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Victoria Kristence Cortessis, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
NTT 4449 1441 Eastlake Avenue Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 865 0544


Intrauterine Device Use and Cervical Cancer Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov 03. View in: PubMed

Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer. Cell. 2017 Oct 19; 171(3):540-556. e25. View in: PubMed

Meta-analysis of five genome-wide association studies identifies multiple new loci associated with testicular germ cell tumor. Nat Genet. 2017 Jul; 49(7):1141-1147. View in: PubMed

Does the type of progestin influence the production of clotting factors? Contraception. Does the type of progestin influence the production of clotting factors? Contraception. 2017 Feb; 95(2):113-116. View in: PubMed

Winner's Curse Correction and Variable Thresholding Improve Performance of Polygenic Risk Modeling Based on Genome-Wide Association Study Summary-Level Data. PLoS Genet. 2016 Dec; 12(12):e1006493. View in: PubMed

Identification of a novel susceptibility locus at 13q34 and refinement of the 20p12. 2 region as a multi-signal locus associated with bladder cancer risk in individuals of European ancestry. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Mar 15; 25(6):1203-14. View in: PubMed

Analysis of Heritability and Shared Heritability Based on Genome-Wide Association Studies for Thirteen Cancer Types. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Dec; 107(12):djv279. View in: PubMed

Imputation and subset-based association analysis across different cancer types identifies multiple independent risk loci in the TERT-CLPTM1L region on chromosome 5p15. 33. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Dec 15; 23(24):6616-33. View in: PubMed

Validation of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results TNM staging for testicular germ cell tumor. Urol Oncol. 2014 Nov; 32(8):1341-6. View in: PubMed

The 19q12 bladder cancer GWAS signal: association with cyclin E function and aggressive disease. Cancer Res. 2014 Oct 15; 74(20):5808-18. View in: PubMed

Genome-wide interaction study of smoking and bladder cancer risk. Carcinogenesis. 2014 Aug; 35(8):1737-44. View in: PubMed

Comprehensive analyses of DNA repair pathways, smoking and bladder cancer risk in Los Angeles and Shanghai. Int J Cancer. 2014 Jul 15; 135(2):335-47. View in: PubMed

A meta-analysis of Hodgkin lymphoma reveals 19p13. 3 TCF3 as a novel susceptibility locus. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 12; 5:3856. View in: PubMed

Three authors reply. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Apr 15; 179(8):1037. View in: PubMed

Genome-wide association study identifies multiple loci associated with bladder cancer risk. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 Mar 01; 23(5):1387-98. View in: PubMed

Dietary sources of N-nitroso compounds and bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles bladder cancer study. Int J Cancer. 2014 Jan 01; 134(1):125-35. View in: PubMed

Null association between histology of first and second primary malignancies in men with bilateral testicular germ cell tumors. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Oct 15; 178(8):1240-5. View in: PubMed

Testicular germ cell tumor susceptibility associated with the UCK2 locus on chromosome 1q23. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Jul 01; 22(13):2748-53. View in: PubMed

Meta-analysis identifies four new loci associated with testicular germ cell tumor. Nat Genet. 2013 Jun; 45(6):680-5. View in: PubMed

Elevated 4-aminobiphenyl and 2,6-dimethylaniline hemoglobin adducts and increased risk of bladder cancer among lifelong nonsmokers--The Shanghai Bladder Cancer Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 May; 22(5):937-45. View in: PubMed

Potential impact of age at first marijuana use on the development of nonseminomatous testicular germ cell tumors. Cancer. 2013 Mar 15; 119(6):1284-5. View in: PubMed

Combination of molecular alterations and smoking intensity predicts bladder cancer outcome: a report from the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program. Cancer. 2013 Feb 15; 119(4):756-65. View in: PubMed

Reducing the Excess Burden of Cervical Cancer Among Latinas: Translating Science into Health Promotion Initiatives. Calif J Health Promot. 2013; 11(1):45-57. View in: PubMed

Commentary: rapid steps forward in environmental epigenetics: implications for epidemiologic investigation of chronic disease. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Dec; 41(6):1761-3. View in: PubMed

Population-based case-control study of recreational drug use and testis cancer risk confirms an association between marijuana use and nonseminoma risk. Cancer. 2012 Nov 01; 118(21):5374-83. View in: PubMed

Environmental epigenetics: prospects for studying epigenetic mediation of exposure-response relationships. Hum Genet. 2012 Oct; 131(10):1565-89. View in: PubMed

Shorter androgen receptor CAG repeat lengths associated with cryptorchidism risk among Hispanic white boys. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Mar; 97(3):E393-9. View in: PubMed

Cigarette smoking and subtypes of bladder cancer. Int J Cancer. 2012 Feb 15; 130(4):896-901. View in: PubMed

A review of cancer in U. S. Hispanic populations. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Feb; 5(2):150-63. View in: PubMed

A genome-wide meta-analysis of nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma identifies risk loci at 6p21. 32. Blood. 2012 Jan 12; 119(2):469-75. View in: PubMed

Cryptorchidism and testicular germ cell tumors: comprehensive meta-analysis reveals that association between these conditions diminished over time and is modified by clinical characteristics. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2012; 3:182. View in: PubMed

Repeated assessment by high-throughput assay demonstrates that sperm DNA methylation levels are highly reproducible. Fertil Steril. 2011 Dec; 96(6):1325-30. View in: PubMed

Heterogenous effect of androgen receptor CAG tract length on testicular germ cell tumor risk: shorter repeats associated with seminoma but not other histologic types. Carcinogenesis. 2011 Aug; 32(8):1238-43. View in: PubMed

Lower risk in parous women suggests that hormonal factors are important in bladder cancer etiology. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jun; 20(6):1156-70. View in: PubMed

Genetic variations on chromosomes 5p15 and 15q25 and bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles-Shanghai bladder case-control study. Carcinogenesis. 2011 Feb; 32(2):197-202. View in: PubMed

Risk of urinary bladder cancer is associated with 8q24 variant rs9642880[T] in multiple racial/ethnic groups: results from the Los Angeles-Shanghai case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Dec; 19(12):3150-6. View in: PubMed

Hypertension, diuretics and antihypertensives in relation to bladder cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2010 Nov; 31(11):1964-71. View in: PubMed

A multi-stage genome-wide association study of bladder cancer identifies multiple susceptibility loci. Nat Genet. 2010 Nov; 42(11):978-84. View in: PubMed

Sequence variant on 3q28 and urinary bladder cancer risk: findings from the Los Angeles-Shanghai bladder case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):3057-61. View in: PubMed

Polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, smoking, and bladder cancer risk: findings from the international consortium of bladder cancer. Cancer Res. 2009 Sep 01; 69(17):6857-64. View in: PubMed

Urinary tract infections and reduced risk of bladder cancer in Los Angeles. Br J Cancer. 2009 Mar 10; 100(5):834-9. View in: PubMed

Water intake and bladder cancer risk in Los Angeles County. Int J Cancer. 2008 Oct 01; 123(7):1649-56. View in: PubMed

Effect of cervicitis on visual inspection with acetic acid. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2008 Oct; 12(4):282-6. View in: PubMed

Re: Prepubertal orchiopexy for cryptorchidism may be associated with lower risk of testicular cancer. J Urol. 2008 Aug; 180(2):783-4; author reply 784-5. View in: PubMed

RUNX3 methylation reveals that bladder tumors are older in patients with a history of smoking. Cancer Res. 2008 Aug 01; 68(15):6208-14. View in: PubMed

Analysis of the DND1 gene in men with sporadic and familial testicular germ cell tumors. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2008 Mar; 47(3):247-52. View in: PubMed

Widespread epigenetic abnormalities suggest a broad DNA methylation erasure defect in abnormal human sperm. PLoS One. 2007 Dec 12; 2(12):e1289. View in: PubMed

Male infertility and variation in CAG repeat length in the androgen receptor gene: a meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 Nov; 92(11):4319-26. View in: PubMed

Alcohol consumption and risk of bladder cancer in Los Angeles County. Int J Cancer. 2007 Aug 15; 121(4):839-45. View in: PubMed

Genome-wide linkage screen for testicular germ cell tumour susceptibility loci. Hum Mol Genet. 2006 Feb 01; 15(3):443-51. View in: PubMed

The Y deletion gr/gr and susceptibility to testicular germ cell tumor. Am J Hum Genet. 2005 Dec; 77(6):1034-43. View in: PubMed

Meat intake, cooking-related mutagens and risk of colorectal adenoma in a sigmoidoscopy-based case-control study. Carcinogenesis. 2005 Mar; 26(3):637-42. View in: PubMed

A molecular/epidemiologic analysis of expression of cyclooxygenases 1 and 2, use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and risk of colorectal adenoma. Clin Colorectal Cancer. 2005 Mar; 4(6):390-5. View in: PubMed

Mutation analysis of INSL3 and GREAT/LGR8 genes in familial cryptorchidism. Urology. 2004 Nov; 64(5):1032-6. View in: PubMed

Toxicokinetic genetics: an approach to gene-environment and gene-gene interactions in complex metabolic pathways. IARC Sci Publ. 2004; (157):127-50. View in: PubMed

A case-control study of cyclin D1 CCND1 870A-->G polymorphism and bladder cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2003 Oct; 24(10):1645-50. View in: PubMed

Bayesian modeling of complex metabolic pathways. Hum Hered. 2003; 56(1-3):83-93. View in: PubMed

A case-control study of microsomal epoxide hydrolase, smoking, meat consumption, glutathione S-transferase M3, and risk of colorectal adenomas. Cancer Res. 2001 Mar 15; 61(6):2381-5. View in: PubMed

Multiple elements regulate GAD65 transcription. Dev Neurosci. 1997; 19(6):465-75. View in: PubMed

Linkage analysis of DRD2, a marker linked to the ataxia-telangiectasia gene, in 64 families with premenopausal bilateral breast cancer. Cancer Res. 1993 Nov 01; 53(21):5083-6. View in: PubMed

A linkage analysis of D17S74 (CMM86) in thirty-five families with premenopausal bilateral breast cancer. Cancer Res. 1993 Jan 15; 53(2):212-4. View in: PubMed

A Gibbs sampling approach to linkage analysis. Hum Hered. 1992; 42(1):63-76. View in: PubMed

Ornithine aminotransferase (OAT): recombination between an X-linked OAT sequence (7. 5 kb) and the Norrie disease locus. Genomics. 1990 Jan; 6(1):123-8. View in: PubMed

Duplicate report crossing over in Norrie disease family. Am J Med Genet. 1989 Jun; 33(2):286. View in: PubMed

Norrie disease: linkage analysis using a 4. 2-kb RFLP detected by a human ornithine aminotransferase cDNA probe. Genomics. 1989 May; 4(4):539-45. View in: PubMed

Comparison of the affected-pedigree-member and lod-score methods. Prog Clin Biol Res. 1989; 329:135-40. View in: PubMed

Recombinational event between Norrie disease and DXS7 loci. Clin Genet. 1988 Jul; 34(1):43-7. View in: PubMed

Genes for salivary proline-rich proteins and taste for phenylthiourea are not closely linked in humans. Cytogenet Cell Genet. 1988; 49(4):315-7. View in: PubMed

Genetic linkage studies with neurofibromatosis: the question of heterogeneity. J Med Genet. 1987 Sep; 24(9):527-9. View in: PubMed

Correcting for variable age of onset in the estimation of familial relative risk when there is a secular trend in incidence of disease. Hum Hered. 1986; 36(4):227-32. View in: PubMed

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