Imperial College London

Dr Doris SM Chan

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow in Nutrition



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Dr Doris Chan is an Acting Senior Research Fellow in Nutrition in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health at Imperial College London, UK.

She has been a Co-Principal Investigator of the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research Continuous Update Project at Imperial College London since January 2020. The project aims to synthesise global epidemiological evidence on diet, nutrition and physical activity and the risk of, and survival from, cancer via systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses. The evidence is independently evaluated to inform lifestyle recommendations and public health policy.

She received her Bachelors in Nutrition from University of Nottingham, UK and her Masters in Epidemiology and PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from Imperial College London. Her research interest lies with lifestyle factors and chronic diseases, to understand the relationships, not by one study at a time but the totality of relevant research studies globally. She is keen to update the evidence synthesis process through modern machine learning techniques. She is interested in lifestyle recommendations adherence and its health implications.



Cariolou M, Abar L, Aune D, et al., 2023, Postdiagnosis recreational physical activity and breast cancer prognosis: Global Cancer Update Programme (CUP Global) systematic literature review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Cancer, Vol:152, ISSN:0020-7136, Pages:600-615

Aune D, Markozannes G, Abar L, et al., 2022, Physical activity and health-related quality of life in women with breast cancer: a meta-analysis, Jnci Cancer Spectrum, Vol:6, ISSN:2515-5091, Pages:1-14

Tsilidis K, 2021, An umbrella review of the evidence associating diet and cancer risk at 11 anatomical sites, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-10

Solans M, Chan DSM, Mitrou P, et al., 2020, Response to the letter to the editor 'Conceptual and clinical interpretation of 2007 WCRF/AICR Score in relation to cancer-related health outcomes', by R. Jayaraj, et al., Annals of Oncology, Vol:31, ISSN:0923-7534, Pages:1414-1415

Solans M, Chan DSM, Mitrou P, et al., 2020, A systematic review and meta-analysis of the 2007 WCRF/AICR score in relation to cancer-related health outcomes, Annals of Oncology, Vol:31, ISSN:0923-7534, Pages:352-368

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