Marianne Berwick

Summary

Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A pilot study using nurse education as an intervention to increase skin self-examination for melanoma
    M Berwick
    Department of Epidemiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Cancer Educ 15:38-40. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Markers of DNA repair and susceptibility to cancer in humans: an epidemiologic review
    M Berwick
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:874-97. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Mutagen sensitivity as an indicator of soft tissue sarcoma risk
    M Berwick
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 38:223-6. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint A design for cancer case-control studies using only incident cases: experience with the GEM study of melanoma
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:756-64. 2006
  5. pmc Prospective study of sunburn and sun behavior patterns during adolescence
    Stephen W Dusza
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dermatology Service, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Pediatrics 129:309-17. 2012
  6. pmc Sun protection and skin self-examination in melanoma survivors
    Urvi J Mujumdar
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Psychooncology 18:1106-15. 2009
  7. pmc Functional polymorphisms in the promoter regions of MMP2 and MMP3 are not associated with melanoma progression
    Javier Cotignola
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 6:9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint CDKN2A germline mutations in individuals with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1234-43. 2007
  9. pmc Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Int J Cancer 130:405-18. 2012
  10. pmc Study of Nevi in Children (SONIC): baseline findings and predictors of nevus count
    Susan A Oliveria
    Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:41-53. 2009

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Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint A pilot study using nurse education as an intervention to increase skin self-examination for melanoma
    M Berwick
    Department of Epidemiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Cancer Educ 15:38-40. 2000
    ..A pilot study of an intervention using nurse education for skin self-examination (SSE) was conducted in order to determine specific factors that would be important for the design of a larger intervention...
  2. ncbi request reprint Markers of DNA repair and susceptibility to cancer in humans: an epidemiologic review
    M Berwick
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:874-97. 2000
    ..The evolving ability to study polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may contribute to new understandings about the mechanisms of DNA repair and the way in which DNA repair capacity affects the development of cancer...
  3. ncbi request reprint Mutagen sensitivity as an indicator of soft tissue sarcoma risk
    M Berwick
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Environ Mol Mutagen 38:223-6. 2001
    ..Larger studies should be undertaken to assess these possibilities...
  4. ncbi request reprint A design for cancer case-control studies using only incident cases: experience with the GEM study of melanoma
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:756-64. 2006
    ..The use of a novel case-control design in which cases have second primaries and controls are cancer survivors has been proposed for this purpose...
  5. pmc Prospective study of sunburn and sun behavior patterns during adolescence
    Stephen W Dusza
    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dermatology Service, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Pediatrics 129:309-17. 2012
    ..Early childhood UV light radiation (UVR) exposures have been shown to be associated with melanoma development later in life. The objective of this study was to assess sunburn and changes in sunburn and sun behaviors during periadolescence...
  6. pmc Sun protection and skin self-examination in melanoma survivors
    Urvi J Mujumdar
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Psychooncology 18:1106-15. 2009
    ..Skin self-examination (SSE) and sun protection are standard clinical recommendations to minimize risk. In this study we examined performance of these behaviors in individuals with melanoma drawn from the general population...
  7. pmc Functional polymorphisms in the promoter regions of MMP2 and MMP3 are not associated with melanoma progression
    Javier Cotignola
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Negat Results Biomed 6:9. 2007
    ..Functional polymorphisms in MMP genes' promoter regions may modulate the risk for melanoma progression...
  8. ncbi request reprint CDKN2A germline mutations in individuals with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 127:1234-43. 2007
    ..With the exception of the variant in position -34 of CDKN2A of known functional consequence, the remaining rare variants in the non-coding region have no apparent impact on risk...
  9. pmc Vitamin D receptor polymorphisms in patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Int J Cancer 130:405-18. 2012
    ..The VDR may play a role in melanomagenesis...
  10. pmc Study of Nevi in Children (SONIC): baseline findings and predictors of nevus count
    Susan A Oliveria
    Dermatology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:41-53. 2009
    ..041), and often and always (RR = 1.32, 95% CI: 1.13, 1.54; P = 0.001) were associated with increased number of nevi. Identifying factors that predict the development of nevi will improve primary prevention efforts during early life...
  11. pmc Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte grade in primary melanomas is independently associated with melanoma-specific survival in the population-based genes, environment and melanoma study
    Nancy E Thomas
    Nancy E Thomas, Pamela A Groben, Honglin Hao, and David W Ollila, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Klaus J Busam, Irene Orlow, Anne S Reiner, and Colin B Begg, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Lynn From, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Richard P Gallagher, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Anne Kricker and Bruce K Armstrong, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales Alison Venn, Menzies Research Institute, Tasmania, Australia Hoda Anton Culver, University of California, Irvine Stephen B Gruber, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Roberto Zanetti and Stefano Rosso, Center for Cancer Prevention, Torino, Italy Terence Dwyer, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France Peter A Kanetsky, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Li Luo, Susan Paine
    J Clin Oncol 31:4252-9. 2013
    ..We addressed the issue in an international population-based study of patients with single and multiple primary melanomas...
  12. pmc The use of hierarchical models for estimating relative risks of individual genetic variants: an application to a study of melanoma
    Marinela Capanu
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 307 E 63rd Street, New York, NY 10021, U S A
    Stat Med 27:1973-92. 2008
    ..However, further research is needed to validate the application of asymptotic methods to such sparse data...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lifetime risk of melanoma in CDKN2A mutation carriers in a population-based sample
    Colin B Begg
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1507-15. 2005
    ..In this study, we examined lifetime melanoma risk among CDKN2A mutation carriers using carriers who were identified in a population-based study of melanoma...
  14. pmc Evaluation of the clonal origin of multiple primary melanomas using molecular profiling
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10065, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 129:1972-82. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in nucleotide excision repair genes and risk of multiple primary melanoma: the Genes Environment and Melanoma Study
    Robert C Millikan
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:610-8. 2006
    ..ORs for XPD and XPC genotypes were stronger for melanoma diagnosed at an early age, but tests for interaction were not statistically significant. The results provide further evidence for a role of XPD in the etiology of melanoma...
  16. pmc The study of nevi in children: Principles learned and implications for melanoma diagnosis
    Alon Scope
    Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Department of Dermatology, Sheba Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Acad Dermatol 75:813-23. 2016
    ..This review summarizes the rapidly expanding body of literature relevant to nevus phenotype, particularly in the context of our experience with the Study of Nevi in Children (SONIC) Project. ..
  17. pmc Dermoscopic patterns and subclinical melanocytic nests in normal-appearing skin
    A Scope
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Br J Dermatol 160:1318-21. 2009
    ..Dermoscopic patterns of normal-appearing skin have received little scrutiny. We have recently completed an analysis of dermoscopic patterns of naevi in children...
  18. pmc DNA damage and repair capacity in patients with lung cancer: prediction of multiple primary tumors
    Irene Orlow
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3560-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, we evaluated constitutive and induced DNA damage, and repair capacity, in patients with multiple NSCLCs (cases) and compared the results to those obtained in patients with a single NSCLC (controls)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Expression of melanocyte differentiation antigens and ki-67 in nodal nevi and comparison of ki-67 expression with metastatic melanoma
    Christina M Lohmann
    Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 26:1351-7. 2002
    ..Immunohistochemistry for S-100 protein, Melan-A/MART-1, or tyrosinase facilitates the recognition of melanocytes but does not distinguish between nodal nevus and metastatic melanoma...
  20. pmc Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) polymorphisms in patients with cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Javier Cotignola
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    BMC Med Genet 8:10. 2007
    ..Some polymorphisms are known to influence gene expression, protein activity, stability, and interactions, and they were shown to be associated with certain tumor phenotypes and cancer risk...
  21. ncbi request reprint Clinicopathological features of and risk factors for multiple primary melanomas
    Cristina R Ferrone
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    JAMA 294:1647-54. 2005
    ..The incidence of multiple primary melanomas ranges from 1.3% to 8.0% in large retrospective reviews; however, the impact of certain risk factors is not understood...
  22. ncbi request reprint Patient adherence to skin self-examination. effect of nurse intervention with photographs
    Susan A Oliveria
    Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10022, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:152-5. 2004
    ..All participants had baseline whole-body digital photography as part of their clinical evaluation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Association between aryl hydrocarbon receptor genotype and survival in soft tissue sarcoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3997-4001. 2004
    ..Accumulating evidence shows that germline polymorphisms may affect survival in cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between polymorphisms in a group of candidate genes and survival with soft tissue sarcoma...
  24. pmc DNA-methylation profiling distinguishes malignant melanomas from benign nevi
    Kathleen Conway
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 24:352-60. 2011
    ..This first report of a DNA-methylation signature discriminating melanomas from nevi indicates that DNA methylation appears promising as an additional tool for enhancing melanoma diagnosis...
  25. pmc Interpretation of melanoma risk feedback in first-degree relatives of melanoma patients
    Jennifer L Hay
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 641 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Cancer Epidemiol 2012:374842. 2012
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  26. ncbi request reprint Skin cancer risk discussions in melanoma-affected families
    Jennifer Hay
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10022, USA
    J Cancer Educ 20:240-6. 2005
    ..First-degree relatives (FDRs) of melanoma patients are at increased melanoma risk and thus represent an important target for prevention education. Family skin cancer risk discussions may be a useful education context...
  27. ncbi request reprint Quantifying the change of melanoma incidence by Breslow thickness
    Jing Qin
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
    Biometrics 58:665-70. 2002
    ..Model-based cumulative distribution estimation is studied. Methodology developed in this article is applied to the Tasmania Tumor Registry data...
  28. ncbi request reprint Participation in annual skin cancer screening among women seeking routine mammography
    Jennifer S Ford
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Prev Med 38:704-12. 2004
    ..However, little is known about the psychosocial factors related to participation in annual SCS, which remains relatively low among the general public...
  29. ncbi request reprint Anticipating dissemination of cancer genomics in public health: a theoretical approach to psychosocial and behavioral challenges
    Jennifer L Hay
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York, NY 10022, USA
    Ann Behav Med 34:275-86. 2007
    ..Given the recent sequencing of the human genome, genetic susceptibility information will probably be increasingly useful in the prevention and control of many common diseases, including cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint A 20-year perspective on the International Fanconi Anemia Registry (IFAR)
    David I Kutler
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Blood 101:1249-56. 2003
    ..The results of this study of patients registered in the IFAR over a 20-year period provide information that will enable better prediction of outcome and aid clinicians with decisions regarding major therapeutic modalities...
  31. doi request reprint Communication about melanoma and risk reduction after melanoma diagnosis
    Vivian M Rodríguez
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Psychooncology . 2016
    ..Melanoma-specific communication regarding family risk and screening may promote such behaviors. To this end, associations between patients' melanoma-specific communication and risk reduction were examined...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with diagnostically controversial spitzoid melanocytic tumors
    Christina M Lohmann
    Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 26:47-55. 2002
    ....
  33. pmc Family communication after melanoma diagnosis
    Jennifer Hay
    Arch Dermatol 144:553-4. 2008
  34. doi request reprint Epidemiologic support for melanoma heterogeneity using the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results program
    Anne M Lachiewicz
    J Invest Dermatol 128:1340-2. 2008
  35. ncbi request reprint Numerous, small, darkly pigmented melanocytic nevi: the cheetah phenotype
    Phung M Huynh
    Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 48:707-13. 2003
    ..The presence of multiple atypical nevi or numerous melanocytic nevi increases the risk for the development of cutaneous melanoma...
  36. doi request reprint UV or not UV: metals are the answer
    Frank L Meyskens
    Department of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Irvine, Orange, California 92668, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:268-70. 2008
  37. ncbi request reprint The ADPRT V762A genetic variant contributes to prostate cancer susceptibility and deficient enzyme function
    Kristin L Lockett
    Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27157, USA
    Cancer Res 64:6344-8. 2004
    ..This study is the first to provide evidence that the ADPRT V762A-genetic variant contributes to CaP susceptibility and altered ADPRT/PARP-1 enzyme function in response to oxidative damage...
  38. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric factors and risk of melanoma in women: a pooled analysis
    Catherine M Olsen
    Cancer and Population Studies Group, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Int J Cancer 122:1100-8. 2008
    ..In aggregate, data from these studies suggest that greater height and weight gain may be risk factors for cutaneous melanoma in women...
  39. ncbi request reprint Measuring DNA repair capacity: small steps
    Marianne Berwick
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:84-5. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint Counterpoint: sunscreen use is a safe and effective approach to skin cancer prevention
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1923-4. 2007
  41. ncbi request reprint Tandem BRAF mutations in primary invasive melanomas
    Nancy E Thomas
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 122:1245-50. 2004
    ..The finding of tandem mutations in thin melanomas makes it more likely that they arise as a simultaneous rather than sequential event...
  42. ncbi request reprint Does the addition of information on genotype improve prediction of the risk of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer beyond that obtained from skin phenotype?
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 159:826-33. 2004
    ..4% (cutaneous malignant melanoma), 3.2% (basal cell carcinoma), or 2.0% (squamous cell carcinoma). The improvement in prediction was probably too small to be valuable in a clinical setting...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous melanin density of Caucasians measured by spectrophotometry and risk of malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
    Terence Dwyer
    Menzies Centre for Population Health Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
    Am J Epidemiol 155:614-21. 2002
    ..The authors conclude that, particularly for men, cutaneous melanin density at the upper inner arm is a strong predictor of risk of skin cancer...
  44. 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
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  45. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and signs of primary melanoma: important indicators of Breslow depth
    Benjamin P Negin
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Cancer 98:344-8. 2003
    ..The authors performed a prospective evaluation of the S/S reported by patients who presented at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with invasive primary melanoma...
  46. ncbi request reprint Fluid intake and the risk of tumor recurrence in patients with superficial bladder cancer
    S Machele Donat
    Department of Urology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Urol 170:1777-80. 2003
    ..High fluid intake has been associated with a decreased risk of bladder cancer development in men. We evaluated whether higher fluid intake can impact tumor recurrence rates in patients with superficial bladder cancer...
  47. ncbi request reprint Re: A prospective study of pigmentation, sun exposure, and risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma in women
    DeAnn Lazovich
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:335; author reply 337-8. 2004
  48. ncbi request reprint EGF gene polymorphism and the risk of incident primary melanoma
    Kandace L Amend
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer Res 64:2668-72. 2004
    ..Additional independent studies will be required to elucidate relationships between genetic variation in the EGF gene and risk of melanoma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial of the effects of alpha-tocopherol supplementation on levels of autoantibodies against 5-hydroxymethyl-2-deoxyuridine in melanoma patients
    Somdat Mahabir
    Cancer Prevention Studies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Insitute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 8314, USA
    Melanoma Res 14:49-56. 2004
    ..Further studies using much larger sample sizes are required to confirm this finding...
  50. ncbi request reprint Could BRAF mutations in melanocytic lesions arise from DNA damage induced by ultraviolet radiation?
    Nancy E Thomas
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1693-6. 2006
    ..We propose a mechanism for their origin, taking into consideration melanocytic-specific BRAF tandem mutations, nearby potential pyrimidine dimer sites, the properties of specialized DNA polymerases, and biological selection...
  51. pmc Genetic heterogeneity among Fanconi anemia heterozygotes and risk of cancer
    Marianne Berwick
    Cancer Research and Treatment Center Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Cancer Res 67:9591-6. 2007
    ..4; 95% CI, 1.1-5.2). Overall, there was no increased risk for cancer among FA heterozygotes in this study of Fanconi relatives, although there is some evidence that FANCC mutations are possibly breast cancer susceptibility alleles...
  52. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic support for melanoma heterogeneity using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
    Anne M Lachiewicz
    J Invest Dermatol 128:243-5. 2008
  53. pmc Distance to diagnosing provider as a measure of access for patients with melanoma
    Karyn B Stitzenberg
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3010 Old Clinic Bldg, CB 7213, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7213, USA
    Arch Dermatol 143:991-8. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of travel distance and other sociodemographic factors on access to a diagnosing provider for patients with melanoma...
  54. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of CDKN2A germ-line mutations and relative risk for cutaneous malignant melanoma: an international population-based study
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1520-5. 2006
    ..The results suggest that the relative risk of mutation carriers in the population may be lower than currently believed and that different mutations on the CDKN2A gene may confer substantially different risks of melanoma...
  55. ncbi request reprint Evaluating early detection in the diagnosis of melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Arch Dermatol 142:1485-6. 2006
  56. ncbi request reprint XRCC3 and XPD/ERCC2 single nucleotide polymorphisms and the risk of cancer: a HuGE review
    Maurizio Manuguerra
    Section of Epidemiology, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
    Am J Epidemiol 164:297-302. 2006
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  57. pmc Ambient UV, personal sun exposure and risk of multiple primary melanomas
    Anne Kricker
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Edward Ford Building A27, NSW, 2006, Australia, and Women s College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 18:295-304. 2007
    ..Sun exposure is the main cause of melanoma in populations of European origin. No previous study has examined the effect of sun exposure on risk of multiple primary melanomas compared with people who have one melanoma...
  58. ncbi request reprint Sun exposure and mortality from melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine, New Mexico Cancer Research Facility, MSC08 4630, Room 103A, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:195-9. 2005
    ..We therefore evaluated the association between measures of skin screening and death from cutaneous melanoma...
  59. ncbi request reprint Gene-environment interactions: how many false positives?
    Giuseppe Matullo
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:550-1. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Breslow depth of cutaneous melanoma: impact of factors related to surveillance of the skin, including prior skin biopsies and family history of melanoma
    Nina M Fisher
    Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 53:393-406. 2005
    ..Because the early detection of cutaneous melanoma can dramatically improve survival, identification and surveillance of persons at risk have received much attention...
  61. ncbi request reprint Ambient UVB and melanoma risk in the United States: a case-control analysis
    C Suzanne Lea
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:447-53. 2007
    ..This study assessed cumulative UVB using a ground-based measurement instrument to estimate the association between UVB and melanoma...
  62. ncbi request reprint The current epidemiology of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cancer Treatment and Research Center, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Front Biosci 11:1244-54. 2006
    ..Genetic factors associated with familial melanoma have been well described and new attention, not yet validated, is being paid to low penetrant genes and their polymorphisms...
  63. ncbi request reprint Number of nevi and early-life ambient UV exposure are associated with BRAF-mutant melanoma
    Nancy E Thomas
    Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:991-7. 2007
    ..The association of BRAF mutations with early-life UV exposure provides evidence in support of childhood sun protection for melanoma prevention...
  64. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma in pregnancy
    Charles L Wiggins
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, MSC 10 5550, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 0001, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:559-68. 2005
    ..Most studies found no difference in overall survival between pregnant and nonpregnant women with melanoma. Recent reports from large-scale, population-based studies support these conclusions...
  65. ncbi request reprint The importance of mitotic rate as a prognostic factor for localized cutaneous melanoma
    Raymond L Barnhill
    Department of Dermatology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
    J Cutan Pathol 32:268-73. 2005
    ..When both TU and MR are included in the same analysis, MR appears to be the more important than TU and TU loses its significance as an independent prognostic factor...
  66. ncbi request reprint Incidence and survival rates for female malignant germ cell tumors
    Harriet O Smith
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131 5286, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1075-85. 2006
    ..To evaluate 30-year, population-based trends in incidence and survival rates for malignant germ cell tumors originating within the female genital tract...
  67. pmc Melanoma: is more diagnosis better?
    Marianne Berwick
    J Gen Intern Med 21:800. 2006
  68. ncbi request reprint Reliability of mutagen sensitivity assay: an inter-laboratory comparison
    Esther Erdei
    University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
    Mutagenesis 21:261-4. 2006
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  69. ncbi request reprint Pathways to the development of melanoma: a complex issue
    Marianne Berwick
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico, 87131, Albuquerque, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 126:1932-3. 2006
    ..However, such hypotheses must be viewed in all their complexity, and the paper by Randi et al. gives additional substance to this complexity...
  70. doi request reprint Survival differences between patients with scalp or neck melanoma and those with melanoma of other sites in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program
    Anne M Lachiewicz
    Department of Dermatology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 3100 Thurston Bowles Bldg, Manning Drive, CB No 7287, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7287, USA
    Arch Dermatol 144:515-21. 2008
    ..To compare the prognosis of patients with scalp or neck (scalp/neck) melanomas with that of patients with melanomas at other sites in a large, population-based national data set controlling for known prognostic factors...
  71. ncbi request reprint Toward reduction of misclassification in the biology of melanoma
    Marianne Berwick
    University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 124:xiv. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint Atypical cellular blue nevi (cellular blue nevi with atypical features): lack of consensus for diagnosis and distinction from cellular blue nevi and malignant melanoma ("malignant blue nevus")
    Raymond L Barnhill
    Department of Dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 32:36-44. 2008
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Reliability of assessment and circumstances of performance of thorough skin self-examination for the early detection of melanoma in the Check-It-Out Project
    Martin A Weinstock
    Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Prev Med 38:761-5. 2004
    ..Thorough skin self-examination (TSSE) has substantial potential to reduce melanoma mortality by early detection...
  74. pmc Hypomorphic mutations in the gene encoding a key Fanconi anemia protein, FANCD2, sustain a significant group of FA-D2 patients with severe phenotype
    Reinhard Kalb
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany
    Am J Hum Genet 80:895-910. 2007
    ..Although hypomorphic mutations arie involved, clinically, these patients have a relatively severe form of FA...
  75. pmc Melanoma early detection with thorough skin self-examination: the "Check It Out" randomized trial
    Martin A Weinstock
    Dermatoepidemiology Unit, VA Medical Center Providence, Brown University, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:517-24. 2007
    ..Monthly thorough skin self-examination (TSSE) is an important practice for early melanoma detection that is performed by a small minority of the population...
  76. ncbi request reprint Roadmap for new opportunities in melanoma research
    Meenhard Herlyn
    Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Semin Oncol 34:566-76. 2007
    ..This group provides recommendations for both short- and long-term strategies that build on research strengths and opportunities established by the many members of the research community...