P K Verkasalo

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk in monozygotic and dizygotic female twins: a 20-year population-based cohort study in Finland from 1976 to 1995
    P K Verkasalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:271-4. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic predisposition, environment and cancer incidence: a nationwide twin study in Finland, 1976-1995
    P K Verkasalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 83:743-9. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of sex hormones and their relation to risk factors for breast cancer: a cross-sectional study in 1092 pre- and postmenopausal women (United Kingdom)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 12:47-59. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Subsequent primary cancers after basal-cell carcinoma: A nationwide study in Finland from 1953 to 1995
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Int J Cancer 87:283-8. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Soy milk intake and plasma sex hormones: a cross-sectional study in pre- and postmenopausal women (EPIC-Oxford)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Nutr Cancer 40:79-86. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Soya intake and plasma concentrations of daidzein and genistein: validity of dietary assessment among eighty British women (Oxford arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Nutr 86:415-21. 2001
  7. pmc Hereditary factors in basal cell carcinoma of the skin: a population-based cohort study in twins
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Br J Cancer 78:1516-20. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle differences in twin pairs discordant for basal cell carcinoma of the skin
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Br J Dermatol 149:115-23. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Malignant skin cancers in the Finnish Twin Cohort: a population-based study, 1976-97
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Br J Dermatol 147:509-12. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Energy balance and cancer: the role of sex hormones
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 60:81-9. 2001

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk in monozygotic and dizygotic female twins: a 20-year population-based cohort study in Finland from 1976 to 1995
    P K Verkasalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:271-4. 1999
    ..Our results, which are in line with earlier studies on the same topic, suggest that prenatal influences or postnatal behavioral factors may protect MZ female twins from breast cancer...
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic predisposition, environment and cancer incidence: a nationwide twin study in Finland, 1976-1995
    P K Verkasalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Cancer 83:743-9. 1999
    ..Our results appear to exclude a contribution greater than one-third for genetic predisposition in the development of cancer in the general population, thus pointing to the earlier confirmed substantial role of environment...
  3. ncbi request reprint Circulating levels of sex hormones and their relation to risk factors for breast cancer: a cross-sectional study in 1092 pre- and postmenopausal women (United Kingdom)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 12:47-59. 2001
    ..To investigate the relationships between plasma concentrations of sex hormones and risk factors for breast cancer...
  4. ncbi request reprint Subsequent primary cancers after basal-cell carcinoma: A nationwide study in Finland from 1953 to 1995
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Int J Cancer 87:283-8. 2000
    ..However, the increases in the risk of several non-cutaneous cancers suggest a generalized carcinogenic role of some factors in the BCC pathogenic pathways...
  5. ncbi request reprint Soy milk intake and plasma sex hormones: a cross-sectional study in pre- and postmenopausal women (EPIC-Oxford)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6HE, UK
    Nutr Cancer 40:79-86. 2001
    ..We conclude that soy milk intake does not change plasma concentrations of sex hormones in pre- or postmenopausal British women who consume soy milk as a part of their regular diet...
  6. ncbi request reprint Soya intake and plasma concentrations of daidzein and genistein: validity of dietary assessment among eighty British women (Oxford arm of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition)
    P K Verkasalo
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Nutr 86:415-21. 2001
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  7. pmc Hereditary factors in basal cell carcinoma of the skin: a population-based cohort study in twins
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Finland
    Br J Cancer 78:1516-20. 1998
    ..Model fitting indicated that genetic factors were not needed to account for the distribution of basal cell carcinoma in twin pairs. These results confirm the major role of environmental factors in the aetiology of basal cell carcinoma...
  8. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle differences in twin pairs discordant for basal cell carcinoma of the skin
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Br J Dermatol 149:115-23. 2003
    ..Case-control studies in disease-discordant twin pairs adjust for familial factors and improve the power of conventional case-control studies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Malignant skin cancers in the Finnish Twin Cohort: a population-based study, 1976-97
    T Milan
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Lemminkäisenkatu 1, FIN 20520 Turku, Finland
    Br J Dermatol 147:509-12. 2002
    ..Both hereditary and environmental factors are implicated in the aetiology of cutaneous neoplasms. Studies of twins make it possible to estimate the contribution of inherited genes to the development of disease...
  10. ncbi request reprint Energy balance and cancer: the role of sex hormones
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 60:81-9. 2001
    ..In men, increasing BMI has little effect on bioavailable androgen levels, and any effect of obesity on prostate cancer risk is small...
  11. ncbi request reprint Stress of daily activities and risk of breast cancer: a prospective cohort study in Finland
    K Lillberg
    Department of Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Int J Cancer 91:888-93. 2001
    ..We found no evidence of an association between self-perceived daily stress and breast-cancer risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Validation study of soya intake and plasma isoflavone levels among British women
    P K Verkasalo
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, University of Oxford, UK
    IARC Sci Publ 156:135-6. 2002
  13. pmc Breast cancer risk in male twins: joint analyses of four twin cohorts in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the United States
    D C Whiteman
    ICRF General Practice Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Br J Cancer 83:1231-3. 2000
    ..16 expected based on national rates (standardized rate ratio 0.68, 95% confidence interval 0.34-1.22) and conclude that any adverse influence of in utero oestrogen exposure is likely to be small...
  14. pmc Inverse association between breast cancer incidence and degree of visual impairment in Finland
    P K Verkasalo
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Br J Cancer 80:1459-60. 1999
    ..Breast cancer risk decreased by degree of visual impairment (P for trend 0.04) which suggests a dose-response relationship between visible light and breast cancer risk...
  15. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of breast cancer
    T J Key
    Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, UK
    Lancet Oncol 2:133-40. 2001
    ..Alcohol increases risk, whereas physical activity is probably protective. Mutations in certain genes greatly increase breast-cancer risk, but these account for a minority of cases...