Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center's Annual Top Ten Publications

VEC members publish annually over 300 scientific articles in research journals. At the end of each calendar year, VEC faculty vote to select the publications they consider the most important publications that were led by VEC members for the year. These votes are compiled into the Top Ten publications list.

Top Ten 2020

Grijalva CG, Rolfes MA, Zhu Y, McLean HQ, Hanson KE, Belongia EA, Halasa NB, Kim A, Reed C, Fry AM, Talbot HK. Transmission of SARS-COV-2 Infections in Households - Tennessee and Wisconsin, April-September 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 Nov 6;69(44):1631-1634. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6944e1. PMID: 33151916; PMCID: PMC7643897. 

Wang F, Zheng W, Bailey CE, Mayer IA, Pietenpol JA, Shu XO. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in All-Cause Mortality among Patients Diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 2021 Feb 15;81(4):1163-1170. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-20-3094. Epub 2020 Dec 3. PMID: 33272926. 

Rebeiro PF, Jenkins CA, Bian A, Lake JE, Bourgi K, Moore RD, Horberg MA, Matthews WC, Silverberg MJ, Thorne J, Mayor AM, Lima VD, Palella FJ, Saag MS, Althoff KN, Gill MJ, Wong C, Klein MB, Crane HM, Marconi VC, Shepherd BE, Sterling TR, Koethe JR. Risk of Incident Diabetes Mellitus, Weight Gain, and their Relationships with Integrase Inhibitor-based Initial Antiretroviral Therapy Among Persons with HIV in the US and Canada. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 16:ciaa1403. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1403. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32936919. 

Beeghly-Fadiel A, Khankari NK, Delahanty RJ, Shu XO, Lu Y, Schmidt MK, Bolla MK, Michailidou K, Wang Q, Dennis J, Yannoukakos D, Dunning AM, Pharoah PDP, Chenevix-Trench G, Milne RL, Hunter DJ, Per H, Kraft P, Simard J, Easton DF, Zheng W. A Mendelian randomization analysis of circulating lipid traits and breast cancer risk. Int J Epidemiol. 2020 Aug 1;49(4):1117-1131. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyz242. PMID: 31872213; PMCID: PMC7750975. 

Guo X, Lin W, Wen W, Huyghe J, Bien S, Cai Q, Harrison T, Chen Z, Qu C, Bao J, Long J, Yuan Y, Wang F, Bai M, Abecasis GR, Albanes D, Berndt SI, Bézieau S, Bishop DT, Brenner H, Buch S, Burnett-Hartman A, Campbell PT, Castellví-Bel S, Chan AT, Chang-Claude J, Chanock SJ, Cho SH, Conti DV, Chapelle A, Feskens EJM, Gallinger SJ, Giles GG, Goodman PJ, Gsur A, Guinter M, Gunter MJ, Hampe J, Hampel H, Hayes RB, Hoffmeister M, Kampman E, Kang HM, Keku TO, Kim HR, Le Marchand L, Lee SC, Li CI, Li L, Lindblom A, Lindor N, Milne RL, Moreno V, Murphy N, Newcomb PA, Nickerson DA, Offit K, Pearlman R, Pharoah PDP, Platz EA, Potter JD, Rennert G, Sakoda LC, Schafmayer C, Schmit SL, Schoen RE, Schumacher FR, Slattery ML, Su YR, Tangen CM, Ulrich CM, van Duijnhoven FJB, Van Guelpen B, Visvanathan K, Vodicka P, Vodickova L, Vymetalkova V, Wang X, White E, Wolk A, Woods MO, Casey G, Hsu L, Jenkins MA, Gruber SB, Peters U, Zheng W. Identifying Novel Susceptibility Genes for Colorectal Cancer Risk From a Transcriptome-Wide Association Study of 125,478 Subjects. Gastroenterology. 2021 Mar;160(4):1164-1178.e6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2020.08.062. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33058866; PMCID: PMC7956223. 

Shu X, Long J, Cai Q, Kweon SS, Choi JY, Kubo M, Park SK, Bolla MK, Dennis J, Wang Q, Yang Y, Shi J, Guo X, Li B, Tao R, Aronson KJ, Chan KYK, Chan TL, Gao YT, Hartman M, Kee Ho W, Ito H, Iwasaki M, Iwata H, John EM, Kasuga Y, Soon Khoo U, Kim MK, Kong SY, Kurian AW, Kwong A, Lee ES, Li J, Lophatananon A, Low SK, Mariapun S, Matsuda K, Matsuo K, Muir K, Noh DY, Park B, Park MH, Shen CY, Shin MH, Spinelli JJ, Takahashi A, Tseng C, Tsugane S, Wu AH, Xiang YB, Yamaji T, Zheng Y, Milne RL, Dunning AM, Pharoah PDP, García-Closas M, Teo SH, Shu XO, Kang D, Easton DF, Simard J, Zheng W. Identification of novel breast cancer susceptibility loci in meta-analyses conducted among Asian and European descendants. Nat Commun. 2020 Mar 5;11(1):1217. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15046-w. PMID: 32139696; PMCID: PMC7057957. 

Wiese AD, Everson J, Grijalva CG. Social distancing measures: evidence of interruption of seasonal influenza activity and early lessons of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 20:ciaa834. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa834. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32562538; PMCID: PMC7337694. 

Holowatyj AN, Washington MK, Salaria SN, Lieu CH, Idrees K, Chandler PD, Hampel H, Martin RL, Lewis MA, Eng C. Early-Onset Appendiceal Cancer Survival by Race or Ethnicity in the United States. Gastroenterology. 2020 Oct;159(4):1605-1608. doi10.1053/j.gastro.2020.06.011. Epub 2020 Jun 13. PMID: 32540351. 

Nguyen S, Li H, Yu D, Gao J, Gao Y, Tran H, Xiang YB, Zheng W, Shu XO. Adherence to dietary recommendations and colorectal cancer risk: results from two prospective cohort studies. Int J Epidemiol. 2020 Feb 1;49(1):270-280. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyz118. PMID: 31203367; PMCID: PMC7124505. 

Yang JJ, Lipworth LP, Shu XO, Blot WJ, Xiang YB, Steinwandel MD, Li H, Gao YT, Zheng W, Yu D. Associations of choline-related nutrients with cardiometabolic and all-cause mortality: results from 3 prospective cohort studies of blacks, whites, and Chinese. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 Mar 1;111(3):644-656. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz318. PMID: 31915809; PMCID: PMC7049525.
 

 

Top Ten: 2019

Giri A, Hellwege JN, Keaton JM, Park J, Qiu C, Warren HR, Torstenson ES, Kovesdy CP, Sun YV, Wilson OD, Robinson-Cohen C, Roumie CL, Chung CP, Birdwell KA, Damrauer SM, DuVall SL, Klarin D, Cho K, Wang Y, Evangelou E, Cabrera CP, Wain LV, Shrestha R, Mautz BS, Akwo EA, Sargurupremraj M, Debette S, Boehnke M, Scott LJ, Luan J, Zhao JH, Willems SM, Thériault S, Shah N, Oldmeadow C, Almgren P, Li-Gao R, Verweij N, Boutin TS, Mangino M, Ntalla I, Feofanova E, Surendran P, Cook JP, Karthikeyan S, Lahrouchi N, Liu C, Sepúlveda N, Richardson TG, Kraja A, Amouyel P, Farrall M, Poulter NR; Understanding Society Scientific Group; International Consortium for Blood Pressure; Blood Pressure-International Consortium of Exome Chip Studies, Laakso M, Zeggini E, Sever P, Scott RA, Langenberg C, Wareham NJ, Conen D, Palmer CNA, Attia J, Chasman DI, Ridker PM, Melander O, Mook-Kanamori DO, Harst PV, Cucca F, Schlessinger D, Hayward C, Spector TD, Jarvelin MR, Hennig BJ, Timpson NJ, Wei WQ, Smith JC, Xu Y, Matheny ME, Siew EE, Lindgren C, Herzig KH, Dedoussis G, Denny JC, Psaty BM, Howson JMM, Munroe PB, Newton-Cheh C, Caulfield MJ, Elliott P, Gaziano JM, Concato J, Wilson PWF, Tsao PS, Velez Edwards DR, Susztak K; Million Veteran Program, O'Donnell CJ, Hung AM, Edwards TL. Trans-ethnic association study of blood pressure determinants in over 750,000 individuals. Nat Genet. 2019 Jan;51(1):51-62. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0303-9. Epub 2018 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 30578418
Ray WA, Stein CM, Murray KT, Fuchs DC, Patrick SW, Daugherty J, Hall K, Cooper WO. Association of Antipsychotic Treatment With Risk of Unexpected Death Among Children and Youths. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 1;76(2):162-171. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.3421. PubMed PMID: 30540347
Aldrich MC, Mercaldo SF, Sandler KL, Blot WJ, Grogan EL, Blume JD. Evaluation of USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Among African American Adult Smokers. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jun 27. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.1402. [Epub ahead of print] Erratum in: JAMA Oncol. 2019 Aug 1;:. PubMed PMID: 31246249
Roumie CL, Chipman J, Min JY, Hackstadt AJ, Hung AM, Greevy RA Jr, Grijalva CG, Elasy T, Griffin MR. Association of Treatment With Metformin vs Sulfonylurea With Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events Among Patients With Diabetes and Reduced Kidney Function. JAMA. 2019 Sep 19:1-11. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.13206. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31536102
Chen Z, Wen W, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Shu XO, Díez-Obrero V, Long J, Bao J, Wang J, Liu Q, Cai Q, Moreno V, Zheng W, Guo X. Identifying Putative Susceptibility Genes and Evaluating Their Associations with Somatic Mutations in Human Cancers. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Sep 5;105(3):477-492. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.07.006. Epub 2019 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 31402092
Wiese AD, Griffin MR, Schaffner W, Stein CM, Greevy RA, Mitchel EF, Grijalva CG. Long-acting Opioid Use and the Risk of Serious Infections: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 May 17;68(11):1862-1869. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy809. PubMed PMID: 30239630
Yang JJ, Yu D, Xiang YB, Blot W, White E, Robien K, Sinha R, Park Y, Takata Y, Lazovich D, Gao YT, Zhang X, Lan Q, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Johansson I, Tumino R, Riboli E, Tjønneland A, Skeie G, Quirós JR, Johansson M, Smith-Warner SA, Zheng W, Shu XO. Association of Dietary Fiber and Yogurt Consumption With Lung Cancer Risk: A Pooled Analysis. JAMA Oncol. 2019 Oct 24. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2019.4107. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31647500
Unlu G, Gamazon ER, Qi X, Levic DS, Bastarache L, Denny JC, Roden DM, Mayzus I, Breyer M, Zhong X, Konkashbaev AI, Rzhetsky A, Knapik EW, Cox NJ. GRIK5 Genetically Regulated Expression Associated with Eye and Vascular Phenomes: Discovery through Iteration among Biobanks, Electronic Health Records, and Zebrafish. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Mar 7;104(3):503-519. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2019.01.017. Epub 2019 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 30827500
Yang Y, Wu L, Shu XO, Cai Q, Shu X, Li B, Guo X, Ye F, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Andrulis IL, Brenner H, Chenevix-Trench G, Campa D, Castelao JE, Gago-Dominguez M, Dörk T, Hollestelle A, Lophatananon A, Muir K, Neuhausen SL, Olsson H, Sandler DP, Simard J, Kraft P, Pharoah PDP, Easton DF, Zheng W, Long J. Genetically Predicted Levels of DNA Methylation Biomarkers and Breast Cancer Risk: Data From 228 951 Women of European Descent. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Mar 1;112(3):295-304. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz109. PubMed PMID: 31143935
Wiese AD, Huang X, Yu C, Mitchel EF, Kyaw MH, Griffin MR, Grijalva CG. Changes in Otitis Media Episodes and Pressure Equalization Tube Insertions Among Young Children Following Introduction of the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: A Birth Cohort-based Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 27;69(12):2162-2169. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz142. PubMed PMID: 30770533
 

Top Ten: 2018

Davenport JR, Su T, Zhao Z, Coleman HG, Smalley WE, Ness RM, Zheng W, Shrubsole MJ. Modifiable lifestyle factors associated with risk of sessile serrated polyps, conventional adenomas and hyperplastic polyps. Gut. 2018;67(3):456–465. PMID 27852795.

Wiese AD, Griffin MR, Schaffner W, Stein CM, Greevy RA, Mitchel EF, Grijalva CG. Opioid Analgesic Use and Risk for Invasive Pneumococcal Diseases: A Nested Case-Control Study. Ann Intern Med. 2018 Mar 20;168(6):396–404. PMID: 29435555.

Ray WA, Chung CP, Murray KT, Smalley WE, Daugherty JR, Dupont WD, Stein CM. Association of Oral Anticoagulants and Proton Pump Inhibitor Cotherapy With Hospitalization for Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding. JAMA. 2018 04;320(21):2221–2230. PMID: 30512099.

Girard TD, Thompson JL, Pandharipande PP, Brummel NE, Jackson JC, Patel MB, Hughes CG, Chandrasekhar R, Pun BT, Boehm LM, Elstad MR, Goodman RB, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW. Clinical phenotypes of delirium during critical illness and severity of subsequent long-term cognitive impairment: a prospective cohort study. Lancet Respir Med. 2018 Mar;6(3):213–222. PMID: 29508705.

Wu L, Shi W, Long J, and 206 others, Easton DF, Chenevix-Trench G, Zheng W. A transcriptome-wide association study of 229,000 women identifies new candidate susceptibility genes for breast cancer. Nat Genet. 2018 Jun 18. doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0132-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29915430.

Girard TD, Exline MC, Carson SS, Hough CL, Rock P, Gong MN, Douglas IS, Malhotra A, Owens RL, Feinstein DJ, Khan B, Pisani MA, Hyzy RC, Schmidt GA, Schweickert WD, Hite RD, Bowton DL, Masica AL, Thompson JL, Chandrasekhar R, Pun BT, Strength C, Boehm LM, Jackson JC, Pandharipande PP, Brummel NE, Hughes CG, Patel MB, Stollings JL, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW, MIND-USA Investigators. Haloperidol and Ziprasidone for Treatment of Delirium in Critical Illness. N Engl J Med. 2018 27;379(26):2506–2516. PMID: 30346242.

Yu D, Zheng W, Cai H, Xiang YB, Li H, Gao YT, Shu XO. Long-term Diet Quality and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Among Urban Chinese Adults. Diabetes Care. 2018Apr;41(4):723-730. doi: 10.2337/dc17-1626. Epub 2017 Dec 21. PubMed PMID:29269510.

Liu Y, Shu XO, Wen W, Saito E, Rahman MS, Tsugane S, Tamakoshi A, Xiang YB, Yuan JM, Gao YT, Tsuji I, Kanemura S, Nagata C, Shin MH, Pan WH, Koh WP, Sawada N, Cai H, Li HL, Tomata Y, Sugawara Y, Wada K, Ahn YO, Yoo KY, Ashan H, Chia KS, Boffetta P, Inoue M, Kang D, Potter JD, Zheng W. Association of leisure-time physical activity with total and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of nearly a half million adults in the Asia Cohort Consortium. Int J Epidemiol. 2018 Feb 27. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy024. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 29490039.

Yu D, Zheng W, Johansson M, Lan Q, Park Y, White E, Matthews CE, Sawada N, GaoYT, Robien K, Sinha R, Langhammer A, Kaaks R, Giovannucci EL, Liao LM, Xiang YB, Lazovich D, Peters U, Zhang X, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Willett WC, Tsugane S, TakataY, Smith-Warner SA, Blot W, Shu XO. Overall and Central Obesity and Risk of Lung Cancer: A Pooled Analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Aug 1;110(8):831-842. doi:10.1093/jnci/djx286. PubMed PMID: 29518203.

Turi KN, Shankar J, Anderson LJ, Rajan D, Gaston K, Gebretsadik T, Das SR, Stone C, Larkin EK, Rosas-Salazar C, Brunwasser SM, Moore ML, Peebles RS, Hartert TV. Infant Viral Respiratory Infection Nasal Immune-Response Patterns and Their Association with Subsequent Childhood Recurrent Wheeze. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Oct 15;198(8):1064–1073. PMID: 29733679.

Top Ten: 2017

Yang JJ, Yu D, Takata Y, Smith-Warner SA, Blot W, White E, Robien K, Park Y, Xiang Y-B, Sinha R, Lazovich D, Stampfer M, Tumino R, Aune D, Overvad K, Liao L, Zhang X, Gao Y-T, Johansson M, Willett W, Zheng W, Shu X-O. Dietary Fat Intake and Lung Cancer Risk: A Pooled Analysis. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 25;JCO2017733329. PMID: 28742456

Yu D, Zheng W, Cai H, Xiang Y-B, Li H, Gao Y-T, Shu X-O. Long-term Diet Quality and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Among Urban Chinese Adults. Diabetes Care. 2017 Dec 21; PMID: 29269510

Williams DJ, Edwards KM, Self WH, Zhu Y, Arnold SR, McCullers JA, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Anderson EJ, Hicks LA, Bramley AM, Jain S, Grijalva CG. Effectiveness of β-Lactam Monotherapy vs Macrolide Combination Therapy for Children Hospitalized With Pneumonia. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Dec 1;171(12):1184-1191. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.3225. PubMed PMID: 29084336

Cooper WO, Guillamondegui O, Hines OJ, Hultman CS, Kelz RR, Shen P, Spain DA, Sweeney JF, Moore IN, Hopkins J, Horowitz IR, Howerton RM, Meredith JW, Spell NO, Sullivan P, Domenico HJ, Pichert JW, Catron TF, Webb LE, Dmochowski RR, Karrass J, Hickson GB. Use of Unsolicited Patient Observations to Identify Surgeons With Increased Risk for Postoperative Complications. JAMA Surg. 2017 Jun 1;152(6):522–529. PMID: 28199477 

Cui Y, Shu X-O, Li H-L, Yang G, Wen W, Gao Y-T, Cai Q, Rothman N, Yin H-Y, Lan Q, Xiang Y-B, Zheng W. Prospective study of urinary prostaglandin E2 metabolite and pancreatic cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2017 Dec 15;141(12):2423–2429. PMID: 28815606

Wang N, Lu Y, Khankari NK, Long J, Li H-L, Gao J, Gao Y-T, Xiang Y-B, Shu X-O, Zheng W. Evaluation of genetic variants in association with colorectal cancer risk and survival in Asians. Int J Cancer. 2017 Sep 15;141(6):1130–1139. PMID: 28567967

Akwo EA, Kabagambe EK, Wang TJ, Harrell FE, Blot WJ, Mumma M, Gupta DK, Lipworth L. Heart Failure Incidence and Mortality in the Southern Community Cohort Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Mar;10(3). PMID: 28255010

Achten NB, Wu P, Bont L, Blanken MO, Gebretsadik T, Chappell JD, Wang L, Yu C, Larkin EK, Carroll KN, Anderson LJ, Moore ML, Sloan CD, Hartert TV. Interference Between Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Human Rhinovirus Infection in Infancy. J Infect Dis. 2017 Mar 24; PMID: 28368456

Giri A, Edwards TL, Hartmann KE, Torstenson ES, Wellons M, Schreiner PJ, Velez Edwards DR. African genetic ancestry interacts with body mass index to modify risk for uterine fibroids. PLoS Genet. 2017 Jul;13(7):e1006871. PMCID: PMID: 28715450

Lang Kuhs KA, Kreimer AR, Trivedi S, Holzinger D, Pawlita M, Pfeiffer RM, Gibson SP, Schmitt NC, Hildesheim A, Waterboer T, Ferris RL. Human papillomavirus 16 E6 antibodies are sensitive for human papillomavirus-driven oropharyngeal cancer and are associated with recurrence. Cancer. 2017 Nov 15;123(22):4382–4390. PMID: 28950407 

 

Top Ten: 2016

Ray WA, Chung CP, Murray KT, Hall K, Stein CM. Prescription of Long-Acting Opioids and Mortality in Patients With Chronic Noncancer Pain. JAMA. 2016 Jun 14;315(22):2415–2423. PMID: 27299617.  

Davenport JR, Su T, Zhao Z, Coleman HG, Smalley WE, Ness RM, Zheng WShrubsole MJModifiable lifestyle factors associated with risk of sessile serrated polyps, conventional adenomas and hyperplastic polyps. Gut. 2016 Nov 15 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27852795. 

Khankari NK, Shu X-O, Wen W, Kraft P, Lindström S, Peters U, Schildkraut J, Schumacher F, Bofetta P, Risch A, Bickeböller H, Amos CI, Easton D, Eeles RA, Gruber SB, Haiman CA, Hunter DJ, Chanock SJ, Pierce BL, Zheng W, Colorectal Transdisciplinary Study (CORECT), Discovery, Biology, and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer (DRIVE), Elucidating Loci Involved in Prostate Cancer Susceptibility (ELLIPSE), Transdisciplinary Research in Cancer of the Lung (TRICL). Association between Adult Height and Risk of Colorectal, Lung, and Prostate Cancer: Results from Meta-analyses of Prospective Studies and Mendelian Randomization Analyses. PLoS Med. 2016 Sep;13(9):e1002118. PMCID: PMC5012582.

Munro HM, Tarone RE, Wang TJ, Blot WJMenthol and Nonmenthol Cigarette Smoking All-Cause Deaths, Cardiovascular Disease Deaths, and Other Causes of Death Among Blacks and Whites. Circulation. 2016 May 10;133(19):1861–1866. PMID: 27022064.

Guo Y, Warren Andersen S, Shu X-O, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Garcia-Closas M, Milne RL, Schmidt MK, Chang-Claude J, Dunning A, Bojesen SE, Ahsan H, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Beckmann MW, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Bogdanova NV, Bonanni B, Børresen-Dale A-L, Brand J, Brauch H, Brenner H, Brüning T, Burwinkel B, Casey G, Chenevix-Trench G, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Devilee P, Dörk T, Dumont M, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flesch-Janys D, Fletcher O, Flyger H, Fostira F, Gammon M, Giles GG, Guénel P, Haiman CA, Hamann U, Hooning MJ, Hopper JL, Jakubowska A, Jasmine F, Jenkins M, John EM, Johnson N, Jones ME, Kabisch M, Kibriya M, Knight JA, Koppert LB, Kosma V-M, Kristensen V, Le Marchand L, Lee E, Li J, Lindblom A, Luben R, Lubinski J, Malone KE, Mannermaa A, Margolin S, Marme F, McLean C, Meijers-Heijboer H, Meindl A, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Neven P, Olson JE, Perez JIA, Perkins B, Peterlongo P, Phillips K-A, Pylkäs K, Rudolph A, Santella R, Sawyer EJ, Schmutzler RK, Seynaeve C, Shah M, Shrubsole MJ, Southey MC, Swerdlow AJ, Toland AE, Tomlinson I, Torres D, Truong T, Ursin G, Van Der Luijt RB, Verhoef S, Whittemore AS, Winqvist R, Zhao H, Zhao S, Hall P, Simard J, Kraft P, Pharoah P, Hunter D, Easton DF, Zheng WGenetically Predicted Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Risk: Mendelian Randomization Analyses of Data from 145,000 Women of European Descent.PLoS Med. 2016 Aug;13(8):e1002105. PMCID: PMC4995025.  

Cai H, Ye F, Michel A, Murphy G, Sasazuki S, Taylor PR, Qiao Y-L, Park SK, Yoo K-Y, Jee SH, Cho ER, Kim J, Chen S-C, Abnet CC, Tsugane S, Cai Q, Shu X-O, Zheng W, Pawlita M, Epplein MHelicobacter pylori blood biomarker for gastric cancer risk in East Asia. Int J Epidemiol. 2016 May 11;dyw078. PMID: 27170766.  

Sonderman JS, Bethea TN, Kitahara CM, Patel AV, Harvey C, Knutsen SF, Park Y, Park S-Y, Fraser GE, Teras LR, Purdue MP, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Gillanders EM, Palmer JR, Kolonel LN, Blot WJMultiple Myeloma Mortality in Relation to Obesity Among African Americans. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Oct;108(10). PMID: 27147231. 

Sudenga SL, Ingles DJ, Pierce Campbell CM, Lin HY, Fulp W, Messina JL, Stoler MH, Abrahamsen M, Villa LL, Lazcano-Ponce E, and Giuliano AR. Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection progression to external genital lesions: the HIM Study. European Urology. 2016; 69:166-73. PMID:26051441. 

Ray WA, Chung CP, Murray KT, Smalley WE, Daugherty JR, Dupont WD, Stein CM. Association of Proton Pump Inhibitors With Reduced Risk of Warfarin-Related Serious Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding.Gastroenterology. 2016 Dec;151(6):1105–1112.e10. PMCID: PMC5124401.  

 Ren HG, Luu HN, Cai H, Xiang YB, Steinwandel M, Gao YT, Hargreaves M, Zheng W, Blot WJ, Long JR, Shu XOOral health and risk of colorectal cancer: results from three cohort studies and a meta-analysis. Ann Oncol. 2016 May 23;mdw172. PMID: 27217540. 

 

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Top Ten: 2014

Top Ten: 2013

  • Zheng W, Zhang B, Cai Q, Sung H, Michailidou K, Shi J, Choi JY, Long J, Dennis J, Humphreys MK, Wang Q, Lu W, Gao YT, Li C, Cai H, Park SK, Yoo KY, Noh DY, Han W, Dunning AM, Benitez J, Vincent D, Bacot F, Tessier D, Kim SW, Lee MH, Lee JW, Lee JY, Xiang YB, Zheng Y, Wang W, Ji BT, Matsuo K, Ito H, Iwata H, Tanaka H, Wu AH, Tseng CC, Van Den Berg D, Stram DO, Teo SH, Yip CH, Kang IN, Wong TY, Shen CY, Yu JC, Huang CS, Hou MF, Hartman M, Miao H, Lee SC, Putti TC, Muir K, Lophatananon A, Stewart-Brown S, Siriwanarangsan P, Sangrajrang S, Shen H, Chen K, Wu PE, Ren Z, Haiman CA, Sueta A, Kim MK, Khoo US, Iwasaki M, Pharoah PD, Wen W, Hall P, Shu XO, Easton DF, Kang D.  Common genetic determinants of breast-cancer risk in East Asian women: a collaborative study of 23 637 breast cancer cases and 25 579 controls.  Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Jun 15;22(12):2539-50. PMID: 23535825; PMCID: PMC3658167.
  • Pandharipande PP, Girard TD, Jackson JC, Morandi A, Thompson JL, Pun BT, Brummel NE, Hughes CG, Vasilevskis EE, Shintani AK, Moons KG, Geevarghese SK, Canonico A, Hopkins RO, Bernard GR, Dittus RS, Ely EW; BRAIN-ICU Study Investigators.  Long-term cognitive impairment after critical illness.  N Engl J Med. 2013 Oct 3;369(14):1306-16. PMID: 24088092.
  • Long J, Delahanty RJ, Li G, Gao YT, Lu W, Cai Q, Xiang YB, Li C, Ji BT, Zheng Y, Ali S, Shu XO, Zheng W A Common Deletion in the APOBEC3 Genes and Breast Cancer Risk . J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Apr 17;105(8):573-9. PMID: 23411593; PMCID: PMC3627644.

 

Top Ten 2012

  • Wen W, Cho YS, Zheng W, Dorajoo R, Kato N, Qi L, Chen CH, Delahanty RJ, Okada Y, Tabara Y, Gu D, Zhu D, Haiman CA, Mo Z, Gao YT, Saw SM, Go MJ, Takeuchi F, Chang LC, Kokubo Y, Liang J, Hao M, Le Marchand L, Zhang Y, Hu Y, Wong TY, Long J, Han BG, Kubo M, Yamamoto K, Su MH, Miki T, Henderson BE, Song H, Tan A, He J, Ng DP, Cai Q, Tsunoda T, Tsai FJ, Iwai N, Chen GK, Shi J, Xu J, Sim X, Xiang YB, Maeda S, Ong RT, Li C, Nakamura Y, Aung T, Kamatani N, Liu JJ, Lu W, Yokota M, Seielstad M, Fann CS; The Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium, Wu JY, Lee JY, Hu FB, Tanaka T, Tai ES, Shu XO.  Meta-analysis identifies common variants associated with body mass index in East Asians.  Nat Genet 2012 44(3):307-311. PMCID:PMC3288728 
  • Long J, Cai Q, Sung H, Shi J, Zhang B, Choi JY, Wen W, Delahanty RJ, Lu W, Gao YT, Shen H, Park SK, Chen K, Shen CY, Ren Z, Haiman CA, Matsuo K, Kim MK, Khoo US, Iwasaki M, Zheng Y, Xiang YB, Gu K, Rothman N, Wang W, Hu Z, Liu Y, Yoo KY,Noh DY, Han BG, Lee MH, Zheng H, Zhang L, Wu PE, Shieh YL, Chan SY, Wang S, Xie X, Kim SW, Henderson BE, Le Marchand L, Ito H, Kasuga Y, Ahn SH, Kang HS, Chan KY, Iwata H, Tsugane S, Li C, Shu XO, Kang DH, Zheng W.  Genome-wide association study in East Asians identifies novel susceptibility loci for breast cancer. PLoS Genet 2012 8(2):e1002532. PMCID: PMC3285588
  • Cho YS, Chen CH, Hu C, Long J, Ong RT, Sim X, Takeuchi F, Wu Y, Go MJ, Yamauchi T, Chang YC, Kwak SH, Ma RC, Yamamoto K, Adair LS, Aung T, Cai Q, Chang LC, Chen YT, Gao Y, Hu FB, Kim HL, Kim S, Kim YJ, Lee JJ, Lee NR, Li Y, Liu JJ, Lu W, Nakamura J, Nakashima E, Ng DP, Tay WT, Tsai FJ, Wong TY, Yokota M, Zheng W, Zhang R, Wang C, So WY, Ohnaka K, Ikegami H, Hara K, Cho YM, Cho NH, Chang TJ, Bao Y, Hedman ÅK, Morris AP, McCarthy MI; DIAGRAM Consortium; MuTHER Consortium, Takayanagi R, Park KS, Jia W, Chuang LM, Chan JC, Maeda S, Kadowaki T, Lee JY, Wu JY, Teo YY, Tai ES, Shu XO, Mohlke KL, Kato N, Han BG, Seielstad M.  Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies eight new loci for type 2 diabetes in East Asians.  Nat Genet 2012 4(1):67-72. PMCID: PMC3582398          (co-first & co-last authors)

 

Top Ten: 2011

  • Zheng W, McLerran DF, Rolland B, Zhang X, Inoue M, Matsuo K, He J, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Wang R, Shu XO, Tsuji I, Kuriyama S, Tanaka H, Satoh H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sasazuki S, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Xiang YB, Nagai M, Suzuki T, Nishino Y, You SL, Koh WP, Park SK, Chen Y, Shen CY, Thornquist M, Feng Z, Kang D, Boffetta P, Potter JD.  Association between body-mass index and risk of death in more than 1 million Asians.  N Engl J Med 2011, 364(8):719-29
  • Cai Q, Long J, Lu W, Qu S, Wen W, Kang D, Lee JY, Chen K, Shen H, Shen CY, Sung H, Matsuo K, Haiman CA, Khoo US, Ren Z, Iwasaki M, Gu K, Xiang YB, Choi JY, Park SK, Zhang L, Hu Z, Wu PE, Noh DY, Tajima K, Henderson BE, Chan KY, Su F, Kasuga Y, Wang W, Cheng JR, Yoo KY, Lee JY, Zheng H, Liu Y, Shieh YL, Kim SW, Lee JW, Iwata H, Le Marchand L, Chan SY, Xie X, Tsugane S, Lee MH, Wang S, Li G, Levy S, Huang B, Shi J, Delahanty R, Zheng Y, Li C, Gao YT, Shu XO, Zheng W.  Genome-wide association study identifies breast cancer risk variant at 10q21.2: results from the Asia Breast Cancer Consortium.  Hum Mol Genet 2011, 20(24):4991-9

 

Top Ten: 2010

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