Lene H.S. Veiga
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Absolute risk reductionCancerRisk assessmentInternal medicineOncologyDemographyDeveloped countryPediatricsCohort studyYoung adultThyroid cancerPopulationChildhood Cancer Survivor StudyPublic healthcareEnvironmental scienceIncidence (epidemiology)Radiation therapyThyroidBreast cancerRadonMedicineCohortRelative riskEnvironmental health
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16H-index
1,016Citations
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#1Heather Spencer Feigelson (KP: Kaiser Permanente)H-Index: 56
#2Clara BodelonH-Index: 14
Last. Gretchen L. GierachH-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for developing second primary cancers compared to the general population. Little is known about whether body mass index (BMI) increases this risk. We examined the association between BMI and second cancers among women with incident invasive breast cancer. METHODS This retrospective cohort included 6,481 patients from Kaiser Permanente Colorado and Washington of whom 822 (12.7%) developed a second cancer (mean follow-up was 88.0 months). BM...
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A BS TRACT Computed tomography (CT) is an indispensable imaging technique, but radiation exposure from CT scans is of concern mainly due to the potential risk of developing cancer, mainly in children. Our group recently showed that CT use has greatly increased among outpatients using the Brazilian public health system (SUS) between 2001 and 2011. Further, CT examinations among patients younger than 20 years of age represented around 13.4% of all CT examinations in SUS between 2008 and 2011. In c...
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#1Lene H.S. VeigaH-Index: 16
#2Rochelle E. CurtisH-Index: 60
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Importance Chest irradiation for childhood cancer is associated with increases in breast cancer risk. Growing evidence suggests that anthracyclines increase this risk, but the outcome of combined anthracycline use and radiotherapy has not been studied. Objectives To evaluate breast cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors following radiotherapy and chemotherapy and assess whether risks varied by estrogen receptor (ER) status. Design, Setting, and Participants In a North American hospital-based ...
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#2Richard W Harbron (RVI: Royal Victoria Infirmary)H-Index: 10
Last. Lene H.S. VeigaH-Index: 16
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Abstract Objectives To evaluate the patterns and trends of diagnostic imaging examinations among outpatients of the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS) from 2002 to 2014. Methods We collected the annual number of diagnostic imaging procedures among SUS outpatients and the number of diagnostic imaging machines (in use in Brazil and available to SUS) from an online database managed by SUS. Usage rates of procedures among SUS-dependent population were estimated using demographic data and the p...
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#1Peter D. Inskip (HHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services)H-Index: 5
#2Lene H.S. Veiga (HHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services)H-Index: 16
Last. Jay H. Lubin (HHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services)H-Index: 81
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Purpose The association of hyperthyroidism with exposure to ionizing radiation is poorly understood. This study addresses the risk of hyperthyroidism in relation to incidental therapeutic radiation dose to the thyroid and pituitary glands in a large cohort of survivors of childhood cancer. Methods and Materials Using the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study's cohort of 5-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed at hospitals in the United States and Canada between 1970 and 1986, the occurrence of ...
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#1Lene H.S. Veiga (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 16
#2Rochelle E. Curtis (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 60
Last. Amy Berrington de Gonzalez (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 42
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10053Background: Breast cancer is a common late-effect for female childhood cancer survivors and chest radiotherapy is an established risk factor. Recent findings showed that treatment with anthrac...
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#1Marina Santiago de Mello Souza (CNEN: National Nuclear Energy Commission)
#2Ana Cristina Murta Dovales (CNEN: National Nuclear Energy Commission)H-Index: 3
Last. Lene H.S. Veiga (CNEN: National Nuclear Energy Commission)H-Index: 16
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Varios paises possuem sistemas de compensacao para doencas radioinduzidas, tendo em vista as demandas compensatorias de individuos expostos a radiacao ionizante por motivos ocupacionais ou em decorrencia de acidentes radiologicos ou nucleares. No Brasil, embora existam varios casos de solicitacao de compensacao financeira devido ao desenvolvimento de câncer apos exposicao a radiacao ionizante, nao existe nenhum sistema formal para julgar estes pedidos de compensacao. Desta forma, o objetivo dess...
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#1Mona Dave (RVI: Royal Victoria Infirmary)H-Index: 3
Last. Mark S. Pearce (RVI: Royal Victoria Infirmary)H-Index: 61
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Abstract Background Although breast cancer mortality rates are declining in many developed countries, recent trends in Brazil reveal increasing mortality rates. As mammography is an important tool in the early diagnosis and improved prognosis for breast cancer, we aimed to explore recent trends of mammography in the Brazilian public healthcare system (SUS). Methods We extracted a range of data from the DATASUS and SISMAMA online databases for the period 2010–2013, for Brazil and all of its regio...
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#1Peter D. InskipH-Index: 61
#2Lene H.S. VeigaH-Index: 16
Last. Jay H. Lubin (HHS: United States Department of Health and Human Services)H-Index: 81
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While thyroid cancer risks from exposure to ionizing radiation early in life are well characterized quantitatively, the association of radiation with nonmalignant, functional thyroid disorders has been less studied. Here, we report on a risk analysis study of hypothyroidism with radiation dose to the thyroid gland and the hypothalamic-pituitary axis among survivors of childhood cancer. Utilizing data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, a cohort of 14,364 five-year survivors of childhood ca...
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