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Judith ChanJune M. Chan ScD

Professor, Departments of Epidemiology &  Biostatistics and Urology

University of California San Francisco


June M. Chan is Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Urology at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She obtained degrees in Applied Math in Biology and Epidemiology at Harvard University, where she also completed her postdoctoral fellowship. She was awarded the Steven and Christine Burd-Safeway Distinguished Professorship at UCSF in 2009.

Her research is focused on understanding how diet, exercise, other lifestyle factors and genetics contribute to prostate cancer progression, aggressiveness, and death. Her team aims to identify risk-reduction strategies for men with or at high risk for prostate cancer, evaluate novel molecular markers of prostate cancer aggressiveness to improve screening, diagnosis or prognosis of clinically relevant disease, and improve cancer survivorship for men with prostate cancer worldwide.

She leads or co-leads clinical trials among different populations of men with prostate cancer, evaluating interventions on supervised and unsupervised exercise, decision support, websites to promote healthy habits, and wearable activity trackers. She also oversees efforts to improve prediction of aggressive prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis, using tumor biomarkers, germline genetics, and clinical and lifestyle factors. She developed the Diet & Lifestyle sub-study with the national Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Research Endeavor (CaPSURE), and has collaborated on prostate cancer investigations within the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT), and the Endogenous Hormones, Nutritional Biomarkers and Prostate Cancer Collaborative Group.


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Forthcoming events

Exploiting electronic health records to improve infection management

Monday, 03 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Title TBC

Tuesday, 04 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease Progression

Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Festival of Global Health - Survivors

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ Curzon Oxford, Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford OX1 1NZ

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit (IDEU) Symposium 2024

Friday, 14 June 2024, 9.30am to 4.15pm @ Big Data Institute LG seminar rooms