June Chan, DSc
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Department||Epidemiology & Biostatistics|
|Address||550 16th Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Harvard College||AB||Applied Math in Biology||1994|
|Harvard School of Public Health||ScD||Epidemiology||1998|
|Harvard School of Public Health||Post-doctoral Fellowship|| Epidemiology||2000|
|Dept. of Urology, UCSF||2009||Steven & Christine Burd-Safeway Distinguished Professorship|
|American Association for Cancer Research & CA Dept. of Health Services||2002
||2003||Early Career Investigator Award|
|Prostate Cancer Foundation (formerly CaPCURE)||1998
||2000||Young Investigator Award|
|Society for Epidemiologic Research||1998||Abraham Lilienfeld Student Prize|
||1997||Pforzheimer Public Service Fellowship|
|Uppsala University, Sweden||1994
Dr. June M. Chan has broad interests in cancer prevention and public health, in particular what individuals can do to modify their risk of chronic disease, co-morbidity, and death. She has expertise and interests in epidemiology and medical education; and has conducted research on diabetes, pancreatic, colon, and prostate cancer.
Her current research is focused on understanding how diet, exercise, other lifestyle factors and genetics contribute to prostate cancer progression, aggressiveness, and death. She is particularly interested in identifying modifiable lifestyle risk factors for prostate cancer progression, and using this information to better understand prostate cancer biology & inform public health recommendations. She has worked in this area for ~20 years and was awarded the Steven & Christine Burd-Safeway Distinguished Professorship at UCSF (University of California San Francisco) in 2009 in recognition of her teaching, research, and service activities in the field of prostate cancer. Her team's clinical and translational research studies aim to identify risk-reduction strategies for men with or at high risk for prostate cancer; evaluate novel molecular markers of prostate cancer aggressiveness that may improve screening, diagnosis, or prognosis of clinically relevant disease; and improve cancer survivorship for the millions of men living with prostate cancer worldwide.
She is PI of a randomized clinical trial examining an exercise intervention among men pursuing active surveillance for prostate cancer; co-PI on a large Dept. of Defense Translational Impact Award focused on improving risk stratification and decision support for men considering active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer; co-lead for a national web-based intervention to promote healthy diet & exercise habits among men living with prostate cancer; and site co-PI for a global clinical trial of exercise among men with metastatic prostate cancer. She serves as mentor for two junior faculty on three distinct lifestyle intervention trials for cancer survivors. She developed the Diet & Lifestyle sub-study with the Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE); and has collaborated broadly on other studies focused on prostate cancer, including the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), the Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Study (PASS), and the Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group.
1994 AB Applied Mathematics in Biology, Harvard College
1994-95 Fulbright Scholar, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Uppsala University, Sweden
1998 ScD Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Research Interest Keywords:
- prostate cancer, cancer prevention, lifestyle risk factors, diet, physical activity, exercise, biomarkers, genetics, epidemiology, medical education, prognostication, public health, risk communication, health education & promotion, pancreatic cancer
- Steering Committee Member, PhD Program in Epidemiology and Translational Science, UCSF
- Previously (2007-2015) - Co-Director, Mechanisms, Methods, & Malignancy (M3), Essential Core Curriculum for Medical Students & Discipline Leader, Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine, Essential Core Curriculum for Medical Students
- Executive Committee Member, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF
- Co-Director, Urologic Clinical and Translational Science Program, Dept. of Urology, UCSF
- Member, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Program Leadership Committee
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