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Alicia C. Beeghly-Fadiel, Ph.D., MPH, MPhil

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone

615-936-3512

Email

alicia.beeghly@vumc.org
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Avenue, 838-A
Nashville, TN 37203

Alicia C. Beeghly-Fadiel, Ph.D., MPH, MPhil

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

615-936-3512

alicia.beeghly@vumc.org

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Avenue, 838-A
Nashville, TN 37203

Profile

Education

Research Emphasis

genetic and molecular epidemiology of women's cancers

Research Description

Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel's research interest is on the environmental, molecular, and genetic determinants of susceptibility and survivorship for women's cancers. This focus stems from an undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in biology and graduate work at Yale University in cancer epidemiology. Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel came to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2006 for postdoctoral training, and joined the faculty in 2009 as a Research Instructor. With a research project to evaluate genetic variants related to breast cancer survival, Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel became a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (BIRCWH) Faculty Scholar in 2010, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2011.

Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel is currently funded by a Department of Defense Pilot Award to evaluate associations between genetic variants relevant to chemotherapeutic response and ovarian cancer survival. This will also provide a resource for additional research, by building a cohort of ovarian cancer cases from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with linked electronic medical records, tumor registry data, and genetic information available. Her passion to reduce the burden of ovarian cancer led Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel to co-found VOCAL, the Vanderbilt Ovarian Cancer Alliance. VOCAL's mission is to increase awareness and advance translational research for the diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. In addition to ovarian cancer, Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel also conducts research on the genetic and molecular epidemiology of breast and endometrial cancer, and is interested in harnessing electronic medical records (EMR) for research on cancer susceptibility and survival.

In total, Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel has authored more than 50 papers, including 13 first author and 6 senior author publications. She has presented her research at numerous national meetings, and is actively committed to mentoring students and trainees in cancer epidemiology. In addition to her research, Dr. Beeghly-Fadiel teaches Introduction to Scientific Writing for the doctoral program in Epidemiology. She is also the proud mother of two amazing little girls.

Publications

  • Phelan CM, Kuchenbaecker KB, Tyrer JP, Kar SP, Lawrenson K, Winham SJ, Dennis J, Pirie A, Riggan MJ, Chornokur G, Earp MA, Lyra PC, Lee JM, Coetzee S, Beesley J, McGuffog L, Soucy P, Dicks E, Lee A, Barrowdale D, Lecarpentier J, Leslie G, Aalfs CM, Aben KKH, Adams M, Adlard J, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Antonenkova N, , Aravantinos G, Arnold N, Arun BK, Arver B, Azzollini J, Balmaña J, Banerjee SN, Barjhoux L, Barkardottir RB, Bean Y, Beckmann MW, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Bermisheva M, Bernardini MQ, Birrer MJ, Bjorge L, Black A, Blankstein K, Blok MJ, Bodelon C, Bogdanova N, Bojesen A, Bonanni B, Borg Å, Bradbury AR, Brenton JD, Brewer C, Brinton L, Broberg P, Brooks-Wilson A, Bruinsma F, Brunet J, Buecher B, Butzow R, Buys SS, Caldes T, Caligo MA, Campbell I, Cannioto R, Carney ME, Cescon T, Chan SB, Chang-Claude J, Chanock S, Chen XQ, Chiew YE, Chiquette J, Chung WK, Claes KBM, Conner T, Cook LS, Cook J, Cramer DW, Cunningham JM, D'Aloisio AA, Daly MB, Damiola F, Damirovna SD, Dansonka-Mieszkowska A, Dao F, Davidson R, DeFazio A, Delnatte C, Doheny KF, Diez O, Ding YC, Doherty JA, Domchek SM, Dorfling CM, Dörk T, Dossus L, Duran M, Dürst M, Dworniczak B, Eccles D, Edwards T, Eeles R, Eilber U, Ejlertsen B, Ekici AB, Ellis S, Elvira M, , Eng KH, Engel C, Evans DG, Fasching PA, Ferguson S, Ferrer SF, Flanagan JM, Fogarty ZC, Fortner RT, Fostira F, Foulkes WD, Fountzilas G, Fridley BL, Friebel TM, Friedman E, Frost D, Ganz PA, Garber J, García MJ, Garcia-Barberan V, Gehrig A, , Gentry-Maharaj A, Gerdes AM, Giles GG, Glasspool R, Glendon G, Godwin AK, Goldgar DE, Goranova T, Gore M, Greene MH, Gronwald J, Gruber S, Hahnen E, Haiman CA, Håkansson N, Hamann U, Hansen TVO, Harrington PA, Harris HR, Hauke J, , Hein A, Henderson A, Hildebrandt MAT, Hillemanns P, Hodgson S, Høgdall CK, Høgdall E, Hogervorst FBL, Holland H, Hooning MJ, Hosking K, Huang RY, Hulick PJ, Hung J, Hunter DJ, Huntsman DG, Huzarski T, Imyanitov EN, Isaacs C, Iversen ES, Izatt L, Izquierdo A, Jakubowska A, James P, Janavicius R, Jernetz M, Jensen A, Jensen UB, John EM, Johnatty S, Jones ME, Kannisto P, Karlan BY, Karnezis A, Kast K, , Kennedy CJ, Khusnutdinova E, Kiemeney LA, Kiiski JI, Kim SW, Kjaer SK, Köbel M, Kopperud RK, Kruse TA, Kupryjanczyk J, Kwong A, Laitman Y, Lambrechts D, Larrañaga N, Larson MC, Lazaro C, Le ND, Le Marchand L, Lee JW, Lele SB, Leminen A, Leroux D, Lester J, Lesueur F, Levine DA, Liang D, Liebrich C, Lilyquist J, Lipworth L, Lissowska J, Lu KH, Lubinnski J, Luccarini C, Lundvall L, Mai PL, Mendoza-Fandiño G, Manoukian S, Massuger LFAG, May T, Mazoyer S, McAlpine JN, McGuire V, McLaughlin JR, McNeish I, Meijers-Heijboer H, Meindl A, Menon U, Mensenkamp AR, Merritt MA, Milne RL, Mitchell G, Modugno F, Moes-Sosnowska J, Moffitt M, Montagna M, Moysich KB, Mulligan AM, Musinsky J, Nathanson KL, Nedergaard L, Ness RB, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Niederacher D, Nussbaum RL, Odunsi K, Olah E, Olopade OI, Olsson H, Olswold C, O'Malley DM, Ong KR, Onland-Moret NC, , Orr N, Orsulic S, Osorio A, Palli D, Papi L, Park-Simon TW, Paul J, Pearce CL, Pedersen IS, Peeters PHM, Peissel B, Peixoto A, Pejovic T, Pelttari LM, Permuth JB, Peterlongo P, Pezzani L, Pfeiler G, Phillips KA, Piedmonte M, Pike MC, Piskorz AM, Poblete SR, Pocza T, Poole EM, Poppe B, Porteous ME, Prieur F, Prokofyeva D, Pugh E, Pujana MA, Pujol P, Radice P, Rantala J, Rappaport-Fuerhauser C, Rennert G, Rhiem K, Rice P, Richardson A, Robson M, Rodriguez GC, Rodríguez-Antona C, Romm J, Rookus MA, Rossing MA, Rothstein JH, Rudolph A, Runnebaum IB, Salvesen HB, Sandler DP, Schoemaker MJ, Senter L, Setiawan VW, Severi G, Sharma P, Shelford T, Siddiqui N, Side LE, Sieh W, Singer CF, Sobol H, Song H, Southey MC, Spurdle AB, Stadler Z, Steinemann D, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, Sucheston-Campbell LE, Sukiennicki G, Sutphen R, Sutter C, Swerdlow AJ, Szabo CI, Szafron L, Tan YY, Taylor JA, Tea MK, Teixeira MR, Teo SH, Terry KL, Thompson PJ, Thomsen LCV, Thull DL, Tihomirova L, Tinker AV, Tischkowitz M, Tognazzo S, Toland AE, Tone A, Trabert B, Travis RC, Trichopoulou A, Tung N, Tworoger SS, van Altena AM, Van Den Berg D, van der Hout AH, van der Luijt RB, Van Heetvelde M, Van Nieuwenhuysen E, van Rensburg EJ, Vanderstichele A, Varon-Mateeva R, Vega A, Edwards DV, Vergote I, Vierkant RA, Vijai J, Vratimos A, Walker L, Walsh C, Wand D, Wang-Gohrke S, Wappenschmidt B, Webb PM, Weinberg CR, Weitzel JN, Wentzensen N, Whittemore AS, Wijnen JT, Wilkens LR, Wolk A, Woo M, Wu X, Wu AH, Yang H, Yannoukakos D, Ziogas A, Zorn KK, Narod SA, Easton DF, Amos CI, Schildkraut JM, Ramus SJ, Ottini L, Goodman MT, Park SK, Kelemen LE, Risch HA, Thomassen M, Offit K, Simard J, Schmutzler RK, Hazelett D, Monteiro AN, Couch FJ, Berchuck A, Chenevix-Trench G, Goode EL, Sellers TA, Gayther SA, Antoniou AC, Pharoah PDP. Identification of 12 new susceptibility loci for different histotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer. Nat. Genet [print-electronic]. 2017 May; 49(5): 680-91. PMID: 28346442, PMCID: PMC5612337, PII: ng.3826, DOI: 10.1038/ng.3826, ISSN: 1546-1718.
  • Dixon SC, Nagle CM, Wentzensen N, Trabert B, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Schildkraut JM, Moysich KB, deFazio A, , Risch HA, Rossing MA, Doherty JA, Wicklund KG, Goodman MT, Modugno F, Ness RB, Edwards RP, Jensen A, Kjær SK, Høgdall E, Berchuck A, Cramer DW, Terry KL, Poole EM, Bandera EV, Paddock LE, Anton-Culver H, Ziogas A, Menon U, Gayther SA, Ramus SJ, Gentry-Maharaj A, Pearce CL, Wu AH, Pike MC, Webb PM. Use of common analgesic medications and ovarian cancer survival: results from a pooled analysis in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Br. J. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2017 Apr 4/25/2017; 116(9): 1223-8. PMID: 28350790, PMCID: PMC5418444, PII: bjc201768, DOI: 10.1038/bjc.2017.68, ISSN: 1532-1827.
  • Cozzi GD, Levinson RT, Toole H, Snyder MR, Deng A, Crispens MA, Khabele D, Beeghly-Fadiel A. Blood type, ABO genetic variants, and ovarian cancer survival. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12(4): e0175119. PMID: 28448592, PMCID: PMC5407760, PII: PONE-D-16-46204, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175119, ISSN: 1932-6203.
  • Beeghly-Fadiel A, Luu HN, Du L, Shi C, McGavic DP, Parikh AA, Raskin L. Early onset pancreatic malignancies: Clinical characteristics and survival associations. Int. J. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2016 Nov 11/15/2016; 139(10): 2169-77. PMID: 27416564, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.30273, ISSN: 1097-0215.
  • Cozzi GD, Samuel JM, Fromal JT, Keene S, Crispens MA, Khabele D, Beeghly-Fadiel A. Thresholds and timing of pre-operative thrombocytosis and ovarian cancer survival: analysis of laboratory measures from electronic medical records. BMC Cancer. 2016 Aug 8/8/2016; 16: 612. PMID: 27502272, PMCID: PMC4977858, PII: 10.1186/s12885-016-2660-z, DOI: 10.1186/s12885-016-2660-z, ISSN: 1471-2407.
  • Huang Z, Zheng Y, Wen W, Wu C, Bao P, Wang C, Zhong W, Gao YT, Jin F, Xiang YB, Shu XO, Beeghly-Fadiel A. Incidence and mortality of gynaecological cancers: Secular trends in urban Shanghai, China over 40 years. Eur. J. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 63: 1-10. PMID: 27254837, PMCID: PMC4942399, PII: S0959-8049(16)32114-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejca.2016.04.016, ISSN: 1879-0852.
  • Guo Y, Warren Andersen S, Shu XO, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Garcia-Closas M, Milne RL, Schmidt MK, Chang-Claude J, Dunning A, Bojesen SE, Ahsan H, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Beckmann MW, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Bogdanova NV, Bonanni B, Børresen-Dale AL, Brand J, Brauch H, Brenner H, Brüning T, Burwinkel B, Casey G, Chenevix-Trench G, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Devilee P, Dörk T, Dumont M, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flesch-Janys D, Fletcher O, Flyger H, Fostira F, Gammon M, Giles GG, Guénel P, Haiman CA, Hamann U, Hooning MJ, Hopper JL, Jakubowska A, Jasmine F, Jenkins M, John EM, Johnson N, Jones ME, Kabisch M, Kibriya M, Knight JA, Koppert LB, Kosma VM, Kristensen V, Le Marchand L, Lee E, Li J, Lindblom A, Luben R, Lubinski J, Malone KE, Mannermaa A, Margolin S, Marme F, McLean C, Meijers-Heijboer H, Meindl A, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Neven P, Olson JE, Perez JI, Perkins B, Peterlongo P, Phillips KA, Pylkäs K, Rudolph A, Santella R, Sawyer EJ, Schmutzler RK, Seynaeve C, Shah M, Shrubsole MJ, Southey MC, Swerdlow AJ, Toland AE, Tomlinson I, Torres D, Truong T, Ursin G, Van Der Luijt RB, Verhoef S, Whittemore AS, Winqvist R, Zhao H, Zhao S, Hall P, Simard J, Kraft P, Pharoah P, Hunter D, Easton DF, Zheng W. Genetically Predicted Body Mass Index and Breast Cancer Risk: Mendelian Randomization Analyses of Data from 145,000 Women of European Descent. PLoS Med. 2016 Aug; 13(8): e1002105. PMID: 27551723, PMCID: PMC4995025, PII: PMEDICINE-D-15-03646, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002105, ISSN: 1549-1676.
  • Zeng C, Guo X, Long J, Kuchenbaecker KB, Droit A, Michailidou K, Ghoussaini M, Kar S, Freeman A, Hopper JL, Milne RL, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Agata S, Ahmed S, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Antonenkova NN, Arason A, Arndt V, Arun BK, Arver B, Bacot F, Barrowdale D, Baynes C, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Bermisheva M, Blomqvist C, Blot WJ, Bogdanova NV, Bojesen SE, Bonanni B, Borresen-Dale AL, Brand JS, Brauch H, Brennan P, Brenner H, Broeks A, Brüning T, Burwinkel B, Buys SS, Cai Q, Caldes T, Campbell I, Carpenter J, Chang-Claude J, Choi JY, Claes KB, Clarke C, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Daly MB, de la Hoya M, De Leeneer K, Devilee P, Diez O, Domchek SM, Doody M, Dorfling CM, Dörk T, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Dumont M, Dwek M, Dworniczak B, Egan K, Eilber U, Einbeigi Z, Ejlertsen B, Ellis S, Frost D, Lalloo F, , Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flyger H, Friedlander M, Friedman E, Gambino G, Gao YT, Garber J, García-Closas M, Gehrig A, Damiola F, Lesueur F, Mazoyer S, Stoppa-Lyonnet D, , Giles GG, Godwin AK, Goldgar DE, González-Neira A, Greene MH, Guénel P, Haeberle L, Haiman CA, Hallberg E, Hamann U, Hansen TV, Hart S, Hartikainen JM, Hartman M, Hassan N, Healey S, Hogervorst FB, Verhoef S, , Hendricks CB, Hillemanns P, Hollestelle A, Hulick PJ, Hunter DJ, Imyanitov EN, Isaacs C, Ito H, Jakubowska A, Janavicius R, Jaworska-Bieniek K, Jensen UB, John EM, Joly Beauparlant C, Jones M, Kabisch M, Kang D, Karlan BY, Kauppila S, Kerin MJ, Khan S, Khusnutdinova E, Knight JA, Konstantopoulou I, Kraft P, Kwong A, Laitman Y, Lambrechts D, Lazaro C, Le Marchand L, Lee CN, Lee MH, Lester J, Li J, Liljegren A, Lindblom A, Lophatananon A, Lubinski J, Mai PL, Mannermaa A, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Marme F, Matsuo K, McGuffog L, Meindl A, Menegaux F, Montagna M, Muir K, Mulligan AM, Nathanson KL, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Newcomb PA, Nord S, Nussbaum RL, Offit K, Olah E, Olopade OI, Olswold C, Osorio A, Papi L, Park-Simon TW, Paulsson-Karlsson Y, Peeters S, Peissel B, Peterlongo P, Peto J, Pfeiler G, Phelan CM, Presneau N, Radice P, Rahman N, Ramus SJ, Rashid MU, Rennert G, Rhiem K, Rudolph A, Salani R, Sangrajrang S, Sawyer EJ, Schmidt MK, Schmutzler RK, Schoemaker MJ, Schürmann P, Seynaeve C, Shen CY, Shrubsole MJ, Shu XO, Sigurdson A, Singer CF, Slager S, Soucy P, Southey M, Steinemann D, Swerdlow A, Szabo CI, Tchatchou S, Teixeira MR, Teo SH, Terry MB, Tessier DC, Teulé A, Thomassen M, Tihomirova L, Tischkowitz M, Toland AE, Tung N, Turnbull C, van den Ouweland AM, van Rensburg EJ, Ven den Berg D, Vijai J, Wang-Gohrke S, Weitzel JN, Whittemore AS, Winqvist R, Wong TY, Wu AH, Yannoukakos D, Yu JC, Pharoah PD, Hall P, Chenevix-Trench G, , , Dunning AM, Simard J, Couch FJ, Antoniou AC, Easton DF, Zheng W. Identification of independent association signals and putative functional variants for breast cancer risk through fine-scale mapping of the 12p11 locus. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Jun 6/21/2016; 18(1): 64. PMID: 27459855, PMCID: PMC4962376, PII: 10.1186/s13058-016-0718-0, DOI: 10.1186/s13058-016-0718-0, ISSN: 1465-542X.
  • Zhao Z, Wen W, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Zhang B, Long J, Shu XO, Schmidt MK, Milne RL, García-Closas M, Chang-Claude J, Lindstrom S, Bojesen SE, Ahsan H, Aittomäki K, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Beckmann MW, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Benitez J, Blomqvist C, Bogdanova NV, Børresen-Dale AL, Brand J, Brauch H, Brenner H, Burwinkel B, Cai Q, Casey G, Chenevix-Trench G, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Dörk T, Dumont M, Fasching PA, Figueroa J, Flesch-Janys D, Fletcher O, Flyger H, Fostira F, Gammon M, Giles GG, Guénel P, Haiman CA, Hamann U, Harrington P, Hartman M, Hooning MJ, Hopper JL, Jakubowska A, Jasmine F, John EM, Johnson N, Kabisch M, Khan S, Kibriya M, Knight JA, Kosma VM, Kriege M, Kristensen V, Le Marchand L, Lee E, Li J, Lindblom A, Lophatananon A, Luben R, Lubinski J, Malone KE, Mannermaa A, Manoukian S, Margolin S, Marme F, McLean C, Meijers-Heijboer H, Meindl A, Miao H, Muir K, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Neven P, Olson JE, Perkins B, Peterlongo P, Phillips KA, Pylkäs K, Rudolph A, Santella R, Sawyer EJ, Schmutzler RK, Schoemaker M, Shah M, Shrubsole M, Southey MC, Swerdlow AJ, Toland AE, Tomlinson I, Torres D, Truong T, Ursin G, Van Der Luijt RB, Verhoef S, Wang-Gohrke S, Whittemore AS, Winqvist R, Pilar Zamora M, Zhao H, Dunning AM, Simard J, Hall P, Kraft P, Pharoah P, Hunter D, Easton DF, Zheng W. Association of genetic susceptibility variants for type 2 diabetes with breast cancer risk in women of European ancestry. Cancer Causes Control [print-electronic]. 2016 May; 27(5): 679-93. PMID: 27053251, PII: 10.1007/s10552-016-0741-6, DOI: 10.1007/s10552-016-0741-6, ISSN: 1573-7225.
  • Shi J, Zhang Y, Zheng W, Michailidou K, Ghoussaini M, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Lush M, Milne RL, Shu XO, Beesley J, Kar S, Andrulis IL, Anton-Culver H, Arndt V, Beckmann MW, Zhao Z, Guo X, Benitez J, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Blot W, Bogdanova NV, Bojesen SE, Brauch H, Brenner H, Brinton L, Broeks A, Brüning T, Burwinkel B, Cai H, Canisius S, Chang-Claude J, Choi JY, Couch FJ, Cox A, Cross SS, Czene K, Darabi H, Devilee P, Droit A, Dork T, Fasching PA, Fletcher O, Flyger H, Fostira F, Gaborieau V, García-Closas M, Giles GG, Grip M, Guenel P, Haiman CA, Hamann U, Hartman M, Miao H, Hollestelle A, Hopper JL, Hsiung CN, Investigators K, Ito H, Jakubowska A, Johnson N, Torres D, Kabisch M, Kang D, Khan S, Knight JA, Kosma VM, Lambrechts D, Li J, Lindblom A, Lophatananon A, Lubinski J, Mannermaa A, Manoukian S, Le Marchand L, Margolin S, Marme F, Matsuo K, McLean C, Meindl A, Muir K, Neuhausen SL, Nevanlinna H, Nord S, Børresen-Dale AL, Olson JE, Orr N, van den Ouweland AM, Peterlongo P, Choudary Putti T, Rudolph A, Sangrajrang S, Sawyer EJ, Schmidt MK, Schmutzler RK, Shen CY, Hou MF, Shrubsole MJ, Southey MC, Swerdlow A, Hwang Teo S, Thienpont B, Toland AE, Tollenaar RA, Tomlinson I, Truong T, Tseng CC, Wen W, Winqvist R, Wu AH, Har Yip C, Zamora PM, Zheng Y, Floris G, Cheng CY, Hooning MJ, Martens JW, Seynaeve C, Kristensen VN, Hall P, Pharoah PD, Simard J, Chenevix-Trench G, Dunning AM, Antoniou AC, Easton DF, Cai Q, Long J. Fine-scale mapping of 8q24 locus identifies multiple independent risk variants for breast cancer. Int. J. Cancer [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr 4/18/2016; PMID: 27087578, DOI: 10.1002/ijc.30150, ISSN: 1097-0215.
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