Elizabeth Milne

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Affiliation: University of Western Australia
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood and parental diagnostic radiological procedures and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA, 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 25:375-83. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Fetal growth and the risk of childhood CNS tumors and lymphomas in Western Australia
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Cancer 123:436-43. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Fetal growth and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results from an Australian case-control study
    E Milne
    Centre for Child Health Research, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 170:221-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Maternal folate and other vitamin supplementation during pregnancy and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the offspring
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Int J Cancer 126:2690-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Maternal consumption of coffee and tea during pregnancy and risk of childhood ALL: results from an Australian case-control study
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 22:207-18. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Parental prenatal smoking and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Elizabeth Milne
    Division of Population Science, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 175:43-53. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Maternal use of folic acid and other supplements and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1933-41. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Parental alcohol consumption and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA, 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 24:391-402. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Parental smoking and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 133:253-9. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Appearance of melanocytic nevi on the backs of young Australian children: a 7-year longitudinal study
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Melanoma Res 18:22-8. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Childhood and parental diagnostic radiological procedures and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA, 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 25:375-83. 2014
    ..We aimed to investigate whether parents' diagnostic radiological procedures before conception, in the mother during pregnancy or the child's procedures were associated with an increased risk of CBT...
  2. doi request reprint Fetal growth and the risk of childhood CNS tumors and lymphomas in Western Australia
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Cancer 123:436-43. 2008
    ..The associations we observed are consistent with causal pathways involving fetal growth factors...
  3. doi request reprint Fetal growth and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: results from an Australian case-control study
    E Milne
    Centre for Child Health Research, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 170:221-8. 2009
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  4. doi request reprint Maternal folate and other vitamin supplementation during pregnancy and risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the offspring
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Int J Cancer 126:2690-9. 2010
    ..83 (95% CI: 0.73-0.94). Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy may protect against childhood ALL, but this effect is unlikely to be large or, if real, specifically due to folate...
  5. doi request reprint Maternal consumption of coffee and tea during pregnancy and risk of childhood ALL: results from an Australian case-control study
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 22:207-18. 2011
    ..To investigate whether maternal coffee and/or tea consumption during the last 6 months of pregnancy was associated with risk of childhood ALL...
  6. doi request reprint Parental prenatal smoking and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Elizabeth Milne
    Division of Population Science, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 175:43-53. 2012
    ..Study results suggest that heavier paternal smoking around the time of conception is a risk factor for childhood ALL. Men should be strongly encouraged to cease smoking, particularly when planning to start a family...
  7. doi request reprint Maternal use of folic acid and other supplements and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1933-41. 2012
    ..Our Australian study of CBTs, conducted between 2005 and 2011, investigated whether maternal use folic acid and other supplements was protective...
  8. doi request reprint Parental alcohol consumption and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA, 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 24:391-402. 2013
    ..In our Australian case-control studies of these cancers, we investigated whether parental alcohol consumption before or during pregnancy was associated with risk...
  9. doi request reprint Parental smoking and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 133:253-9. 2013
    ..06 (95% CI 1.35-19.00) and 4.61 (95% CI: 1.08, 19.63), although these results were based on modest numbers. Future studies should investigate the associations between maternal smoking and risk of CBT by the child's age of diagnosis...
  10. doi request reprint Appearance of melanocytic nevi on the backs of young Australian children: a 7-year longitudinal study
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, West Perth, Australia
    Melanoma Res 18:22-8. 2008
    ..Longitudinal studies have important advantages over cross-sectional studies in the description of nevus development with age, and should be the preferred study design...
  11. ncbi request reprint Trends in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Western Australia, 1960-2006
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Int J Cancer 122:1130-4. 2008
    ..There may have been a small increase in the incidence of ALL since 1982 among girls and older children, but an overall increase appears unlikely. No impact of folate supplementation or fortification is apparent...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of the kidskin sun protection intervention on summer suntan and reported sun exposure: was it sustained?
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth 6872, Western Australia
    Prev Med 42:14-20. 2006
    ..Kidskin' was a non-randomized, school-based sun protection intervention trial in Perth, Western Australia (1995-1999). Its aim was to determine the extent to which such a program could reduce children's sun exposure...
  13. ncbi request reprint Buccal DNA collection: comparison of buccal swabs with FTA cards
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:816-9. 2006
    ..There are, however, technical challenges in handling discs punched from FTA cards that intending users should be aware of...
  14. ncbi request reprint Is there a folate-related gene-environment interaction in the etiology of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 119:229-32. 2006
    ..Further research into the interaction of folate intake and genotype in causing ALL and other cancers is needed. We are specifically studying it in an Australian national case-control study of genetic and environmental causes of ALL...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of a school-based sun-protection intervention on the development of melanocytic nevi in children
    Elizabeth Milne
    Department of Public Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 155:739-45. 2002
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  16. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth and acute childhood leukemia: looking beyond birth weight
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 166:151-9. 2007
    ..These findings are consistent with a role for insulin-like growth factor I in the causal pathway. Findings for AML were inconclusive, probably because of small numbers...
  17. pmc Time spent outdoors at midday and children's body mass index
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth
    Am J Public Health 97:306-10. 2007
    ..We investigated whether the Kidskin sun protection intervention increased children's body mass index by reducing the time spent outdoors at midday...
  18. doi request reprint Exposure to pesticides and the risk of childhood brain tumors
    Kathryn R Greenop
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1269-78. 2013
    ..This Australian case-control study of CBT investigated whether exposures to pesticides before pregnancy, during pregnancy and during childhood, were associated with an increased risk...
  19. doi request reprint Exposure to diagnostic radiological procedures and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2897-909. 2010
    ..The aim of this analysis is to investigate whether diagnostic X-rays of the mother before birth, of the father before conception, or of the child increased the risk of childhood ALL...
  20. doi request reprint Exposure to professional pest control treatments and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Int J Cancer 129:1678-88. 2011
    ..The analysis of pooled data from international collaborations may provide more certainty regarding these potentially important associations...
  21. doi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to engine exhausts and childhood brain tumors
    Susan Peters
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 132:2975-9. 2013
    ..62, 95% CI 1.12-2.34). No clear associations with other engine exhausts were found. Our results suggest that parental occupational exposure to diesel exhaust may increase the risk of CBT...
  22. doi request reprint Refuelling of vehicles, the use of wood burners and the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in childhood
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 25:528-39. 2011
    ..There was weak evidence that burning wood in a closed burner to heat the home increased the risk, but there was no dose-response relationship and chance could explain the finding...
  23. doi request reprint Maternal dietary intake of folate and vitamins B6 and B12 during pregnancy and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Helen D Bailey
    The University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Perth, Australia
    Nutr Cancer 64:1122-30. 2012
    ..The vitamin B6 findings are not consistent with evidence that it is a protective factor against other cancers, and may be a chance finding...
  24. ncbi request reprint Maternal dietary intake of folate and vitamins b6 and B12 during pregnancy and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Kathryn R Greenop
    a Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Nutr Cancer 66:800-9. 2014
    ..50, 95% CI: 0.27, 0.93). These findings are consistent with folate's crucial role in maintenance of genomic integrity and DNA methylation. Dietary intake of B6 and B12 was not associated with risk of CBT. ..
  25. doi request reprint Rule-based exposure assessment versus case-by-case expert assessment using the same information in a community-based study
    Susan Peters
    Epidemiology Group, Centre for Medical Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Occup Environ Med 71:215-9. 2014
    ..We explored the agreement between a rule-based assessment approach and case-by-case expert assessment of occupational exposures in a community-based study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Exposure to household painting and floor treatments, and parental occupational paint exposure and risk of childhood brain tumors: results from an Australian case-control study
    Kathryn R Greenop
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, Perth, WA, 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 25:283-91. 2014
    ..This study investigated whether household exposure to paints and floor treatments and parental occupational painting were associated with CBT risk in a population-based case-control study conducted between 2005 and 2010...
  27. doi request reprint Participation in population-based case-control studies: does the observed decline vary by socio-economic status?
    Marie Mazloum
    University of Western Australia, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, Perth, Western Australia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:276-9. 2012
    ..These findings provide some reassurance that the observed decline in research participation over time may not be associated with an increasingly unrepresentative participant population...
  28. doi request reprint Exposure to house painting and the use of floor treatments and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Cancer 128:2405-14. 2011
    ..An apparently increased risk associated with someone other than the parents painting inside the house may be related to the amount of paint used and the intensity of the dose received...
  29. doi request reprint Representativeness of child controls recruited by random digit dialling
    Helen D Bailey
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:293-302. 2010
    ..This evidence of selection according to socio-economic status indicates that there may also be selection with respect to other factors potentially important in the aetiology of ALL...
  30. pmc Statistical adjustment of genotyping error in a case-control study of childhood leukaemia
    Matthew N Cooper
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth, 6872, WA, Australia
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:141. 2012
    ..We aimed to develop a user-friendly method to correct for this genotype misclassification, as existing methods were not suitable for use in our study...
  31. doi request reprint Factors relating to pregnancy and birth and the risk of childhood brain tumors: results from an Australian case-control study
    Kathryn R Greenop
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 61:493-8. 2014
    ..Childhood brain tumors (CBT) are the leading cause of cancer death in children, yet their causes are largely known. This study investigated the association between maternal and birth characteristics and risk of CBT...
  32. doi request reprint Assisted reproductive technology and birth defects: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Michèle Hansen
    Division of Population Sciences, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, P O Box 855, Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Hum Reprod Update 19:330-53. 2013
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  33. doi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to exhausts, solvents, glues and paints, and risk of childhood leukemia
    Alison Reid
    Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1575-85. 2011
    ..It is unknown whether parental occupational exposure to chemicals before during and after pregnancy increases the risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in the offspring. Few studies on this topic have assessed maternal exposures...
  34. doi request reprint Overview of recent studies on childhood leukaemia, intra-uterine growth and diet
    Nicholas de Klerk
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    Radiat Prot Dosimetry 132:255-8. 2008
    ..Evidence is also gathering that certain dietary intakes, possibly folate, in mothers, are also related to leukaemia occurrence. If these associations are real, they may be operating through growth factor pathways...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the potential effect of incremental increases in folic acid intake on neural tube defects in Australia and New Zealand
    Carol Bower
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, West Perth
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:369-74. 2006
    ..To estimate the number of neural tube defects that could be prevented in Australia and New Zealand by increasing levels of folic acid intake...
  36. pmc Fetal growth and childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: findings from the childhood leukemia international consortium
    Elizabeth Milne
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, WA, Australia, On behalf of the Aus ALL Consortium Australia
    Int J Cancer 133:2968-79. 2013
    ..The evidence that accelerated fetal growth is associated with a modest increased risk of childhood ALL is strong and consistent with known biological mechanisms involving insulin-like growth factors. © 2013 UICC. ..
  37. ncbi request reprint Estimates of beneficial and harmful sun exposure times during the year for major Australian population centres
    Amanda J Samanek
    Genomics Directorate, WA Health, Perth, WA
    Med J Aust 184:338-41. 2006
    ..To examine the influence of geographical and seasonal factors on duration of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure of skin to produce recommended vitamin D levels without producing erythema...
  38. pmc Participation in paediatric cancer studies: timing and approach to recruitment
    Tamika L Heiden
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth WA 6872, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:191. 2013
    ..In this sub-study, we aimed to investigate factors that may have influenced study participation and completeness of survey completion...
  39. doi request reprint Western Australian children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia are taller at diagnosis than unaffected children of the same age and sex
    Esther Davis
    Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA, Australia
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 56:767-70. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether children diagnosed with ALL in Western Australia were taller at the time of diagnosis than children of the same age and sex in the general population...
  40. ncbi request reprint Assisted reproductive technologies and the risk of birth defects--a systematic review
    Michèle Hansen
    Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, West Perth, Western Australia 6872, Australia
    Hum Reprod 20:328-38. 2005
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Involvement of the IGF system in fetal growth and childhood cancer: an overview of potential mechanisms
    Anna Carita Callan
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855, West Perth, WA 6872, Australia
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1783-98. 2009
    ..If the challenges involved in studying the complex IGF system can be overcome, this field presents an exciting opportunity to elucidate etiological pathways to childhood malignancies...