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Avonne E. Connor, M.P.H., Ph.D.

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Joint Appointment in Oncology

Research Interests: Cancer health disparities in women from the epidemiological perspective among minorities and the underserved; Modifiable lifestyle factors such as the associations between obesity, anthropometric measures and breast cancer risk and survival; Examination of type-2 diabetes and biomarkers of hyperglycemia as prognostic factors for breast cancer mortality. ...read more

Background

Titles

  • Joint Appointment in Oncology

Education

Degrees

  • B.A., University of Louisville (Kentucky) (2005)
  • M.P.H., University of Louisville (Kentucky) (2007)
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville (Kentucky) (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Connor AE, Visvanathan K, Baumgartner KB, Baumgartner RN, Boone SD, Hines LM, Wolff RK, John EM, Slattery ML (2016) Ethnic differences in the relationships between diabetes, early age adiposity and mortality among breast cancer survivors: the Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study. Breast cancer research and treatment 157 (1): 167-178. doi:10.1007/s10549-016-3810-3

Connor AE, Baumgartner RN, Pinkston CM, Boone SD, Baumgartner KB (2015) Obesity, ethnicity, and quality of life among breast cancer survivors and women without breast cancer: the long-term quality of life follow-up study. Cancer causes & control: CCC. doi:10.1007/s10552-015-0688-z

Connor AE, Baumgartner RN, Baumgartner KB, Pinkston CM, Boone SD, John EM, Mejia GT, Hines LM, Giuliano AR, Wolff RK, Slattery ML (2014) Associations between ALOX, COX, and CRP polymorphisms and breast cancer among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women: The breast cancer health disparities study. Molecular carcinogenesis. doi:10.1002/mc.22228

Connor AE, Baumgartner RN, Baumgartner KB, Kerber RA, Pinkston C, John EM, Torres-Mejia G, Hines L, Giuliano A, Wolff RK, Slattery ML (2012) Associations between TCF7L2 polymorphisms and risk of breast cancer among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women: the Breast Cancer Health Disparities Study. Breast cancer research and treatment 136 (2):593-602. doi:10.1007/s10549-012-2299-7

Connor A, Baumgartner RN, Kerber RA, O'Brien E, Rai SN, Wolff RK, Slattery ML, Giuliano AR, Risendal BC, Byers TE, Baumgartner KB (2012) ADRB2 G-G haplotype associated with breast cancer risk among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women: interaction with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Cancer causes & control : CCC 23 (10):1653-1663. doi:10.1007/s10552-012-0043-6

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