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Peer-reviewed epidemiology journal articles 2008

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Family Registry; Kathleen Cuningham Consortium for Research into Familial Breast Cancer (Australasia); Ontario Cancer Genetics Network (Canada). Smoking and risk of breast cancer in carriers of mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 aged less than 50 years. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;109:67-75

Dite GS, Gurrin LC, Byrnes GB, Stone J, Gunasekara A, McCredie MR, English DR, Giles GG, Cawson J, Hegele RA, Chiarelli AM, Yaffe MJ, Boyd NF, Hopper JL. Predictors of mammographic density: Insights gained from a novel regression analysis of a twin study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:3474-3481

Dowty JG, Lose F, Jenkins MA, Chang JH, Chen X, Beesley J, Dite GS, Southey MC, Byrnes GB, Tesoriero A, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Spurdle AB. The rad51d e233g variant and breast cancer risk: Population-based and clinic-based family studies of Australian women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;112:35-39

Frank B, Wiestler M, Kropp S, et al. Association of a common AKAP9 variant with breast cancer risk: A collaborative analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100:437-442

Garcia-Closas MH, P.; Nevanlinna, H.; Pooley, K.; et al. Heterogeneity of breast cancer associations with five susceptibility loci by clinical and pathological characteristics. PLoS Genet. 2008;4:e1000054

Hammet F, George J, Tesoriero AA, Jenkins MA, Schroen C, Smith L, Grabosch-Meehan A, Dite G, McCredie MR, Giles GG, Tavtigian SV, Hopper JL, Southey MC. Is BRCA2 c.9079 G>A a predisposing variant for early onset breast cancer? Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;109:177-179

Hopper JL, Dowty JG, Apicella C, Southey MC, Giles GG, Winship I. Towards more effective and equitable genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. J Med Genet. 2008;45:409-410

Johansson H, Gandini S, Bonanni B, Mariette F, Guerrieri-Gonzaga A, Serrano D, Cassano E, Ramazzotto F, Baglietto L, Sandri MT, Decensi A. Relationships between circulating hormone levels, mammographic percent density and breast cancer risk factors in postmenopausal women. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;108:57-67

Johnatty SE, Spurdle AB, Beesley J, Chen X, Hopper JL, Duffy DL, Chenevix-Trench G. Progesterone receptor polymorphisms and risk of breast cancer: Results from two Australian breast cancer studies. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008;109:91-99

Kavanagh AM, Byrnes GB, Nickson C, Cawson JN, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Gertig DM, English DR. Using mammographic density to improve breast cancer screening outcomes. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:2818-2824

Phillips KA, Osborne RH, Giles GG, Dite GS, Apicella C, Hopper JL, Milne RL. Psychosocial factors and survival of young women with breast cancer: A population-based prospective cohort study. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26:4666-4671

Rondanina G, Puntoni M, Severi G, Varricchio C, Zunino A, Feroce I, Bonanni B, Decensi A. Psychological and clinical factors implicated in decision making about a trial of low-dose tamoxifen in hormone replacement therapy users. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26:1537-1543

Tischkowitz M, Hamel N, Carvalho MA, Birrane G, Soni A, van Beers EH, Joosse SA, Wong N, Novak D, Quenneville LA, Grist SA, Nederlof PM, Goldgar DE, Tavtigian SV, Monteiro AN, Ladias JA, Foulkes WD. Pathogenicity of the brca1 missense variant m1775k is determined by the disruption of the brct phosphopeptide-binding pocket: A multi-modal approach. Eur J Hum Genet. 2008;16:820-832

Wong EM, Tesoriero AA, Pupo GM, McCredie MR, Giles GG, Hopper JL, Mann GJ, Goldgar DE, Southey MC. Is MSH2 a breast cancer susceptibility gene? Fam Cancer. 2008;7:151-155

Colorectal Cancer

English DRY, J. P.; Simpson, J. A.; Jenkins, M. A.; Southey, M. C.; Walsh, M. D.; Buchanan, D. D.; Barker, M. A.; Haydon, A. M.; Royce, S. G.; Roberts, A.; Parry, S.; Hopper, J. L.; Jass, J. J.; Giles, G. G. Ethnicity and risk for colorectal cancers showing somatic BRAF V600E mutation or CpG island methylator phenotype. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:1774-1780

Pittman AMW, E.; Carvajal-Carmona, L.; Howarth, K.; et al. Refinement of the basis and impact of common 11q23.1 variation to the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Hum Mol Genet. 2008;17:3720-3727

Senter L, Clendenning M, Sotamaa K, Hampel H, Green J, Potter JD, Lindblom A, Lagerstedt K, Thibodeau SN, Lindor NM, Young J, Winship I, Dowty JG, White DM, Hopper JL, Baglietto L, Jenkins MA, de la Chapelle A. The clinical phenotype of lynch syndrome due to germ-line PMS2 mutations. Gastroenterology. 2008;135:419-428

Tomlinson IP, Webb E, Carvajal-Carmona L, et al. A genome-wide association study identifies colorectal cancer susceptibility loci on chromosomes 10p14 and 8q23.3. Nat Genet. 2008;40:623-630

Prostate Cancer

Bartsch G, Horninger W, Klocker H, Pelzer A, Bektic J, Oberaigner W, Schennach H, Schafer G, Frauscher F, Boniol M, Severi G, Robertson C, Boyle P. Tyrol Prostate Cancer Demonstration Project: Early detection, treatment, outcome, incidence and mortality. BJU Int. 2008;101:809-816

Cowan R, Meiser B, Giles GG, Lindeman GJ, Gaff CL. The beliefs, and reported and intended behaviors of unaffected men in response to their family history of prostate cancer. Genet Med. 2008;10:430-438

Eeles RAK-J, Z.; Giles, G. G.; Olama, A. A.; et al. Multiple newly identified loci associated with prostate cancer susceptibility. Nat Genet. 2008;40:316-321

Kote-Jarai Z, Easton DF, Stanford JL, et al. Multiple novel prostate cancer predisposition loci confirmed by an international study: The PRACTICAL Consortium. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:2052-2061

Petersen DCS, G.; Hoang, H. N.; Padilla, E. J.; Southey, M. C.; English, D. R.; Hopper, J. L.; Giles, G. G.; Hayes, V. M. No association between common chemokine and chemokine receptor gene variants and prostate cancer risk. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17:3615-3617

Roddam AW, Allen NE, Appleby P, Key TJ. Endogenous sex hormones and prostate cancer: A collaborative analysis of 18 prospective studies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100:170-183

Roddam AW, Allen NE, Appleby P, et al. Insulin-like growth factors, their binding proteins, and prostate cancer risk: Analysis of individual patient data from 12 prospective studies. Ann Intern Med. 2008;149:461-471, W483-468

Severi G, Byrnes GB, Hopper JL. Five genetic variants associated with prostate cancer. N Engl J Med. 2008;358:2739-2740; author reply 2741

Severi GH, V. M.; Tesoriero, A. A.; Southey, M. C.; Hoang, H. N.; Padilla, E. J.; Morris, H. A.; English, D. R.; Sutherland, R. L.; Boyle, P.; Hopper, J. L.; Giles, G. G. The rs743572 common variant in the promoter of CYP17A1 is not associated with prostate cancer risk or circulating hormonal levels. BJU Int. 2008;101:492-496

Other Cancer

Baili P, Micheli A, De Angelis R, Weir HK, Francisci S, Santaquilani M, Hakulinen T, Quaresmas M, Coleman MP. Life tables for world-wide comparison of relative survival for cancer (CONCORD Study). Tumori. 2008;94:658-668

Brinkman MZ, M. P. Nutrition, total fluid and bladder cancer. Scand J Urol Nephrol Suppl. 2008:25-36

Brown KM, Macgregor S, Montgomery GW, et al. Common sequence variants on 20q11.22 confer melanoma susceptibility. Nat Genet. 2008;40:838-840

Buchbinder R, Barber M, Heuzenroeder L, Wluka AE, Giles G, Hall S, Harkness A, Lewis D, Littlejohn G, Miller MH, Ryan PF, Jolley D. Incidence of melanoma and other malignancies among rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate. Arthritis Rheum. 2008;59:794-799

Cher L, Rosenthal MA, Drummond KJ, Dally M, Murphy M, Ashley D, Thursfield V, Giles GG. The use of chemotherapy in patients with gliomas: Patterns of care in Victoria from 1998-2000. J Clin Neurosci. 2008;15:398-401

Coleman MP, Quaresma M, Berrino F, Lutz JM, De Angelis R, Capocaccia R, Baili P, Rachet B, Gatta G, Hakulinen T, Micheli A, Sant M, Weir HK, Elwood JM, Tsukuma H, Koifman S, GA ES, Francisci S, Santaquilani M, Verdecchia A, Storm HH, Young JL. Cancer survival in five continents: A worldwide population-based study (CONCORD). Lancet Oncol. 2008;9:730-756

Ghoussaini MS, H.; Koessler, T.; Al Olama, A. A.; et al. Multiple loci with different cancer specificities within the 8q24 gene desert. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100:962-966

Guzzi G, Severi G. Sarcoidosis (letter). N Engl J Med. 2008;358:1402-1403; author reply 1404-1405

Lee JE, Spiegelman D, Hunter DJ, et al. Fat, protein, and meat consumption and renal cell cancer risk: A pooled analysis of 13 prospective studies. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2008;100:1695-1706

Milne E, Simpson JA, English DR. Appearance of melanocytic nevi on the backs of young Australian children: A 7-year longitudinal study. Melanoma Res. 2008;18:22-28

Mitchell HE, D. R.; Elliott, F.; Gengos, M.; Barrett, J. H.; Giles, G. G.; Forman, D. Immunoblotting using multiple antigens is essential to demonstrate the true risk of helicobacter pylori infection for gastric cancer. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2008;28:903-910

Rosenthal MA, Ashley DM, Drummond KJ, Dally M, Murphy M, Cher L, Thursfield V, Giles GG. Brain stem gliomas: Patterns of care in Victoria from 1998-2000. J Clin Neurosci. 2008;15:237-240

Rosenthal MA, Ashley DM, Drummond KJ, Dally M, Murphy M, Cher L, Thursfield V, Giles GG. Intramedullary spinal cord tumors: Patterns of care in victoria from 1998-2000. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;4:77-80

Other Conditions

Allen KJG, L. C.; Constantine, C. C.; Osborne, N. J.; Delatycki, M. B.; Nicoll, A. J.; McLaren, C. E.; Bahlo, M.; Nisselle, A. E.; Vulpe, C. D.; Anderson, G. J.; Southey, M. C.; Giles, G. G.; English, D. R.; Hopper, J. L.; Olynyk, J. K.; Powell, L. W.; Gertig, D. M. Iron-overload-related disease in HFE hereditary hemochromatosis (editorial). N Engl J Med. 2008;358:221-230

Barzi FH, R.; Jamrozik, K.; Lam, T. H.; Ueshima, H.; Gu, D.; Kim, H. C.; Woodward, M. Association of smoking and smoking cessation with major causes of mortality in the Asia Pacific region: The Asia Pacific Cohort Studies Collaboration. Tob Control. 2008;17:166-172

Berry PAT, A. J.; Galevska-Dimitrovska, A.; Hanna, F. S.; Wluka, A. E.; Wang, Y.; Urquhart, D. M.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; Cicuttini, F. M. Vastus medialis cross-sectional area is positively associated with patella cartilage and bone volumes in a pain-free community-based population. Arthritis Res Ther. 2008;10:R143

Brazionis L, Rowley K, Sr., Itsiopoulos C, Harper CA, O'Dea K. Homocysteine and diabetic retinopathy . Diabetes Care. 2008;31:50-56

Brazionis L, Rowley K, Jenkins A, Itsiopoulos C, O'Dea K. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 activity in type 2 diabetes: A different relationship with coronary heart disease and diabetic retinopathy. Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 2008;28:786-791

Chong EW, Kreis AJ, Wong TY, Simpson JA, Guymer RH. Alcohol consumption and the risk of age-related macular degeneration: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008;145:707-715

Chong EW, Kreis AJ, Wong TY, Simpson JA, Guymer RH. Dietary omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake in the primary prevention of age-related macular degeneration: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;126:826-833

Obesity in Asia Collaboration. Is central obesity a better discriminator of the risk of hypertension than body mass index in ethnically diverse populations? J Hypertens. 2008;26:169-177

Collins CE, Young AF, Hodge A. Diet quality is associated with higher nutrient intake and self-rated health in mid-aged women. J Am Coll Nutr. 2008;27:146-157

Constantine CCG, L. C.; McLaren, C. E.; Bahlo, M.; Anderson, G. J.; Vulpe, C. D.; Forrest, S. M.; Allen, K. J.; Gertig, D. M. SNP selection for genes of iron metabolism in a study of genetic modifiers of hemochromatosis. BMC Med Genet. 2008;9:18

Davies-Tuck MLW, A. E.; Wang, Y.; Teichtahl, A. J.; Jones, G.; Ding, C.; Cicuttini, F. M. The natural history of cartilage defects in people with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2008;16:337-342

Gurrin LCO, N. J.; Constantine, C. C.; McLaren, C. E.; English, D. R.; Gertig, D. M.; Delatycki, M. B.; Southey, M. C.; Hopper, J. L.; Giles, G. G.; Anderson, G. J.; Olynyk, J. K.; Powell, L. W.; Allen, K. J. The natural history of serum iron indices for HFE C282Y homozygosity associated with hereditary hemochromatosis. Gastroenterology. 2008;135:1945-1952

Guzzi G, Fogazzi GB, Cantu M, Minoia C, Ronchi A, Pigatto PD, Severi G. Dental amalgam, mercury toxicity, and renal autoimmunity. Journal of environmental pathology, toxicology and oncology : official organ of the International Society for Environmental Toxicology and Cancer. 2008;27:147-155

Huxley RJ, W. P.; Barzi, F.; Patel, J. V.; Lear, S. A.; Suriyawongpaisal, P.; Janus, E.; Caterson, I.; Zimmet, P.; Prabhakaran, D.; Reddy, S.; Woodward, M. Ethnic comparisons of the cross-sectional relationships between measures of body size with diabetes and hypertension. Obes Rev. 2008;9 Suppl 1:53-61

Lee CMH, R. R.; Woodward, M.; Zimmet, P.; Shaw, J.; Cho, N. H.; Kim, H. R.; Viali, S.; Tominaga, M.; Vistisen, D.; Borch-Johnsen, K.; Colagiuri, S. Comparisons of metabolic syndrome definitions in four populations of the Asia-Pacific region. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2008;6:37-46

Lee CMH, R. R.; Woodward, M.; Zimmet, P.; Shaw, J.; Cho, N. H.; Kim, H. R.; Viali, S.; Tominaga, M.; Vistisen, D.; Borch-Johnsen, K.; Colagiuri, S. The metabolic syndrome identifies a heterogeneous group of metabolic component combinations in the Asia-Pacific region. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2008;81:377-380

Nakamura KB, F.; Lam, T. H.; Huxley, R.; Feigin, V. L.; Ueshima, H.; Woo, J.; Gu, D.; Ohkubo, T.; Lawes, C. M.; Suh, I.; Woodward, M. Cigarette smoking, systolic blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases in the Asia-Pacific region. Stroke. 2008;39:1694-1702

Teichtahl AJW, Y.; Wluka, A. E.; Szramka, M.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; O'Sullivan, R.; Cicuttini, F. M. The longitudinal relationship between body composition and patella cartilage in healthy adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008;16:421-427

Teichtahl AJW, Y.; Wluka, A. E.; Cicuttini, F. M. Obesity and knee osteoarthritis: New insights provided by body composition studies. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008;16:232-240

Wang YW, A. E.; Hodge, A. M.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; O'Sullivan, R.; Cicuttini, F. M. Effect of fatty acids on bone marrow lesions and knee cartilage in healthy, middle-aged subjects without clinical knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2008;16:579-583

Wluka AEW, Y.; Davies-Tuck, M.; English, D. R.; Giles, G. G.; Cicuttini, F. M. Bone marrow lesions predict progression of cartilage defects and loss of cartilage volume in healthy middle-aged adults without knee pain over 2 yrs. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008;47:1392-1396

Woodward M, Martiniuk A, Lee CM, Lam TH, Vanderhoorn S, Ueshima H, Fang X, Kim HC, Rodgers A, Patel A, Jamrozik K, Huxley R. Elevated total cholesterol: Its prevalence and population attributable fraction for mortality from coronary heart disease and ischaemic stroke in the Asia-Pacific region. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2008;15:397-401