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En Cheng, MD, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

510-891-3686 (phone)

En Cheng, MD, PhD, is a Research Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. He is dedicated to promoting the adoption and integration of cancer research findings into everyday practice and public health settings to improve the health and healthcare of the population. His research focuses on long-term survival and causes of death after cancer diagnosis; health outcomes among young cancer populations; the development of novel prediction models for individualized survival after cancer diagnosis; the effects of diet, lifestyle, energy balance, and body composition on cancer risk, survival, and treatment-related complications; and disparities in healthcare and health outcomes among cancer survivors.

Dr. Cheng received his MD from Peking University and earned his PhD in epidemiology at Yale University. He also holds an MSPH in epidemiology from Emory University.

Current Position(s):

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Cancer
  • Early-onset cancer
  • Survival
  • Obesity
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Health disparities

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    Diet- and Lifestyle-Based Prediction Models to Estimate Cancer Recurrence and Death in Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer (CALGB 89803/Alliance)

    Author(s): Cheng E; Fuchs CS; et al.

    J Clin Oncol. 2022 Jan 07:JCO2101784.

    PubMed abstract

    Neighborhood and Individual Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Survival Among Patients With Nonmetastatic Common Cancers

    Author(s): Cheng E; Soulos PR; Irwin ML; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Presley CJ; Fuchs CS; Meyerhardt JA; Gross CP

    JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01;4(12):e2139593. Epub 2021-12-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Analysis of Survival Among Adults With Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the National Cancer Database.

    Author(s): Cheng E; Blackburn HN; Ng K; Spiegelman D; Irwin ML; Ma X; Gross CP; Tabung FK; Giovannucci EL; Kunz PL; Llor X; Billingsley K; Meyerhardt JA; Ahuja N; Fuchs CS

    JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2112539. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.12539.

    PubMed abstract

    Post-diagnosis dietary insulinemic potential and survival outcomes among colorectal cancer patients.

    Author(s): Tabung FK; Noonan A; Lee DH; Song M; Clinton SK; Spakowicz D; Wu K; Cheng E; Meyerhardt JA; Fuchs CS; Giovannucci EL

    BMC Cancer. 2020 Aug 27;20(1):817. doi: 10.1186/s12885-020-07288-0.

    PubMed abstract

    Geographic Variations of Potentially Curative Treatments for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States: A SEER-Medicare Study.

    Author(s): Cheng E; Hung P; Wang SY

    J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Jun;18(6):729-736. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2020.7529.

    PubMed abstract

    Clinical Utilization and Cost of Thrombophilia Testing in Patients with Venous Thromboembolism.

    Author(s): Gaddh M; Cheng E; Elsebaie MAT; Bodo I

    TH Open. 2020 Aug 9;4(3):e153-e162. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1714334. eCollection 2020 Jul.

    PubMed abstract

    The Diet of Higher Insulinemic Potential Is Not Associated with Worse Survival in Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer (Alliance).

    Author(s): Cheng E; Zhang S; Ou FS; Mullen B; Ng K; Saltz LB; Niedzwiecki D; Mayer RJ; Mowat RB; Whittom R; Hantel A; Benson A; Atienza D; Messino M; Kindler H; Giovannucci EL; Van Blarigan EL; Meyerhardt JA; Fuchs CS

    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 Aug;29(8):1692-1695. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-1454. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

    PubMed abstract

    Outcomes of direct oral anticoagulant- and warfarin-associated hemorrhage: A single center retrospective cohort study.

    Author(s): Cafuir L; Cheng E; Kempton C

    Thromb Res. 2020 May;189:128-131. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2019.09.001. Epub 2019 Sep 3.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations of evolutionary-concordance diet, Mediterranean diet and evolutionary-concordance lifestyle pattern scores with all-cause and cause-specific mortality.

    Author(s): Cheng E; Um CY; Prizment A; Lazovich D; Bostick RM

    Br J Nutr. 2018 Dec 18:1-10. doi: 10.1017/S0007114518003483.

    PubMed abstract

    Evolutionary-Concordance Lifestyle and Diet and Mediterranean Diet Pattern Scores and Risk of Incident Colorectal Cancer in Iowa Women.

    Author(s): Cheng E; Um CY; Prizment AE; Lazovich D; Bostick RM

    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018 Oct;27(10):1195-1202. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-17-1184. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

    PubMed abstract

    Health care disparities among octogenarians and nonagenarians with stage II and III rectal cancer.

    Author(s): Cassidy RJ; Switchenko JM; Cheng E; Jiang R; Jhaveri J; Patel KR; Tanenbaum DG; Russell MC; Steuer CE; Gillespie TW; McDonald MW; Landry JC

    Cancer. 2017 Nov 15;123(22):4325-4336. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30896. Epub 2017 Jul 31.

    PubMed abstract

    Proton vs. Photon Radiation Therapy for Primary Gliomas: An Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base.

    Author(s): Jhaveri J; Cheng E; Tian S; Buchwald Z; Chowdhary M; Liu Y; Gillespie TW; Olson JJ; Diaz AZ; Voloschin A; Eaton BR; Crocker IR; McDonald MW; Curran WJ; Patel KR

    Front Oncol. 2018 Nov 28;8:440. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2018.00440. eCollection 2018.

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