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Articles by Alessio Naccarati
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Between 2010 and 2020, A. Naccarati wrote the following 9 articles about Pancreatic Neoplasms.
 
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1 Clinical Trial Autoantibodies to Ezrin are an early sign of pancreatic cancer in humans and in genetically engineered mouse models. 2013

Capello, Michela / Cappello, Paola / Linty, Federica Caterina / Chiarle, Roberto / Sperduti, Isabella / Novarino, Anna / Salacone, Paola / Mandili, Giorgia / Naccarati, Alessio / Sacerdote, Carlotta / Beghelli, Stefania / Bersani, Samantha / Barbi, Stefano / Bassi, Claudio / Scarpa, Aldo / Nisticò, Paola / Giovarelli, Mirella / Vineis, Paolo / Milella, Michele / Novelli, Francesco. ·Center for Experimental Research and Medical Studies (CeRMS), Azienda Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Turin, Italy. franco.novelli@unito.it. ·J Hematol Oncol · Pubmed #24010981.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive malignancy with only a 5% 5-year survival rate. Reliable biomarkers for early detection are still lacking. The goals of this study were (a) to identify early humoral responses in genetically engineered mice (GEM) spontaneously developing PDAC; and (b) to test their diagnostic/predictive value in newly diagnosed PDAC patients and in prediagnostic sera. METHODS AND RESULTS: The serum reactivity of GEM from inception to invasive cancer, and in resectable or advanced human PDAC was tested by two-dimensional electrophoresis Western blot against proteins from murine and human PDAC cell lines, respectively. A common mouse-to-human autoantibody signature, directed against six antigens identified by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, was determined. Of the six antigens, Ezrin displayed the highest frequency of autoantibodies in GEM with early disease and in PDAC patients with resectable disease. The diagnostic value of Ezrin-autoantibodies to discriminate PDAC from controls was further shown by ELISA and ROC analyses (P < 0.0001). This observation was confirmed in prediagnostic sera from the EPIC prospective study in patients who eventually developed PDAC (with a mean time lag of 61.2 months between blood drawing and PDAC diagnosis). A combination of Ezrin-autoantibodies with CA19.9 serum levels and phosphorylated α-Enolase autoantibodies showed an overall diagnostic accuracy of 0.96 ± 0.02. CONCLUSIONS: Autoantibodies against Ezrin are induced early in PDAC and their combination with other serological markers may provide a predictive and diagnostic signature.

2 Article Methodological issues in a prospective study on plasma concentrations of persistent organic pollutants and pancreatic cancer risk within the EPIC cohort. 2019

Gasull, Magda / Pumarega, José / Kiviranta, Hannu / Rantakokko, Panu / Raaschou-Nielsen, Ole / Bergdahl, Ingvar A / Sandanger, Torkjel Manning / Goñi, Fernando / Cirera, Lluís / Donat-Vargas, Carolina / Alguacil, Juan / Iglesias, Mar / Tjønneland, Anne / Overvad, Kim / Mancini, Francesca Romana / Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine / Severi, Gianluca / Johnson, Theron / Kühn, Tilman / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Karakatsani, Anna / Peppa, Eleni / Palli, Domenico / Pala, Valeria / Tumino, Rosario / Naccarati, Alessio / Panico, Salvatore / Verschuren, Monique / Vermeulen, Roel / Rylander, Charlotta / Nøst, Therese Haugdahl / Rodríguez-Barranco, Miguel / Molinuevo, Amaia / Chirlaque, María-Dolores / Ardanaz, Eva / Sund, Malin / Key, Tim / Ye, Weimin / Jenab, Mazda / Michaud, Dominique / Matullo, Giuseppe / Canzian, Federico / Kaaks, Rudolf / Nieters, Alexandra / Nöthlings, Ute / Jeurnink, Suzanne / Chajes, Veronique / Matejcic, Marco / Gunter, Marc / Aune, Dagfinn / Riboli, Elio / Agudo, Antoni / Gonzalez, Carlos Alberto / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Bueno-de-Mesquita, Bas / Duell, Eric J / Vineis, Paolo / Porta, Miquel. ·Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research (IMIM), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. · Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research (IMIM), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. · National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Health Security, Kuopio, Finland. · Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Department of Biobank Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Department of Community Medicine, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. · CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain; Biodonostia Health Research Institute; Public Health Laboratory in Gipuzkoa, Basque Government, San Sebastian, Spain. · CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain; Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, IMIB - Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain. · Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. · CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain; Universidad de Huelva, Huelva, Spain. · Department of Pathology, Hospital del Mar (PSMar), Barcelona, Spain. · Section for Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. · CESP, Faculté de Médecine - Univ. Paris-Sud, Faculté de Médecine - UVSQ, INSERM, Université Paris-Saclay, Villejuif, France; Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research (IMIM), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece; 2nd Pulmonary Medicine Department, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, "ATTIKON" University Hospital, Haidari, Greece. · Cancer Risk Factors and Life-Style Epidemiology Unit, Institute for Cancer Research, Prevention and Clinical Network - ISPRO, Florence, Italy. · Epidemiology and Prevention Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy. · Cancer Registry and Histopathology Department, "Civic - M.P. Arezzo" Hospital, ASP Ragusa, Italy. · Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Turin, Italy. · Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Federico II University, Naples, Italy. · Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands. · Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain; Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria, Granada, Hospitales Universitarios de Granada/Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain. · CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain; Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, IMIB - Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain; Department of Health and Social Sciences, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain. · CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain; Navarra Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain; IdiSNA, Navarra Institute for Health Research, Pamplona, Spain. · Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. · Department of Biobank Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. · Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Department Medical Sciences, University of Torino, Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine -IIGM/HuGeF, Torino, Italy. · Genomic Epidemiology Group, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency, Molecular Epidemiology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. · Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. · Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands. · Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-Idibell), Barcelona, Spain. · Department of Community Medicine, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway; Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-Based Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway; Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands; Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. · Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Turin, Italy; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research (IMIM), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. Electronic address: mporta@imim.es. ·Environ Res · Pubmed #30529143.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The use of biomarkers of environmental exposure to explore new risk factors for pancreatic cancer presents clinical, logistic, and methodological challenges that are also relevant in research on other complex diseases. OBJECTIVES: First, to summarize the main design features of a prospective case-control study -nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort- on plasma concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and pancreatic cancer risk. And second, to assess the main methodological challenges posed by associations among characteristics and habits of study participants, fasting status, time from blood draw to cancer diagnosis, disease progression bias, basis of cancer diagnosis, and plasma concentrations of lipids and POPs. Results from etiologic analyses on POPs and pancreatic cancer risk, and other analyses, will be reported in future articles. METHODS: Study subjects were 1533 participants (513 cases and 1020 controls matched by study centre, sex, age at blood collection, date and time of blood collection, and fasting status) enrolled between 1992 and 2000. Plasma concentrations of 22 POPs were measured by gas chromatography - triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS). To estimate the magnitude of the associations we calculated multivariate-adjusted odds ratios by unconditional logistic regression, and adjusted geometric means by General Linear Regression Models. RESULTS: There were differences among countries in subjects' characteristics (as age, gender, smoking, lipid and POP concentrations), and in study characteristics (as time from blood collection to index date, year of last follow-up, length of follow-up, basis of cancer diagnosis, and fasting status). Adjusting for centre and time of blood collection, no factors were significantly associated with fasting status. Plasma concentrations of lipids were related to age, body mass index, fasting, country, and smoking. We detected and quantified 16 of the 22 POPs in more than 90% of individuals. All 22 POPs were detected in some participants, and the smallest number of POPs detected in one person was 15 (median, 19) with few differences by country. The highest concentrations were found for p,p'-DDE, PCBs 153 and 180 (median concentration: 3371, 1023, and 810 pg/mL, respectively). We assessed the possible occurrence of disease progression bias (DPB) in eight situations defined by lipid and POP measurements, on one hand, and by four factors: interval from blood draw to index date, tumour subsite, tumour stage, and grade of differentiation, on the other. In seven of the eight situations results supported the absence of DPB. CONCLUSIONS: The coexistence of differences across study centres in some design features and participant characteristics is of relevance to other multicentre studies. Relationships among subjects' characteristics and among such characteristics and design features may play important roles in the forthcoming analyses on the association between plasma concentrations of POPs and pancreatic cancer risk.

3 Article CA19-9 and apolipoprotein-A2 isoforms as detection markers for pancreatic cancer: a prospective evaluation. 2019

Honda, Kazufumi / Katzke, Verena A / Hüsing, Anika / Okaya, Shinobu / Shoji, Hirokazu / Onidani, Kaoru / Olsen, Anja / Tjønneland, Anne / Overvad, Kim / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Vineis, Paolo / Muller, David / Tsilidis, Kostas / Palli, Domenico / Pala, Valeria / Tumino, Rosario / Naccarati, Alessio / Panico, Salvatore / Aleksandrova, Krasimira / Boeing, Heiner / Bueno-de-Mesquita, H Bas / Peeters, Petra H / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Lagiou, Pagona / Khaw, Kay-Tee / Wareham, Nick / Travis, Ruth C / Merino, Susana / Duell, Eric J / Rodríguez-Barranco, Miguel / Chirlaque, María Dolores / Barricarte, Aurelio / Rebours, Vinciane / Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Chiristine / Romana Mancini, Francesca / Brennan, Paul / Scelo, Ghislaine / Manjer, Jonas / Sund, Malin / Öhlund, Daniel / Canzian, Federico / Kaaks, Rudolf. ·Department of Biomarker for Early Detection of Cancer, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. · Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) CREST, Tokyo, Japan. · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Division, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. · Diet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. · Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. · Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-Based Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway. · Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. · Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. · Cancer Risk Factors and Life-Style Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute - ISPO, Florence, Italy. · Epidemiology and Prevention Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy. · Cancer Registry and Histopathology Unit, "Civic - M.P. Arezzo" Hospital, Ragusa, Italy. · Department of Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, IIGM - Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, Torino, Italy. · Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Federico II University, Naples, Italy. · Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Nuthetal, Germany. · Department of Determinants of Chronic Diseases (DCD), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands. · Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. · Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. · MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. · Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutrition in Public Health, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health. · Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. · MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. · Public Health Directorate, Asturias, Spain, Acknowledgment of funds: Regional Government of Asturias. · PanC4 Consortium, Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. · Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública. Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria ibs.GRANADA, Hospitales Universitarios de Granada/Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain. · CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain. · Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Spain, Ronda de Levante, Murcia, Spain. · Navarra Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain. · IdiSNA, Navarra Institute for Health Research, Pamplona, Spain. · Pancreatology Unit, Beaujon Hospital, Clichy, France. · INSERM - UMR 1149, University Paris 7, Paris, France. · CESP, INSERM U1018, Univ. Paris-Sud, UVSQ, Université Paris-Saclay, Villejuif, France. · Lifestyle, Genes and Health: Integrative Trans-Generational Epidemiology, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. · Section of Genetics, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization, Lyon, France. · Department of Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. · Department of Surgical and Preoperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Department of Radiation Sciences and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Genomic Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. ·Int J Cancer · Pubmed #30259989.

ABSTRACT: Recently, we identified unique processing patterns of apolipoprotein A2 (ApoA2) in patients with pancreatic cancer. Our study provides a first prospective evaluation of an ApoA2 isoform ("ApoA2-ATQ/AT"), alone and in combination with carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9), as an early detection biomarker for pancreatic cancer. We performed ELISA measurements of CA19-9 and ApoA2-ATQ/AT in 156 patients with pancreatic cancer and 217 matched controls within the European EPIC cohort, using plasma samples collected up to 60 months prior to diagnosis. The detection discrimination statistics were calculated for risk scores by strata of lag-time. For CA19-9, in univariate marker analyses, C-statistics to distinguish future pancreatic cancer patients from cancer-free individuals were 0.80 for plasma taken ≤6 months before diagnosis, and 0.71 for >6-18 months; for ApoA2-ATQ/AT, C-statistics were 0.62, and 0.65, respectively. Joint models based on ApoA2-ATQ/AT plus CA19-9 significantly improved discrimination within >6-18 months (C = 0.74 vs. 0.71 for CA19-9 alone, p = 0.022) and ≤ 18 months (C = 0.75 vs. 0.74, p = 0.022). At 98% specificity, and for lag times of ≤6, >6-18 or ≤ 18 months, sensitivities were 57%, 36% and 43% for CA19-9 combined with ApoA2-ATQ/AT, respectively, vs. 50%, 29% and 36% for CA19-9 alone. Compared to CA19-9 alone, the combination of CA19-9 and ApoA2-ATQ/AT may improve detection of pancreatic cancer up to 18 months prior to diagnosis under usual care, and may provide a useful first measure for pancreatic cancer detection prior to imaging.

4 Article Plasma microRNAs as biomarkers of pancreatic cancer risk in a prospective cohort study. 2017

Duell, Eric J / Lujan-Barroso, Leila / Sala, Núria / Deitz McElyea, Samantha / Overvad, Kim / Tjonneland, Anne / Olsen, Anja / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Busund, Lill-Tove / Moi, Line / Muller, David / Vineis, Paolo / Aune, Dagfinn / Matullo, Giuseppe / Naccarati, Alessio / Panico, Salvatore / Tagliabue, Giovanna / Tumino, Rosario / Palli, Domenico / Kaaks, Rudolf / Katzke, Verena A / Boeing, Heiner / Bueno-de-Mesquita, H B As / Peeters, Petra H / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Lagiou, Pagona / Kotanidou, Anastasia / Travis, Ruth C / Wareham, Nick / Khaw, Kay-Tee / Ramon Quiros, Jose / Rodríguez-Barranco, Miguel / Dorronsoro, Miren / Chirlaque, María-Dolores / Ardanaz, Eva / Severi, Gianluca / Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine / Rebours, Vinciane / Brennan, Paul / Gunter, Marc / Scelo, Ghislaine / Cote, Greg / Sherman, Stuart / Korc, Murray. ·Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain. · Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. · Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark. · Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-Based Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway. · Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. · Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. · Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. · Department of Clinical Pathology, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromso, Norway. · Department of Medical Biology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway. · School of Public Health, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Turin, Italy. · Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy. · Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Federico II University, Naples, Italy. · Lombardy Cancer Registry Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy. · Cancer Registry and Histopathology Unit, "Civic - M.P, Arezzo" Hospital, ASP, Ragusa, Italy. · Cancer Risk Factors and Life-Style Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute-ISPO, Florence, Italy. · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany. · Dt. for Determinants of Chronic Diseases (DCD), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands. · Dt. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Dt. of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. · Dept of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. · WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health, Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutrition in Public Health, Dept. of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. · Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. · Department of Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonary Services, University of Athens Medical School, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. · MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Public Health Directorate, Asturias, Spain. · Andalusian School of Public Health, Research Insititute Biosanitary Granada, University Hospital Granada/University of Granada, Granada. · CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. · Basque Regional Health Department, San Sebatian, Spain. · Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Authority, Murcia, Spain. · Navarra Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain. · IdiSNA, Navarra Institute for Health Research, Pamplona, Spain. · Université Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Sud, UVSQ, CESP, INSERM, Villejuif, France. · Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. · Beaujon Hospital, Pancreatology Unit, Clichy, France. · INSERM, University Paris, France. · International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France. · Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. · Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. · Pancreatic Cancer Signature Center, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN. ·Int J Cancer · Pubmed #28542740.

ABSTRACT: Noninvasive biomarkers for early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) diagnosis and disease risk stratification are greatly needed. We conducted a nested case-control study within the Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort to evaluate prediagnostic microRNAs (miRs) as biomarkers of subsequent PDAC risk. A panel of eight miRs (miR-10a, -10b, -21-3p, -21-5p, -30c, -106b, -155 and -212) based on previous evidence from our group was evaluated in 225 microscopically confirmed PDAC cases and 225 controls matched on center, sex, fasting status and age/date/time of blood collection. MiR levels in prediagnostic plasma samples were determined by quantitative RT-PCR. Logistic regression was used to model levels and PDAC risk, adjusting for covariates and to estimate area under the receiver operating characteristic curves (AUC). Plasma miR-10b, -21-5p, -30c and -106b levels were significantly higher in cases diagnosed within 2 years of blood collection compared to matched controls (all p-values <0.04). Based on adjusted logistic regression models, levels for six miRs (miR-10a, -10b, -21-5p, -30c, -155 and -212) overall, and for four miRs (-10a, -10b, -21-5p and -30c) at shorter follow-up time between blood collection and diagnosis (≤5 yr, ≤2 yr), were statistically significantly associated with risk. A score based on the panel showed a linear dose-response trend with risk (p-value = 0.0006). For shorter follow-up (≤5 yr), AUC for the score was 0.73, and for individual miRs ranged from 0.73 (miR-212) to 0.79 (miR-21-5p).

5 Article Helicobacter pylori infection, chronic corpus atrophic gastritis and pancreatic cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort: A nested case-control study. 2017

Huang, Jiaqi / Zagai, Ulrika / Hallmans, Göran / Nyrén, Olof / Engstrand, Lars / Stolzenberg-Solomon, Rachael / Duell, Eric J / Overvad, Kim / Katzke, Verena A / Kaaks, Rudolf / Jenab, Mazda / Park, Jin Young / Murillo, Raul / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Lagiou, Pagona / Bamia, Christina / Bradbury, Kathryn E / Riboli, Elio / Aune, Dagfinn / Tsilidis, Konstantinos K / Capellá, Gabriel / Agudo, Antonio / Krogh, Vittorio / Palli, Domenico / Panico, Salvatore / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Tjønneland, Anne / Olsen, Anja / Martínez, Begoña / Redondo-Sanchez, Daniel / Chirlaque, Maria-Dolores / Hm Peeters, Petra / Regnér, Sara / Lindkvist, Björn / Naccarati, Alessio / Ardanaz, Eva / Larrañaga, Nerea / Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine / Rebours, Vinciane / Barré, Amélie / Bueno-de-Mesquita, H B As / Ye, Weimin. ·Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. · Department of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. · Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD. · Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain. · Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Prevention and Implementation Group, Section of Early Detection and Prevention, Section of Nutrition and Metabolism, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. · WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health, Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutrition in Public Health, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. · Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece. · Translational Research Laboratory, IDIBELL-Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain. · Unit of Nutrition and Cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Research Program. Catalan Institute of Oncology-IDIBELL. L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. · Epidemiology and Prevention Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy. · Cancer Risk Factors and Life-Style Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute - ISPO, Florence, Italy. · Dipartimento di medicina clinica e chirurgia Federico II, Naples, Italy. · Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. · Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Institute of Population-Based Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway. · Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. · Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Andalusian School of Public Health, Instituto De Investigación Biosanitaria Ibs, Granada, Spain. · CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. · Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria ibs, Granada, Hospitales Universitarios de Granada/Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain. · Department of Epidemiology, Regional Health Council, IMIB-Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain. · Department of Health and Social Sciences, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain. · Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · Department of Surgery, Institution of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden. · Department of Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. · Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Human Genetics Foundation, Turin, Italy. · Navarra Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain; IdiSNA, Navarra Institute for Health Research, Pamplona, Spain. · Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, Regional Government of the Basque Country, Spain. · Hormones and Women's Health Team, INSERM, Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, Nutrition, Villejuif, F-94805, France. · Université Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, F-94805, France. · Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, F-94805, France. · Department of Gastroenterology and Pancreatology, Beaujon Hospital, University Paris 7, Clichy, France. · Université Paris Sud and Gastroenterology Unit, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Sud, CHU de Bicêtre, AP-HP, Le Kremlin Bicêtre, France. · Department for Determinants of Chronic Diseases (DCD), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands. · Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Social & Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. · The Medical Biobank at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. ·Int J Cancer · Pubmed #28032715.

ABSTRACT: The association between H. pylori infection and pancreatic cancer risk remains controversial. We conducted a nested case-control study with 448 pancreatic cancer cases and their individually matched control subjects, based on the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort, to determine whether there was an altered pancreatic cancer risk associated with H. pylori infection and chronic corpus atrophic gastritis. Conditional logistic regression models were applied to calculate odds ratios (ORs) and corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs), adjusted for matching factors and other potential confounders. Our results showed that pancreatic cancer risk was neither associated with H. pylori seropositivity (OR = 0.96; 95% CI: 0.70, 1.31) nor CagA seropositivity (OR = 1.07; 95% CI: 0.77, 1.48). We also did not find any excess risk among individuals seropositive for H. pylori but seronegative for CagA, compared with the group seronegative for both antibodies (OR = 0.94; 95% CI: 0.63, 1.38). However, we found that chronic corpus atrophic gastritis was non-significantly associated with an increased pancreatic cancer risk (OR = 1.35; 95% CI: 0.77, 2.37), and although based on small numbers, the excess risk was particularly marked among individuals seronegative for both H. pylori and CagA (OR = 5.66; 95% CI: 1.59, 20.19, p value for interaction < 0.01). Our findings provided evidence supporting the null association between H. pylori infection and pancreatic cancer risk in western European populations. However, the suggested association between chronic corpus atrophic gastritis and pancreatic cancer risk warrants independent verification in future studies, and, if confirmed, further studies on the underlying mechanisms.

6 Article Sweet-beverage consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). 2016

Navarrete-Muñoz, Eva M / Wark, Petra A / Romaguera, Dora / Bhoo-Pathy, Nirmala / Michaud, Dominique / Molina-Montes, Esther / Tjønneland, Anne / Olsen, Anja / Overvad, Kim / Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine / Clavel-Chapelon, Françoise / Fagherazzi, Guy / Katzke, Verena A / Kühn, Tilman / Steffen, Annika / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Klinaki, Eleni / Papatesta, Eleni-Maria / Masala, Giovanna / Krogh, Vittorio / Tumino, Rosario / Naccarati, Alessio / Mattiello, Amalia / Peeters, Petra H / Rylander, Charlotta / Parr, Christine L / Skeie, Guri / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Quirós, J Ramón / Duell, Eric J / Dorronsoro, Miren / Huerta, José María / Ardanaz, Eva / Wareham, Nick / Khaw, Kay-Tee / Travis, Ruth C / Key, Tim / Stepien, Magdalena / Freisling, Heinz / Riboli, Elio / Bueno-de-Mesquita, H Bas. ·Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Miguel Hernández University, Alicante, Spain; The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Epidemology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; · Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBEROBN), Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Medical Research Institute of Palma, University Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; mariaadoracion.romaguera@ssib.es. · Julius Centre University of Malaya, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; · Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; · The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Epidemology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Andalusian School of Public Health. Biomedical Research Institute of Granada; University Hospital of Granada/Granada University, Granada, Spain; · Diet, Genes and Environment, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark; · Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark; · Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, U1018, Nutrition, Hormones and Women's Health team, National Institute for Health and Medical Research, Villejuif, France; UMRS 1018, Université Paris Sud, Villejuif, France; Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France; · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; · Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Nuthetal, Germany; · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece; Bureau of Epidemiologic Research, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece; · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece; · Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute-ISPO, Florence, Italy; · Epidemiology and Prevention Unit. Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy; · Cancer Registry and Histopathology Unit, "Civic - M.P. Arezzo" Hospital, ASP Ragusa, Italy; · Human Genetics Foundation,Torino, Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, Torino, Italy; · Dipartamento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy; · MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom; Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands; · Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø-the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway; · Department of Chronic Diseases, Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway; · Department of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø-the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway; Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway; Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; Samfundet Folkhälsan, Helsinki, Finland; · Public Health Directorate, Asturias, Spain; · Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain; · The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Epidemology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Public Health Direction Biodonostia Basque Regional Health Department, San Sebastian, Spain; · The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Epidemology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, IMIB-Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain; · The Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Epidemology and Public Health (CIBERESP), Health Institute Carlos III, Madrid, Spain; Navarre Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain; · Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit. · Department of Public Health and Primary Care, and Clinical Gerontology Unit, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom; · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; · Nutrition and Metabolism Section, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France; · Department for Determinants of Chronic Diseases, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands; and. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Julius Centre University of Malaya, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Department for Determinants of Chronic Diseases, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands; and Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands. ·Am J Clin Nutr · Pubmed #27510540.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The consumption of sweet beverages has been associated with greater risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, which may be involved in the development of pancreatic cancer. Therefore, it has been hypothesized that sweet beverages may increase pancreatic cancer risk as well. OBJECTIVE: We examined the association between sweet-beverage consumption (including total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drink and juice and nectar consumption) and pancreatic cancer risk. DESIGN: The study was conducted within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort. A total of 477,199 participants (70.2% women) with a mean age of 51 y at baseline were included, and 865 exocrine pancreatic cancers were diagnosed after a median follow-up of 11.60 y (IQR: 10.10-12.60 y). Sweet-beverage consumption was assessed with the use of validated dietary questionnaires at baseline. HRs and 95% CIs were obtained with the use of multivariable Cox regression models that were stratified by age, sex, and center and adjusted for educational level, physical activity, smoking status, and alcohol consumption. Associations with total soft-drink consumption were adjusted for juice and nectar consumption and vice versa. RESULTS: Total soft-drink consumption (HR per 100 g/d: 1.03; 95% CI: 0.99, 1.07), sugar-sweetened soft-drink consumption (HR per 100 g/d: 1.02; 95% CI: 0.97, 1.08), and artificially sweetened soft-drink consumption (HR per 100 g/d: 1.04; 95% CI: 0.98, 1.10) were not associated with pancreatic cancer risk. Juice and nectar consumption was inversely associated with pancreatic cancer risk (HR per 100 g/d: 0.91; 95% CI: 0.84, 0.99); this association remained statistically significant after adjustment for body size, type 2 diabetes, and energy intake. CONCLUSIONS: Soft-drink consumption does not seem to be associated with pancreatic cancer risk. Juice and nectar consumption might be associated with a modest decreased pancreatic cancer risk. Additional studies with specific information on juice and nectar subtypes are warranted to clarify these results.

7 Article Flavonoid and lignan intake and pancreatic cancer risk in the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition cohort. 2016

Molina-Montes, Esther / Sánchez, María-José / Zamora-Ros, Raul / Bueno-de-Mesquita, H B As / Wark, Petra A / Obon-Santacana, Mireia / Kühn, Tilman / Katzke, Verena / Travis, Ruth C / Ye, Weimin / Sund, Malin / Naccarati, Alessio / Mattiello, Amalia / Krogh, Vittorio / Martorana, Caterina / Masala, Giovanna / Amiano, Pilar / Huerta, José-María / Barricarte, Aurelio / Quirós, José-Ramón / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Angell Åsli, Lene / Skeie, Guri / Ericson, Ulrika / Sonestedt, Emily / Peeters, Petra H / Romieu, Isabelle / Scalbert, Augustin / Overvad, Kim / Clemens, Matthias / Boeing, Heiner / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Peppa, Eleni / Vidalis, Pavlos / Khaw, Kay-Tee / Wareham, Nick / Olsen, Anja / Tjønneland, Anne / Boutroun-Rualt, Marie-Christine / Clavel-Chapelon, Françoise / Cross, Amanda J / Lu, Yunxia / Riboli, Elio / Duell, Eric J. ·Andalusian School of Public Health, Instituto De Investigación Biosanitaria Ibs, GRANADA, Hospitales Universitarios De Granada/Universidad De Granada, Granada, Spain. · CIBERESP, CIBER Epidemiología Y Salud Pública, Spain. · Section of Nutrition and Metabolism, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France. · National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands. · Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. · Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, the School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Unit of Nutrition and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-Idibell), Barcelona, Spain. · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. · Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. · The Medical Biobank at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology Unit, HuGeF-Human Genetics Foundation, Torino, Italy. · Dipartimento Di Medicina Clinica E Chirurgia, Federico II University, Naples, Italy. · Epidemiology and Prevention Unit Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Dei Tumori, Milan, Italy. · Cancer Registry ASP, Ragusa, Italy. · Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute-ISPO, Florence, Italy. · Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, BioDonostia Research Institute, San Sebastián, Spain. · Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, IMIB-Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain. · Public Health Institute of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. · Public Health Directorate, Asturias, Spain. · Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. · Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway. · Genetic Epidemiology Group, Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland. · Department of Clinical Sciences in Malmö, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. · Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands. · Department of Public Health, Section for Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. · Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. · WHO Collaborating Center for Nutrition and Health, Unit of Nutritional Epidemiology and Nutrition in Public Health, Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology, and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece. · University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Epidemiology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. · Inserm, CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, France. ·Int J Cancer · Pubmed #27184434.

ABSTRACT: Despite the potential cancer preventive effects of flavonoids and lignans, their ability to reduce pancreatic cancer risk has not been demonstrated in epidemiological studies. Our aim was to examine the association between dietary intakes of flavonoids and lignans and pancreatic cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort. A total of 865 exocrine pancreatic cancer cases occurred after 11.3 years of follow-up of 477,309 cohort members. Dietary flavonoid and lignan intake was estimated through validated dietary questionnaires and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Phenol Explorer databases. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using age, sex and center-stratified Cox proportional hazards models, adjusted for energy intake, body mass index (BMI), smoking, alcohol and diabetes status. Our results showed that neither overall dietary intake of flavonoids nor of lignans were associated with pancreatic cancer risk (multivariable-adjusted HR for a doubling of intake = 1.03, 95% CI: 0.95-1.11 and 1.02; 95% CI: 0.89-1.17, respectively). Statistically significant associations were also not observed by flavonoid subclasses. An inverse association between intake of flavanones and pancreatic cancer risk was apparent, without reaching statistical significance, in microscopically confirmed cases (HR for a doubling of intake = 0.96, 95% CI: 0.91-1.00). In conclusion, we did not observe an association between intake of flavonoids, flavonoid subclasses or lignans and pancreatic cancer risk in the EPIC cohort.

8 Article Leukocyte telomere length in relation to pancreatic cancer risk: a prospective study. 2014

Campa, Daniele / Mergarten, Björn / De Vivo, Immaculata / Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine / Racine, Antoine / Severi, Gianluca / Nieters, Alexandra / Katzke, Verena A / Trichopoulou, Antonia / Yiannakouris, Nikos / Trichopoulos, Dimitrios / Boeing, Heiner / Quirós, J Ramón / Duell, Eric J / Molina-Montes, Esther / Huerta, José María / Ardanaz, Eva / Dorronsoro, Miren / Khaw, Kay-Tee / Wareham, Nicholas / Travis, Ruth C / Palli, Domenico / Pala, Valeria / Tumino, Rosario / Naccarati, Alessio / Panico, Salvatore / Vineis, Paolo / Riboli, Elio / Siddiq, Afshan / Bueno-de-Mesquita, H B / Peeters, Petra H / Nilsson, Peter M / Sund, Malin / Ye, Weimin / Lund, Eiliv / Jareid, Mie / Weiderpass, Elisabete / Duarte-Salles, Talita / Kong, So Yeon / Stepien, Magdalena / Canzian, Federico / Kaaks, Rudolf. ·Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Program in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. · Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Centre for research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, Nutrition, Hormones, and Women's Health team, Villejuif, France. Univ Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, France. IGR, Villejuif, France. · Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), Torino, Italy. · Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. Bureau of Epidemiologic Research, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. Harokopio University of Athens, Greece. · Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece. Bureau of Epidemiologic Research, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece. Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. · Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Nuthetal, Germany. · Public Health Directorate, Asturias, Spain. · Unit of Nutrition, Environment, and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Program, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Barcelona, Spain. · Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria de Granada (Granada.ibs), Granada, Spain. CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain. · CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain. Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, Murcia, Spain. · CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain. Navarre Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain. · Public Health Direction and Biodonostia-Ciberesp Basque Regional Health Department, San Sebastian, Spain. · University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge, United Kingdom. · Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. · Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute, ISPO, Florence, Italy. · Epidemiology and Prevention Unit Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy. · Cancer Registry and Histopathology Unit, "Civic - M.P. Arezzo" Hospital, ASP Ragusa, Ragusa, Italy. · Dipartimento Di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia Federico II University, Naples, Italy. · Division of Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Genomics of Common Disease, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands. Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands. The School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom. · Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands. · Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Skåne University Hospital, Malmö Sweden. · Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The Medical Biobank at Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. · Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromso, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. · Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromso, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway. Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway. Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Samfundet Folkhälsan, Helsinki, Finland. · International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO), Lyon, France. · Genomic Epidemiology Group, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. · Division of Cancer Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. r.kaaks@dkfz.de. ·Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev · Pubmed #25103821.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Several studies have examined leukocyte telomere length (LTL) as a possible predictor for cancer at various organ sites. The hypothesis originally motivating many of these studies was that shorter telomeres would be associated with an increase in cancer risk; the results of epidemiologic studies have been inconsistent, however, and suggested positive, negative, or null associations. Two studies have addressed the association of LTL in relation to pancreatic cancer risk and the results are contrasting. METHODS: We measured LTL in a prospective study of 331 pancreatic cancer cases and 331 controls in the context of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). RESULTS: We observed that the mean LTL was higher in cases (0.59 ± 0.20) than in controls (0.57 ± 0.17), although this difference was not statistically significant (P = 0.07), and a basic logistic regression model showed no association of LTL with pancreas cancer risk. When adjusting for levels of HbA1c and C-peptide, however, there was a weakly positive association between longer LTL and pancreatic cancer risk [OR, 1.13; 95% confidence interval (CI), 1.01-1.27]. Additional analyses by cubic spline regression suggested a possible nonlinear relationship between LTL and pancreatic cancer risk (P = 0.022), with a statistically nonsignificant increase in risk at very low LTL, as well as a significant increase at high LTL. CONCLUSION: Taken together, the results from our study do not support LTL as a uniform and strong predictor of pancreatic cancer. IMPACT: The results of this article can provide insights into telomere dynamics and highlight the complex relationship between LTL and pancreatic cancer risk.

9 Article Genotype and haplotype analysis of TP53 gene and the risk of pancreatic cancer: an association study in the Czech Republic. 2010

Naccarati, A / Pardini, B / Polakova, V / Smerhovsky, Z / Vodickova, L / Soucek, P / Vrana, D / Holcatova, I / Ryska, M / Vodicka, P. ·Department of Molecular Biology of Cancer, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Videnska 1083, 14200 Prague, Czech Republic. ·Carcinogenesis · Pubmed #20110284.

ABSTRACT: Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the Czech Republic, with only a minimum of patients surviving 5 years. The aetiology and molecular pathogenesis are still weakly understood. TP53 has a fundamental role in cell cycle and apoptosis and is frequently mutated in solid tumours, including pancreatic cancer. Based on the assumption that genetic variation may affect susceptibility to cancer development, the role of TP53 polymorphisms in modulating the risk of pancreatic cancer may be of major importance. We investigated four selected polymorphisms in TP53 (rs17878362:A(1)>A(2), rs1042522:G>C, rs12947788:C>T and rs17884306:G>A) in association with pancreatic cancer risk in a case-control study, including 240 cases and controls (for a total of 1827 individuals) from the Czech Republic. Carriers of the variant C allele of rs1042522 polymorphism were at an increased risk of pancreatic cancer [odds ratio (OR) 1.73; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.26-2.39; P = 0.001]. Haplotype analysis showed that in comparison with the most common haplotype (A(1)GCG), the A(2)CCG haplotype was associated with an increased risk (OR 1.39; 95% CI 1.02-1.88; P = 0.034) and the A(1)CCG with a reduced risk (OR 0.30; 95% CI 0.12-0.76; P = 0.011) for this cancer. These results reflect previous findings of a recent association study, where haplotypes constructed on the same TP53 variants were associated with colorectal cancer risk [Polakova et al. (2009) Genotype and haplotype analysis of cell cycle genes in sporadic colorectal cancer in the Czech Republic. Hum. Mutat., 30, 661-668.]. Genetic variation in TP53 may contribute, alone or in concert with other risk factors, to modify the inherited susceptibility to pancreatic cancer, as well as to other gastrointestinal cancers.