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  • Nichols HB, Schoemaker MJ, Cai J, Xu J, Wright LB, Brook MN, Jones ME, Adami HO, Baglietto L, Bertrand KA, Blot WJ, Boutron-Ruault MC, Dorronsoro M, Dossus L, Eliassen AH, Giles GG, Gram IT, Hankinson SE, Hoffman-Bolton J, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Kitahara CM, Larsson SC, Linet M, Merritt MA, Milne RL, Pala V, Palmer JR, Peeters PH, Riboli E, Sund M, Tamimi RM, Tjønneland A, Trichopoulou A, Ursin G, Vatten L, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Wolk A, Zheng W, Weinberg CR, Swerdlow AJ, Sandler DP. Breast cancer risk after recent childbirth: a pooled analysis of 15 prospective studies. exit disclaimer Annals of Internal Medicine. Epub 2018 Dec 11. (Free full text not yet available.)

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      2019

      • Jiang X, Finucane HK, Schumacher FR, Schmit SL, Tyrer JP, Han Y, Michailidou K, Lesseur C, Kuchenbaecker KB, Dennis J, Conti DV, Casey G, Gaudet MM, Huyghe JR, …, Sandler DP, …, Taylor JA, …,Weinberg CR, …, Lane JM, Saxena R, Thomas D, Hung RJ, Diergaarde B, McKay J, Peters U, Hsu L, García-Closas M, Eeles RA, Chenevix-Trench G, Brennan PJ, Haiman CA, Simard J, Easton DF, Gruber SB, Pharoah PDP, Price AL, Pasaniuc B, Amos CI, Kraft P, Lindström S. Shared heritability and functional enrichment across six solid cancers. exit disclaimer Nature Communications. 2019 Jan 25;10(1):431.
      • Mavaddat N, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Lush M, Fachal L, Lee A, Tyrer JP, Chen TH, Wang Q, Bolla MK, Yang X, …, Sandler DP, …, Taylor JA, …, Weinberg CR, …; ABCTB Investigators; kConFab/AOCS Investigators; NBCS Collaborators, Dunning AM, Thompson DJ, Chenevix-Trench G, Chang-Claude J, Schmidt MK, Hall P, Milne RL, Pharoah PDP, Antoniou AC, Chatterjee N, Kraft P, García-Closas M, Simard J, Easton DF. Polygenic risk scores for prediction of breast cancer and breast cancer subtypes. exit disclaimerThe American Journal of Human Genetics. 2019 Jan 3;104(1):21-34. Epub 2018 Dec 13. (Free full text not yet available.)
      • Trabert B, Poole EM, White E, Visvanathan K, Adami HO, Anderson GL, Brasky TM, Brinton LA, Fortner RT, Gaudet M, Hartge P, Hoffman-Bolton J, Jones M, Lacey JV Jr, Larsson SC, Mackenzie GG, Schouten LJ, Sandler DP, O'Brien K, Patel AV, Peters U, Prizment A, Robien K, Setiawan WV, Swerdlow A, van den Brandt PA, Weiderpass E, Wilkens LR, Wolk A, Wentzensen N, Tworoger SS; Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium (OC3). Analgesic use and ovarian cancer risk: an analysis in the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium. exit disclaimer Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2019 Feb 1;111(2):137-45. Epub 2018 May 31.
      • Yang Y, Wu L, Shu X, Lu Y, Shu XO, Cai Q, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Li B, Ye F, Berchuck A, Anton-Culver H, Banerjee S, Benitez J, Bjørge L, Brenton JD, Butzow R, Campbell IG, Chang-Claude J, Chen K, Cook LS, Cramer DW, deFazio A, Dennis J, Doherty JA, Dörk T, Eccles DM, Edwards DV, Fasching PA, Fortner RT, Gayther SA, Giles GG, Glasspool RM, Goode EL, Goodman MT, Gronwald J, Harris HR, Heitz F, Hildebrandt MA, Høgdall E, Høgdall CK, Huntsman DG, Kar SP, Karlan BY, Kelemen LE, Kiemeney LA, Kjaer SK, Koushik A, Lambrechts D, Le ND, Levine DA, Massuger LF, Matsuo K, May T, McNeish IA, Menon U, Modugno F, Monteiro AN, Moorman PG, Moysich KB, Ness RB, Nevanlinna H, Olsson H, Onland-Moret NC, Park SK, Paul J, Pearce CL, Pejovic T, Phelan CM, Pike MC, Ramus SJ, Riboli E, Rodriguez-Antona C, Romieu I, Sandler DP, Schildkraut JM, Setiawan VW, Shan K, Siddiqui N, Sieh W, Stampfer MJ, Sutphen R, Swerdlow AJ, Szafron LM, Teo SH, Tworoger SS, Tyrer JP, Webb PM, Wentzensen N, White E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Woo YL, Wu AH, Yan L, Yannoukakos D, Chenevix-Trench G, Sellers TA, Pharoah PDP, Zheng W, Long J. Genetic data from nearly 63,000 women of European descent predicts DNA methylation biomarkers and epithelial ovarian cancer risk. exit disclaimer Cancer Research. 2019 Feb 1;79(3):505-17. Epub 2018 Dec 17. (Free full text not yet available.)

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      2018

      • Ge W, Clendenen TV, Afanasyeva Y, Koenig KL, Agnoli C, Brinton LA, Dorgan JF, Eliassen AH, Falk RT, Hallmans G, Hankinson SE, Hoffman-Bolton J, Key TJ, Krogh V, Nichols HB, Sandler DP, Schoemaker MJ, Sluss PM, Sund M, Swerdlow AJ, Visvanathan K, Liu M, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A. Circulating anti-Müllerian hormone and breast cancer risk: A study in ten prospective cohorts. exit disclaimer International Journal of Cancer. 2018 Jun 1;142(11):2215-26. Epub 2018 Jan 8. (Free full text not yet available.)
      • Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group, Schoemaker MJ, Nichols HB, Wright LB, Brook MN, Jones ME, O'Brien KM, Adami HO, Baglietto L, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Boutron-Ruault MC, Braaten T, Chen Y, Connor AE, Dorronsoro M, Dossus L, Eliassen AH, Giles GG, Hankinson SE, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Kirsh VA, Kitahara CM, Koh WP, Larsson SC, Linet MS, Ma H, Masala G, Merritt MA, Milne RL, Overvad K, Ozasa K, Palmer JR, Peeters PH, Riboli E, Rohan TE, Sadakane A, Sund M, Tamimi RM, Trichopoulou A, Ursin G, Vatten L, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Yuan JM, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Sandler DP, Swerdlow AJ. Association of body mass index and age with subsequent breast cancer risk in premenopausal women. exit disclaimer JAMA Oncology. 2018 Nov 1;4(11):e181771. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

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        2017

        • 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, Lindström S, Adams M, McKay JD, Phelan CM, Benlloch S, Kelemen LE, Brennan P, Riggan M, O'Mara TA, Shen H, Shi Y, 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 Al 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 cancers. exit disclaimer Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2017 Jan;26(1):126-35. Epub 2016 Oct 3.
        • Michailidou K, Lindström S, Dennis J, Beesley J, Hui S, Kar S, Lemaçon A, Soucy P, Glubb D, Rostamianfar A, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Tyrer J, Dicks E, Lee A, Wang Z, Allen J, Keeman R, Eilber U, French JD, Qing Chen X, Fachal L, McCue K, McCart Reed AE, Ghoussaini M, Carroll JS, Jiang X, Finucane H,…, Sandler DP, …, Taylor JA, …, Weinberg CR, …, ABCTB Investigators; ConFab/AOCS Investigators, Lakhani SR, Antoniou AC, Droit A, Andrulis IL, Amos CI, Couch FJ, Pharoah PDP, Chang-Claude J, Hall P, Hunter DJ, Milne RL, García-Closas M, Schmidt MK, Chanock SJ, Dunning AM, Edwards SL, Bader GD, Chenevix-Trench G, Simard J, Kraft P, Easton DF. Association analysis identifies 65 new breast cancer risk loci. exit disclaimer Nature. 2017 Nov 2;551(7678):92-4. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
        • Milne RL, Kuchenbaecker KB, Michailidou K, Beesley J, Kar S, Lindström S, Hui S, Lemaçon A, Soucy P, Dennis J, Jiang X, Rostamianfar A, Finucane H, Bolla MK, McGuffog L, Wang Q, …, Sandler DP, …, Taylor JA, …, Weinberg CR, …, Gago-Dominguez M, Mannermaa A, Olsson H, Teixeira MR, Stone J, Offit K, Ottini L, Park SK, Thomassen M, Hall P, Meindl A, Schmutzler RK, Droit A, Bader GD, Pharoah PDP, Couch FJ, Easton DF, Kraft P, Chenevix-Trench G, García-Closas M, Schmidt MK, Antoniou AC, Simard J. Identification of ten variants associated with risk of estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer. exit disclaimer Nature Genetics. 2017 Dec;49(12):1767-78. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
        • Nichols HB, Schoemaker MJ, Wright LB, McGowan C, Brook MN, McClain KM, Jones ME, Adami HO, Agnoli C, Baglietto L, Bernstein L, Bertrand KA, Blot WJ, Boutron-Ruault MC, Butler L, Chen Y, Doody MM, Dossus L, Eliassen AH, Giles GG, Gram IT, Hankinson SE, Hoffman-Bolton J, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Kirsh VA, Kitahara CM, Koh WP, Larsson SC, Lund E, Ma H, Merritt MA, Milne RL, Navarro C, Overvad K, Ozasa K, Palmer JR, Peeters PH, Riboli E, Rohan TE, Sadakane A, Sund M, Tamimi RM, Trichopoulou A, Vatten L, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Sandler DP, Swerdlow AJ. The Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaboration: A pooling project of studies participating in the National Cancer Institute Cohort Consortium. exit disclaimer Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 2017 Sep;26(9):1360-9. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
        • O'Brien KM, Whelan DR, Sandler DP, Weinberg CR. Eating disorders and breast cancer. exit disclaimer Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 2017 Feb;26(2):206-11. Epub 2016 Oct 18.
        • Phelan CM, Kuchenbaecker KB, Tyrer JP, Kar SP, Lawrenson K, Winham SJ, Dennis J, Pirie A, Riggan MJ, Chornokur G, Earp MA, Lyra PC Jr, Lee JM, Coetzee S, Beesley J, McGuffog L, Soucy P, Dicks E, Lee A, Barrowdale D, Lecarpentier J, Leslie G, …, D'Aloisio AA, …, Sandler DP, …, Taylor JA, …, Weinberg CR, …, Narod SA, Easton DF, Amos CI, Schildkraut JM, Ramus SJ, Ottini L, Goodman MT, Park SK, Kelemen LE, Risch HA, Thomassen M, Offit K, Simard J, Schmutzler RK, Hazelett D, Monteiro AN, Couch FJ, Berchuck A, Chenevix-Trench G, Goode EL, Sellers TA, Gayther SA, Antoniou AC, Pharoah PD. Identification of 12 new susceptibility loci for different histotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer. exit disclaimer Nature Genetics. 2017 May;49(5):680-91. Epub 2017 Mar 27.

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        2016

        • Kitahara CM, McCullough ML, Franceschi S, Rinaldi S, Wolk A, Neta G, Olov Adami H, Anderson K, Andreotti G, Beane Freeman LE, Bernstein L, Buring JE, Clavel-Chapelon F, De Roo LA, Gao YT, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Hakansson N, Horn-Ross PL, Kirsh VA, Linet MS, MacInnis RJ, Orsini N, Park Y, Patel AV, Purdue MP, Riboli E, Robien K, Rohan T, Sandler DP, Schairer C, Schneider AB, Sesso HD, Shu XO, Singh PN, van den Brandt PA, Ward E, Weiderpass E, White E, Xiang YB, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Hartge P, Berrington de Gonzalez A. Anthropometric factors and thyroid cancer risk by histological subtype: pooled analysis of 22 prospective studies. exit disclaimer Thyroid. 2016 Feb;26(2):306-18. Epub 2016 Jan 12.
        • Wentzensen N, Poole EM, Trabert B, White E, Arslan AA, Patel AV, Setiawan VW, Visvanathan K, Weiderpass E, Adami HO, Black A, Bernstein L, Brinton LA, Buring J, Butler LM, Chamosa S, Clendenen TV, Dossus L, Fortner R, Gapstur SM, Gaudet MM, Gram IT, Hartge P, Hoffman-Bolton J, Idahl A, Jones M, Kaaks R, Kirsh V, Koh WP, Lacey JV Jr, Lee IM, Lundin E, Merritt MA, Onland-Moret NC, Peters U, Poynter JN, Rinaldi S, Robien K, Rohan T, Sandler DP, Schairer C, Schouten LJ, Sjöholm LK, Sieri S, Swerdlow A, Tjonneland A, Travis R, Trichopoulou A, van den Brandt PA, Wilkens L, Wolk A, Yang HP, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Tworoger SS. Ovarian cancer risk factors by histologic subtype: an analysis from the Ovarian Cancer Cohort Consortium. exit disclaimer Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2016 Aug 20;34(24):2888-98. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

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        2015

        • Gaudet MM, Kitahara CM, Newton CC, Bernstein L, Reynolds P, Weiderpass E, Kreimer AR, Yang G, Adami HO, Alavanja MC, Beane Freeman LE, Boeing H, Buring J, Chaturvedi A, Chen Y, D'Aloisio AA, Freedman M, Gao YT, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Håkansson N, Huang WY, Lee IM, Linet MS, MacInnis RJ, Park Y, Prizment A, Purdue MP, Riboli E, Robien K, Sandler DP, Schairer C, Sesso HD, Ou Shu X, White E, Wolk A, Xiang YB, Zelenuich-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Patel AV, Hartge P, Berrington de González A, Gapstur SM. Anthropometry and head and neck cancer: a pooled analysis of cohort data. exit disclaimer International Journal of Epidemiology. 2015 Apr;44(2):673-81. Epub 2015 Jun 6.


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