Victoria K Cortessis

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Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Repeated assessment by high-throughput assay demonstrates that sperm DNA methylation levels are highly reproducible
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Fertil Steril 96:1325-30. 2011
  2. ncbi A case-control study of cyclin D1 CCND1 870A-->G polymorphism and bladder cancer
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, MC 9175, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Carcinogenesis 24:1645-50. 2003
  3. pmc Risk of urinary bladder cancer is associated with 8q24 variant rs9642880[T] in multiple racial/ethnic groups: results from the Los Angeles-Shanghai case-control study
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Ave, MC 9175, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:3150-6. 2010
  4. pmc Sequence variant on 3q28 and urinary bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles-Shanghai bladder case-control study
    Mariana C Stern
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3057-61. 2009
  5. pmc Hypertension, diuretics and antihypertensives in relation to bladder cancer
    Xuejuan Jiang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:1964-71. 2010
  6. pmc Genetic variations on chromosomes 5p15 and 15q25 and bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles-Shanghai bladder case-control study
    Manuela Gago-Dominguez
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
    Carcinogenesis 32:197-202. 2011
  7. pmc Cigarette smoking and subtypes of bladder cancer
    Xuejuan Jiang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Cancer 130:896-901. 2012
  8. pmc Heterogenous effect of androgen receptor CAG tract length on testicular germ cell tumor risk: shorter repeats associated with seminoma but not other histologic types
    Carol A Davis-Dao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Carcinogenesis 32:1238-43. 2011
  9. doi Water intake and bladder cancer risk in Los Angeles County
    Xuejuan Jiang
    USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:1649-56. 2008
  10. pmc Combination of molecular alterations and smoking intensity predicts bladder cancer outcome: a report from the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program
    Anirban P Mitra
    Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 119:756-65. 2013

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Publications28

  1. pmc Repeated assessment by high-throughput assay demonstrates that sperm DNA methylation levels are highly reproducible
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    Fertil Steril 96:1325-30. 2011
    ..To assess reliability of a high-throughput assay of sperm DNA methylation...
  2. ncbi A case-control study of cyclin D1 CCND1 870A-->G polymorphism and bladder cancer
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, MC 9175, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Carcinogenesis 24:1645-50. 2003
    ..90, 95% confidence interval 0.60-1.33). The null association was not appreciably modified by bladder cancer risk factors, including lifetime smoking history, or by histopathologic classification...
  3. pmc Risk of urinary bladder cancer is associated with 8q24 variant rs9642880[T] in multiple racial/ethnic groups: results from the Los Angeles-Shanghai case-control study
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Ave, MC 9175, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:3150-6. 2010
    ..Recent genome-wide association studies of urinary bladder cancer report risk to be associated with the T allele of rs9642880 on 8q24 among individuals of European descent...
  4. pmc Sequence variant on 3q28 and urinary bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles-Shanghai bladder case-control study
    Mariana C Stern
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3057-61. 2009
    ..045). Our results suggest that a TP63 gene variant may increase susceptibility for the development of urinary bladder tumors with low risk of progression...
  5. pmc Hypertension, diuretics and antihypertensives in relation to bladder cancer
    Xuejuan Jiang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:1964-71. 2010
    ..7 pg/g Hb) compared with individuals without hypertension (79.8 pg/g Hb) (P = 0.009). In conclusion, untreated hypertension was associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer...
  6. pmc Genetic variations on chromosomes 5p15 and 15q25 and bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles-Shanghai bladder case-control study
    Manuela Gago-Dominguez
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
    Carcinogenesis 32:197-202. 2011
    ..26; 95% CI, 1.04-1.54; P = 0.017). Our results support 5p15 and 15q25 as susceptibility regions for bladder cancer risk...
  7. pmc Cigarette smoking and subtypes of bladder cancer
    Xuejuan Jiang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Cancer 130:896-901. 2012
    ..Our results indicate that cigarette smoking was more strongly associated with increased risk of invasive bladder cancer than with low-grade superficial bladder cancer...
  8. pmc Heterogenous effect of androgen receptor CAG tract length on testicular germ cell tumor risk: shorter repeats associated with seminoma but not other histologic types
    Carol A Davis-Dao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Carcinogenesis 32:1238-43. 2011
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  9. doi Water intake and bladder cancer risk in Los Angeles County
    Xuejuan Jiang
    USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:1649-56. 2008
    ..Similarly, the protection from water intake was confined to women who did not experience nocturia and to men who did. Results from our study suggest that water intake may be associated with a slight reduction in bladder cancer risk...
  10. pmc Combination of molecular alterations and smoking intensity predicts bladder cancer outcome: a report from the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program
    Anirban P Mitra
    Department of Pathology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 119:756-65. 2013
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  11. doi Shorter androgen receptor CAG repeat lengths associated with cryptorchidism risk among Hispanic white boys
    Carol Davis-Dao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, MC 9175, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E393-9. 2012
    ..Androgens are essential for testicular descent, and functional genetic polymorphisms in the androgen receptor gene (AR) are postulated to influence cryptorchidism risk...
  12. pmc Widespread epigenetic abnormalities suggest a broad DNA methylation erasure defect in abnormal human sperm
    Sahar Houshdaran
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 2:e1289. 2007
    ..Incomplete reprogramming of the male germ line could, in theory, result in both altered sperm DNA methylation and compromised spermatogenesis...
  13. doi Dietary sources of N-nitroso compounds and bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles bladder cancer study
    Chelsea E Catsburg
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Int J Cancer 134:125-35. 2014
    ..In addition, any effect of consuming these meats may be greater when accompanied by high nitrate intake. ..
  14. pmc Environmental epigenetics: prospects for studying epigenetic mediation of exposure-response relationships
    Victoria K Cortessis
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Hum Genet 131:1565-89. 2012
    ..We discuss some of the challenges in studying epigenetic mediation of pathogenesis and describe some unique opportunities for exploring these phenomena...
  15. pmc Lower risk in parous women suggests that hormonal factors are important in bladder cancer etiology
    Carol A Davis-Dao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1156-70. 2011
    ..Our objective was to determine whether hormonal and reproductive factors are involved in female bladder cancer...
  16. pmc Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, smoking, and bladder cancer risk: findings from the international consortium of bladder cancer
    Mariana C Stern
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Cancer Res 69:6857-64. 2009
    ..002) and was strongest for the highest levels of smoking dose and smoking duration. Overall, our study provides the strongest evidence to date for a role of common variants in DNA repair genes in bladder carcinogenesis...
  17. pmc Cryptorchidism and testicular germ cell tumors: comprehensive meta-analysis reveals that association between these conditions diminished over time and is modified by clinical characteristics
    Kimberly Banks
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, USA City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte, CA, USA St Joseph Hospital Orange, CA, USA
    Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 3:182. 2012
    ..Based on available data, CO patients and their parents or caregivers should be made aware of elevated TGCT risk following orchidopexy, regardless of age at repair, unilateral vs. bilateral non-descent, or position of undescended testes...
  18. ncbi Alcohol consumption and risk of bladder cancer in Los Angeles County
    Xuejuan Jiang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Int J Cancer 121:839-45. 2007
    ..Alcohol consumption was strongly associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer. The effect was modified by the type of alcoholic beverage, cigarette smoking and frequency of urination...
  19. pmc RUNX3 methylation reveals that bladder tumors are older in patients with a history of smoking
    Erika M Wolff
    Department of Urology, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
    Cancer Res 68:6208-14. 2008
    ..Because RUNX3 methylation is acquired early on in tumorigenesis, then its detection in biopsy or urine specimens could provide a marker to screen cigarette smokers long before any symptoms of bladder cancer are present...
  20. ncbi A molecular/epidemiologic analysis of expression of cyclooxygenases 1 and 2, use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and risk of colorectal adenoma
    Robert W Haile
    USC Norris Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Ave, Suite 4455, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Clin Colorectal Cancer 4:390-5. 2005
    ..The results suggest that at least part of the protective effect of NSAIDs on the risk of colorectal adenoma involves a COX-mediated pathway...
  21. pmc Testicular germ cell tumor susceptibility associated with the UCK2 locus on chromosome 1q23
    Fredrick R Schumacher
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 22:2748-53. 2013
    ..3 × 10(-3)). Here, we provide substantial evidence for the association between UCK2 genetic variation and TGCT risk...
  22. pmc Population-based case-control study of recreational drug use and testis cancer risk confirms an association between marijuana use and nonseminoma risk
    John Charles A Lacson
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
    Cancer 118:5374-83. 2012
    ..Here, the authors evaluate the relation between TGCTs and exposure to marijuana and other recreational drugs using a population-based case-control study...
  23. pmc A genome-wide meta-analysis of nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma identifies risk loci at 6p21.32
    Wendy Cozen
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Blood 119:469-75. 2012
    ..In a separate analysis, the DRB1*0701 allele was associated with a decreased risk of NSHL (OR = 0.5, 95% confidence interval = 0.4, 0.7). These data support the importance of the HLA class II region in NSHL etiology...
  24. ncbi Male infertility and variation in CAG repeat length in the androgen receptor gene: a meta-analysis
    Carol A Davis-Dao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, MC 9175, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4319-26. 2007
    ..Many studies have investigated the association between male infertility and trinucleotide repeat polymorphisms in the androgen receptor (AR) gene, but no comprehensive meta-analysis of all published studies has been conducted...
  25. doi Effect of cervicitis on visual inspection with acetic acid
    Carol A Davis-Dao
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 12:282-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether the presence of cervicitis influenced the accuracy of visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA)...
  26. ncbi Meat intake, cooking-related mutagens and risk of colorectal adenoma in a sigmoidoscopy-based case-control study
    Marc J Gunter
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, NIH, EPS, 6120 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Carcinogenesis 26:637-42. 2005
    ..49 (95% CI, 0.28-0.85)]. We did not identify any association with consumption of individual HCAs and colorectal adenoma risk. These results support the hypothesis that BP contributes to colorectal carcinogenesis...
  27. ncbi Mutation analysis of INSL3 and GREAT/LGR8 genes in familial cryptorchidism
    Shu Feng
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Urology 64:1032-6. 2004
    ..Most patients studied to date are presumed to have had sporadic cryptorchidism. We postulated that any genotypic variants predisposing to cryptorchidism would be more prevalent among patients with familial cryptorchidism...
  28. doi Re: Prepubertal orchiopexy for cryptorchidism may be associated with lower risk of testicular cancer
    Ellenie Tuazon
    J Urol 180:783-4; author reply 784-5. 2008