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Adetunji T. Toriola, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Medical School

MD, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 1998
DA (Diploma in Anesthesia), West African College of Surgeons, 2004

Graduate School

MPH (Master of Science in Public Health), University of Kuopio, Kuopio, Finland, 2007
PhD (Epidemiology), University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, 2011

Post Doctoral Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 2011-2012

Honors and Awards

2004: Travel Fellowship Award — Obstetrics Anesthetics Association of UK
2007: Scholarship — European Union Cancer Control using Population based Registries and Biobank (EU-CCPRB) and University of Tampere
2008: Global Health Travel Award — Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Keystone
2010: Scholarship — European Association for Cancer Research
2010: Poster Prize Award — European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism Symposium, Heidelberg, Germany
2010: Travel Fellowship Award — European Association for Cancer Research
2011: Post-doctoral Fellowship Award — German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany.
2011: Travel Award - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 268-2668

Selected Publications

Toriola AT, Cheng TY, Neuhouser ML, Wener MH, Zheng Y, Brown E, Miller JW, Song X, Beresford SA, Gunter MJ, Caudill MA, Ulrich CM. Biomarkers of inflammation are associated with colorectal cancer risk in women but are not suitable as early detection markers. Int J Cancer. 2012 Nov 15. doi: 10.1002/ijc.27942. PMID: 23161620.

Ulrich CM, Toriola AT, Koepl LM, Sandifer T, Poole EM, Duggan C, McTiernan A, Issa JP. Metabolic, hormonal and immunological associations with global DNA methylation among postmenopausal women. Epigenetics 2012;7(9):1020-1028

Toriola AT, Ulrich CM. Is there a potential use for C-reactive protein as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for colorectal cancer? Future Oncology 2011;7(10):1125-8.

Toriola AT, Vaarasmaki M, Lehtinen M, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lundin E, Rodgers K-G, Lakso HN, Chen T, Schock H, Hallmans G, Pukkala E, Toniolo P, Grankvist K, Surcel HM, Lukanova A. Determinants of maternal sex steroids during the first half of pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2011;118(5):1029-1036.

Toriola AT, Lundin E, Lehtinen M, Grankvist K, Pukkala E, Chen T, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Toniolo P, Lehtinen M, Surcel HM, Lukanova A. Circulating insulin-like growth factor-I in pregnancy and maternal risk of breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomark Prev 2011;20(8):1798-1801.

Toriola AT, Surcel H-M, Lundin E, Schock H, Grankvist K, Pukkala E, Chen T, Toniolo P, Lehtinen M, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Lukanova A. Insulin-like growth factor-I and C-reactive protein during pregnancy and maternal risk of non-epithelial ovarian cancer: a nested case-control study. Cancer Causes Control 2011;22:1607-1611.

Toriola AT, Grankvist K, Agborsangaya C, Lukanova A, Lehtinen M, Surcel HM. Changes in C-reactive protein concentrations and the risk of ovarian cancer: a longitudinal study. Ann Oncol 2011;22(8):1916-1921.

Toriola AT, Surcel H-M, Anika Husing, Grankvist K, Lakso HA, Schock H, Lundin E, Lehtinen M, Lukanova A. Association of serum 25-OHD concentrations with maternal sex-steroids and IGF-I hormones during pregnancy. Cancer Causes Control 2011;22(6):925-928.

Leino J, Kauhanen L, Hokkinen L, Kurl S, Toriola AT, Voutilainen S, Lynch JW, Kauhanen J. Psychosocial problems in childhood and later alcohol consumption: a life course approach with historical information. Scand J Public Health 2011:39(7):749-756.

Lehtinen M, Simen-Kapeu A, Toriola AT, Dillner J. Tonsillar cancers caused by Human papillomavirus types 16/18: a new indication for HPV-16/18 vaccination? HPV Today 2011;22:6-7.

Kurl S, Laukkanen JA, Rauramaa R, Toriola AT, Makikallio TH. Intensity of leisure time physical activity and cancer mortality in men. Br J Sports Med 2011;45(2):125-129.

Agborsangaya C, Lehtinen T, Toriola AT, Pukkala E, Surcel HM, Tedeschi R, Lehtinen M. Association between Epstein-Barr virus and risk of pregnancy-associated breast cancer: is there a joint association with vitamin D? Eur J Cancer 2011;47(1):116-120.

Toriola AT, Surcel H-M, Agborsangaya C, Grankvist K, Tuohimaa P, Toniolo P, Lukanova A, Pukkala E, Lehtinen M. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and the risk of ovarian cancer. Eur J Cancer 2010;46:364-369.

Agborsangaya C, Surcel H-M, Toriola AT, Pukkala E, Parkkila S, Tuohimaa P, Lukanova A, Lehtinen M. Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D at pregnancy and the risk of breast cancer in a prospective study. Eur J Cancer 2010;46:467-470.

Toriola AT, Kurl S, Dyba T, Laukkanen J, Kauhanen J. The impact of alcohol consumption on risk of cancer among men: a 20-year follow-up from Finland. Eur J Cancer 2010;46:1488-1492.

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Editorial Positions

Ad Hoc Reviewer

British Journal of Cancer
Cancer Causes and Control
International Journal of Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention