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Evaluation of automated computed tomography segmentation to assess body composition and mortality associations in cancer patients

Body composition from computed tomography (CT) scans is associated with cancer outcomes including surgical complications, chemotoxicity, and survival. Most studies manually segment CT scans, but Automatic Body composition Analyser using Computed tomograph...
Author(s): Cespedes Feliciano EM; Liu V; Caan BJ; et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020 Apr 20.

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Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Gastric, Colorectal, Liver, and Pancreatic Cancers in a Community-Based Population

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly used for gastrointestinal disorders; given they increase the systemic levels of gastrin, a trophic hormone, there is a concern about their carcinogenicity. This study evaluated the associations PPI use and the ri...
Author(s): Lee JK; Merchant SA; Schneider JL; Jensen CD; Fireman BH; Quesenberry CP; Corley DA

Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Mar 20.

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Election of Anil Rustgi and Raymond DuBois to the National Academy of Medicine

Author(s): Corley DE; Peek RM

Gastroenterology. 2020 Apr;158(5):1196. Epub 2020-03-04.

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Impact of observational training on endoscopic mucosal resection outcomes and competency for large colorectal polyps: single endoscopist experience

Background and study aims  Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is standard treatment for large colorectal polyps. However, it is a specialized technique with limited data on the effectiveness of training methods to acquire this skill. The aim of this study...
Author(s): Lee JK; Kidambi TD; Kaltenbach T; Bhat YM; Shergill A; McQuaid KR; Terdiman JP; Soetikno RM

Endosc Int Open. 2020 Mar;8(3):E346-E353. Epub 2020-02-21.

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Natural language processing for the accurate identification of colorectal cancer mismatch repair status in Lynch syndrome screening

Author(s): Li D; Udaltsova N; Layefsky E; Doan C; Corley DA

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Feb 06.

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Prediagnosis social support, social integration, living status, and colorectal cancer mortality in postmenopausal women from the women's health initiative

We evaluated associations between perceived social support, social integration, living alone, and colorectal cancer (CRC) outcomes in postmenopausal women. The study included 1431 women from the Women's Health Initiative who were diagnosed from 1993 throu...
Author(s): Kroenke CH; Paskett ED; Cené CW; Caan BJ; Luo J; Shadyab AH; Robinson JRM; Nassir R; Lane DS; Anderson GL

Cancer. 2020 Jan 23.

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Adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer patients: impact of a health system outreach program to improve adherence

Reports suggest that up to 50% of women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer (BC) do not complete the recommended 5 years of adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET). We examined the impact of an outreach program at Kaiser Permanente Northern C...
Author(s): Lee C; Check DK; Manace Brenman L; Kushi LH; Epstein MM; Neslund-Dudas C; Pawloski PA; Achacoso N; Laurent C; Fehrenbacher L; Habel LA

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jan 23.

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Serum bone markers and risk of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in women who received endocrine therapy for breast cancer: a prospective study

Osteoporosis and fragility fracture are major bone toxicities of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for postmenopausal hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. Except for a few small studies on bone turnover markers and reduced bone mineral density after AI treat...
Author(s): Yao S; Laurent CA; Roh JM; Lo J; Tang L; Hahn T; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Kwan ML

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jan 07.

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Body Composition, Adherence to Anthracycline and Taxane-Based Chemotherapy, and Survival After Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

Although most chemotherapies are dosed on body surface area or weight, body composition (ie, the amount and distribution of muscle and adipose tissues) is thought to be associated with chemotherapy tolerance and adherence. To evaluate whether body composi...
Author(s): Cespedes Feliciano EM; Chen WY; Lee V; Albers KB; Prado CM; Alexeeff S; Xiao J; Shachar SS; Caan BJ

JAMA Oncol. 2019 Dec 05.

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Environmental Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Relation to Family Characteristics, Stressors and Chemical Co-Exposures in California Girls

Childhood environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure is a risk factor for adverse health outcomes and may disproportionately burden lower socioeconomic status groups, exacerbating health disparities. We explored associations of demographic factors, stress...
Author(s): Windham GC; Soriano JW; Dobraca D; Sosnoff CS; Hiatt RA; Kushi LH

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Oct 30;16(21). Epub 2019-10-30.

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Morbidity and Mortality After Surgery for Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps: A 10-Year Nationwide Analysis

Rates of surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps are increasing in the United States despite evidence that most polyps can be managed endoscopically. We aimed to determine nationally representative estimates and to identify predictors of in-hospital mo...
Author(s): Ma C; Teriaky A; Sheh S; Forbes N; Heitman SJ; Jue TL; Munroe CA; Jairath V; Corley DA; Lee JK

Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Oct 11.

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Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Related Death After Adenoma Removal in a Large, Community-based Population.

BACKGROUND & AIMS: The long-term risks of colorectal cancer (CRC) and CRC-related death following adenoma removal are uncertain. Data are needed to inform evidence-based surveillance guidelines, which vary in follow-up...
Author(s): Lee, Jeffrey K JK; Jensen, Christopher D CD; Levin, Theodore R TR; Doubeni, Chyke A CA; Zauber, Ann G AG; Chubak, Jessica J; Kamineni, Aruna S AS; Schottinger, Joanne E JE; Ghai, Nirupa R NR; Udaltsova, Natalia N; Zhao, Wei K WK; Fireman, Bruce H BH; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Orav, E John EJ; Skinner, Celette Sugg CS; Halm, Ethan A EA; Corley, Douglas A DA

Gastroenterology. 2019 Oct 04;():. Epub 2019-10-04.

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Chronotype, Social Jet Lag, and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Early Adolescence

Inadequate sleep duration and quality increase the risk of obesity. Sleep timing, while less studied, is important in adolescents because increasing evening preferences (chronotypes), early school start times, and irregular sleep schedules may cause circa...
Author(s): Cespedes Feliciano EM; Rifas-Shiman SL; Quante M; Redline S; Oken E; Taveras EM

JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Sep 16.

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Effect of Sex, Age and Positivity Threshold on Fecal Immunochemical Test Accuracy: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Quantitative fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) for hemoglobin are commonly used for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. We aimed to quantify the change in CRC and advanced adenoma detection and number of positive test results at different positivity thresh...
Author(s): Selby K; Levine EH; Doan C; Gies A; Brenner H; Quesenberry C; Lee JK; Corley DA

Gastroenterology. 2019 Aug 22.

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Trichomonas vaginalis infection and prostate-specific antigen concentration: Insights into prostate involvement and prostate disease risk.

BACKGROUND: The protist Trichomonas vaginalis causes a common, sexually transmitted infection and has been proposed to contribute to the development of chronic prostate conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia an...
Author(s): Langston, Marvin E ME; Bhalla, Ankita A; Alderete, John F JF; Nevin, Remington L RL; Pakpahan, Ratna R; Hansen, Johannah J; Elliott, Debra D; De Marzo, Angelo M AM; Gaydos, Charlotte A CA; Isaacs, William B WB; Nelson, William G WG; Sokoll, Lori J LJ; Zenilman, Jonathan M JM; Platz, Elizabeth A EA; Sutcliffe, Siobhan S

The Prostate. 2019 Oct ;79(14):1622-1628. Epub 2019-08-02.

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Adipose Tissue Distribution and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major source of morbidity and mortality among breast cancer survivors. Although body mass index (BMI) is associated with CVD risk, adipose tissue distribution may better identify patients with a high risk of CVD after bre...
Author(s): Cespedes Feliciano EM; Chen WY; Bradshaw PT; Prado CM; Alexeeff S; Albers KB; Castillo AL; Caan BJ

J Clin Oncol. 2019 Aug 01:JCO1900286.

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Trends in Medical Imaging During Pregnancy in the United States and Ontario, Canada, 1996 to 2016

The use of medical imaging has sharply increased over the last 2 decades. Imaging rates during pregnancy have not been quantified in a large, multisite study setting. To evaluate patterns of medical imaging during pregnancy. A retrospective cohort study w...
Author(s): Kwan ML; Deosaransingh KA; Kushi LH; Radiation-Induced Cancers Study Team; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Jul 03;2(7):e197249. Epub 2019-07-03.

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Blood pressure lowering medication initiation and fracture risk: a SWAN pharmacoepidemiology study

We examined the fracture risk after initiation of blood pressure-lowering drugs compared with initiation of antidepressants. Multivariable regression models demonstrated an increased risk of fracture among women initiating a blood pressure-lowering medica...
Author(s): Solomon DH; Ruppert K; Kazlauskaite R; Finkelstein JS; Habel LA

Arch Osteoporos. 2019 Jun 28;14(1):73. Epub 2019-06-28.

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ASGE guideline on the role of endoscopy for bleeding from chronic radiation proctopathy

Chronic radiation proctopathy is a common sequela of radiation therapy for malignancies in the pelvic region. A variety of medical and endoscopic therapies have been used for the management of bleeding from chronic radiation proctopathy. In this guideline...
Author(s): Lee JK; Yang J; Wani SB; et al.

Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Jun 21.

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Re: Cancer outcomes in DCIS patients without locoregional treatment

Author(s): Habel LA; Buist DSM

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2019 Jun 14.

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Disparities in Health Information-Seeking Behaviors and Fatalistic Views of Cancer by Sexual Orientation Identity: A Nationally Representative Study of Adults in the United States.

Purpose: A lack of national data makes it difficult to estimate, but LGB adults appear to have a higher risk of cancer. Although limited research exists to explain the disparity, we aimed to explore potential differences in access to and utilizatio...
Author(s): Langston, Marvin E ME; Fuzzell, Lindsay L; Lewis-Thames, Marquita W MW; Khan, Saira S; Moore, Justin X JX

LGBT health. 2019 Oct ;6(4):192-201. Epub 2019-05-20.

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Effectiveness of a Patient Education Class to Enhance Knowledge about Lung Cancer Screening: a Quality Improvement Evaluation

Best practices to facilitate high-quality shared decision-making for lung cancer screening (LCS) are not well established. In our LCS program, patients are first referred to attend a free group education class on LCS, taught by designated clinician specia...
Author(s): Sakoda LC; Meyer MA; Chawla N; Sanchez MA; Blatchins MA; Nayak S; San K; Zin GK; Minowada G; Permanente Medical Group Lung Cancer Screening Task Force

J Cancer Educ. 2019 May 09.

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Low-Literacy Instructions Enable Successful Completion of Fecal Immunohistochemical Tests

Author(s): Lam AY; Lee JK

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 May 02.

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Maternal Gestational Weight Gain, Obesity, and the Timing of Pubertal Onset in Daughters

Early puberty is associated with adverse health outcomes, but little is known regarding early life determinants influencing pubertal timing. We examined the associations between maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) and the timing of the onset of breast ...
Author(s): Aghaee S; Laurent CA; Deardorff J; Ferrara A; Greenspan LC; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Kubo A

Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 15.

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Reproductive Factors and Mammographic Density: Associations Among 24,840 Women and Comparison of Studies Using Digitized Film-Screen Mammography and Full-Field Digital Mammography

Breast density is a modifiable factor that is strongly associated with breast cancer risk. We sought to understand the influence of newer technologies of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) on breast density research and to determine whether results are...
Author(s): Alexeeff SE; Achacoso N; Habel LA; et al.

Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Mar 13.

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