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    • ABO Blood Group and Incidence of Skin Cancer 

      Xie, Jing; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Li, Yunhui; Han, Jiali (Public Library of Science, 2010)
      Background: Previous studies have examined the association between ABO blood group and the risk of some malignancies. However, no prospective cohort study to date has examined the association between ABO blood group and ...
    • Association between Cutaneous Nevi and Breast Cancer in the Nurses' Health Study: A Prospective Cohort Study 

      Zhang, Mingfeng; Zhang, Xuehong; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Eliassen, A. Heather; Hankinson, Susan E.; Han, Jiali (Public Library of Science, 2014)
      Background: Cutaneous nevi are suggested to be hormone-related. We hypothesized that the number of cutaneous nevi might be a phenotypic marker of plasma hormone levels and predict subsequent breast cancer risk. Methods and ...
    • Association between XPF Polymorphisms and Cancer Risk: A Meta-Analysis 

      Shi, Ting-Yan; He, Jing; Qiu, Li-Xin; Zhu, Mei-Ling; Wang, Meng-Yun; Zhou, Xiao-Yan; Han, Jiali; Yu, Hongpin; Zang, Rong-Yu; Wei, Qingyi (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Background: Xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group F (XPF or ERCC4) plays a key role in DNA repair that protects against genetic instability and carcinogenesis. A series of epidemiological studies have examined ...
    • Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality 

      Bao, Ying; Han, Jiali; Hu, Frank B.; Giovannucci, Edward L.; Stampfer, Meir; Willett, Walter C.; Fuchs, Charles Stewart (New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM/MMS), 2013)
      BACKGROUND: Increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the association between nut consumption and ...
    • Genetic Variants in FGFR2 and FGFR4 Genes and Skin Cancer Risk in the Nurses' Health Study 

      Nan, Hongmei; Qureshi, Abrar A; Hunter, David J.; Han, Jiali (BioMed Central, 2009)
      Background: The human fibroblast growth factor (FGF) and its receptor (FGFR) play an important role in tumorigenesis. Deregulation of the FGFR2 gene has been identified in a number of cancer sites. Overexpression of the ...
    • Genetics, Caffeine Consumption, Height and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer 

      Li, Xin (2016-05-03)
      Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal and squamous cell carcinoma (BCC and SCC, respectively), is the most common malignancy among populations of European ancestry. It is estimated that over 2 million cases of ...
    • Genome-wide association study identifies 14 novel risk alleles associated with basal cell carcinoma 

      Chahal, Harvind S.; Wu, Wenting; Ransohoff, Katherine J.; Yang, Lingyao; Hedlin, Haley; Desai, Manisha; Lin, Yuan; Dai, Hong-Ji; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Li, Wen-Qing; Kraft, Peter; Hinds, David A.; Tang, Jean Y.; Han, Jiali; Sarin, Kavita Y. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
      Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common cancer worldwide with an annual incidence of 2.8 million cases in the United States alone. Previous studies have demonstrated an association between 21 distinct genetic loci ...
    • A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies Novel Alleles Associated with Hair Color and Skin Pigmentation 

      Kraft, Peter; Guo, Qun; Qureshi, Abrar; Duffy, David L.; Montgomery, Grant W.; Hayward, Nicholas K.; Thomas, Gilles; Hoover, Robert N.; Chanock, Stephen; Han, Jiali; Nan, Hongmei; Chen, Constance; Hankinson, Susan Elizabeth; Hu, Frank B.; Zhao, Zhen Zhen; Martin, Nicholas G.; Hunter, David J. (Public Library of Science, 2008)
      We conducted a multi-stage genome-wide association study of natural hair color in more than 10,000 men and women of European ancestry from the United States and Australia. An initial analysis of 528,173 single nucleotide ...
    • Genome-wide association study identifies novel susceptibility loci for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma 

      Chahal, Harvind S.; Lin, Yuan; Ransohoff, Katherine J.; Hinds, David A.; Wu, Wenting; Dai, Hong-Ji; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Li, Wen-Qing; Kraft, Peter; Tang, Jean Y.; Han, Jiali; Sarin, Kavita Y. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016)
      Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma represents the second most common cutaneous malignancy, affecting 7–11% of Caucasians in the United States. The genetic determinants of susceptibility to cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma ...
    • Heterogeneity in Host Risk Factors for Incident Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in a Cohort of US Women 

      Qureshi, Abrar A.; Zhang, Mingfeng; Han, Jiali (Japan Epidemiological Association, 2011)
      Background: Melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) are 3 types of skin cancer that have distinct biologic characteristics and prognoses. We evaluated phenotypic differences in the risk of ...
    • High Phobic Anxiety Is Related to Lower Leukocyte Telomere Length in Women 

      Okereke, Olivia Ifeoma; Prescott, Jennifer; Wong, Jason Yat Yang; Han, Jiali; Rexrode, Kathryn Marian; De Vivo, Immaculata (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Background: Chronic psychological distress has been linked to shorter telomeres, an indication of accelerated aging. Yet, little is known about relations of anxiety to telomeres. We examined whether a typically chronic ...
    • Indoor Tanning and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

      Wehner, Mackenzie R; Shive, Melissa Lily; Chren, Mary-Margaret; Han, Jiali; Qureshi, Abrar A; Linos, Eleni (BMJ Publishing Group Ltd., 2012)
      Objective: To synthesise the literature on indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer. Design: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources: PubMed (1966 to present), Embase (1974 to present), and Web of Science (1898 ...
    • Joint Effect of Multiple Common SNPs Predicts Melanoma Susceptibility 

      Fang, Shenying; Han, Jiali; Zhang, Mingfeng; Wang, Li-e; Wei, Qingyi; Amos, Christopher I.; Lee, Jeffrey E. (Public Library of Science, 2013)
      Single genetic variants discovered so far have been only weakly associated with melanoma. This study aims to use multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) jointly to obtain a larger genetic effect and to improve the ...
    • Melanocortin-1 Receptor, Skin Cancer and Phenotypic Characteristics (M-SKIP) Project: Study Design and Methods for Pooling Results of Genetic Epidemiological Studies 

      Raimondi, Sara; Gandini, Sara; Fargnoli, Maria Concetta; Bagnardi, Vincenzo; Maisonneuve, Patrick; Specchia, Claudia; Kumar, Rajiv; Nagore, Eduardo; Han, Jiali; Hansson, Johan; Kanetsky, Peter A; Ghiorzo, Paola; Gruis, Nelleke A; Dwyer, Terry; Blizzard, Leigh; Fernandez-de-Misa, Ricardo; Branicki, Wojciech; Debniak, Tadeusz; Morling, Niels; Landi, Maria Teresa; Palmieri, Giuseppe; Ribas, Gloria; Stratigos, Alexander; Cornelius, Lynn; Motokawa, Tomonori; Anno, Sumiko; Helsing, Per; Wong, Terence H; Autier, Philippe; García-Borrón, José C; Little, Julian; Newton-Bishop, Julia; Sera, Francesco; Liu, Fan; Kayser, Manfred; Nijsten, Tamar (BioMed Central, 2012)
      Background: For complex diseases like cancer, pooled-analysis of individual data represents a powerful tool to investigate the joint contribution of genetic, phenotypic and environmental factors to the development of a ...
    • Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number, Lifestyle and Cancer Risk 

      Meng, Shasha (2015-05-01)
      Mitochondria are membrane-bound organelles found in the cytoplasm of almost all eukaryotic cells. Their main functions include energy metabolism, free radical production, calcium homeostasis and apoptosis. Located closely ...
    • Pre-Diagnostic Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Risk of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Women 

      Liang, Geyu; Nan, Hongmei; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Han, Jiali (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Background: Recent reports have shown that vitamin D status was inversely associated with the risk of various cancers. However, few studies examined the association between vitamin D levels and risk of skin cancer. Methods: ...
    • Psoriasis and risk of type 2 diabetes among women and men in the United States: a population-based cohort study 

      Li, Wenqing; Han, Jiali; Hu, Frank B.; Curhan, Gary C.; Qureshi, Abrar A. (2011)
      Type 2 diabetes (T2D) shares some common risk factors with psoriasis. We evaluated the association between psoriasis and risk of incident T2D among women and men in the United States in a mixed retrospective-prospective ...
    • Risk of a Second Primary Cancer after Non-melanoma Skin Cancer in White Men and Women: A Prospective Cohort Study 

      Song, Fengju; Qureshi, Abrar A.; Giovannucci, Edward L.; Fuchs, Charles Stewart; Chen, Wendy Yvonne; Stampfer, Meir; Han, Jiali (Public Library of Science, 2013)
      Background: Previous studies suggest a positive association between history of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and risk of subsequent cancer at other sites. The purpose of this study is to prospectively examine the risk ...