We use epidemiologic methods to investigate the the causes of cancer. This includes several investigations to understand the relationship between diet or obesity affects the risk of breast or prostate cancer. Genetic markers of susceptibility to these cancers are also investigated. Addtionally, we have started work to understand racial disparities in cancer risk, including the possibility that differences in cancer screening practices by race affect disease outcomes.


The following timeline graph is generated from all co-authored publications.

Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Alcohol intake increases high-grade prostate cancer risk among men taking dutasteride in the REDUCE trial. Fowke JH, Howard L, Andriole GL, Freedland SJ (2014) Eur Urol 66(6): 1133-8
    › Primary publication · 24568894 (PubMed) · PMC4127165 (PubMed Central)
  2. Surgical intervention for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia is correlated with expression of the AP-1 transcription factor network. Lin-Tsai O, Clark PE, Miller NL, Fowke JH, Hameed O, Hayward SW, Strand DW (2014) Prostate 74(6): 669-79
    › Primary publication · 24500928 (PubMed) · PMC4160824 (PubMed Central)
  3. Validation of a previous day recall for measuring the location and purpose of active and sedentary behaviors compared to direct observation. Kozey Keadle S, Lyden K, Hickey A, Ray EL, Fowke JH, Freedson PS, Matthews CE (2014) Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act : 12
    › Primary publication · 24490619 (PubMed) · PMC3922158 (PubMed Central)
  4. Racial variation in the quality of surgical care for bladder cancer. Barocas DA, Alvarez J, Koyama T, Anderson CB, Gray DT, Fowke JH, You C, Chang SS, Cookson MS, Smith JA, Penson DF (2014) Cancer 120(7): 1018-25
    › Primary publication · 24339051 (PubMed) · PMC3961490 (PubMed Central)
  5. Genetic risk factors for BMI and obesity in an ethnically diverse population: results from the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology (PAGE) study. Fesinmeyer MD, North KE, Ritchie MD, Lim U, Franceschini N, Wilkens LR, Gross MD, Bůžková P, Glenn K, Quibrera PM, Fernández-Rhodes L, Li Q, Fowke JH, Li R, Carlson CS, Prentice RL, Kuller LH, Manson JE, Matise TC, Cole SA, Chen CT, Howard BV, Kolonel LN, Henderson BE, Monroe KR, Crawford DC, Hindorff LA, Buyske S, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L, Peters U (2013) Obesity (Silver Spring) 21(4): 835-46
    › Primary publication · 23712987 (PubMed) · PMC3482415 (PubMed Central)