W H Chow

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Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A case-control study of occupation/industry and renal cell carcinoma risk
    Sara Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, 6120 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7242, Bethesda, MD 20892 7242, USA
    BMC Cancer 12:344. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk of stomach cancer in relation to consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, tea and coffee in Warsaw, Poland
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Int J Cancer 81:871-6. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Rising incidence of renal cell cancer in the United States
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    JAMA 281:1628-31. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms, cruciferous vegetable intake and cancer risk in the Central and Eastern European Kidney Cancer Study
    L E Moore
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:1960-4. 2007
  5. pmc Mortality among benzene-exposed workers in China
    R B Hayes
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7368, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 104:1349-52. 1996
  6. pmc Occupational exposure to dusts and risk of renal cell carcinoma
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, 6120 Executive Boulevard, EPS 8121, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Br J Cancer 104:1797-803. 2011
  7. pmc Occupation and risk of stomach cancer in Poland
    S Krstev
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, EPS 8104, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Occup Environ Med 62:318-24. 2005
  8. pmc Physical activity and breast cancer risk in Chinese women
    A Pronk
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Br J Cancer 105:1443-50. 2011
  9. pmc Occupational risk of lung cancer among lifetime non-smoking women in Shanghai, China
    A Pronk
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Occup Environ Med 66:672-8. 2009
  10. pmc Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and renal cancer risk in Central and Eastern Europe
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA karamis mail nih gov
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:367-72. 2008

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Publications39

  1. pmc A case-control study of occupation/industry and renal cell carcinoma risk
    Sara Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, 6120 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7242, Bethesda, MD 20892 7242, USA
    BMC Cancer 12:344. 2012
    ..Here, we investigated associations between employment in specific occupations and industries and RCC, and its most common histologic subtype, clear cell RCC (ccRCC)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk of stomach cancer in relation to consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, tea and coffee in Warsaw, Poland
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Int J Cancer 81:871-6. 1999
    ..Our findings confirm an association with cigarette smoking, which is estimated to account for approximately 20% of stomach cancers diagnosed among Warsaw residents during the study period...
  3. ncbi request reprint Rising incidence of renal cell cancer in the United States
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    JAMA 281:1628-31. 1999
    ..Clinical surveys have revealed that incidental detection of renal cell carcinoma is rising because of increased use of imaging procedures...
  4. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms, cruciferous vegetable intake and cancer risk in the Central and Eastern European Kidney Cancer Study
    L E Moore
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:1960-4. 2007
    ..49; 95% CI: 1.08-5.77; P-interaction = 0.05). These data provide additional evidence for the role of cruciferous vegetables in cancer prevention among individuals with common, functional genetic polymorphisms...
  5. pmc Mortality among benzene-exposed workers in China
    R B Hayes
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7368, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 104:1349-52. 1996
    ..01) and lung cancer (ptrend = 0.01) increased with increasing cumulative exposure to benzene. Investigations continue to relate benzene exposure to specific lymphatic and hematopoietic malignancies and other causes of death...
  6. pmc Occupational exposure to dusts and risk of renal cell carcinoma
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, 6120 Executive Boulevard, EPS 8121, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Br J Cancer 104:1797-803. 2011
    ..We investigated whether asbestos, as well as 20 other occupational dust exposures, were associated with RCC risk in a large European, multi-center, hospital-based renal case-control study...
  7. pmc Occupation and risk of stomach cancer in Poland
    S Krstev
    Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, EPS 8104, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Occup Environ Med 62:318-24. 2005
    ..In spite of the dramatic decline in the incidence of stomach cancer in the twentieth century, Poland has one of the highest rates in the world...
  8. pmc Physical activity and breast cancer risk in Chinese women
    A Pronk
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Br J Cancer 105:1443-50. 2011
    ..The influence of different types and intensities of physical activity on risk for breast cancer is unclear...
  9. pmc Occupational risk of lung cancer among lifetime non-smoking women in Shanghai, China
    A Pronk
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Occup Environ Med 66:672-8. 2009
    ..Occupational lung carcinogens have been primarily studied in men. The aim of this study was to investigate occupational lung cancer risk in a cohort of Chinese non-smoking women...
  10. pmc Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms and renal cancer risk in Central and Eastern Europe
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA karamis mail nih gov
    J Toxicol Environ Health A 71:367-72. 2008
    ..60; 95% CI: 0.33-1.1; P trend = 0.05). Genotype associations with these subgroups were not modified when dietary sources of vitamin D or calcium were considered. Additional studies of genetic variation in the VDR gene are warranted...
  11. pmc Clinical features of hematopoietic malignancies and related disorders among benzene-exposed workers in China. Benzene Study Group
    M S Linet
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7368, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 104:1353-64. 1996
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  12. pmc Indirect validation of benzene exposure assessment by association with benzene poisoning
    M Dosemeci
    Division of Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 104:1343-7. 1996
    ..Our confidence in the assessment method is supported by the observation of a strong positive trend between benzene poisoning and various measures, especially recent intensity of exposure to benzene...
  13. pmc Meat-cooking mutagens and risk of renal cell carcinoma
    C R Daniel
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Br J Cancer 105:1096-104. 2011
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  14. ncbi request reprint Dietary habits and stomach cancer in Shanghai, China
    B T Ji
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J Cancer 76:659-64. 1998
    ..non-cardia). Our findings add to the evidence that diet plays a major role in stomach cancer risk and suggest the need for further evaluation of risks associated with carbohydrates and starchy foods as well as the mechanisms involved...
  15. pmc Family history of cancer and renal cell cancer risk in Caucasians and African Americans
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7242, Bethesda, MD 20892 7242, USA
    Br J Cancer 102:1676-80. 2010
    ..The association between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) risk and family history of cancer has not been examined with an adequate number of African Americans (AAs)...
  16. pmc Vitamin d pathway genes, diet, and risk of renal cell carcinoma
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Int J Endocrinol 2010:879362. 2010
    ..Results suggest that variants in the RXRA gene modified the associations observed between RCC risk and calcium and vitamin D intake...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cigarette and alcohol consumption and the risk of colorectal cancer in Shanghai, China
    B T Ji
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, EPS 8120, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Eur J Cancer Prev 11:237-44. 2002
    ..Although cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking in general were not risk factors for colorectal cancers in Shanghai, there were small excess risks for rectal cancer among heavy smokers and colon cancer among heavy drinkers...
  18. pmc Blood leukocyte Alu and LINE-1 methylation and gastric cancer risk in the Shanghai Women's Health Study
    Y Gao
    Genetic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7236, USA
    Br J Cancer 106:585-91. 2012
    ..Recent data suggest a link between blood leukocyte DNA methylation, and cancer risk. However, reports on DNA methylation from a prospective study are unavailable for gastric cancer...
  19. pmc Risk of renal cell carcinoma in relation to blood telomere length in a population-based case-control study
    J N Hofmann
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Br J Cancer 105:1772-5. 2011
    ..There are few known risk factors for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Two small hospital-based case-control studies suggested an association between short blood telomere length (TL) and increased RCC risk...
  20. pmc Plasma pepsinogens, antibodies against Helicobacter pylori, and risk of gastric cancer in the Shanghai Women's Health Study Cohort
    C C Abnet
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza South, Room 320, 6120 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7232, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Br J Cancer 104:1511-6. 2011
    ..We tested the association between gastric cancer and plasma pepsinogens and antibodies against Helicobacter pylori in a case-control study nested in a prospective cohort...
  21. ncbi request reprint Obesity, hypertension, and the risk of kidney cancer in men
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    N Engl J Med 343:1305-11. 2000
    ..Obesity and hypertension have been implicated as risk factors for the development of renal-cell cancer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in risk of renal cell carcinoma and occupational exposures to chlorinated aliphatic hydrocarbons
    M Dosemeci
    Occupational Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Ind Med 36:54-9. 1999
    ..Organic solvents have been associated with renal cell cancer; however, the risk by gender and type of solvents is nuclear...
  23. pmc Renal cell carcinoma, occupational pesticide exposure and modification by glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms
    S Karami
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Carcinogenesis 29:1567-71. 2008
    ..These findings further support the hypothesis that glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms can modify RCC risk associated with occupational pesticide exposure...
  24. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase genotypes and stomach cancer in a population-based case-control study in Warsaw, Poland
    Q Lan
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7240, USA
    Pharmacogenetics 11:655-61. 2001
    ..01). This was due to a shift in the GSTT1 genotype distribution across age groups among stomach cancer patients only. These results suggest that the GSTT1 null genotype may be associated with increased risk of stomach cancer...
  25. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in Th1-type cell-mediated response genes and risk of gastric cancer
    L Hou
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Boulevard, EPS 8123, Bethesda, MD 20852 7242, USA
    Carcinogenesis 28:118-23. 2007
    ..IL1A (-889 C>T) and the three examined IL12A variants were unrelated to gastric cancer risk. Our findings suggest that two Th1-related polymorphisms (TNFA -308 A>G and IFNGR2 Ex7-128 C>T) may increase the risk of gastric cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Validation of benzene exposure assessment
    M Dosemeci
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 837:114-21. 1997
    ..This sharp trend between benzene hematotoxicity and estimated exposure to benzene indicated that the exposure-estimation method used in this cancer epidemiology study is reliable...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for colorectal cancer in a prospective study among U.S. white men
    A W Hsing
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Int J Cancer 77:549-53. 1998
    ..Our findings support previous reports that a high intake of red meat and a sedentary life-style may increase the risk of colon cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Occupational risk factors for breast cancer among women in Shanghai
    S A Petralia
    Occupational Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Ind Med 34:477-83. 1998
    ..Further, many comparisons were made and the problem of multiple hypothesis testing cannot be ignored in a survey such as ours...
  29. pmc Gallstones, cholecystectomy and risk of cancers of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7182, USA
    Br J Cancer 79:640-4. 1999
    ..Further research is needed to clarify the carcinogenic risks associated with gallstones and cholecystectomy and to define the mechanisms involved...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of heterocyclic amines, meat-derived mutagenic activity, and risk of colorectal adenomas
    R Sinha
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Rockville, Maryland 20892, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:559-62. 2001
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and the risk of cancers of the gastric cardia and distal stomach in Shanghai, China
    B T Ji
    Division of Epidemiology, Columbia University, School of Public Health, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 6:481-5. 1997
    ..Our observations in China support recent findings in Western populations that obesity contributes to the risk of gastric cardia cancer, especially among men...
  32. pmc Oesophageal cancer incidence in the United States by race, sex, and histologic type, 1977-2005
    M B Cook
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Department of Health and Human Services, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20852 7234, USA
    Br J Cancer 101:855-9. 2009
    ....
  33. pmc Alcohol consumption and risk of renal cell cancer: the NIH-AARP diet and health study
    J Q Lew
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Br J Cancer 104:537-41. 2011
    ..The effect of moderate to heavy drinking (>15 g per day) on renal cell cancer (RCC) risk is unclear...
  34. pmc Smoking and biliary tract cancers in a cohort of US veterans
    W H Chow
    Division of Cancer Etiology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Br J Cancer 72:1556-8. 1995
    ....
  35. pmc Common genetic variants in the 9p21 region and their associations with multiple tumours
    F Gu
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Br J Cancer 108:1378-86. 2013
    ..The chromosome 9p21.3 region has been implicated in the pathogenesis of multiple cancers...
  36. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-1 polymorphisms associated with increased risk of gastric cancer
    E M El-Omar
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Nature 404:398-402. 2000
    ..Host genetic factors that affect interleukin-1-beta may determine why some individuals infected with H. pylori develop gastric cancer while others do not...
  37. ncbi request reprint Genetic polymorphism in exon 4 of cytochrome P450 CYP2C9 may be associated with warfarin sensitivity in Chinese patients
    A Y Leung
    Division of Haematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
    Blood 98:2584-7. 2001
    ..Homozygous Leu208, a common allele in Caucasians, is uncommon in this cohort. The significance of these CYP2C9 polymorphic alleles remains to be determined...
  38. ncbi request reprint Family history of cancer and risk of esophageal and gastric cancers in the United States
    P K Dhillon
    Program in Epidemiology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int J Cancer 93:148-52. 2001
    ..Our data point to the role of familial susceptibility to gastric cancer, but not to any form of esophageal cancer, in the United States...
  39. pmc Risk of adenocarcinomas of the oesophagus and gastric cardia in patients hospitalized for asthma
    W Ye
    Department of Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute Box 281, Stockholm, SE, 171 77, Sweden
    Br J Cancer 85:1317-21. 2001
    ..Special clinical vigilance vis-à-vis gastro-esophageal cancers seems unwarranted in asthmatic patients, but may be appropriate in those with clinically manifest gastro-oesophageal reflux...