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Peer-reviewed epidemiology journal articles 2011

Breast Cancer

Ali AM, Dawson SJ, Blows FM, Provenzano E, Ellis IO, Baglietto L, Huntsman D, Caldas C, Pharoah PD. Comparison of methods for handling missing data on immunohistochemical markers in survival analysis of breast cancer. Br J Cancer. 2011;104:693-699

Baglietto L, Krishnan K, Severi G, Hodge A, Brinkman M, English DR, McLean C, Hopper JL, Giles GG. Dietary patterns and risk of breast cancer. Br J Cancer. 2011;104:524-531

Broeks A, Schmidt MK, Sherman ME, et al. Low penetrance breast cancer susceptibility loci are associated with specific breast tumor subtypes: Findings from the breast cancer association consortium. Hum Mol Genet. 2011;20:3289-3303

Figueroa JD, Garcia-Closas M, Humphreys M, et al. Associations of common variants at 1p11.2 and 14q24.1 (rad51l1) with breast cancer risk and heterogeneity by tumor subtype: Findings from the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. Hum Mol Genet. 2011;20:4693-4706

Haiman CA, Chen GK, Vachon CM, et al. A common variant at the tert-clptm1l locus is associated with estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer (letter). Nat Genet. 2011;43:1210-1214

Key TJ, Appleby PN, Reeves GK, et al. Circulating sex hormones and breast cancer risk factors in postmenopausal women: Reanalysis of 13 studies. Br J Cancer. 2011;105:709-722

Lin WY, Camp NJ, Cannon-Albright LA, et al. A role for XRCC2 gene polymorphisms in breast cancer risk and survival. J Med Genet. 2011;48:477-484

Milne RL, Goode EL, Garcia-Closas M, et al. Confirmation of 5p12 as a susceptibility locus for progesterone-receptor-positive, lower grade breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011;20:2222-2231

Milne RL, John EM, Knight JA, Dite GS, Southey MC, Giles GG, Apicella C, West DW, Andrulis IL, Whittemore AS, Hopper JL. The potential value of sibling controls compared with population controls for association studies of lifestyle-related risk factors: An example from the Breast Cancer Family Registry. Int J Epidemiol. 2011;40:1342-1354

Milne RL, Lorenzo-Bermejo J, Burwinkel B, et al. 7q21-rs6964587 and breast cancer risk: An extended case-control study by the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. J Med Genet. 2011;48:698-702

Park DJ, Odefrey FA, Hammet F, Giles GG, Baglietto L, Abcfs, Mccs, Hopper JL, Schmidt DF, Makalic E, Sinilnikova OM, Goldgar DE, Southey MC. FAN1 variants identified in multiple-case early-onset breast cancer families via exome sequencing: No evidence for association with risk for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011;130:1043-1049

Park DJ, Southey MC, Giles GG, Hopper JL. No evidence of MMTV-like env sequences in specimens from the Australian Breast Cancer Family Study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011;125:229-235

Peterlongo P, Caleca L, Cattaneo E, et al. The rs12975333 variant in the mir-125a and breast cancer risk in Germany, Italy, Australia and Spain. J Med Genet. 2011;48:703-704

Smith LD, Tesoriero AA, Wong EM, Ramus SJ, O'Malley FP, Mulligan AM, Terry MB, Senie RT, Santella RM, John EM, Andrulis IL, Ozcelik H, Daly MB, Godwin AK, Buys SS, Fox S, Goldgar DE, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Southey MC. Contribution of large genomic brca1 alterations to early-onset breast cancer selected for family history and tumour morphology: A report from the breast cancer family registry. Breast Cancer Res. 2011;13:R14

Southey MC, Ramus SJ, Dowty JG, Smith LD, Tesoriero AA, Wong EE, Dite GS, Jenkins MA, Byrnes GB, Winship I, Phillips KA, Giles GG, Hopper JL. Morphological predictors of brca1 germline mutations in young women with breast cancer. Br J Cancer. 2011;104:903-909

Stevens KN, Garcia-Closas M, Fredericksen Z, et al. Evaluation of variation in the phosphoinositide-3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha oncogene and breast cancer risk. Br J Cancer. 2011;105:1934-1939

Stevens KN, Vachon CM, Lee AM, et al. Common breast cancer susceptibility loci are associated with triple-negative breast cancer. Cancer Res. 2011;71:6240-6249

Colorectal Cancer

Parry S, Win AK, Parry B, Macrae FA, Gurrin LC, Church JM, Baron JA, Giles GG, Leggett BA, Winship I, Lipton L, Young GP, Young JP, Lodge CJ, Southey MC, Newcomb PA, Le Marchand L, Haile RW, Lindor NM, Gallinger S, Hopper JL, Jenkins MA. Metachronous colorectal cancer risk for mismatch repair gene mutation carriers: The advantage of more extensive colon surgery. Gut. 2011;60:950-957

van Vliet CM, Dowty JG, van Vliet JL, Smith L, Mead LJ, Macrae FA, St John DJ, Giles GG, Southey MC, Jenkins MA, Velan GM, Hopper JL. Dependence of colorectal cancer risk on the parent-of-origin of mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes. Hum Mutat. 2011;32:207-212

Win AK, Dowty JG, English DR, Campbell PT, Young JP, Winship I, Macrae FA, Lipton L, Parry S, Young GP, Buchanan DD, Martinez ME, Jacobs ET, Ahnen DJ, Haile RW, Casey G, Baron JA, Lindor NM, Thibodeau SN, Newcomb PA, Potter JD, Le Marchand L, Gallinger S, Hopper JL, Jenkins MA. Body mass index in early adulthood and colorectal cancer risk for carriers and non-carriers of germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes. Br J Cancer. 2011;105:162-169

Wong EM, Southey MC, Fox SB, Brown MA, Dowty JG, Jenkins MA, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Dobrovic A. Constitutional methylation of the brca1 promoter is specifically associated with brca1 mutation-associated pathology in early-onset breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011;4:23-33

Yang XR, Chang-Claude J, Goode EL, et al. Associations of breast cancer risk factors with tumor subtypes: A pooled analysis from the breast cancer association consortium studies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103:250-263

Prostate Cancer

Kote-Jarai Z, Amin Al Olama A, Leongamornlert D, et al. Identification of a novel prostate cancer susceptibility variant in the klk3 gene transcript. Hum Genet. 2011;129:687-694

Kote-Jarai Z, Olama AA, Giles GG, et al. Seven prostate cancer susceptibility loci identified by a multi-stage genome-wide association study. Nat Genet. 2011;43:785-791

Lindstrom S, Schumacher F, et al. Characterizing associations and SNP-environment interactions for GWAS-identified prostate cancer risk markers--results from BPC3. PLoS One. 2011;6:e17142

Macinnis RJ, Antoniou AC, Eeles RA, et al. A risk prediction algorithm based on family history and common genetic variants: Application to prostate cancer with potential clinical impact. Genet Epidemiol. 2011;35:549-556

Schumacher FR, Berndt SI, Siddiq A, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies new prostate cancer susceptibility loci. Hum Mol Genet. 2011;20:3867-3875


Amos CI, Wang LE, Lee JE, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies novel loci predisposing to cutaneous melanoma. Hum Mol Genet. 2011;20:5012-5023

Barrett JH, Iles MM, Harland M, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies three new melanoma susceptibility loci. Nat Genet. 2011;43:1108-1113

Cust AE, Armstrong BK, Goumas C, Jenkins MA, Schmid H, Hopper JL, Kefford RF, Giles GG, Aitken JF, Mann GJ. Sunbed use during adolescence and early adulthood is associated with increased risk of early-onset melanoma. Int J Cancer. 2011;128:2425-2435

Cust AE, Harland M, Makalic E, et al. Melanoma risk for cdkn2a mutation carriers who are relatives of population-based case carriers in Australia and the UK. J Med Genet. 2011;48:266-272

Cust AE, Jenkins MA, Goumas C, Armstrong BK, Schmid H, Aitken JF, Giles GG, Kefford RF, Hopper JL, Mann GJ. Early-life sun exposure and risk of melanoma before age 40 years. Cancer Causes Control. 2011;22:885-897

Macgregor S, Montgomery GW, Liu JZ, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies a new melanoma susceptibility locus at 1q21.3. Nat Genet. 2011;43:1114-1118

Schoof N, Iles MM, Bishop DT, Newton-Bishop JA, Barrett JH, Genomel C. Pathway-based analysis of a melanoma genome-wide association study: Analysis of genes related to tumour-immunosuppression. PLoS One. 2011;6:e29451

Yokoyama S, Woods SL, Boyle GM, et al. A novel recurrent mutation in mitf predisposes to familial and sporadic melanoma (letter). Nature. 2011;480:99-103

Youl PH, Baade PD, Parekh S, English D, Elwood M, Aitken JF. Association between melanoma thickness, clinical skin examination and socioeconomic status: Results of a large population-based study (letter). Int J Cancer. 2011;128:2158-2165

Bladder Cancer

Brinkman MT, Buntinx F, Kellen E, Dagnelie PC, Van Dongen MC, Muls E, Zeegers MP. Dietary intake of micronutrients and the risk of developing bladder cancer: Results from the belgian case-control study on bladder cancer risk. Cancer Causes Control. 2011;22:469-478

Brinkman MT, Buntinx F, Kellen E, Van Dongen MC, Dagnelie PC, Muls E, Zeegers MP. Consumption of animal products, olive oil and dietary fat and results from the Belgian case-control study on bladder cancer risk. Eur J Cancer. 2011;47:436-442

Pancreatic Cancer

Bao Y, Michaud DS, Spiegelman D, et al. Folate intake and risk of pancreatic cancer: Pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011;103:1840-1850

Genkinger JM, Spiegelman D, Anderson KE, et al. A pooled analysis of 14 cohort studies of anthropometric factors and pancreatic cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2011;129:1708-1717

Other Cancer

Baglietto L, Giles GG, English DR, Karahalios A, Hopper JL, Severi G. Alcohol consumption and risk of glioblastoma; evidence from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. Int J Cancer. 2011;128:1929-1934

Cardis E, Armstrong BK, Bowman JD, Giles GG, Hours M, Krewski D, McBride M, Parent ME, Sadetzki S, Woodward A, Brown J, Chetrit A, Figuerola J, Hoffmann C, Jarus-Hakak A, Montestruq L, Nadon L, Richardson L, Villegas R, Vrijheid M. Risk of brain tumours in relation to estimated rf dose from mobile phones: Results from five interphone countries. Occup Environ Med. 2011;68:631-640

Coleman MP, Forman D, Bryant H, Butler J, Rachet B, Maringe C, Nur U, Tracey E, Coory M, Hatcher J, McGahan CE, Turner D, Marrett L, Gjerstorff ML, Johannesen TB, Adolfsson J, Lambe M, Lawrence G, Meechan D, Morris EJ, Middleton R, Steward J, Richards MA. Cancer survival in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK, 1995-2007 (the international cancer benchmarking partnership): An analysis of population-based cancer registry data. Lancet. 2011;377:127-138

INTERPHONE. Acoustic neuroma risk in relation to mobile telephone use: Results of the interphone international case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol. 2011;35:453-464

Win AK, Dowty JG, Antill YC, English DR, Baron JA, Young JP, Giles GG, Southey MC, Winship I, Lipton L, Parry S, Thibodeau SN, Haile RW, Gallinger S, Le Marchand L, Lindor NM, Newcomb PA, Hopper JL, Jenkins MA. Body mass index in early adulthood and endometrial cancer risk for mismatch repair gene mutation carriers. Obstet Gynecol. 2011;117:899-905

Win AK, Jenkins MA, Buchanan DD, Clendenning M, Young JP, Giles GG, Goldblatt J, Leggett BA, Hopper JL, Thibodeau SN, Lindor NM. Determining the frequency of de novo germline mutations in DNA mismatch repair genes. J Med Genet. 2011;48:530-534

Other Conditions

Adams MKS, J. A.; Aung, K. Z.; Makeyeva, G. A.; Giles, G. G.; English, D. R.; Hopper, J.; Guymer, R. H.; Baird, P. N.; Robman, L. D. Abdominal obesity and age-related macular degeneration. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;173:1246-1255

Baxter JRR, L.; Huggins, C. E.; Brinkman, M.; Giles, G. G.; English, D.; Ma, G.; Eastman, C. J.; Nowson, C. A. Iodine status in Melbourne adults in the early 1990s and 2007-08. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2011;35:408-411

Burgess JA, Matheson MC, Gurrin LC, Byrnes GB, Adams KS, Wharton CL, Giles GG, Jenkins MA, Hopper JL, Abramson MJ, Walters EH, Dharmage SC. Factors influencing asthma remission: A longitudinal study from childhood to middle age. Thorax. 2011;66:508-513

Ferreira MA, Matheson MC, Duffy DL, et al. Identification of IL6R and chromosome 11q13.5 as risk loci for asthma. Lancet. 2011;378:1006-1014

Haapala I, Hodge A, McNeill G, Tseng M, Yngve A. Improving the quality of meals eaten or prepared outside the home (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:191-192

Haapala I, Tseng M, Hodge A, Yngve A, McNeill G. Nutritional well-being among older people (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:1891-1892

Harriss LRA, A. E.; Hunt, D.; Shaw, J.; Chambers, B.; Dewey, H.; Frayne, J.; Beauchamp, A.; Duve, K.; Giles, G. G.; Harrap, S.; Magliano, D. J.; Liew, D.; McNeil, J.; Peeters, A.; Stebbing, M.; Wolfe, R.; Tonkin, A. Accuracy of national mortality codes in identifying adjudicated cardiovascular deaths. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2011;35:466-476

Hodge A, Cunningham J, Maple-Brown L, Dunbar T, O'Dea K. Plasma carotenoids are associated with socioeconomic status in an urban indigenous population: An observational study. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:76

Hodge AME, D. R.; Itsiopoulos, C.; O'Dea, K.; Giles, G. G. Does a Mediterranean diet reduce the mortality risk associated with diabetes: Evidence from the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011;21:733-739

Hodge AMJ, A. J.; English, D. R.; O'Dea, K.; Giles, G. G. NMR-determined lipoprotein subclass profile is associated with dietary composition and body size. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2011;21:603-609

Huggins CEOR, S.; Brinkman, M.; Hodge, A.; Giles, G. G.; English, D. R.; Nowson, C. A. Relationship of urinary sodium and sodium-to-potassium ratio to blood pressure in older adults in Australia. Med J Aust. 2011;195:128-132

Huxley RRB, F.; Lam, T. H.; Czernichow, S.; Fang, X.; Welborn, T.; Shaw, J.; Ueshima, H.; Zimmet, P.; Jee, S. H.; Patel, J. V.; Caterson, I.; Perkovic, V.; Woodward, M. Isolated low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease: An individual participant data meta-analysis of 23 studies in the Asia-Pacific region. Circulation. 2011;124:2056-2064

Lam EK, Batty GD, Huxley RR, Martiniuk AL, Barzi F, Lam TH, Lawes CM, Giles GG, Welborn T, Ueshima H, Tamakoshi A, Woo J, Kim HC, Fang X, Czernichow S, Woodward M. Associations of diabetes mellitus with site-specific cancer mortality in the Asia-Pacific region. Ann Oncol. 2011;22:730-738

Mackerras D, Powers J, Boorman J, Loxton D, Giles GG. Estimating the impact of mandatory fortification of bread with iodine on pregnant and post-partum women. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011;65:1118-1122

Maple-Brown LJ, Cunningham J, Hodge AM, Weeramanthri T, Dunbar T, Lawton PD, Zimmet PZ, Chadban SJ, Polkinghorne KR, Shaw JE, O'Dea K. High rates of albuminuria but not of low EGFR in urban indigenous Australians: The Druid Study. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:346

Martin PE, Matheson MC, Gurrin L, Burgess JA, Osborne N, Lowe AJ, Morrison S, Meszaros D, Giles GG, Abramson MJ, Walters EH, Allen KJ, Dharmage SC. Childhood eczema and rhinitis predict atopic but not nonatopic adult asthma: A prospective cohort study over 4 decades. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;127:1473-1479 e1471

Muller DC, Giles GG, Bassett J, Morris HA, Manning JT, Hopper JL, English DR, Severi G. Second to fourth digit ratio (2d:4d) and concentrations of circulating sex hormones in adulthood. Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2011;9:57

Muller DC, Giles GG, Manning JT, Hopper JL, English DR, Severi G. Second to fourth digit ratio (2d:4d) and prostate cancer risk in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. Br J Cancer. 2011;105:438-440

Wang YS, J. A.; Wluka, A. E.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; Graves, S.; Cicuttini, F. M. Meat consumption and risk of primary hip and knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: A prospective cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:17

Wang YS, J. A.; Wluka, A. E.; Teichtahl, A. J.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; Graves, S.; Cicuttini, F. M. Is physical activity a risk factor for primary knee or hip replacement due to osteoarthritis? A prospective cohort study. J Rheumatol. 2011;38:350-357

Woodward MT-M, R.; Murakami, Y.; Suh, I.; Fang, X.; Ueshima, H.; Lam, T. H. The epidemiology of stroke amongst women in the Asia-Pacific region. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2011;7:305-317

Yin JW, T.; Quinn, S.; Giles, G.; Jones, G. Beverage-specific alcohol intake and bone loss in older men and women: A longitudinal study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2011;65:526-532

Yip L, Zaloumis S, Irwin D, Severi G, Hopper J, Giles G, Harrap S, Sinclair R, Ellis J. Association analysis of oestrogen receptor beta gene (esr2) polymorphisms with female pattern hair loss (correspondence). Br J Dermatol. 2011

Yngve A, Haapala I, Hodge A, McNeill G, Tseng M. Vitamin D, dietary patterns, and food acquisition (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:1511-1512

Yngve A, Haapala I, McNeill G, Tseng M, Hodge A. The vulnerable child (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:1701

Yngve A, Hodge A, Tseng M, Haapala I, McNeill G. Public health nutrition interventions can be simple and effective (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:1321-1322

Yngve A, Tseng M, Haapala I, McNeill C, Hodge A. Vitamin D--the big D-bate (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:565

Yngve A, Tseng M, Haapala I, McNeill G, Hodge A. The local touch (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:943-944

Yngve A, Tseng M, McNeill G, Hodge A, Haapala I. Is the emperor nude? Impact factor or health impact factor? (editorial). Public Health Nutr. 2011;14:753

Scientific Methods

Beauchamp AT, A. M.; Kelsall, H.; Sundararajan, V.; English, D. R.; Sundaresan, L.; Wolfe, R.; Turrell, G.; Giles, G. G.; Peeters, A. Validation of de-identified record linkage to ascertain hospital admissions in a cohort study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2011;11:42

Bertalli NAA, K. J.; McLaren, C. E.; Turkovic, L.; Osborne, N. J.; Constantine, C. C.; Delatycki, M. B.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; Hopper, J. L.; Anderson, G. J.; Olynyk, J. K.; Powell, L. W.; Gurrin, L. C. A comparison of self-reported and record-linked blood donation history in an australian cohort. Transfusion. 2011;51:2189-2198