Sarah Nechuta
Faculty Member
Last active: 5/19/2017

Profile

My research program focuses on environmental factors and biomarkers in chronic disease epidemiology, and in particular breast cancer epidemiology, health disparities, and women's health. After obtaining my PhD in 2009, I received postdoctoral training in nutritional and cancer epidemiology in the Division of Epidemiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and joined the faculty in 2012. I have participated in several projects utilizing large-scale cohort and case-control studies at the VUMC (Shanghai Women's Health Study, Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study, Nashville Breast Health Study, and the Southern Community Cohort Study) and with other institutions (Nurses Health Study-Harvard University, Life After Cancer Epidemiology Study-Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Women's Healthy Eating & Living Study-University of California San Diego, DietCompLyf cohort study-University of Westminster in London). I received a K12 from the NIEHS in 2012. I received the NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research Award (2012-2014) and Renewal (2014-2015). Currently, I am PI of an NCI R03 and recently funded 5-year career development award from the NCI (DNA Repair Pathways and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Outcomes).

Publications

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Featured publications are shown below:

  1. The Role of Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress in Breast Cancer Risk and Prognosis: A Systematic Review of the Epidemiologic Literature. Lee JD, Cai Q, Shu XO, Nechuta SJ (2017) J Womens Health (Larchmt) 26(5): 467-482
    › Primary publication · 28151039 (PubMed)
  2. Postdiagnosis social networks and breast cancer mortality in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Kroenke CH, Michael YL, Poole EM, Kwan ML, Nechuta S, Leas E, Caan BJ, Pierce J, Shu XO, Zheng Y, Chen WY (2017) Cancer 123(7): 1228-1237
    › Primary publication · 27943274 (PubMed) · PMC5360517 (PubMed Central)
  3. Impact of very low physical activity, BMI, and comorbidities on mortality among breast cancer survivors. Nelson SH, Marinac CR, Patterson RE, Nechuta SJ, Flatt SW, Caan BJ, Kwan ML, Poole EM, Chen WY, Shu XO, Pierce JP (2016) Breast Cancer Res Treat 155(3): 551-7
    › Primary publication · 26861056 (PubMed) · PMC4866506 (PubMed Central)
  4. Post-diagnosis social networks, and lifestyle and treatment factors in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Kroenke CH, Michael YL, Shu XO, Poole EM, Kwan ML, Nechuta S, Caan BJ, Pierce JP, Chen WY (2017) Psychooncology 26(4): 544-552
    › Primary publication · 26749519 (PubMed) · PMC4938778 (PubMed Central)
  5. A pooled analysis of post-diagnosis lifestyle factors in association with late estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer prognosis. Nechuta S, Chen WY, Cai H, Poole EM, Kwan ML, Flatt SW, Patterson RE, Pierce JP, Caan BJ, Ou Shu X (2016) Int J Cancer 138(9): 2088-97
    › Primary publication · 26606746 (PubMed) · PMC4764465 (PubMed Central)
  6. ALDH1A1 mRNA expression in association with prognosis of triple-negative breast cancer. Liu Y, Baglia M, Zheng Y, Blot W, Bao PP, Cai H, Nechuta S, Zheng W, Cai Q, Shu XO (2015) Oncotarget 6(38): 41360-9
    › Primary publication · 26462023 (PubMed) · PMC4747411 (PubMed Central)
  7. Adolescent exercise in association with mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer among middle-aged and older Chinese women. Nechuta SJ, Shu XO, Yang G, Cai H, Gao YT, Li HL, Xiang YB, Zheng W (2015) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 24(8): 1270-6
    › Primary publication · 26231350 (PubMed) · PMC4526431 (PubMed Central)
  8. Energy-Related Indicators and Breast Cancer Risk among White and Black Women. Sanderson M, Lipworth L, Shen-Miller D, Nechuta S, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Shrubsole MJ, Zheng W (2015) PLoS One 10(4): e0125058
    › Primary publication · 25927530 (PubMed) · PMC4416034 (PubMed Central)
  9. Urinary biomarkers of oxidative stress and breast cancer survival. Nechuta S, Cai Q, Zheng Y, Milne GL, Cai H, Dai Q, Yang G, Zheng W, Lu W, Shu XO (2014) Cancer Causes Control 25(6): 701-7
    › Primary publication · 24820618 (PubMed) · PMC4031460 (PubMed Central)
  10. Correlates of 25-hydroxyvitamin D among Chinese breast cancer patients. Shi L, Nechuta S, Gao YT, Zheng Y, Dorjgochoo T, Wu J, Cai Q, Zheng W, Lu W, Shu XO (2014) PLoS One 9(1): e86467
    › Primary publication · 24466109 (PubMed) · PMC3897707 (PubMed Central)
  11. Lifetime cigarette smoking and breast cancer prognosis in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Pierce JP, Patterson RE, Senger CM, Flatt SW, Caan BJ, Natarajan L, Nechuta SJ, Poole EM, Shu XO, Chen WY (2014) J Natl Cancer Inst 106(1): djt359
    › Primary publication · 24317179 (PubMed) · PMC3906992 (PubMed Central)
  12. Exercise after diagnosis and metabolic syndrome among breast cancer survivors: a report from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study. Bao PP, Zheng Y, Nechuta S, Gu K, Cai H, Peng P, Shu XO, Lu W (2013) Cancer Causes Control 24(9): 1747-56
    › Primary publication · 23860950 (PubMed) · PMC3858324 (PubMed Central)
  13. Postdiagnosis cruciferous vegetable consumption and breast cancer outcomes: a report from the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Nechuta S, Caan BJ, Chen WY, Kwan ML, Lu W, Cai H, Poole EM, Flatt SW, Zheng W, Pierce JP, Shu XO (2013) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22(8): 1451-6
    › Primary publication · 23765086 (PubMed) · PMC3732536 (PubMed Central)
  14. Postdiagnosis supplement use and breast cancer prognosis in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Poole EM, Shu X, Caan BJ, Flatt SW, Holmes MD, Lu W, Kwan ML, Nechuta SJ, Pierce JP, Chen WY (2013) Breast Cancer Res Treat 139(2): 529-37
    › Primary publication · 23660948 (PubMed) · PMC3698864 (PubMed Central)
  15. Comorbidities and breast cancer survival: a report from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study. Nechuta S, Lu W, Zheng Y, Cai H, Bao PP, Gu K, Zheng W, Shu XO (2013) Breast Cancer Res Treat 139(1): 227-35
    › Primary publication · 23605082 (PubMed) · PMC3712758 (PubMed Central)
  16. Postdiagnosis alcohol consumption and breast cancer prognosis in the after breast cancer pooling project. Kwan ML, Chen WY, Flatt SW, Weltzien EK, Nechuta SJ, Poole EM, Holmes MD, Patterson RE, Shu XO, Pierce JP, Caan BJ (2013) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22(1): 32-41
    › Primary publication · 23150063 (PubMed) · PMC3538884 (PubMed Central)
  17. Prospective cohort study of tea consumption and risk of digestive system cancers: results from the Shanghai Women's Health Study. Nechuta S, Shu XO, Li HL, Yang G, Ji BT, Xiang YB, Cai H, Chow WH, Gao YT, Zheng W (2012) Am J Clin Nutr 96(5): 1056-63
    › Primary publication · 23053557 (PubMed) · PMC3471195 (PubMed Central)
  18. Weight change and survival after breast cancer in the after breast cancer pooling project. Caan BJ, Kwan ML, Shu XO, Pierce JP, Patterson RE, Nechuta SJ, Poole EM, Kroenke CH, Weltzien EK, Flatt SW, Quesenberry CP, Holmes MD, Chen WY (2012) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21(8): 1260-71
    › Primary publication · 22695738 (PubMed) · PMC3433249 (PubMed Central)
  19. Soy food intake after diagnosis of breast cancer and survival: an in-depth analysis of combined evidence from cohort studies of US and Chinese women. Nechuta SJ, Caan BJ, Chen WY, Lu W, Chen Z, Kwan ML, Flatt SW, Zheng Y, Zheng W, Pierce JP, Shu XO (2012) Am J Clin Nutr 96(1): 123-32
    › Primary publication · 22648714 (PubMed) · PMC3374736 (PubMed Central)
  20. Attitudes of pregnant women towards collection of biological specimens during pregnancy and at birth. Nechuta S, Mudd LM, Elliott MR, Lepkowski JM, Paneth N, Michigan Alliance for the National Children's Study (2012) Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26(3): 272-5
    › Primary publication · 22471686 (PubMed)
  21. Pre-diagnosis body mass index and survival after breast cancer in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. Kwan ML, Chen WY, Kroenke CH, Weltzien EK, Beasley JM, Nechuta SJ, Poole EM, Lu W, Holmes MD, Quesenberry CP, Pierce JP, Shu XO, Caan BJ (2012) Breast Cancer Res Treat 132(2): 729-39
    › Primary publication · 22187127 (PubMed) · PMC3507508 (PubMed Central)
  22. Marital status and mortality among middle age and elderly men and women in urban Shanghai. Va P, Yang WS, Nechuta S, Chow WH, Cai H, Yang G, Gao S, Gao YT, Zheng W, Shu XO, Xiang YB (2011) PLoS One 6(11): e26600
    › Primary publication · 22073174 (PubMed) · PMC3206811 (PubMed Central)
  23. Meeting the physical activity guidelines and survival after breast cancer: findings from the after breast cancer pooling project. Beasley JM, Kwan ML, Chen WY, Weltzien EK, Kroenke CH, Lu W, Nechuta SJ, Cadmus-Bertram L, Patterson RE, Sternfeld B, Shu XO, Pierce JP, Caan BJ (2012) Breast Cancer Res Treat 131(2): 637-43
    › Primary publication · 21935600 (PubMed) · PMC3272362 (PubMed Central)
  24. The After Breast Cancer Pooling Project: rationale, methodology, and breast cancer survivor characteristics. Nechuta SJ, Caan BJ, Chen WY, Flatt SW, Lu W, Patterson RE, Poole EM, Kwan ML, Chen Z, Weltzien E, Pierce JP, Shu XO (2011) Cancer Causes Control 22(9): 1319-31
    › Primary publication · 21710192 (PubMed) · PMC3169084 (PubMed Central)
  25. Vitamin supplement use during breast cancer treatment and survival: a prospective cohort study. Nechuta S, Lu W, Chen Z, Zheng Y, Gu K, Cai H, Zheng W, Shu XO (2011) Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20(2): 262-71
    › Primary publication · 21177425 (PubMed) · PMC3057050 (PubMed Central)
  26. A population-based case-control study of fetal growth, gestational age, and maternal breast cancer. Nechuta S, Paneth N, Pathak DR, Gardiner J, Copeland G, Velie EM (2010) Am J Epidemiol 172(8): 962-70
    › Primary publication · 20858745 (PubMed) · PMC2984246 (PubMed Central)
  27. Combined impact of lifestyle-related factors on total and cause-specific mortality among Chinese women: prospective cohort study. Nechuta SJ, Shu XO, Li HL, Yang G, Xiang YB, Cai H, Chow WH, Ji B, Zhang X, Wen W, Gao YT, Zheng W (2010) PLoS Med 7(9)
    › Primary publication · 20856900 (PubMed) · PMC2939020 (PubMed Central)
  28. Pregnancy characteristics and maternal breast cancer risk: a review of the epidemiologic literature. Nechuta S, Paneth N, Velie EM (2010) Cancer Causes Control 21(7): 967-89
    › Primary publication · 20224871 (PubMed) · PMC3863387 (PubMed Central)
  29. Attitudes of pregnant women towards participation in perinatal epidemiological research. Nechuta S, Mudd LM, Biery L, Elliott MR, Lepkowski JM, Paneth N, Michigan Alliance for the National Children's Study (2009) Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23(5): 424-30
    › Primary publication · 19689493 (PubMed)
  30. Factors associated with women's perceptions of physical activity safety during pregnancy. Mudd LM, Nechuta S, Pivarnik JM, Paneth N, Michigan Alliance for National Children's Study (2009) Prev Med 49(2-3): 194-9
    › Primary publication · 19540874 (PubMed)
  31. Prenatal care and delivery room staff attitudes toward research and the National Children's Study. Mudd LM, Pham X, Nechuta S, Elliott MR, Lepkowski JM, Paneth N, Michigan Alliance for the National Children's Study (2008) Matern Child Health J 12(6): 684-91
    › Primary publication · 18668359 (PubMed)
  32. Lifetime reproductive and anthropometric risk factors for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Velie EM, Nechuta S, Osuch JR (2005) Breast Dis : 17-35
    › Primary publication · 16917137 (PubMed)