Melissa Bondy

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Correlates of susceptibility to smoking among Mexican origin youth residing in Houston, Texas: a cross-sectional analysis
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:337. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Gamma-radiation sensitivity and risk of glioma
    M L Bondy
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1553-7. 2001
  3. pmc Brain tumor epidemiology: consensus from the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium
    Melissa L Bondy
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 113:1953-68. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Long-term anti-inflammatory and antihistamine medication use and adult glioma risk
    Michael E Scheurer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1277-81. 2008
  5. pmc Polymorphisms of LIG4, BTBD2, HMGA2, and RTEL1 genes involved in the double-strand break repair pathway predict glioblastoma survival
    Yanhong Liu
    Departments of Epidemiology, Neuro Oncology, and Pathology, TheUniversity of Texas MD Anderson CancerCente, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2467-74. 2010
  6. pmc Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms are associated with survival in anaplastic glioma patients
    Lindsay Kilburn
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:2242-9. 2010
  7. pmc Interaction of the cytochrome P4501A2, SULT1A1 and NAT gene polymorphisms with smoking and dietary mutagen intake in modification of the risk of pancreatic cancer
    Hideo Suzuki
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 29:1184-91. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Expression and relevance of TRPS-1: a new GATA transcription factor in breast cancer
    Jie Qing Chen
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Horm Cancer 2:132-43. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Aromatic DNA adducts and polymorphisms of CYP1A1, NAT2, and GSTM1 in breast cancer
    Pervez F Firozi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 23:301-6. 2002
  10. doi request reprint Relationship between obesity and pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy among women with operable breast cancer
    Jennifer K Litton
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4072-7. 2008

Research Grants

  1. Determinants of Breast Cancer Survival
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Meningioma: Risk Factors and Quality of Life
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. International Case Control Study of Malignant Glioma
    Melissa L Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2010
  5. Meningioma: Risk Factors and Quality of Life
    Melissa L Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2010
  6. Metabolic Polymorphisms and Survival from Brain Tumors
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2004
  7. GENETIC AND MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GLIOMAS
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 1999
  8. MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GLIOMAS
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2004
  9. Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium
    Melissa L Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications92

  1. pmc Correlates of susceptibility to smoking among Mexican origin youth residing in Houston, Texas: a cross-sectional analysis
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:337. 2008
    ..In this analysis we examined the relationship between susceptibility to smoking and well-known risk factors associated with smoking initiation among a cohort of 11 to 13 year old Mexican origin youth residing in Houston, Texas...
  2. ncbi request reprint Gamma-radiation sensitivity and risk of glioma
    M L Bondy
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1553-7. 2001
    ....
  3. pmc Brain tumor epidemiology: consensus from the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium
    Melissa L Bondy
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 113:1953-68. 2008
    ..In this report, BTEC epidemiologists reviewed the group's consensus on the current state of scientific findings, and they present a consensus on research priorities to identify which important areas the science should move to address...
  4. doi request reprint Long-term anti-inflammatory and antihistamine medication use and adult glioma risk
    Michael E Scheurer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1277-81. 2008
    ..Our results lend additional support for an important but unknown link between malignant brain tumors and immune mediators...
  5. pmc Polymorphisms of LIG4, BTBD2, HMGA2, and RTEL1 genes involved in the double-strand break repair pathway predict glioblastoma survival
    Yanhong Liu
    Departments of Epidemiology, Neuro Oncology, and Pathology, TheUniversity of Texas MD Anderson CancerCente, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:2467-74. 2010
    ..Therefore, identifying the genetic variants that influence this small number of unusually long-term survivors may provide important insight into tumor biology and treatment...
  6. pmc Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms are associated with survival in anaplastic glioma patients
    Lindsay Kilburn
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 116:2242-9. 2010
    ..The current study was performed to investigate the role of GST enzyme polymorphisms in predicting the survival of patients with AG...
  7. pmc Interaction of the cytochrome P4501A2, SULT1A1 and NAT gene polymorphisms with smoking and dietary mutagen intake in modification of the risk of pancreatic cancer
    Hideo Suzuki
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 29:1184-91. 2008
    ..These data suggest the existence of gender-specific susceptibility to tobacco carcinogen and dietary mutagen exposure in PC...
  8. doi request reprint Expression and relevance of TRPS-1: a new GATA transcription factor in breast cancer
    Jie Qing Chen
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Horm Cancer 2:132-43. 2011
    ..This model predicts that BCs with low or no TRPS-1 expression may inherently be much less differentiated and more aggressive tumors with less favorable prognosis...
  9. ncbi request reprint Aromatic DNA adducts and polymorphisms of CYP1A1, NAT2, and GSTM1 in breast cancer
    Pervez F Firozi
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 23:301-6. 2002
    ..Further large-scale studies are required to determine the exact role of these polymorphisms and types of DNA damage in breast cancer susceptibility...
  10. doi request reprint Relationship between obesity and pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy among women with operable breast cancer
    Jennifer K Litton
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4072-7. 2008
    ..To understand the mechanism through which obesity in breast cancer patients is associated with poorer outcome, we evaluated body mass index (BMI) and response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) in women with operable breast cancer...
  11. pmc The functional promoter polymorphism (-842G>C) in the PIN1 gene is associated with decreased risk of breast cancer in non-Hispanic white women 55 years and younger
    Chan H Han
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1365, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 122:243-9. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the PIN1 polymorphisms may contribute to the etiology of sporadic breast cancer in non-Hispanic white women 55 years and younger. Further validation in large population-based studies is needed...
  12. doi request reprint Inflammatory breast cancer: the disease, the biology, the treatment
    Fredika M Robertson
    Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:351-75. 2010
    ..This review examines IBC's unique clinical presentation, pathology, epidemiology, imaging, and biology and details current multidisciplinary management of the disease, which comprises systemic therapy, surgery, and radiation therapy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effects of smoking and radiotherapy on lung carcinoma in breast carcinoma survivors
    Melissa B Ford
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 98:1457-64. 2003
    ..The authors analyzed smoking, radiation, and both exposures on lung carcinoma development in women who were treated previously for breast carcinoma...
  14. pmc Cognitive susceptibility to smoking: Two paths to experimenting among Mexican origin youth
    Amy R Spelman
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3459-67. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that tailoring primary prevention programs by a youth's susceptibility status may increase the efficacy of prevention efforts among Mexican origin youth...
  15. ncbi request reprint GLIOGENE an International Consortium to Understand Familial Glioma
    Beatrice Malmer
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1340, P O Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1730-4. 2007
    ..Here, we review the rationale for studying familial glioma and our proposed strategy for the GLIOGENE study...
  16. pmc Genetic advances in glioma: susceptibility genes and networks
    Yanhong Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 20:239-44. 2010
    ..Our data provide not only networks for understanding the biological properties of gliomagenesis but also useful pathway maps for future understanding of disease...
  17. pmc Association and interactions between DNA repair gene polymorphisms and adult glioma
    Yanhong Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:204-14. 2009
    ..95; 95% confidence intervals, 2.21-16.65). Taken together, these results suggest that polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may act individually or together to contribute to glioma risk...
  18. pmc Glutathione S-transferase gene polymorphisms and risk and survival of pancreatic cancer
    Li Jiao
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:840-8. 2007
    ..The authors hypothesized that genetic variants of glutathione S-transferase (GST) affect detoxification of carcinogens and anticancer agents in the human pancreas and, thus, the risk and survival of pancreatic cancer...
  19. pmc The XPD Asp312Asn and Lys751Gln polymorphisms, corresponding haplotype, and pancreatic cancer risk
    Li Jiao
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 426, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Lett 245:61-8. 2007
    ..24-0.88) (P for interaction=0.03). The (312)Asp-(751)Gln was identified as the putative at risk haplotype. Our study shows that the XPD gene polymorphism could be a genetic risk modifier for smoking-related pancreatic cancer...
  20. doi request reprint Genome-wide association study identifies five susceptibility loci for glioma
    Sanjay Shete
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Nat Genet 41:899-904. 2009
    ..3 (rs498872, PHLDB1; P = 1.07 x 10(-8)). These data show that common low-penetrance susceptibility alleles contribute to the risk of developing glioma and provide insight into disease causation of this primary brain tumor...
  21. ncbi request reprint High levels of oxidative DNA damage in lymphocyte DNA of premenopausal breast cancer patients from Egypt
    Amr S Soliman
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Int J Environ Health Res 14:121-34. 2004
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Detection of 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]-pyridine-DNA adducts in normal breast tissues and risk of breast cancer
    Jijiang Zhu
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:830-7. 2003
    ..These data strongly support the hypothesis that HCA exposure contributes to human breast cancer among genetically susceptible individuals...
  23. ncbi request reprint Reduced DNA repair of benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide-induced adducts and common XPD polymorphisms in breast cancer patients
    Qiuling Shi
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 25:1695-700. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that women with reduced DRC may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Large studies are warranted to confirm these preliminary findings...
  24. pmc Haplotype of N-acetyltransferase 1 and 2 and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Li Jiao
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2379-86. 2007
    ..The NAT2*6A/any slow acetylation genotype may be a predisposing factor for pancreatic cancer among diabetics with smoking exposure. Our observations must be confirmed in larger independent studies...
  25. pmc Genetic variants in inflammation pathway genes and asthma in glioma susceptibility
    E Amirian
    Departments of Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Neuro Oncol 12:444-52. 2010
    ..0001). Our study indicates that polymorphisms in inflammation genes are associated with glioma susceptibility, especially when a history of asthma/allergies is absent...
  26. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms and haplotypes of the NBS1 gene are associated with risk of sporadic breast cancer in non-Hispanic white women <or=55 years
    Jiachun Lu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:2209-16. 2006
    ..006). These findings suggest that NBS1 polymorphisms and haplotypes may contribute to the etiology of sporadic breast cancer in young non-Hispanic white women. Large studies are warranted to confirm these findings...
  27. pmc Comparison of birth weight corrected for gestational age and birth weight alone in prediction of development of childhood leukemia and central nervous system tumors
    Michael R Sprehe
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 54:242-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate if birth weight (BW) corrected-for-gestational age is a better predictor than BW alone for occurrence of ALL and other malignancies in children...
  28. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms and survival in primary malignant glioma
    M Fatih Okcu
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 10:2618-25. 2004
    ..The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between glutathione S-transferase (GST) polymorphisms and survival, and chemotherapy-related toxicity in 278 glioma patients...
  29. ncbi request reprint A Ser49Cys variant in the ataxia telangiectasia, mutated, gene that is more common in patients with breast carcinoma compared with population controls
    Thomas A Buchholz
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:1345-51. 2004
    ....
  30. pmc Polymorphisms in the interleukin-4 receptor gene are associated with better survival in patients with glioblastoma
    Michael E Scheurer
    Department of Epidemiology, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 14:6640-6. 2008
    ..Malignant gliomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor in adults, however, few prognostic factors have been identified...
  31. ncbi request reprint Gamma radiation sensitivity and risk of malignant and benign salivary gland tumors: a pilot case-control analysis
    Rong Zheng
    Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 100:561-7. 2004
    ..The objectives of the current study were to determine whether gamma radiation-induced chromatid breaks increase the risk of MSTs and BSTs and whether there is any difference in risk between these two diseases...
  32. ncbi request reprint Relationship between epidemiologic risk factors and breast cancer recurrence
    Abenaa M Brewster
    Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:4438-44. 2007
    ..We evaluated the effect of epidemiologic breast cancer risk factors on recurrence in women with early-stage disease...
  33. pmc Policy implications of early onset breast cancer among Mexican-origin women
    Patricia Y Miranda
    Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301402 Unit 639, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Cancer 117:390-7. 2011
    ..An additional 3700 lives could be saved if 90% of women aged ≥40 years were recently screened for breast cancer...
  34. ncbi request reprint Maternal BMI and country of birth as indicators of childhood obesity in children of Mexican origin
    Mariá A Hernández-Valero
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1155 Pressler Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2512-9. 2007
    ....
  35. pmc The evolving discipline of molecular epidemiology of cancer
    Margaret R Spitz
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:127-34. 2010
    ..However, there will always be the need for impeccably designed and well-powered epidemiologic studies with rigorous quality control of data, specimen acquisition and statistical analysis...
  36. pmc Aggregation of cancer in first-degree relatives of patients with glioma
    Michael E Scheurer
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 1439, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2491-5. 2007
    ..Previous studies have been inconclusive in estimating the risk of different cancer sites among close relatives of glioma patients; however, malignant melanoma has consistently been described...
  37. pmc Risk factors for pancreatic cancer: case-control study
    Manal M Hassan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:2696-707. 2007
    ..We evaluated the independent effects of multiple risk factors for pancreatic cancer and determined whether the magnitude of cigarette smoking was modified by other risk factors in men and women...
  38. pmc Exposure to smoking imagery in the movies and experimenting with cigarettes among Mexican heritage youth
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3435-43. 2009
    ..Among Mexican-born youth, exposure to smoking imagery in the movies may be an important part of the acculturation process associated with smoking initiation...
  39. pmc The association between birth order, sibship size and glioma development in adulthood
    E Amirian
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Cancer 126:2752-6. 2010
    ..More biological and epidemiological research is warranted to clarify the exact mechanisms through which the timing of common childhood infections and the course of early life immune development affect gliomagenesis...
  40. pmc Body mass index and risk, age of onset, and survival in patients with pancreatic cancer
    Donghui Li
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Unit 426, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    JAMA 301:2553-62. 2009
    ..Obesity has been implicated as a risk factor for pancreatic cancer...
  41. pmc Influence of subjective social status on the relationship between positive outcome expectations and experimentation with cigarettes
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    J Adolesc Health 44:342-8. 2009
    ..The goal of this study was to test the hypothesis that SSS moderates the relationship between POE and experimentation with cigarettes...
  42. pmc Association between hepatitis B virus and pancreatic cancer
    Manal M Hassan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4557-62. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the role of HBV and HCV infection in other malignancies. This study aimed to determine whether HBV and HCV infections increase the risk for pancreatic cancer development...
  43. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with advanced disease stage at diagnosis in a population-based study of patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer
    Karin M E Hahn
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1035-44. 2007
    ..Interventions targeting these factors could potentially lower the stage at diagnosis for African-American breast cancer patients and, in doing so, improve their survival and other outcomes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental determinants on tissue response to in vitro carcinogen exposure and risk of breast cancer
    Donghui Li
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Res 62:4566-70. 2002
    ..These observations suggest that genetic susceptibility to carcinogen exposure may play an important role in breast carcinogenesis...
  45. pmc Polymorphisms of cytochrome P4501A2 and N-acetyltransferase genes, smoking, and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Donghui Li
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 426, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:103-11. 2006
    ..9, 95% CI: 1.2-6.9) and among females (AOR: 2.5, 95% CI: 1.1-5.7). These data suggest that polymorphisms of the CYP1A2 and NAT1 genes modify the risk of pancreatic cancer...
  46. ncbi request reprint 5,10-Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms and the risk of pancreatic cancer
    Donghui Li
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Unit 426, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1470-6. 2005
    ..23 (0.88-20.3) for heavy drinkers with the TT genotype compared with nondrinkers with the CC/CT genotypes. These observations support a role for folate metabolism in pancreatic cancer, especially among smokers and heavy drinkers...
  47. pmc Effects of nativity, age at migration, and acculturation on smoking among adult Houston residents of Mexican descent
    Anna V Wilkinson
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1340, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1043-9. 2005
    ..We investigated differences in smoking behaviors between US-and Mexican-born ever smokers and examined the influence of US culture on smoking initiation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Effect of dietary intake of phytoestrogens on estrogen receptor status in premenopausal women with breast cancer
    Marina S Touillaud
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Nutr Cancer 51:162-9. 2005
    ..Such findings suggest new directions for mechanistic research on dietary factors in breast carcinogenesis that may have relevance for prevention and clinical treatment...
  49. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer treatment guidelines in older women
    Sharon H Giordano
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:783-91. 2005
    ..To determine patterns and predictors of concordance with institutional treatment guidelines among older women with breast cancer...
  50. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in diagnosis, treatment, and clinical delays in a population-based study of patients with newly diagnosed breast carcinoma
    Karin Gwyn
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 100:1595-604. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Serum organochlorine levels and history of lactation in Egypt
    Amr S Soliman
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Box 189 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Environ Res 92:110-7. 2003
    ..Organochlorine serum level was not a risk factor of breast cancer in this population...
  52. ncbi request reprint Unusually high rate of young-onset pancreatic cancer in the East Nile Delta region of Egypt
    Amr S Soliman
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 32:143-51. 2002
    ..In Egypt, the disease has traditionally been considered rare, and there has not been a previous publication on its population-based incidence or age distribution...
  53. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of glioblastoma
    Kenneth D Aldape
    Department of Pathology, Neuropathology Section, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer J 9:99-106. 2003
    ..This review highlights current insights into the molecular epidemiology of GBM...
  54. ncbi request reprint Adult glioma incidence trends in the United States, 1977-2000
    Kenneth R Hess
    Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 101:2293-9. 2004
    ..A more complete understanding of adult glioma incidence trends might provide indications of risk factors for gliomas and contribute to the search for improved therapies...
  55. pmc Dietary mutagen exposure and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Donghui Li
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, Unit 426, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:655-61. 2007
    ..09 and 0.099, respectively. These data support the hypothesis that dietary mutagen exposure alone and in interaction with other factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer...
  56. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk assessment models: applicability to African-American women
    Melissa L Bondy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 97:230-5. 2003
    ..However, it is not known if existing breast cancer prediction models are accurate predictors of the disease among African-American women...
  57. doi request reprint Quantitative immunohistochemical analysis and prognostic significance of TRPS-1, a new GATA transcription factor family member, in breast cancer
    Jie Qing Chen
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Horm Cancer 1:21-33. 2010
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Residual risk of breast cancer recurrence 5 years after adjuvant therapy
    Abenaa M Brewster
    Departments of Clinical Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1179-83. 2008
    ..Breast cancer patients have a substantial residual risk of recurrence, and selected tumor characteristics are associated with late recurrences...
  59. pmc Folate pathway polymorphisms predict deficits in attention and processing speed after childhood leukemia therapy
    Kala Y Kamdar
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children s Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 57:454-60. 2011
    ..We evaluated the relationship between folate pathway polymorphisms and neurocognitive impairment after childhood ALL chemotherapy...
  60. pmc Genetic variants in the H2AFX promoter region are associated with risk of sporadic breast cancer in non-Hispanic white women aged <or=55 years
    Jiachun Lu
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1365, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 110:357-66. 2008
    ..Larger association studies and related functional studies are warranted to confirm these findings...
  61. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of selected fatty acids, cholesterol and carotenoids and estrogen receptor status in premenopausal breast cancer patients
    Jelena Jakovljevic
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 75:5-14. 2002
    ..e., linoleic acid), suggesting dietary influence of this factor on ER status in premenopausal breast cancer patients. However, larger studies are needed to clarify the role of micronutrients in ER status in breast cancer...
  62. pmc Pubertal development in Mexican American girls: the family's perspective
    Rosenie Thelus Jean
    University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA
    Qual Health Res 19:1210-22. 2009
    ..Our findings present opportunities and challenges for addressing obesity as a pubertal risk factor in MA girls; however, more studies are needed to understand family beliefs and sociocultural dynamics surrounding puberty in MAs...
  63. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of DNA repair genes and risk of glioma
    Li E Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Res 64:5560-3. 2004
    ..13-2.93). These results suggest that the T allele may be a risk allele, and this XRCC7 polymorphism may be a marker for the susceptibility to glioma. Larger studies are needed to confirm our findings and unravel the underlying mechanisms...
  64. pmc Familial aggregation of glioma: a pooled analysis
    Michael E Scheurer
    Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1099-107. 2010
    ..However, misclassification due to unvalidated cancers among family members could account for the differences seen by study site...
  65. ncbi request reprint Survival prediction in patients with glioblastoma multiforme by human telomerase genetic variation
    Luo Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:1627-32. 2006
    ..We investigated whether hTERT MNS16A variant genotype predicted survival in GBM patients...
  66. pmc Selected polymorphisms of DNA repair genes and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Li Jiao
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:284-91. 2006
    ....
  67. pmc The advantage of imputation of missing income data to evaluate the association between income and self-reported health status (SRH) in a Mexican American cohort study
    Anthony B Ryder
    Department of Epidemiology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:1099-109. 2011
    ..This study showed that although imputation of missing data for a key predictor variable can improve a risk health-outcome prediction model, further work is needed to illuminate the risk factors associated with SRH...
  68. ncbi request reprint Differing molecular pathology of pancreatic adenocarcinoma in Egyptian and United States patients
    Amr S Soliman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:1455-61. 2006
    ..Our study identifies that there are differences in the types of mutations found in tumors from pancreatic carcinoma patients in Egypt and the US, and suggests that environmental factors may explain these differences...
  69. doi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of primary brain tumors
    Jun Gu
    School of Health Professions, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Neurotherapeutics 6:427-35. 2009
    ..Literature searches were done on PubMed in March 2009 with the terms glioma, glioblastoma, brain tumor, association, and polymorphism, and we only reviewed English language publications...
  70. pmc Passive smoking and the use of noncigarette tobacco products in association with risk for pancreatic cancer: a case-control study
    Manal M Hassan
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:2547-56. 2007
    ..The associations between passive smoking and the use of noncigarette tobacco products with pancreatic cancer are not clear...
  71. ncbi request reprint Differing DNA methylation patterns and gene mutation frequencies in colorectal carcinomas from Middle Eastern countries
    Annie O Chan
    Department of Pathology, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:8281-7. 2005
    ..International differences in molecular pathology have not been studied extensively but have implications for the management of patients in different countries and of immigrant patients...
  72. ncbi request reprint A pilot case-control study of gamma-radiation sensitivity and risk of papillary thyroid cancer
    Ping Xiong
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Thyroid 15:94-9. 2005
    ..High levels of chromatid breaks induced by gamma-radiation may constitute an independent risk factor for PTC, but further study is needed...
  73. pmc N-nitroso compounds: assessing agreement between food frequency questionnaires and 7-day food records
    Janice E Stuff
    Baylor College of Medicine, US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1179-83. 2009
    ..Accurate assessment of N-nitroso intake is fundamental to advancing research regarding its role with cancer. Previous studies have not used a quantitative database to estimate the intake of these compounds in a US population...
  74. ncbi request reprint Promoter polymorphism (-786t>C) in the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene is associated with risk of sporadic breast cancer in non-Hispanic white women age younger than 55 years
    Jiachun Lu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 107:2245-53. 2006
    ..Most breast cancers develop from mammary epithelial cells; therefore, NO may play a role in their development. It was hypothesized that eNOS polymorphisms are associated with risk of breast cancer...
  75. pmc XRCC2 and XRCC3 gene polymorphism and risk of pancreatic cancer
    Li Jiao
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:360-7. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the altered HR repair capacity conferred by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) would modify individual susceptibility to sporadic pancreatic cancer...
  76. ncbi request reprint Estimated risk in malignancy: the emerging field of molecular epidemiology
    Melissa Bondy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2:147-51. 2004
  77. pmc Gamma-radiation sensitivity and polymorphisms in RAD51L1 modulate glioma risk
    Yanhong Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:1762-9. 2010
    ..However, polymorphisms in DNA strand break repair genes that may determine mutagen sensitivity are not well studied in cancer risk, especially in gliomas...
  78. ncbi request reprint Maternal medication use and neuroblastoma in offspring
    Michael N Cook
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:721-31. 2004
    ..4, 95% confidence interval: 1.4, 8.4). This preliminary finding may be due to bias, confounding, or chance, and additional studies are needed for confirmation...
  79. doi request reprint New insights into susceptibility to glioma
    Yanhong Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1340, PO Box 301439, Houston, TX 77230 1439, USA
    Arch Neurol 67:275-8. 2010
    ..Finally, we hope that a greater understanding of the biological basis of the disease will lead to the development of novel therapeutic interventions...
  80. pmc Detection of human cytomegalovirus in different histological types of gliomas
    Michael E Scheurer
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1155 Pressler St, Unit 1340, P O Box 301439, Houston, TX, 77030 1439, USA
    Acta Neuropathol 116:79-86. 2008
    ..This will allow for detection of low-level latent infections that may play an important role in the initiation and/or promotion of malignant gliomas...
  81. doi request reprint A novel approach to exploring potential interactions among single-nucleotide polymorphisms of inflammation genes in gliomagenesis: an exploratory case-only study
    E Susan Amirian
    Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1683-9. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to use this exploratory design to identify potential pair wise SNP-SNP interactions from genes involved in several different immune-related pathways for investigation in future studies...
  82. ncbi request reprint Birthplace, years of residence in the United States, and obesity among Mexican-American adults
    Carlos H Barcenas
    Department of Internal Medicine of the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, and Boston VA Healthcare System, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1043-52. 2007
    ..To evaluate the association between birthplace (Mexico or U.S.) and obesity in men and women and to analyze the relationship between duration of U.S. residency and prevalence of obesity in Mexican immigrants...
  83. pmc Day care, childhood infections, and risk of neuroblastoma
    Florence Menegaux
    INSERM U170 IFR69, 94800 Villejuif, France
    Am J Epidemiol 159:843-51. 2004
    ..This suggests a possible role of infectious agents in neuroblastoma etiology. Future epidemiologic studies should incorporate more direct data on infection...
  84. ncbi request reprint Assessing breast cancer risk: evolution of the Gail Model
    Melissa L Bondy
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1172-3. 2006
  85. doi request reprint Issues of diagnostic review in brain tumor studies: from the Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium
    Faith G Davis
    Division of Epidemiology Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:484-9. 2008
    ..It is essential that epidemiologists and neuropathologists collaborate to develop appropriate study designs and protocols for specific hypothesis and populations...
  86. ncbi request reprint Maternal vitamin use and reduced risk of neuroblastoma
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 13:575-80. 2002
    ..Using data from a large North American study, we conducted an analysis to investigate maternal vitamin use and neuroblastoma in offspring...
  87. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of intracranial meningioma
    Elizabeth B Claus
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 8034, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:1088-95; discussion 1088-95. 2005
    ..This review highlights current knowledge of meningioma epidemiology and new directions for research efforts in this field...
  88. ncbi request reprint Methylation and messenger RNA expression of p15INK4b but not p16INK4a are independent risk factors for ovarian cancer
    Zhensheng Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:4968-76. 2005
    ..The purpose of this research was to compare methylation status and mRNA expression of p15INK4b and p16INK4a in serous epithelial ovarian cancer tissues and normal ovarian tissues...
  89. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors in 420 metastatic breast cancer patients with central nervous system metastasis
    Kadri Altundag
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 110:2640-7. 2007
    ..Several risk factors for CNS metastases have been reported. The objective of the current study was to describe clinicopathologic characteristics and prognostic factors in breast cancer patients with CNS metastases...
  90. ncbi request reprint Exogenous hormone use and meningioma risk: what do we tell our patients?
    Elizabeth B Claus
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Cancer 110:471-6. 2007
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint RE: "Lack of association of herpesviruses with brain tumors"
    Michael E Scheurer
    J Neurovirol 13:85; author reply 86-7. 2007
  92. ncbi request reprint Response to comments on 'Cytogenetic effects in children treated with methylphenidate' by El-Zein et al
    Randa A El-Zein
    Cancer Lett 231:146-8. 2006

Research Grants26

  1. Determinants of Breast Cancer Survival
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Meningioma: Risk Factors and Quality of Life
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study represents the first concentrated effort to examine environmental and genetic risk factors for meningiomas. ..
  3. Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This information has translational significance for brain tumor patients and their families, and will enable us to develop appropriate genetic screening and counseling approaches to reduce the incidence and mortality of this disease. ..
  4. International Case Control Study of Malignant Glioma
    Melissa L Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It will identify common genetic variants contributing to the risk of glioma from a genome wide association study. ..
  5. Meningioma: Risk Factors and Quality of Life
    Melissa L Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This study represents the first concentrated effort to examine environmental and genetic risk factors for meningiomas. ..
  6. Metabolic Polymorphisms and Survival from Brain Tumors
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Thus, patients who can tolerate higher doses of chemotherapy can be treated more efficiently, suffering from less side effects and potentially may have a better outcome. ..
  7. GENETIC AND MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GLIOMAS
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..In addition, they are collecting blood from each new patient and their specimen repository will be available to study future candidate genes to integrate with the family data. ..
  8. MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GLIOMAS
    Melissa Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..no abstract available ..
  9. Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma International Consortium
    Melissa L Bondy; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This information has translational significance for brain tumor patients and their families, and will enable us to develop appropriate genetic screening and counseling approaches to reduce the incidence and mortality of this disease. ..