University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Paige M. Bracci, PhD, MPH

Paige M. Bracci, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Cancer Immunology | Cancer Genetics

Education

University of Vermont, Burlington, B.A., 1979-1983, Mathematics and Zoology
Boston University, Boston, M.P.H., 1985-1987, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
University of Toronto, Toronto, M.S., 1989-1991, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 2004-2007, Epidemiology


Professional Experience

  • 1984-1987
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA; Research Tech., Neuroanatomy
  • 1987-1988
    Boston Dept of Health and Hospitals, Boston, MA; Data Analyst, AIDS Epidemiology
  • 1988-1989
    State Laboratory Institute, Boston, MA; Laboratory Study Manager, AIDS
  • 1989
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Teaching Assistant, Biostatistics
  • 1989-1991
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; Statistical consultant, Nutrition
  • 1992
    Health Outcomes Group, Palo Alto, CA; Statistical consultant
  • 1992-1995
    Stanford University Stroke Center, Stanford, CA; Scientific Programmer Analyst, Neurology
  • 1995-2000
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Sr. Statistician, Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2000-2008
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Specialist, Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2008-present
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Asst. Prof., Cancer Epidemiology
  • 2009-present
    University of California San Francisco; Joan Rombauer Endowed Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • 2010
    Lymphoma Foundation of America Young Scientist Award

Selected Publications

  1. Yakovleva A, Plieskatt JL, Jensen S, Humeida R, Lang J, Li G, Bracci P, Silver S, Bethony JM. Fit for genomic and proteomic purposes: Sampling the fitness of nucleic acid and protein derivatives from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0181756.
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  2. Haycock PC, Burgess S, Nounu A, Zheng J, Okoli GN, Bowden J, Wade KH, Timpson NJ, Evans DM, Willeit P, Aviv A, Gaunt TR, Hemani G, Mangino M, Ellis HP, Kurian KM, Pooley KA, Eeles RA, Lee JE, Fang S, Chen WV, Law MH, Bowdler LM, Iles MM, Yang Q, Worrall BB, Markus HS, Hung RJ, Amos CI, Spurdle AB, Thompson DJ, O'Mara TA, Wolpin B, Amundadottir L, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Trichopoulou A, Onland-Moret NC, Lund E, Duell EJ, Canzian F, Severi G, Overvad K, Gunter MJ, Tumino R, Svenson U, van Rij A, Baas AF, Bown MJ, Samani NJ, van t'Hof FNG, Tromp G, Jones GT, Kuivaniemi H, Elmore JR, Johansson M, Mckay J, Scelo G, Carreras-Torres R, Gaborieau V, Brennan P, Bracci PM, Neale RE, Olson SH, Gallinger S, Li D, Petersen GM, Risch HA, Klein AP, Han J, Abnet CC, Freedman ND, Taylor PR, Maris JM, Aben KK, Kiemeney LA, Vermeulen SH, Wiencke JK, Walsh KM, Wrensch M, Rice T, Turnbull C, Litchfield K, Paternoster L, Standl M, Abecasis GR, SanGiovanni JP, Li Y, Mijatovic V, Sapkota Y, Low SK, Zondervan KT, Montgomery GW, Nyholt DR, van Heel DA, Hunt K, Arking DE, Ashar FN, Sotoodehnia N, Woo D, Rosand J, Comeau ME, Brown WM, Silverman EK, Hokanson JE, Cho MH, Hui J, Ferreira MA, Thompson PJ, Morrison AC, Felix JF, Smith NL, Christiano AM, Petukhova L, Betz RC, Fan X, Zhang X, Zhu C, Langefeld CD, Thompson SD, Wang F, Lin X, Schwartz DA, Fingerlin T, Rotter JI, Cotch MF, Jensen RA, Munz M, Dommisch H, Schaefer AS, Han F, Ollila HM, Hillary RP, Albagha O, Ralston SH, Zeng C, Zheng W, Shu XO, Reis A, Uebe S, Hüffmeier U, Kawamura Y, Otowa T, Sasaki T, Hibberd ML, Davila S, Xie G, Siminovitch K, Bei JX, Zeng YX, Försti A, Chen B, Landi S, Franke A, Fischer A, Ellinghaus D, Flores C, Noth I, Ma SF, Foo JN, Liu J, Kim JW, Cox DG, Delattre O, Mirabeau O, Skibola CF, Tang CS, Garcia-Barcelo M, Chang KP, Su WH, Chang YS, Martin NG, Gordon S, Wade TD, Lee C, Kubo M, Cha PC, Nakamura Y, Levy D, Kimura M, Hwang SJ, Hunt S, Spector T, Soranzo N, Manichaikul AW, Barr RG, Kahali B, Speliotes E, Yerges-Armstrong LM, Cheng CY, Jonas JB, Wong TY, Fogh I, Lin K, Powell JF, Rice K, Relton CL, Martin RM, Davey Smith G. Association Between Telomere Length and Risk of Cancer and Non-Neoplastic Diseases: A Mendelian Randomization Study. JAMA Oncol. 2017 May 01; 3(5):636-651.
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  3. Pekmezci M, Rice T, Molinaro AM, Walsh KM, Decker PA, Hansen H, Sicotte H, Kollmeyer TM, McCoy LS, Sarkar G, Perry A, Giannini C, Tihan T, Berger MS, Wiemels JL, Bracci PM, Eckel-Passow JE, Lachance DH, Clarke J, Taylor JW, Luks T, Wiencke JK, Jenkins RB, Wrensch MR. Adult infiltrating gliomas with WHO 2016 integrated diagnosis: additional prognostic roles of ATRX and TERT. Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Jun; 133(6):1001-1016.
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  4. Law PJ, Berndt SI, Speedy HE, Camp NJ, Sava GP, Skibola CF, Holroyd A, Joseph V, Sunter NJ, Nieters A, Bea S, Monnereau A, Martin-Garcia D, Goldin LR, Clot G, Teras LR, Quintela I, Birmann BM, Jayne S, Cozen W, Majid A, Smedby KE, Lan Q, Dearden C, Brooks-Wilson AR, Hall AG, Purdue MP, Mainou-Fowler T, Vajdic CM, Jackson GH, Cocco P, Marr H, Zhang Y, Zheng T, Giles GG, Lawrence C, Call TG, Liebow M, Melbye M, Glimelius B, Mansouri L, Glenn M, Curtin K, Diver WR, Link BK, Conde L, Bracci PM, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Tinker LF, Benavente Y, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Maynadie M, McKay J, Albanes D, Weinstein S, Wang Z, Caporaso NE, Morton LM, Severson RK, Riboli E, Vineis P, Vermeulen RC, Southey MC, Milne RL, Clavel J, Topka S, Spinelli JJ, Kraft P, Ennas MG, Summerfield G, Ferri GM, Harris RJ, Miligi L, Pettitt AR, North KE, Allsup DJ, Fraumeni JF, Bailey JR, Offit K, Pratt G, Hjalgrim H, Pepper C, Chanock SJ, Fegan C, Rosenquist R, de Sanjose S, Carracedo A, Dyer MJ, Catovsky D, Campo E, Cerhan JR, Allan JM, Rothman N, Houlston R, Slager S. Genome-wide association analysis implicates dysregulation of immunity genes in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Nat Commun. 2017 Feb 06; 8:14175.
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  5. Pelucchi C, Rosato V, Bracci PM, Li D, Neale RE, Lucenteforte E, Serraino D, Anderson KE, Fontham E, Holly EA, Hassan MM, Polesel J, Bosetti C, Strayer L, Su J, Boffetta P, Duell EJ, La Vecchia C. Dietary acrylamide and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4). Ann Oncol. 2017 Feb 01; 28(2):408-414.
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  6. Cope FO, Abbruzzese B, Sanders J, Metz W, Sturms K, Ralph D, Blue M, Zhang J, Bracci P, Bshara W, Behr S, Maurer T, Williams K, Walker J, Beverly A, Blay B, Damughatla A, Larsen M, Mountain C, Neylon E, Parcel K, Raghuraman K, Ricks K, Rose L, Sivakumar A, Streck N, Wang B, Wasco C, Williams A, Schlesinger LS, Azad A, Rajaram MVS, Jarjour W, Young N, Rosol T, McGrath M. Corrigendum to the inextricable axis of targeted diagnostic imaging and therapy: An immunological natural history approach [Nucl Med Biol 43 (2016) 215-225]. Nucl Med Biol. 2016 Dec; 43(12):837.
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  7. Lujan-Barroso L, Zhang W, Olson SH, Gao YT, Yu H, Baghurst PA, Bracci PM, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Foretová L, Gallinger S, Holcatova I, Janout V, Ji BT, Kurtz RC, La Vecchia C, Lagiou P, Li D, Miller AB, Serraino D, Zatonski W, Risch HA, Duell EJ. Menstrual and Reproductive Factors, Hormone Use, and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer: Analysis From the International Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4). Pancreas. 2016 Nov; 45(10):1401-1410.
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  8. Zhang M, Wang Z, Obazee O, Jia J, Childs EJ, Hoskins J, Figlioli G, Mocci E, Collins I, Chung CC, Hautman C, Arslan AA, Beane-Freeman L, Bracci PM, Buring J, Duell EJ, Gallinger S, Giles GG, Goodman GE, Goodman PJ, Kamineni A, Kolonel LN, Kulke MH, Malats N, Olson SH, Sesso HD, Visvanathan K, White E, Zheng W, Abnet CC, Albanes D, Andreotti G, Brais L, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Basso D, Berndt SI, Boutron-Ruault MC, Bijlsma MF, Brenner H, Burdette L, Campa D, Caporaso NE, Capurso G, Cavestro GM, Cotterchio M, Costello E, Elena J, Boggi U, Gaziano JM, Gazouli M, Giovannucci EL, Goggins M, Gross M, Haiman CA, Hassan M, Helzlsouer KJ, Hu N, Hunter DJ, Iskierka-Jazdzewska E, Jenab M, Kaaks R, Key TJ, Khaw KT, Klein EA, Kogevinas M, Krogh V, Kupcinskas J, Kurtz RC, Landi MT, Landi S, Le Marchand L, Mambrini A, Mannisto S, Milne RL, Neale RE, Oberg AL, Panico S, Patel AV, Peeters PH, Peters U, Pezzilli R, Porta M, Purdue M, Quiros JR, Riboli E, Rothman N, Scarpa A, Scelo G, Shu XO, Silverman DT, Soucek P, Strobel O, Sund M, Malecka-Panas E, Taylor PR, Tavano F, Travis RC, Thornquist M, Tjønneland A, Tobias GS, Trichopoulos D, Vashist Y, Vodicka P, Wactawski-Wende J, Wentzensen N, Yu H, Yu K, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Kooperberg C, Risch HA, Jacobs EJ, Li D, Fuchs C, Hoover R, Hartge P, Chanock SJ, Petersen GM, Stolzenberg-Solomon RS, Wolpin BM, Kraft P, Klein AP, Canzian F, Amundadottir LT. Three new pancreatic cancer susceptibility signals identified on chromosomes 1q32.1, 5p15.33 and 8q24.21. Oncotarget. 2016 Oct 11; 7(41):66328-66343.
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  9. Lamers SL, Rose R, Maidji E, Agsalda-Garcia M, Nolan DJ, Fogel GB, Salemi M, Garcia DL, Bracci P, Yong W, Commins D, Said J, Khanlou N, Hinkin CH, Sueiras MV, Mathisen G, Donovan S, Shiramizu B, Stoddart CA, McGrath MS, Singer EJ. HIV DNA Is Frequently Present within Pathologic Tissues Evaluated at Autopsy from Combined Antiretroviral Therapy-Treated Patients with Undetectable Viral Loads. J Virol. 2016 Oct 15; 90(20):8968-83.
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  10. Riby J, Mobley J, Zhang J, Bracci PM, Skibola CF. Serum protein profiling in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2016 Nov; 10(11):1113-1121.
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  11. Machiela MJ, Zhou W, Karlins E, Sampson JN, Freedman ND, Yang Q, Hicks B, Dagnall C, Hautman C, Jacobs KB, Abnet CC, Aldrich MC, Amos C, Amundadottir LT, Arslan AA, Beane-Freeman LE, Berndt SI, Black A, Blot WJ, Bock CH, Bracci PM, Brinton LA, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Burdett L, Buring JE, Butler MA, Canzian F, Carreón T, Chaffee KG, Chang IS, Chatterjee N, Chen C, Chen C, Chen K, Chung CC, Cook LS, Crous Bou M, Cullen M, Davis FG, De Vivo I, Ding T, Doherty J, Duell EJ, Epstein CG, Fan JH, Figueroa JD, Fraumeni JF, Friedenreich CM, Fuchs CS, Gallinger S, Gao YT, Gapstur SM, Garcia-Closas M, Gaudet MM, Gaziano JM, Giles GG, Gillanders EM, Giovannucci EL, Goldin L, Goldstein AM, Haiman CA, Hallmans G, Hankinson SE, Harris CC, Henriksson R, Holly EA, Hong YC, Hoover RN, Hsiung CA, Hu N, Hu W, Hunter DJ, Hutchinson A, Jenab M, Johansen C, Khaw KT, Kim HN, Kim YH, Kim YT, Klein AP, Klein R, Koh WP, Kolonel LN, Kooperberg C, Kraft P, Krogh V, Kurtz RC, LaCroix A, Lan Q, Landi MT, Marchand LL, Li D, Liang X, Liao LM, Lin D, Liu J, Lissowska J, Lu L, Magliocco AM, Malats N, Matsuo K, McNeill LH, McWilliams RR, Melin BS, Mirabello L, Moore L, Olson SH, Orlow I, Park JY, Patiño-Garcia A, Peplonska B, Peters U, Petersen GM, Pooler L, Prescott J, Prokunina-Olsson L, Purdue MP, Qiao YL, Rajaraman P, Real FX, Riboli E, Risch HA, Rodriguez-Santiago B, Ruder AM, Savage SA, Schumacher F, Schwartz AG, Schwartz KL, Seow A, Wendy Setiawan V, Severi G, Shen H, Sheng X, Shin MH, Shu XO, Silverman DT, Spitz MR, Stevens VL, Stolzenberg-Solomon R, Stram D, Tang ZZ, Taylor PR, Teras LR, Tobias GS, Van Den Berg D, Visvanathan K, Wacholder S, Wang JC, Wang Z, Wentzensen N, Wheeler W, White E, Wiencke JK, Wolpin BM, Wong MP, Wu C, Wu T, Wu X, Wu YL, Wunder JS, Xia L, Yang HP, Yang PC, Yu K, Zanetti KA, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Zheng W, Zhou B, Ziegler RG, Perez-Jurado LA, Caporaso NE, Rothman N, Tucker M, Dean MC, Yeager M, Chanock SJ. Female chromosome X mosaicism is age-related and preferentially affects the inactivated X chromosome. Nat Commun. 2016 Jun 13; 7:11843.
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  12. Ojha J, Codd V, Nelson CP, Samani NJ, Smirnov IV, Madsen NR, Hansen HM, de Smith AJ, Bracci PM, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR, Wiemels JL, Walsh KM. Genetic Variation Associated with Longer Telomere Length Increases Risk of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Jul; 25(7):1043-9.
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  13. Berndt SI, Camp NJ, Skibola CF, Vijai J, Wang Z, Gu J, Nieters A, Kelly RS, Smedby KE, Monnereau A, Cozen W, Cox A, Wang SS, Lan Q, Teras LR, Machado M, Yeager M, Brooks-Wilson AR, Hartge P, Purdue MP, Birmann BM, Vajdic CM, Cocco P, Zhang Y, Giles GG, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lawrence C, Montalvan R, Burdett L, Hutchinson A, Ye Y, Call TG, Shanafelt TD, Novak AJ, Kay NE, Liebow M, Cunningham JM, Allmer C, Hjalgrim H, Adami HO, Melbye M, Glimelius B, Chang ET, Glenn M, Curtin K, Cannon-Albright LA, Diver WR, Link BK, Weiner GJ, Conde L, Bracci PM, Riby J, Arnett DK, Zhi D, Leach JM, Holly EA, Jackson RD, Tinker LF, Benavente Y, Sala N, Casabonne D, Becker N, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Foretova L, Maynadie M, McKay J, Staines A, Chaffee KG, Achenbach SJ, Vachon CM, Goldin LR, Strom SS, Leis JF, Weinberg JB, Caporaso NE, Norman AD, De Roos AJ, Morton LM, Severson RK, Riboli E, Vineis P, Kaaks R, Masala G, Weiderpass E, Chirlaque MD, Vermeulen RC, Travis RC, Southey MC, Milne RL, Albanes D, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Clavel J, Zheng T, Holford TR, Villano DJ, Maria A, Spinelli JJ, Gascoyne RD, Connors JM, Bertrand KA, Giovannucci E, Kraft P, Kricker A, Turner J, Ennas MG, Ferri GM, Miligi L, Liang L, Ma B, Huang J, Crouch S, Park JH, Chatterjee N, North KE, Snowden JA, Wright J, Fraumeni JF, Offit K, Wu X, de Sanjose S, Cerhan JR, Chanock SJ, Rothman N, Slager SL. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies discovers multiple loci for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Nat Commun. 2016 Mar 09; 7:10933.
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  14. Machiela MJ, Lan Q, Slager SL, Vermeulen RC, Teras LR, Camp NJ, Cerhan JR, Spinelli JJ, Wang SS, Nieters A, Vijai J, Yeager M, Wang Z, Ghesquières H, McKay J, Conde L, de Bakker PI, Cox DG, Burdett L, Monnereau A, Flowers CR, De Roos AJ, Brooks-Wilson AR, Giles GG, Melbye M, Gu J, Jackson RD, Kane E, Purdue MP, Vajdic CM, Albanes D, Kelly RS, Zucca M, Bertrand KA, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lawrence C, Hutchinson A, Zhi D, Habermann TM, Link BK, Novak AJ, Dogan A, Asmann YW, Liebow M, Thompson CA, Ansell SM, Witzig TE, Tilly H, Haioun C, Molina TJ, Hjalgrim H, Glimelius B, Adami HO, Roos G, Bracci PM, Riby J, Smith MT, Holly EA, Cozen W, Hartge P, Morton LM, Severson RK, Tinker LF, North KE, Becker N, Benavente Y, Boffetta P, Brennan P, Foretova L, Maynadie M, Staines A, Lightfoot T, Crouch S, Smith A, Roman E, Diver WR, Offit K, Zelenetz A, Klein RJ, Villano DJ, Zheng T, Zhang Y, Holford TR, Turner J, Southey MC, Clavel J, Virtamo J, Weinstein S, Riboli E, Vineis P, Kaaks R, Boeing H, Tjønneland A, Angelucci E, Di Lollo S, Rais M, De Vivo I, Giovannucci E, Kraft P, Huang J, Ma B, Ye Y, Chiu BC, Liang L, Park JH, Chung CC, Weisenburger DD, Fraumeni JF, Salles G, Glenn M, Cannon-Albright L, Curtin K, Wu X, Smedby KE, de Sanjose S, Skibola CF, Berndt SI, Birmann BM, Chanock SJ, Rothman N. Genetically predicted longer telomere length is associated with increased risk of B-cell lymphoma subtypes. Hum Mol Genet. 2016 Apr 15; 25(8):1663-76.
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  15. McWilliams RR, Maisonneuve P, Bamlet WR, Petersen GM, Li D, Risch HA, Yu H, Fontham ET, Luckett B, Bosetti C, Negri E, La Vecchia C, Talamini R, Bueno de Mesquita HB, Bracci P, Gallinger S, Neale RE, Lowenfels AB. Risk Factors for Early-Onset and Very-Early-Onset Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4) Analysis. Pancreas. 2016 Feb; 45(2):311-6.
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  16. Zhang J, Medina-Cleghorn D, Bernal-Mizrachi L, Bracci PM, Hubbard A, Conde L, Riby J, Nomura DK, Skibola CF. The potential relevance of the endocannabinoid, 2-arachidonoylglycerol, in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Oncoscience. 2016; 3(1):31-41.
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  17. Walsh KM, Codd V, Rice T, Nelson CP, Smirnov IV, McCoy LS, Hansen HM, Elhauge E, Ojha J, Francis SS, Madsen NR, Bracci PM, Pico AR, Molinaro AM, Tihan T, Berger MS, Chang SM, Prados MD, Jenkins RB, Wiemels JL, Samani NJ, Wiencke JK, Wrensch MR. Longer genotypically-estimated leukocyte telomere length is associated with increased adult glioma risk. Oncotarget. 2015 Dec 15; 6(40):42468-77.
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  18. Ziv E, Dean E, Hu D, Martino A, Serie D, Curtin K, Campa D, Aftab B, Bracci P, Buda G, Zhao Y, Caswell-Jin J, Diasio R, Dumontet C, Dudzinski M, Fejerman L, Greenberg A, Huntsman S, Jamroziak K, Jurczyszyn A, Kumar S, Atanackovic D, Glenn M, Cannon-Albright LA, Jones B, Lee A, Marques H, Martin T, Martinez-Lopez J, Rajkumar V, Sainz J, Juul Vangsted A, Watek M, Wolf J, Slager S, Camp NJ, Canzian F, Vachon C. Corrigendum: Genome-wide association study identifies variants at 16p13 associated with survival in multiple myeloma patients. Nat Commun. 2015 Dec 09; 6:10203.
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  19. Cope FO, Abbruzzese B, Sanders J, Metz W, Sturms K, Ralph D, Blue M, Zhang J, Bracci P, Bshara W, Behr S, Maurer T, Williams K, Walker J, Beverly A, Blay B, Damughatla A, Larsen M, Mountain C, Neylon E, Parcel K, Raghuraman K, Ricks K, Rose L, Sivakumar A, Streck N, Wang B, Wasco C, Williams A, McGrath M. The inextricable axis of targeted diagnostic imaging and therapy: An immunological natural history approach. Nucl Med Biol. 2016 Mar; 43(3):215-25.
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  20. Waterhouse M, Risch HA, Bosetti C, Anderson KE, Petersen GM, Bamlet WR, Cotterchio M, Cleary SP, Ibiebele TI, La Vecchia C, Skinner HG, Strayer L, Bracci PM, Maisonneuve P, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Zatonski W, Lu L, Yu H, Janik-Koncewicz K, Polesel J, Serraino D, Neale RE. Vitamin D and pancreatic cancer: a pooled analysis from the Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium. Ann Oncol. 2016 Jan; 27(1):208.
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