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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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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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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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Will a Proton Pump Inhibitor and an Aspirin Keep the Doctor Away for Patients With Barrett's Esophagus?

Author(s): Fitzgerald RC; Corley DA

Gastroenterology. 2019 Apr;156(5):1228-1231. Epub 2019-03-05.

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Author(s): Kwan ML; Danforth KN; Aaronson DS; Wagner MD; Williams SG; McMullen CK

Urology. 2019 Mar;125:229.

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Reply to Liu et al.: Tissue specificity of SIM1 gene expression and erectile dysfunction

Author(s): Jorgenson E; Yin J; Shan J; Hoffmann TJ; Thai KK; Van Den Eeden SK; et al.

Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2019 Feb 26;116(9):3349-3350. Epub 2019-02-12.

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Strategies to Improve Follow-up After Positive Fecal Immunochemical Tests in a Community-Based Setting: A Mixed-Methods Study

The effectiveness of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening for colorectal cancer depends on timely colonoscopy follow-up of positive tests, although limited data exist regarding effective system-level strategies for improving follow-up rates. Using a ...
Author(s): Selby K; Jensen CD; Zhao WK; Lee JK; Slam A; Schottinger JE; Bacchetti P; Levin TR; Corley DA

Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb;10(2):e00010.

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The Be-Well Study: a prospective cohort study of lifestyle and genetic factors to reduce the risk of recurrence and progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

PURPOSE: Bladder cancer is one of the top five cancers diagnosed in the U.S. with a high recurrence rate, and also one of the most expensive cancers to treat over the life-course. However, there are few observational, pros...
Author(s): Kwan, Marilyn L ML; Kushi, Lawrence H LH; Danforth, Kim N KN; Roh, Janise M JM; Ergas, Isaac J IJ; Lee, Valerie S VS; Cannavale, Kimberly L KL; Harrison, Teresa N TN; Contreras, Richard R; Loo, Ronald K RK; Aaronson, David S DS; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Tritchler, David D; Ghai, Nirupa R NR; Quinn, Virginia P VP; Ambrosone, Christine B CB; Zhang, Yuesheng Y; Tang, Li L

Cancer causes & control : CCC. 2019 Feb ;30(2):187-193. Epub 2019-01-17.

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of mHealth Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Patients and Informal Cancer Caregivers: A Feasibility Study Within an Integrated Health Care Delivery System

To assess feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a mobile/online-based (mHealth) mindfulness intervention for cancer patients and their caregivers to reduce distress and improve quality of life (QoL). Two-arm randomized controlled trial within Kaiser Per...
Author(s): Kubo A; Kurtovich E; McGinnis M; Aghaee S; Altschuler A; Quesenberry C; Kolevska T; Avins AL

Integr Cancer Ther. 2019 Jan-Dec;18:1534735419850634.

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Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Related Deaths After a Colonoscopy With Normal Findings

Guidelines recommend a 10-year rescreening interval after a colonoscopy with normal findings (negative colonoscopy results), but evidence supporting this recommendation is limited. To examine the long-term risks of colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer ...
Author(s): Lee JK; Jensen CD; Levin TR; Udaltsova N; Zhao WK; Fireman BH; Quesenberry CP; Corley DA; et al.

JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Dec 17.

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The evolution of body composition in oncology-epidemiology, clinical trials, and the future of patient care: facts and numbers

There is growing interest from the oncology community to understand how body composition measures can be used to improve the delivery of clinical care for the 18.1 million individuals diagnosed with cancer annually. Methods that distinguish muscle from su...
Author(s): Brown JC; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Caan BJ

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 Dec;9(7):1200-1208. Epub 2019-01-13.

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Opportunities to Improve Detection and Treatment of Depression among Patients with Breast Cancer Treated in an Integrated Delivery System

Patients with cancer commonly experience depression. If not addressed, depression can lead to reduced quality of life and survival. Given the introduction of national initiatives to improve management of psychiatric symptoms among patients with cancer, we...
Author(s): Check DK; Kwan ML; Chawla N; Dusetzina SB; Valice E; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Kolevska T; Rosenstein DL; Kushi LH

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Nov 30.

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Modifiable Failures in the Colorectal Cancer Screening Process and Their Association with Risk of Death

Colorectal cancer (CRC) deaths occur when patients do not receive screening or have inadequate follow up of abnormal results, or when the screening test itself fails. We have few data on the contribution of each to CRC-associated deaths or factors associa...
Author(s): Doubeni CA; Levin TR; Jensen CD; Corley DA; et al.

Gastroenterology. 2018 Sep 27.

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Factors That Influence Selectionof Urinary Diversion Among Bladder Cancer Patients in 3 Community-based Integrated Health Care Systems.

OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative contributions of patient and surgeon factors for predicting selection of ileal conduit (IC), neobladder (NB), or continent pouch (CP) urinary diversions (UD) for patients diagn...
Author(s): Kwan, Marilyn L ML; Leo, Michael C MC; Danforth, Kim N KN; Weinmann, Sheila S; Lee, Valerie S VS; Munneke, Julie R JR; Bulkley, Joanna E JE; Rosetti, Maureen O'Keeffe MO; Yi, David K DK; Banegas, Matthew P MP; Wagner, Matthew D MD; Williams, Stephen G SG; Aaronson, David S DS; Grant, Marcia M; Krouse, Robert S RS; Gilbert, Scott M SM; McMullen, Carmit K CK

Urology. 2018 Nov 22;169(12):855-865. Epub 2018-11-22.

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Associations of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Menopause Symptoms Among Midlife and Older Women

Little is known about the prevalence of traumatic exposures among midlife and older women and the association of these traumatic exposures with health issues. To examine the associations of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault, and posttraumati...
Author(s): Gibson CJ; Huang AJ; McCaw B; Subak LL; Thom DH; Van Den Eeden SK

JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Nov 19.

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and colorectal cancer survival

Liver diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and ensuing alterations to the micro-environment may affect development of liver metastasis. Mirroring the rise in obesity rates, prevalence of NAFLD is increasing globally. Our objective ...
Author(s): Wu K; Zhai MZ; Weltzien EK; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Meyerhardt JA; Giovannucci E; Caan BJ

Cancer Causes Control. 2018 Nov 15.

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Examining the role of access to care: Racial/ethnic differences in receipt of resection for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer among integrated system members and non-members

To examine the role of uniform access to care in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in receipt of resection for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by comparing integrated health system member patients to demographically similar non-member pati...
Author(s): Check DK; Albers KB; Uppal KM; Suga JM; Adams AS; Habel LA; Quesenberry CP; Sakoda LC

Lung Cancer. 2018 Nov;125:51-56. Epub 2018-09-11.

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