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Jielin Sun, PhD, MS

Senior Genetic Epidemiologist
RTI International
Research Triangle, NC


Ph.D., Molecular Medicine and Translational Science Graduate Program. Dec. 2006
Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

M.S., Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2002

B.S., Nan Kai University-China, 1999

Research Interest:

Human, adult, drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, genetics/genome, epidemiology/prevention, cancer/oncogenesis, epidemiology, reproductive system, basic mechanisms, men’s health issues


Yeager M, Chatterjee N, Ciampa J, Jacobs KB, Gonzalez-Bosquet J, Hayes RB, Kraft P, Wacholder S, Orr N, Berndt S, Yu K, Hutchinson A, Wang Z, Amundadottir L, Feigelson HS, Thun MJ, Diver WR, Albanes D, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Schumacher FR, Cancel-Tassin G, Cussenot O, Valeri A, Andriole GL, Crawford ED, Haiman CA, Henderson B, Kolonel L, Le Marchand L, Siddiq A, Riboli E, Key TJ, Kaaks R, Isaacs W, Isaacs S, Wiley KE, Gronberg H, Wiklund F, Stattin P, Xu J, Zheng SL, Sun J, Vatten LJ, Hveem K, Kumle M, Tucker M, Gerhard DS, Hoover RN, Fraumeni JF Jr, Hunter DJ, Thomas G, Chanock SJ.
Identification of a new prostate cancer susceptibility locus on chromosome 8q24, Nat Genet. 2009 Oct;41(10):1055-7. Epub 2009 Sep 20.

Lindström S, Adami HO, Bälter K, Xu J, Zheng SL, Sun J, Stattin P, Grönberg H, Wiklund F.
Genetic variation in the upstream region of ERG and prostate cancer, Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Sep;20(7):1173-80. Epub 2009 Feb 10.

Xu J, Sun J, Kader AK, Lindström S, Wiklund F, Hsu FC, Johansson JE, Zheng SL, Thomas G, Hayes RB, Kraft P, Hunter DJ, Chanock SJ, Isaacs WB, Grönberg H.
Estimation of absolute risk for prostate cancer using genetic markers and family history, Prostate. 2009 Oct 1;69(14):1565-72.

Xu J, Kibel AS, Hu JJ, Turner AR, Pruett K, Zheng SL, Sun J, Isaacs SD, Wiley KE, Kim ST, Hsu FC, Wu W, Torti FM, Walsh PC, Chang BL, Isaacs WB.
Prostate cancer risk associated loci in African Americans, Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jul;18(7):2145-9. Epub 2009 Jun 23.

Kader AK, Sun J, Isaacs SD, Wiley KE, Yan G, Kim ST, Fedor H, DeMarzo AM, Epstein JI, Walsh PC, Partin AW, Trock B, Zheng SL, Xu J, Isaacs W.
Individual and cumulative effect of prostate cancer risk-associated variants on clinicopathologic variables in 5,895 prostate cancer patients, Prostate. 2009 Aug 1;69(11):1195-205.

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