Frank D. Groves, MD, MPH, FCAP

Education:Frank D. Groves, MD, MPH, FCAP 

B.S., Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; 1982
M.D., Louisiana State University, New Orleans; 1988
Medical Internship, University of California – Davis, Sacramento; 1988-1989
Pathology Residency, Louisiana State University, New Orleans; 1989-1993
M.P.H., Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; 1997
Epidemiology Fellowship, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda; 1993-1999

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
Member, Care & Control Program, JGBCC

Contact Information

School of Public Health and Information Sciences
485 East Gray Street, Room #228
DESK: 502/852-6136
FAX: 502/852-3291
CELL: 502/420-8843


Research Description:

Epidemiology of childhood leukemia, particularly with respect to iron homeostasis. (Other research deals with adult solid tumors.)

Literature Cited:

  1. Groves FD, Linet MS, Devesa SS.  Epidemiology of human leukemia.  Current Opinion in Hematology 1994 Jul;1(4):321-6. Review. PMID: 9371299.
  2. Groves FD, Linet MS, Devesa SS.  Patterns of occurrence of the leukemias.  European Journal of Cancer 1995 Jun;31A(6):941-9. PMID: 7646927. 
  3. Groves FD, Travis LB, Devesa SS, Ries LAG, Fraumeni JF.  Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia:  incidence patterns in the United States, 1988-1984.  Cancer 1998 Mar 15;82(6):1078-81. PMID: 9506352.
  4. Gail MH, You WC, Chang YS, Blot W, Brown LM, Rabkin C, Groves FD, Heinrich J, Hu J, Mark SD, Ma J, Fraumeni JF, Xu GW.  Factorial trial of three interventions to reduce the progression of precancerous gastric lesions in Shandong, China: design issues and initial data.  Controlled Clinical Trials 1998 Aug;19(4):352-69. PMID: 9683311.
  5. Chow WH, Swanson C, Lissowska J, Groves FD, Sobin LR, Nasierowska-Guttmejer A, Radziszewski J, Regula J, Hsing A, Jagannatha S, Zatonski W, Blot WJ.  Risk of stomach cancer in relation to consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, and nonalcoholic beverages in Warsaw, Poland.  International Journal of Cancer 1999 Jun 11;81(6):871-6. PMID: 10362132.
  6. Lissowska J, Groves FD, Sobin LR, Nasierowska-Guttmejer A, Radziszewski J, Regula J, Hsing AW, Zatonski W, Blot WJ, Chow WH.  Family history and risk of stomach cancer in Warsaw, Poland.  European Journal of Cancer Prevention 1999 Jul;8(3):223-7. PMID: 10443951.
  7. Groves FD, Gridley G, Wacholder S, Shu XO, Neglia JP, Robison LL, & Linet MS: Infant vaccinations and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States.  British Journal of Cancer 1999 Sep;81(1):175-8. PMID: 10487630. PMCID: PMC2374362.
  8. Groves FD, Linet MS, Travis LD, Devesa SS.  Cancer surveillance series: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma incidence by histologic subtype in the United States from 1978 through 1995.  Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2000 Aug 2;92(15):1240-51. PMID: 10922409.
  9. Auvinen A, Hakulinen T, Groves FD.  Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination and risk of childhood leukaemia in a vaccine trial in Finland.  British Journal of Cancer 2000 Oct;83(7):956-8. PMID: 10970701. PMDIC: PMC2374693.
  10. Groves FD, Gridley G, Kayhty H, Goedert JJ, Levine PH.  Haemophilus influenzae type b serology in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case-control study.  British Journal of Cancer 2001 Aug 3;85(3):337-40. PID: 11387261. PMCID: PMC2364071.
  11. Groves FD, Sinha D, Auvinen A.  Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine formulation and risk of childhood leukaemia.  British Journal of Cancer 2002 Aug 27;87(5):511-2. PMID: 12189546.
  12. Groves FD, Perez-Perez G, Zhang L, You WC, Gail MH, Fraumeni JF, Blaser MJ. Serum antibodies to Helicobacter pylori and the CagA antigen do not explain differences in the prevalence of precancerous gastric lesions in two Chinese populations with contrasting gastric cancer rates.  Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 2002 Oct;11(10 Pt 1):1091-4. PMID: 12376512.
  13. Spector LG, Groves FD, DeStefano FX, Liff J, Klein M, Jackson L, Mullooly J, Black S, Shinefield H, Ward J, Marcy M, the Vaccination Safety Datalink Project.  Medically recorded allergies and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  European Journal of Cancer 2004 Mar;40(4):579-84. PMID: 14962726.
  14. Lissowska J, Gail M, Pee D, Groves FD, Sobin LH, Nasierowska-Guttmejer A, Sygnowska E, Zatonski W, Blot WJ, Chow WH.  Diet and stomach cancer risk in Warsaw, Poland.  Nutrition and Cancer 2004;48(2):149-59. PMID: 15231449.
  15. Adelman AS, McLaughlin CC, Wu XC, Chen VW, Groves FD. Urbanisation and incidence of acute lymphocytic leukaemia among United States children aged 0-4.  British Journal of Cancer 2005 Jun 6;92(11):2084-8. PMID: 15886703. PMCID: PMC2361799.
  16. Adelman AS, Groves FD, O’Rourke K, Sinha DS, Hulsey TC, Lawson AB, Wartenberg DE, Hoel DG.  Residential mobility and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: an ecological study.  British Journal of Cancer 2007 Jul 2;97(1):140-4. PMID: 17533404. PMCID: PMD2359674.
  17. Wu XC, Andrews PA, Chen VW, Groves FD.  Incidence of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphomas among whites, blacks and Asians / Pacific Islanders in the United States: Anatomic site and histology differences.  Cancer Epidemiology 2009 Nov;33(5):337-46. PMID: 19853554.
  18. Boone SD, Baumgartner KB, Baumgartner RN, Connor AE, Pinkston CM, John EM, Hines LM, Stern MC, Giuliano AR, Torres-Mejia G, Brock GN, Groves FD, Kerber RA, Wolff LK, Slattery ML.  Associations between genetic variations in the TGF-beta signaling pathway and breast cancer risk among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women.  Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2013 Sep;141(2):287-97. PMID: 24036662. PMCID: PMC4088254.
  19. Groves FD.  Inverse correlation of lymphoid leukemia incidence and anemia prevalence among preschool children.  Southern Medical Journal 2017 May;110(5):427-32. PMID: 28464174.
  20. Groves FD, Taylor Watkins BP, Roberts DJ, Tucker TC, Shen T, Flood TJ.  Case-control study: Birth weight & risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Southern Medical Journal 2018 (in press).

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