Jul 20, 2021: Check out information on the new Japanese database from Medical Data Vision

The new Medical Data Vision (EBM Provider®) Health Insurance Association Database contains inpatient and outpatient information from different institutions. Data are available since April 2012 containing >6 million patient data from more than 120 health insurance associations. The database has diagnosis, procedure, drug and cost data.

Jul 15, 2021: Our 15th Australian profile – a Biobank!

The Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank (ABCTB) is an open access, not-for-profit biobank established in 2005 containing 7,134 donors, and 156,080 available samples as of June 2021. The ABCTB holds samples of cancerous and normal breast tissue and blood collected during routine pathology from women (and men) with breast cancer, as well as additional information about the health and breast cancer treatment of donors.

Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank (ABCTB) (Australia)

Database Contact Data

Westmead Biobank
E-mail: westmead.biobank@sydney.edu.au

Alternate Contact


References of Studies Using/Describing Database

1. Coignard J, Lush M, Beesley J, O’mara TA, Dennis J, Tyrer JP, Barnes DR, McGuffog L, Leslie G, Bolla MK, Adank MA. A case-only study to identify genetic modifiers of breast cancer risk for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers. Nature communications. 2021 Feb 17;12(1):1-22.

2. Doan TB, Cheung V, Clyne CD, Hilton HN, Eriksson N, Young MJ, Funder JW, Muscat GE, Fuller PJ, Clarke CL, Graham JD. A tumour suppressive relationship between mineralocorticoid and retinoic acid receptors activates a transcriptional program consistent with a reverse Warburg effect in breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research. 2020 Dec;22(1):1-6.

3. Heng B, Bilgin AA, Lovejoy DB, Tan VX, Milioli HH, Gluch L, Bustamante S, Sabaretnam T, Moscato P, Lim CK, Guillemin GJ. Differential kynurenine pathway metabolism in highly metastatic aggressive breast cancer subtypes: beyond IDO1-induced immunosuppression. Breast Cancer Research. 2020 Dec;22(1):1-4.

4. Naik N, Madani A, Esteva A, Keskar NS, Press MF, Ruderman D, Agus DB, Socher R. Deep learning-enabled breast cancer hormonal receptor status determination from base-level H&E stains. Nature communications. 2020 Nov 16;11(1):1-8.

5. de Luca XM, Newell F, Kazakoff SH, Hartel G, Reed AE, Holmes O, Xu Q, Wood S, Leonard C, Pearson JV, Lakhani SR. Using whole-genome sequencing data to derive the homologous recombination deficiency scores. NPJ breast cancer. 2020 Aug 7;6(1):1-8.

6. Liu J, Prager-van der Smissen WJ, Collée JM, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Michailidou K, Dennis J, Ahearn TU, Aittomäki K, Ambrosone CB, Andrulis IL. Germline HOXB13 mutations p. G84E and p. R217C do not confer an increased breast cancer risk. Scientific reports. 2020 Jun 16;10(1):1-4.

7. Rawat RR, Ortega I, Roy P, Sha F, Shibata D, Ruderman D, Agus DB. Deep learned tissue “fingerprints” classify breast cancers by ER/PR/Her2 status from H&E images. Scientific reports. 2020 Apr 29;10(1):1-3.

8. ABCTB Investigators, NBCS Collaborators. Two truncating variants in FANCC and breast cancer risk. Scientific reports. 2019 Dec 1;9(1):12524.

9. Horas K, Zheng Y, Fong‐Yee C, Macfarlane E, Manibo J, Chen Y, Qiao J, Gao M, Haydar N, McDonald MM, Croucher PI. Loss of the vitamin D receptor in human breast cancer cells promotes epithelial to mesenchymal cell transition and skeletal colonization. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2019 Sep;34(9):1721-32.

10. Morten BC, Chiu S, Oldmeadow C, Lubinski J, Scott RJ, Avery-Kiejda KA. The intron 3 16 bp duplication polymorphism of p53 (rs17878362) is not associated with increased risk of developing triple-negative breast cancer. Breast cancer research and treatment. 2019 Feb;173(3):727-33.

National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) (USA)

Database Contact Data

Sarah Dean, JD
Project Manager, Add Health
Carolina Population Center, UNC Chapel Hill
CB 8120
123 West Franklin Street, Bldg C
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: +1 919-962-6090
Email: deansa@email.unc.edu

Alternate Contact

Sydney Will, MPH-PAPH
Data Dissemination Coordinator
Carolina Population Center
UNC-Chapel Hill, CB #2164-H
Carolina Square, Suite 210
123 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: +1(919) 445-6955 
Email: sydneylw@email.unc.edu

References of Studies Using/Describing Database

1. French MT, Mortensen K, Kovalski MA. The relationships between marijuana use and exercise among young and middle-aged adults. Prev Med. 2021 Jun;147:106518.

2. Bollen KA, Gutin I, Halpern CT, Harris KM. Subjective health in adolescence: Comparing the reliability of contemporaneous, retrospective, and proxy reports of overall health. Soc Sci Res. 2021 May;96:102538.

3. Hawkins MAW, Layman HM, Ganson KT, Tabler J, Ciciolla L, Tsotsoros CE, Nagata JM. Adverse childhood events and cognitive function among young adults: Prospective results from the national longitudinal study of adolescent to adult health. Child Abuse Negl. 2021 May;115:105008.

4. Chu J, Ganson KT, Vittinghoff E, Mitchison D, Hay P, Tabler J, Rodgers RF, Murray SB, Nagata JM. Weight Goals, Disordered Eating Behaviors, and BMI Trajectories in US Young Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Apr 19. doi: 10.1007/s11606-021-06702-y. Epub ahead of print. 

5. Testa A, Jackson DB, Semenza D. Unfair police treatment and sleep problems among a national sample of adults. J Sleep Res. 2021 Apr 18:e13353. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13353. Epub ahead of print.

6. Kuhlemeier A. Effects of Friendship among Same-Sex Attracted Youth on Sexual Minority Identity Development in Young Adulthood. J Homosex. 2021 Apr 16:1-26. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2021.1913918. Epub ahead of print.

7. Mersky JP, Choi C, Plummer Lee C, Janczewski CE. Disparities in adverse childhood experiences by race/ethnicity, gender, and economic status: Intersectional analysis of a nationally representative sample. Child Abuse Negl. 2021 Apr 9;117:105066. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105066. Epub ahead of print. 

8. Feigelman W, Coleman D, Rosen Z. Examining the social origins and young adult life trajectories of high traditional masculinity (HTM) males: A group at elevated suicide risk. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2021 Apr 6. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12753. Epub ahead of print.

9. Roettger M, Houle B. Assessing the relationship between parental imprisonment in childhood and risk of sexually transmitted infections: a cohort study of US adults in early adulthood. BMJ Open. 2021 Apr 1;11(4):e038445.

10. Everett BG, Limburg A, Charlton BM, Downing JM, Matthews PA. Sexual Identity and Birth Outcomes: A Focus on the Moderating Role of Race-ethnicity. J Health Soc Behav. 2021 Mar 9:22146521997811. doi: 10.1177/0022146521997811. Epub ahead of print. 

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