Dr. Liu is an epidemiologist whose primary research focuses are in the areas of breast cancer prevention and prognosis and cancer disparities. Specifically, Dr. Liu’s research includes (1) early life factors (e.g., growth and developmental factors, diet, lifestyle) in childhood and adolescence that are associated with risk of breast cancer and its intermediate risk markers, (2) biomarkers that are associated with the progression of premalignant breast diseases, (3) barriers to high-quality cancer care in cancer patients on Medicaid and their associated cancer outcomes, (4) the roles of patients, providers, and neighborhoods in cancer disparities, and (5) cancer risk prediction models.
3380-80323A (Liu, Y) 3/1/11 ― 6/31/12
BJH Foundation Cancer Frontier Fund
Characterization of the stroma from ductal carcinoma in situ and clinical outcome
The specific aim of this study is to evaluate a novel set of the proteins expressed in the DCIS-associated stroma in relation to the risk of invasive progression.
Role: Principal Investigator
3380-80323 (Colditz, GA) 3/1/11 ― 6/31/12
BJH Foundation Cancer Frontier Fund
Adolescent diet and risk of proliferative benign breast disease
This study is to investigate the relationship between adolescent alcohol and fiber consumption and the risk of proliferative benign breast disease.
Liu Y, Tamimi RM, Berkey CS, Willett WC, Collins LC, Schnitt SJ, Connolly JL,Colditz GA. Intakes of alcohol and folate during adolescence and risk of proliferative benign breast disease. Pediatrics. 2012; 129(5):e1192-8. PubMed PMID: 22492774, PMCID: PMC3866773.
Jeffe DB, Pérez M, Liu Y, Collins KK, Aft RL, Schootman M. Quality of life over time in women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, early-stage invasive breast cancer, and age-matched controls. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2012; 134(1):379-91. NIHMSID: NIHMS405138 PubMed PMID: 22484800, PMCID: PMC3448489.
Liu Y, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Berkey CS, Collins LC, Schnitt SJ, Connolly JL, Chen WY, Willett WC, Tamimi RM. Alcohol intake between menarche and first pregnancy: a prospective study of breast cancer risk. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2013; 105(20):1571-8. PubMed PMID: 23985142, PMCID: PMC3797023.
Liu Y, Colditz GA, Cotterchio M, Boucher BA, Kreiger N. Adolescent dietary fiber, vegetable fat, vegetable protein, and nut intakes and breast cancer risk. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2014; 145(2):461-70. NIHMSID: NIHMS586813 PubMed PMID: 24737167, PMCID: PMC4079116.
Liu Y, Colditz GA, Gehlert S, Goodman M. Racial disparities in risk of second breast tumors after ductal carcinoma in situ. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2014; 148(1):163-73. NIHMSID: NIHMS674772 PubMed PMID: 25261293, PMCID: PMC4386599.
Islami F, Liu Y, Jemal A, Zhou J, Weiderpass E, Colditz G, Boffetta P, Weiss M. Breastfeeding and breast cancer risk by receptor status--a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology / ESMO. 2015; 26(12):2398-407. PubMed PMID: 26504151, PMCID: PMC4855244.
Liu Y, Tobias DK, Sturgeon KM, Rosner B, Malik V, Cespedes E, Joshi AD, Eliassen AH, Colditz GA. Physical activity from menarche to first pregnancy and risk of breast cancer. International journal of cancer. 2016; PubMed PMID: 27130486.
Liu Y, Tamimi RM, Collins LC, Schnitt SJ, Gilmore HL, Connolly JL, Colditz GA. The association between vascular endothelial growth factor expression in invasive breast cancer and survival varies with intrinsic subtypes and use of adjuvant systemic therapy: results from the Nurses' Health Study. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2011; 129(1):175-84. NIHMSID: NIHMS458239 PubMed PMID: 21390493, PMCID: PMC3640508.
Liu Y, Pérez M, Schootman M, Aft RL, Gillanders WE, Jeffe DB. Correlates of fear of cancer recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in situ and early invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2011; 130(1):165-73. NIHMSID: NIHMS338434 PubMed PMID: 21553295, PMCID: PMC3227390.
Liu Y, Schloemann DT, Lian M, Colditz GA. Accelerated partial breast irradiation through brachytherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ: factors influencing utilization and risks of second breast tumors. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2015; 151(1):199-208. NIHMSID: NIHMS682969 PubMed PMID: 25893591, PMCID: PMC4437586.
PubMed page for Ying Liu, MD, PhD, MPH.
- Reviewer, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2011-
- Reviewer, Psycho-Oncology, 2011-
- Reviewer, International Journal of Public Health, 2012-