School of Public Health

Li, Christopher

Christopher I-Fu Li

Research Professor, Epidemiology

Full Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education

MD Medicine, University of California (San Francisco), 2000
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2003
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2000

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
1100 Fairview Ave N., M4-C308
P.O. 19024
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7444
cili@fhcrc.org
http://www.fhcrc.org/

Projects

Information on projects

Research Interests

Dr. Li is a cancer epidemiologist based at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with research projects spanning cancer early detection/screening, etiology, and survivorship. He has significant expertise in cancer epidemiology and substantial experience in the design, leadership, and completion of multidisciplinary studies of cancer. Current research projects include: 1. A large population-based study of different molecular subtypes of breast cancer aimed at elucidating their risk factors and identifying novel subtype-specific tumor markers useful for predicting risk of disease recurrence (DOD Collaborative Innovator Award); 2. A nested case-control study of women with DCIS who did and did not go on to develop a second breast cancer aimed at developing novel epidemiologic, clinical, and molecular approaches for guiding clinical decision making for DCIS patients (R01); 3. Discovering and validating novel blood-based markers useful for the early detection of breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancers (U01); 4. Characterizing risk factors for second primary breast, lung, colorectal, and endometrial cancers among breast cancer survivors (R01); and 5. Discovering and validating novel biomarkers useful for assessing risk of recurrence among colorectal cancer survivors (R01 and U01). Selected leaderships activities include: 1. Serving as the co-PI of the Cancer Surveillance System (CSS), the Seattle-Puget Sound Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registry, 2. Chairing the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program’s Integration Panel (FY 2017), and 3. Co-chairing the 2017 AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities.

In The News

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
UW School of Public Health News, 10/30/2015

Breast cancer is especially dangerous for black and Hispanic women
Huffington Post, 10/16/2015

Link between birth control and breast cancer, but no clear answers
Crosscut, 08/24/2015