Research Highlights from EGRP Grantees - 2016

Research Highlights by EGRP Grantees

EGRP staff nominated and voted for manuscripts published in 2016 by EGRP grantees that were deemed to have the greatest potential scientific and/or public health impact. The final selections for EGRP's 2016 Research Highlights are presented below.

EGRP funds research in human populations to understand determinants of cancer occurrence and outcomes. The Program is the largest funder of cancer epidemiology grants nationally and worldwide, awarding more than 240 grants and cooperative agreements annually. View a full list of active EGRP grantsExternal Web Site Policy.

The research featured below was funded in full or in part by EGRP:

Breast Cancer

Prolonged Nightly Fasting and Breast Cancer Prognosis

Marinac CR, Nelson SH, Breen CI, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Pierce JP, Flatt SW, Sears DD, Patterson RE. Prolonged Nightly Fasting and Breast Cancer PrognosisExternal Web Site Policy. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Aug 1;2(8):1049-55.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Loki Natarajan, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego.


Colorectal Cancer

Is Adherence to Diet, Physical Activity, and Body Weight Cancer Prevention Recommendations Associated with Colorectal Cancer Incidence in African American Women?

Nomura SJO, Dash C, Rosenberg L, Yu J, Palmer JR, Adams-Campbell LL. Is Adherence to Diet, Physical Activity, and Body Weight Cancer Prevention Recommendations Associated with Colorectal Cancer Incidence in African American Women?External Web Site Policy Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Jul;27(7):869-79.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Lynn Rosenberg, Ph.D., of Boston University.

Metabolic Dysfunction, Obesity, and Survival Among Patients with Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer

Cespedes-Feliciano EM, Kroenke CH, Meyerhardt JA, Prado CM, Bradshaw PT, Dannenberg AJ, Kwan ML, Xiao J, Quesenberry C, Weltzien EK, Castillo AL, Caan BJ. Metabolic Dysfunction, Obesity, and Survival Among Patients With Early-Stage Colorectal CancerExternal Web Site Policy. J Clin Oncol. Oct;34(30):3664-3671.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Bette J. Caan, Dr.P.H., of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute.


Head and Neck Cancer

Associations of Oral α-, β-, and γ-Human Papillomavirus Types With Risk of Incident Head and Neck Cancer

Agalliu I, Gapstur S, Chen Z, Wang T, Anderson RL, Teras L, Kreimer AR, Hayes RB, Freedman ND, Burk RD. Associations of Oral α-, β-, and γ-Human Papillomavirus Types With Risk of Incident Head and Neck CancerExternal Web Site Policy. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jan 21;2(5):599-606.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Robert D. Burk, M.D., of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Multiple Cancers

The OncoArray Consortium: A Network for Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Common Cancers

Amos CI, Dennis J, Wang Z, Byun J, Schumacher FR, Gayther SA, Casey G, Hunter DJ, Sellers TA, Gruber SB, Dunning AM, Michailidou K, Fachal L, Doheny K, Spurdle AB, Li Y, Xiao X, Romm J, Pugh E, Coetzee GA, Hazelett DJ, Bojesen SE, Caga-Anan C, Haiman CA, Kamal A, Luccarini C, Tessier D, Vincent D, Bacot F, Van Den Berg DJ, Nelson S, Demetriades S, Goldgar DE, Couch FJ, Forman JL, Giles GG, Conti DV, Bickeböller H, Risch A, Waldenberger M, Brüske-Hohlfeld I, Hicks BD, Ling H, McGuffog L, Lee A, Kuchenbaecker K, Soucy P, Manz J, Cunningham JM, Butterbach K, Kote-Jarai Z, Kraft P, FitzGerald L, Lindstrom S, Adams M, McKay JD, Phelan CM, Benlloch S, Kelemen LE, Brennan P, Riggan M, O'Mara TA, Shen H, Shi YY, Thompson DJ, Goodman MT, Nielsen SF, Berchuck A, Laboissiere S, Schmit SL, Shelford T, Edlund CK, Taylor JA, Field JK, Park SK, Offit K, Thomassen M, Schmutzler R, Ottini L, Hung RJ, Marchini J, Amin A, Olama A, Peters U, Eeles RA, Seldin MF, Gillanders E, Seminara D, Antoniou AC, Pharoah PD, Chenevix-Trench G, Chanock SJ, Simard J, Easton DF. The OncoArray Consortium: A Network for Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Common CancersExternal Web Site Policy. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jan;26(1):126-135.

This research was funded by EGRP grants to Christopher Amos, Ph.D., of the University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center; Fergus Joseph Couch, Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic Rochester; Wendy Cozen, D.O., M.P.H., of the University of Southern California; Ellen L. Goode, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Mayo Clinic Rochester; Stephen B. Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of Southern California; Christopher A. Haiman, Sc.D., of the University of Southern California; Esther M. John, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California; Thomas A. Sellers, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; and Nelson K. Steenland, Ph.D., M.S., of Emory University.


Pediatric Cancer

Caesarean Delivery and Risk of Childhood Leukaemia: A Pooled Analysis from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC)

Marcotte EL, Thomopoulos TP, Infante-Rivard C, Clavel J, Petridou ET, Schüz J,Ezzat S, Dockerty JD, Metayer C, Magnani C, Scheurer ME, Mueller BA, Mora AM, Wesseling C, Skalkidou A, Rashed WM, Francis SS, Ajrouche R, Erdmann F, Orsi L, Spector LG. Caesarean Delivery and Risk of Childhood Leukaemia: A Pooled Analysis from the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium (CLIC)External Web Site Policy. Lancet Haematol. 2016 Apr;3(4):e176-85.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Patricia A. Buffler, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of California, Berkeley.

Cumulative Burden of Cardiovascular Morbidity in Paediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Survivors of Hodgkin's Lymphoma: An Analysis from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study

Bhakta N, Liu Q, Yeo F, Baassiri M, Ehrhardt MJ, Srivastava DK, Metzger ML, Krasin MJ, Ness KK, Hudson MM, Yasui Y, Robison LL. Cumulative Burden of Cardiovascular Morbidity in Paediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Survivors of Hodgkin's Lymphoma: An Analysis from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort StudyExternal Web Site Policy. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Sep;17(9):1325-34.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Melissa M. Hudson, M.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


Skin Cancer

Association Between Indoor Tanning and Melanoma in Younger Men and Women

Lazovich DA, Isaksson-Vogel R, Weinstock MA, Nelson HH, Ahmed RL, Berwick M. Association Between Indoor Tanning and Melanoma in Younger Men and WomenExternal Web Site Policy. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Mar;152(3):268-75.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to DeAnn Lazovich, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the University of Minnesota.


Survivorship

Breast Cancer Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors Without a History of Chest Radiotherapy: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study

Henderson TP, Moskowitz CS, Chou JF, Bradbury AR, Neglia JP, Dang CT, Onel K, Friedman DN, Bhatia S, Strong LC, Stovall M, Kenney LB, Barnea D, Lorenzi E, Hammond S, Leisenring WM, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Diller LR, Oeffinger KC. Breast Cancer Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors Without a History of Chest Radiotherapy: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor StudyExternal Web Site Policy. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Mar 20;34(9):910-8.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Chaya Moskowitz, Ph.D., of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute.

Morbidity and Mortality Differences Between Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors and Other Cancer Survivors

Chow EJ, Cushing-Haugen KL, Cheng GS, Boeckh M, Khera N, Lee SJ, Leisenring WM, Martin PJ, Mueller BA, Schwartz SM, Baker KS. Morbidity and Mortality Differences Between Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors and Other Cancer SurvivorsExternal Web Site Policy. J Clin Oncol. Epub 2016 Nov 21.

This research was funded by an EGRP grant to Eric Jessen Chow, M.D., M.P.H., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

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