Hebei Teachers Univ, Dept Phys, Shijiazhuang 050016, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing 100039, Peoples R China
; Natl Lab Heavy Ion Accelerator Lanzhou, Ctr Theoret Nucl Phys, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China
By using color dipole model, the ratios of the p-A Drell-Yan cross section per nucleon for an 800 GeV proton beam incident on Fe and D targets are calculated in the target, rest system. It is shown that our calculations can quite well fit the E772 data with considering the nuclear shadowing effect in p-A Drell-Yan process and without the energy loss effect in it.