Individual Study / NYU Women's Health Study

NYU Women's Health Study

NYU Women's Health Study

Initiatives -
To investigate the role of hormones, diet, and other factors in the development of the most common cancers in women, especially breast cancer, as well as other chronic conditions. In our current research, we are investigating the relationship between anti-Müllerian hormone and breast cancer risk, how neighborhood walkability affects women’s health, and the use of cutting-edge techniques to measure proteins and metabolism-related markers to refine our understanding of cancer risk factors. ** General contact:**
Start Year
The National Cancer Institute is the primary funder. In addition, we have received funding for specific projects from the American Cancer Association, the American Heart Association, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Yu Chen
    NYU Langone Health
  • MD. Prof Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte
    NYU Langone Health


Study design
Follow Up
Every few years, we send participants questionnaires and ask them to update their information.

Marker Paper

Toniolo PG, Levitz M, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Banerjee S, Koenig KL, Shore RE, Strax P, Pasternack BS. A prospective study of endogenous estrogens and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 Feb 1;87(3):190-7. doi: 10.1093/jnci/87.3.190.

PUBMED 7707406


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Mammographic screening. New York City women, 35-65 years of age


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

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