Lifestyle ~ Ovarian Cancer — Risk / Phenotype

Effects of lifestyle factors on ovarian cancer expression/phenotype. Includes physical activity, BMI, diet, smoking, alcohol, reproductive factors, menarche, parity, breastfeeding, oral contraceptive use, shift work, etc. Also includes papers on the effects of environmental exposures on risk in HBOC.

List was last updated on Dec 1, 2020 @ 5:37 pm.

    • BRCA1/2 Variants and Metabolic Factors: Results From a Cohort of Italian Female Carriers.
    • Oliverio A, Bruno E, Colombo M, Paradiso A, Tommasi S, Daniele A, Terribile DA, Magno S, Guarino D, Manoukian S, Peissel B, Radice P, Pasanisi P.
    • Cancers (Basel). 2020 Nov 30;12(12):E3584. doi: 10.3390/cancers12123584.
    • Lifestyle characteristics in BRCA-mutant women: results from an Italian trial cohort.
    • Bruno E, Oliverio A, Paradiso A, Daniele A, Tommasi S, Terribile DA, Filippone A, Digennaro M, Pilato B, Danza K, Guarino D, Rossi C, Rossi MM, Venturelli E, Giussani M, Peissel B, Pasanisi P.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2020 Nov 10:S1526-8209(20)30262-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.11.002. Epub ahead of print.
    • Use of fertility treatments in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and risk for ovarian and breast cancer: a systematic review.
    • Huber D, Seitz S, Kast K, Emons G, Ortmann O.
    • Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1007/s00404-020-05690-4. Epub ahead of print.
    • Diet, weight management, physical activity and Ovarian & Breast Cancer Risk in women with BRCA1/2 pathogenic Germline gene variants: systematic review.
    • Coletta AM, Peterson SK, Gatus LA, Krause KJ, Schembre SM, Gilchrist SC, Arun B, You YN, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Strong LL, Lu KH, Basen-Engquist K.
    • Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2020 Mar 7;18:5. doi: 10.1186/s13053-020-0137-1. eCollection 2020.
    • Use of oral contraceptives in BRCA mutation carriers and risk for ovarian and breast cancer: a systematic review.
    • Huber D, Seitz S, Kast K, Emons G, Ortmann O.
    • Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2020 Mar 5. doi: 10.1007/s00404-020-05458-w. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Rybchenko LA, Poluben LO, Bychkova GM, Stephanovych GV, Klymenko SV.
    • Probl Radiac Med Radiobiol. 2019 Dec;24:455-464. doi: 10.33145/2304-8336-2019-24-455-464.
    • Reproductive and hormonal considerations in women at increased risk for hereditary gynecologic cancers: Society of Gynecologic Oncology and American Society for Reproductive Medicine Evidence-Based Review.
    • Chen LM, Blank SV, Burton E, Glass K, Penick E, Woodard T.
    • Fertil Steril. 2019 Oct 3. pii: S0015-0282(19)31982-X. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2019.07.1349. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Reproductive and Hormonal Considerations in Women at Increased Risk for Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers: Society of Gynecologic Oncology and American Society for Reproductive Medicine Evidence-Based Review.
    • Chen LM, Blank SV, Burton E, Glass K, Penick E, Woodard T.
    • Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Aug 22. pii: S0090-8258(19)31333-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2019.06.017. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Combined hormonal contraceptives in BRCA gene mutation carriers: why not?
    • Grandi G, Sammarini M, Chiara Del Savio M, Toss A, Facchinetti F.
    • Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2019 Jul 30:1-3. doi: 10.1080/13625187.2019.1647335. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Olaparib in germline-mutated metastatic breast cancer: implications of the OlympiAD trial.
    • Armstrong AC, Clay V.
    • Future Oncol. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.2217/fon-2018-0067. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Review
    • Mendelian randomisation study of height and body mass index as modifiers of ovarian cancer risk in 22,588 BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Qian F, Rookus MA, Leslie G, Risch HA, Greene MH, Aalfs CM, Adank MA, Adlard J, Agnarsson BA, Ahmed M, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Arnold N, Arun BK, Ausems MGEM, Azzollini J, Barrowdale D, Barwell J, Benitez J, Białkowska K, Bonadona V, Borde J, Borg A, Bradbury AR, Brunet J, Buys SS, Caldés T, Caligo MA, Campbell I, Carter J, Chiquette J, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Collée JM, Collonge-Rame MA, Couch FJ, Daly MB, Delnatte C, Diez O, Domchek SM, Dorfling CM, Eason J, Easton DF, Eeles R, Engel C, Evans DG, Faivre L, Feliubadaló L, Foretova L, Friedman E, Frost D, Ganz PA, Garber J, Garcia-Barberan V, Gehrig A, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Gómez Garcia EB, Hamann U, Hauke J, Hopper JL, Hulick PJ, Imyanitov EN, Isaacs C, Izatt L, Jakubowska A, Janavicius R, John EM, Karlan BY, Kets CM, Laitman Y, Lázaro C, Leroux D, Lester J, Lesueur F, Loud JT, Lubiński J, Łukomska A, McGuffog L, Mebirouk N, Meijers-Heijboer HEJ, Meindl A, Miller A, Montagna M, Mooij TM, Mouret-Fourme E, Nathanson KL, Nehoray B, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Nielsen FC, Offit K, Olah E, Ong KR, Oosterwijk JC, Ottini L, Parsons MT, Peterlongo P, Pfeiler G, Pradhan N, Radice P, Ramus SJ, Rantala J, Rennert G, Robson M, Rodriguez GC, Salani R, Scheuner MT, Schmutzler RK, Shah PD, Side LE, Simard J, Singer CF, Steinemann D, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Tan YY, Teixeira MR, Terry MB, Thomassen M, Tischkowitz M, Tognazzo S, Toland AE, Tung N, van Asperen CJ, van Engelen K, van Rensburg EJ, Venat-Bouvet L, Vierstraete J, Wagner G, Walker L, Weitzel JN, Yannoukakos D; KConFab Investigators; HEBON Investigators; GEMO Study Collaborators; EMBRACE Collaborators, Antoniou AC, Goldgar DE, Olopade OI, Chenevix-Trench G, Rebbeck TR, Huo D; CIMBA.
    • Br J Cancer. 2019 Jun 19. doi: 10.1038/s41416-019-0492-8. [Epub ahead of print]
    • [Additional non-contraceptive effects of contraception: CNGOF Contraception Guidelines].
    • Amat L, Bulach A, Leclercq M, Mesrine S, Scheffler F, Sperandeo D, Scheffler M.
    • Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol. 2018 Dec;46(12):883-888. doi: 10.1016/j.gofs.2018.10.013. Epub 2018 Nov 7.
    • Review, [Article in French]
    • The association between smoking and cancer incidence in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Ko KP, Kim SJ, Huzarski T, Gronwald J, Lubinski J, Lynch HT, Armel S, Park SK, Karlan B, Singer CF, Neuhausen SL, Narod SA, Kotsopoulos J; Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group.
    • Int J Cancer. 2018 Jun 1;142(11):2263-2272. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31257. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
    • Difference in Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer According to Putative Functional Domain Regions in Korean BRCA1/2 Mutation Carriers.
    • Park JS, Lee ST, Han JW, Kim TI, Nam EJ, Park HS.
    • Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Feb 20. pii: S1526-8209(17)30785-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2018.02.007. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Self-compassion, physical fitness and climacteric symptoms in oophorectomized BRCA1/2 mutation carriers.
    • Arts-de Jong M, van Westerop LL, Hoogerbrugge N, Massuger LF, Maas AH, van Beek MH, de Hullu JA.
    • Maturitas. 2018 Feb;108:13-17. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.11.002. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    • Smoking and physical inactivity increase cancer prevalence in BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 mutation carriers: results from a retrospective observational analysis.
    • Grill S, Yahiaoui-Doktor M, Dukatz R, Lammert J, Ullrich M, Engel C, Pfeifer K, Basrai M, Siniatchkin M, Schmidt T, Weisser B, Rhiem K, Ditsch N, Schmutzler R, Bischoff SC, Halle M, Kiechle M.
    • Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2017 Dec;296(6):1135-1144. doi: 10.1007/s00404-017-4546-y. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    • Genetics of Breast and Gynecologic Cancers (PDQ®): Health Professional Version. Introduction. Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer.
    • PDQ Cancer Genetics Editorial Board.
    • PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet]. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated 2017 Nov 30. Accessed 2017 Dec 8.
    • A Class of Environmental and Endogenous Toxins Induces BRCA2 Haploinsufficiency and Genome Instability.
    • Tan SLW, Chadha S, Liu Y, Gabasova E, Perera D, Ahmed K, Constantinou S, Renaudin X, Lee M, Aebersold R, Venkitaraman AR.
    • Cell. 2017 Jun 1;169(6):1105-1118.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.05.010.

    Preview, Research news:

    Aldehydes Pose a Threat to BRCA2 Mutation Carriers.

    Research news:

    Aldehydes Promote BRCA2 Haploinsufficiency and Genomic Instability.

    Research report, Commentary:

    Thwarting endogenous stress: BRCA protects against aldehyde toxicity.

    • [Reflections on treatments for infertility and the possible occurrence of ovarian carcinomas.]
    • Ferranti G, Prosperi Porta R, La Rosa VL, Vitale SG, Laganà AS.
    • Recenti Prog Med. 2017 Mar;108(3):136-140. doi: 10.1701/2656.27236.
    • Commentary, [Article in Italian]
    • BRCA2: a grown-up cancer susceptibility gene.
    • Foulkes WD, Sugano K.
    • Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 Oct;23(10):E1-E3.


    BRCA2 functions: from DNA repair to replication fork stabilization.


    Defects in homologous recombination repair behind the human diseases: FA and HBOC.


    Synthetic lethality: the road to novel therapies for breast cancer.


    Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma in BRCA2 mutation carriers.


    Modifiers of breast and ovarian cancer risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.

    • Modifiers of breast and ovarian cancer risks for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers.
    • Milne RL, Antoniou A.
    • Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 Oct;23(10):T69-T84. Epub 2016 Aug 15.

    Introductory article, Editorial:

    BRCA2: a grown-up cancer susceptibility gene.

    • Effects of lifestyle intervention in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers on nutrition, BMI, and physical fitness (LIBRE study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    • Kiechle M, Engel C, Berling A, Hebestreit K, Bischoff SC, Dukatz R, Siniatchkin M, Pfeifer K, Grill S, Yahiaoui-Doktor M, Kirsch E, Niederberger U, Enders U, Löffler M, Meindl A, Rhiem K, Schmutzler R, Erickson N, Halle M.
    • Trials. 2016 Jul 29;17:368. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1504-0.
    • Should women at high risk for cancer use oral contraceptive pills?
    • Moorman PG.
    • Per Med. 2015 Nov;12(6):533-535. doi: 10.2217/pme.15.36. Epub 2015 Nov 3.
    • Editorial
    • [Breast and ovarian cancer due to BRCA1&2 hereditary cancer predisposition syndrome and reproduction: Literature review.]
    • Jégu M, Der AS, Morcel K, Abadie C, Fritel X, Levêque J.
    • J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2015 Jan;44(1):10-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jgyn.2014.10.011. Epub 2014 Nov 18.
    • Review, [Article in French]
    • Use of fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer.
    • Diergaarde B, Kurta ML.
    • Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Jun;26(3):125-9. doi: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000060.
    • Modifiers of cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: systematic review and meta-analysis.
    • Friebel TM, Domchek SM, Rebbeck TR.
    • J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jun;106(6):dju091. doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju091.

    Comments on NSGC Discussion Forum Cancer SIG

    Subject: chemoprevetion for ovarian cancer

    News: Study Identifies Modifiers of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers. (The ASCO Post)

    • Oral contraceptive and reproductive risk factors for ovarian cancer within sisters in the breast cancer family registry.
    • Ferris JS, Daly MB, Buys SS, Genkinger JM, Liao Y, Terry MB.
    • Br J Cancer. 2014 Feb 18;110(4):1074-80. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2013.803. Epub 2014 Jan 7.
    • Oral contraceptives and risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer among high-risk women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    • Moorman PG, Havrilesky LJ, Gierisch JM, Coeytaux RR, Lowery WJ, Peragallo Urrutia R, Dinan M, McBroom AJ, Hasselblad V, Sanders GD, Myers ER.
    • J Clin Oncol. 2013 Nov 20;31(33):4188-98. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.48.9021. Epub 2013 Oct 21.
    • Tubal ligation, hysterectomy and epithelial ovarian cancer in the New England Case-Control Study.
    • Rice MS, Murphy MA, Vitonis AF, Cramer DW, Titus LJ, Tworoger SS, Terry KL.
    • Int J Cancer. 2013 Nov 15;133(10):2415-21. doi: 10.1002/ijc.28249. Epub 2013 Jul 9.
    • Impact of lifestyle factors on preneoplastic changes in prophylactic oophorectomies of BRCA mutation carriers.
    • Primas H, Kroiss R, Kalteis K, Rappaport C, Muhr D, Primas C, Kubista E, Horvat R, Oefner P, Singer C, Wagner And The Austrian Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer Group T.
    • Eur J Cancer Prev. 2012 Mar;21(2):199-204. doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0b013e32834c9b22.