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Alcohol and the Risk of Breast Cancer
Bibliography

This bibliography is provided as a service to our readers. It is compiled from the entries in the BCERF Environmental Risk Factors Bibliographic Database.

This bibliography is arranged topically. The topics include:


Reviews

Graham, S. (1987). Alcohol and breast cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine 316, 1211-1213.

Longnecker, M. P. (1994). Alcoholic beverage consumption in relation to risk of breast cancer: Meta-analysis and review. Cancer Causes and Control 5, 73-82.

Longnecker, M. P., Berlin, J. A., Orza, M. J., and Chalmers, T. C. (1988). A meta-analysis of alcohol consumption in relation to risk of breast cancer. Journal of the American Medical Association 260, 652-656.

American Institute for Cancer Research. (1997). Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective. Chapter 4: Breast. In Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective. (Washington DC: American Institute for Cancer Research), pp. 252-287.

Roth, H. D., Levy, P. S., Shi, L., and Post, E. (1994). Alcoholic beverages and breast cancer: Some observations on published case-control studies. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 47, 207-216.

Smith-Warner, S. A., Spiegelman, D., Yaun, S. -S., Brandt, P. A. v. d., Folsom, A. r., Goldbohm, R. A., Graham, S., Holmberg, L., Howe, G. R., Marshall, J. R., Miller, A. B., Potter, J. D., Speizer, F. E., Willett, W. C., Wolk, A., and Hunter, D. J. (1998). Alcohol and breast cancer in women: A pooled analysis of cohort studies. Journal of the American Medical Association 279, 535-540.

Steinberg, J., and Goodwin, P. J. (1991). Alcohol and breast cancer risk - putting the current controversy into perspective. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 19, 221-231.

Human epidemiology studies--cohort studies

Friedenreich, C. M., Howe, G. R., Miller, A. B., and Jain, M. G. (1993). A cohort study of alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer. American Journal of Epidemiology 137, 512-520.

Gapstur, S. M., Potter, J. D., Sellers, T. A., and Folsom, A. R. (1992). Increased risk of breast cancer with alcohol consumption in postmenopausal women. American Journal of Epidemiology 136, 1221-1231.

Hiatt, R. A., and Bawol, R. D. (1984). Alcoholic beverage consumption and breast cancer incidence. American Journal of Epidemiology 120, 676-683.

Hiatt, R. A., Klatsky, A. L., and Armstrong, M. A. (1988). Alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer in a prepaid health plan. Cancer Research 48, 2284-2287.

Schatzkin, A., Carter, C. L., Green, S. B., Kreger, B. E., Splansky, G. L., Anderson, K. M., Helsel, W. E., and Kannel, W. B. (1989). Is alcohol consumption related to breast cancer? Results from the Framingham heart study. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 81, 31-35.

Schatzkin, A., Jones, Y., Hoover, R. N., Taylor, P. R., Brinton, L. A., Ziegler, R. G., Harvey, E. B., Carter, C. L., Licitra, L. M., Dufour, M. C., and Larson, D. B. (1987). Alcohol consumption and breast cancer in the epidemiologic follow-up study of the first national health and nutrition examination survey. The New England Journal of Medicine 316, 1169-1173.

Simon, M. S., Carman, W., Wolfe, R., and Schottenfeld, D. (1991). Alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer: a report from the Tecumseh Community Health Study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 44, 755-761.

Van den Brandt, P. A., Goldbohm, A., and Veer, P. v. t. (1995). Alcohol and breast cancer: results for the Netherlands Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 141, 907-915.

Willett, W. C., Stampfer, M. J., Colditz, G. A., Rosner, B. A., Hennekens, C. H., and Speizer, F. E. (1987). Moderate alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine 316, 1174-1179.

Human epidemiology studies--case-control studies

Bowlin, S. J., Leske, M. C., Varma, A., Nasca, P., Weinstein, A., and Caplan, L. (1997). Breast cancer risk and alcohol consumption: results from a large case-control study. International Journal of Epidemiology 26, 915-923.

Chu, S. Y., Lee, N. C., Wingo, P. A., and Webster, L. A. (1989). Alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer. American Journal of Epidemiology 130, 867-877.

Ferraroni, M., Decarli, A., Willett, W. C., and Marubini, E. (1991). Alcohol and breast cancer risk: a case-control study from northern Italy. Journal of Epidemiology 20, 859-864.

Freudenheim, J. L., Marshall, J. R., Graham, S., Laughlin, R., Vena, J. E., Swanson, M., Ambrosone, C., and Nemoto, T. (1995). Lifetime alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer. Nutrition and Cancer 23, 1-11.

Haile, R. W., Witte, J. S., Ursin, G., Siemiatycki, J., Bertolli, J., Thompson, W. D., and Paganini-Hill, A. (1996). A case-control study of reproductive variables, alcohol, and smoking in premenopausal bilateral breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 37, 49-56.

Harvey, E. B., Schairer, C., Brinton, L. A., Hoover, R. N., and Fraumeni, J. F. (1987). Alcohol consumption and breast cancer. Journal of National Cancer Institute 78, 657-661.

Holmberg, L., Baron, J. A., Byers, T., Wolk, A., Ohlander, E. -M., Zack, M., and Adami, H. -O. (1995). Alcohol intake and breast cancer risk: effect of exposure from 15 years of age. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention 4, 843-847.

Katsouyanni, K., Trichopoulou, A., Stuver, S., Vassilaros, S., Papadiamantis, Y., Bournas, N., Skarpou, N., Mueller, N., and Trichopoulos, D. (1994). Ethanol and breast cancer: and association that may be both confounded and casual. International Journal of Cancer 58, 356-361.

La Vecchia, C., Decarli, A., Franceschi, S., Pampallona, S., and Tognoni, G. (1985). Alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer in women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 75, 61-65.

Le, M. G., Hill, C., Kramar, A., and Flamant, R. (1984). Alcoholic beverage consumption and breast cancer in a French case-control study. American Journal of Epidemiology 120, 350-357.

Levi, F., Pasche, C., Lucchini, F., and LaVecchia, C. (1996). Alcohol and breast cancer in the Swiss Canton of Vaud. European Journal of Cancer 32A, 2108-2113.

Longnecker, M. P., Newcomb, P. A., Mittendorf, R., Greenberg, E. R., Clapp, R. W., Bogdan, G. F., Baron, J., MacMahon, B., and Willett, W. C. (1995). Risk of breast cancer in relation to lifetime alcohol consumption. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 87, 923-929.

Longnecker, M. P., Paganini-Hill, A., and Ross, R. K. (1995). Lifetime alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women in Los Angeles. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 4, 721-725.

Nasca, P. C., Baptiste, M. S., Field, N. A., Metzger, B. B., Black, M., Kwon, C. S., and Jacobson, H. (1990). An epidemiological case-control study of breast cancer and alcohol consumption. International Journal of Epidemiology 19, 532-538.

O'Connell, D. L., Hulka, B. S., Chambless, L. E., Wilkinson, W. E., and Deubner, D. C. (1987). Cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and breast cancer risk. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 78, 229-234.

Ranstam, J., and Olsson, H. (1995). Alcohol, cigarette smoking, and the risk of breast cancer. Cancer Detection and Prevention 19, 487-493.

Rosenberg, L., Slone, D., Shapiro, S., Kaufman, D. W., Helmrich, S. P., Miettinen, O. S., Stolley, P. D., Levy, M., Rosenshein, N. B., Schottenfeld, D., and Ralph L. Engle, J. (1982). Breast cancer and alcoholic-beverage consumption. The Lancet 1, 267-270

Rosenberg, L., Palmer, J. R., Miller, D. R., Clarke, E. A., and Shapiro, S. (1990). A case-control study of alcoholic beverage consumption and breast cancer. American Journal of Epidemiology 131, 6-14.

Royo-Bordonada, M. A., Martin-Moreno, J. M., Guallar, E., Gorgojo, L., Veer, P. V. t., Mendez, M., Huttunen, J. K., Martin, B. C., Kardinaal, A. F. M., Fernandez-Crehuet, J., Thamm, M., Strain, J. J., Kok, F. J., and Kohlmeier, L. (1997). Alcohol intake and risk of breast cancer: The euramic study. Neoplasma 44, 150-155.

Toniolo, P., Riboli, E., Protta, F., Charrel, M., and Cappa, A. P. M. (1989). Breast cancer and alcohol consumption: A case-control study in Northern Italy. Cancer Research 49, 5203-5206.

Van't Veer, P., Kok, F. J., Hermus, R. J. J., and Sturmans, F. (1989). Alcohol dose, frequency and age at first exposure in relation to the risk of breast cancer. Journal of Epidemiology 18, 511-517.

Viel, J. -F., Perarnau, J. -M., Challier, B., and Faivre-Nappez, I. (1997). Alcoholic calories, red wine consumption and breast cancer among premenopausal women. European Journal of Epidemiology 13., 639-643

Webster, L. A., Layde, P. M., Wingo, P. A., Ory, H. W., and group, C. s. h. s. (1983). Alcohol consumption and risk of breast cancer. The Lancet 2, 724-726.

Young, T. B. (1989). A case-control study of breast cancer and alcohol consumption habits. Cancer 64, 552-558.

Zaridze, D., Lifanova, Y., Maximovitch, D., Day, N. E., and Duffy, S. W. (1991). Diet, alcohol consumption and reproductive factors in a case-study of breast cancer in Moscow. International Journal of Cancer 48, 493-1991.

Interaction of alcohol with established or potential breast cancer risk factors

Cigolini, M., Targher, G., Andreis, I. A. B., Tonoli, M., Filippi, F., Muggeo, M., and DeSandre, G. (1996). Moderate alcohol consumption and its relation to visceral fat and plasma androgens in healthy women. International Journal of Obesity 20, 206-212.

Colditz, G. A., Giovannucci, E., Rimm, E. B., Stampfer, M. J., Rosner, B., Speizer, F. E., Gordis, E., and Willett, W. C. (1991). Alcohol intake in relation to diet and obesity in women and men. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 54, 49-55.

D'Avanzo, B., LaVecchia, C., Braga, C., Franceschi, S., Negri, E., and Parpinel, M. (1997). Nutrient intake according to education, smoking, and alcohol in Italian women. Nutrition and Cancer 28, 46-51.

Doll, R. (1997). One for the heart. The British Medical Journal 315, 1664-1668.

Ferrini, R. L., and Barrett-Connor, E. (1996). Caffeine intake and endogenous sex steroid levels in postmenopausal women. The Rancho Bernardo Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 144, 642-644.

The Rancho Bernardo Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 144, 642-644.

Fuchs, C. S., Stampfer, M. J., Colditz, G. A., Giovannucci, E. L., Manson, J. E., Kawachi, I., Hunter, D. J., Hankinson, S. E., Hennekens, C. H., Rosner, B., Speizer, F. E., and Willett, W. C. (1995). Alcohol consumption and mortality among women. The New England Journal of Medicine 332, 1245-1250.

Gapstur, S. M., Potter, J. M., Drinkard, C., and Folsom, A. R. (1995). Synergistic effect between alcohol and estrogen replacement therapy on risk of breast cancer differs be estrogen / progesterone receptor status in the Iowa Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 4, 313-318.

Ginsburg, E. S., Walsh, B. W., Gao, X., Gleason, R. E., Feltmate, C., and Barbieri, R. L. (1995). The effect of acute ethanol ingestion on estrogen levels in postmenopausal women using transdermal estradiol. Journal of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation 2, 26-29.

Ginsburg, E. S., Walsh, B. W., Shea, B. F., Gao, X., Gleason, R. E., Feltmate, C., and Barbieri, R. L. (1995). Effect of acute ethanol ingestion on prolactin in menopausal women using estradiol replacement. Gynecology and Obstetrics Investigations 39, 47-49.

Kahn, H. S., Tatham, L. M., and Heath Jr., C. W. (1997). Contrasting factors associated with abdominal and peripheral weight gain among adult women. International Journal of Obesity 21, 903-911.

Nasca, P. C., Liu, S., Baptiste, M. S., Kwon, C. S., Jacobson, H., and Metzger, B. B. (1994). Alcohol consumption and breast cancer: estrogen receptor status and histology. American Journal of Epidemiology 140, 980-987.

Singletary, K. W., Meadows, G. G., Dorgan, J., Gapstur, S. M., and Anderson, L. M. (1996). Symposium: Alcohol and breast cancer: interactions between alcohol and other risk factors. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 20, 57A-61A.

Toniolo, P., Riboli, E., and Cappa, A. P. M. (1991). A community study of alcohol consumption and dietary habits in middle-aged Italian women. International Journal of Epidemiology 20, 663-670.

Studies on the mechanism underlying alcohol's association with breast cancer

Dorgan, J. F., Reichman, M. E., Judd, J. T., Brown, C., Longcope, C., Schatzkin, A., Campbell, W. S., Franz, C., Kahle, L., and Taylor, P. R. (1994). The relation of reported alcohol ingestion to plasma levels of estrogens and androgens in premenopausal women (Maryland, United States). Cancer Causes and Control 5, 53-60.

Garro, A. J., and Lieber, C. S. (1990). Alcohol and cancer. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology 30, 219-249.

Ginsburg, E. S., Mello, N. K., Mendelson, J. H., Barbieri, R. L., Teoh, S. K., Rothman, M., Gao, X., and Sholar, J. W. (1996). Effects of alcohol ingestion on estrogens in postmenopausal women. Journal of the American Medical Association 276, 1747-1751.

Hankinson, S. E., Willett, W. C., Manson, J. E., Hunter, D. J., Colditz, G. A., Stampfer, M. J., Longcope, C., and Speizer, F. E. (1995). Alcohol, height, and adiposity in relation to estrogen and prolactin levels in premenopausal women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 87, 1297-1302.

Nagata, C., Kabuto, M., Takatsuka, N., and Shimizu, H. (1997). Associations of alcohol, height, and reproductive factors with serum hormone concentrations in postmenopausal Japanese women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 44, 235-241.

Reichman, M. E., Judd, J. T., Longcope, C., Schatzkin, A., Clevidence, B. A., Nair, P. P., Campbell, W. S., and Taylor, P. R. (1993). Effects of alcohol consumption on plasma and urinary hormone concentrations in premenopausal women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 85, 722-727.

Schrauzer, G. N., McGinness, J. E., Ishmael, D., and Bell, L. J. (1979). Alcoholism and cancer. Journal of Studies on Alcohol 40, 240-246.

Singletary, K. (1997). Ethanol and experimental breast cancer: A review. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 21, 334-339.

Snedeker, S. M., and Diaugustine, R. P. (1995). Hormonal and environmental factors affecting cell proliferation and neoplasia in the mammary gland. In Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Hormonal Carcinogenesis; Environmental Influences, J. Hurt, J. Boyd and J. C. Barrett, eds. (New York: Wiley-Liss), pp. 203-245.

Swann, P. F., Coe, A. M., and Mace, R. (1984). Ethanol and dimethylnitrosamine and diethylnitrosamine metabolism and disposition in the rat. Possible relevance to the influence of ethanol in human cancer incidence. Carcinogenesis 5, 1337-1343.

Editorials

Hankinson, S. E. (1996). Preventable causes of breast cancer. (Boston: Harvard School of Public Health).

Houn, F., Bober, M. A., Huerta, E. E., Hursting, S. D., Lemon, S., and Weed, D. L. (1995). The association between alcohol and breast cancer: popular press coverage of research. American Journal of Public Health 85, 1082-1086.

Longnecker, M. P. (1993). Do hormones link alcohol with breast cancer? Journal of the National Cancer Institute 85, 692-693.

Marmot, M. (1996). Editorial: From alcohol and breast cancer to beef and BSE---improving our communication of risk. American Journal of Public Health 86, 921-923.

Palmer, S. (1995). Alcohol and breast cancer: is there a conclusion? Nutrition 11, 320-321.

Rothman, K. J. (1995). Research and prevention priorities for alcohol carcinogenesis. Environmental Health Perspectives 103, 161-163.

Schatzkin, A., and Longnecker, M. P. (1994). Alcohol and breast cancer: Where are we now and where do we go from here? CANCER Supplement 74, 1101-1110.

Thomas, D. B. (1995). Alcohol as a cause of cancer. Environmental Health Perspectives 103, 153-160.

Zumoff, B. (1997). Editorial: The critical role of alcohol consumption in determining the risk of breast cancer with postmenopausal estrogen administration. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 82, 1656-1658.

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Prepared by Julie Napieralski, Ph.D., Research Associate., BCERF.

We will make every effort to update this bibliography. If you have comments on this bibliography, or have a suggestion of a reference you would like us to review for inclusion in the bibliography, please send this information via email to: breastcancer@cornell.edu