Who's Who

Ghislaine Scelo


Genetic Epidemiology Group


Genetic Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

2006PhDEpidemiologyUniversité Paris XI (Paris-Sud), Paris V (René Descartes)ParisFrance
2003MSPublic Health EpidemiologyUniversité Paris XI (Paris-Sud), Paris V (René Descartes) & Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)ParisFrance
2002BSBiology and Public HealthUniversité de Bretagne Occidentale & Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1Brest / LyonFrance

Current Research Projects

  • Pooled genome-wide analysis of kidney cancer risk and survival (KIDRISK)
    Principal investigator

  • Cancer genomics of the kidney (CAGEKID)

  • Validation and fine-scale mapping of pancreatic cancer susceptibility loci

  • International study of non-CNS embryonal tumors in childhood (ISET)

  • The Russian prospective mortality study

Selected Publications

Wu X*, Scelo G*, Purdue MP* […] Gu J**, Brennan P**, Chanock SJ** *Co-first authors, **co-last authors (2012) A genome-wide association study identifies a novel susceptibility locus for renal cell carcinoma on 12p11.23. Hum Mol Genet. 21(2) : 456-62

Purdue MP*, Johansson M*, Zelenika D*, Toro JR*, Scelo G*, Moore LE*, Prokhortchouk E*, […] Skryabin KG**, McKay JD**, Rothman N**, Chanock SJ**, Lathrop M**, Brennan P** *Co-first authors, **co-last authors (2011) Genome-wide association study of renal cell carcinoma identifies two susceptibility loci on 2p21 and 11q13.3. Nat Genet. 43(1) : 60-5

Urayama KY, Holcatova I, Janout V, Foretova L, Fabianova E, Adamcakova Z, Ryska M, Martinek A, Shonova O, Brennan P, Scelo G (2011) Body mass index and body size in early adulthood and risk of pancreatic cancer in a central European multicenter case-control study Int J Cancer. 129(12) : 2875-84

Metayer C*, Scelo G*, Chokkalingam AP, Barcellos LF, Aldrich MC, Chang JS, Guha N, Urayama KY, Hansen HM, Block G, Kiley V, Wiencke JK, Wiemels JL, Buffler PA *Co-first authors. (2011) Genetic variants in the folate pathway and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Causes Control. 22(9) : 1243-58

Scelo G, Metayer C, Zhang L, Wiemels JL, Aldrich MC, Selvin S, Month S, Smith MT, Buffler PA. (2009) Household exposure to paint and petroleum solvents, chromosomal translocations, and the risk of childhood leukemia. Environ Health Perspect. 117(1) : 133-9

Scientific Societies Membership

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Prizes, Honours

University Fellowship Award, Universit? Paris XI (Paris-Sud), France (2002-2003)
Ph.D.: summa cum laude (2006)
AACR ? Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Scholar-in-Training Award, meritorious proffered paper, American Association for Cancer Research Annual meeting 2008