Alan R. Kristal

Appointments and Affiliations

 
 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention
Associate Head
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Epidemiology
Professor
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Cancer Prevention
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
P.O. 19024, M4-B402
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 667-4686
Fax: (206) 667-7850
alan.kristal@fredhutch.org

Degrees

Dr.P.H., Columbia University, Epidemiology, 1983.
M.P.H., Northwestern University, Community Medicine, 1979.
M.S., Framingham State College, Nutrition, 1976.

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in nutritional epidemiology, including the etiologic relationships between diet and cancer and implementation and evaluation of public health nutrition interventions. Current projects include studies on: (1) diet, dietary supplements and prostate cancer risk; (2) diet and neoplastic progression of Barrett's esophagus; (3) low-fat diet and breast cancer survival; and (4) dietary supplement use and cancer risk.

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research
American Society for Clinical Nutrition
American Society for Nutritional Sciences
American Society of Preventive Oncology
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Recent Publications

2015
Murtola T, Gurel B, Umbehr M, Lucia SM, Thompson IM, Goodman PJ, Kristal AR, Parnes HL, Lippman SM, Sutcliffe S et al..  2015.  Inflammation in benign prostate tissue and prostate cancer in the finasteride arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
2014
Schenk JM, Till CA, Tangen CM, Goodman PJ, Song X, Torkko KC, Kristal AR, Peters U, Neuhouser ML.  2014.  Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d concentrations and risk of prostate cancer: results from the prostate cancer prevention trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 23(8):1484-93. Abstract
Gurel B, Lucia SM, Thompson IM, Goodman PJ, Tangen CM, Kristal AR, Parnes HL, Hoque A, Lippman SM, Sutcliffe S et al..  2014.  Chronic Inflammation in Benign Prostate Tissue Is Associated with High-Grade Prostate Cancer in the Placebo Arm of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Kristal AR, Till CA, Song X, Tangen CM, Goodman PJ, Neuhouser ML, Schenk JM, Thompson IM, Meyskens FL, Goodman GE et al..  2014.  Plasma Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer Risk; Results from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract
Brasky TM, Thompson IM, King IB, Kristal AR.  2014.  Response.. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 106(4):dju021.
2013
2012