V Beral

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Mortality associated with oral contraceptive use: 25 year follow up of cohort of 46 000 women from Royal College of General Practitioners' oral contraception study
    V Beral
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
    BMJ 318:96-100. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality in vegetarians and non-vegetarians: a collaborative analysis of 8300 deaths among 76,000 men and women in five prospective studies
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford, UK
    Public Health Nutr 1:33-41. 1998
  3. ncbi request reprint Human papillomaviruses and cancer in Uganda
    R Newton
    Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, OX2 6HE, UK
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:113-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of human immunodeficiency virus infection and cancer in adults and children residing in Kampala, Uganda
    R Newton
    ICRF Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Gibson Building, Oxford OX 2 6HE, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 92:622-7. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Carcinoma of the cervix and tobacco smoking: collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 13,541 women with carcinoma of the cervix and 23,017 women without carcinoma of the cervix from 23 epidemiological studies
    P Appleby
    International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Int J Cancer 118:1481-95. 2006
  6. pmc Active and passive smoking and the risk of breast cancer in women aged 36-45 years: a population based case-control study in the UK
    A W Roddam
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 97:434-9. 2007
  7. pmc Fluid intake and incidence of renal cell carcinoma in UK women
    N E Allen
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 104:1487-92. 2011
  8. pmc Infection with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in relation to the risk and clinical presentation of Kaposi's sarcoma in Uganda
    R Newton
    Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:502-4. 2003
  9. pmc Reproductive factors and specific histological types of breast cancer: prospective study and meta-analysis
    G K Reeves
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 100:538-44. 2009
  10. pmc Body size in relation to incidence of subtypes of haematological malignancy in the prospective Million Women Study
    F Murphy
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:2390-8. 2013

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. pmc Mortality associated with oral contraceptive use: 25 year follow up of cohort of 46 000 women from Royal College of General Practitioners' oral contraception study
    V Beral
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE
    BMJ 318:96-100. 1999
    ..To describe the long term effects of the use of oral contraceptives on mortality...
  2. ncbi request reprint Mortality in vegetarians and non-vegetarians: a collaborative analysis of 8300 deaths among 76,000 men and women in five prospective studies
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford, UK
    Public Health Nutr 1:33-41. 1998
    ..To compare the mortality rates of vegetarians and non-vegetarians...
  3. ncbi request reprint Human papillomaviruses and cancer in Uganda
    R Newton
    Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, OX2 6HE, UK
    Eur J Cancer Prev 13:113-8. 2004
    ..4, 95% CI 1.7-24.3, P=0.01]. For both cancers, the risk increased with increasing anti-HPV-16 antibody titre (Ptrend=0.01 for each). No cancer site or type was significantly associated with antibodies against HPV-18 and -45...
  4. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of human immunodeficiency virus infection and cancer in adults and children residing in Kampala, Uganda
    R Newton
    ICRF Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, Gibson Building, Oxford OX 2 6HE, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 92:622-7. 2001
    ..The pattern of HIV-associated cancers in Uganda is broadly similar to that described elsewhere, but the relative frequency of specific cancers, such as conjunctival carcinoma, in HIV-infected people differs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Carcinoma of the cervix and tobacco smoking: collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 13,541 women with carcinoma of the cervix and 23,017 women without carcinoma of the cervix from 23 epidemiological studies
    P Appleby
    International Collaboration of Epidemiological Studies of Cervical Cancer, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Int J Cancer 118:1481-95. 2006
    ..The risk of squamous cell carcinoma increases in current smokers with the number of cigarettes smoked per day and with younger age at starting smoking...
  6. pmc Active and passive smoking and the risk of breast cancer in women aged 36-45 years: a population based case-control study in the UK
    A W Roddam
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Richard Doll Building, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 97:434-9. 2007
    ..In this study, there was no evidence of an association between either active smoking or passive smoking in the home and risk of breast cancer...
  7. pmc Fluid intake and incidence of renal cell carcinoma in UK women
    N E Allen
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 104:1487-92. 2011
    ..We assessed the association between intakes of total fluids and of specific beverages on the risk of renal cell carcinoma in a large prospective cohort of UK women...
  8. pmc Infection with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in relation to the risk and clinical presentation of Kaposi's sarcoma in Uganda
    R Newton
    Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:502-4. 2003
    ..Clinically, widespread Kaposi's sarcoma was more frequent among patients with HIV infection than in those without, but was not related to anti-KSHV antibody titres...
  9. pmc Reproductive factors and specific histological types of breast cancer: prospective study and meta-analysis
    G K Reeves
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 100:538-44. 2009
    ..The effect of menopause did not vary significantly by tumour histology. Meta-analysis of published results on the effects of age at menarche and age at first birth on ductal and lobular cancers were in keeping with our findings...
  10. pmc Body size in relation to incidence of subtypes of haematological malignancy in the prospective Million Women Study
    F Murphy
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 108:2390-8. 2013
    ..Greater adiposity and height have been associated with increased risk of haematological malignancies. Associations for disease subtypes are uncertain...
  11. doi request reprint Reproductive history, hormonal factors and the incidence of hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis in middle-aged women
    B Liu
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1165-70. 2009
    ..To examine the effect of reproductive history and use of hormonal therapies on the risk of hip and knee joint replacement for osteoarthritis...
  12. pmc Risk factors for adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in women aged 20-44 years: the UK National Case-Control Study of Cervical Cancer
    J Green
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:2078-86. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm the suggestion from this and other studies of differences in risk related to smoking between squamous cell and adenocarcinomas of the cervix...
  13. pmc Lifestyle factors and primary glioma and meningioma tumours in the Million Women Study cohort
    V S Benson
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:185-90. 2008
    ..In conclusion, for women in the United Kingdom, the incidence of glioma or meningioma tumours increases with increasing height and increasing BMI...
  14. pmc A short-term increase in cancer risk associated with daytime napping is likely to reflect pre-clinical disease: prospective cohort study
    B J Cairns
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 107:527-30. 2012
    ..Sleep disturbance, a correlate of which is daytime napping, has been hypothesised to be associated with risk of breast and other cancers...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mortality in vegetarians and nonvegetarians: detailed findings from a collaborative analysis of 5 prospective studies
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 70:516S-524S. 1999
    ..There were no significant differences between vegetarians and nonvegetarians in mortality from cerebrovascular disease, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, or all other causes combined...
  16. doi request reprint Venous thromboembolism risk in relation to use of different types of postmenopausal hormone therapy in a large prospective study
    S Sweetland
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Inserm Unit 1018, Hormone and Cardiovascular Disease Section, Villejuif, France
    J Thromb Haemost 10:2277-86. 2012
    ..Conclusions:  The risk of VTE varied considerably by HT formulation, being greatest in users of oral estrogen-progestin HT, especially formulations containing medroxyprogesterone acetate. ..
  17. pmc Alcohol drinking, tobacco smoking and subtypes of haematological malignancy in the UK Million Women Study
    M E Kroll
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 107:879-87. 2012
    ..The prospective Million Women Study provides sufficient power for reliable estimates of subtype-specific associations in women...
  18. pmc Reproductive factors and risk of oesophageal and gastric cancer in the Million Women Study cohort
    J Green
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 106:210-6. 2012
    ..Hormonal factors may influence risk for upper gastrointestinal cancers in women. We examined risk of oesophageal and gastric cancers in relation to reproductive factors in a large UK cohort, the Million Women Study...
  19. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence in persons with Down's syndrome, their parents and siblings
    C Hermon
    ICRF Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Ann Hum Genet 65:167-76. 2001
    ..For siblings, all-cause death rates were similar to national rates; the only condition with a significantly raised mortality ratio was colo-rectal cancer (SMR = 793: 95% CI 216-2031), but this may well be a chance finding...
  20. pmc Paraplegia and squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder in young women: findings from a case-control study
    P J Dolin
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 70:167-8. 1994
    ..These findings suggest that squamous cell carcinomas of the bladder, especially in paraplegics, may be the result of chronic urinary tract infection...
  21. pmc Breast cancer mortality rates are levelling off or beginning to decline in many western countries: analysis of time trends, age-cohort and age-period models of breast cancer mortality in 20 countries
    C Hermon
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 73:955-60. 1996
    ..g. Austria, FRG, Greece and the UK, and this may be due to an increase in survival resulting from improved management and treatment of women with breast cancer...
  22. pmc Estimating relative survival among people registered with cancer in England and Wales
    G K Reeves
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 79:18-22. 1999
    ....
  23. pmc Cigarette smoking and risk of acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours in the Million Women Study
    V S Benson
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 102:1654-6. 2010
    ..The relationship between cigarette smoking and incidence of acoustic neuromas and pituitary tumours is uncertain...
  24. pmc Ethnic differences in breast cancer incidence in England are due to differences in known risk factors for the disease: prospective study
    T Gathani
    1 Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK 2 Department of Breast Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 110:224-9. 2014
    ..91, 0.78-1.05).Conclusion:South Asian and Black women in England have lower incidence rates of breast cancer than White women, but this is largely, if not wholly, because of differences in known risk factors for the disease. ..
  25. pmc Body fatness and physical activity at young ages and the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    C M K Magnusson
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Headington, UK
    Br J Cancer 93:817-24. 2005
    ..The relative risk for spending an average of more than 1 h per week in sports compared with less from ages 12 to 30 years was 1.00 (95% CI 0.86-1.16, P = 0.98)...
  26. pmc The geographical distribution of Kaposi's sarcoma and of lymphomas in Africa before the AIDS epidemic
    P Cook Mozaffari
    CRC Cancer Epidemiology Research Group, Department of Public Health, Radcliffe Infirmary, University of Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 78:1521-8. 1998
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  27. ncbi request reprint Relationship of height, weight and body mass index to the risk of hip and knee replacements in middle-aged women
    B Liu
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:861-7. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of height, weight and body mass index (BMI) on the risk of hip and knee replacement in middle-aged women...
  28. doi request reprint Pathology reports provided reliable and readily accessible records of surgical procedures performed in women with breast cancer
    T Gathani
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 61:402-6. 2008
    ..Extracting complete and accurate records of surgical procedures from case-notes is time consuming and laborious. We compared the completeness and time taken to extract data on surgical procedures from case-notes and from pathology reports...
  29. pmc The predicted effect of changes in cervical screening practice in the UK: results from a modelling study
    K Canfell
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, OX2 6HE, UK
    Br J Cancer 91:530-6. 2004
    ..56%. Screening women aged 20-25 years would have minimal impact, with the cumulative lifetime incidence decreasing from 0.63 to 0.61%. In conclusion, the study supports the 2003 recommendations for changes to cervical screening intervals...
  30. pmc Stage, grade and morphology of tumours of the colon and rectum recorded in the Oxford Cancer Registry, 1995-2003
    J Green
    Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 96:140-2. 2007
    ..Dukes stage is recorded for 81% of colon cancers and for 69% of rectal cancers. Incomplete registry data and changing recording practices may affect future evaluation of bowel cancer screening...
  31. pmc Cancer incidence in British Indians and British whites in Leicester, 2001-2006
    R Ali
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 103:143-8. 2010
    ..We present estimates for Leicester, which has the largest population of Indian origin in Britain, and also has virtually complete, self-assigned, ethnicity data...
  32. doi request reprint Ovarian cancer and oral contraceptives: collaborative reanalysis of data from 45 epidemiological studies including 23,257 women with ovarian cancer and 87,303 controls
    V Beral
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford, UK
    Lancet 371:303-14. 2008
    ..Oral contraceptives can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but the eventual public-health effects of this reduction will depend on how long the protection lasts after use ceases. We aimed to assess these effects...
  33. pmc Postmenopausal endometrial cancer risk and body size in early life and middle age: prospective cohort study
    T Y O Yang
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 107:169-75. 2012
    ..Greater adiposity in early life has been linked to increased endometrial cancer risk in later life, but the extent to which this association is mediated through adiposity in later life is unclear...
  34. pmc Human papillomavirus infection and use of oral contraceptives
    J Green
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, UK
    Br J Cancer 88:1713-20. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to confirm these findings and to investigate possible relations between oral contraceptive use and the persistence and detectability of cervical HPV infection...
  35. ncbi request reprint Agreement between general practice prescription data and self-reported use of hormone replacement therapy and treatment for various illnesses
    E Banks
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    J Epidemiol Biostat 6:357-63. 2001
    ..53-0.92), and was highest for thyroid disease and asthma. CONCLUSION: Important aspects of use of HRT, such as type of preparation currently being used, are reported very reliably by women completing a self-administered questionnaire...
  36. pmc Kaposi's sarcoma in England and Wales before the AIDS epidemic
    A E Grulich
    Epidemiological Monitoring Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 66:1135-7. 1992
    ..The very low incidence rates of KS in natives of England and Wales suggests that the background prevalence of the causative agent for KS was low in England and Wales prior to the AIDS epidemic...
  37. pmc Persistent effects of women's parity and breastfeeding patterns on their body mass index: results from the Million Women Study
    K L Bobrow
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:712-7. 2013
    ..To explore the long-term effects of women's childbearing patterns on their body mass index...
  38. ncbi request reprint Predictors of outcome of mammography in the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme
    E Banks
    Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    J Med Screen 9:74-82. 2002
    ..Little is known about the factors influencing the risk of recall for assessment, invasive diagnostic procedures, and early rescreening after screening mammography...
  39. pmc Cancer mortality in relation to monitoring for radionuclide exposure in three UK nuclear industry workforces
    L M Carpenter
    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Infirmary, UK
    Br J Cancer 78:1224-32. 1998
    ..Further investigations of the relationship between radionuclide exposure and cancer in nuclear industry workers are needed...
  40. pmc Pancreatic cancer in type 1 and young-onset diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis
    R J Stevens
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Cancer 96:507-9. 2007
    ..In three cohort and six case-control studies, the relative risk for pancreatic cancer in people with (vs without) diabetes was 2.00 (95% confidence interval 1.37-3.01) based on 39 cases with diabetes...
  41. ncbi request reprint Outcome of pregnancies resulting from assisted conception
    V Beral
    ICRF Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Br Med Bull 46:753-68. 1990
    ..This will require the continued monitoring of children resulting from assisted conception, and the continued co-operation of many individuals and centres practising assisted conception...
  42. pmc The epidemiology of conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma in Uganda
    R Newton
    Cancer Research UK, Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Br J Cancer 87:301-8. 2002
    ..9, 95% CI 0.4-2.1; P=0.8). The 10-fold increased risk of conjunctival cancer in HIV infected individuals is similar to results from other studies. The role of other oncogenic viral infections is unclear...
  43. pmc Soya foods and breast cancer risk: a prospective study in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 81:1248-56. 1999
    ....
  44. pmc Phylogenetic analysis consistent with a clinical history of sexual transmission of HIV-1 from a single donor reveals transmission of highly distinct variants
    Suzanne English
    Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research, Oxford University, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3SY, UK
    Retrovirology 8:54. 2011
    ..We show for the first time that genetic divergence consistent with a single transmission event in vivo can represent several years of pre-transmission evolution...
  45. ncbi request reprint Published results on breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy in the Million Women Study are correct
    E Banks
    Climacteric 7:415-6; author reply 416-7. 2004
  46. pmc Exposure to power frequency electric fields and the risk of childhood cancer in the UK
    J Skinner
    Strangeways Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Wort s Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
    Br J Cancer 87:1257-66. 2002
    ..59-1.35) for all malignancies. With exposure modelled as a continuous variable, odds ratios for an increase in the principal metric of 10 V m(-1) were close to unity for all disease categories, never differing significantly from one...
  47. pmc Alcohol, tobacco and breast cancer--collaborative reanalysis of individual data from 53 epidemiological studies, including 58,515 women with breast cancer and 95,067 women without the disease
    N Hamajima
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Br J Cancer 87:1234-45. 2002
    ....