Melissa L Bondy

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. pmc Prognostic value of single nucleotide polymorphisms of candidate genes associated with inflammation in early stage breast cancer
    James L Murray
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 138:917-24. 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. pmc Gamma-ray-induced mutagen sensitivity and risk of sporadic breast cancer in young women: a case-control study
    Li E Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1365, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 132:1147-55. 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications91

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Prognostic value of single nucleotide polymorphisms of candidate genes associated with inflammation in early stage breast cancer
    James L Murray
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 138:917-24. 2013
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. pmc Gamma-ray-induced mutagen sensitivity and risk of sporadic breast cancer in young women: a case-control study
    Li E Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, Unit 1365, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 132:1147-55. 2012
    ..001) in these two ethnic groups. We concluded that gamma-ray-induced mutagen sensitivity may play a role in susceptibility to breast cancer in young non-Hispanic White and Mexican American women...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc Insight in glioma susceptibility through an analysis of 6p22.3, 12p13.33-12.1, 17q22-23.2 and 18q23 SNP genotypes in familial and non-familial glioma
    Yanhong Liu
    Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hum Genet 131:1507-17. 2012
    ..0 × 10(-8)). The results support the linkage finding that some loci in the 12p13.33-12.1 and 17q12-q21.32 may contribute to gliomagenesis and suggest potential target genes underscoring linkage signals...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc Gender differences in sociodemographic and behavioral influences of physical activity in Mexican-origin adolescents
    Larkin L Strong
    Department of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Phys Act Health 9:829-39. 2012
    ..Understanding the factors that contribute to physical activity (PA) in Mexican-origin adolescents is essential to the design of effective efforts to enhance PA participation in this population...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint A review of body size and breast cancer risk in Hispanic and African American women
    Krystal R Sexton
    Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 117:5271-81. 2011
    ..Additional studies are needed to provide more understanding of the etiology of this disease and to explain some of the disparities in incidence and mortality...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc Genetic variants in the vitamin D pathway and breast cancer disease-free survival
    Mala Pande
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 34:587-94. 2013
    ..In particular, SNPs in RXRA may predict for poorer or improved DFS in patients, according to type of systemic treatment received. If validated, these markers could be used for risk stratification of breast cancer patients...
  34. pmc Frequency of mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor gene (MET) and the catalytic subunit of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PIK3CA) copy number elevation and correlation with outcome in patients with early stage breast cancer
    Ana M Gonzalez-Angulo
    Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Cancer 119:7-15. 2013
    ....
  35. pmc Genome-wide high-density SNP linkage search for glioma susceptibility loci: results from the Gliogene Consortium
    Sanjay Shete
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Res 71:7568-75. 2011
    ..81 (P = 0.00001). The genomic regions we have implicated in this study may offer novel insights into glioma susceptibility, focusing future work to identify genes that cause familial glioma...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint Eliminating second-hand smoke from Mexican-American households: outcomes from Project Clean Air-Safe Air (CASA)
    Alexander V Prokhorov
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Addict Behav 38:1485-92. 2013
    ..The objective of this randomized trial was to estimate the impact of a culturally-sensitive intervention to reduce SHS exposure in Mexican-American households...
  41. pmc 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...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. doi request reprint Higher risk for obesity among Mexican-American and Mexican immigrant children and adolescents than among peers in Mexico
    Mariá A Hernández-Valero
    Center for Research on Minority Health, Department of Health Disparities Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:517-22. 2012
    ..In addition, future obesity research should take into consideration the country of origin of the study population to develop more culturally specific obesity interventions...
  45. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in sociodemographic and behavioral influences of physical activity in mexican-origin adolescents
    Larkin L Strong
    Dept of Health Disparities Research, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    J Phys Act Health 9:829-39. 2012
    ..Understanding the factors that contribute to physical activity (PA) in Mexican-origin adolescents is essential to the design of effective efforts to enhance PA participation in this population...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Genomic copy number imbalances associated with bone and non-bone metastasis of early-stage breast cancer
    Yanhong Liu
    Department of Pediatrics, Dan L Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 143:189-201. 2014
    ..Distinct CNIs are independently associated with bone and non-bone metastasis for early-stage breast cancer patients across cohorts. These data warrant consideration for tailoring surveillance and management of metastasis risk. ..
  52. pmc Effects of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory medication use on risk of specific glioma histologies
    Michael E Scheurer
    Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Cancer 129:2290-6. 2011
    ..Thus, modulation of the immune system by the use of common drugs, such as antihistamines or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may contribute to the development of certain types of brain tumors...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. pmc An exploratory case-only analysis of gene-hazardous air pollutant interactions and the risk of childhood medulloblastoma
    Philip J Lupo
    Human Genetics Center, Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 59:605-10. 2012
    ....
  59. 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...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. 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...
  63. doi request reprint Associations between vaccination and childhood cancers in Texas regions
    Melissa A Pagaoa
    Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, USA
    J Pediatr 158:996-1002. 2011
    ..To determine whether children born in Texas regions with higher vaccination coverage had reduced risk of childhood cancer...
  64. 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...
  65. pmc Pathologic complete response in breast cancer patients receiving anthracycline- and taxane-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy: evaluating the effect of race/ethnicity
    Mariana Chavez-MacGregor
    Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 116:4168-77. 2010
    ..The current study was conducted to evaluate the influence of race/ethnicity and tumor subtype in pathologic complete response (pCR) following treatment with neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
  66. 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...
  67. 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...
  68. 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...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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...
  72. 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...
  73. 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...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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
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  77. 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...
  78. 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
    ....
  79. 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...
  80. 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...
  81. doi request reprint Predictors of direct costs of diabetes care in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes
    Anita K Ying
    Department of Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders and Division of Pediatrics UTMD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Pediatr Diabetes 12:177-82. 2011
    ..This study examines factors that predict elevated direct costs of pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes...
  82. 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...
  83. 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...
  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. 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...
  86. 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
  87. 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...
  88. 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...
  89. ncbi request reprint RE: "Lack of association of herpesviruses with brain tumors"
    Michael E Scheurer
    J Neurovirol 13:85; author reply 86-7. 2007
  90. 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...
  91. 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
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