Maurice P A Zeegers

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Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Genes in the polyamine biosynthesis pathway may be involved in prostate cancer susceptibility
    Maurice P Zeegers
    University of Birmingham, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Future Oncol 1:683-8. 2005
  2. pmc Designing the selenium and bladder cancer trial (SELEBLAT), a phase lll randomized chemoprevention study with selenium on recurrence of bladder cancer in Belgium
    Maria E Goossens
    Department of General Practice, University of Leuven, ACHG KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, Bus 7001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Urol 12:8. 2012
  3. pmc The use of the SF-36 questionnaire in adult survivors of childhood cancer: evaluation of data quality, score reliability, and scaling assumptions
    Raoul C Reulen
    Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, University of Birmingham, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:77. 2006
  4. doi request reprint The West Midlands Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme: rationale and design
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BJU Int 105:784-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint A compendium of familial relative risks of cancer among first degree relatives: a population-based study
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Unit of Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Public Health Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 123:1664-73. 2008
  6. pmc Nitrate intake does not influence bladder cancer risk: the Netherlands cohort study
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1527-31. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and the risk of prostate cancer in the Netherlands cohort study, results after 9.3 years of follow-up
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1490-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint How strong is the association between CAG and GGN repeat length polymorphisms in the androgen receptor gene and prostate cancer risk?
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Public Health Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1765-71. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Toenail selenium levels and the subsequent risk of prostate cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:866-71. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of occupation and prostate cancer risk
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 46:271-9. 2004

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Genes in the polyamine biosynthesis pathway may be involved in prostate cancer susceptibility
    Maurice P Zeegers
    University of Birmingham, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Future Oncol 1:683-8. 2005
    ..Polyamines are also involved in prostate diagnosis and treatment. Therefore, the authors suggest that future oncologic research to identify candidate regions for prostate cancer should focus on genes dysregulated in this pathway...
  2. pmc Designing the selenium and bladder cancer trial (SELEBLAT), a phase lll randomized chemoprevention study with selenium on recurrence of bladder cancer in Belgium
    Maria E Goossens
    Department of General Practice, University of Leuven, ACHG KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, Blok J, Bus 7001, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
    BMC Urol 12:8. 2012
    ..8%). Previous epidemiological studies have consistently reported that selenium concentrations were inversely associated with the risk of bladder cancer. This suggests that selenium may also be suitable for chemoprevention of recurrence...
  3. pmc The use of the SF-36 questionnaire in adult survivors of childhood cancer: evaluation of data quality, score reliability, and scaling assumptions
    Raoul C Reulen
    Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, University of Birmingham, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:77. 2006
    ..The aim of this paper was to determine whether the SF-36 questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument in assessing self-perceived health status of adult survivors of childhood cancer...
  4. doi request reprint The West Midlands Bladder Cancer Prognosis Programme: rationale and design
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    BJU Int 105:784-8. 2010
    ..This might represent a model for the future investigation of urological and other malignancies...
  5. doi request reprint A compendium of familial relative risks of cancer among first degree relatives: a population-based study
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Unit of Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, The University of Birmingham, Public Health Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 123:1664-73. 2008
    ..Familial clustering of cancer occurs at most sites but is generally modest. Some observed discordant familial clustering is surprising but should be interpreted with caution as their prior probability is low...
  6. pmc Nitrate intake does not influence bladder cancer risk: the Netherlands cohort study
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1527-31. 2006
    ..However, the association between nitrate exposure from food or drinking water and bladder cancer has not been substantially investigated in epidemiologic studies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and the risk of prostate cancer in the Netherlands cohort study, results after 9.3 years of follow-up
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1490-5. 2005
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the relation between physical activity and prostate cancer risk with specific emphasis on interaction with body mass index (BMI) and baseline energy intake...
  8. ncbi request reprint How strong is the association between CAG and GGN repeat length polymorphisms in the androgen receptor gene and prostate cancer risk?
    Maurice P Zeegers
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Public Health Building, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1765-71. 2004
    ..The purpose of this meta-analysis was to provide relative and absolute quantitative summary estimates with sufficient power...
  9. ncbi request reprint Toenail selenium levels and the subsequent risk of prostate cancer: a prospective cohort study
    Piet A van den Brandt
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:866-71. 2003
    ..These results confirm the hypothesis that higher selenium intake may reduce prostate cancer risk. Future research on optimum dose level is needed...
  10. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of occupation and prostate cancer risk
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Occup Environ Med 46:271-9. 2004
    ..The results for policemen were substantial and statistically significant, although a conservative value for significance level was used...
  11. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and ovarian cancer risk: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht NUTRIM, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 15:201-9. 2004
    ..To study alcohol consumption in relation to ovarian cancer risk in a prospective cohort study...
  12. doi request reprint The effect of smoking on the male excess of bladder cancer: a meta-analysis and geographical analyses
    Marjolein Hemelt
    Unit of Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 124:412-9. 2009
    ..This implied that, at least in the Western world, smoking can only partially explain the difference in bladder cancer incidence. Consequently, other factors are responsible for the difference in bladder cancer incidence...
  13. ncbi request reprint The association between smoking, beverage consumption, diet and bladder cancer: a systematic literature review
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, P O Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    World J Urol 21:392-401. 2004
    ..Folate is possibly not associated with bladder cancer. There probably is a moderate inverse association between selenium intake and bladder cancer risk...
  14. ncbi request reprint The contribution of risk factors to blood pressure heritability estimates in young adults: the East flanders prospective twin study
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Twin Res 7:245-53. 2004
    ..The heritability of blood pressure is relatively high in young adults. Potential risk factors of blood pressure do not appear to confound the heritability estimates. However, gene by sex by smoking interaction is indicated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Health-status of adult survivors of childhood cancer: a large-scale population-based study from the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Raoul C Reulen
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 121:633-40. 2007
    ..Although self-reported physical health is at least as good as in the general population among young survivors, this study suggests that perceived physical health declines more rapidly over time than in the general population...
  16. pmc Pregnancy outcomes among adult survivors of childhood cancer in the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Raoul C Reulen
    Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies, Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2239-47. 2009
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  17. pmc Mechanisms of recurrence of Ta/T1 bladder cancer
    Richard T Bryan
    Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 92:519-24. 2010
    ..However, the relative importance and timing of these mechanisms is currently unknown. Our objective was to postulate the incidence and timing of these mechanisms by investigating the location of bladder cancer recurrences over time...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prediagnostic toenail selenium and risk of bladder cancer
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:1292-7. 2002
    ..We conclude that the evidence is in favor of an inverse association between selenium and bladder cancer risk...
  19. ncbi request reprint Empiric risk of prostate carcinoma for relatives of patients with prostate carcinoma: a meta-analysis
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer 97:1894-903. 2003
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  20. ncbi request reprint Energy restriction and the risk of spontaneous mammary tumors in mice: a meta-analysis
    Miranda J M Dirx
    Maastricht University, Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 106:766-70. 2003
    ..This meta-analysis confirms that energy restriction in itself consistently protects against the development of mammary tumor in mice, irrespective of the type of restricted nutrient or other study characteristics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Founder mutations among the Dutch
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Eur J Hum Genet 12:591-600. 2004
    ..These observations demonstrate the opportunity for gene discovery for other diseases and traits in the Netherlands...
  22. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of observational studies identifies predictors of sickness absence
    Saskia F A Duijts
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:1105-15. 2007
    ..To implement preventive measures, it is necessary to identify predictors for this type of sickness absence...
  23. ncbi request reprint The Birmingham Registry for Twin and Heritability Studies (BiRTHS)
    Ruth E Krone
    Unit of Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:907-12. 2006
    ..The prospective study design gives us the opportunity to obtain data on maternal nutrition (reflected by body mass index) and ante- and postnatal growth and development of twins...
  24. pmc Analysis of germline variants in CDH1, IGFBP3, MMP1, MMP3, STK15 and VEGF in familial and sporadic renal cell carcinoma
    Christopher Ricketts
    Cancer Research UK Renal Molecular Oncology Group, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, University of Birmingham School of Medicine, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    PLoS ONE 4:e6037. 2009
    ..Hence we hypothesised that low-penetrance functional genetic variants in pathways related to the VHL protein (pVHL) function might (a) modify the phenotypic expression of VHL disease and/or (b) predispose to sporadic RCC...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer: APC mutations, hMLH1 expression, and GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms
    Margreet Lüchtenborg
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, Department of Epidemiology, Universiteit Maastricht, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Am J Epidemiol 161:806-15. 2005
    ..These results indicate that cigarette smoking is associated with risk of colorectal cancer, and this association may depend on molecular characteristics of the tumor as defined by APC mutation and hMLH1 expression status...
  26. ncbi request reprint Genetic risk of atherosclerotic renal artery disease: the candidate gene approach in a renal angiography cohort
    Marieke van Onna
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Maastrichtand Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Hypertension 44:448-53. 2004
    ..We hypothesize that the Asp allele of the Glu298Asp polymorphism may predispose to the development of atherosclerotic lesions but that renal artery involvement depends on other factors, also...
  27. ncbi request reprint A prospective study on active and environmental tobacco smoking and bladder cancer risk (The Netherlands)
    Maurice P A Zeegers
    Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Causes Control 13:83-90. 2002
    ..In a prospective cohort study among 120,852 adult subjects the authors investigated the associations between cigarette, cigar, pipe, environmental tobacco smoking (ETS), and bladder cancer...