• The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Sarah Ward is a genetic epidemiologist with experience in investigating the determinants of common, complex diseases. She is a Research Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health and the recipient of an NHMRC CJ Martin Biomedical Early Career Fellowship. She has previously obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Management and Marketing) and a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Anatomy & Human Biology and Genetics) from The University of Western Australia, with a 1st Class Honours degree in Anatomy & Human Biology that she undertook at The University of Western Australia and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. She subsequently graduated with a PhD in melanoma genetic epidemiology from The University of Western Australia.

Research

Dr Ward’s primary research focus is on investigating the genetic and environmental factors affecting risk and survival in melanoma. She currently leads the scientific research program for the Western Australian Melanoma Health Study, a population-based study that she established during her PhD. She is the lead investigator for this study in two large, international consortia (GenoMEL and the Genes, Environment and Melanoma Study) and the development of these collaborative networks has generated a number of joint projects. She has experience working with large, population-based datasets, linked health records and international and multi-site datasets.

External positions

Executive Council Member, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, Australasian Epidemiological Association

2020 → …

Visiting Investigator, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

20172019

Visiting Fellow, Section of Environment and Radiation, International Agency for Research on Cancer

2016

Research expertise keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Melanoma
  • Cancer genetics
  • Cancer epidemiology

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  • Assessment of polygenic architecture and risk prediction based on common variants across fourteen cancers

    Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), Barrett’s and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Consortium (BEACON), Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR), Transdisciplinary Studies of Genetic Variation in Colorectal Cancer (CORECT), Endometrial Cancer Association Consortium (ECAC), Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), Melanoma Genetics Consortium (GenoMEL), Glioma International Case-Control Study (GICC), International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO), Integrative Analysis of Lung Cancer Etiology and Risk (INTEGRAL) Consortium, International Consortium of Investigators Working on Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Epidemiologic Studies (InterLymph), Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC), Oral Cancer GWAS, Pancreatic Cancer Case-Control Consortium (PanC4), PanScan Consortium, Prostate Cancer Association Group to Investigate Cancer Associated Alterations in the Genome (PRACTICAL), Renal Cancer GWAS, Testicular Cancer Consortium (TECAC), Zhang, Y. D., Hurson, A. N. & 197 others, Zhang, H., Choudhury, P. P., Easton, D. F., Milne, R. L., Simard, J., Hall, P., Michailidou, K., Dennis, J., Schmidt, M. K., Chang-Claude, J., Gharahkhani, P., Whiteman, D., Campbell, P. T., Hoffmeister, M., Jenkins, M., Peters, U., Hsu, L., Gruber, S. B., Casey, G., Schmit, S. L., O’Mara, T. A., Spurdle, A. B., Thompson, D. J., Tomlinson, I., De Vivo, I., Landi, M. T., Law, M. H., Iles, M. M., Demenais, F., Kumar, R., MacGregor, S., Bishop, D. T., Ward, S. V., Bondy, M. L., Houlston, R., Wiencke, J. K., Melin, B., Barnholtz-Sloan, J., Kinnersley, B., Wrensch, M. R., Amos, C. I., Hung, R. J., Brennan, P., McKay, J., Caporaso, N. E., Berndt, S. I., Birmann, B. M., Camp, N. J., Kraft, P., Rothman, N., Slager, S. L., Berchuck, A., Pharoah, P. D. P., Sellers, T. A., Gayther, S. A., Pearce, C. L., Goode, E. L., Schildkraut, J. M., Moysich, K. B., Amundadottir, L. T., Jacobs, E. J., Klein, A. P., Petersen, G. M., Risch, H. A., Stolzenberg-Solomon, R. Z., Wolpin, B. M., Li, D., Eeles, R. A., Haiman, C. A., Kote-Jarai, Z., Schumacher, F. R., Al Olama, A. A., Purdue, M. P., Scelo, G., Dalgaard, M. D., Greene, M. H., Grotmol, T., Kanetsky, P. A., McGlynn, K. A., Nathanson, K. L., Turnbull, C., Wiklund, F., Easton, D. F., Milne, R. L., Simard, J., Hall, P., Michailidou, K., Dennis, J., Schmidt, M. K., Chang-Claude, J., Gharahkhani, P., Whiteman, D., Campbell, P. T., Hoffmeister, M., Jenkins, M., Peters, U., Hsu, L., Gruber, S. B., Casey, G., Schmit, S. L., Campbell, P. T., Hoffmeister, M., Jenkins, M., Peters, U., Hsu, L., Gruber, S. B., Casey, G., Schmit, S. L., O’Mara, T. A., Spurdle, A. B., Thompson, D. J., Tomlinson, I., De Vivo, I., Campbell, P. T., Hoffmeister, M., Jenkins, M., Peters, U., Hsu, L., Gruber, S. B., Casey, G., Schmit, S. L., Landi, M. T., Law, M. H., Iles, M. M., Demenais, F., Kumar, R., MacGregor, S., Bishop, D. T., Ward, S. V., Bondy, M. L., Houlston, R., Wiencke, J. K., Melin, B., Barnholtz-Sloan, J., Kinnersley, B., Wrensch, M. R., Amos, C. I., Hung, R. J., Brennan, P., McKay, J., Caporaso, N. E., Amos, C. I., Hung, R. J., Brennan, P., McKay, J., Caporaso, N. E., Berndt, S. I., Birmann, B. M., Camp, N. J., Kraft, P., Rothman, N., Slager, S. L., Berchuck, A., Pharoah, P. D. P., Sellers, T. A., Gayther, S. A., Pearce, C. L., Goode, E. L., Schildkraut, J. M., Moysich, K. B., Amos, C. I., Brennan, P., McKay, J., Amundadottir, L. T., Jacobs, E. J., Klein, A. P., Petersen, G. M., Risch, H. A., Stolzenberg-Solomon, R. Z., Wolpin, B. M., Li, D., Amundadottir, L. T., Jacobs, E. J., Klein, A. P., Petersen, G. M., Risch, H. A., Stolzenberg-Solomon, R. Z., Wolpin, B. M., Li, D., Eeles, R. A., Haiman, C. A., Kote-Jarai, Z., Schumacher, F. R., Al Olama, A. A., Purdue, M. P., Scelo, G., Dalgaard, M. D., Greene, M. H., Grotmol, T., Kanetsky, P. A., McGlynn, K. A., Nathanson, K. L., Turnbull, C., Wiklund, F., Chanock, S. J., Chatterjee, N. & Garcia-Closas, M., 1 Dec 2020, In: Nature Communications. 11, 1, 3353.

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    27 Citations (Web of Science)
  • Association of IRF4 single-nucleotide polymorphism rs12203592 with melanoma-specific survival

    Ward, S. V., Gibbs, D. C., Orlow, I., Thomas, N. E., Kanetsky, P. A., Luo, L., Cust, A. E., Anton-Culver, H., Gruber, S. B., Gallagher, R. P., Rosso, S., Zanetti, R., Dwyer, T., Begg, C. B. & Berwick, M., 1 Jul 2020, In: British Journal of Dermatology. 183, 1, p. 163-165 3 p.

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    2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Association of known melanoma risk factors with primary melanoma of the scalp and neck

    Wood, R., Heyworth, J., McCarthy, N., Mauguen, A., Berwick, M., Thomas, N. E., Millward, M., Anton-Culver, H., Cust, A. E., Dwyer, T., Gallagher, R. P., Gruber, S. B., Kanetsky, P. A., Orlow, I., Rosso, S., Moses, E. K., Begg, C. B. & Ward, S., 1 Nov 2020, In: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 29, 11, p. 2203-2210 8 p.

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    3 Citations (Web of Science)
  • Genome-wide association meta-analyses combining multiple risk phenotypes provide insights into the genetic architecture of cutaneous melanoma susceptibility

    GenoMEL Consortium, Q-MEGA Investigator, QTWIN Investigator, ATHENS Melanoma Study Grp, 23andMe Research Team, SDH Study Grp, IBD Investigators, Essen-Heidelberg Investigators, AMFS Investigators, MelaNostrum Consortium, Landi, M. T., Bishop, D. T., MacGregor, S., Machiela, M. J., Stratigos, A. J., Ghiorzo, P., Brossard, M., Calista, D., Choi, J., Fargnoli, M. C. & 142 others, Zhang, T., Rodolfo, M., Trower, A. J., Menin, C., Martinez, J., Hadjisavvas, A., Song, L., Stefanaki, I., Scolyer, R., Yang, R., Goldstein, A. M., Potrony, M., Kypreou, K. P., Pastorino, L., Queirolo, P., Pellegrini, C., Cattaneo, L., Zawistowski, M., Gimenez-Xavier, P., Rodriguez, A., Elefanti, L., Manoukian, S., Rivoltini, L., Smith, B. H., Loizidou, M. A., Del Regno, L., Massi, D., Mandala, M., Khosrotehrani, K., Akslen, L. A., Amos, C., Andresen, P. A., Avril, M-F., Azizi, E., Soyer, H. P., Bataille, V., Dalmasso, B., Bowdler, L. M., Burdon, K. P., Chen, W., Codd, V., Craig, J. E., Debniak, T., Falchi, M., Fang, S., Friedman, E., Simi, S., Galan, P., Garcia-Casado, Z., Gillanders, E. M., Gordon, S., Green, A., Gruis, N. A., Hansson, J., Harland, M., Harris, J., Helsing, P., Henders, A., Hocevar, M., Hoiom, V., Hunter, D., Ingvar, C., Kumar, R., Lang, J., Lathrop, G. M., Lee, J. E., Li, X., Lubinski, J., Mackie, R. M., Malt, M., Malvehy, J., McAloney, K., Mohamdi, H., Molven, A., Moses, E. K., Neale, R. E., Novakovic, S., Nyholt, D. R., Olsson, H., Orr, N., Fritsche, L. G., Anton Puig-Butille, J., Qureshi, A. A., Radford-Smith, G. L., Randerson-Moor, J., Requena, C., Rowe, C., Samani, N. J., Sanna, M., Schadendorf, D., Schulze, H-J., Simms, L. A., Smithers, M., Song, F., Swerdlow, A. J., van der Stoep, N., Kukutsch, N. A., Visconti, A., Wallace, L., Ward, S., Wheeler, L., Sturm, R. A., Hutchinson, A., Jones, K., Malasky, M., Vogt, A., Zhou, W., Pooley, K. A., Elder, D. E., Han, J., Hicks, B., Hayward, N. K., Kanetsky, P. A., Brummett, C., Montgomery, G. W., Olsen, C. M., Hayward, C., Dunning, A. M., Martin, N. G., Evangelou, E., Mann, G. J., Long, G., Pharoah, P. D. P., Easton, D. F., Barrett, J. H., Cust, A. E., Abecasis, G., Duffy, D. L., Whiteman, D. C., Gogas, H., De Nicolo, A., Tucker, M. A., Newton-Bishop, J. A., Peris, K., Chanock, S. J., Demenais, F., Brown, K. M., Puig, S., Nagore, E., Shi, J., Iles, M. M. & Law, M. H., 1 May 2020, In: Nature Genetics. 52, 5, p. 494-504 11 p.

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    47 Citations (Web of Science)
  • Germline variants are associated with increased primary melanoma tumor thickness at diagnosis

    Mangantig, E., MacGregor, S., Iles, M. M., Scolyer, R. A., Cust, A. E., Hayward, N. K., Montgomery, G. W., Duffy, D. L., Thompson, J. F., Henders, A., Bowdler, L., Rowe, C., Cadby, G., Mann, G. J., Whiteman, D. C., Long, G. V., Ward, S. V., Khosrotehrani, K., Barrett, J. H. & Law, M. H., 1 Nov 2020, In: Human Molecular Genetics. 29, 21, p. 3578-3587 10 p.

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    2 Citations (Web of Science)