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Individual- and neighborhood-level socioeconomic status and risk of aggressive breast cancer subtypes in a pooled cohort of women from Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Low socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with a higher risk of aggressive breast cancer (BC) subtypes, but few studies have examined the independent effects of both neighborhood-level socioeconomic status (nSES) and individual-level SES measures...
Author(s): Aoki RF; Alexeeff SE; Caan BJ; Kushi LH; Kroenke CH; et al.

Cancer. 2021 Aug 20.

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The learning health system: the tools are here, why aren't we moving forward? Embedding researchers and delivery science for accelerating health care change

Author(s): Corley DA; Kilbourne A

Gastroenterology. 2021 Aug 09.

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Self-rated Health Disparities Among Asian Americans: Mediating Roles of Education Level and Household Income.

Asian Americans represent an understudied racial category in health disparity research. Using data from the National Asian American Survey, we examined self-rated health (SRH) disparities in eight Asian subgroups compared to Whites, explored the moderatin...
Author(s): Ahmmad Z; Wen M; Li K

J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Jun;23(3):583-590. doi: 10.1007/s10903-020-01051-0.

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Analysis of Survival Among Adults With Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in the National Cancer Database.

Importance: While increased adherence to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines in the US has been associated with significant reductions in cancer incidence in US individuals aged 50 years and older, the incidence of CRC among those aged younger th...
Author(s): Cheng E; Blackburn HN; Ng K; Spiegelman D; Irwin ML; Ma X; Gross CP; Tabung FK; Giovannucci EL; Kunz PL; Llor X; Billingsley K; Meyerhardt JA; Ahuja N; Fuchs CS

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Jun 1;4(6):e2112539. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.12539.

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Sarcopenia in the Older Adult With Cancer

Author(s): Williams GR; Dunne RF; Giri S; Shachar SS; Caan BJ

J Clin Oncol. 2021 May 27:JCO2100102.

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Comparing Different Interventions' Effects on Latinas' Screening Mammography Attainment and Participant-Driven Information Diffusion

Evaluation of multiple community-based approaches to improve Latinas' breast cancer (BC) screening utilization has resulted in inconsistent findings. Factors contributing to this variation include heterogeneity in approaches (e.g., types of conceptual fra...
Author(s): Molina Y; Kroenke CH; et al.

Health Educ Behav. 2021 May 27:10901981211010448.

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Hydrochlorothiazide and risk of melanoma subtypes

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), a common diuretic known to be photosensitizing and previously associated with non-melanoma skin cancer, was recently reported to be associated with two melanoma subtypes, nodular and lentigo, among residents of Denmark. Our goa...
Author(s): Habel LA; Achacoso N; Fireman B; Pedersen SA; Pottegård A

Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 May 07.

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Validation of Tools for Predicting Incident Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus or Esophagogastric Junction

Guidelines suggest screening of individuals who are at increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Tools for identifying patients at risk of Barrett's esophagus have been validated. Here, we aimed to compare and validate the tools for the primary o...
Author(s): Rubenstein JH; Raghunathan T; Doan C; Schneider J; Zhao W; Metko V; Nofz K; Khodadost M; Corley DA

Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 May 01;116(5):949-957.

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COVID-19: Guidance for What Clinicians and Scientists Should Do and When

Author(s): Corley DA; Peek RM

Gastroenterology. 2021 05;160(6):1922-1923.

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Simplifying ADR reporting - a worthy goal, but the devil is in the details

Author(s): Lam AY; Lee JK; Levin TR

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 Apr 24.

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Clustering of Social and Physical Pain Variables and Their Association With Mortality in Two Population-Based Cohorts

Social pain and physical pain are related bidirectionally, but how these variables cluster in the population is unknown. This study included 2833 women from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN), a community-based cohort of middle-aged wome...
Author(s): Kroenke CH; Alexeeff S; Kushi LH; Kwan ML; Matthews KA

Psychosom Med. 2021 Apr 01;83(3):228-238.

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Patterns and Factors Associated With Adherence to Lung Cancer Screening in Diverse Practice Settings

For lung cancer screening to confer mortality benefit, adherence to annual screening with low-dose computed tomography scans is essential. Although the National Lung Screening Trial had an adherence rate of 95%, current data are limited on screening adher...
Author(s): Sakoda LC; Quesenberry CP; Henderson LM; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Apr 01;4(4):e218559. Epub 2021-04-01.

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The Racial Configuration of Parent Couples and Premature Birth: an Analysis of the Utah Population Database.

In this paper, we analyze detailed maternal and paternal race information in a 25-year time series of birth record data to consider racial inequities in premature births experienced by women of color and women within interracial parent couples. We analyze...
Author(s): Korinek K; Ahmmad Z

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Mar 22. pii: 10.1007/s40615-021-00997-7. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-00997-7.

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mHealth Mindfulness Intervention for Women with Moderate-to-Moderately-Severe Antenatal Depressive Symptoms: a Pilot Study Within an Integrated Health Care System

Traditional mindfulness-based interventions have been shown to reduce depression symptoms in pregnant women, although in-person classes may pose significant accessibility barriers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mobile technology offers greate...
Author(s): Kubo A; Aghaee S; Kurtovich EM; Nkemere L; Quesenberry CP; McGinnis MK; Avalos LA

Mindfulness (N Y). 2021 Mar 11:1-11.

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Diet Quality and Breast Cancer Recurrence and Survival: The Pathways Study

Prior research suggests a relationship between overall diet quality and breast cancer survival, although few studies have reported on this topic. We evaluated whether 4 dietary quality indices consistent with healthy eating recommendations around the time...
Author(s): Ergas IJ; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Bradshaw PT; Roh JM; Kwan ML; Cadenhead J; Santiago-Torres M; Troeschel AN; Laraia B; Madsen K; Kushi LH

JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 Apr;5(2):pkab019. Epub 2021-03-02.

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Validated training tools are needed for assessing competency in colorectal endoscopic mucosal resection

Author(s): Kidambi TD; Lee JK

Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Mar;93(3):776-777.

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"I Had to Make Them Feel at Ease": Narrative Accounts of How Women With Breast Cancer Navigate Social Support

Social scientific studies of social support predominantly focus on the positive associations between social support and emotional well-being. The negative aspects of social support have received much less attention. We conducted semi-structured interviews...
Author(s): Wright JD; Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Kushi LH

Qual Health Res. 2021 Feb 28:1049732321989999.

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Initiation and adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy among urban, insured American Indian/Alaska Native breast cancer survivors

It has been shown that racial/ethnic disparities exist with regard to initiation of and adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET). However, the relationship among American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) individuals is poorly understood, particularly amon...
Author(s): Emerson MA; Achacoso NS; Benefield HC; Troester MA; Habel LA

Cancer. 2021 Feb 23.

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A prospective study of lifestyle factors and bone health in breast cancer patients who received aromatase inhibitors in an integrated healthcare setting

Fracture and osteoporosis are known side effects of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for postmenopausal hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer (BC) patients. How modifiable lifestyle factors impact fracture risk in these patients is relatively unknown. W...
Author(s): Kwan ML; Lo JC; Laurent CA; Roh JM; Tang L; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Quesenberry CP; Yao S

J Cancer Surviv. 2021 Feb 09.

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Why Do Epidemiologic Studies Find an Inverse Association Between Intraprostatic Inflammation and Prostate Cancer: A Possible Role for Colliding Bias?

Inflammation is an emerging risk factor for prostate cancer based largely on evidence from animal models and histopathologic observations. However, findings from patho-epidemiologic studies of intraprostatic inflammation and prostate cancer have been less...
Author(s): Langston ME; Sfanos KS; Khan S; Nguyen TQ; De Marzo AM; Platz EA; Sutcliffe S

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Feb;30(2):255-259.

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Paradigm-Shifting Research in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition: A Top 20 List of Articles Published in 2020

Author(s): Corley DA; Peek RM; Simpson BA

Gastroenterology. 2021 Jan 14.

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Disparities in Preventable Mortality from Colorectal Cancer: are they the result of structural racism?

Author(s): Doubeni CA; Selby K; Levin TR

Gastroenterology. 2021 Jan 05.

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When Should We Let Colorectal Cancer Screening Get Personal?

Although screening reduces colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and related mortality, national CRC screening rates remain suboptimal. Identifying strategies to improve screening rates remains an area of intense focus, and previous literature supports an ass...
Author(s): Lam AY; Lee JK

Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Dec 09.

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Recruitment strategies and design considerations in a trial of resistance training to prevent dose-limiting toxicities in colon cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Low muscle is associated with an increased risk of chemotherapy-related dose limiting toxicities (DLT) in cancer patients. Resistance training (RT) improves muscle mass; however, the effects of RT on preventing DLTs and dose reductions in colon cancer pat...
Author(s): Caan BJ; Meyerhardt JA; Brown JC; Campbell KL; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Lee C; Ross MC; Quinney S; Quesenberry C; Sternfeld B; Schmitz KH

Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Dec 07;101:106242. Epub 2020-12-07.

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A Mobile Health Mindfulness Intervention for Women With Moderate to Moderately Severe Postpartum Depressive Symptoms: Feasibility Study

Approximately 20% of women suffer from postpartum depression (PPD). Due to barriers such as limited access to care, half of the women with PPD do not receive treatment. Therefore, it is critical to identify effective and scalable interventions. Traditiona...
Author(s): Avalos LA; Aghaee S; Kurtovich E; Quesenberry C; Nkemere L; McGinnis MK; Kubo A

JMIR Ment Health. 2020 Nov 12;7(11):e17405. Epub 2020-11-12.

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