Pierre-Antoine Dugue


  • 246 Clayton Road, TRF Building 7.22., Monash Medical Centre

    3168 Clayton


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Dr Pierre-Antoine Dugué is a Senior Research Fellow in the Precision Medicine department, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, since 2019. His research focuses on investigating associations between genetic/epigenetic/lifestyle factors and risk of and survival from cancer.

Dr Dugué completed undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Physics, and a MSc in Statistics in France, after which he worked as a biostatistician at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Paris) analysing data from clinical trials of colorectal cancer patients. He obtained in 2014 a PhD in Health and Medical Sciences from the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, studying cervical cancer epidemiology and prevention through screening. Late 2014, he moved to Australia where he took up a position as Research Fellow at the Cancer Epidemiology Division, Cancer Council Victoria, and conducted epidemiological studies of the association between DNA methylation, lifestyle factors and the risk of cancer.

Dr Dugué's goal is to contribute to a better understanding, prediction and prevention of cancer risk and mortality through the use of sound study designs and the integration of lifestyle, administrative, clinical and -omic data.



Supervision interests

Opportunities are available for PhD or Master's research projects. See more at the links below, and feel free to contact me should you be interested or have any questions.



Education/Academic qualification

Health and Medical Sciences, PhD

Statistics, MSc

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Associate, Cancer Council Victoria

Jan 2019 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Jan 2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Cancer
  • Epidemiology
  • Epigenetics
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Biostatistics
  • Lifestyle
  • Screening

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2007 2019

Blood DNA methylation and breast cancer risk: A meta-analysis of four prospective cohort studies

Bodelon, C., Ambatipudi, S., Dugué, P. A., Johansson, A., Sampson, J. N., Hicks, B., Karlins, E., Hutchinson, A., Cuenin, C., Chajès, V., Southey, M. C., Romieu, I., Giles, G. G., English, D., Polidoro, S., Assumma, M., Baglietto, L., Vineis, P., Severi, G., Herceg, Z. & 3 others, Flanagan, J. M., Milne, R. L. & Garcia-Closas, M., 17 May 2019, In : Breast Cancer Research. 21, 1, 9 p., 62.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Circulating concentrations of B group vitamins and urothelial cell carcinoma

Bassett, J. K., Brinkman, M. T., Dugué, P. A., Ueland, P. M., Midttun, Ø., Ulvik, A., Bolton, D., Southey, M. C., English, D. R., Milne, R. L., Hodge, A. M. & Giles, G. G., 15 Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Cancer. 144, 8, p. 1909-1917 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dietary Intake of Nutrients Involved in One-Carbon Metabolism and Risk of Gastric Cancer: A Prospective Study

Dugué, P. A., Bassett, J. K., Brinkman, M. T., Southey, M. C., Joo, J. E., Wong, E. M., Milne, R. L., English, D. R., Giles, G. G., Boussioutas, A., Mitchell, H. & Hodge, A. M., 19 May 2019, In : Nutrition and Cancer-An International Journal. 71, 4, p. 605-614 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Epigenome-wide association study for lifetime estrogen exposure identifies an epigenetic signature associated with breast cancer risk

Johansson, A., Palli, D., Masala, G., Grioni, S., Agnoli, C., Tumino, R., Giurdanella, M. C., Fasanelli, F., Sacerdote, C., Panico, S., Mattiello, A., Polidoro, S., Jones, M. E., Schoemaker, M. J., Orr, N., Tomczyk, K., Johnson, N., Fletcher, O., Perduca, V., Baglietto, L. & 14 others, Dugué, P. A., Southey, M. C., Giles, G. G., English, D. R., Milne, R. L., Severi, G., Ambatipudi, S., Cuenin, C., Chajès, V., Romieu, I., Herceg, Z., Swerdlow, A. J., Vineis, P. & Flanagan, J. M., 30 Apr 2019, In : Clinical Epigenetics. 11, 1, 12 p., 66.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Genome-wide association study of peripheral blood DNA methylation and conventional mammographic density measures

Li, S., Dugué, P. A., Baglietto, L., Severi, G., Wong, E. M., Nguyen, T. L., Stone, J., English, D. R., Southey, M. C., Giles, G. G., Hopper, J. L. & Milne, R. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Cancer. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review