Norman Boyd DSc, MD, FRCPC
Departments of Medical Biophysics and Nutritional Sciences

Contact Info

T: (416) 946-2942


Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, Ontario Cancer Institute
Toronto, ON


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Research Synopsis

Cancer epidemiology including: the identification of subjects at increased risk for breast cancer; screening for breast cancer, mammographic, histological, and biochemical markers of breast cancer risk; diet and cancer; methodology of dietary assessment; clinical trials of dietary modification in high risk individuals.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Boyd NF, Guo H, Martin LJ, Sun L, Stone J, Fishell E, Jong R, Hislop G, Chiarelli A, Minkin S, Yaffe M.  Mammographic density, and risk and detection of breast cancer.  NEJM  356:11-20, 2007.

Santen RJ, Boyd NF, Chlebowski R, Cummings S, Cuzick J, Dowsett M, Easton D, Forbes J, Key T, Hankinson S, Howell A, Ingle J.  Critical assessment of new risk factors for breast cancer:  considerations for development of an improved risk prediction model.  Endocrine Related Cancer 14:169-197, 2007.

Boyd NF, Whittemore A, John E, Felberg A, McGuire V, West D, Thomas D, Haile R, Daly M, Godwin A, Ross E, Beck J, Terry MB, Buys S, Veene V, Hopper J, Giles G, McCreadie M, Milne R, Southey M, Jenkins M, Apicella C, Andrulis I, Knight J, Ozclik H.  Smoking and risk of breast cancer in carriers of mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 aged less than 50 years.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, May 2007.

Martin LJ, Greenberg CV, Kriukov V, Minkin S, Jenkins DJA, Yaffee M, Hislop G, Boyd NF.  Effect of a low-fat, high-carbohydrate dietary intervention on change in mammographic density over menopause.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  January 2008.

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