K Visvanathan

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Preclinical and clinical evaluation of sulforaphane for chemoprevention in the breast
    Brian S Cornblatt
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:1485-90. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Diagnosis of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma based on morphologic and immunohistochemical features: a reproducibility study
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 35:1766-75. 2011
  3. pmc Bilateral oophorectomy, body mass index, and mortality in U.S. women aged 40 years and older
    Anne Marie McCarthy
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 5:847-54. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Association among an ornithine decarboxylase polymorphism, androgen receptor gene (CAG) repeat length and prostate cancer risk
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Urol 171:652-5. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The reliability of nipple aspirate and ductal lavage in women at increased risk for breast cancer--a potential tool for breast cancer risk assessment and biomarker evaluation
    K Visvanathan
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:950-5. 2007
  6. pmc Alcohol dehydrogenase genetic polymorphisms, low-to-moderate alcohol consumption, and risk of breast cancer
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:467-76. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The importance of cytologic intrarater and interrater reproducibility: the case of ductal lavage
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2553-6. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Statin drugs and risk of advanced prostate cancer
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Rm E6138, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1819-25. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Estimated risk of radiation-induced breast cancer from mammographic screening for young BRCA mutation carriers
    Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:205-9. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint No association between pre-diagnostic plasma C-reactive protein concentration and subsequent prostate cancer
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Prostate 59:393-400. 2004

Research Grants

  1. K07 Preventive Oncology Academic Award
    Kala Visvanathan; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Preclinical and clinical evaluation of sulforaphane for chemoprevention in the breast
    Brian S Cornblatt
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:1485-90. 2007
    ..These findings provide a strong rationale for evaluating the protective effects of a broccoli sprout preparation in clinical trials of women at risk for breast cancer...
  2. doi request reprint Diagnosis of serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma based on morphologic and immunohistochemical features: a reproducibility study
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 35:1766-75. 2011
    ..The algorithm we propose is expected to help standardize the classification of STIC for future studies...
  3. pmc Bilateral oophorectomy, body mass index, and mortality in U.S. women aged 40 years and older
    Anne Marie McCarthy
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 5:847-54. 2012
    ..Our results suggest that minimizing weight gain after oophorectomy and addressing cardiovascular risk factors could beneficially impact mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Association among an ornithine decarboxylase polymorphism, androgen receptor gene (CAG) repeat length and prostate cancer risk
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Urol 171:652-5. 2004
    ..A nested case-control study was done to examine the association between this ODC genotype and prostate cancer risk, and whether it varies by AR gene CAG repeat length and smoking...
  5. ncbi request reprint The reliability of nipple aspirate and ductal lavage in women at increased risk for breast cancer--a potential tool for breast cancer risk assessment and biomarker evaluation
    K Visvanathan
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:950-5. 2007
    ..However, little is known about the reliability of the procedure...
  6. pmc Alcohol dehydrogenase genetic polymorphisms, low-to-moderate alcohol consumption, and risk of breast cancer
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 31:467-76. 2007
    ..Because alcohol is a known risk factor for breast cancer, we evaluated the joint association of genetic variants in ADH and alcohol consumption in relation to breast cancer...
  7. ncbi request reprint The importance of cytologic intrarater and interrater reproducibility: the case of ductal lavage
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2553-6. 2006
    ..27 +/- 0.09. Fair to moderate intrarater and interrater agreement of DL cytology was observed. Low intrarater and interrater cytologic consistency may compromise the interpretation of clinical studies of DL...
  8. ncbi request reprint Statin drugs and risk of advanced prostate cancer
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Rm E6138, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1819-25. 2006
    ..We investigated the association of statin use with total and advanced prostate cancer, the latter being the most important endpoint to prevent...
  9. doi request reprint Estimated risk of radiation-induced breast cancer from mammographic screening for young BRCA mutation carriers
    Amy Berrington de Gonzalez
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:205-9. 2009
    ..These results depend on a number of assumptions due to the absence of empiric data. The impact of varying these assumptions was therefore examined...
  10. ncbi request reprint No association between pre-diagnostic plasma C-reactive protein concentration and subsequent prostate cancer
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Prostate 59:393-400. 2004
    ..We evaluated the association of pre-diagnostic plasma concentration of C-reactive protein, a sensitive, but non-specific indicator of inflammation, with subsequent risk of prostate cancer...
  11. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in mortality among women diagnosed with cervical cancer in New York City, 1995-2006
    Anne Marie McCarthy
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1645-55. 2010
    ..This study assesses the relative impact of race/ethnicity and neighborhood poverty on cervical cancer incidence and mortality in New York City (NYC)...
  12. doi request reprint Association of common polymorphisms in IL10, and in other genes related to inflammatory response and obesity with colorectal cancer
    Konstantinos K Tsilidis
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1739-51. 2009
    ..Odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were estimated using conditional logistic regression...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome gene polymorphisms, serum estrogens, and hot flushes in midlife women
    Kala Visvanathan
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1372-81. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether genetic polymorphisms in selected cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPc17alpha, CYP1A1, and CYP1B1), estradiol (E2) levels, and estrone levels were associated with hot flushes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking, estrogen levels, and hot flashes in midlife women
    Lisa Gallicchio
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Maturitas 53:133-43. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Body mass, estrogen levels, and hot flashes in midlife women
    Lisa Gallicchio
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1353-60. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether body mass index (BMI) is associated with hot flashes and whether the mechanism by which BMI increases the risk of hot flashes is by lowering estrogen levels...
  16. doi request reprint Ductal carcinoma in situ in African American versus Caucasian American women: analysis of clinicopathologic features and outcome
    Hind Nassar
    Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cancer 115:3181-8. 2009
    ..The characteristics of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in the AA population have not been extensively studied...
  17. pmc Elevated cancer mortality in the relatives of patients with pancreatic cancer
    Li Wang
    1Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2829-34. 2009
    ..Our results show that relatives of pancreatic cancer patients are at higher risk of developing cancers at other sites and highlight the importance of complete family history in clinical risk assessment...
  18. pmc Early detection and treatment of ovarian cancer: shifting from early stage to minimal volume of disease based on a new model of carcinogenesis
    Robert J Kurman
    Department of Pathology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:351-6. 2008
    ..A more rational approach to early detection of ovarian cancer should focus on low volume rather than low stage of disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and the risk of developing breast cancer in a population-based prospective cohort study in Washington County, MD
    Lisa Gallicchio
    Prevention and Research Center, Weinberg Center for Women s Health and Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
    Int J Cancer 121:211-15. 2007
    ..Overall, findings from this study indicate that NSAID use is associated with a decrease in breast cancer risk and that the reduction in risk is similar for ER-positive and ER-negative tumors...
  20. ncbi request reprint A phase I vaccine safety and chemotherapy dose-finding trial of an allogeneic GM-CSF-secreting breast cancer vaccine given in a specifically timed sequence with immunomodulatory doses of cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin
    Leisha A Emens
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231 2410, USA
    Hum Gene Ther 15:313-37. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint New findings about endocrine therapy for breast cancer
    Nancy E Davidson
    Johns Hopkins University, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Breast 12:368-72. 2003
    ..Ongoing research is focused on choice of endocrine approach, duration and sequencing of endocrine treatment, identification of better predictive markers for hormone response, and assessment of long-term risks and benefits...
  22. ncbi request reprint Aromatase inhibitors as adjuvant therapy in breast cancer
    Kala Visvanathan
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 17:335-42, 347; discussion 347-50, 354. 2003
    ..Ongoing trials are assessing the potential role of aromatase inhibitors in the adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and preventive settings...
  23. ncbi request reprint Tumor COX-2 expression and prognosis of patients with resectable pancreatic cancer
    Hiroyuki Matsubayashi
    Department of Pathology, The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Research Center, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Cancer Biol Ther 6:1569-75. 2007
    ..We evaluated the prognostic significance of COX-2 expression in pancreatic adenocarcinomas...
  24. ncbi request reprint Epigenetic biomarkers and breast cancer: cause for optimism
    Kala Visvanathan
    Clin Cancer Res 12:6591-3. 2006

Research Grants2

  1. K07 Preventive Oncology Academic Award
    Kala Visvanathan; Fiscal Year: 2007
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