Zuo Feng Zhang

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Joint association of polymorphism of the FGFR4 gene and mutation TP53 gene with bladder cancer prognosis
    Y C Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Br J Cancer 95:1455-8. 2006
  2. pmc Prevalence and clustering of metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes among Chinese adults in Shanghai, China
    He Xu
    Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    BMC Public Health 10:683. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection on the risk of stomach cancer and chronic atrophic gastritis
    Z F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 23:357-67. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Marijuana use and increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
    Z F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:1071-8. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoking, mutagen sensitivity, and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Z F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:1043-9. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Dietary boron intake and prostate cancer risk
    Yan Cui
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Oncol Rep 11:887-92. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of Xeroderma Pigmentosum group G and the risk of lung cancer and squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, larynx and esophagus
    Yan Cui
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Int J Cancer 118:714-20. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Dietary selenium intake and genetic polymorphisms of the GSTP1 and p53 genes on the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
    Lin Cai
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, 650 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:294-300. 2006
  9. pmc Associations between NBS1 polymorphisms, haplotypes and smoking-related cancers
    Sungshim L Park
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, 650 Charles E Young Drive, South, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:1264-71. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Green tea extract modulates actin remodeling via Rho activity in an in vitro multistep carcinogenic model
    Qing Yi Lu
    Center for Human Nutrition, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:1675-83. 2005

Research Grants

  1. MARIJUANA USE AND THE RISKS OF LUNG AND OTHER CANCERS
    Zuo Feng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Molecular Epidemiology and Gene-Environment Interaction
    Zuo Feng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Cancer Epidemiology Training Program
    Zuo Feng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications80

  1. pmc Joint association of polymorphism of the FGFR4 gene and mutation TP53 gene with bladder cancer prognosis
    Y C Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Br J Cancer 95:1455-8. 2006
    ..Neither the polymorphism nor TP53 mutation status was an independent predictor of prognosis, but they might act jointly on the disease-specific survival of patients...
  2. pmc Prevalence and clustering of metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes among Chinese adults in Shanghai, China
    He Xu
    Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
    BMC Public Health 10:683. 2010
    ..Type 2 diabetes is becoming an epidemic in China. To evaluate the prevalence, clustering of metabolic risk factors and their impact on type 2 diabetes, we conducted a population-based study in Shanghai, China's largest metropolitan area...
  3. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection on the risk of stomach cancer and chronic atrophic gastritis
    Z F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 23:357-67. 1999
    ..pylori infection in high-risk populations...
  4. ncbi request reprint Marijuana use and increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
    Z F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:1071-8. 1999
    ..The results need to be interpreted with some caution in drawing causal inferences because of certain methodological limitations, especially with regard to interactions...
  5. ncbi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoking, mutagen sensitivity, and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Z F Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:1043-9. 2000
    ..Our results need to be interpreted with caution because of potential residual confounding effects of active tobacco smoking and other methodological limitations. Future large-scale studies are warranted to confirm our findings...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dietary boron intake and prostate cancer risk
    Yan Cui
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Oncol Rep 11:887-92. 2004
    ..0525). The observed association should be interpreted with caution because of the small case sample size and the nature of the cross-sectional study design, but deserve further investigation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Polymorphism of Xeroderma Pigmentosum group G and the risk of lung cancer and squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, larynx and esophagus
    Yan Cui
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Int J Cancer 118:714-20. 2006
    ..7, 38). In conclusion, our study suggests that the XPG Asp1104Asp genotype may be associated with decreased susceptibility to lung cancer and SCCOLE...
  8. ncbi request reprint Dietary selenium intake and genetic polymorphisms of the GSTP1 and p53 genes on the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
    Lin Cai
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, 650 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:294-300. 2006
    ..49-8.66 for smokers and 6.19; 95% CI, 1.83-20.9 for drinkers). Our study suggests that the effect of dietary selenium on the risk of ESCC may be modulated by tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking, and p53 Pro/Pro and GSTP1 Ile/Ile genotypes...
  9. pmc Associations between NBS1 polymorphisms, haplotypes and smoking-related cancers
    Sungshim L Park
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, 650 Charles E Young Drive, South, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:1264-71. 2010
    ..These hypotheses should be further examined in functional studies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Green tea extract modulates actin remodeling via Rho activity in an in vitro multistep carcinogenic model
    Qing Yi Lu
    Center for Human Nutrition, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:1675-83. 2005
    ..This study shows that GTE exerts an effect on cytoskeletal actin remodeling and provides further support for the use of GTE as a chemopreventive agent...
  11. pmc Associations between variants of the 8q24 chromosome and nine smoking-related cancer sites
    Sungshim Lani Park
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, 650 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3193-202. 2008
    ..Functional and large epidemiologic studies should be conducted to further investigate the association of 8q24 SNPs with smoking-related cancers...
  12. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms of 8 inflammation-related genes and their associations with smoking-related cancers
    Sam S Oh
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Cancer 127:2169-82. 2010
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on survival among HIV-infected men with Kaposi sarcoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma
    Henry K Tam
    School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Int J Cancer 98:916-22. 2002
    ..The use of HAART prolongs overall survival among HIV-positive men diagnosed with KS and NHL. HAART appears to be effective in improving survival even when initiated after the diagnosis of NHL and KS...
  14. pmc Genetic variants of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ are associated with gastric cancer
    Christie Jeon
    Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, SCCT 1S33, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:2881-6. 2013
    ..Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) are implicated in pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cancers of the digestive system...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor on actin remodeling in an in vitro bladder cancer carcinogenesis model
    YuSheng Jin
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Box 951732, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1732, USA
    Mol Cancer Ther 5:1754-63. 2006
    ..The findings provide evidence to support erlotinib-based bladder cancer chemoprevention and using actin remodeling as a marker for erlotinib-based intervention trials...
  16. ncbi request reprint Allium vegetables and stomach cancer risk in China
    Veronica Wendy Setiawan
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 6:387-95. 2005
    ..never) and risk of stomach cancer in Qingdao (OR=0.30; 95% CI: 0.12-0.77). Our results confirm protective effects of allium vegetables (especially garlic and onions) against stomach cancer...
  17. pmc Body mass index change in adulthood and lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers
    Heather P Tarleton
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Int J Cancer 131:1407-16. 2012
    ..The observed inverse associations between adulthood BMI gain and lung and UADT cancers indicate a potential role for body weight-related biological pathways in the development of lung and UADT cancers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of bladder cancer survival among Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian and Caucasian populations in the United States
    Mia Hashibe
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 4:267-73. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the bladder cancer survival rates of Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Hawaiians and Caucasians in the U.S. population...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic load and risk of colorectal cancer in the Women's Health Study
    Susan Higginbotham
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:229-33. 2004
    ..09, 95% CI = 1.13 to 3.87; P(trend) =.08) were also statistically significantly associated with increased risk. Thus, our data indicate that a diet with a high dietary glycemic load may increase the risk of colorectal cancer in women...
  20. pmc Cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoking and the risk of head and neck cancers: pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium
    Annah Wyss
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:679-90. 2013
    ..49, 95% CI: 2.58, 4.73) or exclusive pipe smoking (odds ratio = 3.71, 95% CI: 2.59, 5.33). These results suggest that cigar and pipe smoking are independently associated with increased risk of head and neck cancers. ..
  21. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, tobacco chewing, alcohol drinking and the risk of oral submucous fibrosis in Kerala, India
    Mia Hashibe
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:55-64. 2002
    ..In this study we investigated the association between BMI, smoking, drinking, and the risk of oral submucous fibrosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoking, GSTP1 polymorphism, and bladder carcinoma
    Wei Cao
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer 104:2400-8. 2005
    ..GSTP1 may play a role in detoxification of tobacco-related carcinogens...
  23. pmc Genetic variation at 8q24, family history of cancer, and upper gastrointestinal cancers in a Chinese population
    Heather P Tarleton
    Department of Health and Human Sciences, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Fam Cancer 13:45-56. 2014
    ..00; 95% CI 1.15-3.47). These findings suggest that inherited susceptibility to liver cancer may exist in the Taixing population and that variation at 8q24 might be a genetic component of that inherited susceptibility...
  24. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase P1 Ile105Val polymorphism, cigarette smoking and prostate cancer
    Gloria E Mao
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:368-74. 2004
    ..52 (95% CI: 1.07-19.17). To our knowledge, this is the first time that a potential effect modification by the GSTP1 Ile/Ile genotype on smoking and the risk of prostate cancer is suggested...
  25. pmc Green tea inhibits cycolooxygenase-2 in non-small cell lung cancer cells through the induction of Annexin-1
    Qing Yi Lu
    Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 427:725-30. 2012
    ..Our study may provide a new mechanism of GTE on the prevention of lung cancer and other diseases related to inflammation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Decreased retinoid X receptor-alpha protein expression in basal cells occurs in the early stage of human prostate cancer development
    Gloria E Mao
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:383-90. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that chemoprevention strategies with retinoids may be most effective if applied during the early stages of transformation...
  27. ncbi request reprint P53 Codon 72 polymorphisms: a case-control study of gastric cancer and potential interactions
    James Sul
    Clinical Instructor, Division of Digestive Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, 44 138 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1684, USA
    Cancer Lett 238:210-23. 2006
    ....
  28. pmc Recreational drug use and risk of Kaposi's sarcoma in HIV- and HHV-8-coinfected homosexual men
    Chun Chao
    Department of Epidemiology and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 650 Charles E Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:149-56. 2009
    ..46 (1.01-2.13)]. However, no clear dose-response relationship was observed. These findings do not support a biological association between use of these substances and KS development in HIV- and HHV-8-coinfected homosexual men...
  29. pmc Association of XRCC3 and XRCC4 gene polymorphisms, family history of cancer and tobacco smoking with non-small-cell lung cancer in a Chinese population: a case-control study
    Fei He
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China
    J Hum Genet 58:679-85. 2013
    ..This study suggests that SNPs of XRCC3 and XRCC4 and other environmental factors are risk factors for developing NSCLC in this Chinese Han population. ..
  30. ncbi request reprint Protective effects of plasma carotenoids on the risk of bladder cancer
    Rayjean J Hung
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Urol 176:1192-7. 2006
    ..We examined the associations between plasma micronutrients and bladder cancer risk, and evaluated the combined effects of carotenoid and cigarette smoke...
  31. ncbi request reprint Survival rates of invasive breast cancer among ethnic Chinese women born in East Asia and the United States
    Shu Chun Chuang
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 7:221-6. 2006
    ..The main purpose of this study is to explore the difference of breast cancer survival rates between the two populations and compare the survival rates to those of Caucasians born in the US...
  32. pmc Alcohol consumption and cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx from 1988 to 2009: an update
    Binh Y Goldstein
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Eur J Cancer Prev 19:431-65. 2010
    ..A large number of studies on joint exposure to alcohol and tobacco consumption show a greater than multiplicative synergistic effect...
  33. pmc A case-control study of the association of the polymorphisms and haplotypes of DNA ligase I with lung and upper-aerodigestive-tract cancers
    Yuan Chin Amy Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Int J Cancer 122:1630-8. 2008
    ..We observed weaker associations between the LIG1 haplotypes and UADT cancers. Our findings suggest the LIG1 haplotypes may affect the risk of lung and UADT cancers...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dietary flavonoid intake and lung cancer--a population-based case-control study
    Yan Cui
    Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 112:2241-8. 2008
    ..To investigate the associations between commonly consumed flavonoid compounds and lung cancer, the authors conducted a population-based case-control study of 558 lung cancer cases and a group of 837 controls...
  35. pmc Genetic variation in immune regulation and DNA repair pathways and stomach cancer in China
    Shehnaz K Hussain
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2304-9. 2009
    ..45; 95% CI, 0.20-1.04) were associated with reduced stomach cancer risk. In conclusion, PTGS2 and ERCC5 were associated with stomach cancer risk in a Chinese population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome p450 2E1 polymorphisms and the risk of gastric cardia cancer
    Lin Cai
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    World J Gastroenterol 11:1867-71. 2005
    ..In this hospital-based case-control study, we evaluate the relationship between genetic polymorphisms of CYP2E1 and the risk of GCC...
  37. ncbi request reprint Radiotherapy for primary thyroid cancer as a risk factor for second primary cancers
    Shu Chun Chuang
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 71 225 CHS, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer Lett 238:42-52. 2006
    ..Radiation therapy for adult patients with thyroid cancer might be associated with a reduced risk of second primary thyroid cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint Marijuana smoking and head and neck cancer
    Mia Hashibe
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 90095 1772, USA
    J Clin Pharmacol 42:103S-107S. 2002
    ..It will also be of interest to examine potential field cancerization of the upper aerodigestive tract by marijuana and to explore marijuana as a risk factor for oral premalignant lesions...
  39. doi request reprint A joint effect of new Western diet and retinoid X receptor α prostate-specific knockout with development of high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia in mice--a preliminary study
    Gloria E Mao
    Center for Human Nutrition, UCLA School of Public Health, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prostate 72:1052-9. 2012
    ..This study was to determine the effect of diet in RXRα knockout mice in developing high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (mPIN)...
  40. pmc Air pollution and case fatality of SARS in the People's Republic of China: an ecologic study
    Yan Cui
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Environ Health 2:15. 2003
    ..SARS case fatality has varied across geographical areas, which might be partially explained by air pollution level...
  41. pmc Associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms in double-stranded DNA repair pathway genes and familial breast cancer
    Mary E Sehl
    Divisions of Hematology and Oncology and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 15:2192-203. 2009
    ..DNA damage recognition and repair play a major role in risk for breast cancer. We investigated 104 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in 17 genes whose protein products are involved in double-stranded break repair (DSBR)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Treatment with siRNA and antisense oligonucleotides targeted to HIF-1alpha induced apoptosis in human tongue squamous cell carcinomas
    Qunzhou Zhang
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA 90059, USA
    Int J Cancer 111:849-57. 2004
    ..As a result, interfering with HIF-1alpha pathways by antisense or siRNA strategy may provide a therapeutic target for human tongue squamous cell carcinomas...
  43. ncbi request reprint Green tea induces annexin-I expression in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells: involvement of annexin-I in actin remodeling
    Qing Yi Lu
    Department of Medicine, Center for Human Nutrition, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1732, USA
    Lab Invest 87:456-65. 2007
    ..Together, annexin-I plays an important role in GTE-induced actin remodeling, and it may serve as a potential molecular target associated with the anticancer activities of green tea...
  44. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic load and breast cancer risk in the Women's Health Study
    Susan Higginbotham
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:65-70. 2004
    ..Prospective studies of a larger sample size and longer duration are warranted to confirm our findings...
  45. pmc Recreational drug use and T lymphocyte subpopulations in HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected men
    Chun Chao
    Department of Epidemiology and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 94:165-71. 2008
    ..These results indicate that use of these substances does not adversely affect the numbers and percentages of circulating CD4 or CD8 T cells in either HIV-uninfected or -infected MSM...
  46. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of alanine aminotransferase elevation among normal weight, overweight and obese youth in Mexico
    Maura Purcell
    UCLA Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Dig Dis 14:491-9. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of and risk factors associated with elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels among a sample of normal weight, overweight and obese youth from two urban populations in Central Mexico...
  47. pmc Competing risk bias to explain the inverse relationship between smoking and malignant melanoma
    Caroline A Thompson
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:557-67. 2013
    ..This study could be seen as offering a cautionary note in the interpretation of published smoking-melanoma findings. ..
  48. pmc Serum levels of the chemokine CXCL13, genetic variation in CXCL13 and its receptor CXCR5, and HIV-associated non-hodgkin B-cell lymphoma risk
    Shehnaz K Hussain
    Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:295-307. 2013
    ....
  49. pmc Body size, adult BMI gain and endometrial cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort
    Sungshim Lani Park
    Department of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Int J Cancer 126:490-9. 2010
    ..In conclusion, adult obesity and increase in adiposity are risk factors for endometrial cancer; and the risk associated with these factors may vary across racial/ethnic groups...
  50. pmc Incidence and epidemiology of anal cancer in the multicenter AIDS cohort study
    Gypsyamber D'Souza
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:491-9. 2008
    ..To examine the incidence and risk factors for anal cancer in a multicenter cohort of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men followed between 1984 and 2006 (Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study)...
  51. 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...
  52. pmc Utility of anthropometric measures in a multiethnic population: their association with prevalent diabetes, hypertension and other chronic disease comorbidities
    Heather P Tarleton
    Department of Health and Human Sciences, Loyola Marymount University, 211 North Hall, One LMU Drive, MS 8160, Los Angeles, CA, 90045 2659, USA
    J Community Health 39:471-9. 2014
    ..Collectively, the findings suggest that BMI is not universally informative and waist circumference and its derivatives may represent a viable, more racially/ethnically appropriate alternative for use with selected minority groups...
  53. pmc A comparison of ad hoc methods to account for non-cancer AIDS and deaths as competing risks when estimating the effect of HAART on incident cancer AIDS among HIV-infected men
    Meredith S Shiels
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:459-67. 2010
    ....
  54. pmc Plasma Hepatitis C Virus Viral Load Among Hepatitis C Virus Mono-Infected and HCV/HIV Co-Infected Individuals in Yunnan Province,China
    Xing Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fudan University, the Key Laboratory of Public Health Safety of Ministry of Education, Shanghai, China Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Hepat Mon 12:453-9. 2012
    ..However, the impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy (ART) on HCV viral load which is usually regarded as a predictor of liver disease progress had not been well studied in this country...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cancer burden and trends in the Asian Pacific Rim region
    Binh H Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 5:96-117. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint [A case-control study on drinking green tea and decreasing risk of cancers in the alimentary canal among cigarette smokers and alcohol drinkers]
    Li Na Mu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 24:192-5. 2003
    ..To explore the role of green tea in decreasing the risks of gastric cancer, liver cancer, esophageal cancer among alcohol drinkers or cigarette smokers...
  57. ncbi request reprint NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) Pro187Ser polymorphism and the risk of lung, bladder, and colorectal cancers: a meta-analysis
    Chun Chao
    Gene Environment Epidemiology Group, IARC, 150, cours Albert Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:979-87. 2006
    ..We conducted meta-analyses focusing on three cancer sites (lung, bladder, and colorectum) to summarize the findings from the current literature and to explore sources of heterogeneity...
  58. 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
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for the gastric cardia cancer: a case-control study in Fujian Province
    Lin Cai
    Department of Epidemiology, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350004, Fujian Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 9:214-8. 2003
    ..We therefore conducted a case-control study in Fujian province, China, to investigate the potential risk and protective factors of this disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint Dietary selenium intake, aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 and X-ray repair cross-complementing 1 genetic polymorphisms, and the risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma
    Lin Cai
    Department of Epidemiology, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China
    Cancer 106:2345-54. 2006
    ..To the authors' knowledge, few studies have been conducted to date regarding dietary selenium and the potential gene-nutrient interactions with single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in different pathways on the risk of esophageal cancer...
  61. ncbi request reprint [A case-control study on the relationship between methyl-tetra-hydrofolic acid reductase 677 gene polymorphism and the risk of stomach cancer]
    Li Na Mu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
    Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi 25:495-8. 2004
    ..To explore the relationship between methyl-tetra-hydrofolic acid (MTHFR) 677 gene polymorphism and the risk of stomach cancer...
  62. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the CYP19A1 (aromatase) gene and endometrial cancer risk in Chinese women
    Meng Hua Tao
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 1738, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:943-9. 2007
    ..In summary, our data show that polymorphisms in the CYP19A1 gene may contribute to endometrial carcinogenesis...
  63. ncbi request reprint Dietary mineral and trace element intake and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus in a Chinese population
    Hua Lu
    Department of Epidemiology, Fujian Medical University, Fujian, Fuzhou, China
    Nutr Cancer 55:63-70. 2006
    ..Our results suggested that the potential joint effect of zinc and selenium might contribute to SCCE risk. Increased dietary intake of selenium and zinc may decrease the risk of SCCE in a low-selenium area of China...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cytochrome P450 1B1 and catechol-O-methyltransferase genetic polymorphisms and endometrial cancer risk in Chinese women
    Meng Hua Tao
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, 6009 Medical Center East, 1215 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2570-3. 2006
  65. pmc Association of smoking, alcohol drinking and dietary factors with esophageal cancer in high- and low-risk areas of Jiangsu Province, China
    Ming Wu
    Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 12:1686-93. 2006
    ..To study the main environmental and lifestyle factors that account for the regional differences in esophageal cancer (EC) risk in low- and high-risk areas of Jiangsu Province, China...
  66. ncbi request reprint Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T and A1298C polymorphisms and the risk of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a Chinese population
    Li Na Mu
    Department of Epidemiology, Fudan University School of Public Health, Shanghai, China
    Cancer Causes Control 18:665-75. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of polymorphisms of the MTHFR gene on the risk of primary liver cancer and their possible effect modifications on various environmental risk factors...
  67. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptive and IUD use and endometrial cancer: a population-based case-control study in Shanghai, China
    Meng Hua Tao
    Department of Medicine, Center for Health Services Research, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Int J Cancer 119:2142-7. 2006
    ..53 (95% CI = 0.43-0.65). A reduction in risk was observed regardless the duration of use or age at first and last use. These results suggest that OC and IUD use may confer long-term protection against endometrial cancer...
  68. ncbi request reprint Green tea drinking and multigenetic index on the risk of stomach cancer in a Chinese population
    Li Na Mu
    Department of Epidemiology, Fudan University School of Public Health, Shanghai, China
    Int J Cancer 116:972-83. 2005
    ..31 (95% CI = 0.88-6.03). The protective effect of green tea drinking was observed on the risk of stomach cancer and the possible effect modification by susceptibility genes was suggested...
  69. ncbi request reprint Betel quid without tobacco as a risk factor for oral precancers
    Binu J Jacob
    Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum 695011, India
    Oral Oncol 40:697-704. 2004
    ..In conclusion, our study supports the hypothesis that chewing betel quid without tobacco elevates the risks of various oral precancers...
  70. ncbi request reprint Incidences and trends of second cancers in female breast cancer patients: a fixed inception cohort-based analysis (United States)
    Guo Pei Yu
    Biostatistics and Epidemiology Service, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 310 East 14th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:411-20. 2006
    ..To determine incidences and time trends of second cancers among female breast cancer patients...
  71. ncbi request reprint Alcohol drinking in never users of tobacco, cigarette smoking in never drinkers, and the risk of head and neck cancer: pooled analysis in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium
    Mia Hashibe
    Gene Environment Epidemiology Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert Thomas, 69008 Lyon, France
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:777-89. 2007
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Mutational spectra of p53 in geographically localized esophageal squamous cell carcinoma groups in China
    Wei Cao
    Department of Pathology, Xinxiang Medical College, Xinxiang, Henan, People s Republic of China
    Cancer 101:834-44. 2004
    ..Epidemiologic data have suggested that many environmental exposures may be associated with an increased risk of its formation...
  73. ncbi request reprint [Study on the protective effect of green tea on gastric, liver and esophageal cancers]
    Li Na Mu
    School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
    Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi 37:171-3. 2003
    ..To assess the protective effect of drinking green tea on the development of gastric, liver and esophageal cancers...
  74. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for multiple oral premalignant lesions
    Gigi Thomas
    Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India
    Int J Cancer 107:285-91. 2003
    ..9, 95%CI=0.5-1.7). The results suggest that tobacco chewing was the most important risk factor for multiple oral premalignant lesions and may be a major source of field cancerization on the oral epithelium in the Indian population...
  75. ncbi request reprint Biomarker analysis on breast ductal lavage cells in women with and without breast cancer
    Wei Zhang
    Department of Tumor Marker Center, Cancer Institute Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    Int J Cancer 119:359-64. 2006
    ..Further studies are warranted to determine the value of these biomarkers in prospective trials...
  76. ncbi request reprint Annexin-I as a potential target for green tea extract induced actin remodeling
    Gui Shan Xiao
    Department of Clinic Molecular Pharmacology, Comprehensive Cancer Center at City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, USA
    Int J Cancer 120:111-20. 2007
    ..Together, GTE induced annexin-I expression plays a role in regulating actin remodeling and decreased annexin-I expression is a common event in early stage of bladder cancer development...
  77. ncbi request reprint Mutations in TP53, but not FGFR3, in urothelial cell carcinoma of the bladder are influenced by smoking: contribution of exogenous versus endogenous carcinogens
    Herve Wallerand
    EMI INSERM 03 37 and Service d Urologie, Universite Paris XII, AP HP, Hopital Henri Mondor, 94000 Creteil, France
    Carcinogenesis 26:177-84. 2005
    ..In contrast, FGFR3 mutations are not affected by smoking and probably result from endogenous alterations. These data have potential implications for clinical management and prevention strategies...
  78. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic review of marijuana use and cancer risk
    Mia Hashibe
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, 69008 Lyon, France
    Alcohol 35:265-75. 2005
    ..Despite the challenges, elucidation of the association between marijuana use and cancer risk is important in weighing the benefits and risks of medical marijuana use and to clarify the impact of marijuana use on public health...
  79. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic status, stress, and risk of prostate cancer. A prospective cohort study
    Naja Rod Nielsen
    National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Ann Epidemiol 17:498-502. 2007
    ..We aim to assess if socioeconomic status, stress, and marital status are associated with prostate cancer risk in a population with free access to health care...
  80. ncbi request reprint Marijuana use and the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers: results of a population-based case-control study
    Mia Hashibe
    IARC, Lyon, France
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1829-34. 2006
    ..We conducted a population-based case-control study of the association between marijuana use and the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers in Los Angeles...

Research Grants4

  1. MARIJUANA USE AND THE RISKS OF LUNG AND OTHER CANCERS
    Zuo Feng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..g., passive smoking); clinical factors (e.g., depression and family history of cancer); diet and other behaviors (e.g., fruits, vegetables, fats, and supplements); and sociodemographic factors (e.g., SES). ..
  2. Molecular Epidemiology and Gene-Environment Interaction
    Zuo Feng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2004
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  3. Cancer Epidemiology Training Program
    Zuo Feng Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Graduates of the program currently hold academic positions at leading universities and research institutions. ..