Research Funding

  • August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2022 - Impact of Web-Based Lifestyle Interventions on Prostate Cancer Prognosis , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA207749
  • September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2020 - A Randomized Clinical Trial of Exercise for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R21CA184605


BS, 2000, Physiological Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
MS, 2003, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
ScD, 2006, Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Honors & Awards

  • 2003
    Harvard School of Public Health Teaching Assistant Award
  • 2003-05
    Association of Schools of Public Health and Legacy Foundation STEP-UP Award Fellowship - pre-doctoral
  • 2005-06
    NIH Research and Career Development Award in Nutritional Epidemiology of Cancer - pre-doctoral
  • 2006-09
    NIH Research and Career Development Award in Nutritional Epidemiology of Cancer andCancer Epidemiology - post-doctoral
  • 2008
    American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award
  • 2012
    Michael Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications

  1. Kenfield SA, Chan JM. Meeting Exercise Recommendations Is Beneficial for Cancer Survivors. J Clin Oncol. 2023 Sep 20; JCO2301528.  View on PubMed
  2. Xiong F, Dai Q, Zhang S, Bent S, Tahir P, Van Blarigan EL, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Schmajuk G, Graff RE. Diabetes and incidence of breast cancer and its molecular subtypes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2023 Aug 07; e3709.  View on PubMed
  3. Kyaw TS, Upadhyay V, Tolstykh I, Van Loon K, Laffan A, Stanfield D, Gempis D, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Piawah S, Atreya CE, Ng K, Venook A, Kidder W, Turnbaugh PJ, Van Blarigan EL. Variety of Fruit and Vegetables and Alcohol Intake are Associated with Gut Microbial Species and Gene Abundance in Colorectal Cancer Survivors. Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 09; 118(3):518-529.  View on PubMed
  4. Liu VN, Zuniga KB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Chan JM, Carroll PR, Van Loon K, Laffan A, Venook A, Van Blarigan EL, Kenfield SA. Barriers and confidence among colorectal and prostate cancer survivors participating in two behavioral intervention studies. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Jul 10; 31(8):453.  View on PubMed
  5. Xiong F, Wang J, Nierenberg JL, Van Blarigan EL, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Schmajuk G, Huang CY, Graff RE. Diabetes mellitus and risk of breast cancer: a large-scale, prospective, population-based study. Br J Cancer. 2023 09; 129(4):648-655.  View on PubMed
  6. Wang EY, Borno HT, Washington Iii SL, Friedlander T, Zhang S, Trejo E, Van Blarigan EL, Chan JM, Shariff-Marco S, Beatty AL, Kenfield SA. Engaging Men of Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups With Advanced Prostate Cancer in the Design of an mHealth Diet and Exercise Intervention: Focus Group Study. JMIR Cancer. 2023 Jun 01; 9:e45432.  View on PubMed
  7. Langlais CS, Graff RE, Van Blarigan EL, Neuhaus JM, Cowan JE, Broering JM, Carroll P, Kenfield SA, Chan JM. Post-diagnostic health behaviour scores and risk of prostate cancer progression and mortality. Br J Cancer. 2023 08; 129(2):346-355.  View on PubMed
  8. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Van Loon K, Anwar M, Atreya CE, Johnson PC, Kenfield SA, Laffan A, Levin AO, Smith JF, Stanfield D, Venook A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Rowen T. Sexual function remains persistently low in women after treatment for colorectal cancer and anal squamous cell carcinoma. J Sex Med. 2023 03 31; 20(4):439-446.  View on PubMed
  9. Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Graff RE, Borno HT, Macaire G, Chan JM. Nutrition Guidance for Patients on Androgen Deprivation Therapy. Eur Urol Focus. 2023 May; 9(3):427-430.  View on PubMed
  10. Wang L, Langlais C, Kenfield SA, Van Loon K, Laffan A, Atreya CE, Chan JM, Zhang L, Allen IE, Miaskowski C, Fukuoka Y, Meyerhardt JA, Venook AP, Van Blarigan EL. Quality of life among colorectal cancer survivors participating in a pilot randomized controlled trial of a web-based dietary intervention with text messages. Support Care Cancer. 2023 Feb 10; 31(3):155.  View on PubMed
  11. Van Blarigan EL, Chan JM, Sanchez A, Zhang L, Winters-Stone K, Liu V, Macaire G, Panchal N, Graff RE, Tenggara I, Luke A, Simko JP, Cooperberg MR, Carroll PR, Kenfield SA. Protocol for a 4-arm randomized controlled trial testing remotely delivered exercise-only, diet-only, and exercise + diet interventions among men with prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy (Prostate 8-II). Contemp Clin Trials. 2023 02; 125:107079.  View on PubMed
  12. Gong F, Loeb S, Siu K, Myrie A, Orstad S, Kenfield SA, Morgans A, Thakker S, Robbins R, Carter P, Jean-Louis G, Nolasco TS, Byrne N, Gupta N. Sleep disturbances are underappreciated in prostate cancer survivorship. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2023 03; 26(1):210-212.  View on PubMed
  13. Langlais CS, Chen YH, Van Blarigan EL, Chan JM, Ryan CJ, Zhang L, Borno HT, Newton RU, Luke A, Bang AS, Panchal N, Tenggara I, Schultz B, Lavaki E, Pinto N, Aggarwal R, Friedlander T, Koshkin VS, Harzstark AL, Small EJ, Kenfield SA. Quality of life for men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer participating in an aerobic and resistance exercise pilot intervention. Urol Oncol. 2023 03; 41(3):146.e1-146.e11.  View on PubMed
  14. Kim JS, Taaffe DR, Galvão DA, Clay TD, Redfern AD, Hart NH, Gray ES, Ryan CJ, Kenfield SA, Saad F, Newton RU. Acute effect of high-intensity interval aerobic exercise on serum myokine levels and resulting tumour-suppressive effect in trained patients with advanced prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2022 Nov 29.  View on PubMed
  15. Kenfield SA, Philip EJ, Phillips SM, Meyerhardt JA, Chan JM, Atreya CE, Kim MO, Harris Q, Steiding P, Macaire G, McCullough ML, Piawah S, Johnson WY, Kurttila FA, Lewis WL, Pesmen C, Watson Y, Van Blarigan EL. Optimizing intervention tools to improve nutrition and physical activity for colorectal cancer survivors (Tools To Be Fit): Study protocol of a randomized factorial experiment. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 12; 123:107009.  View on PubMed
  16. Greenberg AL, Tolstykh IV, Van Loon K, Laffan A, Stanfield D, Steiding P, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Atreya CE, Piawah S, Kidder W, Venook AP, Van Blarigan EL, Varma MG. Association between adherence to the American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines and stool frequency among colon cancer survivors: a cohort study. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 06; 17(3):836-847.  View on PubMed
  17. Bauer SR, Harrison SL, Cawthon PM, Senders A, Kenfield SA, Suskind AM, McCulloch CE, Covinsky K, Marshall LM. Longitudinal Changes in Adiposity and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Among Older Men. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2022 10 06; 77(10):2102-2109.  View on PubMed
  18. Langlais CS, Graff RE, Van Blarigan EL, Kenfield SA, Neuhaus J, Tabung FK, Cowan JE, Broering JM, Carroll P, Chan JM. Postdiagnostic Inflammatory, Hyperinsulinemic, and Insulin-Resistant Diets and Lifestyles and the Risk of Prostate Cancer Progression and Mortality. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 09 02; 31(9):1760-1768.  View on PubMed
  19. Graff RE, Langlais CS, Van Blarigan EL, Pernar CH, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci EL, Mucci LA, Chan JM, Kenfield SA. Post-diagnostic health behaviour scores in relation to fatal prostate cancer. Br J Cancer. 2022 11; 127(9):1670-1679.  View on PubMed
  20. Wang L, Langlais CS, Kenfield SA, Chan JM, Graff RE, Allen IE, Atreya CE, Van Blarigan EL. mHealth Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Aug 06; 14(15).  View on PubMed

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