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Grant Number: 1UM1CA176726-01 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Willett, Walter
Organization: Harvard School Of Public Health
Project Title: Life Course Cancer Epidemiology Cohort in Women
Fiscal Year: 2013
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to continue the follow-up of the Nurses' Health Study II, a cancer epidemiology cohort of 116,430 women enrolled at ages 25 to 42 years in 1989. The cohort is currently supported as an R0I. Consistent with NCI policy, we are now applying for support of the infrastructure through a cooperative agreement. The NHSII biorepository includes plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and first morning urine samples from 29,611 women; for two thirds of these women we have timed follicular and luteal premenopausal samples. Over 16,000 provided a 2nd blood/urine sample in 2008-11 when the majorities were postmenopausal, and we have cheek cell DNA from an additional 29,859 women. We have collected archival tissue blocks for incident breast and ovarian cancers and melanoma (approximately 70% of requested have been obtained). We have created tissue microarrays for breast cancers that are already being used extensively. Prediagnostic mammograms have been collected for breast cancer cases and controls, as well as pathology material from previous biopsies of benign lesions. The follow-up of the NHSII cohort, conducted every two years, has been high and accounts for 93% of potential person-time. We have nearly complete ascertainment of deaths using the National Death Index and other methods. The NHSII cohort is unique in many ways, as the only large cohort of women enrolled before menopause, with information on smoking, weight, medication use, and medical diagnoses updated every 2 years and information on diet and physical activity updated every four years. Further, we have collected detailed on in utero and infant exposures (from participants' mothers), diet during high school, and other valuable exposure information. This cohort has been highly productive; over 150 papers have been published during the last five years, and the rate of publication is increasingly rapidly. This cohort is a member of the NCI Cohort Consortium, has participated in many collaborative studies, and has an active resource-sharing component. Enhancements of the cohort infrastructure involve assessment of breast tumor DNA methylation and RNA expression and the gut microbiome, and development of software to account for measurement error.

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Publications

Adolescent and early adulthood dietary carbohydrate quantity and quality in relation to breast cancer risk.
Authors: Farvid MS, Eliassen AH, Cho E, Chen W, Willett WC
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2015 Mar 24;null, p. null.
EPub date: 2015 Mar 24.
PMID: 25805068
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Dense and Non-dense Mammographic Area and Risk of Breast Cancer by Age and Tumor Characteristics.
Authors: Bertrand KA, Scott CG, Tamimi RM, Jensen MR, Pankratz VS, Norman AD, Visscher DW, Couch FJ, Shepherd J, Chen YY, Fan B, Wu FF, Ma L, Beck AH, Cummings SR, Kerlikowske K, Vachon CM
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2015 Feb 25;null, p. null.
EPub date: 2015 Feb 25.
PMID: 25716949
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Asthma history, job type and job changes among US nurses.
Authors: Dumas O, Varraso R, Zock JP, Henneberger PK, Speizer FE, Wiley AS, Le Moual N, Camargo CA Jr
Source: Occup Environ Med, 2015 Feb 24;null, p. null.
EPub date: 2015 Feb 24.
PMID: 25713153
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Antihypertensive medication use and incident breast cancer in women.
Authors: Devore EE, Kim S, Ramin CA, Wegrzyn LR, Massa J, Holmes MD, Michels KB, Tamimi RM, Forman JP, Schernhammer ES
Source: Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2015 Feb;150(1), p. 219-29.
EPub date: 2015 Feb 21.
PMID: 25701121
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Investigation of dietary factors and endometrial cancer risk using a nutrient-wide association study approach in the EPIC and Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHSII.
Authors: Merritt MA, Tzoulaki I, Tworoger SS, De Vivo I, Hankinson SE, Fernandes J, Tsilidis KK, Weiderpass E, Tjĝnneland A, Petersen KE, Dahm CC, Overvad K, Dossus L, Boutron-Ruault MC, Fagherazzi G, Fortner RT, Kaaks R, Aleksandrova K, Boeing H, Trichopoulou A, Bamia C, Trichopoulos D, Palli D, Grioni S, Tumino R, Sacerdote C, Mattiello A, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Onland-Moret NC, Peeters PH, Gram IT, Skeie G, Quirós JR, Duell EJ, Sánchez MJ, Salmerón D, Barricarte A, Chamosa S, Ericson U, Sonestedt E, Nilsson LM, Idahl A, Khaw KT, Wareham N, Travis RC, Rinaldi S, Romieu I, Patel CJ, Riboli E, Gunter MJ
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2015 Feb;24(2), p. 466-71.
PMID: 25662427
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Dietary phosphatidylcholine intake and type 2 diabetes in men and women.
Authors: Li Y, Wang DD, Chiuve SE, Manson JE, Willett WC, Hu FB, Qi L
Source: Diabetes Care, 2015 Feb;38(2), p. e13-4.
PMID: 25614692
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Urinary melatonin concentration and the risk of breast cancer in Nurses' Health Study II.
Authors: Brown SB, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH, Reeves KW, Qian J, Arcaro KF, Wegrzyn LR, Willett WC, Schernhammer ES
Source: Am J Epidemiol, 2015 Feb 1;181(3), p. 155-62.
EPub date: 2015 Jan 13.
PMID: 25587174
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Teenage acne and cancer risk in US women: A prospective cohort study.
Authors: Zhang M, Qureshi AA, Fortner RT, Hankinson SE, Wei Q, Wang LE, Eliassen AH, Willett WC, Hunter DJ, Han J
Source: Cancer, 2015 Jan 8;null, p. null.
EPub date: 2015 Jan 8.
PMID: 25572604
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Healthy lifestyle in the primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease among young women.
Authors: Chomistek AK, Chiuve SE, Eliassen AH, Mukamal KJ, Willett WC, Rimm EB
Source: J Am Coll Cardiol, 2015 Jan 6;65(1), p. 43-51.
PMID: 25572509
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Measures of obesity and risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Authors: Khalili H, Ananthakrishnan AN, Konijeti GG, Higuchi LM, Fuchs CS, Richter JM, Chan AT
Source: Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2015 Feb;21(2), p. 361-8.
PMID: 25563694
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Premenopausal plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D, mammographic density, and risk of breast cancer.
Authors: Bertrand KA, Rosner B, Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Rexrode KM, Willett W, Tamimi RM
Source: Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2015 Jan;149(2), p. 479-87.
EPub date: 2014 Dec 28.
PMID: 25543181
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Rice consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from a pooled analysis of 3 U.S. cohorts.
Authors: Muraki I, Wu H, Imamura F, Laden F, Rimm EB, Hu FB, Willett WC, Sun Q
Source: Am J Clin Nutr, 2015 Jan;101(1), p. 164-72.
EPub date: 2014 Nov 12.
PMID: 25527760
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Migraine and breast cancer risk: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis.
Authors: Winter AC, Rice MS, Fortner RT, Eliassen AH, Kurth T, Tamimi RM
Source: J Natl Cancer Inst, 2015 Jan;107(1), p. 381.
EPub date: 2014 Dec 12.
PMID: 25505231
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Prospective study of alcohol consumption and self-reported hearing loss in women.
Authors: Curhan SG, Eavey R, Wang M, Stampfer MJ, Curhan GC
Source: Alcohol, 2015 Feb;49(1), p. 71-7.
EPub date: 2014 Oct 31.
PMID: 25468591
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Intakes of fat and micronutrients between ages 13 and 18 years and the incidence of proliferative benign breast disease.
Authors: Su X, Boeke CE, Collins LC, Baer HJ, Willett WC, Schnitt SJ, Connolly JL, Rosner B, Colditz GA, Tamimi RM
Source: Cancer Causes Control, 2015 Jan;26(1), p. 79-90.
EPub date: 2014 Nov 7.
PMID: 25376828
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The interaction between early-life body size and physical activity on risk of breast cancer.
Authors: Oh H, Boeke CE, Tamimi RM, Smith-Warner SA, Wang M, Willett WC, Eliassen AH
Source: Int J Cancer, 2014 Oct 21;null, p. null.
EPub date: 2014 Oct 21.
PMID: 25335465
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Fish and fatty acid consumption and the risk of hearing loss in women.
Authors: Curhan SG, Eavey RD, Wang M, Rimm EB, Curhan GC
Source: Am J Clin Nutr, 2014 Nov;100(5), p. 1371-7.
EPub date: 2014 Sep 10.
PMID: 25332335
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Intake of dietary flavonoids and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
Authors: Cassidy A, Huang T, Rice MS, Rimm EB, Tworoger SS
Source: Am J Clin Nutr, 2014 Nov;100(5), p. 1344-51.
EPub date: 2014 Aug 20.
PMID: 25332332
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The 19q12 bladder cancer GWAS signal: association with cyclin E function and aggressive disease.
Authors: Fu YP, Kohaar I, Moore LE, Lenz P, Figueroa JD, Tang W, Porter-Gill P, Chatterjee N, Scott-Johnson A, Garcia-Closas M, Muchmore B, Baris D, Paquin A, Ylaya K, Schwenn M, Apolo AB, Karagas MR, Tarway M, Johnson A, Mumy A, Schned A, Guedez L, Jones MA, Kida M, Hosain GM, Malats N, Kogevinas M, Tardon A, Serra C, Carrato A, Garcia-Closas R, Lloreta J, Wu X, Purdue M, Andriole GL Jr, Grubb RL 3rd, Black A, Landi MT, Caporaso NE, Vineis P, Siddiq A, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Trichopoulos D, Ljungberg B, Severi G, Weiderpass E, Krogh V, Dorronsoro M, Travis RC, Tjĝnneland A, Brennan P, Chang-Claude J, Riboli E, Prescott J, Chen C, De Vivo I, Govannucci E, Hunter D, Kraft P, Lindstrom S, Gapstur SM, Jacobs EJ, Diver WR, Albanes D, Weinstein SJ, Virtamo J, Kooperberg C, Hohensee C, Rodabough RJ, Cortessis VK, Conti DV, Gago-Dominguez M, Stern MC, Pike MC, Van Den Berg D, Yuan JM, Haiman CA, Cussenot O, Cancel-Tassin G, Roupret M, Comperat E, Porru S, Carta A, Pavanello S, Arici C, Mastrangelo G, Grossman HB, Wang Z, Deng X, Chung CC, Hutchinson A, Burdette L, Wheeler W, Fraumeni J Jr, Chanock SJ, Hewitt SM, Silverman DT, Rothman N, Prokunina-Olsson L
Source: Cancer Res, 2014 Oct 15;74(20), p. 5808-18.
PMID: 25320178
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Bioactive prolactin levels and risk of breast cancer: a nested case-control study.
Authors: Tworoger SS, Rice MS, Rosner BA, Feeney YB, Clevenger CV, Hankinson SE
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2015 Jan;24(1), p. 73-80.
EPub date: 2014 Oct 14.
PMID: 25315962
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Pre-pregnancy fried food consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study.
Authors: Bao W, Tobias DK, Olsen SF, Zhang C
Source: Diabetologia, 2014 Dec;57(12), p. 2485-91.
EPub date: 2014 Oct 11.
PMID: 25303998
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Alcohol consumption in relation to plasma sex hormones, prolactin, and sex hormone-binding globulin in premenopausal women.
Authors: Hirko KA, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Eliassen AH
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2014 Dec;23(12), p. 2943-53.
EPub date: 2014 Oct 3.
PMID: 25281368
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