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Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Exposure Assessment in Population-Based Studies

Overview of attention for article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, July 2017
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Title
Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Exposure Assessment in Population-Based Studies
Published in
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, July 2017
DOI 10.1158/1055-9965.epi-17-0459
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Authors

Chirag J. Patel, Jacqueline Kerr, Duncan C. Thomas, Bhramar Mukherjee, Beate Ritz, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Marta Jankowska, Juliette Madan, Margaret R. Karagas, Kimberly A. McAllister, Leah E. Mechanic, M. Daniele Fallin, Christine Ladd-Acosta, Ian A. Blair, Susan L. Teitelbaum, Christopher I. Amos

Abstract

A growing number and increasing diversity of factors are available for epidemiological studies. These measures provide new avenues for discovery and prevention yet they also raise many challenges for adoption in epidemiological investigations. We evaluate 1) designs to investigate diseases that consider heterogeneous and multi-dimensional indicators of exposure and behavior, 2) the implementation of numerous methods to capture indicators of exposure, and 3) the analytical methods required for discovery and validation. Case-control studies have provided insights into genetic susceptibility but are insufficient for characterizing complex effects of environmental factors on disease development. Prospective designs are required but must balance extended data collection with follow-up of study participants. Two phase designs are described. We discuss innovations in assessments including the microbiome, mass spectrometry and metabolomics, behavioral assessment, dietary, physical activity and occupational exposure assessment, air pollution monitoring and global positioning and individual sensors. The availability of extensive correlated data raises new challenges in disentangling specific exposures that influence cancer risk from among extensive and often correlated exposures. New exposure assessments offer many new opportunities for environmental assessment in cancer development. We describe and evaluate the state of the art for evaluating high dimensional environmental studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 20%
Student > Master 9 10%
Other 8 9%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 17 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 10%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Psychology 7 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Other 20 23%
Unknown 25 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 December 2020.
All research outputs
#1,585,986
of 17,052,219 outputs
Outputs from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
#562
of 3,890 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,384
of 271,551 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
#19
of 77 outputs
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