V. E. Kamensky

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Although the influence of body mass index on cancer risk has been intensively investigated, few epidemiologic studies have examined the association of adult height with risk of cancer. We assessed the association of height with risk of all cancer and of 19 site-specific cancers in the Canadian National Breast Screening Study, a prospective cohort of nearly(More)
BACKGROUND Several health agencies have issued guidelines promoting behaviors to reduce chronic disease risk; however, little is known about the impact of such guidelines, particularly on cancer incidence. OBJECTIVE The objective was to determine whether greater adherence to the American Cancer Society (ACS) cancer prevention guidelines is associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective studies in Western and Asian populations suggest that height is a risk factor for various cancers. However, few studies have explored potential confounding or effect modification of the association by other factors. METHODS We examined the association between height measured at enrollment in 144,701 women participating in the(More)
A body shape index (ABSI) has been proposed as a possible improvement over waist circumference (WC) as a marker of abdominal adiposity because it removes the correlation of WC with body mass index (BMI) and with height. We assessed the association of ABSI with four obesity-related cancers compared to that of other anthropometric measures of adiposity. We(More)
Associations between anthropometric indices of obesity and breast cancer risk may fail to capture the true relationship between excess body fat and risk. We used dual-energy-X-ray-absorptiometry- (DXA-) derived measures of body fat obtained in the Women's Health Initiative to examine the association between body fat and breast cancer risk; we compared these(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dietary potassium has been associated with lower risk of stroke, but there are little data on dietary potassium effects on different stroke subtypes or in older women with hypertension and nonhypertension. METHODS The study population consisted of 90 137 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 at enrollment, free of stroke history at(More)
Population-based case-control studies have found relationships between risk of prostate cancer and genetic polymorphisms in the CAG repeat and GGC repeat of the X-linked androgen receptor gene (AR) as well as the autosomal gene coding for glutathione S-transferase pi (GSTP1). This family-based study utilized the transmission disequilibrium test to examine(More)
OBJECTIVES Testosterone supplementation is being prescribed increasingly to treat symptoms of hormone deficiency in pre- and postmenopausal women; however, studies of the association of testosterone therapy, alone or in combination with estrogen, with risk of breast cancer are limited. The current study assessed the association of combination conjugated(More)
INTRODUCTION The epidemiologic literature on menstrual and reproductive factors associated with pancreatic cancer has yielded weak and inconsistent evidence of an association. Furthermore, few cohort studies have examined the association of exogenous hormone use, including type and duration, with this disease. The aim of this study was to assess the(More)
Many problems of distributed object-oriented applications can be uniformly resolved in the frame of approach based on the concept of cover. The cover is defined as an environment which transparently controls all aspects of object’s community life: creation, interaction etc. To enable transparency, an objectoriented application must obey a principle of late(More)