., M.D.

TitleSenior Research Scientist
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentNutrition
AddressHarvard School of Public Health
Bldg 2, Rm 333
655 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/432-1842

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  1. Ley SH, Sun Q, Willett WC, Eliassen AH, Wu K, Pan A, Grodstein F, Hu FB. Associations between red meat intake and biomarkers of inflammation and glucose metabolism in women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Feb; 99(2):352-60.
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  2. Lee HJ, Wu K, Cox DG, Hunter D, Hankinson SE, Willett WC, Sinha R, Cho E. Polymorphisms in xenobiotic metabolizing genes, intakes of heterocyclic amines and red meat, and postmenopausal breast cancer. Nutr Cancer. 2013; 65(8):1122-31.
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  3. Nishihara R, Wu K, Lochhead P, Morikawa T, Liao X, Qian ZR, Inamura K, Kim SA, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Imamura Y, Willett WC, Rosner BA, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci E, Ogino S, Chan AT. Long-term colorectal-cancer incidence and mortality after lower endoscopy. N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 19; 369(12):1095-105.
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  4. Hiraki LT, Qu C, Hutter CM, Baron JA, Berndt SI, Bézieau S, Brenner H, Caan BJ, Casey G, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Conti DV, Duggan D, Fuchs CS, Gallinger S, Giovannucci EL, Harrison TA, Hayes RB, Hazra A, Henderson B, Hoffmeister M, Hopper JL, Hudson TJ, Jenkins MA, Küry S, Le Marchand L, Lemire M, Ma J, Manson JE, Nan H, Newcomb PA, Ng K, Potter JD, Schoen RE, Schumacher FR, Seminara D, Slattery ML, Wactawski-Wende J, White E, Wu K, Zanke BW, Kraft P, Peters U, Chan AT. Genetic predictors of circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin d and risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Nov; 22(11):2037-46.
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  5. Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Liu Y, Malspeis S, Eliassen AH, Wu K, Holmes MD, Laden F, Feskanich D. Determinants of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and development of prediction models in three US cohorts - CORRIGENDUM. Br J Nutr. 2013 Nov; 110(10):1934.
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  6. Song M, Zhang X, Wu K, Ogino S, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Plasma adiponectin and soluble leptin receptor and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective study. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Sep; 6(9):875-85.
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  7. Nimptsch K, Bernstein AM, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Wu K. Dietary intakes of red meat, poultry, and fish during high school and risk of colorectal adenomas in women. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Jul 15; 178(2):172-83.
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  8. Zhang X, Giovannucci EL, Wu K, Gao X, Hu F, Ogino S, Schernhammer ES, Fuchs CS, Redline S, Willett WC, Ma J. Associations of self-reported sleep duration and snoring with colorectal cancer risk in men and women. Sleep. 2013; 36(5):681-8.
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  9. Yamauchi M, Lochhead P, Imamura Y, Kuchiba A, Liao X, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Morikawa T, Shima K, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Ogino S. Physical activity, tumor PTGS2 expression, and survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jun; 22(6):1142-52.
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  10. Nan H, Giovannucci EL, Wu K, Selhub J, Paul L, Rosner B, Fuchs CS, Cho E. Pre-diagnostic leukocyte genomic DNA methylation and the risk of colorectal cancer in women. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e59455.
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  11. Zhang X, Wu K, Cho E, Ma J, Chan AT, Gao X, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Prospective cohort studies of bowel movement frequency and laxative use and colorectal cancer incidence in US women and men. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 May; 24(5):1015-24.
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  12. Jung S, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Smith-Warner SA. Carotenoid intake and risk of colorectal adenomas in a cohort of male health professionals. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr; 24(4):705-17.
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  13. Lin JH, Zhang SM, Rexrode KM, Manson JE, Chan AT, Wu K, Tworoger SS, Hankinson SE, Fuchs C, Gaziano JM, Buring JE, Giovannucci E. Association between sex hormones and colorectal cancer risk in men and women. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Apr; 11(4):419-424.e1.
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  14. Zhang X, Lee JE, Ma J, Je Y, Wu K, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Prospective cohort studies of vitamin B-6 intake and colorectal cancer incidence: modification by time? Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Oct; 96(4):874-81.
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  15. Lochhead P, Imamura Y, Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Liao X, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Wu K, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Insulin-like growth factor 2 messenger RNA binding protein 3 (IGF2BP3) is a marker of unfavourable prognosis in colorectal cancer. Eur J Cancer. 2012 Dec; 48(18):3405-13.
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  16. Zhang X, Ma J, Wu K, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Blood donation and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in men. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39319.
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  17. Mekary RA, Hu FB, Willett WC, Chiuve S, Wu K, Fuchs C, Fung TT, Giovannucci E. The joint association of eating frequency and diet quality with colorectal cancer risk in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Apr 1; 175(7):664-72.
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  18. Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Liu Y, Malspeis S, Eliassen AH, Wu K, Holmes MD, Laden F, Feskanich D. Determinants of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D and development of prediction models in three US cohorts. Br J Nutr. 2012 Nov; 108(10):1889-96.
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  19. Wu K, Feskanich D, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Willett WC, Hollis BW, Pollak MN, Giovannucci E. Interactions between plasma levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 and C-peptide with risk of colorectal cancer. PLoS One. 2011; 6(12):e28520.
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  20. Zhang X, Giovannucci EL, Smith-Warner SA, Wu K, Fuchs CS, Pollak M, Willett WC, Ma J. A prospective study of intakes of zinc and heme iron and colorectal cancer risk in men and women. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Dec; 22(12):1627-37.
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  21. Nimptsch K, Giovannucci E, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Wei EK, Wu K. Body fatness during childhood and adolescence, adult height, and risk of colorectal adenoma in women. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Oct; 4(10):1710-8.
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  22. Zhang X, Smith-Warner SA, Chan AT, Wu K, Spiegelman D, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Aspirin use, body mass index, physical activity, plasma C-peptide, and colon cancer risk in US health professionals. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Aug 15; 174(4):459-67.
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  23. Figueiredo JC, Mott LA, Giovannucci E, Wu K, Cole B, Grainge MJ, Logan RF, Baron JA. Folic acid and prevention of colorectal adenomas: a combined analysis of randomized clinical trials. Int J Cancer. 2011 Jul 1; 129(1):192-203.
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  24. Lee JE, Li H, Chan AT, Hollis BW, Lee IM, Stampfer MJ, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Ma J. Circulating levels of vitamin D and colon and rectal cancer: the Physicians' Health Study and a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 May; 4(5):735-43.
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  25. Lee JE, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Smith-Warner SA, Wu K, Ma J, Giovannucci E. Folate intake and risk of colorectal cancer and adenoma: modification by time. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 Apr; 93(4):817-25.
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  26. Fung TT, Hu FB, Wu K, Chiuve SE, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci E. The Mediterranean and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diets and colorectal cancer. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Dec; 92(6):1429-35.
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  27. Mekary RA, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Sampson L, Fuchs C, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Smith-Warner SA. Total antioxidant capacity intake and colorectal cancer risk in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Aug; 21(8):1315-21.
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  28. Wu K, Sinha R, Holmes MD, Giovannucci E, Willett W, Cho E. Meat mutagens and breast cancer in postmenopausal women--a cohort analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 May; 19(5):1301-10.
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  29. Wu K, Platz EA, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Selhub J, Rosner BA, Hunter DJ, Giovannucci E. A randomized trial on folic acid supplementation and risk of recurrent colorectal adenoma. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Dec; 90(6):1623-31.
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  30. Wark PA, Wu K, van 't Veer P, Fuchs CF, Giovannucci EL. Family history of colorectal cancer: a determinant of advanced adenoma stage or adenoma multiplicity? Int J Cancer. 2009 Jul 15; 125(2):413-20.
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  31. Wolpin BM, Meyerhardt JA, Chan AT, Ng K, Chan JA, Wu K, Pollak MN, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS. Insulin, the insulin-like growth factor axis, and mortality in patients with nonmetastatic colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jan 10; 27(2):176-85.
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  32. Comstock GW, Alberg AJ, Huang HY, Wu K, Burke AE, Hoffman SC, Norkus EP, Gross M, Cutler RG, Morris JS, Spate VL, Helzlsouer KJ. The risk of developing lung cancer associated with antioxidants in the blood: ascorbic acids, carotenoids, alpha-tocopherol, selenium, and total peroxyl radical absorbing capacity. Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Oct 1; 168(7):831-40.
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  33. Mikhak B, Hunter DJ, Spiegelman D, Platz EA, Wu K, Erdman JW, Giovannucci E. Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) gene polymorphism, interactions with carotenoid levels and prostate cancer risk. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Dec; 29(12):2335-40.
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  34. Ng K, Meyerhardt JA, Wu K, Feskanich D, Hollis BW, Giovannucci EL, Fuchs CS. Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin d levels and survival in patients with colorectal cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Jun 20; 26(18):2984-91.
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  35. Thygesen LC, Wu K, Grønbaek M, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Giovannucci E. Alcohol intake and colorectal cancer: a comparison of approaches for including repeated measures of alcohol consumption. Epidemiology. 2008 Mar; 19(2):258-64.
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  36. Chan AT, Giovannucci EL, Meyerhardt JA, Schernhammer ES, Wu K, Fuchs CS. Aspirin dose and duration of use and risk of colorectal cancer in men. Gastroenterology. 2008 Jan; 134(1):21-8.
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  37. Cho E, Willett WC, Colditz GA, Fuchs CS, Wu K, Chan AT, Zeisel SH, Giovannucci EL. Dietary choline and betaine and the risk of distal colorectal adenoma in women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Aug 15; 99(16):1224-31.
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  38. Wu K, Feskanich D, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Hollis BW, Giovannucci EL. A nested case control study of plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and risk of colorectal cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Jul 18; 99(14):1120-9.
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  39. Hazra A, Wu K, Kraft P, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL, Hunter DJ. Twenty-four non-synonymous polymorphisms in the one-carbon metabolic pathway and risk of colorectal adenoma in the Nurses' Health Study. Carcinogenesis. 2007 Jul; 28(7):1510-9.
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  40. Oh K, Willett WC, Wu K, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Calcium and vitamin D intakes in relation to risk of distal colorectal adenoma in women. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 May 15; 165(10):1178-86.
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  41. Lin J, Zhang SM, Wu K, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci E. Flavonoid intake and colorectal cancer risk in men and women. Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Oct 1; 164(7):644-51.
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  42. Wu K, Giovannucci E, Byrne C, Platz EA, Fuchs C, Willett WC, Sinha R. Meat mutagens and risk of distal colon adenoma in a cohort of U.S. men. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jun; 15(6):1120-5.
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  43. Wu K, Hu FB, Willett WC, Giovannucci E. Dietary patterns and risk of prostate cancer in U.S. men. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Jan; 15(1):167-71.
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  44. Michaud DS, Skinner HG, Wu K, Hu F, Giovannucci E, Willett WC, Colditz GA, Fuchs CS. Dietary patterns and pancreatic cancer risk in men and women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Apr 6; 97(7):518-24.
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  45. Wu K, Hu FB, Fuchs C, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Giovannucci E. Dietary patterns and risk of colon cancer and adenoma in a cohort of men (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2004 Nov; 15(9):853-62.
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  46. Cho E, Smith-Warner SA, Spiegelman D, Beeson WL, van den Brandt PA, Colditz GA, Folsom AR, Fraser GE, Freudenheim JL, Giovannucci E, Goldbohm RA, Graham S, Miller AB, Pietinen P, Potter JD, Rohan TE, Terry P, Toniolo P, Virtanen MJ, Willett WC, Wolk A, Wu K, Yaun SS, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Hunter DJ. Dairy foods, calcium, and colorectal cancer: a pooled analysis of 10 cohort studies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Jul 7; 96(13):1015-22.
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  47. Wu K, Erdman JW, Schwartz SJ, Platz EA, Leitzmann M, Clinton SK, DeGroff V, Willett WC, Giovannucci E. Plasma and dietary carotenoids, and the risk of prostate cancer: a nested case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Feb; 13(2):260-9.
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  48. Wei EK, Giovannucci E, Wu K, Rosner B, Fuchs CS, Willett WC, Colditz GA. Comparison of risk factors for colon and rectal cancer. Int J Cancer. 2004 Jan 20; 108(3):433-42.
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  49. Giovannucci E, Rimm EB, Liu Y, Leitzmann M, Wu K, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC. Body mass index and risk of prostate cancer in U.S. health professionals. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Aug 20; 95(16):1240-4.
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  50. Leitzmann MF, Stampfer MJ, Wu K, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Zinc supplement use and risk of prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Jul 2; 95(13):1004-7.
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  51. Wu K, Schwartz SJ, Platz EA, Clinton SK, Erdman JW, Ferruzzi MG, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL. Variations in plasma lycopene and specific isomers over time in a cohort of U.S. men. J Nutr. 2003 Jun; 133(6):1930-6.
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  52. Wu K, Willett WC, Chan JM, Fuchs CS, Colditz GA, Rimm EB, Giovannucci EL. A prospective study on supplemental vitamin e intake and risk of colon cancer in women and men. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Nov; 11(11):1298-304.
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  53. Shin MH, Holmes MD, Hankinson SE, Wu K, Colditz GA, Willett WC. Intake of dairy products, calcium, and vitamin d and risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Sep 4; 94(17):1301-11.
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  54. Wu K, Willett WC, Fuchs CS, Colditz GA, Giovannucci EL. Calcium intake and risk of colon cancer in women and men. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Mar 20; 94(6):437-46.
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