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

2010
Kelemen LE, Goodman MT, McGuire V, Rossing MA, Webb PM, Köbel M, Anton-Culver H, Beesley J, Berchuck A, Brar S et al..  2010.  Genetic variation in TYMS in the one-carbon transfer pathway is associated with ovarian carcinoma types in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 19(7):1822-30. Abstract
Doherty JA, Rossing MA, Cushing-Haugen KL, Chen C, Van Den Berg DJ, Wu AH, Pike MC, Ness RB, Moysich K, Chenevix-Trench G et al..  2010.  ESR1/SYNE1 polymorphism and invasive epithelial ovarian cancer risk: an Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium study.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 19(1):245-50. Abstract
Phelan CM, Tsai Y-Y, Goode EL, Vierkant RA, Fridley BL, Beesley J, Chen X, Webb PM, Chanock S, Cramer DW et al..  2010.  Polymorphism in the GALNT1 gene and epithelial ovarian cancer in non-Hispanic white women: the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 19(2):600-4. Abstract
2009
McTiernan A, Wang C-Y, Sorensen B, Xiao L, Buist DSM, Aiello Bowles EJ, White E, Rossing MA, Potter JD, Urban ND.  2009.  No effect of aspirin on mammographic density in a randomized controlled clinical trial.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 18(5):1524-30. Abstract
2008
Song YJ, Kristal AR, Wicklund KG, Cushing-Haugen KL, Rossing MA.  2008.  Coffee, tea, colas, and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 17(3):712-6. Abstract
Palmieri RT, Wilson MA, Iversen ES, Clyde MA, Calingaert B, Moorman PG, Poole C, Anderson RA, Anderson S, Anton-Culver H et al..  2008.  Polymorphism in the IL18 gene and epithelial ovarian cancer in non-Hispanic white women.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 17(12):3567-72. Abstract

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