Julie A Britton

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Affiliation: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of pubertal development in a multi-ethnic population of nine-year-old girls
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:179-87. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer classified by joint estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor status among women 20-44 years of age
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:507-16. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint The development of a questionnaire to assess past year physical activity in a multi-ethnic/racial urban population
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, 1 Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1057, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 47:178-94. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint A functional 19-base pair deletion polymorphism of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and risk of breast cancer in multivitamin users
    Xinran Xu
    Departments of Community and Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1098-102. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of one-carbon-metabolizing genes and risk of breast cancer in a population-based study
    Xinran Xu
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:1504-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Estrogen-biosynthesis gene CYP17 and its interactions with reproductive, hormonal and lifestyle factors in breast cancer risk: results from the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project
    Yu Chen
    Department of Environmental Medicine and New York University Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Carcinogenesis 29:766-71. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving organochlorine biomarker models for cancer research
    Mary S Wolff
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2224-36. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Environmental exposures and puberty in inner-city girls
    Mary S Wolff
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1057, 1 Gustav L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Environ Res 107:393-400. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint ADH3 genotype, alcohol intake and breast cancer risk
    Mary Beth Terry
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA, and Prosserman Centre for Health Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Carcinogenesis 27:840-7. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic variability and modern epidemiology--the example of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, body mass index, and birth cohort
    Mary S Wolff
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1057, 1 Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1925-30. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of pubertal development in a multi-ethnic population of nine-year-old girls
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:179-87. 2004
    ..Early age at menarche increases future disease risk. Secular decline in age at menarche has been attributed to body size characteristics, diet, and energy expenditure. Risk factors for puberty have been less frequently explored...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer classified by joint estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor status among women 20-44 years of age
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:507-16. 2002
    ..These findings only modestly support the hypothesis that hormonally related risk factors have differing relations with ER+PR+ versus ER-PR- tumors among younger women...
  3. ncbi request reprint The development of a questionnaire to assess past year physical activity in a multi-ethnic/racial urban population
    Julie A Britton
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, 1 Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1057, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Soz Praventivmed 47:178-94. 2002
    ..Describe energy expenditure (EE) patterns in the sample used for questionnaire development...
  4. ncbi request reprint A functional 19-base pair deletion polymorphism of dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) and risk of breast cancer in multivitamin users
    Xinran Xu
    Departments of Community and Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1098-102. 2007
    ..Folic acid from multivitamins needs to be reduced by DHFR before it participates in cellular reactions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of one-carbon-metabolizing genes and risk of breast cancer in a population-based study
    Xinran Xu
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:1504-9. 2007
    ..Although the pathway is a network of interrelated enzymes, redundancy exists; evaluating the rate-limiting enzyme and its interaction with environment and other genes within the same pathway is critical in assessing breast cancer risk...
  6. doi request reprint Estrogen-biosynthesis gene CYP17 and its interactions with reproductive, hormonal and lifestyle factors in breast cancer risk: results from the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project
    Yu Chen
    Department of Environmental Medicine and New York University Cancer Institute, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
    Carcinogenesis 29:766-71. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the findings suggest that the CYP17 variant C allele may increase breast cancer risk in conjunction with long-term HRT use and high BMI in postmenopausal women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving organochlorine biomarker models for cancer research
    Mary S Wolff
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2224-36. 2005
    ..e., PCB) or long discontinued (i.e., DDE)...
  8. doi request reprint Environmental exposures and puberty in inner-city girls
    Mary S Wolff
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1057, 1 Gustav L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Environ Res 107:393-400. 2008
    ..Hormonally active environmental exposures are suspected to alter onset of puberty in girls, but research on this question has been very limited...
  9. ncbi request reprint ADH3 genotype, alcohol intake and breast cancer risk
    Mary Beth Terry
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA, and Prosserman Centre for Health Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Carcinogenesis 27:840-7. 2006
    ..9, 95 % CI=1.2-7.1; postmenopausal women OR=1.8, 95% CI=0.9-3.8). These population-based data support the hypothesis that fast metabolizers of alcohol have a higher risk of breast cancer risk, from alcohol intake than slow metabolizers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pharmacokinetic variability and modern epidemiology--the example of dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, body mass index, and birth cohort
    Mary S Wolff
    Division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine, Box 1057, 1 Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1925-30. 2007
  11. ncbi request reprint Body size changes in relation to postmenopausal breast cancer among women on Long Island, New York
    Sybil M Eng
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:229-37. 2005
    ..55, 95% CI: 0.32, 0.96). These results add to the literature by focusing on the perimenopausal weight trajectory and support efforts urging women to avoid weight gain as they age...
  12. ncbi request reprint One-carbon metabolism, MTHFR polymorphisms, and risk of breast cancer
    Jia Chen
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Cancer Res 65:1606-14. 2005
    ..96) or total folate intake (OR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.08-2.71). From a public heath perspective, it is important to identify risk factors, such as low B vitamin consumption, that may guide an effective prevention strategy against the disease...
  13. ncbi request reprint Occupation and breast cancer in women 20-44 years of age (United States)
    Susan L Teitelbaum
    Division of Environmental Health Science, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:627-37. 2003
    ..To examine the relation between breast cancer risk and job history among women 20-44 years of age who participated in a multi-center, population-based, case-control study...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reported residential pesticide use and breast cancer risk on Long Island, New York
    Susan L Teitelbaum
    Department of Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:643-51. 2007
    ..This study is the first known to suggest that self-reported use of residential pesticides may increase breast cancer risk. Further investigation in other populations is necessary to confirm these findings...
  15. ncbi request reprint Lifetime alcohol intake and breast cancer risk
    Mary Beth Terry
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:230-40. 2006
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  16. ncbi request reprint Myeloperoxidase genotype, fruit and vegetable consumption, and breast cancer risk
    Jiyoung Ahn
    Department of Epidemiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA
    Cancer Res 64:7634-9. 2004
    ....
  17. pmc Pilot study of urinary biomarkers of phytoestrogens, phthalates, and phenols in girls
    Mary S Wolff
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:116-21. 2007
    ..S. children using exposure biomarkers in urine. However, little is known about their variation by race, age, sex, and geography, and no data exist for newly developed biomarkers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Estrogen metabolism and breast cancer
    Geoffrey C Kabat
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, New York, USA
    Epidemiology 17:80-8. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint Association of frequency and duration of aspirin use and hormone receptor status with breast cancer risk
    Mary Beth Terry
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    JAMA 291:2433-40. 2004
    ..Given the importance of estrogen in the pathogenesis of breast cancer, the ability of aspirin and other NSAIDs to protect against breast cancer could vary according to hormone receptor status...
  20. ncbi request reprint Higher levels of central adiposity in healthy premenopausal women with family histories of premenopausal breast cancer
    Lucia Dettenborn
    Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1425 Madison Avenue, Box 1130, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 20:355-8. 2008
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Environmental risk factors for breast cancer among African-American women
    Mary S Wolff
    Department of Community and Preventative Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA
    Cancer 97:289-310. 2003
    ..Breast cancer studies should be expanded to examine combinations of chemicals as well as competing or complementary exposures such as endogenous hormones, dietary intake, and behavioral factors...
  22. ncbi request reprint Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-DNA adducts and breast cancer: a pooled analysis
    Marilie D Gammon
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Arch Environ Health 59:640-9. 2004
    ..These data provide only modest support for an association between PAH-DNA adducts and breast cancer development...
  23. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and survival among young women with breast cancer
    Page E Abrahamson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Cancer 107:1777-85. 2006
    ..Most epidemiologic studies report a reduced risk of developing breast cancer associated with higher levels of recreational physical activity, but little is known regarding its effect on prognosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dietary flavonoid intake and breast cancer risk among women on Long Island
    Brian N Fink
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:514-23. 2007
    ..These results suggest that US women can consume sufficient levels of flavonoids to benefit from their potential chemopreventive effects...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dietary flavonoid intake and breast cancer survival among women on Long Island
    Brian N Fink
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2285-92. 2007
    ..However, the effects of flavonoids on survival are not known. In a population-based cohort of breast cancer patients, we investigated whether dietary flavonoid intake before diagnosis is associated with subsequent survival...
  26. doi request reprint Anthropometric characteristics and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)
    Julie A Britton
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, Room 151, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place W2 1PG, London, UK
    Haematologica 93:1666-77. 2008
    ..It has been hypothesized that this may be due, in part, to the parallel rising prevalence of obesity. It is biologically plausible that anthropometric characteristics can infuence the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Weight gain prior to diagnosis and survival from breast cancer
    Rebecca J Cleveland
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, CB 7435 McGavran Greenberg Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1803-11. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Cooked meat and risk of breast cancer--lifetime versus recent dietary intake
    Susan E Steck
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 18:373-82. 2007
    ..Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are carcinogens formed in or on the surface of well-done meat, cooked at high temperature...
  29. ncbi request reprint Active and passive cigarette smoke and breast cancer survival
    Sharon K Sagiv
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:385-93. 2007
    ..The association between active and passive cigarette smoking before breast cancer diagnosis and survival was investigated among a cohort of invasive breast cancer cases (n = 1273) participating in a population-based case-control study...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of glutathione S-transferase A1 (GSTA1) genotype and potential modifiers on breast cancer risk
    Jiyoung Ahn
    Department of Epidemiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:1876-82. 2006
    ..These data indicate that GSTA1 genotypes related to reduced GSTA1 expression are associated with increased breast cancer primarily among women with lower consumption of cruciferous vegetables and among current smokers...
  31. ncbi request reprint Catechol-O-methyltransferase haplotypes and breast cancer among women on Long Island, New York
    Mia M Gaudet
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil, NC 27516, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 99:235-40. 2006
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Environmental toxins and breast cancer on Long Island. II. Organochlorine compound levels in blood
    Marilie D Gammon
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:686-97. 2002
    ..These findings, based on the largest number of samples analyzed to date among primarily white women, do not support the hypothesis that organochlorines increase breast cancer risk among Long Island women...
  33. ncbi request reprint The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project: description of a multi-institutional collaboration to identify environmental risk factors for breast cancer
    Marilie D Gammon
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 74:235-54. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Correspondence re: Schoen et al., Lack of association between adipose tissue distribution, and insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 in men and women. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomark. Prev., 11: 581-586, 2002
    Julie A Britton
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:586; author reply 586-7. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Adipose concentrations of organochlorine compounds and breast cancer recurrence in Long Island, New York
    Joshua E Muscat
    Institute for Cancer Prevention, Valhalla, New York 10595, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1474-8. 2003
    ..9-5.1). In contrast to previous data showing no relationship between OC exposure and risk of breast cancer in these women, adipose PCB concentrations were associated with tumor recurrence. Pesticide levels were not related to recurrence...
  36. ncbi request reprint Environmental toxins and breast cancer on Long Island. I. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon DNA adducts
    Marilie D Gammon
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:677-85. 2002
    ..These data indicate that PAH-DNA adduct formation may influence breast cancer development, although the association does not appear to be dose dependent and may have a threshold effect...
  37. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke and breast cancer incidence
    Marilie D Gammon
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, CB 7435 McGavern Greenberg Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Environ Res 96:176-85. 2004
    ..42 for ER+ PR+, 95% CI, 1.00, 2.00). Our data suggest that if there is an effect for ETS on breast cancer, that effect is restricted to selected subgroups of women, such as those with long-term exposure from a smoking spouse...
  38. ncbi request reprint Fruits, vegetables, and micronutrients in relation to breast cancer modified by menopause and hormone receptor status
    Mia M Gaudet
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1485-94. 2004
    ..Our results support an inverse association for fruit and vegetable intake among postmenopausal but not premenopausal breast cancer, which may be more pronounced among women with ER+ tumors...
  39. pmc TCDD and puberty in girls
    Mary S Wolff
    Environ Health Perspect 113:A17; author reply A18. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint Associations between breast cancer risk and the catalase genotype, fruit and vegetable consumption, and supplement use
    Jiyoung Ahn
    Department of Epidemiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:943-52. 2005
    ..CC genotypes were prevalent in approximately 64% of controls; thus, the preventive potential for fruit consumption has widespread implications...
  41. ncbi request reprint Fruits, vegetables, and micronutrient intake in relation to breast cancer survival
    Brian N Fink
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 98:199-208. 2006
    ..To determine whether fruit, vegetable, and micronutrient intake 1 year prior to breast cancer diagnosis is associated with a reduction in the subsequent risk of all-cause or breast cancer-specific mortality...
  42. ncbi request reprint MnSOD Val-9Ala genotype, pro- and anti-oxidant environmental modifiers, and breast cancer among women on Long Island, New York
    Mia M Gaudet
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1225-34. 2005
    ..This study provides little evidence that variation in Val-9Ala polymorphism of MnSOD alone or through substantial interaction with key exposures believed to be pro- or anti-oxidant properties influences breast cancer risk...
  43. ncbi request reprint IGF1 CA repeat polymorphisms, lifestyle factors and breast cancer risk in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project
    Rebecca J Cleveland
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:758-65. 2006
    ..Our results demonstrate a role for alleles with fewer than (CA)19 repeats as a risk factor for breast cancer and also suggest that several traditional breast cancer risk factors modify the association of the IGF1 (CA)19 repeat genotype...
  44. ncbi request reprint Residential environmental exposures and other characteristics associated with detectable PAH-DNA adducts in peripheral mononuclear cells in a population-based sample of adult females
    Sumitra Shantakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435 McGavran Greenberg Hall, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 15:482-90. 2005
    ..These data suggest that PAH-DNA adducts detected in a population-based sample of adult women with ambient exposure levels reflect some key residential PAH exposure sources assessed in this study, such as cigarette smoking...
  45. ncbi request reprint Reproductive factors and breast cancer risk among older women
    Sumitra Shantakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435 McGavran Greenberg Hall, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 102:365-74. 2007
    ..Moreover, breastfeeding, one of the few potentially modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, was an important factor in decreasing risk among older parous postmenopausal women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Electric blanket use and breast cancer on Long Island
    Geoffrey C Kabat
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Epidemiology 14:514-20. 2003
    ..Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) has been hypothesized to increase the risk of breast cancer by inhibiting the normal nocturnal rise in melatonin levels...
  47. ncbi request reprint Re: "Population- and community-based recruitment of African Americans and Latinos: the San Francisco Bay Area Lung Cancer Study"
    Christine B Ambrosone
    Am J Epidemiol 159:620; author reply 621. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint No association between glutathione peroxidase Pro198Leu polymorphism and breast cancer risk
    Jiyoung Ahn
    Department of Epidemiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2459-61. 2005
  49. ncbi request reprint Age and menopausal effects of hormonal birth control and hormone replacement therapy in relation to breast cancer risk
    Sumitra Shantakumar
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 165:1187-98. 2007
    ..These results emphasize that timing of exogenous hormone use is important. Women who used these hormones before menopause had elevated risks, but the harmful effects began to decline with age after menopause...

Research Grants1

  1. Energy Balance and Breast Cancer in Arican Americans
    Julie Britton; Fiscal Year: 2006
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