Anthony Alberg

Summary

Affiliation: Medical University of South Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Plasma sphingolipids and lung cancer: a population-based, nested case-control study
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1374-82. 2013
  2. pmc Outcome evaluation of a state comprehensive cancer control plan: laying the foundation
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center and Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:300-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Epidemiology of lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 68 President St, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 143:e1S-29S. 2013
  4. pmc Invited commentary: the etiology of lung cancer in men compared with women
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:613-6. 2013
  5. pmc DNA repair gene variants in relation to overall cancer risk: a population-based study
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Carcinogenesis 34:86-92. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition)
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas St, PO Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 132:29S-55S. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the risk of dying from tobacco-related malignancies by race
    Jill N Curran
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Anticancer Res 31:3891-5. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking: health effects and control strategies
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center and Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Drugs Today (Barc) 44:895-904. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Lung and bronchus cancer disparities in South Carolina: epidemiology and strategies for prevention
    Anthony J Alberg
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J S C Med Assoc 102:183-91. 2006
  10. pmc Who is at high risk for lung cancer? Population-level and individual-level perspectives
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 29425, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 29:223-32. 2008

Research Grants

  1. PREVENTIVE ONCOLOGY ACADEMIC AWARD
    Anthony Alberg; Fiscal Year: 2002
  2. DNA Repair, Skin Cancer and Overall Cancer Risk
    Anthony Alberg; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. pmc Plasma sphingolipids and lung cancer: a population-based, nested case-control study
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1374-82. 2013
    ..Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and ceramides are bioactive signaling sphingolipids that regulate pathways that are central to cancer pathogenesis...
  2. pmc Outcome evaluation of a state comprehensive cancer control plan: laying the foundation
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center and Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:300-7. 2013
    ..Rigorous outcome evaluation is essential to monitor progress toward achieving goals and objectives in comprehensive cancer control plans (CCCPs)...
  3. doi request reprint Epidemiology of lung cancer: Diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 68 President St, MSC 955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 143:e1S-29S. 2013
    ..Ever since a lung cancer epidemic emerged in the mid-1900 s, the epidemiology of lung cancer has been intensively investigated to characterize its causes and patterns of occurrence. This report summarizes the key findings of this research...
  4. pmc Invited commentary: the etiology of lung cancer in men compared with women
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:613-6. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc DNA repair gene variants in relation to overall cancer risk: a population-based study
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Carcinogenesis 34:86-92. 2013
    ..Replication is needed to more definitively determine the scientific and public health significance of this observed association...
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of lung cancer: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (2nd edition)
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas St, PO Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 132:29S-55S. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to summarize the published literature concerning the epidemiology of lung cancer...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the risk of dying from tobacco-related malignancies by race
    Jill N Curran
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Anticancer Res 31:3891-5. 2011
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Cigarette smoking: health effects and control strategies
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center and Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Drugs Today (Barc) 44:895-904. 2008
    ..Successfully combating cigarette smoking requires a broad-based commitment to smoking control from multiple stakeholders, along with a multifaceted strategy that addresses both societal and individual factors...
  9. ncbi request reprint Lung and bronchus cancer disparities in South Carolina: epidemiology and strategies for prevention
    Anthony J Alberg
    Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas St, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J S C Med Assoc 102:183-91. 2006
  10. pmc Who is at high risk for lung cancer? Population-level and individual-level perspectives
    Anthony J Alberg
    Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC 29425, USA
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 29:223-32. 2008
    ..Strategies that effectively prevent youths from starting to smoke and that promote cessation among dependent smokers can transform populations from high risk to low risk...
  11. ncbi request reprint A prospective cohort study of bladder cancer risk in relation to active cigarette smoking and household exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:660-6. 2007
    ..9, 95% CL: 0.4, 2.3). This study further solidifies the evidence that active smoking is causally associated with bladder cancer. Additional studies are needed to determine whether passive smoking is a risk factor for bladder cancer...
  12. ncbi request reprint Active cigarette smoking, household passive smoke exposure, and the risk of developing pancreatic cancer
    Lisa Gallicchio
    Department of Epidemiology, Room E6132, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 42:200-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between active cigarette smoking, household passive smoke exposure, and pancreatic cancer risk using a prospective cohort design...
  13. doi request reprint The risk of dying from lung cancer by race: a prospective cohort study in a biracial cohort in Charleston, South Carolina
    Jill M Nonemaker
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:304-10. 2009
    ....
  14. pmc The sociobiologic integrative model (SBIM): enhancing the integration of sociobehavioral, environmental, and biomolecular knowledge in urban health and disparities research
    M Chris Gibbons
    Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Urban Health 84:198-211. 2007
    ..This paper suggests a sociobiologic organizing model that encourages a multilevel, integrative perspective in the study of urban health and health disparities...
  15. pmc Adolescent nondaily smokers: favorable views of tobacco yet receptive to cessation
    Matthew J Carpenter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, PO Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:348-55. 2009
    ..Favorable views of cigarette use may be a potentiating factor that influences the progression of nicotine dependence among adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint The influence of offering free transdermal nicotine patches on quit rates in a local health department's smoking cessation program
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room E6132 B, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Addict Behav 29:1763-78. 2004
    ..The rapid reversion to smoking in the group who received free nicotine patches could potentially be obviated if participants extend their use of nicotine patches after the free 6-week supply is exhausted...
  17. pmc Copy number variants of GSTM1 and GSTT1 in relation to lung cancer risk in a prospective cohort study
    Tram Kim Lam
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:546-52. 2009
    ..Previous studies did not discriminate wild-type from hemizygous genotypes of GSTM1 and GSTT1. In this study, we investigated wild-type, hemizygous deletion, and homozygous deletion genotypes of GSTM1 and GSTT1 and lung cancer risk...
  18. pmc Factors associated with cancer survivors' selection between two group physical activity programs
    Cindy L Carter
    Hollings Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:388-98. 2010
    ..To address this knowledge gap, we examined factors associated with selecting between two group physical activity programs...
  19. doi request reprint Oral cancer preventive practices of South Carolina dentists and physicians
    Susan G Reed
    Department of Craniofacial Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, 173 Ashley Avenue, MSC 507, Charleston, SC 29425 5070, USA
    J Cancer Educ 25:166-73. 2010
    ..Results support the development of tailored education for SC dentists and physicians to achieve Healthy People 2010 Oral Health Objectives for Oral Cancer...
  20. pmc Perceived access to health care and its influence on the prevalence of behavioral risks among urban African Americans
    Vickie L Shavers
    Johns Hopkins University, Department of Epidemiology, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 94:952-62. 2002
    ..This report examines participant perception of the level of difficulty encountered when obtaining medical care and its influence on the prevalence of chronic disease behavioral risks among urban African Americans...
  21. pmc Motivating the unmotivated for health behavior change: a randomized trial of cessation induction for smokers
    Matthew J Carpenter
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, 86 Jonathan Lucas St, PO Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Clin Trials 7:157-66. 2010
    ..Many smokers remain unwilling or unable to make a quit attempt. For these smokers, novel strategies to induce quit attempts are necessary to achieve further reductions in smoking prevalence...
  22. ncbi request reprint Opportunities for oral cancer screening among older African-American women
    Ann C Klassen
    Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 37:499-506. 2003
    ..Although older persons in low-income communities often lack regular dental care, little is known about the characteristics of groups at greatest risk for poor screening...
  23. ncbi request reprint Fine particulate air pollution in restaurants and bars according to smoking policy in Charleston, South Carolina
    Cindy L Carter
    Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA
    J S C Med Assoc 104:82-5. 2008
  24. ncbi request reprint The role of area-level influences on prostate cancer grade and stage at diagnosis
    Ann C Klassen
    Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 39:441-8. 2004
    ..This research explores area-level social influences on prostate cancer, to test whether area-level influences explain disparities in U.S. prostate cancer burden...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mitochondrial DNA content increase in response to cigarette smoking
    Brett G Masayesva
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287 0910, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:19-24. 2006
    ..Smoking is associated with increased mtDNA content in a dose-dependent fashion. Mitochondrial DNA alterations in response to smoking persist for several decades after smoking cessation, consistent with long-term, smoking-related damage...
  26. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Attendance and absence as markers of health status--the example of active and passive cigarette smoking
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:870-3. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of cancer in an African-American community: a focus group report
    Sharada Shankar
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:276-83. 2002
    ..To assess cancer perceptions, beliefs, and barriers to prevention among African-American residents of West Baltimore for the purpose of informing community cancer control initiatives...
  28. ncbi request reprint A prospective cohort study of rectal cancer risk in relation to active cigarette smoking and passive smoke exposure
    Craig M Hooker
    Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:28-35. 2008
    ..The present investigation prospectively examined active cigarette smoking and household passive smoke exposure and the risk of developing rectal cancer...
  29. ncbi request reprint N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) genotypes, cigarette smoking, and the risk of breast cancer
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Room E6132B, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:187-93. 2004
    ..The results for smoking were consistent with an inactivation role for NAT2 in breast cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Tobacco awareness in three U.S. medical schools
    Joshua G Schkrohowsky
    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Addict Dis 26:101-6. 2007
    ..To evaluate the attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs of future physicians regarding smoking cessation and tobacco-related issues and the development of these attributes during the course of medical education...
  31. pmc Nonmelanoma skin cancer and risk for subsequent malignancy
    Jiping Chen
    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1215-22. 2008
    ..Individuals with a personal history of nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) may have an increased risk of subsequent noncutaneous malignancies. To test this hypothesis, we carried out a community-based, prospective cohort study...
  32. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of lung cancer
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Chest 123:21S-49S. 2003
    ..This favorable trend will not persist unless further reductions in smoking prevalence are achieved...
  33. pmc Active and passive cigarette smoking and the risk of cervical neoplasia
    Cornelia L Trimble
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:174-81. 2005
    ..Using a prospective cohort design, we examined personal cigarette smoking and household passive smoke exposure in relation to the risk of cervical neoplasia...
  34. ncbi request reprint Nicotine replacement therapy use among a cohort of smokers
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Addict Dis 24:101-13. 2005
    ..Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has been shown to assist smokers to stop smoking in randomized trials, but little is known about its use in the general population...
  35. ncbi request reprint Increased mitochondrial DNA content in saliva associated with head and neck cancer
    Wei Wen Jiang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Division, Baltimore, MD 21287 0910, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:2486-91. 2005
    ..mtDNA content alteration is associated with HNSC independently of age and smoking exposure, can be detected in saliva, and may be due to elevation in mtDNA content in primary HNSC...
  36. ncbi request reprint The influence of cigarette smoking on circulating concentrations of antioxidant micronutrients
    Anthony Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Room E6132B, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Toxicology 180:121-37. 2002
    ..To the extent that these micronutrients are associated with health and longevity, this evidence documents yet another deleterious consequence of cigarette smoking on human health...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cancer of the uterine corpus among Hispanic women living in the United States: patterns of staging, diagnosis, and primary treatment
    Teresa P Diaz-Montes
    The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 600 North Wolfe Street, Phipps 281, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 96:753-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the demographic characteristics, clinico-pathological features, and patterns of care of uterine cancer among Hispanic women living in the United States...
  38. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids and the risk of developing lung cancer: a systematic review
    Lisa Gallicchio
    The Prevention and Research Center, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:372-83. 2008
    ..Carotenoids are thought to have anti-cancer properties, but findings from population-based research have been inconsistent...
  39. doi request reprint Involving stakeholders to optimize a study protocol on secondhand tobacco smoke and chronic rhinosinusitis in adults
    Laili Irani
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 24:39-44. 2010
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Risk of subsequent primary neoplasms developing in lung cancer patients with prior malignancies
    Malcolm V Brock
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1119-25. 2004
    ..This study was performed to test the hypothesis that a history of other primary neoplasms before a lung cancer diagnosis increases the risk of subsequent malignancy...
  41. pmc The association between skin characteristics and skin cancer prevention behaviors
    Lee Wheless
    Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Post Office Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2613-9. 2009
    ..Behaviors such as sunscreen use and wearing sun-protective clothing are thought to prevent certain types of skin cancer and precancerous lesions, but few studies have examined differences in these prevention behaviors by skin type...
  42. pmc HDL-cholesterol and incidence of breast cancer in the ARIC cohort study
    Anna M Kucharska-Newton
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:671-7. 2008
    ..S. communities...
  43. ncbi request reprint A comparison of three comorbidity indexes in a head and neck cancer population
    Britt C Reid
    Department of Oral Health Care Delivery, School of Dentistry, Room 3E 04, University of Maryland, 666 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Oral Oncol 38:187-94. 2002
    ..0001). Although the ATC index appears promising, the HNCA and Charlson indexes had similar adjusted RR's, dose-response patterns, P-values, and chi-square scores and appear particularly well-suited to the measurement of comorbidity...
  44. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward skin cancer in Maryland youths
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:372-7. 2002
    ..To describe the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of 7th-graders in Maryland with respect to sun protection and skin cancer...
  45. ncbi request reprint Oral human papillomavirus infection in adults is associated with sexual behavior and HIV serostatus
    Aimee R Kreimer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    J Infect Dis 189:686-98. 2004
    ..8; 95% confidence interval, 3.1-52.7) among HIV-seropositive individuals. HPV type 16, which is present in most HPV-associated tonsillar cancers, was the most prevalent high-risk oral HPV infection...
  46. ncbi request reprint Surgical resection of limited disease small cell lung cancer in the new era of platinum chemotherapy: Its time has come
    Malcolm V Brock
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkinds Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 129:64-72. 2005
    ..Although resection is not the standard of care in treating small cell lung cancer, new platinum drugs and modern staging have allowed the role of surgery to be reevaluated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Missing stage and grade in Maryland prostate cancer surveillance data, 1992-1997
    Ann C Klassen
    Department of Health, Behavior, and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:S77-87. 2006
    ..Two clinical elements often missing in surveillance data are histologic grade and stage of disease. Missing data are either not clinically ascertained or not successfully abstracted...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adulthood consumption of preserved and nonpreserved vegetables and the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a systematic review
    Lisa Gallicchio
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:1125-35. 2006
    ..Further research in high-risk areas to gain insight into the risk associated with preserved vegetables and protection associated with nonpreserved vegetables may advance understanding of NPC and yield clues for prevention...
  49. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of lung cancer: looking to the future
    Anthony J Alberg
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, 21205, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:3175-85. 2005
    ..Unless further reductions in the prevalence of cigarette smoking are achieved over the next decade, lung cancer will remain as an all too common, but avoidable, disease...
  50. ncbi request reprint The joint influence of parental modeling and positive parental concern on cigarette smoking in middle and high school students
    Bindu Kalesan
    Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center, 5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle, Room 3B 23, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Sch Health 76:402-7; quiz 438-9. 2006
    ..The results indicate that minimal parental concern about smoking worsens the risk due to parental modeling. Parental modeling and parental attitudes act synergistically to exacerbate the likelihood of smoking...
  51. pmc Smoking and risk of fatal prostate cancer in a prospective U.S. study
    Sabine Rohrmann
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Urology 69:721-5. 2007
    ..To examine the association of cigarette smoking with subsequent fatal prostate cancer...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of antioxidant micronutrients in the blood and the risk of developing prostate cancer
    Han Yao Huang
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:335-44. 2003
    ..Findings do not replicate previous reports of a protective association between lycopene and prostate cancer, but they suggest potential chemopreventive effects of gamma-tocopherol on prostate cancer...
  53. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in sexual biomarkers and behaviors associated with human papillomavirus-16, -18, and -33 seroprevalence
    Aimee R Kreimer
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 31:247-56. 2004
    ..The relationship between HPV seroreactivity and prevalent oral HPV infection in men and women without cancer has yet to be investigated...
  54. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin/Mineral supplements and prevention of chronic disease: executive summary
    Han Yao Huang
    Department of Epidemiology, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205 2223, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:265S-268S. 2007
  55. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary resection in octogenarians with stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer: a 22-year experience
    Malcolm V Brock
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:271-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine outcomes in these patients, particularly short- and long-term survival with stage I disease...
  56. ncbi request reprint Serum antibodies to JC virus, BK virus, simian virus 40, and the risk of incident adult astrocytic brain tumors
    Dana E M Rollison
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:460-3. 2003
    ..00 for SV40 (95% CI, 0.30-3.32). Given the high prevalence of JCV and BKV infections and the millions who were potentially exposed to SV40 through contaminated polio vaccines, future studies should attempt to replicate these findings...
  57. ncbi request reprint The efficacy and safety of multivitamin and mineral supplement use to prevent cancer and chronic disease in adults: a systematic review for a National Institutes of Health state-of-the-science conference
    Han Yao Huang
    Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205 2223, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:372-85. 2006
    ..Multivitamin and mineral supplements are the most commonly used dietary supplements in the United States...
  58. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of carotenoids, tocopherols, and retinoid concentrations and the risk of breast cancer
    Reiko Sato
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:451-7. 2002
    ..There was generally a protective association for other micronutrients in both cohorts, although none reached statistical significance. The results suggest that carotenoids may protect against the development of breast cancer...
  59. doi request reprint Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure and chronic rhinosinusitis: a population-based case-control study
    Douglas D Reh
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Sinus Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Rhinol Allergy 23:562-7. 2009
    ..To address this evidence gap, we evaluated the association of SHS and CRS risk in a community-based case-control study of adult nonsmokers...
  60. pmc A community-based study of cigarette smoking behavior in relation to variation in three genes involved in dopamine metabolism: Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) and monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A)
    Meredith S Shiels
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Prev Med 47:116-22. 2008
    ..The association between common polymorphisms of these genes and smoking behavior was assessed among 10,059 Caucasian volunteers in Washington County, MD in 1989...
  61. pmc Prediagnostic circulating follicle stimulating hormone concentrations and ovarian cancer risk
    Meghan A McSorley
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Cancer 125:674-9. 2009
    ..These findings contradict the hypothesized role of FSH as a risk factor in ovarian carcinogenesis...
  62. ncbi request reprint Delayed diagnosis and elevated mortality in an urban population with HIV and lung cancer: implications for patient care
    Malcolm V Brock
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:47-55. 2006
    ..Lung cancer is more common in HIV-infected patients than in the general population. We examined how effectively lung cancer was being diagnosed in our HIV-infected patients...
  63. ncbi request reprint Decreased mitochondrial DNA content in posttreatment salivary rinses from head and neck cancer patients
    Wei Wen Jiang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Division, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287 0910, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 12:1564-9. 2006
    ..We also examined the relationship between changes in mtDNA content and postoperative radiation therapy, smoking exposure, alcohol intake, and other clinical characteristics...
  64. pmc Alcohol consumption and the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma: a systematic review
    Liwei Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Nutr Cancer 61:1-15. 2009
    ..Considered in total, the quantitative summaries of the case-control evidence suggest that heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of NPC...
  65. ncbi request reprint Bleomycin-induced chromosome breaks as a risk marker for lung cancer: a case-control study with population and hospital controls
    Yun Ling Zheng
    Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Carcinogenesis 24:269-74. 2003
    ..18, 95% CI = 1.13, 4.21). Our data indicate that the increased number of bleomycin-induced chromosome breaks was significantly associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in the first 331 subjects...
  66. ncbi request reprint XPD polymorphism and risk of subsequent cancer in individuals with nonmelanoma skin cancer
    Abenaa M Brewster
    Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1271-5. 2004
    ..To test this hypothesis, a cohort study was conducted to examine the association between XPD Lys751Gln polymorphism and risk of a second primary cancer in individuals with NMSC...
  67. ncbi request reprint Correlates of Human Herpesvirus-8 DNA detection among adults in Italy without Kaposi sarcoma
    Elizabeth E Brown
    Viral Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, DHHS, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1110-7. 2005
    ..The presence of Human Herpesvirus-8 (HHV8) DNA is predictive of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) among patients with HIV-associated or iatrogenic immunosuppression. However, correlates of HHV8-DNA detection in the general population remain undefined...
  68. pmc Less efficient g2-m checkpoint is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in African Americans
    Yun Ling Zheng
    Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 4255, USA
    Cancer Res 65:9566-73. 2005
    ..If replicated, these results may provide clues to the exceedingly high lung cancer incidence experienced by African Americans...
  69. ncbi request reprint Serum insulin and glucose levels and breast cancer incidence: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Pamela J Mink
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:349-52. 2002
    ..39, 95% confidence interval: 0.86, 2.23). Circulating insulin levels were not predictive of future breast cancer incidence, but there may be a weak association with type 2 diabetes, perhaps modulated via increased adiposity...
  70. ncbi request reprint Arachidonate lipoxygenase (ALOX) and cyclooxygenase (COX) polymorphisms and colon cancer risk
    Julie E Goodman
    Laboratory of Human Carcinogensis, Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Carcinogenesis 25:2467-72. 2004
    ..We have shown for the first time that a haplotype containing ALOX5 G-1752A and G-1699A in a negative regulatory region of the promoter may influence colon cancer risk in Caucasians...
  71. doi request reprint Arsenic in drinking water and lung cancer: a systematic review
    Ismail Celik
    Department of Medical Oncology, Hacettepe University Institute of Oncology, Ankara, Turkey
    Environ Res 108:48-55. 2008
    ..The lung cancer risk at lower exposure concentrations remains uncertain...

Research Grants6

  1. PREVENTIVE ONCOLOGY ACADEMIC AWARD
    Anthony Alberg; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. DNA Repair, Skin Cancer and Overall Cancer Risk
    Anthony Alberg; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Translation of the expected results will lead to better identification of at risk populations who should be considered for prevention interventions. ..