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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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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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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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Editors in Chief, Gastroenterology

Author(s): Peek RM; Corley DA

Gastroenterology. 2020 Dec 29.

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Early life household intactness and timing of pubertal onset in girls: a prospective cohort study

Girls who experience early-life familial stress may have heightened risk of early puberty, which has adverse implications for adolescent and adult health. We assessed the association between household intactness and pubertal onset using a racially/ethnica...
Author(s): Aghaee S; Deardorff J; Greenspan LC; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Kubo A

BMC Pediatr. 2020 Oct 28;20(1):464. Epub 2020-10-28.

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Cancer Screening during COVID-19: A Perspective from NCI's PROSPR consortium

Author(s): Corley DA; Sedki M; Haas JS; et al.

Gastroenterology. 2020 Oct 21.

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Influence of Telemedicine-First Intervention on Patient Visit Choice, Post-Visit Care, and Patient Satisfaction in Gastroenterology

Author(s): Munroe CA; Lin TY; Rouillard S; Fox J; Lee JK; Corley DA

Gastroenterology. 2020 Oct 16.

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Identification of 31 loci for mammographic density phenotypes and their associations with breast cancer risk

Mammographic density (MD) phenotypes are strongly associated with breast cancer risk and highly heritable. In this GWAS meta-analysis of 24,192 women, we identify 31 MD loci at P < 5 × 10-8, tripling the number known to 46. Seventeen identified MD loci al...
Author(s): Sieh W; Alexeeff SE; Sakoda LC; Jorgenson E; Schaefer C; Habel LA; et al.

Nat Commun. 2020 10 09;11(1):5116. Epub 2020-10-09.

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Pilot pragmatic randomized trial of mHealth mindfulness-based intervention for advanced cancer patients and their informal caregivers

Assess the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomized trial (RCT) comparing technology-delivered mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) programs against a waitlist control arm targeting advanced cancer patients and their informal caregivers. Two-arm clu...
Author(s): Kubo A; Kurtovich E; McGinnis M; Aghaee S; Altschuler A; Quesenberry C; Kolevska T; Liu R; Greyz-Yusupov N; Avins A

Psychooncology. 2020 Sep 26.

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Association of Prediagnostic Frailty, Change in Frailty Status, and Mortality After Cancer Diagnosis in the Women's Health Initiative

Understanding changes in frailty in relation to cancer diagnosis can inform optimal selection of cancer treatments and survivorship care. To investigate associations of prediagnostic frailty and change in frailty status with mortality after a cancer diagn...
Author(s): Cespedes Feliciano EM; Hohensee C; Rosko AE; Anderson GL; Paskett ED; Zaslavsky O; Wallace RB; Caan BJ

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Sep 01;3(9):e2016747. Epub 2020-09-01.

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Streamlining genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer in a Northern California health care system

Referral to Genetics for pre-testing counseling may be inefficient for women with ovarian cancer. This study assesses feasibility of gynecologic oncologists directly offering genetic testing. A prospective pilot study was conducted at two gynecologic onco...
Author(s): Powell CB; Lee J; Kushi LH; et al.

Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Aug 07.

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Early Screening of African Americans (45-50 Years Old) in a Fecal Immunochemical Test-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

Some guidelines recommend starting colorectal cancer (CRC) screening before age 50 years for African Americans, but there are few data on screening uptake and yield in this population. We performed a prospective study of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) sc...
Author(s): Levin TR; Jensen CD; Chawla NM; Sakoda LC; Lee JK; Zhao WK; Landau MA; Herm A; Eby E; Quesenberry CP; Corley DA

Gastroenterology. 2020 Jul 15.

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