Who's Who

Neela Guha

Scientist

Section of IARC Monographs


Specialty:

Environmental Cancer Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2009PhDEpidemiologyUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
2004MPHEpidemiology/BiostatisticsUniversity of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
2000BAMolecular and Cell Biology (Genetics)University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA


Current Research Projects

  • Carcinogenicity of trichloroethylene and some other chlorinated compounds. Volume 106. (Responsible officer)
    IARC Monographs

  • Carcinogenicity of bitumens and bitumen emissions, and some heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Volume 103.
    IARC Monographs

  • Carcinogenicity of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Volume 102.
    IARC Monographs

  • Environmental epidemiology of childhood cancer -Characterization of residential pesticide use through self-report and chemical formulation in the Northern California Childhood Leukemia Study -Systematic review of “Electromagnetic Fields” in Textbook of Children’s Environmental Health.
    - N Guha, MH Ward, R Gunier, JS Colt, CS Lea, PA Buffler, C Metayer - N Guha, R Baan, K Straif. Edited by Philip J. Landrigan and Ruth A. Etzel. Oxford University Press.

  • Occupational exposures and risk of lung cancer in the SYNERGY pooling project (focus on painting, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
    N Guha, A Olsson, H Kromhout, R Vermeulen, K Straif et al, on behalf of the SYNERGY study group


Selected Publications

Cogliano VJ, Baan R, Straif K, Grosse Y, Lauby-Secretan B, El Ghissassi F,Bouvard V, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Guha N, Freeman C, Galichet L, Wild CP (2011) Preventable Exposures Associated With Human Cancers. J Natl Cancer Inst. Dec 21;103(24). PMID: 22158127 : 1827-39

Chang JS, Straif K, Guha N (2011) The role of alcohol dehydrogenase genes in cancers of the head and neck: a systematic review and meta-analysis of ADH1B and ADH1C. Mutagenesis. Oct 31. PMID:22042713 : E-pub ahead of print

Guha N, Steenland NK, Merletti F, Altieri A, Cogliano V, Straif K (2010) Bladder cancer risk in painters: a meta-analysis. Occup Environ Med. 2010. : Aug;67(8). PMID: 20647380 : 568-73

Guha N, Kwan ML, Quesenberry CP Jr, Weltzien EK, Castillo AL, Caan BJ (2009) Soy isoflavones and risk of cancer recurrence in a cohort of breast cancer survivors: the Life After Cancer Epidemiology study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. Nov;118(2). PMID: 19221874 : 395-405

Guha N, Boffetta P, Wünsch Filho V, Eluf Neto J, Shangina O, Zaridze D, Curado MP, Koifman S, Matos E, Menezes A, Szeszenia-Dabrowska N, Fernandez L, Mates D, Daudt AW, Lissowska J, Dikshit R, Brennan P (2007) Oral health and risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck and esophagus: results of two multicentric case-control studies. Am J Epidemiol. Nov 15;166(10). PMID: 17761691 : 1159-73

Scientific Societies Membership

European Association of Cancer Research
Society for Epidemiological Research

Prizes, Honours

Kaiser Permanente – UCB Center for Health Research Fellowship
Susan Kersch DeYoung Memorial Scholarship
Kaiser Permanente Merit Scholarship
Russell M. Grossman Endowment
UC Berkeley Grant