Amber Wilcox

MPH
Predoctoral Fellow
Epidemiology

Research Interests

I am interested in how lifestyle and environmental risk factors, genetics, and molecular features vary across breast cancer subtypes and for women of different ethnicities. I am also interested in how this knowledge can be used to improve breast cancer risk stratification, to ultimately inform strategies for personalized breast cancer prevention.

Selected publications

  • Choudhury PP, Wilcox AN, Brook MN, Zhang Y, Ahearn T, Orr N, Coulson P, Schoemaker MJ, Jones ME, Gail MH, Swerdlow AJ, Chatterjee N, Garcia-Closas M. (2019) Comparative validation of breast cancer risk prediction models and projections for future risk stratification. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz113.
  • Lee A, Mavaddat N, Wilcox AN, Cunningham AP, Carver T, Hartley S, Babb de Villiers C, Izquierdo A, Simard J, Schmidt MK, Walter FM, Chatterjee N, Garcia-Closas M, Tischkowitz M, Pharoah P, Easton DF, Antoniou AC. (2019) BOADICEA: a comprehensive breast cancer risk prediction model incorporating genetic and nongenetic risk factors. Genetics in Medicine. 21(8):1708-1718.
  • Rudolph A, Song M, Brook MN, Milne RL, Mavaddat N, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Wilcox AN, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Keeman R, Fasching PA, Beckmann MW, Gago-Dominguez M, Castelao JE, Guénel P, Truong T, Bojesen SE, Flyger H, Brenner H, Arndt V, Brauch H, Brüning T, Mannermaa A, Kosma VM, Lambrechts D, Keupers M, Couch FJ, Vachon C, Giles GG, MacInnis RJ, Figueroa J, Brinton L, Czene K, Brand JS, Gabrielson M, Humphreys K, Cox A, Cross SS, Dunning AM, Orr N, Swerdlow A, Hall P, Pharoah PDP, Schmidt MK, Easton DF, Chatterjee N, Chang-Claude J, García-Closas M. (2018) Joint associations of a polygenic risk score and environmental risk factors for breast cancer in the Breast Cancer Association Consortium. International Journal of Epidemiology. 47(2):526-536.
  • Wilcox AN, Pal Choudhury P, Gao C, Hüsing A, Eriksson M, Shi M, Scott C, Carter BD, Martin K, Harkness E, Brook MN, Ahearn TU, Mavaddat N, Antoniou AC, Chang-Claude J, Simard J, Jones ME, Orr N, Schoemaker MJ, Swerdlow AJ, Sampson S, Newman WG, van Veen EM, Evans DGR, MacInnis RJ, Giles GG, Southey M, Milne RL, Gapstur SM, Gaudet MM, Winham SJ, Brandt K, Norman A, Vachon CM, Sandler DP, Weinberg CR, Czene K, Gabrielson M, Hall P, van Gils CH, Khaw KT, Barrdahl M, Kaaks R, Ridker PM, Buring JE, Chasman DI, Easton DF, Schmidt MK, Kraft P, Garcia-Closas M, Chatterjee N. Prospective Evaluation of Breast Cancer Risk Models Integrating Classical Risk Factors and Polygenic Risk in 15 Cohorts from Six Countries. (Submitted)
  • Zhang Y, Wilcox AN, Zhang H, Pal Choudhury P, Easton DF, Milne RL, Simard J, Hall P, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Schmidt MK, Chang-Claude J, Gharahkhani P, Whiteman D, Campbell PT, Hoffmeister M, Jenkins M, Peters U, Hsu L, Gruber SB, Casey G, Schmit SL, O’Mara TA, Spurdle AB, Thompson DJ, Tomlinson I, De Vivo I, Landi MT, Law MH, Iles MM, Demenais F, Kumar R, MacGregor S, Bishop DT, Ward SV, Bondy ML, Houlston R, Wiencke JK, Melin B, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Kinnersley B, Wrensch MR, Amos CI, Hung RJ, Brennan P, McKay J, Caporaso NE, Berndt S, Birmann BM, Camp NJ, Kraft P, Rothman N, Slager SL, Berchuck A, Pharoah PDP, Sellers TA, Gayther SA, Pearce CL, Goode EL, Schildkraut JM, Moysich KB, Amundadottir LT, Jacobs EJ, Klein AP, Petersen GM, Risch HA, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Wolpin BM, Li D, Eeles RA, Haiman CA, Kote-Jarai Z, Schumacher FR, Olama AAA, Purdue MP, Scelo G, Dalgaard MD, Greene MH, Grotmol T, Kanetsky PA, McGlynn KA, Nathanson KL, Turnbull C, Wiklund F, BCAC, BEACON, CCFR, CORECT, ECAC, GECCO, GenoMEL, GICC, ILCCO, Integral, InterLymph, OCAC, Oral Cancer GWAS, PANC4, PanScan, PRACTICAL, Renal Cancer GWAS, TECAC, Chanock SJ, Chatterjee N, Garcia-Closas M. Assessment of Polygenic Architecture and Risk Prediction based on Common Variants Across Fourteen Cancers. (Submitted)
  • Kapoor PM, Mavadda N, Pal Choudhury P, Wilcox AN, Lindström S, Behrens S, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Jung A, Ahearn TU, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Aronson KJ, Auer PL, Beane Freeman LE, Becher H, Beckmann MW, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Scott C, Shu XO, Smeets A, Southey MC, Spinelli JJ, Stone J, Swerdlow AJ, Tamimi RM, Taylor JA, Troester MA, Benitez J, Vachon CM, van Veen EM, Wang X, Weinberg CR, Weltens C, Willett W, Winham SJ, Wolk A, Yang XR, Zheng W, Bernstein L, Ziogas A, Bojesen SE, Brauch H, Brenner H, Brüning T, Cai Q, Campa D, Canzian F, Carracedo A, Carter BD, Castelao JE, Chanock SJ, Chatterjee N, Chenevix-Trench G, Clarke CL, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Dai JY, Earp HS, Ekici AB, Eliassen AH, Eriksson M, Evans DG, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Fritschi L, Gabrielson M, Gago-Dominguez M, Gao C, Gapstur SM, Gaudet MM, Giles GG, González-Neira A, Guénel P, Haeberle L, Haiman CA, Håkansson N, Hall P, Hamann U, Hatse S, Heyworth J, Holleczek B, Hoover RN, Hopper JL, Howell A, Hunter DJ, ABCTB Investigators, kConFab/AOCS Investigators, John EM, Jones ME, Kaaks R, Keeman R, Kitahara CM, Ko YD, Koutros S, Kurian AW, Lambrechts D, Le Marchand L, Lee E, Lejbkowicz F, Lissowska J, Llaneza A, Martinez ME, Maurer T, Neuhausen SL, Newman WG, Norman A, O’Brien KM, Olshan AF, Olson JE, Olsson H, Orr N, Perou CM, Pinchev M, Pita G, Polley EC, Prentice RL, Rennert G, Rennert HS, Ruddy KJ, Sandler DP, Saunders C, Schoemaker MJ, Schöttker B, Schumacher F, Scott RJ, Dunning AM, Pharoah PDP, Schmidt MK, Kraft P, Easton DF, Milne RL, García-Closas M, Chang-Claude J. Combined associations of a polygenic risk score and classical risk factors with breast cancer risk. (Submitted)
  • Pal Choudhury P, Maas P, Wilcox AN, Wheeler W, Brook MN, Check D, Garcia-Closas M, Chatterjee N. iCARE: an R package to build, validate and apply absolute risk models. (Submitted)