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Lenora Loo, PhD

Faculty RankAssociate Researcher
InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii
DepartmentCancer Epidemiology
AddressUniversity of Hawaii Cancer Center
701 Ilalo St
Honolulu HI 96813
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    F32GM018246     (LOO, LENORA W)Jun 30, 1997
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21CA176555     (LOO, LENORA WM)Jul 8, 2014 - Jun 30, 2018
    Obesity and IGF-axis Activation in Native Hawaiian Women with Breast Cancer
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01CA229815     (LOO, LENORA WM)Mar 1, 2019 - Feb 28, 2024
    The Role of 27-hydroxycholesterol in Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Multiethnic Study
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01MD014862     (PARK, SUNGSHIM LANI)Feb 25, 2020 - Dec 31, 2024
    Comprehensive molecular characterization of lung cancers in five racial/ethnic groups with disparate risk
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Huang BZ, Binder AM, Quon B, Patel YM, Lum-Jones A, Tiirikainen M, Murphy SE, Loo L, Maunakea AK, Haiman CA, Wilkens LR, Koh WP, Cai Q, Aldrich MC, Siegmund KD, Hecht SS, Yuan JM, Blot WJ, Stram DO, Le Marchand L, Park SL. Epigenome-wide association study of total nicotine equivalents in multiethnic current smokers from three prospective cohorts. Am J Hum Genet. 2024 Feb 16. PMID: 38367619.
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    2. Bantum EO, Yamada PM, Makolo T, Yu H, Pagano I, Subia N, Walsh C, Loo LWM. Hula as a physical activity and social support intervention for sustained activity in female breast and gynecologic cancer survivors. Front Psychol. 2023; 14:1190532. PMID: 37941759.
    3. DeRouen MC, Yang J, Li Y, Franke AA, Tome AN, White KK, Hernandez BY, Shvetsov Y, Setiawan V, Wu AH, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L, Loo LWM, Cheng I. Circulating 27-hydroxycholesterol, lipids, and steroid hormones in breast cancer risk: a nested case-control study of the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Breast Cancer Res. 2023 08 14; 25(1):95. PMID: 37580793.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Hernandez BY, Zhu X, Nagata M, Loo L, Chan O, Wong LL. Cyanotoxin exposure and hepatocellular carcinoma. Toxicology. 2023 03 15; 487:153470. PMID: 36863303.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Streicher SA, Lim U, Park SL, Li Y, Sheng X, Hom V, Xia L, Pooler L, Shepherd J, Loo LWM, Ernst T, Buchthal S, Franke AA, Tiirikainen M, Wilkens LR, Haiman CA, Stram DO, Cheng I, Le Marchand L. Genome-wide association study of abdominal MRI-measured visceral fat: The multiethnic cohort adiposity phenotype study. PLoS One. 2023; 18(1):e0279932. PMID: 36607984.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Ihenacho U, McKinley MA, Vu A, Hernandez BY, Loo LWM, Gomez SL, Wu AH, Cheng I. Characterizing breast cancer incidence and trends among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and non-Hispanic White women in Hawai'i, 1990-2014. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Mar; 34(3):241-249. PMID: 36504334.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Wang J, Katsaros D, Biglia N, Fu Y, Benedetto C, Loo L, Wang Z, Yu H. LncRNA ZNF582-AS1 Expression and Methylation in Breast Cancer and Its Biological and Clinical Implications. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Jun 04; 14(11). PMID: 35681777.
    8. Taparra K, Fukui J, Killeen J, Sumida K, Loo LWM, Hernandez BY. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Rates of Invasive Second Breast Cancer Among Women With Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in Hawai'i. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 10 01; 4(10):e2128977. PMID: 34668945.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Sarink D, White KK, Loo LWM, Wu AH, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L, Park SY, Setiawan VW, Merritt MA. Racial/ethnic differences in postmenopausal breast cancer risk by hormone receptor status: The multiethnic cohort study. Int J Cancer. 2022 01 15; 150(2):221-231. PMID: 34486728.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Moksud N, Loo LWM, Yang J, Huang CY, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L, Wilkens LR, Cheng I. Cholesterol lowering drug use and breast cancer survival: the Multiethnic Cohort Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Nov; 190(1):165-173. PMID: 34460030.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Streicher SA, Lim U, Park SL, Li Y, Sheng X, Hom V, Xia L, Pooler L, Shepherd J, Loo LWM, Darst BF, Highland HM, Polfus LM, Bogumil D, Ernst T, Buchthal S, Franke AA, Setiawan VW, Tiirikainen M, Wilkens LR, Haiman CA, Stram DO, Cheng I, Le Marchand L. Genome-wide association study of pancreatic fat: The Multiethnic Cohort Adiposity Phenotype Study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0249615. PMID: 34329319.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    12. Hernandez BY, Rahman M, Loo LWM, Chan OTM, Horio D, Morita S, Bryant-Greenwood G. BRAFV600E, hypothyroidism, and human relaxin in thyroid carcinogenesis. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2021 Jan; 147(1):183-194. PMID: 32995956.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Maskarinec G, Ju D, Shvetsov YB, Horio D, Chan O, Loo LWM, Hernandez BY. Breast tumor tissue inflammation but not lobular involution is associated with survival among breast cancer patients in the Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiol. 2020 04; 65:101685. PMID: 32058311.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Loo LWM, Nishibun K, Welsh L, Makolo T, Chong CD, Pagano I, Yu H, Bantum EO. Using a cultural dance program to increase sustainable physical activity for breast cancer survivors-A pilot study. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Dec; 47:102197. PMID: 31780003.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    15. Wang Z, Katsaros D, Biglia N, Shen Y, Loo L, Yu X, Lin H, Fu Y, Chu WM, Fei P, Ni Y, Jia W, Deng X, Qian B, Yu H. ERa upregulates the expression of long non-coding RNA LINC00472 which suppresses the phosphorylation of NF-?B in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Jun; 175(2):353-368. PMID: 30830488.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. Loo LWM, Williams M, Hernandez BY. The high and heterogeneous burden of breast cancer in Hawaii: A unique multiethnic U.S. Population. Cancer Epidemiol. 2019 02; 58:71-76. PMID: 30503975.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Maskarinec G, Ju D, Fong J, Horio D, Chan O, Loo LWM, Hernandez BY. Mammographic density and breast tissue expression of inflammatory markers, growth factors, and vimentin. BMC Cancer. 2018 Nov 29; 18(1):1191. PMID: 30497427.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Loo LWM, Gao C, Shvetsov YB, Okoro DR, Hernandez BY, Bargonetti J. MDM2, MDM2-C, and mutant p53 expression influence breast cancer survival in a multiethnic population. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2019 Feb; 174(1):257-269. PMID: 30470976.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Park SL, Patel YM, Loo LWM, Mullen DJ, Offringa IA, Maunakea A, Stram DO, Siegmund K, Murphy SE, Tiirikainen M, Le Marchand L. Association of internal smoking dose with blood DNA methylation in three racial/ethnic populations. Clin Epigenetics. 2018 08 23; 10(1):110. PMID: 30139389.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Cologne J, Loo L, Shvetsov YB, Misumi M, Lin P, Haiman CA, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L. Stepwise approach to SNP-set analysis illustrated with the Metabochip and colorectal cancer in Japanese Americans of the Multiethnic Cohort. BMC Genomics. 2018 Jul 09; 19(1):524. PMID: 29986644.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Wang Z, Katsaros D, Biglia N, Shen Y, Fu Y, Loo LWM, Jia W, Obata Y, Yu H. High expression of long non-coding RNA MALAT1 in breast cancer is associated with poor relapse-free survival. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Sep; 171(2):261-271. PMID: 29845475.
      Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    22. Shimizu Y, Furuya H, Tamashiro PM, Iino K, Chan OTM, Goodison S, Pagano I, Hokutan K, Peres R, Loo LWM, Hernandez B, Naing A, Chong CDK, Rosser CJ, Kawamori T. Genetic deletion of sphingosine kinase 1 suppresses mouse breast tumor development in an HER2 transgenic model. Carcinogenesis. 2018 01 12; 39(1):47-55. PMID: 28968647.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. Loo LWM, Lemire M, Le Marchand L. In silico pathway analysis and tissue specific cis-eQTL for colorectal cancer GWAS risk variants. BMC Genomics. 2017 05 15; 18(1):381. PMID: 28506205.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Maskarinec G, Ju D, Horio D, Loo LW, Hernandez BY. Involution of breast tissue and mammographic density. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 12 15; 18(1):128. PMID: 27978856.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Shen Y, Wang Z, Loo LW, Ni Y, Jia W, Fei P, Risch HA, Katsaros D, Yu H. LINC00472 expression is regulated by promoter methylation and associated with disease-free survival in patients with grade 2 breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Dec; 154(3):473-82. PMID: 26564482.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    26. Lemire M, Qu C, Loo LWM, Zaidi SHE, Wang H, Berndt SI, B?zieau S, Brenner H, Campbell PT, Chan AT, Chang-Claude J, Du M, Edlund CK, Gallinger S, Haile RW, Harrison TA, Hoffmeister M, Hopper JL, Hou L, Hsu L, Jacobs EJ, Jenkins MA, Jeon J, K?ry S, Li L, Lindor NM, Newcomb PA, Potter JD, Rennert G, Rudolph A, Schoen RE, Schumacher FR, Seminara D, Severi G, Slattery ML, White E, Woods MO, Cotterchio M, Marchand LL, Casey G, Gruber SB, Peters U, Hudson TJ. A genome-wide association study for colorectal cancer identifies a risk locus in 14q23.1. Hum Genet. 2015 Nov; 134(11-12):1249-1262. PMID: 26404086.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    27. Ni Y, Zhao L, Yu H, Ma X, Bao Y, Rajani C, Loo LW, Shvetsov YB, Yu H, Chen T, Zhang Y, Wang C, Hu C, Su M, Xie G, Zhao A, Jia W, Jia W. Circulating Unsaturated Fatty Acids Delineate the Metabolic Status of Obese Individuals. EBioMedicine. 2015 Oct; 2(10):1513-22. PMID: 26629547.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Shen Y, Lee YH, Panneerselvam J, Zhang J, Loo LW, Fei P. Mutated Fanconi anemia pathway in non-Fanconi anemia cancers. Oncotarget. 2015 Aug 21; 6(24):20396-403. PMID: 26015400.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    29. Shen Y, Katsaros D, Loo LW, Hernandez BY, Chong C, Canuto EM, Biglia N, Lu L, Risch H, Chu WM, Yu H. Prognostic and predictive values of long non-coding RNA LINC00472 in breast cancer. Oncotarget. 2015 Apr 20; 6(11):8579-92. PMID: 25865225.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Loo LW, Fong AY, Cheng I, Le Marchand L. In silico functional pathway annotation of 86 established prostate cancer risk variants. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0117873. PMID: 25658610.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Hernandez BY, Wilkens LR, Le Marchand L, Horio D, Chong CD, Loo LW. Differences in IGF-axis protein expression and survival among multiethnic breast cancer patients. Cancer Med. 2015 Mar; 4(3):354-62. PMID: 25619494.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Wang H, Burnett T, Kono S, Haiman CA, Iwasaki M, Wilkens LR, Loo LW, Van Den Berg D, Kolonel LN, Henderson BE, Keku TO, Sandler RS, Signorello LB, Blot WJ, Newcomb PA, Pande M, Amos CI, West DW, B?zieau S, Berndt SI, Zanke BW, Hsu L, Lindor NM, Haile RW, Hopper JL, Jenkins MA, Gallinger S, Casey G, Stenzel SL, Schumacher FR, Peters U, Gruber SB, Tsugane S, Stram DO, Le Marchand L. Trans-ethnic genome-wide association study of colorectal cancer identifies a new susceptibility locus in VTI1A. Nat Commun. 2014 Aug 08; 5:4613. PMID: 25105248.
      Citations: 55     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Loo LW, Tiirikainen M, Cheng I, Lum-Jones A, Seifried A, Church JM, Gryfe R, Weisenberger DJ, Lindor NM, Gallinger S, Haile RW, Duggan DJ, Thibodeau SN, Casey G, Le Marchand L. Integrated analysis of genome-wide copy number alterations and gene expression in microsatellite stable, CpG island methylator phenotype-negative colon cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2013 May; 52(5):450-66. PMID: 23341073.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    34. Kwee S, Song MA, Cheng I, Loo L, Tiirikainen M. Measurement of circulating cell-free DNA in relation to 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT imaging in chemotherapy-treated advanced prostate cancer. Clin Transl Sci. 2012 Feb; 5(1):65-70. PMID: 22376260.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    35. Loo LW, Cheng I, Tiirikainen M, Lum-Jones A, Seifried A, Dunklee LM, Church JM, Gryfe R, Weisenberger DJ, Haile RW, Gallinger S, Duggan DJ, Thibodeau SN, Casey G, Le Marchand L. cis-Expression QTL analysis of established colorectal cancer risk variants in colon tumors and adjacent normal tissue. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e30477. PMID: 22363440.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Loo LW, Wang Y, Flynn EM, Lund MJ, Bowles EJ, Buist DS, Liff JM, Flagg EW, Coates RJ, Eley JW, Hsu L, Porter PL. Genome-wide copy number alterations in subtypes of invasive breast cancers in young white and African American women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 May; 127(1):297-308. PMID: 21264507.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Loo LW, Ton C, Wang YW, Grove DI, Bouzek H, Vartanian N, Lin MG, Yuan X, Lawton TL, Daling JR, Malone KE, Li CI, Hsu L, Porter PL. Differential patterns of allelic loss in estrogen receptor-positive infiltrating lobular and ductal breast cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2008 Dec; 47(12):1049-66. PMID: 18720524.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Loo LW, Secombe J, Little JT, Carlos LS, Yost C, Cheng PF, Flynn EM, Edgar BA, Eisenman RN. The transcriptional repressor dMnt is a regulator of growth in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Aug; 25(16):7078-91. PMID: 16055719.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    39. Hsu L, Self SG, Grove D, Randolph T, Wang K, Delrow JJ, Loo L, Porter P. Denoising array-based comparative genomic hybridization data using wavelets. Biostatistics. 2005 Apr; 6(2):211-26. PMID: 15772101.
      Citations: 68     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    40. Loo LW, Grove DI, Williams EM, Neal CL, Cousens LA, Schubert EL, Holcomb IN, Massa HF, Glogovac J, Li CI, Malone KE, Daling JR, Delrow JJ, Trask BJ, Hsu L, Porter PL. Array comparative genomic hybridization analysis of genomic alterations in breast cancer subtypes. Cancer Res. 2004 Dec 01; 64(23):8541-9. PMID: 15574760.
      Citations: 83     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    41. Pierce SB, Yost C, Britton JS, Loo LW, Flynn EM, Edgar BA, Eisenman RN. dMyc is required for larval growth and endoreplication in Drosophila. Development. 2004 May; 131(10):2317-27. PMID: 15128666.
      Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    42. Orian A, van Steensel B, Delrow J, Bussemaker HJ, Li L, Sawado T, Williams E, Loo LW, Cowley SM, Yost C, Pierce S, Edgar BA, Parkhurst SM, Eisenman RN. Genomic binding by the Drosophila Myc, Max, Mad/Mnt transcription factor network. Genes Dev. 2003 May 01; 17(9):1101-14. PMID: 12695332.
      Citations: 184     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    43. Loo LW, Kanemitsu MY, Lau AF. In vivo association of pp60v-src and the gap-junction protein connexin 43 in v-src-transformed fibroblasts. Mol Carcinog. 1999 Jul; 25(3):187-95. PMID: 10411145.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    44. Kanemitsu MY, Loo LW, Simon S, Lau AF, Eckhart W. Tyrosine phosphorylation of connexin 43 by v-Src is mediated by SH2 and SH3 domain interactions. J Biol Chem. 1997 Sep 05; 272(36):22824-31. PMID: 9278444.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    45. Lau AF, Kurata WE, Kanemitsu MY, Loo LW, Warn-Cramer BJ, Eckhart W, Lampe PD. Regulation of connexin43 function by activated tyrosine protein kinases. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 1996 Aug; 28(4):359-68. PMID: 8844333.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    46. Warn-Cramer BJ, Lampe PD, Kurata WE, Kanemitsu MY, Loo LW, Eckhart W, Lau AF. Characterization of the mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation sites on the connexin-43 gap junction protein. J Biol Chem. 1996 Feb 16; 271(7):3779-86. PMID: 8631994.
      Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    47. Loo LW, Berestecky JM, Kanemitsu MY, Lau AF. pp60src-mediated phosphorylation of connexin 43, a gap junction protein. J Biol Chem. 1995 May 26; 270(21):12751-61. PMID: 7539006.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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