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Michelle D. Holmes, MD PhD


  • Boeke CE, Eliassen AH, Chen WY, Cho E, Holmes MD, Rosner B, Willett WC, Tamimi RM.Dietary fat intake in relation to lethal breast cancer in two large prospective cohort studies.Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jun 4.
  • Holmes MD, Olsson H, Pawitan Y, Holm J, Lundholm C, Andersson TM, Adami HO, Askling J, Smedby KE.Aspirin intake and breast cancer survival - a nation-wide study using prospectively recorded data in Sweden.BMC Cancer. 2014 Jun 2;14(1):391.
  • Izano MA, Fung TT, Chiuve SS, Hu FB, Holmes MD.Are diet quality scores after breast cancer diagnosis associated with improved breast cancer survival?.Nutr Cancer. 2013;65(6):820-6.
  • Poole EM, Shu X, Caan BJ, Flatt SW, Holmes MD, Lu W, Kwan ML, Nechuta SJ, Pierce JP, Chen WY.Postdiagnosis supplement use and breast cancer prognosis in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project.Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 May 10.
  • Holmes MD, Hankinson SE, Feskanich D, Chen WY.Beta blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors' purported benefit on breast cancer survival may be explained by aspirin use.Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 May 7.
  • Fung TT, Chiuve SE, Willett WC, Hankinson SE, Hu FB, Holmes MD.Intake of specific fruits and vegetables in relation to risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer among postmenopausal women.Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Apr;138(3):925-30.
  • Holmes MD, Chen WY.Hiding in plain view: the potential for commonly used drugs to reduce breast cancer mortality.Breast Cancer Res. 2012 Dec 10;14(2):216.
  • Kwan ML, Chen WY, Flatt SW, Weltzien EK, Nechuta S, Poole EM, Holmes M, Patterson RE, Shu XO, Pierce JP, Caan BJ.Post-diagnosis Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Prognosis in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Nov 13.
  • Caan BJ, Kwan ML, Shu XO, Pierce JP, Patterson RE, Nechuta SJ, Poole EM, Kroenke CH, Weltzien EK, Flatt SW, Quesenberry CP, Holmes MD, Chen WY.Weight change and survival after breast cancer in the after breast cancer pooling project.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Aug;21(8):1260-71.
  • Kim EH, Willett WC, Fung T, Rosner B, Holmes MD.Diet Quality Indices and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survival.Nutr Cancer. 2011 Mar 31:1.
  • Hu R, Dawood S, Holmes MD, Collins LC, Schnitt SJ, Cole K, Marotti JD, Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Tamimi RM.Androgen receptor expression and breast cancer survival in postmenopausal women.Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Apr 1;17(7):1867-74.
  • Beasley JM, Newcomb PA, Trentham-Dietz A, Hampton JM, Bersch AJ, Passarelli MN, Holick CN, Titus-Ernstoff L, Egan KM, Holmes MD, Willett WC.Post-diagnosis dietary factors and survival after invasive breast cancer.Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Jan 1.
  • Beasley JM, Newcomb PA, Trentham-Dietz A, Hampton JM, Ceballos RM, Titus-Ernstoff L, Egan KM, Holmes MD.Social networks and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.J Cancer Surviv. 2010 Dec;4(4):372-80.
  • Eliassen AH, Hankinson SE, Rosner B, Holmes MD, Willett WC.Physical activity and risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women.Arch Intern Med. 2010 Oct 25;170(19):1758-64.
  • Holmes MD.Challenge of balancing alcohol intake.J Clin Oncol. 2010 Oct 10;28(29):4403-4.
  • Wu K, Sinha R, Holmes MD, Giovannucci E, Willett W, Cho E.Meat mutagens and breast cancer in postmenopausal women--a cohort analysis.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 May;19(5):1301-10.
  • Holmes MD, Chen WY, Li L, Hertzmark E, Spiegelman D, Hankinson SE.Aspirin intake and survival after breast cancer.J Clin Oncol. 2010 Mar 20;28(9):1467-72.
  • Holmes MD, Chen WY, Hankinson SE, Willett WC.Physical activity's impact on the association of fat and fiber intake with survival after breast cancer.Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Nov 15;170(10):1250-6.
  • Schernhammer ES, Feskanich D, Niu C, Dopfel R, Holmes MD, Hankinson SE.Dietary correlates of urinary 6-sulfatoxymelatonin concentrations in the Nurses' Health Study cohorts.Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;90(4):975-85.
  • Nichols HB,Trentham-Dietz A,Egan KM,Titus-Ernstoff L,Holmes MD,Bersch AJ,Holick CN,Hampton JM,Stampfer MJ,Willett WC,Newcomb PA.Body mass index before and after breast cancer diagnosis: associations with all-cause, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease mortality.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 May;18(5):1403-9.
  • Adebamowo CA, Spiegelman D, Berkey CS, Danby FW, Rockett HH, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Holmes MD.Milk consumption and acne in teenaged boys.J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 May;58(5):787-93.
  • Ganmaa D, Willett WC, Li TY, Feskanich D, van Dam RM, Lopez-Garcia E, Hunter DJ, Holmes MD.Coffee, tea, caffeine and risk of breast cancer: A 22-year follow-up.Int J Cancer. 2008 May 1;122(9):2071-6.
  • Cho E, Holmes M, Hankinson SE, Willett WC.Nutrients involved in one-carbon metabolism and risk of breast cancer among premenopausal women.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Dec;16(12):2787-90.
  • Holmes MD, Powell IJ, Campos H, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci EL, Willett WC.Validation of a food frequency questionnaire measurement of selected nutrients using biological markers in African-American men.Eur J Clin Nutr. 2007 Nov;61(11):1328-36.
  • Forman JP, Giovannucci E, Holmes MD, Bischoff-Ferrari HA, Tworoger SS, Willett WC, Curhan GC.Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and risk of incident hypertension.Hypertension. 2007 May;49(5):1063-9.
  • Holmes MD, Murin S, Chen WY, Kroenke CH, Spiegelman D, Colditz GA.Smoking and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.Int J Cancer. 2007 Jun 15;120(12):2672-7.
  • Linos E, Holmes MD, Willett WC.Diet and breast cancer.Curr Oncol Rep. 2007 Jan;9(1):31-41. Review.
  • Adebamowo CA, Spiegelman D, Berkey CS, Danby FW, Rockett HH, Colditz GA, Willett WC, Holmes MD.Milk consumption and acne in adolescent girls.Dermatol Online J. 2006;12(4):1.
  • Kim EH, Willett WC, Colditz GA, Hankinson SE, Stampfer MJ, Hunter DJ, Rosner B, Holmes MD.Dietary fat and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in a 20-year follow-up.Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Nov 15;164(10):990-7.
  • Meyerhardt JA, Giovannucci EL, Holmes MD, Chan AT, Chan JA, Colditz GA, Fuchs CS.Physical activity and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis.J Clin Oncol. 2006 Aug 1;24(22):3527-34.
  • Buettner C, Kroenke CH, Phillips RS, Davis RB, Eisenberg DM, Holmes MD.Correlates of use of different types of complementary and alternative medicine by breast cancer survivors in the nurses' health study.Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 Nov;100(2):219-27.
  • Nekhlyudov L, Kroenke CH, Jung I, Holmes MD, Colditz GA.Prospective changes in quality of life after ductal carcinoma-in-situ: results from the Nurses' Health Study.J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 20;24(18):2822-7.
  • Chen WY, Manson JE, Hankinson SE, Rosner B, Holmes MD, Willett WC, Colditz GA.Unopposed estrogen therapy and the risk of invasive breast cancer.Arch Intern Med. 2006 May 8;166(9):1027-32.
  • Kroenke CH, Kubzansky LD, Schernhammer ES, Holmes MD, Kawachi I.Social networks, social support, and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.J Clin Oncol. 2006 Mar 1;24(7):1105-11.
  • Fung TT, Hu FB, McCullough ML, Newby PK, Willett WC, Holmes MD.Diet quality is associated with the risk of estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer in postmenopausal women.J Nutr. 2006 Feb;136(2):466-72.
  • Kroenke CH, Fung TT, Hu FB, Holmes MD.Dietary patterns and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.J Clin Oncol. 2005 Dec 20;23(36):9295-303.
  • Meyerhardt JA, Heseltine D, Campos H, Holmes MD, Willett WC, Winer EP, Enzinger PC, Bunnell CA, Kulke MH, Fuchs CS.Assessment of a dietary questionnaire in cancer patients receiving cytotoxic chemotherapy.J Clin Oncol. 2005 Nov 20;23(33):8453-60.
  • Adebamowo CA, Hu FB, Cho E, Spiegelman D, Holmes MD, Willett WC.Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Breast Cancer.Ann Epidemiol. 2005 Nov;15(10):789-795.
  • Kroenke CH, Bennett GG, Fuchs C, Giovannucci E, Kawachi I, Schernhammer E, Holmes MD, Kubzansky LD.Depressive symptoms and prospective incidence of colorectal cancer in women.Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Nov 1;162(9):839-48.
  • Pinheiro SP, Holmes MD, Pollak MN, Barbieri RL, Hankinson SE.Racial differences in premenopausal endogenous hormones.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Sep;14(9):2147-53.
  • Holmes MD, Chen WY, Feskanich D, Kroenke CH, Colditz GA.Physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.JAMA. 2005 May 25;293(20):2479-86.
  • Fung TT, Hu FB, Holmes MD, Rosner BA, Hunter DJ, Colditz GA, Willett WC.Dietary patterns and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.Int J Cancer. 2005 Aug 10;116(1):116-21.
  • Adebamowo CA, Cho E, Sampson L, Katan MB, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Holmes MD.Dietary flavonols and flavonol-rich foods intake and the risk of breast cancer.Int J Cancer. 2005 Apr 20;114(4):628-33.
  • Chen WY, Hankinson SE, Schnitt SJ, Rosner BA, Holmes MD, Colditz GA.Association of hormone replacement therapy to estrogen and progesterone receptor status in invasive breast carcinoma.Cancer. 2004 Oct 1;101(7):1490-500.
  • Kroenke CH, Rosner B, Chen WY, Kawachi I, Colditz GA, Holmes MD.Functional impact of breast cancer by age at diagnosis.J Clin Oncol. 2004 May 15;22(10):1849-56.
  • Holmes MD, Liu S, Hankinson SE, Colditz GA, Hunter DJ, Willett WC.Dietary carbohydrates, fiber, and breast cancer risk.Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Apr 15;159(8):732-9.
  • Holmes MD, Kroenke CH.Beyond treatment: lifestyle choices after breast cancer to enhance quality of life and survival.Womens Health Issues. 2004 Jan-Feb;14(1):11-3.
  • Colditz GA, Rosner BA, Chen WY, Holmes MD, Hankinson SE.Risk factors for breast cancer according to estrogen and progesterone receptor status.J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Feb 4;96(3):218-28.
  • Zhang SM, Willett WC, Selhub J, Hunter DJ, Giovannucci EL, Holmes MD, Colditz GA, Hankinson SE.Plasma folate, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, homocysteine, and risk of breast cancer.J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003 Mar 5;95(5):373-80.
  • Holmes MD, Colditz GA, Hunter DJ, Hankinson SE, Rosner B, Speizer FE, Willett WC.Meat, fish and egg intake and risk of breast cancer.Int J Cancer. 2003 Mar 20;104(2):221-7.
  • Holmes MD, Pollak MN, Hankinson SE.Lifestyle correlates of plasma insulin-like growth factor I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 concentrations.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Sep;11(9):862-7.
  • Holmes MD, Pollak MN, Willett WC, Hankinson SE.Dietary correlates of plasma insulin-like growth factor I and insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 concentrations.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Sep;11(9):852-61.
  • Shin MH, Holmes MD, Hankinson SE, Wu K, Colditz GA, Willett WC.Intake of dairy products, calcium, and vitamin d and risk of breast cancer.J Natl Cancer Inst. 2002 Sep 4;94(17):1301-11.
  • Michael YL, Berkman LF, Colditz GA, Holmes MD, Kawachi I.Social networks and health-related quality of life in breast cancer survivors: a prospective study.J Psychosom Res. 2002 May;52(5):285-93.
  • Byrne C, Rockett H, Holmes MD.Dietary fat, fat subtypes, and breast cancer risk: lack of an association among postmenopausal women with no history of benign breast disease.Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Mar;11(3):261-5.
  • Egan KM, Stampfer MJ, Hunter D, Hankinson S, Rosner BA, Holmes M, Willett WC, Colditz GA,.Active and passive smoking in breast cancer: prospective results from the Nurses' Health Study.Epidemiology. 2002 Mar;13(2):138-45.
  • Willett W, Stampfer M, Chu NF, Spiegelman D, Holmes M, Rimm E.Assessment of questionnaire validity for measuring total fat intake using plasma lipid levels as criteria.Am J Epidemiol. 2001 Dec 15;154(12):1107-12.
  • Liu S, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Holmes MD, Hu FB, Hankinson SE, Willett WC.Dietary glycemic load assessed by food-frequency questionnaire in relation to plasma high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and fasting plasma triacylglycerols in postmenopausal women.Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Mar;73(3):560-6.
  • Michael YL, Kawachi I, Berkman LF, Holmes MD, Colditz GA.The persistent impact of breast carcinoma on functional health status: prospective evidence from the Nurses' Health Study.Cancer. 2000 Dec 1;89(11):2176-86.
  • Holmes MD, Spiegelman D, Willett WC, Manson JE, Hunter DJ, Barbieri RL, Colditz GA, Hankinson SE.Dietary fat intake and endogenous sex steroid hormone levels in postmenopausal women.J Clin Oncol. 2000 Nov 1;18(21):3668-76.
  • Laden F, Neas LM, Tolbert PE, Holmes MD, Hankinson SE, Spiegelman D, Speizer FE, Hunter DJ.Electric blanket use and breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study.Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Jul 1;152(1):41-9.
  • Holmes MD, Schisterman EF, Spiegelman D, Hunter DJ, Willett WC.Re: Meta-analysis: dietary fat intake, serum estrogen levels, and the risk of breast cancer.J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999 Sep 1;91(17):1511-2.
  • Holmes MD, Stampfer MJ, Colditz GA, Rosner B, Hunter DJ, Willett WC.Dietary factors and the survival of women with breast carcinoma.Cancer. 1999 Sep 1;86(5):826-35.
  • Holmes MD, Willett WC.Diet and breast carcinoma survival: An abundance of hope, a dearth of evidence: reply.Cancer. 1999 Sep 1;86(5):754-5.
  • Holmes MD, Hunter DJ, Colditz GA, Stampfer MJ, Hankinson SE, Speizer FE, Rosner B, Willett WC.Association of dietary intake of fat and fatty acids with risk of breast cancer.JAMA. 1999 Mar 10;281(10):914-20.
  • Holmes MD, Stampfer MJ, Wolf AM, Jones CP, Spiegelman D, Manson JE, Colditz GA.Can behavioral risk factors explain the difference in body mass index between African-American and European-American women?.Ethn Dis. 1998 Autumn;8(3):331-9.
  • Rich JA, Holmes MD, Hodges DM.Preferred sources of AIDS information, risk perceptions, and risk behaviors among inner-city community college students.J Natl Med Assoc. 1996 Feb;88(2):87-93.
  • Katz ME, Holmes MD, Power KL, Wise PH.Mortality rates among 15- to 44-year-old women in Boston: looking beyond reproductive status.Am J Public Health. 1995 Aug;85(8 Pt 1):1135-8.
  • Holmes MD, Willett WC.Can breast cancer be prevented by dietary and lifestyle changes?.Ann Med. 1995 Aug;27(4):429-30.
  • Holmes MD, Philip MJ, Schwab WA.Cochlear implants.N Engl J Med. 1993 Jun 17;328(24):1786-7; author reply 1787.
  • Holmes MD, Safyer SM, Bickell NA, Vermund SH, Hanff PA, Phillips RS.Chlamydial cervical infection in jailed women.Am J Public Health. 1993 Apr;83(4):551-5.
  • Rosenberg MJ, Phillips RS, Holmes MD.Vaginal douching. Who and why?.J Reprod Med. 1991 Oct;36(10):753-8.
  • Holmes MD, Hodges D, Rich J.Racial inequalities in the use of procedures for ischemic heart disease.JAMA. 1989 Jun 9;261(22):3242-3.