Our research

Each year, our international grant programme funds new studies focusing on cancer prevention through food, nutrition and physical activity.

Below are our research projects in Asia. For further information about research funded by the World Cancer Research Fund global network, please visit WCRF International’s research pages.

START DATE PROJECT SCIENTIST
2015

A prospective study of long-term intake of dietary isoflavones and lignans on the risk of recurrence and mortality in Chinese women with early-stage breast cancer

Professor Winnie Yeo
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2012

The effect of body fatness, lifestyle factors and gene-environmental interactions on the risk of female cancers among Asians (complete)

Ming Wu
Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

2012

The acceptability and feasibility of a diet and physical activity intervention to prevent recurrence in colorectal cancer survivors – a phase 2 study

Judy WC Ho, MBBS, FRCS, FHKAM
The University of Hong Kong Medical Centre

2011

Role of vitamin D and its genetic polymorphisms in Epstein-Barr virus activity and the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Will Yap-Hang Chan, MB, BS, MRes (Med)
University of Hong Kong

2010

Prospective study of soy intake and breast cancer prognosis in Chinese breast cancer survivors

Suzanne C Ho, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2010 Etiological study of esophageal cancer in Chinese population with special reference to dietary factors and genetic polymorphisms (complete) Xiao-Rong Wang, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

2009

The acceptability and feasibility of a diet and physical activity intervention to prevent recurrence in colorectal cancer survivors

Judy WC Ho, MBBS, FRCS, FHKAM
The University of Hong Kong Medical Centre

2008 A pilot study to investigate attitudes and behaviours towards food avoidance and food preference concerning Chinese cancer patients – patients’, general public’s, and Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors’ perspectives (complete) Joseph TF Lau, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2008 Changes in food and supplements consumption before and after diagnosis affecting quality of life in breast cancer survivors (complete) Josette SY Chor, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2006 Effects of folate and the folate receptor alpha on ovarian and endometrial cancers: an in vitro study (complete) Michelle KY Siu, PhD
The University of Hong Kong
2005 Molecular mechanisms involved in the suppressive effects of garlic derivatives on cell growth and motility in prostate cancer (complete) Xianghong Wang, PhD
The University of Hong Kong
2003 Adolescent and adult soy intake and breast cancer risk in Chinese pre-menopausal women (complete) Suzanne C Ho, PhD
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2001 Dietary antioxidants and health promotion: development of an in vivo comet assay model and its application in diet-related studies of cancer prevention (complete) Iris FF Benzie, PhD
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University