Pietro Ferrari


Affiliation: International Agency for Research on Cancer
Country: France


  1. Perrier F, Viallon V, Ambatipudi S, Ghantous A, Cuenin C, Hernandez Vargas H, et al. Association of leukocyte DNA methylation changes with dietary folate and alcohol intake in the EPIC study. Clin Epigenetics. 2019;11:57 pubmed publisher
    ..These results were in line with the hypothesis that epigenetic mechanisms play a role in the association between folate and alcohol, although further studies are warranted to clarify the importance of these mechanisms in cancer. ..
  2. Li K, Anderson G, Viallon V, Arveux P, Kvaskoff M, Fournier A, et al. Risk prediction for estrogen receptor-specific breast cancers in two large prospective cohorts. Breast Cancer Res. 2018;20:147 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, a model specifically predictive of ER+ tumor risk could be more applicable than an omnibus model in risk assessment for chemoprevention. ..
  3. Romaguera D, Ward H, Wark P, Vergnaud A, Peeters P, van Gils C, et al. Pre-diagnostic concordance with the WCRF/AICR guidelines and survival in European colorectal cancer patients: a cohort study. BMC Med. 2015;13:107 pubmed publisher
    ..Greater concordance with the WCRF/AICR recommendations on diet, physical activity, and body fatness prior to CRC diagnosis is associated with improved survival among CRC patients. ..
  4. Assi N, Fages A, Vineis P, Chadeau Hyam M, Stepien M, Duarte Salles T, et al. A statistical framework to model the meeting-in-the-middle principle using metabolomic data: application to hepatocellular carcinoma in the EPIC study. Mutagenesis. 2015;30:743-53 pubmed publisher
    ..This implementation of the 'meeting-in-the-middle' approach finds natural applications in settings characterised by high-dimensional data, increasingly frequent in the omics generation. ..
  5. Assi N, Thomas D, Leitzmann M, Stepien M, Chajes V, Philip T, et al. Are Metabolic Signatures Mediating the Relationship between Lifestyle Factors and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Risk? Results from a Nested Case-Control Study in EPIC. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018;27:531-540 pubmed publisher
    ..i>Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev; 27(5); 531-40. ©2018 AACR. ..
  6. van Roekel E, Trijsburg L, Assi N, Carayol M, Achaintre D, Murphy N, et al. Circulating Metabolites Associated with Alcohol Intake in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Cohort. Nutrients. 2018;10: pubmed publisher
    ..This provides further leads for future research studies aiming at elucidating the mechanisms underlying the effects of alcohol in relation to morbid conditions. ..
  7. Ferrari P, Freisling H, Duell E, Kaaks R, Lujan Barroso L, Clavel Chapelon F, et al. Challenges in estimating the validity of dietary acrylamide measurements. Eur J Nutr. 2013;52:1503-12 pubmed publisher
  8. Merritt M, Riboli E, Murphy N, Kadi M, Tjønneland A, Olsen A, et al. Reproductive factors and risk of mortality in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition; a cohort study. BMC Med. 2015;13:252 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may contribute to the development of improved strategies to promote better long-term health in women. ..
  9. Ferrari P, McKay J, Jenab M, Brennan P, Canzian F, Vogel U, et al. Alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase gene polymorphisms, alcohol intake and the risk of colorectal cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012;66:1303-8 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the relationship between alcohol and CRC risk might be modulated by the rs1573496 (ADH7) polymorphism. ..

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  1. Noh H, Freisling H, Assi N, Zamora Ros R, Achaintre D, Affret A, et al. Identification of Urinary Polyphenol Metabolite Patterns Associated with Polyphenol-Rich Food Intake in Adults from Four European Countries. Nutrients. 2017;9: pubmed publisher
    ..This proposed strategy of biomarker pattern identification has the potential of expanding the currently still limited list of available dietary intake biomarkers. ..
  2. Ferrari P, Rinaldi S, Jenab M, Lukanova A, Olsen A, Tjønneland A, et al. Dietary fiber intake and risk of hormonal receptor-defined breast cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97:344-53 pubmed publisher
    ..92: 0.81, 1.03; P-trend = 0.05), with P-heterogeneity = 0.09. Diets rich in dietary fiber and, particularly, fiber from vegetables may be associated with a small reduction in risk of BC, independently of menopausal status. ..