J A Ross

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Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cigarette smoking in pregnant women participating in the special supplemental nutrition programme for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:246-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Prescription medication use during pregnancy and risk of infant leukemia (United States)
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:447-51. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Looking for leukemia clues in of all places....meconium!
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:607-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic susceptibility and body mass in childhood cancer survivors
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:731-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Recent report in the etiology of childhood cancer: 'greatest hits'
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 42:3-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Birth certificates--a best control scenario?
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, and Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:922-4; discussion 925. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in the leptin receptor gene and obesity in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3558-62. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of leukemia in children with Down syndrome
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 44:8-12. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy is not associated with an increased risk of leukemia (United States)
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:483-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetics and childhood cancer. Commentary on: inherited cancer in children: practical/ethical problems and challenges
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St S E, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Eur J Cancer 40:2471-2. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of cigarette smoking in pregnant women participating in the special supplemental nutrition programme for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:246-8. 2002
    ..These data suggest that some participants in WIC make a concerted effort to quit smoking when they find out they are pregnant, and are generally truthful when reporting their smoking habits during pregnancy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prescription medication use during pregnancy and risk of infant leukemia (United States)
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:447-51. 2003
    ..We explored whether maternal medication use during pregnancy may be an important etiologic area for investigation in studies of infant leukemia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Looking for leukemia clues in of all places....meconium!
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 49:607-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Genetic susceptibility and body mass in childhood cancer survivors
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 48:731-5. 2007
    ..The new Childhood Cancer Research Network in the Children's Oncology Group, when fully implemented, should make it less difficult in the future to recruit the large numbers of patients needed for such studies...
  5. ncbi request reprint Recent report in the etiology of childhood cancer: 'greatest hits'
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 42:3-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Birth certificates--a best control scenario?
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, and Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:922-4; discussion 925. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in the leptin receptor gene and obesity in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3558-62. 2004
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  8. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of leukemia in children with Down syndrome
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 44:8-12. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy is not associated with an increased risk of leukemia (United States)
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:483-8. 2005
    ..Since estrogen receptors are expressed on certain hematopoietic cells, it is possible that HRT use may also increase the risk of leukemia...
  10. ncbi request reprint Genetics and childhood cancer. Commentary on: inherited cancer in children: practical/ethical problems and challenges
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St S E, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Eur J Cancer 40:2471-2. 2004
  11. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and risk of leukemia in older women
    Julie A Ross
    University of Minnesota Cancer Center, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1810-3. 2004
    ..6). Given the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States, the population attributable risk of AML due to obesity could approach 30%...
  12. ncbi request reprint Periconceptional vitamin useand leukemia risk in children with Down syndrome: a Children's Oncology Group study
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 104:405-10. 2005
    ..Because children with Down syndrome (DS) experience a 20-fold higher risk of leukemia than the general population, the authors evaluated whether periconceptional vitamin supplementation reduced the risk of leukemia in children with DS...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cancer in the Minnesota Hmong population
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 5455, USA
    Cancer 97:3076-9. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to examine cancer incidence in this population, because it may indicate areas for targeted surveillance and intervention...
  14. ncbi request reprint Etiology of childhood cancer: recent reports
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 45:239-41. 2005
  15. ncbi request reprint Diet and risk of leukemia in the Iowa Women's Health Study
    Julie A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:777-81. 2002
    ..However, given that our study focused on older women from a defined geographical area, analyses of prospective studies in other populations are needed to confirm or refute these results...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dietary flavonoids: bioavailability, metabolic effects, and safety
    Julie A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 22:19-34. 2002
    ..Because there are many biological activities attributed to the flavonoids, some of which could be beneficial or detrimental depending on specific circumstances, further studies in both the laboratory and with populations are warranted...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prenatal epidemiology of pediatric tumors
    J A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Box 422, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 2:234-41. 2000
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  18. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms in children with myeloid leukemia: a Children's Cancer Group study
    S M Davies
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:563-6. 2000
    ..This may indicate an important role for exogenous carcinogens in the etiology of childhood AML...
  19. pmc Dietary flavonoid intake and risk of cancer in postmenopausal women: the Iowa Women's Health Study
    Gretchen J Cutler
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Int J Cancer 123:664-71. 2008
    ..93, 95% CI: 0.86-1.00). This study provides further support for a beneficial effect of flavonoid intake on lung cancer risk, especially among current and past smokers...
  20. pmc Maternal vitamin and iron supplementation and risk of infant leukaemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    A M Linabery
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Cancer 103:1724-8. 2010
    ..Prenatal supplementation has been inversely associated with childhood, but not with infant, leukaemia...
  21. pmc Maternal hemoglobin concentration during pregnancy and risk of infant leukaemia: a children's oncology group study
    A M Peters
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Cancer 95:1274-6. 2006
    ..In contrast to the positive association found in three studies between maternal anaemia during pregnancy and childhood leukaemia, no such association was found in infant leukaemia (odds ratio 0.85, 95% confidence interval 0.53-1.37)...
  22. pmc Maternal exposure to medical radiation and Wilms tumor in the offspring: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Ruchika Goel
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:957-63. 2009
    ..This study examined the association between pre-conception and in utero maternal medical radiation exposure and Wilms tumor, using data from a large population-based case-control study...
  23. ncbi request reprint Genetic polymorphisms in the Hmong population: implications for cancer etiology and survival
    William R Kiffmeyer
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Cancer Center, 420 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer 100:411-7. 2004
    ..The authors compared frequencies of common genetic polymorphisms believed to influence risk of malignancy to determine whether frequencies in the Hmong are different from those in other Asian populations and in white Minnesotans...
  24. pmc Fruit and vegetable consumption and its relation to markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in adolescents
    Erica M Holt
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:414-21. 2009
    ..Markers of inflammation and oxidative stress are predictors of coronary heart disease risk; however, it is unknown whether these markers are related to dietary flavonoid and antioxidant intake in youth...
  25. doi request reprint Periconceptional maternal vitamin supplementation and childhood leukaemia: an uncertainty analysis
    A M Jurek
    University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics, Mayo Mail Code 715, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:168-72. 2009
    ..48, 1.76). Recall of exposures, including maternal vitamin supplement use, however, may be difficult and subject to error. Epidemiologists are encouraged to quantitatively adjust for systematic error in study results, but often do not...
  26. pmc Childhood and maternal infections and risk of acute leukaemia in children with Down syndrome: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    K N Canfield
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Br J Cancer 91:1866-72. 2004
    ..This study offers support for the hypothesis that early-life infections may play a protective role in the aetiology of acute leukaemia in children with DS...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reproductive history, infertility treatment, and the risk of acute leukemia in children with down syndrome: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Susan E Puumala
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Cancer 110:2067-74. 2007
    ..There is mixed evidence for associations between reproductive history or infertility and acute leukemia among children without DS...
  28. pmc Seasonal variations in the diagnosis of childhood cancer in the United States
    J A Ross
    University of Minnesota Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Br J Cancer 81:549-53. 1999
    ..Although these data provide modest support for a summer peak in the diagnosis of childhood ALL, any underlying biological mechanisms that account for these seasonal patterns are likely complex and in need of more definitive studies...
  29. pmc Analgesic use during pregnancy and risk of infant leukaemia: a Children's Oncology Group study
    S Ognjanovic
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Cancer 104:532-6. 2011
    ..Infant leukaemia is likely initiated in utero...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pet ownership and childhood acute leukemia (USA and Canada)
    A R Swensen
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 12:301-3. 2001
    ..Additionally, no relationship was found between exposure to an ill pet and childhood leukemia. CONCLUSION: The results of this analysis suggest that pet ownership (healthy or sick) is unrelated to an increased risk of childhood leukemia...
  31. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric characteristics and risk of multiple myeloma
    Cindy K Blair
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Epidemiology 16:691-4. 2005
    ..Few studies have examined obesity and risk for multiple myeloma, and the results are inconsistent. Laboratory evidence suggests mechanisms through which obesity could influence carcinogenesis of this hematopoietic malignancy...
  32. pmc The association between atopy and childhood/adolescent leukemia: a meta-analysis
    Amy M Linabery
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:749-64. 2010
    ..These results should be interpreted cautiously given the modest number of studies, substantial heterogeneity, and potential exposure misclassification but are useful in designing future research...
  33. pmc Paediatric germ cell tumours and congenital abnormalities: a Children's Oncology Group study
    K J Johnson
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Cancer 101:518-21. 2009
    ..RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Germ cell tumours were significantly associated with cryptorchidism in males (OR=10.8, 95% CI: 2.1-55.1), but not with any other specific CA in either sex...
  34. ncbi request reprint Hepatoblastoma incidence in the United States from 1973 to 1992
    J A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Med Pediatr Oncol 30:141-2. 1998
    ..There is recent evidence to suggest that extremely low birth weight is associated with the occurrence of hepatoblastoma...
  35. ncbi request reprint Maternal diet and infant leukemia: the DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor hypothesis: a report from the children's oncology group
    Logan G Spector
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:651-5. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that maternal consumption of dietary DNAt2 inhibitors during pregnancy would increase the risk of infant leukemia, particularly AML(MLL+)...
  36. pmc Trends in childhood rhabdomyosarcoma incidence and survival in the United States, 1975-2005
    Simona Ognjanovic
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 115:4218-26. 2009
    ..The authors of this report evaluated incidence and survival trends by RMS demographic subgroups to inform future etiologic hypotheses...
  37. ncbi request reprint Estrogen replacement therapy and ovarian cancer
    Aaron R Folsom
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota55454 1015, USA
    Epidemiology 15:100-4. 2004
    ..However, several subsequent studies have suggested that long-term ERT could increase ovarian cancer risk...
  38. ncbi request reprint Birth characteristics, maternal reproductive history, and the risk of infant leukemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Logan G Spector
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, MMC 715, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:128-34. 2007
    ..Other variables of interest were not notably associated with infant leukemia regardless of MLL status. This investigation further supports the contention that molecularly defined subtypes of infant leukemia have separate etiologies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Detection of cotinine in newborn dried blood spots
    Logan G Spector
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street, Southeast, MMC 715, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1902-5. 2007
    ..These results suggest that DBS analysis may identify infants of women who smoke throughout pregnancy...
  40. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase genotypes, genetic susceptibility, and outcome of therapy in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Stella M Davies
    Children s Oncology Group, Arcadia, CA 91066 6012, USA
    Blood 100:67-71. 2002
    ..These data, representing a larger series than any reported previously, suggest that GST genotype does not affect etiology or outcome of childhood ALL...
  41. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of nationwide birth registry control selection in the United States
    Logan G Spector
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:852-6. 2007
    ..These results suggest that birth registries may be used to select controls for studies of rare childhood diseases on a national scale...
  42. pmc Maternal health conditions during pregnancy and acute leukemia in children with Down syndrome: A Children's Oncology Group study
    Simona Ognjanovic
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 52:602-8. 2009
    ..We examined whether maternal infections and health conditions during pregnancy were associated with acute leukemia in children with DS...
  43. ncbi request reprint Trends in childhood cancer incidence in the U.S. (1992-2004)
    Amy M Linabery
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 112:416-32. 2008
    ..S. overall and among demographic subgroups, including Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics, for whom to the authors' knowledge trends have not been previously examined...
  44. pmc Parental and infant characteristics and childhood leukemia in Minnesota
    Kimberly J Johnson
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    BMC Pediatr 8:7. 2008
    ..Translocations present in neonatal blood spots and the young age peak of diagnosis suggest that early-life factors are involved in childhood leukemia etiology...
  45. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer etiology: recent reports
    Stella M Davies
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Med Pediatr Oncol 40:35-8. 2003
  46. doi request reprint Host factors and consequence of chemotherapy in pediatric cancer patients
    L aurelle A Johnson
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 51:320-6. 2008
    ..This review will focus on these factors in the treatment of childhood ALL...
  47. ncbi request reprint Child and maternal household chemical exposure and the risk of acute leukemia in children with Down's syndrome: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Lucy E Alderton
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, 55455, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:212-21. 2006
    ..0. This exploratory study suggests that household chemical exposure may play a role in the development of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children with Down's syndrome...
  48. pmc Family history of cancer and malignant germ cell tumors in children: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Jenny N Poynter
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:181-9. 2010
    ..46, 95% CI 0.22-0.96). These sex and cancer site specific associations should be confirmed in additional studies as they may provide clues to the etiology of pediatric GCT...
  49. doi request reprint Trends in incidence and survival of pediatric and adolescent patients with germ cell tumors in the United States, 1975 to 2006
    Jenny N Poynter
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 116:4882-91. 2010
    ..To the authors' knowledge, few studies to date have evaluated trends in pediatric GCTs. Results from these analyses may provide clues to the etiology of GCTs...
  50. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer following neonatal oxygen supplementation
    Logan G Spector
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 54555, USA
    J Pediatr 147:27-31. 2005
    ..To evaluate the relationship between neonatal oxygen supplementation (O2) and childhood cancer in the Collaborative Perinatal Project (CPP)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms and outcome of chemotherapy in childhood acute myeloid leukemia
    S M Davies
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    J Clin Oncol 19:1279-87. 2001
    ..Because glutathione S-transferases may be involved in the metabolism of chemotherapy drugs, we hypothesized that presence or absence of the genes may influence the outcome of treatment for childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Maternal diet and infant leukemia: a role for DNA topoisomerase II inhibitors?
    J A Ross
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Int J Cancer Suppl 11:26-8. 1998
    ..The assay to screen environmental agents that inhibit DNA topo 2 has been established and new inhibitors are being identified routinely...
  53. pmc Vitamin supplement use among children with Down's syndrome and risk of leukaemia: a Children's Oncology Group (COG) study
    Cindy K Blair
    University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:288-95. 2008
    ..Future research should include larger sample sizes as well as a full assessment of diet including vitamin supplementation to adequately examine the relation between nutritional status and childhood leukaemia...
  54. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric variables, physical activity, and incidence of ovarian cancer: The Iowa Women's Health Study
    Jeffrey P Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Cancer 100:1515-21. 2004
    ..The objective of the current study was to extend investigation of potential associations in the Iowa Women's Health Study cohort...
  55. pmc Childhood and adolescent cancer survival in the US by race and ethnicity for the diagnostic period 1975-1999
    Amy M Linabery
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 113:2575-96. 2008
    ..These results extend those provided by the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program in their detail and interpretation...
  56. pmc Comparability and representativeness of control groups in a case-control study of infant leukemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Susan E Puumala
    Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:379-87. 2009
    ..3,317 g). Finally, participating BC mothers were likely to be older and to have more education than nonparticipants. Thus, the study's control groups were comparable but differed from the population of interest...
  57. pmc Glutathione S-transferase A1 genetic variants reduce busulfan clearance in children undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation
    L aurelle Johnson
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 48:1052-62. 2008
    ..Larger, prospective studies are needed to confirm these findings...
  58. ncbi request reprint Trends in leukemia incidence and survival in the United States (1973-1998)
    Yang Xie
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer 97:2229-35. 2003
    ..Although the overall incidence of leukemia has been declining in the United States, recent reports suggest that incidence rates may be increasing for certain age and racial groups...
  59. pmc Childhood cancer in the offspring born in 1921-1984 to US radiologic technologists
    K J Johnson
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Br J Cancer 99:545-50. 2008
    ..8 (95% CI 0.7-4.6). In conclusion, we found no convincing evidence of an increased risk of childhood cancer in the offspring of RTs in association with parental occupational radiation exposure...
  60. pmc H19 and IGF-2 allele-specific expression in hepatoblastoma
    J A Ross
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, USA
    Br J Cancer 82:753-6. 2000
    ..All informative tumours demonstrated monoallelic expression of H19. In contrast, variable patterns of allele-specific expression of IGF-2 were seen in tumours from children of different ages...
  61. pmc Pediatric germ cell tumors and maternal vitamin supplementation: a Children's Oncology Group study
    Kimberly J Johnson
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2661-4. 2009
    ....
  62. pmc Congenital abnormalities and acute leukemia among children with Down syndrome: a Children's Oncology Group study
    Amy M Linabery
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:2572-7. 2008
    ..23; 95% CI, 0.71-2.13; OR(ALL), 1.12; 95% CI, 0.60-2.09; OR(AML), 1.60; 95% CI, 0.66-3.86), suggesting congenital malformations do not confer additional risk of leukemia beyond the risk attributable to trisomy 21 in this population...
  63. pmc Infant leukemia and congenital abnormalities: a Children's Oncology Group study
    Kimberly J Johnson
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 55:95-9. 2010
    ..Differences in survival and the molecular characteristics of leukemia in infants versus older children suggest a distinct etiology, likely involving prenatal factors...
  64. pmc Infant leukemia and parental infertility or its treatment: a Children's Oncology Group report
    Susan E Puumala
    Division of Epidemiology Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:1561-8. 2010
    ..Parental infertility and infertility treatment have been studied with regard to childhood cancer in general, but rarely in individual cancer subtypes...
  65. ncbi request reprint Positive association of farm or rural residence with acute myeloid leukemia incidence in a cohort of older women
    Penny J Sinner
    University of Minnesota Cancer Center, MMC 422, 420 Delaware Street Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2446-8. 2005
    ..33-4.26) to develop AML compared with women who lived in a city with a population of >10,000 people. These results provide evidence that women who live on farms or rural areas are at an increased risk of AML...
  66. ncbi request reprint History of allergy and reduced incidence of colorectal cancer, Iowa Women's Health Study
    Anna E Prizment
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2357-62. 2007
    ..63 to 0.78 across these end points). Allergy history, which may reflect enhanced immunosurveillance, is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer...
  67. ncbi request reprint Mutational spectrum of beta-catenin, AXIN1, and AXIN2 in hepatocellular carcinomas and hepatoblastomas
    Ken Taniguchi
    Division of Experimental Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, MN 55905, USA
    Oncogene 21:4863-71. 2002
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Exposure to medical test irradiation and acute leukemia among children with Down syndrome: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Amy M Linabery
    Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1499-508. 2006
    ..We explored the association between medical test irradiation, a postulated leukemogenic agent, and acute leukemia among children with Down syndrome...
  69. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer and birthmarks in the Collaborative Perinatal Project
    Kimberly J Johnson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e1088-93. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and risk of adult leukemia
    Christine M Kasum
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:534-7. 2003
    ..Although preliminary, the notable differences observed in leukemia risk between aspirin and nonaspirin NSAID use warrant further investigation...
  71. ncbi request reprint BERing the burden of risk
    Julie A Ross
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2064-5. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint A pooled analysis of 12 cohort studies of dietary fat, cholesterol and egg intake and ovarian cancer
    Jeanine M Genkinger
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:273-85. 2006
    ..Results for histologic subtypes were similar. Overall, fat, cholesterol and egg intakes were not associated with ovarian cancer risk. The positive association for saturated fat intake at very high intakes merits further investigation...
  73. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer and body mass: when is it ok to be too little, too big, or just right?
    Julie A Ross
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:560-1. 2005
  74. ncbi request reprint Pediatric cancer in the United States: the Children's Oncology Group Epidemiology Research Program
    Julie A Ross
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1552-4. 2004
  75. ncbi request reprint Hepatoblastoma and low birth weight
    Logan G Spector
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 43:706. 2004
  76. ncbi request reprint XPD Lys751Gln polymorphism in the etiology and outcome of childhood acute myeloid leukemia: a Children's Oncology Group report
    Parinda A Mehta
    Cincinnati Children s Hospital and Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
    Blood 107:39-45. 2006
    ..These data, representing the only data in pediatric AML, suggest that XPD genotype does not affect the etiology or outcome of childhood AML...
  77. ncbi request reprint Parental marijuana use and risk of childhood acute myeloid leukaemia: a report from the Children's Cancer Group (United States and Canada)
    Katrina F Trivers
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:110-8. 2006
    ..The decreased ORs observed in this study may be due to recall bias assuming plausibly low values of sensitivity...
  78. ncbi request reprint Parental exposure to medications and hydrocarbons and ras mutations in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Xiao Ou Shu
    Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center and Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1230-5. 2004
    ..8, 95% CI 1.0-1.3) were associated with N-ras mutations. This study suggests that parental exposure to specific chemicals may be associated with distinct ras mutations in children who develop ALL...
  79. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding and Wilms tumor: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Stephanie Saddlemire
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:687-93. 2006
    ..We investigated the association between breast-feeding and Wilms tumor, a childhood kidney tumor...
  80. pmc Height, body mass index, and ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 12 cohort studies
    Leo J Schouten
    Department of Epidemiology, GROW School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:902-12. 2008
    ..Although many studies have investigated the association between anthropometry and ovarian cancer risk, results have been inconsistent...
  81. pmc Household pesticides and the risk of Wilms tumor
    Maureen A Cooney
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:134-7. 2007
    ..Previous epidemiologic studies have suggested that exposure to pesticides in utero and during early childhood may increase the risk for development of childhood cancer, including Wilms tumor, a childhood kidney tumor...
  82. ncbi request reprint Bias in studies of parental self-reported occupational exposure and childhood cancer
    Joachim Schüz
    Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics IMBEI, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany
    Am J Epidemiol 158:710-6. 2003
    ..However, because future case-control studies will at least partially rely on questionnaire data, improvements including probing questions, better interview techniques, and validation studies are indicated...
  83. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in response rates for controls selected by random digit dialing in childhood cancer studies: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Greta R Bunin
    Division of Oncology, Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:109-16. 2007
    ..4% per year (95% CI: -2.7, -2.0; p < 0.001). The current low response rates for RDD indicate a substantial potential for selection bias and a need to seek alternative sources of controls...
  84. ncbi request reprint Intake of the major carotenoids and the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in a pooled analysis of 10 cohort studies
    Anita Koushik
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2148-54. 2006
    ..These results suggest that consumption of the major carotenoids during adulthood does not play a major role in the incidence of ovarian cancer...
  85. ncbi request reprint High birthweight and cancer: evidence and implications
    Julie A Ross
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1-2. 2006
  86. ncbi request reprint Infant leukemia: finding the needle in the haystack
    Logan G Spector
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2331. 2006
  87. pmc Ethnicity and survival in childhood acute myeloid leukemia: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Richard Aplenc
    Pediatric Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Blood 108:74-80. 2006
    ..Fewer black children than expected had an available family marrow donor...
  88. ncbi request reprint Childhood cancer research network: a North American Pediatric Cancer Registry
    Jeanne R Steele
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1241-2. 2006
  89. doi request reprint Ontogeny of gene expression: a changing environment for malignancy
    Logan G Spector
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:1021-3. 2008