Gail Eyssen

Gail Eyssen BSc, MSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Contact Info
T: (416) 978-2020
Medical Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Room 5253A
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8
Not accepting new students
Research Interests
Epidemiology of nutrition and cancer


Graduate Students

Dr. Parisa Airia

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Holmes RS, Zheng Y, Baron JA, Li L, McKeown-Eyssen G,  Newcomb PA, Stern MC, Haile RW, Grady WM, Potter JD, Le Marchand L, Campbell PT, Figueiredo JC, Limburg PJ, Jenkins MA, Hopper JL, Ulrich CM; Colon Cancer Family Registry. Use of folic acid-containing supplements after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer in the Colon Cancer Family Registry. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention  19(8):2023-34, 2010.

Naja F, KreigerN, McKeown-Eyssen G, Allard J. Bioavailability of vitamines E and C: does Helicobacter pylori infection play a role? Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism 56(4):253-9, 2010.

Wallace K, Grau MV, Levine J, Sten L, Hamdon R, Chen X, Gui J, Haile RW, Barry EL, Ahnen D, McKeown-Eyssen G, Baron JA, Issa JPJ.  Association between folate levels and CpG island methylation in normal colonic mucosa. Cancer Prevention Research 3:1552-64, 2010 (doi:10.1158/1940-6207. CAPR-10-0047).

Choi Y, Cotterchio M, McKeown-Eyssen G, Monga N, Bapat B, Boyd K, Gallinger S, McLaughlin J, Aronson M, Briollais L.  Penetrance of colorectal cancer among MLH1/ MSH2 carriers participating in the Colorectal Cancer Familial Registry in Ontario. Journal of Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice 2009 (doi:10.1186/1897-4287-7-14).

Barry EL, Sansbury LB, Grau MV, Ali IU, Tsang S, Munroe DJ, Ahnen DJ, Sandler RS, Saibil F, Gui J, Bresalier RS, McKeown-Eyssen GE, Burke C, Baron JA. Cyclooxygenase-2 Polymorphisms, Aspirin Treatment and Risk for Colorectal Adenoma Recurrence - - Data from a Clinical Trial.  Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 18 (10): 2726-33, 2009.

Ho GYF, Xue X, Cushman M, McKeown-Eyssen G, Sandler RS, Ahnen DJ, Barry EL, Saibil F, Bresalier RS, Rohan TE, Baron JA: Antagonistic effects of aspirin and folic acid on inflammation markers and subsequent risk of recurrent colorectal adenomas.  J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1650-54, 2009.
Figueiredo JC, Grau MV, Wallace K, Levine AJ, Shen L, Hamdan R, Chen X, Bresalier RS, McKeown-Eyssen GE, Haile RW, Baron JA, and Issa JP. Global DNA Hypomethylation (LINE-1) in the Normal Colon and Lifestyle Characteristics, Dietary and Genetic Factors. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18(4): 1041-9, 2009.

Figueiredo JC, Grau MV, Haile RW, Sandler RS, Summers RW, Bresalier RS, Burke C, McKeown-Eyssen GE, Baron JA..  Folate and Risk of Prostate Cancer:  Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Natl Cancer Inst  101:432-435, 2009.

Grau MV, Sandler RS, McKeown-Eyssen G,  Bresalier R, Haile R, Barry E, Ahnen D, Gui J, Summers RW, Baron JA. Nonsteriodal Anti-inflammatory Drug Use after 3 Years of Aspirin Use and Colorectal Adenoma Risk: Observational Follow-up. J Natl Cancer Inst 101:267-276, 2009.

Jacobs ET,  Ahnen DJ, Ashbeck EL, Baron JA, Greenberg ER, Lance P, Lieberman D, McKeown-Eyssen G, Schatzkin A, Thompson PA, Martínez ME. Association Between Body Mass Index and Metachronous Colorectal Neoplasia: A Pooling Study. American Journal of Epidemiology 169(6): 657-66, 2009.