Michael J Thun

Summary

Affiliation: American Cancer Society
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The global burden of cancer: priorities for prevention
    Michael J Thun
    American Cancer Society, Research Department, 250 Williams Street, Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:100-10. 2010
  2. pmc 50-year trends in smoking-related mortality in the United States
    Michael J Thun
    Department of Epidemiology, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:351-64. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Stages of the cigarette epidemic on entering its second century
    Michael Thun
    American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Tob Control 21:96-101. 2012
  4. pmc U.S. congressional district cancer death rates
    Yongping Hao
    American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:28. 2006
  5. pmc A comprehensive analysis of the androgen receptor gene and risk of breast cancer: results from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    David G Cox
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R54. 2006
  6. pmc Changes in smoking prevalence among U.S. adults by state and region: Estimates from the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 1992-2007
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:512. 2011
  7. pmc Genetic polymorphisms of the GNRH1 and GNRHR genes and risk of breast cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    Federico Canzian
    German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:257. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption not associated with lung cancer mortality in lifelong nonsmokers
    Michael J Thun
    American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2269-72. 2009
  9. pmc Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2005, featuring trends in lung cancer, tobacco use, and tobacco control
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1672-94. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2000, featuring the uses of surveillance data for cancer prevention and control
    Hannah K Weir
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1276-99. 2003

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  1. pmc The global burden of cancer: priorities for prevention
    Michael J Thun
    American Cancer Society, Research Department, 250 Williams Street, Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:100-10. 2010
    ..Foremost among these are the need to strengthen efforts in international tobacco control and to increase the availability of vaccines against hepatitis B and human papilloma virus in countries where they are most needed...
  2. pmc 50-year trends in smoking-related mortality in the United States
    Michael J Thun
    Department of Epidemiology, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:351-64. 2013
    ..Whether these risks have continued to increase during the past 20 years is unclear...
  3. doi request reprint Stages of the cigarette epidemic on entering its second century
    Michael Thun
    American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Tob Control 21:96-101. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc U.S. congressional district cancer death rates
    Yongping Hao
    American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:28. 2006
    ..These rates may be useful in communicating to legislators and policy makers about the cancer burden and potential impact of cancer control in their jurisdictions...
  5. pmc A comprehensive analysis of the androgen receptor gene and risk of breast cancer: results from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    David G Cox
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R54. 2006
    ..Here, we report on the results of a large and comprehensive study of the association between genetic variation in the AR gene and risk of breast cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)...
  6. pmc Changes in smoking prevalence among U.S. adults by state and region: Estimates from the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 1992-2007
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:512. 2011
    ..We examine the association between recent changes in smoking prevalence and state-specific tobacco control policies and activities in the entire U.S...
  7. pmc Genetic polymorphisms of the GNRH1 and GNRHR genes and risk of breast cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    Federico Canzian
    German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
    BMC Cancer 9:257. 2009
    ..We studied the association between breast cancer risk and polymorphisms in genes that code for GNRH1 and its receptor (GNRHR) in the large National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (NCI-BPC3)...
  8. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption not associated with lung cancer mortality in lifelong nonsmokers
    Michael J Thun
    American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2269-72. 2009
    ..Due to the large population of lifelong nonsmokers in our cohort and the long period of follow-up, these findings provide substantial evidence against the hypothesis that alcohol consumption independently increases lung cancer risk...
  9. pmc Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2005, featuring trends in lung cancer, tobacco use, and tobacco control
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1672-94. 2008
    ..This year's report includes trends in lung cancer incidence and death rates, tobacco use, and tobacco control by state of residence...
  10. ncbi request reprint Annual report to the nation on the status of cancer, 1975-2000, featuring the uses of surveillance data for cancer prevention and control
    Hannah K Weir
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1276-99. 2003
    ..This report updates statistics on lung, female breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers and highlights the uses of selected surveillance data to assist development of state-based cancer control plans...
  11. ncbi request reprint Meat consumption and risk of colorectal cancer
    Ann Chao
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    JAMA 293:172-82. 2005
    ..Consumption of red and processed meat has been associated with colorectal cancer in many but not all epidemiological studies; few studies have examined risk in relation to long-term meat intake or the association of meat with rectal cancer...
  12. pmc No association of single nucleotide polymorphisms in one-carbon metabolism genes with prostate cancer risk
    Victoria L Stevens
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3612-4. 2008
    ..Thus, our findings do not support the hypothesis that common genetic variation in one-carbon metabolism genes influences prostate cancer risk...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cancer mortality in the United States by education level and race
    Jessica D Albano
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1384-94. 2007
    ..We examined relationships among race, education level, and mortality from cancers of the lung, breast, prostate, colon and rectum, and all sites combined in contemporary US vital statistics...
  14. ncbi request reprint Meat consumption among Black and White men and risk of prostate cancer in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:211-6. 2006
    ..7; 95% CI, 1.3-5.3 for highest versus lowest quartile; P(trend) = 0.008). This study suggests that high consumption of cooked processed meats may contribute to prostate cancer risk among Black men in the United States...
  15. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and postmenopausal breast cancer risk: a nested case control study in the Cancer Prevention Study-II Nutrition Cohort
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology Research, American Cancer Society, 240 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 11:R64. 2009
    ..Vitamin D has been hypothesized to prevent breast cancer through genomic and non-genomic actions in cell-cycle regulation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin use and colorectal cancer incidence in a US cohort: does timing matter?
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:621-8. 2003
    ..These results are consistent with the hypothesis that past, but not recent, multivitamin use may be associated with modestly reduced risk of colorectal cancer...
  17. doi request reprint Cancer statistics, 2008
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 58:71-96. 2008
    ..Further progress can be accelerated by supporting new discoveries and by applying existing cancer control knowledge across all segments of the population...
  18. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of fruits, vegetables, and risk of endometrial cancer
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:902-11. 2007
    ..03, p-trend = 0.11) or vegetable (RR = 0.80, 95% CI: 0.57, 1.13; p-interaction = 0.01, p-trend = 0.29) consumption. This prospective study does not support an association between vegetable or fruit consumption and endometrial cancer...
  19. doi request reprint Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) polymorphisms and prostate cancer in the CPS-II Nutrition Cohort
    Victoria L Stevens
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Prostate 68:1336-40. 2008
    ..PON1, which encodes paraoxonase 1, has two common, nonsynonymous SNPs that alter the activity of this enzyme and may influence cancer risk...
  20. doi request reprint Body mass and endometrial cancer risk by hormone replacement therapy and cancer subtype
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:73-9. 2008
    ..87; 95% CI, 1.59-5.16). The increased risk of endometrial cancer across the range of BMI in women who never used postmenopausal HT stresses the need to prevent both overweight and obesity in women...
  21. doi request reprint Waist circumference and all-cause mortality in a large US cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:1293-301. 2010
    ..Less is known about the association between WC and mortality within categories of BMI or for the very high levels of WC that are now common...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cancer statistics, 2005
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Department of Epidemiology and Research Surveillance, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 55:10-30. 2005
    ..Progress in reducing the burden of suffering and death from cancer can be accelerated by applying existing cancer control knowledge across all segments of the population...
  23. pmc Vitamin D pathway gene polymorphisms, diet, and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer: a nested case-control study
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 9:R9. 2007
    ..Whether risk is influenced by polymorphisms in other vitamin D metabolism genes and whether calcium or vitamin D intake modifies risk by genotype have not been evaluated...
  24. ncbi request reprint A large cohort study of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and prostate cancer incidence
    Eric J Jacobs
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:975-80. 2005
    ..Recent epidemiologic studies have suggested that the use of NSAIDs, particularly aspirin, may also be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, but the evidence remains limited...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cancer statistics, 2007
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Cancer Occurrence, Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:43-66. 2007
    ..Further progress can be accelerated by supporting new discoveries and by applying existing cancer control knowledge across all segments of the population...
  26. doi request reprint Following cancer prevention guidelines reduces risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality
    Marjorie L McCullough
    1Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1089-97. 2011
    ..Because 80% of Americans are never or former smokers, it is important to consider the impact of other recommended behaviors...
  27. ncbi request reprint Nested case-control study of energy regulation candidate gene single nucleotide polymorphisms and breast cancer
    Yiting Wang
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Anticancer Res 27:589-93. 2007
    ..Accumulating evidence suggests that energy regulation, particularly insulin resistance, may influence breast cancer risk...
  28. ncbi request reprint Adult weight gain and histopathologic characteristics of breast cancer among postmenopausal women
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Cancer 107:12-21. 2006
    ..Although the link between postmenopausal breast cancer and adiposity is well established, the association between weight gain and specific histopathologic characteristics of breast carcinoma has not been studied carefully...
  29. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C and vitamin E supplement use and bladder cancer mortality in a large cohort of US men and women
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:1002-10. 2002
    ..60, 95% CI: 0.37, 0.96), but regular use of shorter duration was not (RR = 1.04, 95% CI: 0.77, 1.40). Results support the hypothesis that long-duration vitamin E supplement use may reduce the risk of bladder cancer mortality...
  30. doi request reprint Polymorphisms in angiogenesis-related genes and prostate cancer
    Eric J Jacobs
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:972-7. 2008
    ..Potentially functional single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in genes important in prostate angiogenesis (VEGF, HIF1A, and NOS3) have previously been associated with risk or severity of prostate cancer...
  31. pmc Eighteen insulin-like growth factor pathway genes, circulating levels of IGF-I and its binding protein, and risk of prostate and breast cancer
    Fangyi Gu
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2877-87. 2010
    ..Heritable factors explain up to 60% of the variation in IGF-I and IGFBP-3 in studies of adult twins...
  32. ncbi request reprint Amount, type, and timing of recreational physical activity in relation to colon and rectal cancer in older adults: the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Ann Chao
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2187-95. 2004
    ....
  33. doi request reprint A prospective study of waist circumference and body mass index in relation to colorectal cancer incidence
    Yiting Wang
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:783-92. 2008
    ..To study the association between waist circumference and colorectal cancer, and whether it is independent of body mass index (BMI)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dairy, calcium, and vitamin D intake and postmenopausal breast cancer risk in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2898-904. 2005
    ..Calcium, vitamin D, and dairy products are highly correlated factors, each with potential roles in breast carcinogenesis. Few prospective studies have examined these relationships in postmenopausal women...
  35. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of incident breast cancer in postmenopausal women
    Carolyn R Jonas
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:573-7. 2003
    ..Future evaluations of glycemic index and breast cancer risk may be strengthened by longer follow-up, more complete dietary information, and measurement of plasma insulin and IGF-I levels...
  36. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer death rates in lifelong nonsmokers
    Michael J Thun
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30229 4251, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:691-9. 2006
    ..Such data are needed to quantify the risks associated with smoking and to understand racial and sex disparities and temporal trends that are due to factors other than active smoking...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association of polymorphisms in the paraoxonase 1 gene with breast cancer incidence in the CPS-II Nutrition Cohort
    Victoria L Stevens
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1226-8. 2006
    ..46; 95% CI, 1.39-4.36). These results suggest that genetic variation in PON1, particularly at the L55M SNP, may be associated with increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Furthermore, NSAID use seems to modify this risk...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cancer statistics for Hispanics, 2003
    Kathryn O'Brien
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 53:208-26. 2003
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone use and breast cancer associations differ by hormone regimen and histologic subtype
    Eugenia E Calle
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer 115:936-45. 2009
    ..Data from large prospective studies are needed to fully characterize the impact of exogenous hormones on breast cancer incidence by type of hormone preparation and histology of the cancer...
  40. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and colon cancer risk
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta GA, 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:959-70. 2003
    ..We examined the relation between whole grains, fruit, vegetables and dietary fiber and colon cancer risk in the prospective Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort...
  41. ncbi request reprint Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and breast cancer incidence in a large U.S. cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:261-4. 2005
    ..26 for total NSAIDs; RR, 0.88; 95% CI, 0.69-1.12 for aspirin). Although we cannot exclude a small reduction in breast cancer risk associated with NSAID use, the results of this study provide evidence against a large reduction in risk...
  42. ncbi request reprint Vitamin E supplements and risk of prostate cancer in U.S. men
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:378-82. 2004
    ..87, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 0.67-1.11]. Our results do not support an important role for vitamin E supplements in prostate cancer prevention...
  43. doi request reprint Active smoking and breast cancer risk: original cohort data and meta-analysis
    Mia M Gaudet
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:515-25. 2013
    ..The relationship between active cigarette smoking and breast cancer risk remains controversial because of unresolved issues of confounding and dose response...
  44. doi request reprint Daily aspirin use and cancer mortality in a large US cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:1208-17. 2012
    ..49 to 0.82) in overall cancer mortality during follow-up occurring after 5 years on aspirin. However, the magnitude of the effect of daily aspirin use, particularly long-term use, on cancer mortality is uncertain...
  45. pmc Leisure time spent sitting in relation to total mortality in a prospective cohort of US adults
    Alpa V Patel
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:419-29. 2010
    ..The time spent sitting was independently associated with total mortality, regardless of physical activity level. Public health messages should include both being physically active and reducing time spent sitting...
  46. doi request reprint Alcohol intake and the incidence of non-hodgkin lymphoid neoplasms in the cancer prevention study II nutrition cohort
    Susan M Gapstur
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:60-9. 2012
    ..In this prospective study, current heavy alcohol intake was associated with a reduced risk of NHL. Associations did not differ by beverage type and were slightly stronger for B-cell tumors than for T-cell tumors...
  47. pmc A prospective study of XRCC1 (X-ray cross-complementing group 1) polymorphisms and breast cancer risk
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R1168-73. 2005
    ..We examined the association between polymorphisms in XRCC1 and breast cancer in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II) Nutrition Cohort, a large prospective study of cancer incidence in the USA...
  48. doi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone use and incident ovarian cancer: Associations differ by regimen
    Janet S Hildebrand
    Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Cancer 127:2928-35. 2010
    ..08, 95% CI 0.86-1.35; RR 1.08, 95% CI 0.68-1.71, respectively, per 5-year increment). These findings suggest that progestins may mitigate some of the detrimental effects of estrogen on the ovarian epithelium...
  49. pmc Genetic variation in candidate obesity genes ADRB2, ADRB3, GHRL, HSD11B1, IRS1, IRS2, and SHC1 and risk for breast cancer in the Cancer Prevention Study II
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Williams Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 10:R57. 2008
    ..Obesity has consistently been associated with postmenopausal breast cancer risk. Proteins that are secreted by adipose tissue or are involved in regulating body mass may play a role in breast tumor development...
  50. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer incidence and postmenopausal hormone use by type, recency, and duration in cancer prevention study II
    Janet S Hildebrand
    Department of Epidemiology, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2835-41. 2009
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol-lowering drugs and advanced prostate cancer incidence in a large U.S. cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2213-7. 2007
    ..Long-duration statin use was associated with substantially reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer in a recent large prospective study...
  52. ncbi request reprint A common 8q24 variant in prostate and breast cancer from a large nested case-control study
    Fredrick R Schumacher
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Res 67:2951-6. 2007
    ..590). Although the gene responsible has yet to be identified, the validation of this marker in this large sample of prostate cancer cases leaves little room for the possibility of a false-positive result...
  53. pmc IGF-1, IGFBP-1, and IGFBP-3 polymorphisms predict circulating IGF levels but not breast cancer risk: findings from the Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 3:e2578. 2008
    ..In summary, the impact of genetic variation in IGF1 and IGFBP3 on circulating IGF levels does not appear to substantially influence breast cancer risk substantially among primarily Caucasian postmenopausal women...
  54. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking, use of other tobacco products and stomach cancer mortality in US adults: The Cancer Prevention Study II
    Ann Chao
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Int J Cancer 101:380-9. 2002
    ..The accumulated evidence from this and other studies support reconsidering stomach cancer as a tobacco-related cancer...
  55. pmc Polymorphisms in the vascular endothelial growth factor gene and breast cancer in the Cancer Prevention Study II cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R22. 2006
    ..At least four polymorphisms in the VEGF gene have been associated with changes in VEGF expression levels: -2578C/A, -1154G/A and -634G/C are all located in the promoter region; and +936C/T is located in the 3'-untranslated region...
  56. ncbi request reprint Lack of evidence for effect modification by estrogen of association between body mass index and colorectal cancer risk among postmenopausal women
    Yiting Wang
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 1599, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:793-9. 2007
    ..We examined the association between BMI and colorectal cancer incidence by use of HRT, and number of postmenopausal years without HRT, a measure of duration of exposure to lower levels of estrogen...
  57. doi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone therapy and lung cancer risk in the cancer prevention study II nutrition cohort
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 250 Williams Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:655-60. 2008
    ..Most of these studies, however, have had limited ability to control rigorously for cigarette smoking or to examine risk separately by smoking status...
  58. doi request reprint Family history of various cancers and pancreatic cancer mortality in a large cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1261-9. 2009
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Genetic variation in the toll-like receptor gene cluster (TLR10-TLR1-TLR6) and prostate cancer risk
    Victoria L Stevens
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:2644-50. 2008
    ..55, 95% CI: 0.33, 0.90). Our study suggest that a common haplotype in the TLR10-TLR1-TLR6 gene cluster influences prostate cancer risk and clearly supports the need for further investigation of TLR genes in other populations...
  60. doi request reprint Cancer statistics, 2009
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Cancer Surveillance, Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 59:225-49. 2009
    ..Further progress can be accelerated by applying existing cancer control knowledge across all segments of the population and by supporting new discoveries in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment...
  61. pmc Tobacco-related disease mortality among men who switched from cigarettes to spit tobacco
    S Jane Henley
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Tob Control 16:22-8. 2007
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Obesity, recreational physical activity, and risk of pancreatic cancer in a large U.S. Cohort
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:459-66. 2005
    ..Obesity and physical activity, in part through their effects on insulin sensitivity, may be modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer...
  63. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and risk of prostate cancer in a large cohort of U.S. men
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:275-9. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Use of multivitamins and prostate cancer mortality in a large cohort of US men
    Victoria L Stevens
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:643-50. 2005
    ..To assess the association between the use of multivitamins and prostate cancer mortality...
  65. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for fatal breast cancer in African-American women and White women in a large US prospective cohort
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:734-42. 2005
    ..With few exceptions, established breast cancer risk factors were similarly associated with risk of death from breast cancer among African-American women and White women...
  66. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and sedentary behavior in relation to ovarian cancer risk in a large cohort of US women
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:709-16. 2006
    ..22; p(trend) = 0.01). Results from this study suggest that high levels of sedentary behavior may increase the risk of ovarian cancer, but they do not support a major impact of light and moderate physical activity on ovarian cancer risk...
  67. ncbi request reprint Weight gain, body mass index, hormone replacement therapy, and postmenopausal breast cancer in a large prospective study
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta Georgia 30329, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:220-4. 2004
    ..These data illustrate the importance of examining breast cancer risk factors separately by HRT use; the effects of other risk factors may be attenuated or obscured among women taking HRT...
  68. ncbi request reprint Transforming growth factor beta receptor type I and transforming growth factor beta1 polymorphisms are not associated with postmenopausal breast cancer
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1236-7. 2006
  69. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, weight change, and risk of prostate cancer in the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:63-9. 2007
    ..Obesity has been associated with aggressive prostate cancer. The extent of this association, which varies by stage and grade, remains unclear. The role of recent weight change had not been previously examined...
  70. ncbi request reprint Alcohol, folate, methionine, and risk of incident breast cancer in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:161-4. 2003
    ..27). Our results are consistent with a positive association with alcohol but do not support an association with folate or methionine intake or an interaction between folate and alcohol intake on risk of breast cancer...
  71. ncbi request reprint Jewish ethnicity and prostate cancer mortality in two large US cohorts
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:271-7. 2002
    ..To investigate prospectively the relationship between Jewish ethnicity and prostate cancer mortality...
  72. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in a large cohort of US women
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:519-29. 2003
    ..Our findings are consistent with other studies that show lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer associated with regular physical activity...
  73. pmc Nicotinic receptor gene variants influence susceptibility to heavy smoking
    Victoria L Stevens
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3517-25. 2008
    ..Our findings identify two loci in the CHRNA5-CHRNA3-CHRNB4 gene cluster that predict smoking behavior and provide strong evidence for the involvement of the alpha5 nicotinic receptor in heavy smoking...
  74. doi request reprint The role of body weight in the relationship between physical activity and endometrial cancer: results from a large cohort of US women
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:1877-82. 2008
    ..51). In summary, light and moderate physical activity including daily life activities were associated with lower endometrial cancer risk in our study, especially among women who are overweight or obese...
  75. ncbi request reprint Association between exclusive pipe smoking and mortality from cancer and other diseases
    S Jane Henley
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:853-61. 2004
    ..The prevalence of pipe smoking has declined since the 1960s, yet usage is still common regionally, especially among older populations...
  76. ncbi request reprint Glycemic load, glycemic index, and carbohydrate intake in relation to pancreatic cancer risk in a large US cohort
    Alpa V Patel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:287-94. 2007
    ..Consumption of diets with high glycemic load has been hypothesized to increase pancreatic cancer risk by raising postprandial glucose levels and insulin secretion...
  77. ncbi request reprint A large cohort study of long-term daily use of adult-strength aspirin and cancer incidence
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:608-15. 2007
    ..However, the potential effect of long-term daily use of higher doses of aspirin on cancer incidence remains uncertain...
  78. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C, vitamin E, and multivitamin supplement use and stomach cancer mortality in the Cancer Prevention Study II cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:35-41. 2002
    ..Our results do not rule out effects of vitamin supplementation in areas in which stomach cancer rates are high and stomach cancer etiology may differ...
  79. ncbi request reprint Two large prospective studies of mortality among men who use snuff or chewing tobacco (United States)
    S Jane Henley
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:347-58. 2005
    ..Few prospective studies have examined the health risks associated with use of snuff and chewing tobacco...
  80. ncbi request reprint Cancer statistics for African Americans
    Asma Ghafoor
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 52:326-41. 2002
    ..The extent to which these disparities reflect unequal access to health care versus other factors is an active area of research...
  81. ncbi request reprint A national framework for cancer surveillance in the United States
    Phyllis A Wingo
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:151-70. 2005
    ..Implementation of the framework will require long-term, extensive coordination and cooperation among these major cancer surveillance organizations...
  82. ncbi request reprint Diet Quality Index as a predictor of short-term mortality in the American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Jennifer D Seymour
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:980-8. 2003
    ..31), and confidence intervals were wide, generally including 1.0. DQI was unrelated to cancer mortality. As currently constructed, the DQI may have limited ability to predict mortality...
  83. ncbi request reprint Cancer statistics, 2006
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 56:106-30. 2006
    ..Progress in reducing the burden of suffering and death from cancer can be accelerated by applying existing cancer control knowledge across all segments of the population...
  84. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, height, and postmenopausal breast cancer mortality in a prospective cohort of US women
    Jennifer M Petrelli
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:325-32. 2002
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Cancer statistics, 2003
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 53:5-26. 2003
    ..In spite of the continued decline in cancer death rates in the most recent time period, the total number of recorded cancer deaths in the United States continues to increase slightly due to the aging and expanding population...
  86. ncbi request reprint Cryopreservation of whole blood samples collected in the field for a large epidemiologic study
    Victoria L Stevens
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2160-3. 2007
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, height, and the risk of ovarian cancer mortality in a prospective cohort of postmenopausal women
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:822-8. 2002
    ..The 36% increase in risk associated with obesity among women who had never used postmenopausal estrogens may have important public health implications because obesity is a growing problem in the United States...
  88. ncbi request reprint Use of indoor tanning sunlamps by US youth, ages 11-18 years, and by their parent or guardian caregivers: prevalence and correlates
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research and Cancer Control, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Pediatrics 109:1124-30. 2002
    ..Population-based data on the prevalence and correlates of this activity is important in the evaluation of potential public health interventions for skin cancer prevention...
  89. ncbi request reprint Successful genome-wide scan in paired blood and buccal samples
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1023-5. 2007
    ..96%). These results show that buccal cell samples collected and processed under optimal conditions can be used for genome-wide association studies with results comparable to those obtained from DNA extracted from buffy coat...
  90. pmc When truth is unwelcome: the first reports on smoking and lung cancer
    Michael J Thun
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:144-5. 2005
  91. ncbi request reprint Calcium, dairy products, and risk of prostate cancer in a prospective cohort of United States men
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:597-603. 2003
    ..1, 95% CI = 1.3-3.4 >or=2000 mg/day of dietary calcium, P trend = 0.04). Our results support the hypothesis that very high calcium intake, above the recommended intake for men, may modestly increase risk of prostate cancer...
  92. ncbi request reprint Geographic patterns of prostate cancer mortality and variations in access to medical care in the United States
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Epidemiology and Cancer Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:590-5. 2005
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and risk of prostate cancer in a prospective cohort of US men
    Carmen Rodriguez
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:147-52. 2005
    ..63, 95% CI: 0.56, 0.71). Study results are consistent with the hypothesis that diabetes is associated with reduced risk of prostate cancer but only several years after diagnosis of diabetes...
  94. ncbi request reprint Under-use of smoking-cessation treatments: results from the National Health Interview Survey, 2000
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:119-22. 2005
    ..To describe the use of treatment for tobacco dependence in relation to insurance status and advice from a healthcare provider in a population-based national sample interviewed in 2000...
  95. ncbi request reprint Haplotype analysis of the HSD17B1 gene and risk of breast cancer: a comprehensive approach to multicenter analyses of prospective cohort studies
    Heather Spencer Feigelson
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Cancer Res 66:2468-75. 2006
    ..Although the probability that these ER-negative findings are false-positive results is high, these findings were consistent across each cohort examined and warrant further study...
  96. ncbi request reprint Obesity and cancer
    Eugenia E Calle
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Oncogene 23:6365-78. 2004
    ..If the correlation between obesity and cancer mortality is entirely causal, we estimate that overweight and obesity now account for one in seven of cancer deaths in men and one in five in women in the US...
  97. doi request reprint Dietary intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids and risk of colorectal cancer in a prospective cohort of U.S. men and women
    Carrie R Daniel
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:516-25. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship of these polyunsaturated fatty acids and the ratio of their intake with colorectal cancer risk in a large U.S. prospective cohort...
  98. ncbi request reprint Long-term trends in cancer mortality in the United States, 1930-1998
    Phyllis A Wingo
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 97:3133-275. 2003
    ..S. Department of Health and Human Services to adopt the 2000 U.S. standard population for the age adjustment of death rates prompted the American Cancer Society to update historical cancer mortality statistics using the new standard...
  99. ncbi request reprint Aspirin use and pancreatic cancer mortality in a large United States cohort
    Eric J Jacobs
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:524-8. 2004
    ..Results from some epidemiologic studies have suggested that aspirin use may reduce risk of pancreatic cancer, but the evidence remains limited...
  100. doi request reprint Cancer occurrence
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 471:3-29. 2009
    ..The variation according to risk factors provides strong evidence that much of cancer is caused by environmental factors and is potentially avoidable...
  101. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer mortality in relation to age, duration of smoking, and daily cigarette consumption: results from Cancer Prevention Study II
    W Dana Flanders
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Res 63:6556-62. 2003
    ..We discuss reasons why the associations we observe are lower than those reported by R. Doll and R. Peto (J. Epidemiol. Commun. Health, 32: 303-313, 1978)...