Reiko Nishihara

Research Fellow

Department of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition

655 Huntington Avenue, Building 2, Room 304, Boston, MA 02115
rnishiha@hsph.harvard.edu

Research

Dr. Nishihara’s current research interests include:

  • Molecular pathological epidemiology (MPE) in colorectal cancer
  • Epidemiology of lifestyle factors (aspirin intake, dietary intake, smoking habit, and cancer screening) on genetic / epigenetic alterations in colorectal cancer

Selected publications

  • Nishihara R, Wu K, Lochhead P, Morikawa T, Liao X, Qian ZR, Inamura K, Kim SA, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Imamura Y, Willett WC, Rosner BA, Fuchs CS, Giovannucci E, Ogino S, Chan AT.  N Engl J Med 2013;369(12):1095-1105.
  • Nishihara R, Lochhead P, Kuchiba A, Jung S, Yamauchi M, Liao X, Imamura Y, Qian ZR, Morikawa T, Wang M, Spiegelman D, Cho E, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Ogino S.  Aspirin Use and Risk of Colorectal Cancer According to BRAF Mutation Status.  JAMA 2013;309(24):2563-2571.
  • Nishihara R, Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Lochhead P, Yamauchi M, Liao X, Imamura Y, Nosho K, Shima K, Kawachi I, Qian ZR, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Giovannucci E, Ogino S.  A Prospective Study of Duration of Smoking Cessation and Colorectal Cancer Risk by Epigenetics-related Tumor Classification.  Am J Epidemiol 2013;178(1):84-100.
  • Lochhead P, Kuchiba A, Imamura Y, Liao X, Yamauchi M, Nishihara R, Qian ZR, Morikawa T, Shen J, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Ogino S.  Microsatellite instability and BRAF mutation testing in colorectal cancer prognostication.  J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013;105(15):1151-1156.
  • Ogino S*, Nishihara R*, Lochhead P*, Imamura Y, Kuchiba A, Morikawa T, Yamauchi M, Liao X, Qian ZR, Sun R, Sato K, Kirkner GJ, Wang M, Spiegelman D, Meyerhardt JA, Schernhammer ES, Chan AT, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS. Prospective study of family history and colorectal cancer risk by tumor LINE-1 methylation level. J Natl Cancer Inst 2013;105:130-40. (*co-first author).
  • Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Lochhead P, Nishihara R, Yamauchi M, Imamura Y, Liao X, Qian ZR, Ng K, Chan AT, Meyerhardt JA, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Prospective analysis of body mass index, physical activity, and colorectal cancer risk associated with beta-catenin (CTNNB1) status. Cancer Res 2013;73:1600-10.
  • Liao X*, Lochhead P*, Nishihara R*, Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Imamura Y, Qian ZR, Baba Y, Shima K, Sun R, Nosho K, Meyerhardt JA, Giovannucci E, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Ogino S. Aspirin use, tumor PIK3CA mutation, and colorectal-cancer survival. N Engl J Med 2012;367:1596-606. (*co-first author).
  • Yamauchi M, Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Imamura Y, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Liao X, Waldron L, Hoshida Y, Huttenhower C, Chan AT, Giovannucci E, Fuchs C, Ogino S. Assessment of colorectal cancer molecular features along bowel subsites challenges the conception of distinct dichotomy of proximal versus distal colorectum. Gut 2012;61:847-54.
  • Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Qian ZR, Mino-Kenudson M, Hornick JL, Yamauchi M, Imamura Y, Liao X, Nishihara R, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Prognostic significance and molecular associations of tumor growth pattern in colorectal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2012;19:1944-53.
  • Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Liao X, Imamura Y, Yamauchi M, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Sato K, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Tumor TP53 expression status, body mass index and prognosis in colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer 2012;131:1169-78.
  • Lochhead P, Imamura Y, Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Liao X, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Wu K, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Insulin-like growth factor 2 messenger RNA binding protein 3 (IGF2BP3) is a marker of unfavourable prognosis in colorectal cancer. Eur J Cancer 2012;48:3405-13.
  • Liao X, Morikawa T, Lochhead P, Imamura Y, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Nosho K, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Meyerhardt JA, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Prognostic role of PIK3CA mutation in colorectal cancer: cohort study and literature review. Clin Cancer Res 2012;18:2257-68.
  • Imamura Y, Morikawa T, Liao X, Lochhead P, Kuchiba A, Yamauchi M, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Meyerhardt JA, Haigis KM, Fuchs CS, Ogino S. Specific mutations in KRAS codons 12 and 13, and patient prognosis in 1075 BRAF wild-type colorectal cancers. Clin Cancer Res 2012;18:4753-63.
  • Nishihara R, Inui F, Kato K, Tomizawa R, Hayakawa K. Genetic contribution to the relationship between social role function and depressive symptoms in Japanese elderly twins: a twin study. Psychogeriatrics 2011;11:19-27.