Assoc Prof Brian Cox

Associate-Professor Brian Cox is director of the Hugh Adam Cancer Epidemiology Unit at University of Otago. His research interest revolves the causes of cancer.

Research interests

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Publications

Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2011). School milk and risk of colorectal cancer: A national case-control study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(4), 394-403. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwq390

Cox, B., Richardson, A., Graham, P., Gislefoss, R. E., Jellum, E., & Rollag, H. (2010). Breast cancer, cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus: A nested case-control study. British Journal of Cancer, 102, 1665-1669. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605675

Cox, B., Sneyd, M. J., Paul, C., & Skegg, D. C. G. (2006). Risk factors for prostate cancer: A national case-control study. International Journal of Cancer, 119, 1690-1694.

Cox, B., Ballard-Barbash, R., Broeders, M., Dowling, E., Malila, N., Shumak, R., … Miglioretti, D. (2010). Recording of hormone therapy and breast density in breast screening programs: Summary and recommendations of the International Cancer Screening Network. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 124(3), 793-800. doi: 10.1007/s10549-010-0893-0

International Agency for Research on Cancer, including Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2008). Meta-analysis of observational studies on vitamin D levels and colorectal, breast and prostate cancer and colorectal adenoma. In Vitamin D and cancer [IARC Working Group Reports: Vol. 5]. (pp. 100-112). Lyon, France: IARC.

Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2011). School milk and risk of colorectal cancer: A national case-control study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 173(4), 394-403. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwq390

Journal - Research Article

Cox, B., Richardson, A., Graham, P., Gislefoss, R. E., Jellum, E., & Rollag, H. (2010). Breast cancer, cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus: A nested case-control study. British Journal of Cancer, 102, 1665-1669. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6605675

Journal - Research Article

Cox, B., Sneyd, M. J., Paul, C., & Skegg, D. C. G. (2006). Risk factors for prostate cancer: A national case-control study. International Journal of Cancer, 119, 1690-1694.

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Cox, B., Ballard-Barbash, R., Broeders, M., Dowling, E., Malila, N., Shumak, R., … Miglioretti, D. (2010). Recording of hormone therapy and breast density in breast screening programs: Summary and recommendations of the International Cancer Screening Network. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 124(3), 793-800. doi: 10.1007/s10549-010-0893-0

Journal - Research Article

International Agency for Research on Cancer, including Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2008). Meta-analysis of observational studies on vitamin D levels and colorectal, breast and prostate cancer and colorectal adenoma. In Vitamin D and cancer [IARC Working Group Reports: Vol. 5]. (pp. 100-112). Lyon, France: IARC.

Chapter in Book - Research

Sneyd, M. J., & Cox, B. (2011). Clinical and histologic factors associated with melanoma thickness in New Zealand Europeans, Maori, and Pacific Peoples. Cancer, 117(11), 2489-2498. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25795

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Sneyd, M. J., & Cox, B. (2011). Commentary: Decreasing response rates require investigators to quantify and report the impact of selection bias in case-control studies. International Journal of Epidemiology, 40(5), 1355-1357. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr123

Journal - Research Other

Gandini, S., Boniol, M., Haukka, J., Byrnes, G., Cox, B., Sneyd, M. J., … Autier, P. (2011). Meta-analysis of observational studies of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and colorectal, breast and prostate cancer and colorectal adenoma. International Journal of Cancer, 128(6), 1414-1424. doi: 10.1002/ijc.25439

Journal - Research Article

Skegg, K., Firth, H., Gray, A., & Cox, B. (2010). Suicide by occupation: Does access to means increase the risk? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(5), 429-434. doi: 10.3109/00048670903487191

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Beatty, S., Stevens, W., Stevens, G., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2009). Lung cancer patients in New Zealand initially present to secondary care through the emergency department rather than by referral to a respiratory specialist. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1294). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1294/3584/content.pdf

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Sneyd, M. J., & Cox, B. (2009). Melanoma in Maori, Asian, and Pacific Peoples in New Zealand. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 18(6), 1706-1713. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-0682

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Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2009). PSA testing in asymptomatic men to diagnose prostate cancer remains experimental [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1296). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1296/3640/content.pdf

Journal - Research Other

Stevens, G., Stevens, W., Purchuri, S., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2009). Radiotherapy utilisation in lung cancer in New Zealand: Disparities with optimal rates explained. New Zealand Medical Journal, 122(1306). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/122-1306/3885/content.pdf

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Dachs, G. U., Currie, M. J., Mckenzie, F., Jeffreys, M., Cox, B., Foliaki, S., … Robinson, B. A. (2008). Cancer disparities in indigenous Polynesian populations: Māori, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific people. Lancet Oncology, 9(5), 473-484. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(08)70127-X

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Aldington, S., Harwood, M., Cox, B., Weatherall, M., Beckert, L., Hansell, A., … Beasley, R., for the Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group. (2008). Cannabis use and cancer of the head and neck: Case-control study. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 138, 374-380. doi: 10.1016/j.otohns.2007.12.002

Journal - Research Article

Aldington, S., Harwood, M., Cox, B., Weatherall, M., Beckert, L., Hansell, A., … Beasley, R., on behalf of the Cannabis and Respiratory Disease Research Group. (2008). Cannabis use and risk of lung cancer: A case-control study. European Respiratory Journal, 31(2), 280-286. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00065707

Journal - Research Article

Wright, C., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A., & Cox, B. (2008). Child sun protection: Sun-related attitudes mediate the association between children's knowledge and behaviours. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 44(12), 692-698. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2008.01408.x

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Stevens, W., Stevens, G., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2008). Comparison of New Zealand Cancer Registry data with an independent lung cancer audit. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1276). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1276/3119/content.pdf

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Stevens, W., Stevens, G., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2008). Ethnic differences in the management of lung cancer in New Zealand. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 3(3), 237-244. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3181653d08

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Stevens, W., Stevens, G., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2008). Management of stages I and II non-small-cell lung cancer in a New Zealand study: Divergence from international practice and recommendations. Internal Medicine Journal, 38(10), 758-768. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01523.x

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Boyle, P., Anderson, B. O., Andersson, L. C., Ariyaratne, Y., Auleley, G.-R., Barbacid, M., … Cox, B., … Zheng, T. (2008). Need for global action for cancer control [Editorial]. Annals of Oncology, 19(9), 1519-1521. doi: 10.1093/ANNONC/MDN426

Journal - Research Other

Cox, B. (2008). The effect of service screening on breast cancer mortality rates. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17(4), 306-311.

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Richardson, A., Fletcher, L., Sneyd, M. J., Cox, B., & Reeder, A. I. (2008). The incidence and thickness of cutaneous malignant melanoma in New Zealand 1994-2004. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1279). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1279/3189/content.pdf

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Stevens, W., Stevens, G., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2008). Varied routes of entry into secondary care and delays in the management of lung cancer in New Zealand. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 4(2), 98-106. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-7563.2008.00158.x

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Firth, H., Gray, A., Carpenter, L. M., & Cox, B. (2007). Cancer mortality by occupation among New Zealand women: 1988-1997. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1266). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1266/2833/content.pdf

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Zhang, L. R., Morgenstern, H., Greenland, S., Chang, S.-C., Lazarus, P., Teare, M. D., … Cox, B., … Hung, R. J. (2015). Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: Pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium. International Journal of Cancer, 136(4), 894-903. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29036

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Cox, B., Liu, C.-W., Sneyd, M. J., & Cameron, C. M. (2014). Epidemic of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in New Zealand remains unexplained. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, 2014, 315378. doi: 10.1155/2014/315378

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Gavidi, R. O., Cox, B., King, T., & Rich, A. M. (2014). Epidemiological differences in oral squamous cell carcinoma in New Zealand and Fiji. Pathology, 46(Suppl. 1), (pp. S9). doi: 10.1097/01.PAT.0000443429.70369.cb

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Sneyd, M. J., Cameron, C., & Cox, B. (2014). Individual risk of cutaneous melanoma in New Zealand: Developing a clinical prediction aid. BMC Cancer, 14, 359. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-359

Journal - Research Article

Coffey, S., Cox, B., & Williams, M. J. A. (2014). Lack of progress in valvular heart disease in the pre—transcatheter aortic valve replacement era: Increasing deaths and minimal change in mortality rate over the past three decades. American Heart Journal, 167(4), 562-567. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.12.030

Journal - Research Article

Coffey, S., Cox, B., & Williams, M. J. A. (2014). The prevalence, incidence, progression, and risks of aortic valve sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JACC, 63(25), 2852-2861. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.04.018

Journal - Research Article

Sneyd, M. J., Cameron, C., & Cox, B. (2013). [Letter to the editor]. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54(4), e97. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12084

Journal - Research Other

Sneyd, M. J., & Cox, B. (2013). A comparison of trends in melanoma mortality in New Zealand and Australia: The two countries with the highest melanoma incidence and mortality in the world. BMC Cancer, 13, 372. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-13-372

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Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2013). Bias in breast cancer research in the screening era. The Breast, 22(6), 1041-1045. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2013.07.046

Journal - Research Article

Gavidi, R., Rich, A., Cox, B., & King, T. (2013). Comparing the prevalence of oral cancer in Fiji and New Zealand (2000-2010). In C. Matthewson, M. Taumoepeau, G. Burnett & I. Iati (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices X. (pp. 25). Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Coffey, S., Williams, M. J. A., & Cox, B. (2013). Letter by Coffey et al regarding article, Estimating deaths from cardiovascular disease: A review of global methodologies of mortality measurement. Circulation, 128(6), e84. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.002123

Journal - Research Other

McBride, D., Cox, B., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2013). The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: A cohort study. BMJ Open, 3, e003379. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003379

Journal - Research Article

Gavidi, R. O., Rich, A., Firth, N., & Cox, B. (2012). Oral cancer: A silent killer amongst the Pacific Island community living in New Zealand. In C. Matthewson, M. Taumoepeau, G. Burnett & I. Iati (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices IX. (pp. 19). Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Coffey, S., Cox, B., & Williams, M. J. A. (2012). The increasing mortality of valvular heart disease. European Heart Journal, 33, (pp. 526). doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehs282

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Coffey, S., Cox, B., & Williams, M. J. A. (2012). Valvular heart disease mortality in New Zealand 1988 to 2007. Heart, Lung & Circulation, 21(8), (pp. 484). doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2012.03.027

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Cox, B., & Sneyd, M. J. (2011). A regional non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) collection as part of the National Cancer Registry [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1346). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1346/4981/content.pdf

Journal - Research Other

Cox, B. (2011, March). Have melanoma prevention programmes caused some melanomas? Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Melanoma Summit, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cox, B. (2011, August-September). The implications for health promotion of the rapidly changing epidemiology of colorectal cancer in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Cox, B., Sneyd, M. J., Sarfati, D., Blakely, T., Edwards, R., & Wilson, N. (2009). Submission on the early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Submission to the Health Select Committee, New Zealand. [Government Submission].

Other Research Output

Sneyd, M. J., Cox, B., Reeder, A., & Richardson, A. (2008). European melanoma incidence: A response to Professor Shaw's melanoma editorial. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1285). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1285/3359/content.pdf

Journal - Research Other

World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research Expert Panel, including Mann, J., Cox, B., Herbison, P., McCredie, M., & Paul, C. (2007). Food, nutrition, physical activity, and the prevention of cancer: A global perspective. Washington, DC: AICR. 517p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Stevens, W., Stevens, G., Kolbe, J., & Cox, B. (2007). Lung cancer in New Zealand: Patterns of secondary care and implications for survival. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 2(6), 481-493.

Journal - Research Article

Wright, C. Y., Reeder, A. I., Gray, A., & Cox, B. (2007). Solar ultraviolet radiation exposure of New Zealand schoolchildren. Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, University of Otago. 123p.

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Wright, C. Y., Reeder, A. I., Bodeker, G. E., Gray, A., & Cox, B. (2007). Solar UVR exposure, concurrent activities and sun-protective practices among primary schoolchildren. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 83(3), 749-758.

Journal - Research Article

Cox, B. (2007). Trading PREDICTions [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 120(1261). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/120-1261/2707/content.pdf

Journal - Research Other

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