Faculty

John Potter

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology


jpotter@fredhutch.org

Education

MBBS Medicine, University of Queensland (Australia), 1971
PhD Epidemiology, University of Queensland (Australia), 1984

Contact


jpotter@fredhutch.org

Bio

John D Potter is Chief Science Advisor, New Zealand (NZ) Ministry of Health, as well as: Professor at CPHR, Massey University, Wellington, NZ; Adjunct Professor at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ; and Senior Advisor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the University of Washington,

After 5 years of clinical medicine, Potter worked at CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, Adelaide (1977-1986), completing his PhD and beginning his close partnership with Tony McMichael. Then, in the US, he held increasingly senior posts at the Universities of Minnesota and Washington and FHCRC (including as Director of its Division of Public Health Sciences).

Potter chaired the international panel that produced Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective (1997). He is founding co-chair of the Asia Cohort Consortium, a collaborative cohort study across Asia of 1.1 million people.

International awards include: India’s Gopalan Oration Gold Medal for nutrition science (1996); American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) DeWitt Goodman Lectureship for international leadership in research in nutrition, cancer, and cancer prevention (2000); the US National Cancer Institute Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Award (2005); AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (2009); and the 2012 Medal of Honour of IARC.

Research Interests

Cancer biology, epidemiology, early detection, and prevention; nutrition; planetary health

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Assessment of unmet secondary elective healthcare need-itself in need of acute care in Aotearoa New Zealand.
(2022 Feb 3)
N Z Med J 136(1569): 7-10
Bagshaw P, Potter JD, Hornblow A, Hudson B, Toop L, Nicholls MG, Frampton C, Bagshaw S, Gauld R, Frizelle F

Molecular Characteristics of Early-onset Colorectal Cancer According to Detailed Anatomical Locations: Comparison to Later-onset Cases: Molecular Characteristics and Early-onset Colorectal Tumor Subsites.
(2022 Dec 30)
Am J Gastroenterol
Ugai T, Haruki K, Harrison TA, Cao Y, Qu C, Chan AT, Campbell PT, Akimoto N, Berndt S, Brenner H, Buchanan DD, Chang-Claude J, Fujiyoshi K, Gallinger SJ, Gunter MJ, Hidaka A, Hoffmeister M, Hsu L, Jenkins MA, Milne RL, Moreno V, Newcomb PA, Nishihara R, Pai RK, Sakoda LC, Slattery ML, Sun W, Amitay EL, Alwers E, Thibodeau SN, Toland AE, Van Guelpen B, Woods MO, Zaidi SH, Potter JD, Giannakis M, Song M, Nowak JA, Phipps AI, Peters U, Ogino S

Prognostic role of detailed colorectal location and tumor molecular features: analyses of 13,101 colorectal cancer patients including 2994 early-onset cases.
(2023 Jan 17)
J Gastroenterol
Ugai T, Akimoto N, Haruki K, Harrison TA, Cao Y, Qu C, Chan AT, Campbell PT, Berndt SI, Buchanan DD, Cross AJ, Diergaarde B, Gallinger SJ, Gunter MJ, Harlid S, Hidaka A, Hoffmeister M, Brenner H, Chang-Claude J, Hsu L, Jenkins MA, Lin Y, Milne RL, Moreno V, Newcomb PA, Nishihara R, Obon-Santacana M, Pai RK, Sakoda LC, Schoen RE, Slattery ML, Sun W, Amitay EL, Alwers E, Thibodeau SN, Toland AE, Van Guelpen B, Zaidi SH, Potter JD, Meyerhardt JA, Giannakis M, Song M, Nowak JA, Peters U, Phipps AI, Ogino S

Validation of a genetic-enhanced risk prediction model for colorectal cancer in a large community-based cohort.
(2023 Jan 9)
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Su YR, Sakoda LC, Jeon J, Thomas M, Lin Y, Schneider JL, Udaltsova N, Lee JK, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Peterse EFP, Zauber AG, Zheng J, Zheng Y, Hauser E, Baron JA, Barry EL, Bishop DT, Brenner H, Buchanan DD, Burnett-Hartman A, Campbell PT, Casey G, Castellví-Bel S, Chan AT, Chang-Claude J, Figueiredo JC, Gallinger SJ, Giles GG, Gruber SB, Gsur A, Gunter MJ, Hampe J, Hampel H, Harrison TA, Hoffmeister M, Hua X, Huyghe JR, Jenkins MA, Keku TO, Le Marchand L, Li L, Lindblom A, Moreno V, Newcomb PA, Pharoah PDP, Platz EA, Potter JD, Qu C, Rennert G, Schoen RE, Slattery ML, Song M, van Duijnhoven FJB, Van Guelpen B, Vodicka P, Wolk A, Woods MO, Wu AH, Hayes RB, Peters U, Corley DA, Hsu L

Deciphering colorectal cancer genetics through multi-omic analysis of 100,204 cases and 154,587 controls of European and east Asian ancestries.
(2023 Jan)
Nat Genet 55(1): 89-99
Fernandez-Rozadilla C, Timofeeva M, Chen Z, Law P, Thomas M, Schmit S, Díez-Obrero V, Hsu L, Fernandez-Tajes J, Palles C, Sherwood K, Briggs S, Svinti V, Donnelly K, Farrington S, Blackmur J, Vaughan-Shaw P, Shu XO, Long J, Cai Q, Guo X, Lu Y, Broderick P, Studd J, Huyghe J, Harrison T, Conti D, Dampier C, Devall M, Schumacher F, Melas M, Rennert G, Obón-Santacana M, Martín-Sánchez V, Moratalla-Navarro F, Oh JH, Kim J, Jee SH, Jung KJ, Kweon SS, Shin MH, Shin A, Ahn YO, Kim DH, Oze I, Wen W, Matsuo K, Matsuda K, Tanikawa C, Ren Z, Gao YT, Jia WH, Hopper J, Jenkins M, Win AK, Pai R, Figueiredo J, Haile R, Gallinger S, Woods M, Newcomb P, Duggan D, Cheadle J, Kaplan R, Maughan T, Kerr R, Kerr D, Kirac I, Böhm J, Mecklin LP, Jousilahti P, Knekt P, Aaltonen L, Rissanen H, Pukkala E, Eriksson J, Cajuso T, Hänninen U, Kondelin J, Palin K, Tanskanen T, Renkonen-Sinisalo L, Zanke B, Männistö S, Albanes D, Weinstein S, Ruiz-Narvaez E, Palmer J, Buchanan D, Platz E, Visvanathan K, Ulrich C, Siegel E, Brezina S, Gsur A, Campbell P, Chang-Claude J, Hoffmeister M, Brenner H, Slattery M, Potter J, Tsilidis K, Schulze M, Gunter M, Murphy N, Castells A, Castellví-Bel S, Moreira L, Arndt V, Shcherbina A, Stern M, Pardamean B, Bishop T, Giles G, Southey M, Idos G, McDonnell K, Abu-Ful Z, Greenson J, Shulman K, Lejbkowicz F, Offit K, Su YR, Steinfelder R, Keku T, van Guelpen B, Hudson T, Hampel H, Pearlman R, Berndt S, Hayes R, Martinez ME, Thomas S, Corley D, Pharoah P, Larsson S, Yen Y, Lenz HJ, White E, Li L, Doheny K, Pugh E, Shelford T, Chan A, Cruz-Correa M, Lindblom A, Hunter D, Joshi A, Schafmayer C, Scacheri P, Kundaje A, Nickerson D, Schoen R, Hampe J, Stadler Z, Vodicka P, Vodickova L, Vymetalkova V, Papadopoulos N, Edlund C, Gauderman W, Thomas D, Shibata D, Toland A, Markowitz S, Kim A, Chanock S, van Duijnhoven F, Feskens E, Sakoda L, Gago-Dominguez M, Wolk A, Naccarati A, Pardini B, FitzGerald L, Lee SC, Ogino S, Bien S, Kooperberg C, Li C, Lin Y, Prentice R, Qu C, Bézieau S, Tangen C, Mardis E, Yamaji T, Sawada N, Iwasaki M, Haiman C, Le Marchand L, Wu A, Qu C, McNeil C, Coetzee G, Hayward C, Deary I, Harris S, Theodoratou E, Reid S, Walker M, Ooi LY, Moreno V, Casey G, Gruber S, Tomlinson I, Zheng W, Dunlop M, Houlston R, Peters U

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