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Dr. Cao is a cancer epidemiologist focusing on risk prediction, screening and early detection, and chemoprevention of gastrointestinal malignancies. She has extensive training and research experience in genetic, molecular, and nutritional epidemiology. Her research areas include the etiology and early detection of young onset colorectal cancer, the role of microbiome and host immunity in carcinogenesis, and the development of precision aspirin chemoprevention guidelines. She will utilize multiple -omic technologies (e.g. metagenomics, proteomics), advanced prediction tools (e.g. machine learning), as well as methods in comparative effectiveness research (e.g. decision modeling), to develop personalized cancer prevention and early detection strategies.

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Research Output 2010 2019

19 Citations (Scopus)

Association of Obesity with Risk of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer among Women

Liu, P. H., Wu, K., Ng, K., Zauber, A. G., Nguyen, L. H., Song, M., He, X., Fuchs, C. S., Ogino, S., Willett, W. C., Chan, A. T., Giovannucci, E. L. & Cao, Y., Jan 2019, In : JAMA oncology. 5, 1, p. 37-44 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms
Obesity
Body Mass Index
Weight Gain
Nurses
1 Citation (Scopus)

A Summary of the Fight Colorectal Cancer Working Meeting: Exploring Risk Factors and Etiology of Sporadic Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

Dwyer, A. J., Murphy, C. C., Boland, C. R., Garcia, R., Hampel, H., Limburg, P., Lowery, J., Zauber, A. G., Waring, S., Worrall, S., Perea, J., Siegel, R., Lee, J., Molmenti, C., Sears, C. L., Buckhaults, P., Hayes, R., Hussan, H., de Miranda, N., Palles, C. & 23 others, Diaz, L., Song, M., Cercek, A., Lieu, C. H., Patel, S. G., Karlitz, J. J., Cao, Y., Demb, J., Blatchford, P., Risendal, B., Weltzien, E., Wali, A., Daschner, P., Loomans-Kropp, H., Flores, R., Levell, C. L., Wehling, K., Martin, J., Pesmen, C., Kuchar, V., Soisson, R., Davis, A. & Ahnen, D., Aug 2019, In : Gastroenterology. 157, 2, p. 280-288 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Age of Onset
Colorectal Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Calcium intake and colon cancer risk subtypes by tumor molecular characteristics

Keum, N. N., Liu, L., Hamada, T., Qian, Z. R., Nowak, J. A., Cao, Y., da Silva, A., Kosumi, K., Song, M., Nevo, D., Wang, M., Chan, A. T., Meyerhardt, J. A., Fuchs, C. S., Wu, K., Ogino, S., Nishihara, R. & Zhang, X., Jun 1 2019, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 30, 6, p. 637-649 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

CpG Islands
Colonic Neoplasms
Calcium
Microsatellite Instability
Confidence Intervals
1 Citation (Scopus)

Calcium intake and risk of colorectal cancer according to tumor-infiltrating T cells

Yang, W., Liu, L., Keum, N. N., Qian, Z. R., Nowak, J. A., Hamada, T., Song, M., Cao, Y., Nosho, K., Smith-Warner, S. A., Zhang, S., Masugi, Y., Ng, K., Kosumi, K., Ma, Y., Garrett, W. S., Wang, M., Nan, H., Giannakis, M., Meyerhardt, J. A. & 7 others, Chan, A. T., Fuchs, C. S., Nishihara, R., Wu, K., Giovannucci, E. L., Ogino, S. & Zhang, X., May 2019, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 12, 5, p. 283-293 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Colorectal Neoplasms
Calcium
T-Lymphocytes
Neoplasms
Confidence Intervals

Dietary intake of fiber, whole grains and risk of colorectal cancer: An updated analysis according to food sources, tumor location and molecular subtypes in two large US cohorts

He, X., Wu, K., Zhang, X., Nishihara, R., Cao, Y., Fuchs, C. S., Giovannucci, E. L., Ogino, S., Chan, A. T. & Song, M., Dec 1 2019, In : International Journal of Cancer. 145, 11, p. 3040-3051 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Fiber
Colorectal Neoplasms
Food
Neoplasms
Colon