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DCEG at 50th Annual Meeting of Society for Epidemiologic Research

Posted on July 21, 2017

In June 2017, DCEG members participated in the 50th annual meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) in Seattle, Washington.

Louise A. Brinton, Ph.D., M.P.H., NCI special volunteer, presented at a “Breakfast with the experts,” and spoke about “Adverse repercussions of silicone breast implants” at a session titled, “Whatever happened with…? Reflections on hot topics gone cold from epidemiology’s past.” Kara Michels, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, gave a talk on “Oral contraceptive use duration and risks of cancer” during a session titled, “Common medications and cancer incidence and survival.” Parag Mahale, M.B.B.S, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, presented “Cancer risk in older HIV-infected individuals in the United States” during a session on “Chronic comorbidities among HIV+ adults.”

Several DCEG staff members presented posters at the SER meeting, including:

• Bryan Bassig, Ph.D., M.P.H.: “Cause-specific mortality associated with domestic coal use in a retrospective cohort study in Xuanwei, China (1976-2011)"
• Catherine Callahan, Ph.D., M.A.: “Leukocyte telomere length and renal cell carcinoma prognosis in two studies”
• Pamela Dopart, Ph.D.: “Prioritizing use of multiple experts in occupational exposure assessments using Mean Risk Stratification”
• Arash Etemadi, M.D., Ph.D.: “Mortality from different causes associated with meat, heme iron, nitrates and nitrites in a cohort of over half a million Americans: The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study”
• Vanessa Gordon-Dseagu, Ph.D.: “Pancreatic cancer incidence trends and recent patterns overall and by histologic type among US males and females by racial/ethnic group: Evidence from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program”
• Wen-Yi Huang, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.: “Circulating inflammation markers and colorectal adenoma risk”
• Maki Inoue-Choi, Ph.D., M.S., R.D.: “Reducing cigarettes smoked per day and mortality among older Americans in a large prospective US cohort”
• Catherine Lerro, Ph.D., M.P.H.: “Cancer incidence and alachlor use in the Agricultural Health Study: An updated analysis”
• Lydia Louis, M.P.H.: “A prospective study of cancer risk among Agricultural Health Study farm spouses associated with personal use of organochlorine insecticides”
• Katherine McGlynn, Ph.D., M.P.H.: “Trends in hepatocellular carcinoma incidence in the U.S. by racial/ethnic group”
• Amy Moore, Ph.D.: “Polygenic risk scores of adiposity and risk of four non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes: A meta-analysis”
• Kamau Peters, Ph.D., M.P.H.: “Incidence of hypothyroidism among Belarusian children and adolescents exposed to iodine-131 from the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant”
• Jessica Petrick, Ph.D., M.P.H.: “Risk factors for intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in the United States: An analysis of SEER-Medicare data”
• Meredith Shiels, Ph.D.: “Estimated cancer incidence and burden in the U.S. HIV population through 2030”
• Minkyo Song, M.D., Ph.D.: “Serum pepsinogen I and anti-Helicobacter pylori IgG antibodies as predictors of gastric cancer risk”
• Hyuna Sung, Ph.D., M.A.: “Divergent trend of breast cancer incidence by hormone receptor status reflecting etiologic heterogeneity in Sarawak, Malaysia”
• Britton Trabert, Ph.D., M.S.: “Modification of ovarian cancer risk factors by menopausal status at diagnosis: An analysis in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC)”
• Raquel Velazquez-Kronen, M.S.: “Sleep quality and dietary patterns in an occupational cohort of police officers”
• Shao Ming Wang, M.D., Ph.D.: “Effects of vitamins and minerals supplementation on total and cancer mortality: 25-year post-intervention follow-up of the Linxian General Population Nutrition Intervention Trial (NIT)”
• Jason Wong, Sc.D.: “Residential air pollution in relation to mosaic loss of chromosome Y: A cross-sectional study of older men from the Cardiovascular Health Study”