Translational Research Program

Obesity, Body Fat Distribution and Cancer Risk in the Multiethnic Cohort

PI: LeMarchand (University of Hawaii Cancer Center); J Lampe, Leader of Project 4 titled “Associations of Gut Microbiome Predictors of Body Fat Amount and Distribution with Intermediate Cancer Phenotypes"                     

This study proposes to measure body fat directly using imaging methods (DXA and MRI) and to identify blood biomarkers and lifestyle behaviors that predict body fat distribution in a multiethnic population in order to test their associations with risks of breast and colorectal cancers.