Research Groups

Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis - Epigenetics Group

Previous Publications - All publications 2016-2012

1. van der Mei I., Lucas R. M., Taylor B. V., Valery P. C., Dwyer T., Kilpatrick T. J., Pender M. P., Williams D., Chapman C., Otahal P., Ponsonby A. L. (2016) Population attributable fractions and joint effects of key risk factors for multiple sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis; 22(4):461-9. PMID: 26199349

2. Joubert B. R., Felix J. F., Yousefi P., Bakulski K. M., Just A. C., Breton C., Reese S. E., Markunas C. A., Richmond R. C., Xu C. J., Kupers L. K., Oh S. S., Hoyo C., Gruzieva O., Soderhall C., Salas L. A., Baiz N., Zhang H., Lepeule J., Ruiz C., Ligthart S., Wang T., Taylor J. A., Duijts L., Sharp G. C., Jankipersadsing S. A., Nilsen R. M., Vaez A., Fallin M. D., Hu D., Litonjua A. A., Fuemmeler B. F., Huen K., Kere J., Kull I., Munthe-Kaas M. C., Gehring U., Bustamante M., Saurel-Coubizolles M. J., Quraishi B. M., Ren J., Tost J., Gonzalez J. R., Peters M. J., Haberg S. E., Xu Z., van Meurs J. B., Gaunt T. R., Kerkhof M., Corpeleijn E., Feinberg A. P., Eng C., Baccarelli A. A., Benjamin Neelon S. E., Bradman A., Merid S. K., Bergstrom A., Herceg Z., Hernandez-Vargas H., Brunekreef B., Pinart M., Heude B., Ewart S., Yao J., Lemonnier N., Franco O. H., Wu M. C., Hofman A., McArdle W., Van der Vlies P., Falahi F., Gillman M. W., Barcellos L. F., Kumar A., Wickman M., Guerra S., Charles M. A., Holloway J., Auffray C., Tiemeier H. W., Smith G. D., Postma D., Hivert M. F., Eskenazi B., Vrijheid M., Arshad H., Anto J. M., Dehghan A., Karmaus W., Annesi-Maesano I., Sunyer J., Ghantous A., Pershagen G., Holland N., Murphy S. K., DeMeo D. L., Burchard E. G., Ladd-Acosta C., Snieder H., Nystad W., Koppelman G. H., Relton C. L., Jaddoe V. W., Wilcox A., Melen E., London S. J. (2016) DNA Methylation in Newborns and Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy: Genome-wide Consortium Meta-analysis American Journal of Human Genetics; 98(4):680-96. PMID: 27040690

3. Ghantous A., Hernandez-Vargas H., Byrnes G., Dwyer T., Herceg Z. (2015) Characterising the epigenome as a key component of the fetal exposome in evaluating in utero exposures and childhood cancer risk Mutagenesis; 30(6):733-42. PMID: 25724893

4. Ancey P. B., Testoni B., Gruffaz M., Cros M. P., Durand G., Le Calvez-Kelm F., Durantel D., Herceg Z., Hernandez-Vargas H. (2015) Genomic responses to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in primary human hepatocytes Oncotarget; . PMID: 26565721

5. Accardi R., Gruffat H., Sirand C., Fusil F., Gheit T., Hernandez-Vargas H., Le Calvez-Kelm F., Traverse-Glehen A., Cosset F. L., Manet E., Wild C. P., Tommasino M. (2015) The mycotoxin aflatoxin B1 stimulates Epstein-Barr virus-induced B-cell transformation in in vitro and in vivo experimental models Carcinogenesis; 36(11):1440-51. PMID: 26424750

6. Torabi K., Miro R., Fernandez-Jimenez N., Quintanilla I., Ramos L., Prat E., Del Rey J., Pujol N., Killian J. K., Meltzer P. S., Fernandez P. L., Ried T., Lozano J. J., Camps J., Ponsa I. (2015) Patterns of somatic uniparental disomy identify novel tumor suppressor genes in colorectal cancer Carcinogenesis; 36(10):1103-10. PMID: 26243311

7. Stronach E. A., Cunnea P., Turner C., Guney T., Aiyappa R., Jeyapalan S., de Sousa C. H., Browne A., Magdy N., Studd J. B., Sriraksa R., Gabra H., El-Bahrawy M. (2015) The role of interleukin-8 (IL-8) and IL-8 receptors in platinum response in high grade serous ovarian carcinoma Oncotarget; 6(31):31593-603. PMID: 26267317

8. Hernandez-Vargas H., Castelino J., Silver M. J., Dominguez-Salas P., Cros M. P., Durand G., Calvez-Kelm F. L., Prentice A. M., Wild C. P., Moore S. E., Hennig B. J., Herceg Z., Gong Y. Y., Routledge M. N. (2015) Exposure to aflatoxin B1 in utero is associated with DNA methylation in white blood cells of infants in The Gambia International Journal of Epidemiology; 44(4):1238-48. PMID: 25855716

9. Taylor N. J., Reiner A. S., Begg C. B., Cust A. E., Busam K. J., Anton-Culver H., Dwyer T., From L., Gallagher R. P., Gruber S. B., Rosso S., White K. A., Zanetti R., Orlow I., Thomas N. E., Rebbeck T. R., Berwick M., Kanetsky P. A., G. E. M. Study Grp (2015) Inherited variation at MC1R and ASIP and association with melanoma-specific survival Int. J Cancer; 136(11):2659-2667. PMID: 25382380

10. Taylor N. J., Busam K. J., From L., Groben P. A., Anton-Culver H., Cust A. E., Begg C. B., Dwyer T., Gallagher R. P., Gruber S. B., Orlow I., Rosso S., Thomas N. E., Zanetti R., Rebbeck T. R., Berwick M., Kanetsky P. A. (2015) Inherited Variation at MC1R and Histological Characteristics of Primary Melanoma PloS One; 10(3):10. PMID: 25790105

11. Wild C.P., Bucher J.R., de Jong B.W., Dillner J., von Gertten C., Groopman J.D., Herceg Z., Holmes E., Holmila R., Olsen J.H., Ringborg U., Scalbert A., Shibata T., Smith M.T., Ulrich C., Vineis P., McLaughlin J. (2015) Translational Cancer Research: Balancing Prevention and Treatment to Combat Cancer Globally Journal of the National Cancer Institute; 107(1):353. PMID: 25515230

12. Vaca-Paniagua F., Oliver J., Nogueira da Costa A., Merle P., McKay J., Herceg Z., Holmila R. (2015) Targeted deep DNA methylation analysis of circulating cell-free DNA in plasma using massively parallel semiconductor sequencing ; 7(3):353-362. PMID: 26077425

13. Silver M.J., Kessler N.J., Hennig B.J., Dominguez-Salas P., Laritsky E., Baker M.S., Coarfa C., Hernandez-Vargas H., Castelino J.M., Routledge M.N., Gong Y.Y., Herceg Z., Lee Y.S., Lee K., Moore S.E., Fulford A.J., Prentice A.M., Waterland R.A. (2015) Independent genomewide screens identify the tumor suppressor VTRNA2-1 as a human epiallele responsive to periconceptional environment Genome Biology; 16(1):118. PMID: 26062908

14. Sahay D., Leblanc R., Grunewald T.G., Ambatipudi S., Ribeiro J., Clezardin P., Peyruchaud O. (2015) The LPA1/ZEB1/miR-21-activation pathway regulates metastasis in basal breast cancer Oncotarget; 6(24):20604-20620. PMID: 26098771

15. Paltiel O., Tikellis G., Linet M., Golding J., Lemeshow S., Phillips G., Lamb K., Stoltenberg C., Haberg S.E., Strom M., Granstrom C., Northstone K., Klebanoff M., Ponsonby A.L., Milne E., Pedersen M., Kogevinas M., Ha E., Dwyer T. (2015) Birthweight and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Findings from the International Childhood Cancer Cohort Consortium (I4C) ; 29(4):335-345. PMID: 25989709

16. Lee H. S. (2015) Impact of Maternal Diet on the Epigenome during In Utero Life and the Developmental Programming of Diseases in Childhood and Adulthood ; 7(11):9492-507. PMID: 26593940

17. Lambert M.P., Ancey P.B., Esposti D.D., Cros M.P., Sklias A., Scoazec J.Y., Durantel D., Hernandez-Vargas H., Herceg Z. (2015) Aberrant DNA methylation of imprinted loci in hepatocellular carcinoma and after in vitro exposure to common risk factors Clinical Epigenetics; 7(1):15. PMID: 25755686

18. Kuasne H., Colus I.M., Busso A.F., Hernandez-Vargas H., Barros-Filho M.C., Marchi F.A., Scapulatempo-Neto C., Faria E.F., Lopes A., Guimaraes G.C., Herceg Z., Rogatto S.R. (2015) Genome-wide methylation and transcriptome analysis in penile carcinoma: uncovering new molecular markers Clinical Epigenetics; 7(1):46. PMID: 25908946

19. Kracker S., Di Virgilio M., Schwartzentruber J., Cuenin C., Forveille M., Deau M.C., McBride K.M., Majewski J., Gazumyan A., Seneviratne S., Grimbacher B., Kutukculer N., Herceg Z., Cavazzana M., Jabado N., Nussenzweig M.C., Fischer A., Durandy A. (2015) An inherited immunoglobulin class-switch recombination deficiency associated with a defect in the INO80 chromatin remodeling complex ; 135(4):998-1007. PMID: 25312759

20. da Costa A.N., Plymoth A., Santos-Silva D., Ortiz-Cuaran S., Camey S., Guilloreau P., Sangrajrang S., Khuhaprema T., Mendy M., Lesi O.A., Chang H.K., Oh J.K., Lee D.H., Shin H.R., Kirk G.D., Merle P., Beretta L., Hainaut P. (2015) Osteopontin and latent-TGF beta binding-protein 2 as potential diagnostic markers for HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma International Journal of Cancer; 136(1):172-181. PMID: 24803312

21. Wang N., Tikellis G., Sun C., Pezic A., Wang L., Wells J.C., Cochrane J., Ponsonby A.L., Dwyer T. (2014) The effect of maternal prenatal smoking and alcohol consumption on the placenta-to-birth weight ratio Placenta; 35(7):437-441.

22. Thomas N.E., Kricker A., Waxweiler W.T., Dillon P.M., Busam K.J., From L., Groben P.A., Armstrong B.K., Anton-Culver H., Gruber S.B., Marrett L.D., Gallagher R.P., Zanetti R., Rosso S., Dwyer T., Venn A., Kanetsky P.A., Orlow I., Paine S., Ollila D.W., Reiner A.S., Luo L., Hao H., Frank J.S., Begg C.B., Berwick M. (2014) Comparison of Clinicopathologic Features and Survival of Histopathologically Amelanotic and Pigmented Melanomas: A Population-Based Study ; 150(12):1306-1314.

23. Tapias A., Zhou Z.W., Shi Y., Chong Z., Wang P., Groth M., Platzer M., Huttner W., Herceg Z., Yang Y.G., Wang Z.Q. (2014) Trrap-dependent histone acetylation specifically regulates cell-cycle gene transcription to control neural progenitor fate decisions ; 14(5):632-643.

24. Siouda M., Frecha C., Accardi R., Yue J., Cuenin C., Gruffat H., Manet E., Herceg Z., Sylla B.S., Tommasino M. (2014) Epstein-Barr Virus Down-Regulates Tumor Suppressor DOK1 Expression PLoS Pathogens; 10(5):e1004125.

25. Ponsonby A.L., Dwyer T. (2014) Statistics: Biomedicine must look beyond P values Nature; 507(7491):169.

26. McCloskey K., Sun C., Pezic A., Cochrane J., Morley R., Vuillermin P., Burgner D., Dwyer T., Ponsonby A.L. (2014) The effect of known cardiovascular risk factors on carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity in school-aged children: a population based twin study ; 5(4):307-313.

27. Martin M., Ancey P.B., Cros M.P., Durand G., Le Calvez-Kelm F., Hernandez-Vargas H., Herceg Z. (2014) Dynamic imbalance between cancer cell subpopulations induced by transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) is associated with a DNA methylome switch ; 435.

28. Lee H.S., Herceg Z. (2014) The epigenome and cancer prevention: A complex story of dietary supplementation Cancer Letters; 342(2):275-284.

29. Lee H.S., Barraza-Villarreal A., Biessy C., Duarte-Salles T., Sly P.D., Ramakrishnan U., Rivera J., Herceg Z., Romieu I. (2014) Dietary supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acid during pregnancy modulates DNA methylation at IGF2/H19 imprinted genes and growth of infants Physiological Genomics; 46(23):851-857.

30. Leduc C., Chemin G., Puget N., Sawan C., Moutahir M., Herceg Z., Khamlichi A.A. (2014) Tissue-specific inactivation of HAT cofactor TRRAP reveals its essential role in B cells ; 13(10):1583-1589.

31. Ichim G., Mola M., Finkbeiner M.G., Cros M.P., Herceg Z., Hernandez-Vargas H. (2014) The histone acetyltransferase component TRRAP is targeted for destruction during the cell cycle Oncogene; 33(2):181-192.

32. Herceg Z. (2014) Cancer prevention potential of diet and dietary supplements in epigenome modulation ; 43-70.

33. Hedley C., Sriraksa R., Showeil R., Van Noorden S., El-Bahrawy M. (2014) The frequency and significance of WT-1 expression in serous endometrial carcinoma Human Pathology; 45(9):1879-1884.

34. Guillot C., Hall J., Herceg Z., Merle P., Chemin I. (2014) Update on hepatocellular carcinoma breakthroughs: poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors as a promising therapeutic strategy ; 38(2):137-142.

35. Guillot C., Favaudon V., Herceg Z., Sagne C., Sauvaigo S., Merle P., Hall J., Chemin I. (2014) PARP inhibition and the radiosensitizing effects of the PARP inhibitor ABT-888 in in vitro hepatocellular carcinoma models ; 603.

36. Gibbs D.C., Orlow I., Kanetsky P., Luo L., Kricker A., Armstrong B., Anton-Culver H., Gruber S.B., Marrett L., Gallagher R., Zanetti R., Rosso S., Dwyer T., La Pilla E., Begg C.B., Berwick M., Thomas N.E. (2014) Inherited genetic variants associated with occurrence of multiple primary melanoma Journal of Investigative Dermatology; 134(8):S6. Meeting Abstract.

37. Ghantous A., Saffery R., Cros M.P., Ponsonby A.L., Hirschfeld S., Kasten C., Dwyer T., Herceg Z., Hernandez-Vargas H. (2014) Optimized DNA extraction from neonatal dried blood spots: application in methylome profiling ; 60.

38. Ecsedi S., Hernandez-Vargas H., Lima S.C., Vizkeleti L., Toth R., Lazar V., Koroknai V., Kiss T., Emri G., Herceg Z., Adany R., Balazs M. (2014) DNA methylation characteristics of primary melanomas with distinct biological behaviour PloS One; 9(5):e96612.

39. Durandy A, Kracker S., Schwartzentruber J., Cuenin C., Herceg Z., Jabado N., Nejentsev S, Fischer A. (2014) Immunoglobulin class-switch recombination deficiencies. Selected Abstracts from the 100th J Project Meeting, Antalya, Turkey, March 12-14, 2014 Journal of Clinical Immunology; 34(6):696.

40. Dai Y., Cros M.P., Pontoizeau C., Elena-Hermann B., Bonn G.K., Hainaut P. (2014) Downregulation of transcription factor E4F1 in hepatocarcinoma cells: HBV-dependent effects on autophagy, proliferation and metabolism Carcinogenesis; 35(3):635-650.

41. Caygill C.P., Gatenby P.A., Herceg Z., Lima S.C., Pinto L.F., Watson A., Wu M.S. (2014) Comparative genomic analysis of esophageal cancers ; 1325(1):69-76.

42. Berwick M., MacArthur J., Orlow I., Kanetsky P., Begg C.B., Luo L., Reiner A., Sharma A., Armstrong B.K., Kricker A., Cust A.E., Marrett L.D., Gruber S.B., Anton-Culver H., Zanetti R., Rosso S., Gallagher R.P., Dwyer T., Venn A., Busam K., From L., White K., Thomas N.E. (2014) MITF E318K's effect on melanoma risk independent of, but modified by, other risk factors ; 27(3):485-488.

43. Wild C.P., Scalbert A., Herceg Z. (2013) Measuring the exposome: a powerful basis for evaluating environmental exposures and cancer risk ; 54(7):480-499.

44. Umer M., Herceg Z. (2013) Deciphering the epigenetic code: an overview of DNA methylation analysis methods ; 18(15):1972-1986.

45. Thomas N.E., Busam K.J., From L., Kricker A., Armstrong B.K., Anton-Culver H., Gruber S.B., Gallagher R.P., Zanetti R., Rosso S., Dwyer T., Venn A., Kanetsky P.A., Groben P.A., Hao H., Orlow I., Reiner A.S., Luo L., Paine S., Ollila D.W., Wilcox H., Begg C.B., Berwick M. (2013) Tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte grade in primary melanomas is independently associated with melanoma-specific survival in the population-based genes, environment and melanoma study Journal of Clinical Oncology; 31(33):4252-4259.

46. Sawan C., Hernandez-Vargas H., Murr R., Lopez F., Vaissiere T., Ghantous A.Y., Cuenin C., Imbert J., Wang Z.Q., Ren B., Herceg Z. (2013) Histone acetyltransferase cofactor Trrap maintains self-renewal and restricts differentiation of embryonic stem cells Stem Cells; 31(5):979-991.

47. Rakosy Z., Ecsedi S., Toth R., Vizkeleti L., Hernandez-Vargas H., Lazar V., Emri G., Szatmari I., Herceg Z., Adany R., Balazs M. (2013) Integrative genomics identifies gene signature associated with melanoma ulceration PloS One; 8(1):e54958.

48. Ouzounova M., Vuong T., Ancey P.B., Ferrand M., Durand G., Le-Calvez Kelm F., Croce C., Matar C., Herceg Z., Hernandez-Vargas H. (2013) MicroRNA miR-30 family regulates non-attachment growth of breast cancer cells ; 139.

49. Lee H.S., Hernandez-Vargas H., Biessy C., Romieu I., Herceg Z., Barraza-Villarreal A., Sly P.D., Ramakrishnan U. (2013) ; 98(6):1595-1596.

50. Lee H.S., Barraza-Villarreal A., Hernandez-Vargas H., Sly P.D., Biessy C., Ramakrishnan U., Romieu I., Herceg Z. (2013) Modulation of DNA methylation states and infant immune system by dietary supplementation with omega-3 PUFA during pregnancy in an intervention study ; 98(2):480-487.

51. Khoury M.J., Lam T.K., Ioannidis J.P., Hartge P., Spitz M.R., Buring J.E., Chanock S.J., Croyle R.T., Goddard K.A., Ginsburg G.S., Herceg Z., Hiatt R.A., Hoover R.N., Hunter D.J., Kramer B.S., Lauer M.S., Meyerhardt J.A., Olopade O.I., Palmer J.R., Sellers T.A., Seminara D., Ransohoff D.F., Rebbeck T.R., Tourassi G., Winn D.M., Zauber A., Schully S.D. (2013) Transforming epidemiology for 21st century medicine and public health Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention; 22(4):508-516.

52. Herceg Z., Lambert M.P., van Veldhoven K., Demetriou C., Vineis P., Smith M.T., Straif K., Wild C.P. (2013) Towards incorporating epigenetic mechanisms into carcinogen identification and evaluation Carcinogenesis; 34(9):1955-1967.

53. Gospodinov A., Herceg Z. (2013) Chromatin structure in double strand break repair ; 12(10):800-810.

54. Gospodinov A., Herceg Z. (2013) Shaping chromatin for repair Mutation Research; 752(1):45-60.

55. Ghantous A., Sinjab A., Herceg Z., Darwiche N. (2013) Parthenolide: from plant shoots to cancer roots ; 18(17):894-905.

56. Genevois A.L., Ichim G., Coissieux M.M., Lambert M.P., Lavial F., Goldschneider D., Jarrosson-Wuilleme L., Lepinasse F., Gouysse G., Herceg Z., Scoazec J.Y., Tauszig-Delamasure S., Mehlen P. (2013) Dependence receptor TrkC is a putative colon cancer tumor suppressor Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; 110(8):3017-3022.

57. El Hajj H., Ali J., Ghantous A., Hodroj D., Daher A., Zibara K., Journo C., Otrock Z., Zaatari G., Mahieux R., El Sabban M., Bazarbachi A., Abou Merhi R. (2013) Combination of arsenic and interferon-alpha inhibits expression of KSHV latent transcripts and synergistically improves survival of mice with primary effusion lymphomas PloS One; 8(11):e79474.

58. Ecsedi S.I., Hernandez-Vargas H., Lima S.C., Herceg Z., Adany R., Balazs M. (2013) Transposable hypomethylation is associated with metastatic capacity of primary melanomas ; 6(12):2943-2948.

59. Demetriou C.A., Chen J., Polidoro S., van Veldhoven K., Cuenin C., Campanella G., Brennan K., Clavel-Chapelon F., Dossus L., Kvaskoff M., Drogan D., Boeing H., Kaaks R., Risch A., Trichopoulos D., Lagiou P., Masala G., Sieri S., Tumino R., Panico S., Quiros J.R., Sanchez Perez M.J., Amiano P., Huerta Castano J.M., Ardanaz E., Onland-Moret C., Peeters P., Khaw K.T., Wareham N., Key T.J., Travis R.C., Romieu I., Gallo V., Gunter M., Herceg Z., Kyriacou K., Riboli E., Flanagan J.M., Vineis P. (2013) Methylome analysis and epigenetic changes associated with menarcheal age PloS One; 8(11):e79391.

60. Browne A., Sriraksa R., Guney T., Rama N., Van Noorden S., Curry E., Gabra H., Stronach E., El-Bahrawy M. (2013) Differential expression of IL-8 and IL-8 receptors in benign, borderline and malignant ovarian epithelial tumours Cytokine; 64(1):413-421.

61. Aushev V.N., Zborovskaya I.B., Laktionov K.K., Girard N., Cros M.P., Herceg Z., Krutovskikh V. (2013) Comparisons of microRNA patterns in plasma before and after tumor removal reveal new biomarkers of lung squamous cell carcinoma PloS One; 8(10):e78649.

62. Aury-Landas J., Bougeard G., Castel H., Hernandez-Vargas H., Drouet A., Latouche J.B., Schouft M.T., Ferec C., Leroux D., Lasset C., Coupier I., Caron O., Herceg Z., Frebourg T., Flaman J.M. (2013) Germline copy number variation of genes involved in chromatin remodelling in families suggestive of Li-Fraumeni syndrome with brain tumours ; 21(12):1369-1376.

63. Zoldos V., Horvat T., Novokmet M., Cuenin C., Muzinic A., Pucic M., Huffman J.E., Gornik O., Polasek O., Campbell H., Hayward C., Wright A.F., Rudan I., Owen K., McCarthy M.I., Herceg Z., Lauc G. (2012) Epigenetic silencing of HNF1A associates with changes in the composition of the human plasma N-glycome ; 7(2):164-172.

64. Xu X., Gammon M.D., Hernandez-Vargas H., Herceg Z., Wetmur J.G., Teitelbaum S.L., Bradshaw P.T., Neugut A.I., Santella R.M., Chen J. (2012) DNA methylation in peripheral blood measured by LUMA is associated with breast cancer in a population-based study FASEB Journal; 26(6):2657-2666.

65. Siouda M., Yue J., Shukla R., Guillermier S., Herceg Z., Creveaux M., Accardi R., Tommasino M., Sylla B.S. (2012) Transcriptional Regulation of the Human Tumor Suppressor DOK1 by E2F1 Molecular and Cellular Biology; 32(23):4877-4890.

66. Saulnier A., Vaissiere T., Yue J., Siouda M., Malfroy M., Accardi R., Creveaux M., Sebastian S., Shahzad N., Gheit T., Hussain I., Torrente M., Maffini F.A., Calabrese L., Chiesa F., Cuenin C., Shukla R., Fathallah I., Matos E., Daudt A., Koifman S., Wunsch-Filho V., Menezes A.M., Curado M.P., Zaridze D., Boffetta P., Brennan P., Tommasino M., Herceg Z., Sylla B.S. (2012) Inactivation of the putative suppressor gene DOK1 by promoter hypermethylation in primary human cancers International Journal of Cancer; 130(11):2484-2494.

67. Nogueira da Costa A., Herceg Z. (2012) Detection of cancer-specific epigenomic changes in biofluids: Powerful tools in biomarker discovery and application Molecular Oncology; 6(6):704-715.

68. Martin M., Herceg Z. (2012) From hepatitis to hepatocellular carcinoma: a proposed model for cross-talk between inflammation and epigenetic mechanisms Genome Medicine; 4(1):8.

69. Mani S., Szymanska K., Cuenin C., Zaridze D., Balassiano K., Lima S.C., Matos E., Daudt A., Koifman S., Filho V.W., Menezes A.M., Curado M.P., Ferro G., Vaissiere T., Sylla B.S., Tommasino M., Pinto L.F., Boffetta P., Hainaut P., Brennan P., Herceg Z. (2012) DNA methylation changes associated with risk factors in tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract ; 7(3):270-277.

70. Mahabir S., Aagaard K., Anderson L.M., Herceg Z., Hiatt R.A., Hoover R.N., Linet M.S., Medina D., Potischman N., Tretli S., Trichopoulos D., Troisi R. (2012) Challenges and opportunities in research on early-life events/exposures and cancer development later in life Cancer Causes and Control; 23(6):983-990.

71. Kesminiene A., Evrard A.S., Ivanov V.K., Malakhova I.V., Kurtinaitise J., Stengrevics A., Tekkel M., Chekin S., Drozdovitch V., Gavrilin Y., Golovanov I., Kryuchkov V.P., Maceika E., Mirkhaidarov A.K., Polyakov S., Tenet V., Tukov A.R., Byrnes G., Cardis E. (2012) Risk of Thyroid Cancer among Chernobyl Liquidators Radiation Research; 178(5):425-436.

72. Kaur P., Mani S., Cros M.P., Scoazec J.Y., Chemin I., Hainaut P., Herceg Z. (2012) Epigenetic silencing of sFRP1 activates the canonical Wnt pathway and contributes to increased cell growth and proliferation in hepatocellular carcinoma Tumour Biology; 33(2):325-336.

73. da Costa N.M., Hautefeuille A., Cros M.P., Melendez M.E., Waters T., Swann P., Hainaut P., Pinto L.F. (2012) Transcriptional regulation of thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG) by the tumor suppressor protein p53 ; 11(24):4570-4578.