Rachel E Neale
Affiliation: Queensland Cancer Fund
- Basal cell carcinoma on the trunk is associated with excessive sun exposureRachel E Neale
Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Queensland Cancer Fund, Spring Hill, Queensland, Australia
J Am Acad Dermatol 56:380-6. 2007..We tested the hypothesis that the phenotypic determinants and patterns of sun exposure that give rise to BCC on the head and trunk vary in a way that explains the anomalous site distribution...
- Prevalence and stability of antibodies to the BK and JC polyomaviruses: a long-term longitudinal study of AustraliansAnnika Antonsson
Genetics and Population Health Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
J Gen Virol 91:1849-53. 2010..Thus, a single measure can be used as a reasonable indicator of long-term antibody status in epidemiological studies aiming to understand associations between polyomaviruses and disease...
- Vitamin D status and skin cancer risk independent of time outdoors: 11-year prospective study in an Australian communityJolieke C van der Pols
Cancer and Population Studies Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
J Invest Dermatol 133:637-41. 2013..Our findings do not indicate that the carcinogenicity of high sun exposure can be counteracted by high vitamin D status. High sun exposure is to be avoided as a means to achieve high vitamin D status...
- Incidence of basal cell carcinoma multiplicity and detailed anatomic distribution: longitudinal study of an Australian populationNaomi M Richmond-Sinclair
Cancer and Population Studies Unit, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
J Invest Dermatol 129:323-8. 2009..We conclude that actual BCC tumor burden is much greater in the population than is apparent from normal incidence rates. Anatomic distribution of BCC is consistent with general levels of sun exposure across body sites...
- Knowledge and attitudes about Vitamin D and impact on sun protection practices among urban office workers in Brisbane, AustraliaLan H Vu
Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1784-9. 2010..Sun exposure is the main source of vitamin D. Increasing scientific and media attention to the potential health benefits of sun exposure may lead to changes in sun exposure behaviors...
- A meta-analysis of pigmentary characteristics, sun sensitivity, freckling and melanocytic nevi and risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skinMohammad Khalesi
Department of Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Cancer Epidemiol 37:534-43. 2013..To calculate pooled risk estimates of the association between pigmentary characteristics and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin...
- Cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer risk: more to the story than just pack-yearsAnnaka Schulte
Department of Population Health, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Electronic address
Eur J Cancer 50:997-1003. 2014..We analysed data from the Queensland Pancreatic Cancer Study (QPCS), an Australian population-based case-control study, with the aim of determining which smoking component is primarily important to pancreatic cancer risk...
- Independent validation of six melanoma risk prediction modelsCatherine M Olsen
Cancer Control Group, Population Health Department, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
J Invest Dermatol 135:1377-84. 2015..Poor performance was partly attributable to the use of non-standardized assessment items and various differing interpretations of what constitutes "high risk". ..
- Effect of vitamin D supplementation on antibiotic use: a randomized controlled trialBich Tran
Population Health Department, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia BT, DCW, PMW, and REN the Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia BT, MGK, DCW, and REN the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia JCvdP the Sydney School of Public Health BKA and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Clinical Trials Centre, Sydney Medical School VG, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia Northwest Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, and Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia PRE the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia DRE the AusSun Research Laboratory, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia MGK and the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia AV
Am J Clin Nutr 99:156-61. 2014..Observational data suggested that supplementation with vitamin D could reduce risk of infection, but trial data are inconsistent...
- Anatomical Distributions of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Population-Based Study in Queensland, AustraliaPadmini Subramaniam
Department of Population Health, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland, Australia2Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia3National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia
JAMA Dermatol . 2016..Although studies have indicated that the anatomical distribution of BCC and SCC differ, few have compared them directly in well-defined population samples...
- Sun Protection and Skin Examination Practices in a Setting of High Ambient Solar Radiation: A Population-Based Cohort StudyCatherine M Olsen
Population Health Department, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland, Australia
JAMA Dermatol 151:982-90. 2015..Primary prevention and early detection are integral strategies to reduce the burden of skin cancer...
- Uptake of skin self-examination and clinical examination behavior by outdoor workersAshley E Walton
a Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Arch Environ Occup Health 69:214-22. 2014..Outdoor workers compared with men in indoor or mixed work settings were similar in their response to an intervention encouraging uptake of secondary skin cancer prevention behaviors during this intervention trial...
- Prevalence and stability of antibodies to 37 human papillomavirus types--a population-based longitudinal studyAnnika Antonsson
Genetics and Population Health Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Virology 407:26-32. 2010..Seroprevalence to cutaneous HPV types are relatively stable over time, and a single measure can be used as a reasonable marker of long-term antibody status...
- Cutaneous markers of photo-damage and risk of Basal cell carcinoma of the skin: a meta-analysisMohammad Khalesi
Department of Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Road, Herston, Queensland 4006, Australia
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1483-9. 2013..The presence of actinic keratoses was the most strongly associated with BCC of the markers examined. This work highlights the relatively modest association between markers of chronic ultraviolet exposure and BCC...
- Measuring behavioral interventions by questionnaires and prospective diaries: an example of sunscreen useRachel E Neale
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Epidemiology 13:224-7. 2002..Diaries are used to measure behavior in intervention trials, despite the tendency of diaries to overestimate adherence...
- Re: Human papillomavirus infection and incidence of squamous cell and basal cell carcinomas of the skinLisa Hall
J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1425-6. 2006
- Sun exposure as a risk factor for nuclear cataractRachel E Neale
Population Studies and Human Genetics Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
Epidemiology 14:707-12. 2003..Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment throughout the world. An association of sun exposure with cortical cataract has been well established, but the association with nuclear cataract remains unclear...
- Twinning and the incidence of breast and gynecological cancers (United States)Rachel E Neale
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
Cancer Causes Control 15:829-35. 2004..21). Conversely the risk of cervical cancer was higher among twin mothers (RR = 1.78, 95% CI 0.88-3.52). This latter finding supports previous data suggesting that reproductive hormones act as cofactors in the etiology of cervical cancer...
- Childhood and adult cancer in twins: evidence from the Utah genealogyRachel E Neale
Childhood Cancer Research Group, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HJ, United Kingdom
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1236-40. 2005..Mothers of twins have higher estrogen levels during pregnancy than mothers of singletons, therefore, assessment of cancer risk in twins may be informative...
- The effects of twins, parity and age at first birth on cancer risk in Swedish womenRachel E Neale
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
Twin Res Hum Genet 8:156-62. 2005..These findings lend weight to the hypothesis that hormonal factors influence the etiology of colorectal cancer in women, but argue against any strong effect of hormones on the development of melanoma or tumors of the thyroid...
- Longitudinal analysis of the effect of prenatal nicotine exposure on subsequent smoking behavior of offspringKate H Roberts
Cancer Research UK, General Practice Research Group, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Oxford, United Kingdom
Nicotine Tob Res 7:801-8. 2005..Further investigation in larger studies with greater detail of factors shaping smoking in childhood and adulthood and biochemically verified outcome measures would be desirable to clarify the relationship...
- Long-term increase in sunscreen use in an Australian community after a skin cancer prevention trialJolieke C van der Pols
Longitudinal Studies Unit, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Prev Med 42:171-6. 2006..In a high-risk community, we assessed long-term sunscreen use among people who had participated in a randomized trial of daily sunscreen application for prevention of skin cancer...
- Sun protection messages, vitamin D and skin cancer: out of the frying pan and into the fire?Monika Janda
Med J Aust 186:52-4. 2007
- Calcium, diet and fracture risk: a prospective study of 1898 incident fractures among 34 696 British women and menTimothy J Key
Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK
Public Health Nutr 10:1314-20. 2007..The risk factors for fractures are incompletely understood. An outstanding question concerns the optimal amount of dietary calcium needed to minimise the risk of fracture...