Andrew Olshan

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Association between arsenic, cadmium, manganese, and lead levels in private wells and birth defects prevalence in North Carolina: a semi-ecologic study
    Alison P Sanders
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:955. 2014
  2. 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
  3. pmc Racial difference in histologic subtype of renal cell carcinoma
    Andrew F Olshan
    University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Cancer Med 2:744-9. 2013
  4. 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
  5. pmc A prospective cohort study of biomarkers of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure: the correlation between serum and meconium and their association with infant birth weight
    Joe M Braun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Environ Health 9:53. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes as risk factors for spina bifida and orofacial clefts
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 135:268-73. 2005
  7. pmc Meeting report: the use of newborn blood spots in environmental research: opportunities and challenges
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1767-79. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The healthy men study: design and recruitment considerations for environmental epidemiologic studies in male reproductive health
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:554-64. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Are "further studies" really needed? If so, which ones?
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Epidemiology 19:544-5. 2008
  10. pmc Preliminary examination of polymorphisms of GSTM1, GSTT1, and GSTZ1 in relation to semen quality
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Mutat Res 688:41-6. 2010

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Publications90

  1. ncbi request reprint Association between arsenic, cadmium, manganese, and lead levels in private wells and birth defects prevalence in North Carolina: a semi-ecologic study
    Alison P Sanders
    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:955. 2014
    ..In this population-based study, we assess the association between metal concentrations in private well water and birth defect prevalence in North Carolina...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Racial difference in histologic subtype of renal cell carcinoma
    Andrew F Olshan
    University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Cancer Med 2:744-9. 2013
    ..We observed racial differences in proportionate incidence of RCC subtypes, which appear to be increasing over time; this novel finding motivates further etiologic, clinical, molecular, and genetic studies. ..
  4. 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. ..
  5. pmc A prospective cohort study of biomarkers of prenatal tobacco smoke exposure: the correlation between serum and meconium and their association with infant birth weight
    Joe M Braun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Environ Health 9:53. 2010
    ..The evaluation of infant meconium as a cumulative matrix of prenatal toxicant exposure requires comparison to established biomarkers of prenatal exposure...
  6. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes as risk factors for spina bifida and orofacial clefts
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 135:268-73. 2005
    ..Future, larger studies, examining additional repair genes, birth defects, and interaction with exposures are recommended...
  7. pmc Meeting report: the use of newborn blood spots in environmental research: opportunities and challenges
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1767-79. 2007
    ..DNA extraction from the DBS has been widely applied; however, the development of methods to measure a range of environmental toxicants in DBS has been a more recent goal for laboratory scientists and epidemiologists...
  8. ncbi request reprint The healthy men study: design and recruitment considerations for environmental epidemiologic studies in male reproductive health
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:554-64. 2007
    ..To describe study design, conduct and response, and participant characteristics...
  9. ncbi request reprint Are "further studies" really needed? If so, which ones?
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Epidemiology 19:544-5. 2008
    ....
  10. pmc Preliminary examination of polymorphisms of GSTM1, GSTT1, and GSTZ1 in relation to semen quality
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Mutat Res 688:41-6. 2010
    ..In this analysis, we evaluated functional SNPs of three genes of the glutathione-S-transferase (GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTZ1) enzyme family...
  11. ncbi request reprint Joint laxity and the risk of clubfoot
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:585-90. 2003
    ..The etiology of clubfoot (talipes equinovarus [TEV]) is not known. Joint laxity, or hypermobility, is a suspected risk factor for congenital hip dislocation and clubfoot...
  12. ncbi request reprint Risk of atherosclerosis: interaction of smoking and glutathione S-transferase genes
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Epidemiology 14:321-7. 2003
    ..Enzymes including glutathione S-transferase mu (GSTM1) and theta (GSTT1) are involved in the metabolism of tobacco smoke chemicals and are expressed in human vessels and smooth muscle cells...
  13. ncbi request reprint Risk assessment
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 518:269-70. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Paternal occupation and childhood cancer
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Adv Exp Med Biol 518:147-61. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint Maternal vitamin use and reduced risk of neuroblastoma
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 13:575-80. 2002
    ..Using data from a large North American study, we conducted an analysis to investigate maternal vitamin use and neuroblastoma in offspring...
  16. ncbi request reprint Discovery of genetic susceptibility factors for human birth defects: an opportunity for a National Agenda
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 155:1794-7. 2011
    ..A key reason to hold the recent workshop and contribute this concise communication to the literature is to draw attention to and initiate action toward advancing discoveries about the genetic etiologies of birth defects...
  17. ncbi request reprint XRCC1 polymorphisms and head and neck cancer
    Andrew F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Lett 178:181-6. 2002
    ..We also found a suggestion of an interaction between the Arg194Trp and Arg399Gln polymorphisms and tobacco use. Additional epidemiologic and functional studies are needed to resolve the importance of these XRCC1 polymorphisms in SCCHN...
  18. pmc Workshop to identify critical windows of exposure for children's health: cancer work group summary
    A F Olshan
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 108:595-7. 2000
    ..The comprehensive evaluation of the relative importance of specific time windows of exposure is limited. Improvements in the design of epidemiologic studies and additional animal studies of mechanisms are warranted...
  19. ncbi request reprint p53 mutations in head and neck cancer: new data and evaluation of mutational spectra
    A F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 6:499-504. 1997
    ..The comparison of mutational spectra for SCCHN and other cancers indicates that the effects of both tobacco and alcohol exposure may yield a pattern of p53 mutations that reflects elements of both exogenous and endogenous exposures...
  20. ncbi request reprint Neuroblastoma and parental occupation
    A F Olshan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 10:539-49. 1999
    ..We evaluated parental occupation and the risk of neuroblastoma using data from a large case-control study conducted by the Children's Cancer Group and the Pediatric Oncology Group...
  21. ncbi request reprint The identification of pregnancies within the general practice research database
    Scott Devine
    University of NC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 19:45-50. 2010
    ..Our goal was to develop and validate an algorithm for the identification of pregnancies in the general practice research database (GPRD) that could be used to study pregnancy outcomes...
  22. ncbi request reprint DNA repair polymorphisms XRCC1 and MGMT and risk of adult gliomas
    Martha J Felini
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Neuroepidemiology 29:55-8. 2007
    ..26; CI 0.90-1.75) and the MGMT Ile143Val polymorphism (Ile or Val/Val versus Ile/Ile: adjusted OR = 1.20; CI 0.85-1.71)...
  23. pmc Oral health and risk for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: the Carolina Head and Neck Cancer Study
    Kimon Divaris
    Department of Epidemiology, CB 7435, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:567-75. 2010
    ..Thus far, evidence has been inconclusive; our objective was to study the association between oral health and SCCHN risk in the context of a large population-based study...
  24. ncbi request reprint Parental occupational exposure to pesticides and childhood brain cancer
    Edwin van Wijngaarden
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 157:989-97. 2003
    ..Most risk estimates were around unity, and exposure-response patterns were absent. Overall, it seems unlikely that parental exposure to pesticides plays an important role in the etiology of childhood brain cancer...
  25. ncbi request reprint Maternal body mass index and lifestyle exposures and the risk of bilateral renal agenesis or hypoplasia: the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Jennifer E Slickers
    UNC Kidney Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1259-67. 2008
    ..64, 95% CI: 1.19, 11.1). These results support the need for further exploration into the potential mechanisms by which such exposures could interfere with early fetal kidney formation resulting in RA/H...
  26. pmc The effect of ambient air pollution on sperm quality
    Craig Hansen
    National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:203-9. 2010
    ..Research has suggested an association with ambient air pollution and sperm quality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk of spontaneous preterm birth is associated with common proinflammatory cytokine polymorphisms
    Stephanie A Mulherin Engel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:469-77. 2005
    ..Preliminary data suggest that common genetic variation in immune response genes can contribute to the risk for spontaneous preterm birth and possibly small-for-gestational age (SGA)...
  28. pmc Self-reported vitamin supplementation in early pregnancy and risk of miscarriage
    Reem Hasan
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1312-8. 2009
    ..These results should be viewed in the context of a potentially preventive biologic mechanism mitigated by possible confounding by healthy behaviors and practices that are also associated with vitamin supplement use during pregnancy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic measures of the course and outcome of pregnancy
    David A Savitz
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:91-101. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Association between reproductive factors and breast cancer survival in younger women
    Katrina F Trivers
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 103:93-102. 2007
    ..These results may help elucidate breast cancer progression mechanisms and enable a better understanding of how reproductive characteristics influence breast cancer survival...
  31. ncbi request reprint Incidence and survival rates for young blacks with nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the United States
    Luke M Richey
    General Clinical Research Center and Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill School of Medicine 27599 7600, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:1035-40. 2006
    ..Our secondary objective was to determine differences in survival rates between US blacks, whites, and Asians with NPC who were younger than 30 years...
  32. ncbi request reprint Potential risk factors associated with subtypes of uterine leiomyomata
    Anca D Dragomir
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Reprod Sci 17:1029-35. 2010
    ..To compare potential risk factors for uterine leiomyomata (UL) subtypes among premenopausal African American and Caucasian women...
  33. pmc Patterns and predictors of vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy
    Reem Hasan
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:524-31. 2010
    ..This study characterizes first trimester bleeding, setting aside bleeding that occurs at time of miscarriage...
  34. pmc Severity and duration of nausea and vomiting symptoms in pregnancy and spontaneous abortion
    Ronna L Chan
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:2907-12. 2010
    ..Earlier studies have shown an inverse association between the presence of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and spontaneous abortion (SAB), but no study to date has examined the effects of symptom duration on the risk of SAB...
  35. ncbi request reprint Obesity and screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer in women: a review
    Sarah S Cohen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Cancer 112:1892-904. 2008
    ..Thus, efforts to identify barriers and increase screening for breast and cervical cancers may be targeted toward obese women, whereas outreach to all women should remain the objective for colorectal cancer screening programs...
  36. pmc Obstetric history and birth characteristics and Wilms tumor: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Julie L Daniels
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:1103-10. 2008
    ..However, additional investigations of the effects of certain obstetric and birth characteristics among more refined tumor subgroups may further our understanding of these factors in relation to Wilms tumor...
  37. pmc Accuracy of reporting bleeding during pregnancy
    Reem Hasan
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:31-4. 2010
    ..Overall, the presence of vaginal bleeding, a common and potentially alarming symptom of early pregnancy, may be assessed by interview later in pregnancy with reasonable accuracy...
  38. pmc Genetic variation in Transaldolase 1 and risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
    Patricia V Basta
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 32:200-8. 2008
    ..Here we present data examining the association of genetic variation in one of the key enzymes of the PPP, Transaldolase 1 (TALDO1) with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN)...
  39. pmc Maternal influences on nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
    Ronna L Chan
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:122-7. 2011
    ..Maternal age, race/ethnicity, and gravidity were associated with delayed onset and symptoms that persisted into the second trimester...
  40. pmc Association between first-trimester vaginal bleeding and miscarriage
    Reem Hasan
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:860-7. 2009
    ..To estimate the strength of association between first-trimester bleeding and miscarriage, setting aside bleeding at time of loss...
  41. ncbi request reprint The joint effects of maternal prepregnancy body mass index and age on the risk of gastroschisis
    Anna Maria Siega-Riz
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:51-7. 2009
    ..The increased risk of low maternal age and prepregnancy BMI associated with gastroschisis appears to suggest an aetiological role related to biological immaturity for this particular birth defect...
  42. ncbi request reprint Catechol-O-methyltransferase haplotypes and breast cancer among women on Long Island, New York
    Mia M Gaudet
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil, NC 27516, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 99:235-40. 2006
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Risk of small-for-gestational age is associated with common anti-inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms
    Stephanie A Mulherin Engel
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 16:478-86. 2005
    ..Anti-inflammatory cytokines play a key role in pregnancy maintenance. Genetic variation in anti-inflammatory cytokines could influence a woman's risk of adverse reproductive outcomes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Maternal medication use and neuroblastoma in offspring
    Michael N Cook
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:721-31. 2004
    ..4, 95% confidence interval: 1.4, 8.4). This preliminary finding may be due to bias, confounding, or chance, and additional studies are needed for confirmation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Demographic and lifestyle predictors of survival in patients with esophageal or gastric cancers
    Katrina F Trivers
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7435, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:225-30. 2005
    ..Risk factors for subtypes of esophageal and gastric cancer recently have been identified, but their effect on survival is unknown...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Characteristics that predict locating and interviewing mothers identified by a state birth defects registry and vital records
    Suzanne M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:60-5. 2006
    ..State vital records are often used to select population-based controls in record-linkage studies of birth defects. However, locating and contacting individuals based on these data sources to collect additional data can be a challenge...
  48. ncbi request reprint MnSOD Val-9Ala genotype, pro- and anti-oxidant environmental modifiers, and breast cancer among women on Long Island, New York
    Mia M Gaudet
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1225-34. 2005
    ..This study provides little evidence that variation in Val-9Ala polymorphism of MnSOD alone or through substantial interaction with key exposures believed to be pro- or anti-oxidant properties influences breast cancer risk...
  49. pmc Incidence and timing of cancer in HIV-infected individuals following initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy
    Elizabeth L Yanik
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 57:756-64. 2013
    ..Cancer is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but patterns of cancer incidence after combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation remain poorly characterized...
  50. 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...
  51. ncbi request reprint Predictors of vaginal bleeding during the first two trimesters of pregnancy
    Juan Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:276-83. 2005
    ..The combination of prior spontaneous and induced abortion showed a dose-response association with the occurrence of vaginal bleeding during pregnancy...
  52. pmc The healthy men study: an evaluation of exposure to disinfection by-products in tap water and sperm quality
    Thomas J Luben
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1169-76. 2007
    ..In this study we assessed DBP exposure and testicular toxicity, as evidenced by altered semen quality...
  53. ncbi request reprint Maternal use of recreational drugs and neuroblastoma in offspring: a report from the Children's Oncology Group (United States)
    Elizabeth C Bluhm
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7435, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:663-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether maternal use of recreational drugs around conception and pregnancy influences the risk of childhood neuroblastoma...
  54. ncbi request reprint Family history of cancer and incidence of acute leukemia in adults
    Garth H Rauscher
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:517-26. 2002
    ..Associations between family history of breast cancer and leukemia incidence may be the result of unmeasured, shared etiologies specific to these cancers...
  55. ncbi request reprint Maternal periconceptional exposure to cigarette smoking and alcohol and esophageal atresia +/- tracheo-esophageal fistula
    Donna L Wong-Gibbons
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:776-84. 2008
    ..Esophageal atresia (EA) is a moderately frequent birth defect that often occurs with tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF). Etiologic studies for EA+/-TEF have produced inconsistent results...
  56. ncbi request reprint Positive association between congenital anomalies and risk of neuroblastoma
    Florence Menegaux
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 45:649-55. 2005
    ..In this study, we investigated the association between congenital anomalies and neuroblastoma...
  57. pmc Reproducibility of reported nutrient intake and supplement use during a past pregnancy: a report from the Children's Oncology Group
    Jaclyn L F Bosco
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:93-101. 2010
    ..66-0.85). Overall, the reproducibility of nutrient estimates and supplement use in pregnancy was good and similar to that reported for adult diet...
  58. pmc Reproductive factors and hormone use and risk of adult gliomas
    Martha J Felini
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107 2699, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:87-96. 2009
    ..The results of this study suggest that any protective effect of hormones on gliomas may be limited to exogenous hormones, but a more detailed history of exogenous hormone use is needed to confirm findings...
  59. ncbi request reprint p16 and p53 Protein expression as prognostic indicators of survival and disease recurrence from head and neck cancer
    Stacy A Geisler
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 8:3445-53. 2002
    ..The relationship between p53 protein expression and radiation therapy is also unclear...
  60. ncbi request reprint Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and preterm birth
    Juan Yang
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:118-25. 2004
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Validation of neural tube defects in the full featured--general practice research database
    Scott Devine
    University of NC School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 17:434-44. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine if the GPRD could be used to identify cases of neural tube defects (NTDs)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Drinking water disinfection by-product exposure and fetal growth
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 19:729-37. 2008
    ..We examined the effects of exposure to TTHMs, haloacetic acids, and total organic halide on the probability of delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant and on birth weight at term...
  63. ncbi request reprint Drinking water disinfection by-product exposure and duration of gestation
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Epidemiology 19:738-46. 2008
    ..We examined this association for exposure to total trihalomethanes (TTHMs), 5 haloacetic acids (HAA5), and total organic halides...
  64. pmc Pregnancy-related fibroid reduction
    Shannon K Laughlin
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Fertil Steril 94:2421-3. 2010
    ..Of 171 women with one initial fibroid, 36% had no identifiable fibroid at the time of postpartum ultrasound, and 79% of the remaining fibroids decreased in size...
  65. ncbi request reprint Comparison of residential geocoding methods in population-based study of air quality and birth defects
    Suzanne M Gilboa
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Environ Res 101:256-62. 2006
    ..Incomplete geocoding may have resulted in a selection bias because of the under-representation of Latinas in our study population...
  66. ncbi request reprint Maternal hair dye use and risk of neuroblastoma in offspring
    Erin E McCall
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:743-8. 2005
    ..We analyzed data from a large case-control study to investigate the relationship between maternal hair dye use around pregnancy and risk of neuroblastoma in offspring...
  67. pmc Day care, childhood infections, and risk of neuroblastoma
    Florence Menegaux
    INSERM U170 IFR69, 94800 Villejuif, France
    Am J Epidemiol 159:843-51. 2004
    ..This suggests a possible role of infectious agents in neuroblastoma etiology. Future epidemiologic studies should incorporate more direct data on infection...
  68. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding and neuroblastoma, USA and Canada
    Julie L Daniels
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:401-5. 2002
    ..Researchers have suggested an inverse association between breast-feeding and risk of childhood cancer. We investigated the association between breast-feeding and neuroblastoma in a large case-control study in the United States and Canada...
  69. ncbi request reprint Paternal occupational group and risk of offspring with neural tube defects
    Gary M Shaw
    March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, California Department of Health Services, California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, Oakland, CA 94606, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:328-33. 2002
    ..8 [0.5, 1.3]. These analyses generated potential clues regarding paternal occupational exposures as NTD risk factors. Risk variation observed by spina bifida phenotype is interesting and will need to be investigated further...
  70. pmc Priorities for development of research methods in occupational cancer
    Elizabeth M Ward
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1-12. 2003
    ..Progress in occupational cancer will require interdisciplinary research involving epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, and molecular biologists...
  71. 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...
  72. ncbi request reprint Is family history of breast cancer a marker of susceptibility to exposures in the incidence of de novo adult acute leukemia?
    Garth H Rauscher
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:289-94. 2003
    ..Family history of breast cancer might be a marker of susceptibility to a range of leukemia risk factors, whose effects are generally weak or nonexistent when considered alone...
  73. ncbi request reprint NTP-CERHR Expert Panel Report on the reproductive and developmental toxicity of 2-bromopropane
    Kim Boekelheide
    Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Reprod Toxicol 18:189-217. 2004
  74. ncbi request reprint Pooled analysis of alcohol dehydrogenase genotypes and head and neck cancer: a HuGE review
    Paul Brennan
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    Am J Epidemiol 159:1-16. 2004
    ..These considerations suggest the potential for the organization of a consortium of investigators conducting studies in this field...
  75. ncbi request reprint Parental exposure to medical radiation and neuroblastoma in offspring
    Tara Patton
    Arizona Cancer Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:178-85. 2004
    ..The data presented here, coupled with the lower radiation doses currently used, indicate that any further study of this question will require larger studies with improved exposure assessment...
  76. ncbi request reprint Selected genetic polymorphisms in MGMT, XRCC1, XPD, and XRCC3 and risk of head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis
    Wen Yi Huang
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, EPS 8113, MSC 7240, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1747-53. 2005
    ..Consistent findings from three case-control studies suggest that selected DNA repair enzymes may play a role in head and neck carcinogenesis...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint NTP-CERHR Expert Panel Report on the reproductive and developmental toxicity of styrene
    Ulrike Luderer
    University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol 77:110-93. 2006
  80. 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...
  81. 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...
  82. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in the sodium-dependent vitamin C transporters, SLC23A1, and SLC23A2 and risk for preterm delivery
    Hans Christian Erichsen
    Section on Genomic Variation, Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 163:245-54. 2006
    ..If the findings from this study are confirmed, they may serve as the foundation for genetic risk assessment of nutritional pathways in preterm birth...
  83. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms and survival from head and neck cancer
    Stacy A Geisler
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health and Science University, 611 SW Campus Drive, Mailcode SD544, Portland, OR 97201 3097, USA
    Head Neck 27:232-42. 2005
    ....
  84. 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
  85. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in folate metabolizing genes and risk for spontaneous preterm and small-for-gestational age birth
    Stephanie M Engel
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1231.e1-11. 2006
    ..Variants in the folate metabolism pathway affect the accumulation of homocysteine are modified by nutrient levels and have been linked to adverse birth outcomes...
  86. 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
    ....
  87. 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...
  88. 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
  89. 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
    ....
  90. 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...

Research Grants2

  1. CASE CONTROL STUDY OF RISK FACTORS FOR WILMS TUMOR
    Andrew Olshan; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This study will provide important new advances in our understanding of Wilms tumor given the study size, quality of exposure assessment, and incorporation of clinical and biological markers of etiologic heterogeneity. ..
  2. Gene Environment Interaction in Head and Neck Cancer
    Andrew Olshan; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed study should contribute knowledge on gene-environment interactions for cancer of the head and neck, but also for other tobacco- and alcohol-related cancers and possibly cancers of unknown etiology. ..