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D3-creatine dilution to assess skeletal muscle mass in colon cancer patients

Among colon cancer patients participating in a resistance training intervention during chemotherapy, this study will examine whether a new method to evaluate skeletal muscle mass (d3-creatine dilution) is associated with the key cancer outcomes of stre...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Feliciano, Elizabeth

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea: predictive modeling to streamline care

To prioritize pediatric attended polysomnography and treatment for children most in need while reducing the unnecessary use of overnight sleep studies, we propose to build and rigorously evaluate a clinical risk prediction model. We will combine data f...
Funder: The Permanente Medical Group
Investigator: Feliciano, Elizabeth

Healthful dietary patterns, intermediate biomarkers and long-term breast cancer prognosis

To strengthen the dietary guidelines for breast cancer survivors, we examine whether at-diagnosis concordance with healthful dietary patterns is associated with recurrence or breast cancer death, or with prognostic biomarkers (i.e., body composition, i...
Funder: American Institute for Cancer Research
Investigator: Feliciano, Elizabeth

Sex and Race/Ethnicity-specific Multilevel Factors Influencing Pubertal Trajectories: A Population-based Study

The goal of this project is to describe the normative distributions of pubertal development among boys and girls by race/ethnicity and to investigate early-life risk factors affecting pubertal onset and tempo (velocity of transition between onset and matu...
Funder: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Investigator: Kubo, Ai

Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC) and the National Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP)

The New-Onset Diabetes Cohort Study is designed to help develop and test early detection tests and processes. Kaiser Permanente Northern California is collaborating in this multi-site study to identify, recruit, and follow up with members who have recentl...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Van Den Eeden, Stephen

PRISM-EXT: An Open-Label Extension of CP101 Trials Evaluating Oral Full-Spectrum Microbiota (CP101) in Subjects with Recurrence of Clostridium difficile Infection

This study evaluates the safety and efficacy in reducing recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection in adults who had a recurrence within 8 weeks of receiving CP101 or placebo in PRISM3. Subjects who are experiencing recurrent Clostridium difficile inf...
Funder: Finch Research and Development, LLC
Investigator: Levin, Theodore

Cancer and Body Composition Webinar Series

This monthly webinar series, attended by approximately 200 people from diverse disciplines, is ongoing and focuses on topics relevant to body composition and cancer. The Division of Research will host 10 webinar speakers who are prominent in the field; ar...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Caan, Bette

Body Composition and the Obesity Paradox in Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma

Aim 1: Determine associations among body mass index (BMI), body composition variables, and tumor subtype. The amount and quality of muscle, visceral adipose tissue, and subcutaneous adipose tissue will be derived from existing pre-surgical CT scans; a...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Caan, Bette

Geospatial, Multilevel, and Contextual Approaches in Cancer Control and Population Sciences

This funding expands on neighborhood resources developed under the U01 grant (geocoded residential histories, linkage to census and area databases, virtual neighborhood audits). Aim 1: Develop methods to use remote sensing data and machine learning te...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Kushi, Lawrence

A Multicenter Phase 2 Study of the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Oral Full-Spectrum Microbiota (CP101) in Subjects with Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile Infection

The objectives of this Phase 2 study are to evaluate the safety and tolerability of CP101 treatment compared to placebo in adults with previously treated, recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, and to evaluate the efficacy of CP101 treatment relative ...
Funder: Finch Research and Development, LLC
Investigator: Levin, Theodore

Social Networks and Disparities in Health Behaviors and Breast Cancer Outcomes in Immigrant Women

The goals of this study are to evaluate associations between: 1) immigrant status and social networks at the neighborhood level and at the individual level, overall and by race/ethnicity, further evaluating associations among Asian/Pacific Islander an...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Kroenke, Candyce

Comprehensive Translational Science Analytics Tools for the Global Health Agenda

This project builds on a previous Community Benefit grant award to examine changes in cervical and colorectal cancer screening as a result of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It will exami...
Funder: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Investigator: Kushi, Lawrence

Circulating Biomarker Consortium for Pancreatic Early Detection

This is a retrospective case-control study to examine the timing and magnitude of loss of muscle and adiposity prior to diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Funder: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Investigator: Caan, Bette

System-Level Capture of Family History Data to Assess Risk of Cancer and Provide Longitudinal Care Coordination

Genetic risk and family history, which includes personal medical history, increasingly influence medical care, but optimal methods for capturing the hereditary risk of disease and the outcomes of such assessments are unknown. Using inherited cancer as a m...
Funder: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Investigator: Corley, Douglas

Gene Dependent Cancer Risk and Optimal Cancer Prevention Strategies in Lynch Syndrome

As part of a “K” training award from the National Institutes of Health, and within the overall colorectal cancer research program at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, this project will support additional analyses regarding the identification of perso...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Corley, Douglas

Validation and Extension of the Michigan Barrett’s Esophagus pREdiction Tool (M-BERET)

This project will validate whether a clinical tool can predict the presence of Barrett's esophagus and the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Funder: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Investigator: Corley, Douglas

Germline and Tumor Genomic Analyses of Breast Cancer in Latinas

​This project expands a consortium of studies examining germline genetic mutations in breast cancer risk in Latinas. It builds on a study that will include approximately 550 Latina women with breast cancer in the Pathways Study; genetic data from Latin...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Kushi, Lawrence

Adolescent and Young Adult Female Cancer Survivors - Cancer Experience Survey

​​This study aims to: 1) assess reproductive intentions and receipt of fertility counseling or preservation in relation to post-diagnosis birth outcomes among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors in North Carolina and the Kaiser Permanente N...
Funder: University of North Carolina
Investigator: Kushi, Lawrence

Optimizing Long-Term Post-Polypectomy Surveillance for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Using a Prediction Rule Developed from a Large, Community-Based Cohort

​Screening has been shown to reduce colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. However, screening has resulted in a growing cohort of patients with adenomatous polyps (adenomas), and little is known about effectively managing their post-polypectomy sur...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Lee, Jeffrey

Prospective Evaluation of Chronic Pancreatitis for Epidemiologic and Translational Studies (PROCEED)

The goal of the PROCEED study is to determine the early markers or predictors of progression among individuals with pancreatitis. Participants will undergo focused study-related procedures and questionnaires at enrollment and regularly during follow-up as...
Funder: National Institutes of Health
Investigator: Van Den Eeden, Stephen

Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer: Coordinating and Data Management Center

The NOD (New-Onset Diabetes) Cohort Study is part of a multisite effort to create a cohort with strictly defined new-onset diabetes. Kaiser Permanente Northern California is also receiving funding from the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Rese...
Funder: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Investigator: Van Den Eeden, Stephen

Beyond Body Mass Index: Bringing Body Composition into Oncology Practice

This project consists of development of electronic tools to rapidly assess body composition in colorectal cancer and breast cancer patients and present this information to clinicians. It leverages Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s electronic medical...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Feliciano, Elizabeth

Obesity, Chemotherapy Dosing, and Breast Cancer Outcomes

Body size is associated with survival in women with breast cancer in complicated ways. Chemotherapy to treat breast cancer is typically dosed based on body size, often as a function of body surface area. Previously, there was concern that obese patients m...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Kushi, Lawrence

End-of-Life Care for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: An Evaluation of Care and Development of Patient-Centered Quality Measures

This project examines aspects of end-of-life care for people diagnosed with adolescent and young adult cancers (ages 15 to 39 years). Current measures of end-of-life care quality were designed for older adults; a coherent set of measures to characterize ...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Kushi, Lawrence

Optimizing Colorectal Cancer Screening PREcision and Outcomes in CommunIty-baSEd Populations (PRECISE)

This study is part of the Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) program, which aims to enhance understanding of the implementation and effects of screening as practiced in multiple, heterogeneous health care...
Funder: National Cancer Institute
Investigator: Corley, Douglas
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