Marian L. Neuhouser

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention Program
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Mailing Address

1100 Fairview Ave North, M4-B402
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States


Phone: (206) 667-4797
Fax: (206) 667-7850


Ph.D., University of Washington, Nutritional Sciences, 1996.
B.S., University of California, Davis, Nutrition, 1980.

Research Interests

My research focus is diet and physical activity in relation to energy balance and cancer risk. My research projects include both observational and intervention studies. In addition, part of my research focus is on methodological research to improve methods of diet and physical activity assessment and the extent to which biological markers can improve upon measures of self-report. Current projects include a randomized cross-over feeding study of low and high glycemic load diets and their effect on cancer suseptibility biomarkers. A subset of the feeding study subjects participate in a postprandial study to test the effects of the study diets on metabolic parameters throughout the day. Both of these studies are part of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC). In the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) we are investigating metabolic biomarkers and insulin resistance in relation to prostate cancer risk. In a multi-site cohort of breast cancer suvivors (the Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle Study), we are examining the role of vitamin D and breast cancer progression and prognosis.


Reading, Writing, Speaking

Portuguese: Fluent, Fluent, Fluent
French: Functional, Basic, Basic
Spanish: Basic, Basic, Basic


American Association for Cancer Research
American Dietetic Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Preventive Oncology

Honors and Awards

1999, JACN Best Scientific Paper Award, The American College of Nutrition, Folate and Neural Tube Defects


Recent Publications

Petimar J, Wilson KM, Wu K, Wang M, Albanes D, van den Brandt PA, Cook MB, Giles GG, Giovannucci EL, Goodman GG et al..  2017.  A Pooled Analysis of 15 Prospective Cohort Studies on the Association Between Fruit, Vegetable, and Mature Bean Consumption and Risk of Prostate Cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Abstract

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