V A McCormack

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Fetal growth and subsequent risk of breast cancer: results from long term follow up of Swedish cohort
    V A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 326:248. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Ethnic variations in mammographic density: a British multiethnic longitudinal study
    Valerie A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:412-21. 2008
  3. pmc Comparison of a new and existing method of mammographic density measurement: intramethod reliability and associations with known risk factors
    Valerie A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1148-54. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Breast density and parenchymal patterns as markers of breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Valerie A McCormack
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1159-69. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Birth characteristics and adult cancer incidence: Swedish cohort of over 11,000 men and women
    Valerie A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 115:611-7. 2005
  6. pmc Heterogeneity of breast cancer risk within the South Asian female population in England: a population-based case-control study of first-generation migrants
    V A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 90:160-6. 2004
  7. pmc Is the association of birth weight with premenopausal breast cancer risk mediated through childhood growth?
    I Dos Santos Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 91:519-24. 2004
  8. pmc Life-course body size and perimenopausal mammographic parenchymal patterns in the MRC 1946 British birth cohort
    V A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:852-9. 2003
  9. pmc Sex steroids, growth factors and mammographic density: a cross-sectional study of UK postmenopausal Caucasian and Afro-Caribbean women
    Valerie A McCormack
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology and Genetics Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 11:R38. 2009
  10. pmc Issues in the reporting of epidemiological studies: a survey of recent practice
    Stuart J Pocock
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 329:883. 2004

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Publications16

  1. pmc Fetal growth and subsequent risk of breast cancer: results from long term follow up of Swedish cohort
    V A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 326:248. 2003
    ..To investigate whether size at birth and rate of fetal growth influence the risk of breast cancer in adulthood...
  2. doi request reprint Ethnic variations in mammographic density: a British multiethnic longitudinal study
    Valerie A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:412-21. 2008
    ..3% (95% CI: -1.3, 3.7) and 3.8% (95% CI: 1.1, 6.3) lower, respectively. Ethnic differences in mammographic density are consistent with those for breast cancer risk...
  3. pmc Comparison of a new and existing method of mammographic density measurement: intramethod reliability and associations with known risk factors
    Valerie A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1148-54. 2007
    ..It is commonly measured by an interactive threshold method that does not fully use information contained in a mammogram. An alternative fully automated standard mammogram form (SMF) method measures density using a volumetric approach...
  4. ncbi request reprint Breast density and parenchymal patterns as markers of breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Valerie A McCormack
    Non communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1159-69. 2006
    ..It also refutes the suggestion that the association is an artifact of masking bias or that it is only present in a restricted age range...
  5. ncbi request reprint Birth characteristics and adult cancer incidence: Swedish cohort of over 11,000 men and women
    Valerie A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 115:611-7. 2005
    ..These findings provide evidence of a modest association of birth size and adult cancer risk, resulting from positive associations with a few cancer sites and a possible inverse association with endometrial cancer...
  6. pmc Heterogeneity of breast cancer risk within the South Asian female population in England: a population-based case-control study of first-generation migrants
    V A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 90:160-6. 2004
    ..49, 95% CI: 0.85, 2.63). These findings reveal differences in breast cancer risk between South Asian ethnic subgroups, which were not fully explained by reproductive differences, but were partly accounted for by diet and body size...
  7. pmc Is the association of birth weight with premenopausal breast cancer risk mediated through childhood growth?
    I Dos Santos Silva
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 91:519-24. 2004
    ..94 (0.74, 5.14) per 1 kg increase in birth weight). The pathways through which birth weight is associated with premenopausal breast cancer risk seem to be largely independent of those underlying the relation of postnatal growth to risk...
  8. pmc Life-course body size and perimenopausal mammographic parenchymal patterns in the MRC 1946 British birth cohort
    V A McCormack
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 89:852-9. 2003
    ..64, 0.81). These findings reveal the importance of taking life-course changes in body size, and not just contemporaneous measures, into account when using mammographic density as an intermediate marker for risk of breast cancer...
  9. pmc Sex steroids, growth factors and mammographic density: a cross-sectional study of UK postmenopausal Caucasian and Afro-Caribbean women
    Valerie A McCormack
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology and Genetics Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 11:R38. 2009
    ..If such a hormonal basis of mammographic density exists, hormones may underlie ethnic differences in both mammographic density and breast cancer incidence rates...
  10. pmc Issues in the reporting of epidemiological studies: a survey of recent practice
    Stuart J Pocock
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
    BMJ 329:883. 2004
    ..To review current practice in the analysis and reporting of epidemiological research and to identify limitations...
  11. pmc The spatial distribution of radiodense breast tissue: a longitudinal study
    Snehal M Pinto Pereira
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology and Genetics Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 11:R33. 2009
    ..This study aims to investigate the spatial distribution of density within the breast using 493 mammographic images from a sample of 165 premenopausal women (~3 medio-lateral oblique views per woman)...
  12. pmc Mammographic density and markers of socioeconomic status: a cross-sectional study
    Zoe Aitken
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology and Genetics Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Cancer 10:35. 2010
    ..This study aims to investigate whether mammographic density varies by SES and to identify the underlying anthropometric, lifestyle and reproductive factors leading to such variation...
  13. pmc Ovulation-stimulation drugs and cancer risks: a long-term follow-up of a British cohort
    I dos Santos Silva
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology and Genetics Group, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Cancer 100:1824-31. 2009
    ..These findings do not support strong associations between ovulation-stimulation drugs and cancer risks, but they indicate the need for continued monitoring to establish whether risks are elevated in certain subgroups of users...
  14. pmc Screen-film mammographic density and breast cancer risk: a comparison of the volumetric standard mammogram form and the interactive threshold measurement methods
    Zoe Aitken
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:418-28. 2010
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  15. doi request reprint Premenopausal mammographic density in relation to cyclic variations in endogenous sex hormone levels, prolactin, and insulin-like growth factors
    Kate Walker
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and The Academic Department of Biochemistry, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
    Cancer Res 69:6490-9. 2009
    ..Most of these hormone-density associations were attenuated with further adjustment for BMI...
  16. ncbi request reprint Automated registration of diagnostic to prediagnostic x-ray mammograms: evaluation and comparison to radiologists' accuracy
    Snehal M Pinto Pereira
    Cancer Research UK Epidemiology and Genetics Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
    Med Phys 37:4530-9. 2010
    ..To compare and evaluate intensity-based registration methods for computation of serial x-ray mammogram correspondence...