Richard P Gallagher

Summary

Affiliation: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation: a brief review
    Richard P Gallagher
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, 675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L3
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 92:119-31. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Interaction between organochlorines and the AHR gene, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Carmen H Ng
    BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 21:11-22. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Plasma levels of polychlorinated biphenyls and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma: a preliminary study
    Richard P Gallagher
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 128:1872-80. 2011
  4. pmc Genetic variation in the NBS1, MRE11, RAD50 and BLM genes and susceptibility to non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Johanna M Schuetz
    Canada s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Med Genet 10:117. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Occupational physical activity and risk of malignant melanoma: the Western Canada Melanoma Study
    Tim K Lee
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Melanoma Res 19:260-6. 2009
  6. pmc Genetic variation in cell death genes and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Johanna M Schuetz
    Canada s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e31560. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    John J Spinelli
    BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:2767-75. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint A systematic evaluation of the ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene does not show an association with non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Payal Sipahimalani
    Canada s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:1967-75. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Risk of childhood leukemia associated with parental smoking and alcohol consumption prior to conception and during pregnancy: the cross-Canada childhood leukemia study
    Amy C MacArthur
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Cancer Research Centre, 675 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 19:283-95. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of occupational cancer risks in British Columbia: a population-based case-control study of 1129 cases of bladder cancer
    Pierre R Band
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 47:854-8. 2005

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation: a brief review
    Richard P Gallagher
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, 675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L3
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 92:119-31. 2006
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  2. doi request reprint Interaction between organochlorines and the AHR gene, and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Carmen H Ng
    BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 21:11-22. 2010
    ..Plasma organochlorines have been implicated to increase the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and interaction with the aryl hydrocarbon receptor gene (AHR) may modify this risk...
  3. doi request reprint Plasma levels of polychlorinated biphenyls and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma: a preliminary study
    Richard P Gallagher
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 128:1872-80. 2011
    ..However, they suggest that environmental factors other than UV radiation may play a role in genesis of CMM, and indicate that it may be productive to search for further agents which might increase risk...
  4. pmc Genetic variation in the NBS1, MRE11, RAD50 and BLM genes and susceptibility to non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Johanna M Schuetz
    Canada s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Med Genet 10:117. 2009
    ..The members of the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) complex and BLM have central roles in maintenance of DNA integrity. Severe mutations in any of these genes cause genetic disorders, some of which are characterized by increased risk of lymphoma...
  5. doi request reprint Occupational physical activity and risk of malignant melanoma: the Western Canada Melanoma Study
    Tim K Lee
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Melanoma Res 19:260-6. 2009
    ..Further studies examining lifetime physical activity histories and sunlight exposure are required to explicate these findings...
  6. pmc Genetic variation in cell death genes and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Johanna M Schuetz
    Canada s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e31560. 2012
    ..Poor control of cell death in lymphocytes can lead to autoimmune disease or cancer, making genes involved in programmed cell death of lymphocytes logical candidate genes for lymphoma susceptibility...
  7. ncbi request reprint Organochlorines and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    John J Spinelli
    BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:2767-75. 2007
    ..lowest quartile OR = 2.68, 95% confidence interval = 1.69-4.24). Our results provide further evidence that organochlorines contribute to NHL risk...
  8. ncbi request reprint A systematic evaluation of the ataxia telangiectasia mutated gene does not show an association with non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Payal Sipahimalani
    Canada s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 121:1967-75. 2007
    ..However, some rare, functionally deleterious variants may contribute to an increased risk of development of rare subtypes of the disease...
  9. doi request reprint Risk of childhood leukemia associated with parental smoking and alcohol consumption prior to conception and during pregnancy: the cross-Canada childhood leukemia study
    Amy C MacArthur
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Cancer Research Centre, 675 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 19:283-95. 2008
    ..As part of a larger case-control study, the authors evaluated risk of childhood leukemia relative to parental self-reported smoking and alcohol consumption...
  10. ncbi request reprint Identification of occupational cancer risks in British Columbia: a population-based case-control study of 1129 cases of bladder cancer
    Pierre R Band
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 47:854-8. 2005
    ..We collected information on lifetime occupational histories, smoking, and alcohol consumption from 15,463 incident cancer cases. Occupational risk factors for bladder cancer are presented in this report...
  11. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C virus and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in British Columbia, Canada
    John J Spinelli
    BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Int J Cancer 122:630-3. 2008
    ..The highest risks were associated with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (OR = 7.3, 95%CI = 2.1-25.0) and marginal zone lymphoma (OR = 6.1, 95%CI = 1.1-33.9). Our results provide further evidence that HCV infection contributes to NHL risk...
  12. doi request reprint Prostate cancer risk and exposure to pesticides in British Columbia farmers
    Pierre R Band
    Cancer Control Research, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Prostate 71:168-83. 2011
    ..Several epidemiologic studies have reported an increased risk of prostate cancer among farmers. Our aim was to assess the risk of developing prostate cancer in relation to exposure to specific active compounds in pesticides...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk of childhood leukemia associated with vaccination, infection, and medication use in childhood: the Cross-Canada Childhood Leukemia Study
    Amy C MacArthur
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 167:598-606. 2008
    ..05). Results persisted for cases diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and for children diagnosed at 1-5 years of age. These findings suggest a role for early immunologic challenge in the expression of childhood leukemia...
  14. ncbi request reprint Occupational female breast and reproductive cancer mortality in British Columbia, Canada, 1950-94
    Amy C MacArthur
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3, Canada
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:246-53. 2007
    ..It has been postulated that recent increases in female breast and reproductive cancers may be, in part, attributable to occupational exposures...
  15. doi request reprint GBV-C/hepatitis G virus infection and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case control study
    Mel Krajden
    British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Int J Cancer 126:2885-92. 2010
    ..This is the largest case-control study to date associating GBV-C viremia and NHL risk. As GBV-C is known to be transmitted through blood products this may have important implications for blood safety...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cancer risk in aluminum reduction plant workers (Canada)
    John J Spinelli
    BC Cancer Agency, 675 W 10th Ave, V5Z 1L3, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 17:939-48. 2006
    ..Analysis of the joint effect of smoking and CTPV exposure on cancer showed the observed dose-response relationships to be independent of smoking...
  17. ncbi request reprint Sun-related behavior after a diagnosis of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Tim K Lee
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Melanoma Res 17:51-5. 2007
    ..The results may indicate the need for more emphasis on post-treatment counseling by physicians...
  18. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in H2AFX contributes to risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Karen L Novik
    Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1L3
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1098-106. 2007
    ..These data support the hypothesis that genetic variation in the H2AFX gene influences genetic susceptibility or resistance to some subtypes of NHL by contributing to the maintenance of genome stability...
  19. pmc Sunscreens in melanoma and skin cancer prevention
    Richard P Gallagher
    Cancer Control Research Program, B C Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 173:244-5. 2005
  20. doi request reprint Predicting the performance of a genetic testing service for cancer susceptibility
    Chris D Bajdik
    BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 4E6
    Genet Test 11:381-6. 2007
    ..Computer software to predict the performance of a genetic testing service for cancer susceptibility is implemented on the website http://142.103.207.51:8080/gtsim...
  21. ncbi request reprint Implications of the age range in a population-based BRCA1 testing program with eligibility based on family history of breast and ovarian cancer
    Chris D Bajdik
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Genet Test 8:229-34. 2004
    ..Compared with variation due to family size, the program sensitivity and specificity does not differ substantially amongst the various age groups...
  22. ncbi request reprint Insulin, macronutrient intake, and physical activity: are potential indicators of insulin resistance associated with mortality from breast cancer?
    Marilyn J Borugian
    Cancer Control Research, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1163-72. 2004
    ..8; 95% CI, 1.3-18.1, comparing highest to lowest quartile). Higher dietary protein intake was associated with better survival for all women (relative risk, 0.4; 95% CI, 0.2-0.8, comparing highest to lowest quartile)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Waist-to-hip ratio and breast cancer mortality
    Marilyn J Borugian
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 158:963-8. 2003
    ..Elevated WHR was confirmed as a predictor of breast cancer mortality, with menopausal status and ER status at diagnosis found to be important modifiers of that relation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrates and colorectal cancer risk among Chinese in North America
    Marilyn J Borugian
    Cancer Control Research, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4E6 Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:187-93. 2002
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Prediagnostic C-peptide and risk of prostate cancer
    Marilyn J Borugian
    Cancer Control Research, British Columbia Cancer Agency, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V5Z 1L3
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2164-5. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint Twenty-four-hour light exposure and melatonin levels among shift workers
    Marilyn J Borugian
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 47:1268-75. 2005
    ..We sought to measure melatonin levels and 24-hour light intensity exposure in health care workers over a 7-day period in natural occupational and residential settings...
  27. ncbi request reprint Site-specific protective effect of broad-spectrum sunscreen on nevus development among white schoolchildren in a randomized trial
    Tim K Lee
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:786-92. 2005
    ..Melanocytic nevus density is a strong risk factor for cutaneous malignant melanoma. Reducing the number of nevi in children may reduce the risk of their developing melanoma as adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Do work-related breast cancer risks in pre-menopausal women depend on family history?
    Chris D Bajdik
    Cancer Control Research Program, BC Cancer Agency, 600 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 4E6
    Chronic Dis Can 25:147-51. 2004
    ..7 (0.6-50.9) if they ever worked in department stores. Despite changes in the OR, none of the estimates were significantly different in women with and without a family history...
  29. ncbi request reprint Tanning beds, sunlamps, and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Richard P Gallagher
    Cancer Control Research Program, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:562-6. 2005
    ..The inconclusive results seen in individual studies have resulted in confusion as to the carcinogenicity of these devices...
  30. ncbi request reprint Ambient UV, personal sun exposure and risk of multiple primary melanomas
    Anne Kricker
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, NSW, 2006, Australia, and Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 18:295-304. 2007
    ..Sun exposure is the main cause of melanoma in populations of European origin. No previous study has examined the effect of sun exposure on risk of multiple primary melanomas compared with people who have one melanoma...
  31. ncbi request reprint Etiologic and other factors predicting nevus-associated cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Mark P Purdue
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2015-22. 2005
    ..However, it is possible that high UV exposure causes involution of nevi, thus reducing the density of nevi in exposed skin and thereby the probability of N+ melanoma...
  32. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk of melanoma in CDKN2A mutation carriers in a population-based sample
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1507-15. 2005
    ..In this study, we examined lifetime melanoma risk among CDKN2A mutation carriers using carriers who were identified in a population-based study of melanoma...
  33. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in nucleotide excision repair genes and risk of multiple primary melanoma: the Genes Environment and Melanoma Study
    Robert C Millikan
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:610-8. 2006
    ..ORs for XPD and XPC genotypes were stronger for melanoma diagnosed at an early age, but tests for interaction were not statistically significant. The results provide further evidence for a role of XPD in the etiology of melanoma...
  34. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of registered nurses from British Columbia, Canada
    Helen Dimich-Ward
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Am J Ind Med 50:892-900. 2007
    ..A retrospective cohort study of provincial registered nurses (RNs) from British Columbia, Canada was undertaken to determine risks of mortality and cancer incidence; in particular for breast cancer and leukemia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Familial aggregation of melanoma risks in a large population-based sample of melanoma cases
    Colin B Begg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:957-65. 2004
    ..In this study we use information from a large series of incident cases of melanoma from an international population-based study to examine the patterns of incidence of melanoma in the first-degree relatives of these cases...
  36. ncbi request reprint A design for cancer case-control studies using only incident cases: experience with the GEM study of melanoma
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:756-64. 2006
    ..The use of a novel case-control design in which cases have second primaries and controls are cancer survivors has been proposed for this purpose...
  37. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of CDKN2A germ-line mutations and relative risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma: an international population-based study
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1520-5. 2006
    ..The results suggest that the relative risk of mutation carriers in the population may be lower than currently believed and that different mutations on the CDKN2A gene may confer substantially different risks of melanoma...
  38. pmc Stage at diagnosis and survival in a multiethnic cohort of prostate cancer patients
    Ingrid Oakley-Girvan
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5405, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:1753-9. 2003
    ..We evaluated the effects of socioeconomic status and comorbidity on stage of disease and survival among 1509 population-based prostate cancer patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint CDKN2A germline mutations in individuals with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1234-43. 2007
    ..With the exception of the variant in position -34 of CDKN2A of known functional consequence, the remaining rare variants in the non-coding region have no apparent impact on risk...
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk of early-onset prostate cancer in relation to germ line polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor
    Ingrid Oakley-Girvan
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, T204, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1325-30. 2004
    ..S. Whites. If the FokI association noted here were causal, this difference could account for some of the disease burden among African Americans and some of the excess risk in African Americans compared with Whites...
  41. ncbi request reprint Etiologic factors associated with p53 immunostaining in cutaneousmalignant melanoma
    Mark P Purdue
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Cancer 117:486-93. 2005
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Prostate cancer risk in relation to insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I and IGF-binding protein-3: a prospective multiethnic study
    Marilyn J Borugian
    Cancer Control Research, British Columbia Cancer Agency, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:252-4. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Keynote comment: sun exposure--cause or prevention?
    Richard P Gallagher
    Lancet Oncol 6:634-5. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in TNF and IL10 and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a report from the InterLymph Consortium
    Nathaniel Rothman
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Lancet Oncol 7:27-38. 2006
    ..We aimed to test this hypothesis using previously unpublished data from eight European, Canadian, and US case-control studies of the International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of natural variation in the melanocortin-1 receptor gene and melanoma
    Peter A Kanetsky
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Cancer Res 66:9330-7. 2006
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Segregation analysis of prostate cancer in 1,719 white, African-American and Asian-American families in the United States and Canada
    Gail Gong
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Health Research and Policy, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:471-82. 2002
    ..However, higher observed frequencies in brothers than fathers may merely reflect the strong temporal changes in US incidence rates...