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Valerie Mccormack Deputy Branch Head
Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology

Speciality: Cancer epidemiology, breast cancer, mammographic density
Year Degree Major Institution Country/Town
2008 PhD Epidemiology London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine UK / London
1999 MSc Medical Statistics London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine UK / London
1997 BSc Mathematics Imperial College London UK / London
Current Research Projects

A large-scale retrospective research of cancer risks caused by occupational exposure to chrysotile asbestos-containing dust
V McCormack, J Schuz, S Schonfeld and M Moissonier (IARC). Collaboration with Scientific Research Institute of Occupational Health of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Breast cancer in African women in Africa: Hormone receptor status and their risk factors
V McCormack. Collaboration with Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto, South Africa.

Case characterisation of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in East Africa
V McCormack, J Schuz. Collaboration with Moi University Teaching Hospital, Kenya.

Mammographic density: international variations; changes in relation to breast cancer risk; long-term breast cancer prediction
V McCormack (IARC), I dos Santos Silva (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Selected Publications

McCormack V, Peto J, Byrnes G, Straif K, Boffetta P (2012) Estimating the asbestos-related lung cancer burden from mesothelioma mortality Br J Cancer. 106(3) : 575-84.

McCormack VA, Schüz J. (2012) Africa's growing cancer burden: environmental and occupational contributions. Cancer Epidemiol. 36(1) : 1-7.

Pinto Pereira SM, McCormack VA, Hipwell JH, Record C, Wilkinson LS, Moss SM, Hawkes DJ, dos-Santos-Silva I. (2011) Localized fibroglandular tissue as a predictor of future tumor location within the breast Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 20(8) : 1718-25

McCormack VA, Perry NM, Vinnicombe SJ, Dos Santos Silva I (2010) Changes and tracking of mammographic density in relation to Pike's model of breast tissue aging: a UK longitudinal study. Int J Cancer. 127(2) : 452-61.

McCormack VA, dos Santos Silva I (2006) Breast density and parenchymal patterns as markers of breast cancer risk: a meta-analysis. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 15(6) : 1159-69

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Publication date: 19 July, 2018, 11:22

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