Heather J Baer

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Adolescent diet and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1159-67. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Adiposity and sex hormones in girls
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1880-8. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Adult height, age at attained height, and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2231-5. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Early life factors and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2889-97. 2005
  5. pmc Use of a food frequency questionnaire in American Indian and Caucasian pregnant women: a validation study
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:135. 2005
  6. pmc Body fatness during childhood and adolescence and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R314-25. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The influence of family history on breast cancer risk in women with biopsy-confirmed benign breast disease: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 107:1240-7. 2006
  8. pmc Traditional breast cancer risk factors in relation to molecular subtypes of breast cancer
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 131:159-67. 2012
  9. pmc Intake of fiber and nuts during adolescence and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Xuefen Su
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1033-46. 2010
  10. pmc Lobule type and subsequent breast cancer risk: results from the Nurses' Health Studies
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Cancer 115:1404-11. 2009

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint Adolescent diet and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1159-67. 2003
    ..05). Vegetable fat, vitamin E, and fiber intakes during adolescence were inversely associated with risk of proliferative BBD in this population. Confirmation of these associations may suggest a means for prevention of breast cancer...
  2. ncbi request reprint Adiposity and sex hormones in girls
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1880-8. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that adiposity may alter DHEAS and SHBG levels in girls. Whether and how these differences affect breast development and carcinogenesis requires further research...
  3. ncbi request reprint Adult height, age at attained height, and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2231-5. 2006
    ..65). These results confirm previous findings that taller adult height is associated with increased risk of premenopausal breast cancer but do not provide evidence that age at attained height is related to risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Early life factors and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2889-97. 2005
    ..These results indicate that premenopausal women who were heavier at young ages have lower incidence of proliferative benign breast disease, consistent with previous findings for breast cancer...
  5. pmc Use of a food frequency questionnaire in American Indian and Caucasian pregnant women: a validation study
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:135. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Harvard Service FFQ (HSFFQ) among low-income American Indian and Caucasian pregnant women...
  6. pmc Body fatness during childhood and adolescence and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R314-25. 2005
    ..We examined prospectively the relation between body fatness during childhood and adolescence and the incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women...
  7. ncbi request reprint The influence of family history on breast cancer risk in women with biopsy-confirmed benign breast disease: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 107:1240-7. 2006
    ..However, the influence of a positive family history (FH) on breast cancer risk among women with biopsy-confirmed BBD is less certain...
  8. pmc Traditional breast cancer risk factors in relation to molecular subtypes of breast cancer
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 131:159-67. 2012
    ..Identifying risk factors for less common subtypes such as luminal B, HER2-type and basal-like tumors has important implications for prevention of these more aggressive subtypes...
  9. pmc Intake of fiber and nuts during adolescence and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Xuefen Su
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1033-46. 2010
    ..We examined the association between adolescent fiber intake and proliferative BBD, a marker of increased breast cancer risk, in the Nurses' Health Study II...
  10. pmc Lobule type and subsequent breast cancer risk: results from the Nurses' Health Studies
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Cancer 115:1404-11. 2009
    ..Lobules in normal breast tissue can be classified based on their degree of development, which may affect their susceptibility to carcinogenesis. However, few epidemiologic studies to date have addressed this...
  11. ncbi request reprint Magnitude and laterality of breast cancer risk according to histologic type of atypical hyperplasia: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 109:180-7. 2007
    ..Atypical hyperplasia (AH) in a benign breast biopsy is associated with an increased breast cancer risk. However, the influence of the histologic type of AH on the magnitude and laterality of breast cancer risk is poorly defined...
  12. pmc Benign breast disease, recent alcohol consumption, and risk of breast cancer: a nested case-control study
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R555-62. 2005
    ....
  13. pmc Potential role of tissue microarrays for the study of biomarker expression in benign breast disease and normal breast tissue
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 17:438-41. 2009
    ..Whether or not TMAs may also be a potentially useful platform for assessing biomarkers in benign proliferative breast lesions (BPBL) and normal breast tissue has not been previously studied in detail...
  14. pmc Health behaviors and racial disparity in blood pressure control in the national health and nutrition examination survey
    Nicole Redmond
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    Hypertension 57:383-9. 2011
    ....
  15. pmc Risk factors for mortality in the nurses' health study: a competing risks analysis
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:319-29. 2011
    ..In the future, this new model may be used to identify individuals at increased risk of mortality...
  16. pmc Comparison of molecular phenotypes of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 10:R67. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of these distinct molecular subtypes among cases of DCIS and invasive breast cancer...
  17. pmc Use of a web-based risk appraisal tool for assessing family history and lifestyle factors in primary care
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1620 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 28:817-24. 2013
    ..Primary care clinicians can play an important role in identifying individuals at increased risk of cancer, but often do not obtain detailed information on family history or lifestyle factors from their patients...
  18. pmc Genetic variability in IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 and body size in early life
    Elizabeth M Poole
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:659. 2012
    ..Previous studies have examined the role of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 genetic variation in relation to adult height and body size, but few studies have examined associations with birthweight and childhood size...
  19. pmc Anthropometric measures and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer: results from the nurses' health study
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1625-31. 2010
    ..The differential effect of hip circumference based on menopausal status requires further confirmation...
  20. pmc Body fatness at young ages and risk of breast cancer throughout life
    Heather J Baer
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1183-94. 2010
    ..86 and RR = 0.92, respectively; P(heterogeneity) = 0.03). Body fatness at young ages has a strong and independent inverse relation to breast cancer risk throughout life...
  21. pmc Body size in early life and adult levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3
    Elizabeth M Poole
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:642-51. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that altered IGF-1 levels in adulthood may be a mechanism through which early-life body size influences subsequent breast cancer risk...
  22. ncbi request reprint Measures of energy balance and mammographic density in the Nurses' Health Study
    Goli Samimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 109:113-22. 2008
    ..There was no association between recent physical activity and mammographic density. These findings indicate that childhood and adult body fatness and weight change from age 18 are inversely associated with mammographic density...
  23. doi request reprint Comparison of estrogen receptor results from pathology reports with results from central laboratory testing
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:218-21. 2008
    ..78, P < .001). Thus, ER assay results from pathology reports appear to be a reasonable alternative to central laboratory ER testing for large, population-based studies of patients with breast cancer...
  24. ncbi request reprint Outcome of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ untreated after diagnostic biopsy: results from the Nurses' Health Study
    Laura C Collins
    Department of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer 103:1778-84. 2005
    ..Studies of patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) "treated" by diagnostic biopsy alone have been rare, but provide important opportunities to gain insights into the natural history of these lesions...
  25. pmc A prospective study of body size during childhood and early adulthood and the incidence of endometriosis
    Allison F Vitonis
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:1325-34. 2010
    ..An inverse association between adult body mass index (BMI) and risk of endometriosis has frequently been reported. However, the association between body size during childhood and early adulthood and endometriosis is not as well documented...
  26. pmc Familial risk of cancer and knowledge and use of genetic testing
    Heather J Baer
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:717-24. 2010
    ..Little is known about patterns of familial cancer risk in the general population, or whether this risk is associated with knowledge and use of genetic testing...
  27. pmc Sources of health information related to preventive health behaviors in a national study
    Nicole Redmond
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02120 1613, USA
    Am J Prev Med 38:620-627.e2. 2010
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of diet and benign breast disease
    Penelope M Webb
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1106-13. 2004
    ..They do, however, raise the possibility that high caffeine intake may increase, and use of vitamin supplements may decrease risk of developing AH...
  29. ncbi request reprint Screening for oesophageal cancer: is it timely or premature?
    Heather J Baer
    J Med Screen 12:109-11. 2005