Publications

  • Thrift AP, Vaughan TL, Anderson LA, Whiteman DC, El-Serag HB. . External validation of the Michigan Barrett’s Esophagus pREdiction Tool (M-BERET).
    Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. (in press)
  • Buas MF, He Q, Johnson LG, Onstad L, Levine DM, Thrift AP, Gharahkhani P, Palles C, Lagergren J, Fitzgerald RC, Ye W, Caldas C, Bird NC, Shaheen NJ, Bernstein L, Gammon MD, Wu AH, Hardie LJ, Pharoah PD, Liu G, Iyer P, Corley DA, Risch HA, Chow WH, Prenen H, Chegwidden L, Love S, Attwood S, Moayyedi P, MacDonald D, Harrison R, Watson P, Barr H, deCaestecker K, Tomlinson I, Jankowski J, Whiteman DC, MacGregor S, Vaughan TL, Madeleine MM. Germline variation in inflammation-related pathways and risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
    GUT 2016 Aug 2. pii: gutjnl-2016-311622. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311622.
  • Thrift AP, Anderson LA, Murray LJ, Cook MB, Shaheen NJ, Rubenstein JH, El-Serag HB, Vaughan TL, Schneider JL, Whiteman, DC, Corley DA. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use is Not Associated With Reduced Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus.
    Amer J Gastroenterology. 2016 Nov;111(11):1528-1535.
  • Gharahkhani P, Fitzgerald RC, Vaughan TL, Palles C, Gockel I, Tomlinson I, Buas MF, May A, Gerges C, Anders M, Becker J, Kreuser N, Noder T, Venerito M, Veits L, Schmidt T, Manner H, Schmidt C, Hess T, Böhmer AC, Izbicki JR, Hölscher AH, Lang H, Lorenz D, Schumacher B, Hackelsberger A, Mayershofer R, Pech O, Vashist Y, Ott K, Vieth M, Weismüller J, Nöthen MM; Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON); Esophageal Adenocarcinoma GenEtics Consortium (EAGLE); Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2 (WTCCC2), Attwood S, Barr H, Chegwidden L, de Caestecker J, Harrison R, Love SB, MacDonald D, Moayyedi P, Prenen H, Watson RG, Iyer PG, Anderson LA, Bernstein L, Chow WH, Hardie LJ, Lagergren J, Liu G, Risch HA, Wu AH, Ye W, Bird NC, Shaheen NJ, Gammon MD, Corley DA, Caldas C, Moebus S, Knapp M, Peters WH, Neuhaus H, Rösch T, Ell C, MacGregor S, Pharoah P, Whiteman DC, Jankowski J, Schumacher J. Genome-wide association studies in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s oesophagus: a large-scale meta-analysis.
    Lancet Oncology. 2016 Oct;17(10):1363-1373.
  • Kendall BJ, Rubenstein JH, Cook MB, Vaughan TL, Anderson LA, Murray LJ, Shaheen NJ, Corley DA, Chandar AK, Li L, Greer KB, Chak A, El-Serag HB, Whiteman DC, Thrift AJ. Gluteofemoral obesity and risk of Barrett’s esophagus: a pooled analysis from the international BEACON consortium.
    Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2016 Oct;14(10):1412-1419.
  • Wennerström ECM, Risques R, Prunkard D, Giffen CA, Corley DA, Murray LJ, Whiteman DC, Wu AH, Bernstein L, Ye W, Chow WH, Vaughan TL, Liao LD. Leukocyte telomere length in relation to the risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
    Cancer Medicine. 2016 Sep;5(9):2657-65.
  • Ek WE, Lagergren K, Cook M, Wu AH, Abnet CC, Levine D, Chow WH, Bernstein L, Risch HA, Shaheen NJ, Bird NC, Corley DA, Hardie LJ, Fitzgerald RC, Gammon M, Romero Y, Liu G, Ye W, Vaughan TL, MacGregor S, Whiteman DC, Westberg L, Lagergren J. Polymorphisms in genes in the androgen pathway and risk of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma.
    Int J Cancer. 2016 Mar 1;138(5):1146-52. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29863.
  • Gharahkhani P, Tung J, Hinds D, Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON), Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC, MacGregor S. Chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease shares genetic background with esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s esophagus.
    Hum Mol Genetics. 2016 Feb 15;25(4):828-35.
  • Drahos J, Xiao Q, Risch HA, Freedman ND, Abnet CC, Anderson LA, Bernstein L, Brown LM, Chow WH, Gammon MD, Kamangar F, Liao LM, Murray LJ, Ward MH, Ye W, Wu AH, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC, Cook MB. Age-specific risk factor profiles of adenocarcinomas of the esophagus: a pooled analysis from the international BEACON consortium.
    Int J Cancer. 2016 Jan 1;138(1):55-64.
  • Dai JY, Tapsoba JD, Buas MF, Onstad LE, Levine DM, Risch HA, Chow JW, Bernstein L, Ye W, Lagergren J, Bird NC, Corley DA, Shaheen NJ, Wu AH, Reid BJ, Hardie LJ, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL. A newly identified susceptibility locus near FOXP1 modifies the association of gastroesophageal reflux with Barrett’s esophagus.
    Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2015 Nov;24(11):1739-47.
  • Lagergren K, Ek WE, Levine D, Chow WH, Bernstein L, Casson AG, Risch HA, Shaheen NJ, Bird NC, Reid BJ, Corley DA, Hardie LJ, Wu AH, Fitzgerald RC, Pharoah P, Caldas C, Romero Y, Vaughan TL, MacGregor S, Whiteman D, Westberg L, Nyren O, Lagergren J. Polymorphisms in genes of relevance for oestrogen and oxytocin pathways and risk of Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma:  A pooled analysis from the BEACON Consortium.
    PLOS ONE. 2015 Sep 25;10(9):e0138738. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138738.
  • Lee E, Stram D, Ek WE, Onstad LE, Macgregor S, Gharahkhani P, Ye W, Lagergren J, Shaheen NJ, Murray LJ, Hardie LJ, Gammon MD, Chow WH, Risch HA, Corley DA, Levine DM, Whiteman DC, Bernstein L, Vaughan TL, Wu A. Pleiotropic analysis of cancer risk loci on esophageal adenocarcinoma risk.
    Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2015 Nov;24(11):1801-3.
  • Drahos J, Xiao Q, Risch HA, Freedman ND, Abnet CC, Anderson LA, Bernstein L, Brown LM, Chow WH, Gammon MD, Kamangar F, Liao LM, Murray LJ, Ward MH, Ye W, Wu AH, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC, Cook MB. Age-specific risk factor profiles of adenocarcinomas of the esophagus: a pooled analysis from the international BEACON consortium.
    Int J Cancer. 2015 Jul 14. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29688. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Buas MF, Onstad L, Levine DM, Risch HA, Chow WH, Liu G, Fitzgerald RC, Bernstein L, Ye W, Bird NC, Romero Y, Casson AG, Corley DA, Shaheen NJ, Wu AH, Gammon MD, Reid BJ, Hardie LJ, Peters U, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL. MiRNA-related SNPs and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s esophagus: Post genome-wide association analysis in the BEACON consortium.
    PLOS ONE 2015 Jun 3;10(6):e0128617. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128617.
  • Palles C, Chegwidden L, Li X, Findlay JM, Farnham G, Giner FC, Peppelenbosch MP, Kovac M, Adams CL, Prenen H, Briggs S, Harrison R, Sanders S, MacDonald D, Haigh C, Tucker A, Love S, Nanji M, deCaestecker J, Ferry D, Rathbone B, Hapeshi J, Barr H, Zietek B, Maroo N, Gay L, Underwood T, Boulter L, McMurtry H, Monk D, Patel P, Ragunath K, Al Dulaimi D, Murray I, Koss K, Veitch A, Trudgill N, Nwokolo C, Rembacken B, Atherfold P, Green E, Ang Y, Kuipers EJ, Chow W, Paterson S, Kadri S, Beales I, Grimley C, Mullins P, Beckett C, Farrant M, Dixon A, Kelly S, Johnson M, Wajed S, Dhar A, Sawyer E, Roylance R, Onstad L, Gammon MD, Corley DA, Shaheen NJ, Bird NC, Hardie LJ, Reid BJ, Ye W, Liu G, Romero Y, Bernstein L, Wu AH, Casson AG, Fitzgerald R, Whiteman DC, Risch HA, Levine DM, Vaughan TL, Verhaar AP, van den Brande J, Toxopeus EL, Spaander MC, Wijnhoven BP, van der Laan LJ, Krishnadath K, Wijmenga C, Trynka G, McManus R, Reynolds JV, O’Sullivan J, MacMathuna P, McGarrigle SA, Kelleher D, Vermeire S, Cleynen I, Bisschops R, Tomlinson I, Jankowski J. Polymorphisms Near TBX5 and GDF7 Are Associated With Increased Risk for Barrett’s Esophagus.
    Gastroenterology. 2015 Feb;148(2):367-78. [PMC4315134]
  • Buas MF, Levine DM, Makar KW, Utsugi H, Onstad L, Li X, Galipeau PC, Shaheen NJ, Hardie LJ, Romero Y, Bernstein L, Gammon MD, Casson AG, Bird NC, Risch HA, Ye W, Liu G, Corley DA, Blount PL, Fitzgerald RC, Whiteman DC, Wu AH, Reid BJ, Vaughan TL. Integrative post genome-wide association analysis of CDKN2A and TP53 SNPs and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma.
    Carcinogenesis. 2014 Dec;35(12):2740-7. [PMC4247522]
  • Thrift AP, Shaheen NJ, Gammon MD, Bernstein L, Reid BJ, Onstad L, Risch HA, Liu G, Bird NC, Wu AH, Corley DA, Romero Y, Chow WH, Casson AG, Levine D, Zhang R, Ek WE, MacGregor S, Ye W, Hardie LJ, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC. Obesity and risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s esophagus: A Mendelian randomization study.
    JNCI. 2014 Sep 30;106(11). [PMC4200028]
  • Thrift AP, Cook MB, Vaughan TL, Anderson LA, Murray LJ, Whiteman DC, Shaheen NJ, Corley DA. Alcohol and risk of Barrett’s esophagus: a pooled analysis from the international BEACON consortium.
    Amer J Gastroenterology. 2014 Oct;109(10):1586-94. [PMC4189971]
  • Cook MB, Corley DA, Murray LJ, Liao LM, Kamangar F, Ye W, Gammon MD, Risch HA, Casson AG, Freedman ND, Chow WH, Wu HA, Bernstein L, Nyren O, Pandeya N, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL. Gastroesophageal reflux in relation to adenocarcinomas of the esophagus: A pooled analysis from the Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON).
    PLoS ONE. 2014 Jul 30;9(7):e103508. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103508. [PMC4116205]
  • Ek WE, Lu Y, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL, Spurdle AB, Easton DF, Pharoah PD, Thompson DJ, Dunning AM, Hayward NK, Chenevix-Trency G, Q-MEGA and AMFS Investigators, ANECS-SEARCH, UKOPS-SEARCH, BEACON consortium, Macgregor S. Most common ‘sporadic’ cancers have a substantial germline genetic component.
    Human Molec Genetics. 2014 Nov 15;23(22):6112-8. [PMC4271103]
  • Thrift AP, Risch HA, Onstad L, Shaheen NJ, Casson AG, Bernstein L, Corley DA, Levine DM, Chow WH, Reid BJ, Romero Y, Hardie LJ, Liu G, Wu AH, Bird NC, Gammon MD, Ye W, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL. Risk of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Decreases with Height, Based on Consortium Analysis and Confirmed by Mendelian Randomization.
    Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2014 Oct;12(10):1667-1676.e1. [PMC4130803]
  • Cook MB, Corley DA, Murray LJ, Liao LM, Kamangar F, Ye W, Gammon MD, Risch HA, Casson AG, Freedman ND, Chow WH, Wu HA, Bernstein L, Nyren O, Pandeya N, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL. Gastroesophageal reflux in relation to adenocarcinomas of the esophagus: A pooled analysis from the Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON).
    PLoS ONE. 2014 Jul 30;9(7):e103508. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103508.
  • Ek W, Levine D, D’Amato M, Pedersen N, Magnusson P, Bresso F, Onstad L, Schmidt P, Tomblom H, Nordenstedt H, Romero Y, Chow WH, Murray L, Gammon M, Liu G, Bernstein L, Casson A, Risch H, Shaheen N, Bird N, Reid BJ, Corley D, Hardie L, Ye W, Wu A, Zucchelli M, Spector T, Hysi P, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DW, MacGregor S. Germline genetic contributions to risk for esophageal adenocarcinoma, Barrett’s esophagus and gastroesophageal reflux.
    J Nat Cancer Inst 2013;105:1711–1718. [PMC3833931]
  • Levine DM, Ek WE, Zhang R, Liu X, Onstad L, Sather C, Lao-Sirieix P, Gammon MD, Corley DA, Shaheen NJ, Bird NC, Hardie LJ, Murray LJ, Reid BJ, Chow WH, Risch HA, Nyren O, Ye W, Liu G, Romero Y, Bernstein L, Wu AH, Casson AG, Chanock S, Harrington P, Caldas I, Debiram-Beecham I, Caldas C, Hayward NK, Pharoah P, Fitzgerald R, MacGregor S, Whiteman DC, Vaughan TL. A Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies New Susceptibility Loci for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett’s Esophagus.
    Nature Genetics 2013 45:1487-93. [PMC3840115]
  • Kubo A, Cook MB, Shaheen NJ, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC, Murray L, Corley DA. Sex-specific associations between body mass index, waist circumference and the risk of Barrett’s esophagus: a pooled analysis from the international BEACON consortium.
    GUT. Dec;62(12):1684-91 [PMC3823827]
  • Hoyo C, Cook MB, Kamangar F, Freedman ND, Whiteman DC, Bernstein L, Brown LM, Risch HA, Ye W, Sharp L, Wu AH, Ward MH, Casson AG, Murray LJ, Corley DA, Nyrén O, Pandeya N, Vaughan TL, Chow WH, Gammon MD.  Body mass index in relation to oesophageal and oesophagogastric junction adenocarcinomas: a pooled analysis from the International BEACON Consortium.
    International J Epidemiology
    2012 Dec;41(6):1706-1718. [PMC3535758]
  • The Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Genetics Consortium, The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Zhan Su, Laura J Gay, Amy Strange, Claire Palles, Gavin Band, David C Whiteman, Francesco Lescai, Cordelia Langford, Manoj Nanji, Sarah Edkins, Anouk van der Winkel, David Levine, Peter Sasieni, Céline Bellenguez, Kimberley Howarth, Colin Freeman, Nigel Trudgill, Art T Tucker, Matti Pirinen, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Luc J W van der Laan, Ernst J Kuipers, Joost P H Drenth, Wilbert H Peters, John V Reynolds, Dermot P Kelleher, Ross McManus, Heike Grabsch, Hans Prenen, Raf Bisschops, Kausila Krishnadath, Peter D Siersema, Jantine W P M van Baal, Mark Middleton, Russell Petty, Richard Gillies, Nicola Burch, Pradeep Bhandari, Stuart Paterson, Cathryn Edwards, Ian Penman, Kishor Vaidya, Yeng Ang, Iain Murray, Praful Patel, Weimin Ye, Paul Mullins, Anna H Wu, Nigel C Bird, Helen Dallal, Nicholas J Shaheen, Liam J Murray, Konrad Koss, Leslie Bernstein, Yvonne Romero, Laura J Hardie, Rui Zhang, Helen Winter, Douglas A Corley, Simon Panter, Harvey A Risch, Brian J Reid, Ian Sargeant, Marilie D Gammon, Howard Smart, Anjan Dhar, Hugh McMurtry, Haythem Ali, Geoffrey Liu, Alan G Casson, Wong-Ho Chow, Matt Rutter, Ashref Tawil, Danielle Morris, Chuka Nwokolo, Peter Isaacs, Colin Rodgers, Krish Ragunath, Chris MacDonald, Chris Haigh, David Monk, Gareth Davies, Saj Wajed, David Johnston, Michael Gibbons, Sue Cullen, Nicholas Church, Ruth Langley, Michael Griffin, Derek Alderson, Panos Deloukas, Sarah E Hunt, Emma Gray, Serge Dronov, Simon C Potter, Avazeh Tashakkori-Ghanbaria, Mark Anderson, Claire Brooks, Jenefer M Blackwell, Elvira Bramon, Matthew A Brown, Juan P Casas, Aiden Corvin, Audrey Duncanson, Hugh S Markus, Christopher G Mathew, Colin N A Palmer, Robert Plomin, Anna Rautanen, Stephen J Sawcer, Richard C Trembath, Ananth C Viswanathan, Nicholas Wood, Gosia Trynka, Cisca Wijmenga, Jean-Baptiste Cazier, Paul Atherfold, Anna M Nicholson, Nichola L Gellatly, Deborah Glancy, Sheldon C Cooper, David Cunningham, Tore Lind, Julie Hapeshi, David Ferry, Barrie Rathbone, Julia Brown, Sharon Love, Stephen Attwood, Stuart MacGregor, Peter Watson, Scott Sanders, Weronica Ek, Rebecca F Harrison, Paul Moayyedi, John de Caestecker, Hugh Barr, Elia Stupka, Thomas L Vaughan, Leena Peltonen, Chris C A Spencer, Ian Tomlinson, Peter Donnelly & Janusz A Z Jankowski.
    Common variants at the MHC locus and at chromosome 16q24.1 predispose to Barrett’s esophagus.
    Nature Genetics 2012 Sep 9;44(10):1131-1136. [PMC3459818]
  • Lubin JH, Cook MB, Pandeya N, Vaughan TL, Abnet CC, Giffen C, Webb PM, Murray LJ, Casson AG, Risch HA, Ye W, Kamangar F, Bernstein L, Sharp L, Nyrén O, Gammon MD, Corley DA, Wu AH, Brown LM, Chow WH, Ward MH, Freedman ND, Whiteman DC. The importance of exposure rate on odds ratios by cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption for esophageal adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in the Barrett’s Esophagus and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium.
    Cancer Epidemiology. 2012 Jun;36(3):306-16. [PMC3489030]
  • Cook MB, Shaheen NJ, Anderson LA, Giffen C, Chow WH, Vaughan TL, Whiteman DC, Corley DA. Cigarette Smoking Increases Risk of Barrett’s Esophagus: An Analysis of the Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium.
    Gastroenterology. 2012;142:744-53. [PMC3321098].
  • Liao LM, Vaughan TL, Corley DA, Cook MB, Casson AG, Kamangar F, Abnet CC, Risch HA, Giffen C, Freedman ND, Chow WH, Sadeghi S, Pandeya N, Whiteman DC, Murray LJ, Bernstein L, Gammon MD, Wu AH. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use reduces risk of adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction in a pooled analysis.
    Gastroenterology. 2012 Mar;142(3):442-452.e5; quiz e22-3. [PMC3297725]
  • Freedman ND, Murray LJ, Kamangar F, Abnet CC, Cook MB, Nyrén O, Ye W, Wu AH, Bernstein L, Brown LM, Ward MH, Pandeya N, Green AC, Casson AG, Giffen C, Risch HA, Gammon MD, Chow WH, Vaughan TL, Corley DA, Whiteman DC. Alcohol intake and risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma: a pooled analysis from the BEACON Consortium.
    Gut. 2011 Aug;60(8):1029-37. [PMC3439838]
  • Cook MB, Kamangar F, Whiteman DC, Freedman ND, Gammon MD, Bernstein L, Brown LM, Risch HA, Ye W, Sharp L, Pandeya N, Webb PM, Wu AH, Ward MH, Giffen C, Casson AG, Abnet CC, Murray LJ, Corley DA, Nyrén O, Vaughan TL, Chow WH. Cigarette smoking and adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and esophagogastric junction: a pooled analysis from the international BEACON consortium.
    J Natl Cancer Inst. 2010 Sep 8;102(17):1344-53. [PMC2935475]
  • Cronin-Fenton DP, Murray LJ, Whiteman DC, Cardwell C, Webb PM, Jordan SJ, Corley DA, Sharp L, Lagergren J; Barrett’s Esophagus, Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON) Investigators. Reproductive and sex hormonal factors and oesophageal and gastric junction adenocarcinoma: a pooled analysis.
    Eur J Cancer. 2010 Jul;46(11):2067-76.

Other articles and news releases

  • BEAGESS study featured in International Innovation. 2011; Health Care Issue 13.

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