Who's Who

Marc Gunter

Section and Group Head

Nutritional Epidemiology Group


molecular epidemiology of colorectal, breast and endometrial cancer; nutrition, metabolism, hormones

Academic Degrees

2003Ph.DMolecular EpidemiologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom
1998B.A (Hons)BiochemistryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

Current Research Projects

  • Metabolomic Profiling and Colorectal Cancer
    Gunter M (PI), Scalbert A, Chajes V, Rinaldi S, Riboli E, Chadeau M, Vineis P

  • Insulin/IGF and Steroid Hormone Signaling in Endometrial Cancer
    Gunter M (PI), Huang G, Strickler H, Rohan T, Yu H, Merritt M

  • Diabetes and Cancer Initiative
    Gunter M (PI), Riboli E, Ward H, Giovannucci E

  • Metabolomics and Endometrial Cancer
    Gunter M (co-PI), Keun H (co-PI), Chadeau M, Riboli E, Merritt M

  • Steroid Hormones and Colorectal Cancer
    Gunter M (PI), Murphy N, Rinaldi S

Selected Publications

Murphy N, Cross AJ, Abubakar M, Jenab M, Aleksandrova K, Boutron-Ruault MC, Dossus L, Racine A, KŘhn T, Katzke VA, Tj°nneland A, Petersen KEN, Overvad K, Quirˇs JR, Jakszyn P, Molina-Montes E, Dorronsoro M, Huerta JM, Barricarte A, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Travis RC, Trichopoulou A, Lagiou P, Trichopoulos D, Masala G, Krogh V, Tumino R, Vineis P, Panico S, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Siersema PD, Peeters PH, Ohlsson B, Ericson U, Palmqvist R, Nystr÷m H, Weiderpass E, Skeie G, Freisling H, Kong SY, Tsilidis K, Riboli E, Gunter MJ. Metabolically-defined body size subtypes and colorectal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. PLoS Medicine. 2016 (In Press).

Gunter MJ, Wang T, Cushman M, Xue X, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Strickler HD, Rohan TE, Manson JE, McTiernan A, Kaplan RC, Scherer PE, Chlebowski RT, Snetselaar L, Wang D, Ho GY. Circulating Adipokines and Inflammatory Markers and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jul 16;107(9). PubMed PMID: 26185195.

Murphy N, Strickler HD, Stanczyk FZ, Xue X, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Rohan TE, Ho GY, Anderson GL, Potter JD, Gunter MJ. A Prospective Evaluation of Endogenous Sex Hormone Levels and Colorectal Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Aug 1;107(10). PMID: 26232761.

Gunter MJ, Xie X, Xue X, Kabat GC, Rohan TE, Wassertheil-Smoller S, Ho GY, Wylie-Rosett J, Greco T, Yu H, Beasley J, Strickler HD. Breast cancer risk in metabolically healthy but overweight postmenopausal women. Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 15;75(2):270-4. PubMed PMID: 25593034.

Zervoudakis A, Strickler HD, Park Y, Xue X, Hollenbeck A, Schatzkin A, Gunter MJ. Reproductive history and risk of colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 May 18;103(10):826-34. PubMed PMID: 21447807;