School of Public Health

Malone, Kathleen

Kathleen E. Malone

Research Professor, Epidemiology


PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 1993
MPH Epidemiology, Yale University, 1984
BSW Social Work, Temple University, 1978

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080 M4-C308
Division of Public Health Sciences
1100 Fairview Ave N, Arnold Building
PO Box 19024, Mailstop: M4-C308
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-4632

Dr. Malone is also the Head of the Program in Epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.



Research Interests

My research focuses on breast cancer and involves three emphasis areas: etiology, genetics, and outcomes after breast cancer. Cancer survivorship has become a major focus and in this regard, I have conducted several population-based studies of the personal, lifestyle, medical, and tumor-based determinants of breast cancer recurrence and mortality. I have also led/co-led studies of second primary breast cancer in relation to treatment for the first primary, germline genetics and mammographic density. Currently, I am leading a new study of the molecular features of first and second primary breast cancers with dual foci on second primary risk prediction and the concordance of molecular features in paired tumors. We also have a current study examining risk factors for the four most common second primary cancers after breast cancer. Collectively, this research aims to develop tools for identifying those at high risk of adverse outcomes after breast cancer and to identify potential preventive strategies.

Research Areas 


In The News

Cancer: Reducing the Risk: Higher rates of breast cancer in Seattle
KING 5, 01/20/2011

Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast
Business Week, 04/07/2010

Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast
US News & World Report, 04/07/2010