Mary Anne Rossing

Appointments and Affiliations

 
 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Division of Public Health Sciences
Full Member
University of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Epidemiology
Research Associate Professor
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Mailing Address

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Avenue North
PO Box 19024
M4-C308
Seattle, Washington 98109
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 667-4630
mrossing@fhcrc.org

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Washington, Epidemiology, 1993.
D.V.M., University of Illinois, Veterinary Medicine, 1980.

Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is the epidemiology of ovarian cancer. I am currently involved in studies of ovarian cancer risk in relation to use of exogenous hormones and other environmental factors. Some of my studies assess the impact of use of ovulation-inducing agents as treatment for female infertility. In other studies, I am examining the role of hormone replacement therapy, and, in particular, the impact of progestins on ovarian cancer risk. Little is known about environmental factors that may influence ovarian cancer risk, although international differences in incidence rates suggest that environmental influences may be involved. In ongoing research, I am examining whether sunlight exposure may influence ovarian cancer risk. My research also explores the interrelation of environmental and hormonal factors with genetic susceptibility to ovarian cancer. The overall goal of my ovarian cancer research is to contribute to a better understanding of pathogenic mechanisms of epithelial ovarian cancer, and to provide information eventually leading to new means of reducing the occurrence of this disease.

Recent Publications

2013
2012
2011
Doherty JA, Weiss NS, Fish S, Fan W, Loomis MM, Sakoda LC, Rossing MA, Zhao LP, Chen C.  2011.  Polymorphisms in Nucleotide Excision Repair Genes and Endometrial Cancer Risk.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 20(9):1873-1882. Abstract
Amankwah EK, Kelemen LE, Wang Q, Song H, Chenevix-Trench G, Beesley J, Webb PM, Pearce CL, Wu AH, Pike MC et al..  2011.  Prostate cancer susceptibility polymorphism rs2660753 is not associated with invasive ovarian cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 20(5):1028-31. Abstract
2010

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