Marianne Berwick

Summary

Affiliation: University of New Mexico
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure and mortality from melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:195-9. 2005
  2. pmc How do solar UV irradiance and smoking impact the diagnosis of second cancers after diagnosis of melanoma?: No answer yet
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center Department of Internal Medicine University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM USA
    Dermatoendocrinol 4:18-9. 2012
  3. pmc Predicted for greatness: 1994 molecule of the year--the DNA repair enzyme
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, 2703 Frontier Avenue, Suite 190, Albuquerque, NM 87131
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 7:375-7. 2014
  4. pmc Vitamin D and melanoma incidence and mortality
    Marianne Berwick
    Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 26:9-15. 2013
  5. pmc Invited commentary: a sunbed epidemic?
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:768-70; discussion 771-772. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Association between aryl hydrocarbon receptor genotype and survival in soft tissue sarcoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3997-4001. 2004
  7. pmc Melanoma epidemiology and public health
    Marianne Berwick
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC08 4360, CRF 103A, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Dermatol Clin 27:205-14, viii. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Counterpoint: sunscreen use is a safe and effective approach to skin cancer prevention
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1923-4. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation exposure, vitamin D, and cancer
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, CRF, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    Photochem Photobiol 81:1261-6. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Pathways to the development of melanoma: a complex issue
    Marianne Berwick
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico, 87131, Albuquerque, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1932-3. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2001
  3. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2009
  5. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2007
  6. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2006
  7. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2005
  8. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2004
  9. A MODEL FOR GENETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY: MELANOMA
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2003
  10. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2004

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure and mortality from melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:195-9. 2005
    ..We therefore evaluated the association between measures of skin screening and death from cutaneous melanoma...
  2. pmc How do solar UV irradiance and smoking impact the diagnosis of second cancers after diagnosis of melanoma?: No answer yet
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center Department of Internal Medicine University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM USA
    Dermatoendocrinol 4:18-9. 2012
    ..However, this association is inconsistent and may be explained by confounding by outdoor activity, physical exercise, obesity, diet and underlying immune or genetic factors...
  3. pmc Predicted for greatness: 1994 molecule of the year--the DNA repair enzyme
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, 2703 Frontier Avenue, Suite 190, Albuquerque, NM 87131
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 7:375-7. 2014
    ..The large estimate of risk, the thoughtful combination of functional assays of DNA repair capacity, and the population-based design of the study make it reasonable to test these biomarkers in a larger study...
  4. pmc Vitamin D and melanoma incidence and mortality
    Marianne Berwick
    Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 26:9-15. 2013
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  5. pmc Invited commentary: a sunbed epidemic?
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:768-70; discussion 771-772. 2010
    ..Caution, however, must be exercised in interpreting the data because of the lack of understanding of emissions of ultraviolet radiation from sunbeds and the ecologic nature of the data...
  6. ncbi request reprint Association between aryl hydrocarbon receptor genotype and survival in soft tissue sarcoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3997-4001. 2004
    ..Accumulating evidence shows that germline polymorphisms may affect survival in cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between polymorphisms in a group of candidate genes and survival with soft tissue sarcoma...
  7. pmc Melanoma epidemiology and public health
    Marianne Berwick
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, 1 University of New Mexico, MSC08 4360, CRF 103A, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Dermatol Clin 27:205-14, viii. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Counterpoint: sunscreen use is a safe and effective approach to skin cancer prevention
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1923-4. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Ultraviolet radiation exposure, vitamin D, and cancer
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, CRF, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131, USA
    Photochem Photobiol 81:1261-6. 2005
    ..These exposures translate into 13 h per year, for a light-skinned individual, leading to 650 h of exposure from birth to age 50...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pathways to the development of melanoma: a complex issue
    Marianne Berwick
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico, 87131, Albuquerque, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1932-3. 2006
    ..However, such hypotheses must be viewed in all their complexity, and the paper by Randi et al. gives additional substance to this complexity...
  11. ncbi request reprint The current epidemiology of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cancer Treatment and Research Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Front Biosci 11:1244-54. 2006
    ..Genetic factors associated with familial melanoma have been well described and new attention, not yet validated, is being paid to low penetrant genes and their polymorphisms...
  12. doi request reprint The good, the bad, and the ugly of sunscreens
    M Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 89:31-3. 2011
    ..Vitamin D inhibition is, at this stage, unlikely due to insufficient use by individuals. Safety of sunscreens is a concern, and sunscreen companies have emotionally and inaccurately promoted the use of sunscreens...
  13. doi request reprint Can UV exposure reduce mortality?
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:582-4. 2011
    ..Such a finding is curious and inconsistent with a vitamin D hypothesis. These results should impel investigators to study further the biology of ultraviolet radiation, both natural and artificial, and its health effects...
  14. pmc Are tanning beds "safe"? Human studies of melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 21:517-9. 2008
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Solar UV exposure and mortality from skin tumors
    Marianne Berwick
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 624:117-24. 2008
    ..Understanding this conundrum is critical to present coherent public health messages and to improve the mortality rates from melanoma...
  16. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of CDKN2A germ-line mutations and relative risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma: an international population-based study
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1520-5. 2006
    ..The results suggest that the relative risk of mutation carriers in the population may be lower than currently believed and that different mutations on the CDKN2A gene may confer substantially different risks of melanoma...
  17. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk of melanoma in CDKN2A mutation carriers in a population-based sample
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1507-15. 2005
    ..In this study, we examined lifetime melanoma risk among CDKN2A mutation carriers using carriers who were identified in a population-based study of melanoma...
  18. ncbi request reprint A design for cancer case-control studies using only incident cases: experience with the GEM study of melanoma
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:756-64. 2006
    ..The use of a novel case-control design in which cases have second primaries and controls are cancer survivors has been proposed for this purpose...
  19. pmc Prospective study of sunburn and sun behavior patterns during adolescence
    Stephen W Dusza
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dermatology Service, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Pediatrics 129:309-17. 2012
    ..Early childhood UV light radiation (UVR) exposures have been shown to be associated with melanoma development later in life. The objective of this study was to assess sunburn and changes in sunburn and sun behaviors during periadolescence...
  20. pmc Sun protection and skin self-examination in melanoma survivors
    Urvi J Mujumdar
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Psychooncology 18:1106-15. 2009
    ..Skin self-examination (SSE) and sun protection are standard clinical recommendations to minimize risk. In this study we examined performance of these behaviors in individuals with melanoma drawn from the general population...
  21. ncbi request reprint CDKN2A germline mutations in individuals with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1234-43. 2007
    ..With the exception of the variant in position -34 of CDKN2A of known functional consequence, the remaining rare variants in the non-coding region have no apparent impact on risk...
  22. pmc Study of Nevi in Children (SONIC): baseline findings and predictors of nevus count
    Susan A Oliveria
    Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:41-53. 2009
    ..041), and often and always (RR = 1.32, 95% CI: 1.13, 1.54; P = 0.001) were associated with increased number of nevi. Identifying factors that predict the development of nevi will improve primary prevention efforts during early life...
  23. pmc Functional polymorphisms in the promoter regions of MMP2 and MMP3 are not associated with melanoma progression
    Javier Cotignola
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 6:9. 2007
    ..Functional polymorphisms in MMP genes' promoter regions may modulate the risk for melanoma progression...
  24. pmc DNA repair variants, indoor tanning, and risk of melanoma
    Salina M Torres
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 26:677-84. 2013
    ..This study, based on an a priori interest in investigating the role of DNA repair capacity using variants in base excision and nucleotide excision repair, identified several genes that may play a role in resolving UV-induced DNA damage. ..
  25. pmc Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Int J Cancer 130:405-18. 2012
    ..The VDR may play a role in melanomagenesis...
  26. pmc Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte grade in primary melanomas is independently associated with melanoma-specific survival in the population-based genes, environment and melanoma study
    Nancy E Thomas
    Nancy E Thomas, Pamela A Groben, Honglin Hao, and David W Ollila, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Klaus J Busam, Irene Orlow, Anne S Reiner, and Colin B Begg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Lynn From, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Richard P Gallagher, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Anne Kricker and Bruce K Armstrong, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales Alison Venn, Menzies Research Institute, Tasmania, Australia Hoda Anton Culver, University of California, Irvine Stephen B Gruber, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Roberto Zanetti and Stefano Rosso, Center for Cancer Prevention, Torino, Italy Terence Dwyer, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France Peter A Kanetsky, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Li Luo, Susan Paine
    J Clin Oncol 31:4252-9. 2013
    ..We addressed the issue in an international population-based study of patients with single and multiple primary melanomas...
  27. pmc Cytokines and tumor metastasis gene variants in oral cancer and precancer in Puerto Rico
    Esther Erdei
    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Program, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e79187. 2013
    ..A cross-sectional epidemiological study explored genetic susceptibility to oral precancer and cancer in Puerto Rico (PR)...
  28. pmc The use of hierarchical models for estimating relative risks of individual genetic variants: an application to a study of melanoma
    Marinela Capanu
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 307 E 63rd Street, New York, NY 10021, U S A
    Stat Med 27:1973-92. 2008
    ..However, further research is needed to validate the application of asymptotic methods to such sparse data...
  29. pmc Exposure to indoor tanning without burning and melanoma risk by sunburn history
    Rachel Isaksson Vogel
    Affiliations of authors Masonic Cancer Center RIV, HHN, DL, Department of Dermatology RLA, and Division of Epidemiology and Community Health HHN, DL, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Department of Internal Medicine and University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM MB Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM MB Dermatoepidemiology Unit, VA Medical Center, Providence, RI MAW Department of Dermatology, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI MAW Departments of Dermatology and Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI MAW
    J Natl Cancer Inst 106:dju112. 2014
    ..87; 95% confidence interval = 1.68 to 8.91; P = .002). These data provide evidence that indoor tanning is a risk factor for melanoma even among persons who reported never experiencing burns from indoor tanning or outdoor sun exposure. ..
  30. pmc Evaluation of the clonal origin of multiple primary melanomas using molecular profiling
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 129:1972-82. 2009
    ....
  31. pmc Dermoscopic patterns and subclinical melanocytic nests in normal-appearing skin
    A Scope
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Br J Dermatol 160:1318-21. 2009
    ..Dermoscopic patterns of normal-appearing skin have received little scrutiny. We have recently completed an analysis of dermoscopic patterns of naevi in children...
  32. ncbi request reprint EGF gene polymorphism and the risk of incident primary melanoma
    Kandace L Amend
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer Res 64:2668-72. 2004
    ..Additional independent studies will be required to elucidate relationships between genetic variation in the EGF gene and risk of melanoma...
  33. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathological features of and risk factors for multiple primary melanomas
    Cristina R Ferrone
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    JAMA 294:1647-54. 2005
    ..The incidence of multiple primary melanomas ranges from 1.3% to 8.0% in large retrospective reviews; however, the impact of certain risk factors is not understood...
  34. pmc Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) polymorphisms in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Javier Cotignola
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    BMC Med Genet 8:10. 2007
    ..Some polymorphisms are known to influence gene expression, protein activity, stability, and interactions, and they were shown to be associated with certain tumor phenotypes and cancer risk...
  35. pmc Polymorphisms in cytokine genes and serum cytokine levels among New Mexican women with and without breast cancer
    Esther Erdei
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine and University of New Mexico Cancer Center, University of New Mexico, Health Sciences Center, 2325 Camino de Salud, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Cytokine 51:18-24. 2010
    ..These findings might guide us to understand the presence of SNPs in cytokine genes and serum concentrations among breast cancer patients and potentially in other cancers...
  36. pmc Evaluation of a novel Arg-Gly-Asp-conjugated α-melanocyte stimulating hormone hybrid peptide for potential melanoma therapy
    Jianquan Yang
    College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 0001, USA
    Bioconjug Chem 20:1634-42. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-conjugated α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) hybrid peptide could be employed to target melanocortin-1 (MC1) receptor for potential melanoma therapy...
  37. pmc MITF E318K's effect on melanoma risk independent of, but modified by, other risk factors
    Marianne Berwick
    Departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 27:485-8. 2014
    ..Moreover, risk of melanoma among carriers with 'low risk' phenotypes was as great or greater than among those with 'at risk' phenotypes with few exceptions. ..
  38. pmc A pilot study of genetic variants in dopamine regulators with indoor tanning and melanoma
    Kristina G Flores
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Exp Dermatol 22:576-81. 2013
    ..These alleles represent important genomic regions to further explore addictive tanning behaviour. ..
  39. pmc Evaluation of land use regression models for NO2 in El Paso, Texas, USA
    Melissa Gonzales
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 97101 0001, USA
    Sci Total Environ 432:135-42. 2012
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  40. pmc Genetic heterogeneity among Fanconi anemia heterozygotes and risk of cancer
    Marianne Berwick
    Cancer Research and Treatment Center Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Cancer Res 67:9591-6. 2007
    ..4; 95% CI, 1.1-5.2). Overall, there was no increased risk for cancer among FA heterozygotes in this study of Fanconi relatives, although there is some evidence that FANCC mutations are possibly breast cancer susceptibility alleles...
  41. doi request reprint DNA damage and repair capacity in patients with lung cancer: prediction of multiple primary tumors
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3560-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, we evaluated constitutive and induced DNA damage, and repair capacity, in patients with multiple NSCLCs (cases) and compared the results to those obtained in patients with a single NSCLC (controls)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma in pregnancy
    Charles L Wiggins
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, MSC 10 5550, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:559-68. 2005
    ..Most studies found no difference in overall survival between pregnant and nonpregnant women with melanoma. Recent reports from large-scale, population-based studies support these conclusions...
  43. ncbi request reprint A 20-year perspective on the International Fanconi Anemia Registry (IFAR)
    David I Kutler
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Blood 101:1249-56. 2003
    ..The results of this study of patients registered in the IFAR over a 20-year period provide information that will enable better prediction of outcome and aid clinicians with decisions regarding major therapeutic modalities...
  44. ncbi request reprint Expression of melanocyte differentiation antigens and ki-67 in nodal nevi and comparison of ki-67 expression with metastatic melanoma
    Christina M Lohmann
    Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 26:1351-7. 2002
    ..Immunohistochemistry for S-100 protein, Melan-A/MART-1, or tyrosinase facilitates the recognition of melanocytes but does not distinguish between nodal nevus and metastatic melanoma...
  45. ncbi request reprint High sputum total adiponectin is associated with low odds for asthma
    Akshay Sood
    School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
    J Asthma 51:459-66. 2014
    ..High systemic total adiponectin is associated with a low risk for incident asthma but the association with lung adiponectin is not known. Our objective was to evaluate the association between sputum total adiponectin and asthma...
  46. ncbi request reprint Incidence and survival rates for female malignant germ cell tumors
    Harriet O Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 5286, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1075-85. 2006
    ..To evaluate 30-year, population-based trends in incidence and survival rates for malignant germ cell tumors originating within the female genital tract...
  47. pmc Effect of specific allergen inhalation on serum adiponectin in human asthma
    Akshay Sood
    Department of Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Chest 135:287-94. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate whether allergen inhalation affects serum adiponectin in human asthma...
  48. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer risk discussions in melanoma-affected families
    Jennifer Hay
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:240-6. 2005
    ..First-degree relatives (FDRs) of melanoma patients are at increased melanoma risk and thus represent an important target for prevention education. Family skin cancer risk discussions may be a useful education context...
  49. ncbi request reprint Reliability of mutagen sensitivity assay: an inter-laboratory comparison
    Esther Erdei
    University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Mutagenesis 21:261-4. 2006
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Anticipating dissemination of cancer genomics in public health: a theoretical approach to psychosocial and behavioral challenges
    Jennifer L Hay
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Ann Behav Med 34:275-86. 2007
    ..Given the recent sequencing of the human genome, genetic susceptibility information will probably be increasingly useful in the prevention and control of many common diseases, including cancer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Pan-erbB inhibition potentiates BRAF inhibitors for melanoma treatment
    Yuen Keng Ng
    aDepartment of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Departments of bPathology cMedicine, University of Pittsburgh dDepartment of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center eDepartment of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico gDepartment of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Melanoma Res 24:207-18. 2014
    ..A combined inhibition strategy targeting BRAF together with multiple erbB family kinases is potentially beneficial for treating BRAF V600E mutant melanoma. Wildtype BRAF melanoma may also benefit from a multi-erbB kinase inhibitor. ..
  52. pmc Interpretation of melanoma risk feedback in first-degree relatives of melanoma patients
    Jennifer L Hay
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Cancer Epidemiol 2012:374842. 2012
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Toward reduction of misclassification in the biology of melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 124:xiv. 2005
  54. pmc Self-reported ethnicity and genetic ancestry in relation to oral cancer and pre-cancer in Puerto Rico
    Esther Erdei
    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e23950. 2011
    ..We conducted an epidemiological study to examine risk and protective factors, in addition to possible genetic susceptibility components, for oral cancer and precancer in Puerto Rico...
  55. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the change of melanoma incidence by Breslow thickness
    Jing Qin
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Biometrics 58:665-70. 2002
    ..Model-based cumulative distribution estimation is studied. Methodology developed in this article is applied to the Tasmania Tumor Registry data...
  56. pmc UV causation of melanoma in Xiphophorus is dominated by melanin photosensitized oxidant production
    Simon R Wood
    Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:4111-5. 2006
    ..This approach should be applicable to humans, thus providing an accurate surrogate for Phi(mel) for prevention studies...
  57. ncbi request reprint Patient adherence to skin self-examination. effect of nurse intervention with photographs
    Susan A Oliveria
    Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:152-5. 2004
    ..All participants had baseline whole-body digital photography as part of their clinical evaluation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Participation in annual skin cancer screening among women seeking routine mammography
    Jennifer S Ford
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Prev Med 38:704-12. 2004
    ..However, little is known about the psychosocial factors related to participation in annual SCS, which remains relatively low among the general public...
  59. pmc Sex-specific association of sequence variants in CBS and MTRR with risk for promoter hypermethylation in the lung epithelium of smokers
    Kristina G Flores
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Carcinogenesis 33:1542-7. 2012
    ..These studies suggest that SNPs in CBS and MTRR have sex-specific associations with aberrant methylation in the lung epithelium of smokers that could be mediated by the affected one-carbon metabolism and transsulfuration in the cells...
  60. pmc Temporal-spatial analysis of U.S.-Mexico border environmental fine and coarse PM air sample extract activity in human bronchial epithelial cells
    Fredine T Lauer
    The University of New Mexico Center for Environmental Health Sciences, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 238:1-10. 2009
    ..Spatially, the greatest gene expression increases were seen in extracts collected from the central most areas of El Paso which are also closest to highways and border crossings...
  61. pmc Replacement of the Lys linker with an Arg linker resulting in improved melanoma uptake and reduced renal uptake of Tc-99m-labeled Arg-Gly-Asp-conjugated alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone hybrid peptide
    Jianquan Yang
    College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Bioorg Med Chem 18:6695-700. 2010
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with diagnostically controversial spitzoid melanocytic tumors
    Christina M Lohmann
    Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 26:47-55. 2002
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint XRCC3 and XPD/ERCC2 single nucleotide polymorphisms and the risk of cancer: a HuGE review
    Maurizio Manuguerra
    Section of Epidemiology, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 164:297-302. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in nucleotide excision repair genes and risk of multiple primary melanoma: the Genes Environment and Melanoma Study
    Robert C Millikan
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:610-8. 2006
    ..ORs for XPD and XPC genotypes were stronger for melanoma diagnosed at an early age, but tests for interaction were not statistically significant. The results provide further evidence for a role of XPD in the etiology of melanoma...
  65. ncbi request reprint Does the addition of information on genotype improve prediction of the risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer beyond that obtained from skin phenotype?
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 159:826-33. 2004
    ..4% (cutaneous malignant melanoma), 3.2% (basal cell carcinoma), or 2.0% (squamous cell carcinoma). The improvement in prediction was probably too small to be valuable in a clinical setting...
  66. pmc Distance to diagnosing provider as a measure of access for patients with melanoma
    Karyn B Stitzenberg
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3010 Old Clinic Bldg, CB 7213, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7213, USA
    Arch Dermatol 143:991-8. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of travel distance and other sociodemographic factors on access to a diagnosing provider for patients with melanoma...
  67. ncbi request reprint Breslow depth of cutaneous melanoma: impact of factors related to surveillance of the skin, including prior skin biopsies and family history of melanoma
    Nina M Fisher
    Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:393-406. 2005
    ..Because the early detection of cutaneous melanoma can dramatically improve survival, identification and surveillance of persons at risk have received much attention...
  68. ncbi request reprint Gene-environment interactions: how many false positives?
    Giuseppe Matullo
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:550-1. 2005
  69. ncbi request reprint The importance of mitotic rate as a prognostic factor for localized cutaneous melanoma
    Raymond L Barnhill
    Department of Dermatology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 32:268-73. 2005
    ..When both TU and MR are included in the same analysis, MR appears to be the more important than TU and TU loses its significance as an independent prognostic factor...
  70. pmc Family communication after melanoma diagnosis
    Jennifer Hay
    Arch Dermatol 144:553-4. 2008
  71. ncbi request reprint The ADPRT V762A genetic variant contributes to prostate cancer susceptibility and deficient enzyme function
    Kristin L Lockett
    Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27157, USA
    Cancer Res 64:6344-8. 2004
    ..This study is the first to provide evidence that the ADPRT V762A-genetic variant contributes to CaP susceptibility and altered ADPRT/PARP-1 enzyme function in response to oxidative damage...
  72. ncbi request reprint Tandem BRAF mutations in primary invasive melanomas
    Nancy E Thomas
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 122:1245-50. 2004
    ..The finding of tandem mutations in thin melanomas makes it more likely that they arise as a simultaneous rather than sequential event...
  73. ncbi request reprint Randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial of the effects of alpha-tocopherol supplementation on levels of autoantibodies against 5-hydroxymethyl-2-deoxyuridine in melanoma patients
    Somdat Mahabir
    Cancer Prevention Studies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Insitute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 8314, USA
    Melanoma Res 14:49-56. 2004
    ..Further studies using much larger sample sizes are required to confirm this finding...
  74. ncbi request reprint Re: A prospective study of pigmentation, sun exposure, and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma in women
    DeAnn Lazovich
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:335; author reply 337-8. 2004
  75. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and signs of primary melanoma: important indicators of Breslow depth
    Benjamin P Negin
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Cancer 98:344-8. 2003
    ..The authors performed a prospective evaluation of the S/S reported by patients who presented at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with invasive primary melanoma...
  76. ncbi request reprint Numerous, small, darkly pigmented melanocytic nevi: the cheetah phenotype
    Phung M Huynh
    Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:707-13. 2003
    ..The presence of multiple atypical nevi or numerous melanocytic nevi increases the risk for the development of cutaneous melanoma...
  77. ncbi request reprint Lung cancer risk in white and black Americans
    Steven D Stellman
    American Health Foundation, One Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:294-302. 2003
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous melanin density of Caucasians measured by spectrophotometry and risk of malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 155:614-21. 2002
    ..The authors conclude that, particularly for men, cutaneous melanin density at the upper inner arm is a strong predictor of risk of skin cancer...
  79. ncbi request reprint Could BRAF mutations in melanocytic lesions arise from DNA damage induced by ultraviolet radiation?
    Nancy E Thomas
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1693-6. 2006
    ..We propose a mechanism for their origin, taking into consideration melanocytic-specific BRAF tandem mutations, nearby potential pyrimidine dimer sites, the properties of specialized DNA polymerases, and biological selection...
  80. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric factors and risk of melanoma in women: a pooled analysis
    Catherine M Olsen
    Cancer and Population Studies Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Int J Cancer 122:1100-8. 2008
    ..In aggregate, data from these studies suggest that greater height and weight gain may be risk factors for cutaneous melanoma in women...
  81. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic support for melanoma heterogeneity using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
    Anne M Lachiewicz
    J Invest Dermatol 128:243-5. 2008
  82. doi request reprint UV or not UV: metals are the answer
    Frank L Meyskens
    Department of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92668, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:268-70. 2008
  83. doi request reprint Epidemiologic support for melanoma heterogeneity using the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results program
    Anne M Lachiewicz
    J Invest Dermatol 128:1340-2. 2008
  84. ncbi request reprint Number of nevi and early-life ambient UV exposure are associated with BRAF-mutant melanoma
    Nancy E Thomas
    Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:991-7. 2007
    ..The association of BRAF mutations with early-life UV exposure provides evidence in support of childhood sun protection for melanoma prevention...
  85. pmc Hypomorphic mutations in the gene encoding a key Fanconi anemia protein, FANCD2, sustain a significant group of FA-D2 patients with severe phenotype
    Reinhard Kalb
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Am J Hum Genet 80:895-910. 2007
    ..Although hypomorphic mutations arie involved, clinically, these patients have a relatively severe form of FA...
  86. ncbi request reprint Ambient UVB and melanoma risk in the United States: a case-control analysis
    C Suzanne Lea
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:447-53. 2007
    ..This study assessed cumulative UVB using a ground-based measurement instrument to estimate the association between UVB and melanoma...
  87. ncbi request reprint Ambient UV, personal sun exposure and risk of multiple primary melanomas
    Anne Kricker
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, NSW, 2006, Australia, and Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 18:295-304. 2007
    ..Sun exposure is the main cause of melanoma in populations of European origin. No previous study has examined the effect of sun exposure on risk of multiple primary melanomas compared with people who have one melanoma...
  88. ncbi request reprint Evaluating early detection in the diagnosis of melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Arch Dermatol 142:1485-6. 2006
  89. doi request reprint Survival differences between patients with scalp or neck melanoma and those with melanoma of other sites in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program
    Anne M Lachiewicz
    Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 3100 Thurston Bowles Bldg, Manning Drive, CB No 7287, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7287, USA
    Arch Dermatol 144:515-21. 2008
    ..To compare the prognosis of patients with scalp or neck (scalp/neck) melanomas with that of patients with melanomas at other sites in a large, population-based national data set controlling for known prognostic factors...
  90. ncbi request reprint Atypical cellular blue nevi (cellular blue nevi with atypical features): lack of consensus for diagnosis and distinction from cellular blue nevi and malignant melanoma ("malignant blue nevus")
    Raymond L Barnhill
    Department of Dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 32:36-44. 2008
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint Roadmap for new opportunities in melanoma research
    Meenhard Herlyn
    Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Semin Oncol 34:566-76. 2007
    ..This group provides recommendations for both short- and long-term strategies that build on research strengths and opportunities established by the many members of the research community...
  92. ncbi request reprint Measuring DNA repair capacity: small steps
    Marianne Berwick
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:84-5. 2005
  93. pmc Melanoma early detection with thorough skin self-examination: the "Check It Out" randomized trial
    Martin A Weinstock
    Dermatoepidemiology Unit, VA Medical Center Providence, Brown University, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:517-24. 2007
    ..Monthly thorough skin self-examination (TSSE) is an important practice for early melanoma detection that is performed by a small minority of the population...
  94. ncbi request reprint The population dynamics of cancer: a Darwinian perspective
    Paolo Vineis
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, W2 1PG, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1151-9. 2006
    ....
  95. pmc Melanoma: is more diagnosis better?
    Marianne Berwick
    J Gen Intern Med 21:800. 2006

Research Grants13

  1. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..2. Determine whether functional polymorphic variants in the vitamin D receptor affect survival from melanoma. 3. Investigate the interaction of lifetime solar exposure and polymorphisms in VDR and its effect on survival. ..
  2. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Analyses will be undertaken to evaluate the role of Fanconi anemia heterozygosity for cancer. If carriers are found to be at increased risk, this information can be used to target individuals for cancer prevention strategies. ..
  3. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..2. Determine whether functional polymorphic variants in the vitamin D receptor affect survival from melanoma. 3. Investigate the interaction of lifetime solar exposure and polymorphisms in VDR and its effect on survival. ..
  4. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..2. Determine whether functional polymorphic variants in the vitamin D receptor affect survival from melanoma. 3. Investigate the interaction of lifetime solar exposure and polymorphisms in VDR and its effect on survival. ..
  5. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2. Determine whether functional polymorphic variants in the vitamin D receptor affect survival from melanoma. 3. Investigate the interaction of lifetime solar exposure and polymorphisms in VDR and its effect on survival. ..
  6. Solar Exposure and Melanoma Survival
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..2. Determine whether functional polymorphic variants in the vitamin D receptor affect survival from melanoma. 3. Investigate the interaction of lifetime solar exposure and polymorphisms in VDR and its effect on survival. ..
  7. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Analyses will be undertaken to evaluate the role of Fanconi anemia heterozygosity for cancer. If carriers are found to be at increased risk, this information can be used to target individuals for cancer prevention strategies. ..
  8. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Analyses will be undertaken to evaluate the role of Fanconi anemia heterozygosity for cancer. If carriers are found to be at increased risk, this information can be used to target individuals for cancer prevention strategies. ..
  9. A MODEL FOR GENETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY: MELANOMA
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..It has substantial potential for application to other areas of cancer susceptibility. ..
  10. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Analyses will be undertaken to evaluate the role of Fanconi anemia heterozygosity for cancer. If carriers are found to be at increased risk, this information can be used to target individuals for cancer prevention strategies. ..
  11. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Analyses will be undertaken to evaluate the role of Fanconi anemia heterozygosity for cancer. If carriers are found to be at increased risk, this information can be used to target individuals for cancer prevention strategies. ..
  12. The Risk of Cancer in Fanconi Anemia Heterozygotes
    Marianne Berwick; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Analyses will be undertaken to evaluate the role of Fanconi anemia heterozygosity for cancer. If carriers are found to be at increased risk, this information can be used to target individuals for cancer prevention strategies. ..