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Marilyn L. Kwan, PhD

marilyn.l.kwan@kp.org

Kaiser Permanente Researcher Profiles

Marilyn  Kwan, PhD

Marilyn L. Kwan, PhD, is a Research Scientist III (equivalent to Professor academic rank) at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with her PhD in Epidemiology in May 2004 and completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in September 2005, also at UC Berkeley. Dr. Kwan joined the Division of Research in July 2005, where her current research focus is breast and bladder cancer prognosis and survival. Specifically, her interests include lifestyle and molecular factors and their associations with cancer recurrence, survival, and quality of life. She also studies the long-term health effects of cancer treatment specifically lymphedema, fractures, and cardiovascular disease, in breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Kwan’s research has been funded by the National Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society, and California Breast Cancer Research Program.

Current Positions

  • Research Scientist III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations

Primary Research Interests

  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Secondary Lymphedema After Breast Cancer
  • Quality of Cancer Care
  • Childhood Leukemia
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity

Related Websites

Studies

Risk of Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Associated with Medical Imaging — Extension Study

This study is an extension of the Risk of Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Associated with Medical Imaging (RIC). Our aims are to evaluate patterns of medical imaging and associated radiation exposure in children and adults and to determine the risk of pediatric cancers associated with pediatric exposure to medical imaging, focusing on leukemia and including children born in the health system.

Investigator: Li, De-Kun; Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Treatment Patterns and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with HR+/HER2- and HR+/HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer in an Integrated Health Care System

This is an observational, retrospective cohort study of patients diagnosed with HR+/HER2 – and HR+/HER2+ metastatic breast cancer (mBC) who initiated first-line systemic therapy in the metastatic setting. Study aims are: 1) Among HR+/HER2- mBC patients diagnosed from 2015-2020, describe demographic and clinical characteristics, treatment characteristics, and real-world progression-free survival. 2) Among HR+/HER2+ mBC patients diagnosed from 2012-2020, describe demographic and clinical characteristics, treatment characteristics, and progression-free survival and overall survival. 3) Identify demographic and clinical factors associated with first- and second-line treatment receipt (HR+/HER2-), treatment selection (HR+/HER2+), and their clinical outcomes.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: Pfizer Inc.

Energy Balance, mTOR Pathway Signaling, and Breast Cancer Prognosis: The Pathways Study

This application will use the Pathways Study resource to investigate genetic and non-genetic factors in the interplay of energy balance, mTOR signaling, and breast cancer prognosis. mTOR expression will be determined in tumor tissue from tissue microarrays that are being created in the Pathways Study, and its role in breast cancer outcomes will be examined.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Recurrence, Treatment, and Complication Patterns of Intermediate Risk Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

This study will comprehensively assess the clinical course of intermediate risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) in 291 patients diagnosed at Kaiser Permanente Northern California who are enrolled in the Be-Well Study. Intermediate risk NMIBC is an understudied form of one of the most common urologic cancers in the U.S. We will examine recurrence and progression patterns of intermediate risk NMIBC; determine complications associated with its diagnosis and treatment; and characterize healthcare utilization related to its surveillance.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: UroGen Pharma, Inc.

Predictors of CVD among Breast Cancer Survivors in an Integrated Health System

This study will comprehensively examine clinical and behavioral predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes among breast cancer survivors, and will maximize unique patient and data resources available at Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC). We will compare CVD events in the Pathways Study, a cohort of female KPNC members age ≥21 years diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (n=4,453, R01CA105274) with CVD events in a new age, race/ethnicity, history of comorbidity, and length of KPNC membership matched cohort of healthy KPNC female members (n=22,265). Results from this study will have important implications for identifying breast cancer subgroups at high risk of CVD and identifying potential targets for intervention, such as medication adherence and control of CVD risk factors.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Impact of Low IL-10 Levels at Birth and Leukemia Risk

The objectives of this retrospective cohort study of an established case-control study of childhood leukemia are to understand the relationships among immune status at birth, infectious exposures during childhood, and leukemogenesis, and to use this understanding to decrease the incidence of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The aims are to: 1) Assess whether a low interleukin-10 level at birth is associated with an increased incidence of early infections characterized by severe clinical symptoms from medical records and self-report; and 2) Determine whether decreased interleukin-10 can contribute to increased ALL in the setting of immune system activation.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Risk of Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Associated with Medical Imaging

The aims of this multiple PI grant are to: 1) Evaluate patterns of medical imaging (utilization and radiation dose) and estimate cumulative exposure to ionizing radiation from medical imaging in a) children (0-18 years old) and b) pregnant women, from 1996-2016; 2) Determine the risk of childhood leukemia among children and adolescents following exposure to all medical imaging examinations that deliver ionizing radiation from 1996-2016 and followed through 2017. We will also examine effects due to exposure from CT exams alone; 3) Determine the risk of childhood cancers among children and adolescents following fetal, in utero (maternal pregnancy) exposure to medical imaging from 1996-2016 followed through 2017; 4) In the subset of the population with complete information during in utero and child or adolescent exposure to medical imaging, assess the cumulative impact of these exposures on childhood cancers.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Diet and Lifestyle in a Prospective Study of Bladder Cancer Survivors

This study involves a new prospective cohort of more than 1,800 non-muscle invasive bladder cancer cases to investigate the role of cruciferous vegetable intake, along with associated individual genetic profiles, on reducing recurrence and progression of disease and improving the efficacy of current treatment modalities.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Lifestyle and Molecular Factors of Bone Health in Breast Cancer Survivors

This project will investigate the impact of modifiable lifestyle factors, germline genetic variations, and serum biomarkers, on adverse skeletal outcomes among aromatase inhibitor users, as well as develop a prediction model for risk of fractures for postmenopausal breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Urinary Diversion Among Bladder Cancer Survivors: Cost, Complications and QOL

This mixed-method, comparative effectiveness study will compare costs, complications, patient- and family-centered outcomes related to urinary diversion. Study participants will include bladder cancer patients undergoing cystectomy and their family caregivers within three Kaiser Permanente regions with a membership base of over six million enrollees.

Investigator: Kwan, Marilyn

Funder: National Cancer Institute

Publications

Alcohol consumption and prognosis and survival in breast cancer survivors: The Pathways Study

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L;Valice, Emily;Ergas, Isaac J;Roh, Janise M;Caan, Bette J;Cespedes Feliciano, Elizabeth M;Kolevska, Tatjana;Hartman, Terryl J;Quesenberry, Charles P;Ambrosone, Christine B;Kushi, Lawrence H

Cancer. 2023 Aug 09.

PubMed abstract

Neighborhood attributes and cardiovascular disease risk in breast cancer survivors: The Pathways Study

Authors: Conroy, Shannon M;Von Behren, Julie;Kwan, Marilyn L;Kim, Mi-Ok;Shariff-Marco, Salma;et al.

Cancer. 2023 Aug 01;129(15):2395-2408. Epub 2023-04-25.

PubMed abstract

Development of cardiometabolic risk factors following endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer

Authors: Rillamas-Sun, Eileen;Kwan, Marilyn L;Cheng, Richard;Neugebauer, Romain;Rana, Jamal S;Hershman, Dawn L;Greenlee, Heather;et al.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2023 Aug;201(1):117-126. Epub 2023-06-16.

PubMed abstract

Associations of post-diagnosis lifestyle with prognosis in women with invasive breast cancer

Authors: Troeschel, Alyssa N;McCullough, Lauren E;Collin, Lindsay J;Bradshaw, Patrick T;Valice, Emily;Kushi, Lawrence H;et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2023 Jul 05;32(7):963-975.

PubMed abstract

Associations of dietary isothiocyanate exposure from cruciferous vegetable consumption with recurrence and progression of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: findings from the Be-Well Study

Authors: Wang, Zinian;Roh, Janise M;Aaronson, David S;Ambrosone, Christine B;Tang, Li;et al.

Am J Clin Nutr. 2023 Jun;117(6):1110-1120. Epub 2023-04-11.

PubMed abstract

Caring for Children in Relation to Financial Hardship, Advance Care Planning, and Genetic Testing Among Adolescent and Young Adults with Cancer

Authors: Tan, Kelly R;Kirchhoff, Anne C;Chao, Chun R;Nichols, Hazel B;et al.

J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2023 Jun 01.

PubMed abstract

A Mendelian Randomization Analysis of 55 Genetically Predicted Metabolic Traits with Breast Cancer Survival Outcomes in the Pathways Study

Authors: Fiorica, Peter N;Sheng, Haiyang;Zhu, Qianqian;Roh, Janise M;Laurent, Cecile A;Ergas, Isaac J;Delmerico, Jennifer;Kwan, Marilyn L;Kushi, Lawrence H;Ambrosone, Christine B;Yao, Song

Cancer Res Commun. 2023 Jun;3(6):1104-1112. Epub 2023-06-22.

PubMed abstract

Development and testing of a polygenic risk score for breast cancer aggressiveness

Authors: Shieh, Yiwey;Ambrosone, Christine B;Kwan, Marilyn L;Witte, John S;Ziv, Elad;et al.

NPJ Precis Oncol. 2023 May 15;7(1):42. Epub 2023-05-15.

PubMed abstract

Development of cardiometabolic risk factors following endocrine therapy in women with breast cancer

Authors: Rillamas-Sun, Eileen; Kwan, Marilyn L; Iribarren, Carlos; Neugebauer, Romain; Rana, Jamal S; Nguyen-Huynh, Mai; Kushi, Lawrence H; Greenlee, Heather; et al.

Res Sq. 2023 Mar 22.

PubMed abstract

Pregnancy attempts among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors

Authors: Anderson, Chelsea; Fitz, Victoria; Deal, Allison; Getahun, Darios; Kwan, Marilyn L; Mersereau, Jennifer E; Kushi, Lawrence H; Chao, Chun R; Nichols, Hazel B

Fertil Steril. 2023 Mar;119(3):475-483. Epub 2022-12-17.

PubMed abstract

Natural history of multiple recurrences in intermediate-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer: lessons from a prospective cohort

Authors: Sharma, Vidit; Kushi, Lawrence H; Quesenberry, Charles P; Kwan, Marilyn L; et al.

Urology. 2023 Mar;173:134-141. Epub 2022-12-24.

PubMed abstract

Impact of Racial/Ethnic Discrimination on Quality of Life among Breast Cancer Survivors: The Pathways Study

Authors: Shariff-Marco, Salma; Sangaramoorthy, Meera; Ellis, Libby; Thomsen, Catherine; Roh, Janise M; Kroenke, Candyce; Valice, Emily; Kwan, Marilyn L; Ambrosone, Christine; Kushi, Lawrence; Gomez, Scarlett Lin

Am J Epidemiol. 2023 Feb 24;192(3):367-376.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L; Lo, Joan C; Laurent, Cecile A; Roh, Janise M; Tang, Li; Ambrosone, Christine B; Kushi, Lawrence H; Quesenberry, Charles P; Yao, Song

J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Feb;17(1):139-149. Epub 2021-02-09.

PubMed abstract

Reply to M.S. Ewer et al

Authors: Greenlee, Heather; Rillamas-Sun, Eileen; Cheng, Richard; Iribarren, Carlos; Rana, Jamal S; Nguyen-Huynh, Mai; Kushi, Lawrence H; Kwan, Marilyn L

J Clin Oncol. 2022 Dec 10;40(35):4159-4160. Epub 2022-07-25.

PubMed abstract

Smoking Behaviors and Prognosis in Patients With Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer in the Be-Well Study

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Ergas, Isaac J; Quesenberry, Charles P; Kushi, Lawrence H; Tang, Li; et al.

JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Nov 01;5(11):e2244430. Epub 2022-11-01.

PubMed abstract

Risk of heart failure with preserved versus reduced ejection fraction in women with breast cancer

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L; Cheng, Richard K; Iribarren, Carlos; Shen, Hanjie; Laurent, Cecile A; Roh, Janise M; Hershman, Dawn L; Kushi, Lawrence H; Greenlee, Heather; Rana, Jamal S

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2022 Jun;193(3):669-675. Epub 2022-04-16.

PubMed abstract

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women With and Without Breast Cancer: The Pathways Heart Study

Authors: Greenlee, Heather; Rana, Jamal S; Cheng, Richard; Rillamas-Sun, Eileen; Neugebauer, Romain; Kwan, Marilyn L; Kwan, Marilyn L; et al.

J Clin Oncol. 2022 05 20;40(15):1647-1658. Epub 2022-04-06.

PubMed abstract

Risk of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Women With and Without a History of Breast Cancer: The Pathways Heart Study

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L; Iribarren, Carlos; Neugebauer, Romain; Rana, Jamal S; Nguyen-Huynh, Mai; Kushi, Lawrence H; Greenlee, Heather; et al.

J Clin Oncol. 2022 05 20;40(15):1635-1646. Epub 2022-01-13.

PubMed abstract

Quantifying cancer risk from exposures to medical imaging in the Risk of Pediatric and Adolescent Cancer Associated with Medical Imaging (RIC) Study: research methods and cohort profile

Authors: Kwan, Marilyn L; Kushi, Lawrence H; Smith-Bindman, Rebecca; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2022 May;33(5):711-726. Epub 2022-02-02.

PubMed abstract

UACA locus is associated with breast cancer chemoresistance and survival.

Authors: Zhu, Qianqian; Schultz, Emily; Long, Jirong; Roh, Janise M; Valice, Emily; Laurent, Cecile A; Radimer, Kelly H; Yan, Li; Ergas, Isaac J; Davis, Warren; Ranatunga, Dilrini; Gandhi, Shipra; Kwan, Marilyn L; Bao, Ping-Ping; Zheng, Wei; Shu, Xiao-Ou; Ambrosone, Christine; Yao, Song; Kushi, Lawrence H

NPJ Breast Cancer. 2022 Mar 23;8(1):39. doi: 10.1038/s41523-022-00401-5.

PubMed abstract

3 QUESTIONS ON… Cardiometabolic risk factors in breast cancer survivors: With Marilyn Kwan, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California…Marilyn Kwan

Authors: DiGiulio, Sarah

Oncol Times. 2022 Feb;44(4):38.

Positive predictive value and sensitivity of ICD-9-CM codes for identifying pediatric leukemia

Authors: Weinmann, Sheila; Francisco, Melanie C; Kwan, Marilyn L; Bowles, Erin J A; Rahm, Alanna Kulchak; Greenlee, Robert T; Stout, Natasha K; Pole, Jason D; Kushi, Lawrence H; Smith-Bindman, Rebecca; Miglioretti, Diana L

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2022 02;69(2):e29383. Epub 2021-11-13.

PubMed abstract

Description of Major Osteoporotic Fractures in Women with Invasive Breast Cancer Who Received Endocrine Therapy

Authors: Lo, Joan C; Laurent, Cecile A; Roh, Janise M; Lee, Jean; Chandra, Malini; Yao, Song; Kwan, Marilyn L

JAMA Netw Open. 2021 11 01;4(11):e2133861. Epub 2021-11-01.

PubMed abstract

Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Breast Cancer Recurrence and Survival in the Pathways Study

Authors: Anyene, Ijeamaka C; Ergas, Isaac J; Kwan, Marilyn L; Roh, Janise M; Ambrosone, Christine B; Kushi, Lawrence H; Cespedes Feliciano, Elizabeth M

Nutrients. 2021 Sep 25;13(10). Epub 2021-09-25.

PubMed abstract

Leukemia Risk in a Cohort of 3.9 Million Children With and Without Down Syndrome

Authors: Marlow, Emily C; Kwan, Marilyn L; Miglioretti, Diana L; et al.

J Pediatr. 2021 Jul;234:172-180.e3. Epub 2021-03-06.

PubMed abstract

Weight stability masks changes in body composition in colorectal cancer: a retrospective cohort study

Authors: Brown, Justin C; Caan, Bette J; Cespedes Feliciano, Elizabeth M; Xiao, Jingjie; Weltzien, Erin; Prado, Carla M; Kroenke, Candyce H; Castillo, Adrienne; Kwan, Marilyn L; Meyerhardt, Jeffrey A

Am J Clin Nutr. 2021 06 01;113(6):1482-1489.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Wright, Jaime D; Kroenke, Candyce H; Kwan, Marilyn L; Kushi, Lawrence H

Qual Health Res. 2021 05;31(6):1056-1068. Epub 2021-02-28.

PubMed abstract

The Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Horizon Study: An AYA cancer survivorship cohort

Authors: Nichols, Hazel B; Kwan, Marilyn L; Kushi, Lawrence H; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 05;30(5):857-866. Epub 2021-02-22.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Ergas, Isaac J; Cespedes Feliciano, Elizabeth M; Bradshaw, Patrick T; Roh, Janise M; Kwan, Marilyn L; Cadenhead, Jen; Santiago-Torres, Margarita; Troeschel, Alyssa N; Laraia, Barbara; Madsen, Kristine; Kushi, Lawrence H

JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2021 04;5(2). Epub 2021-03-02.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Kroenke, Candyce H; Alexeeff, Stacey; Kushi, Lawrence H; Kwan, Marilyn L; Matthews, Karen A

Psychosom Med. 2021 04 01;83(3):228-238.

PubMed abstract

Racial/ethnic disparities in survival after breast cancer diagnosis by estrogen and progesterone receptor status: A pooled analysis

Authors: John, Esther M; Kwan, Marilyn L; Wu, Anna H; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 02;30(2):351-363. Epub 2020-12-18.

PubMed abstract

Long-term medical imaging use in children with central nervous system tumors

Authors: Bowles, Erin J A; Kwan, Marilyn L; Pole, Jason D; et al.

PLoS One. 2021;16(4):e0248643. Epub 2021-04-21.

PubMed abstract

Trends in Imaging for Suspected Pulmonary Embolism Across US Health Care Systems, 2004 to 2016

Authors: Wang, Ralph C; Miglioretti, Diana L; Marlow, Emily C; Kwan, Marilyn L; Theis, May K; Bowles, Erin J A; Greenlee, Robert T; Rahm, Alanna K; Stout, Natasha K; Weinmann, Sheila; Smith-Bindman, Rebecca

JAMA Netw Open. 2020 11 02;3(11):e2026930. Epub 2020-11-02.

PubMed abstract

Effects of cooking methods on total isothiocyanate yield from cruciferous vegetables

Authors: Wang, Zinian; Kwan, Marilyn L; Pratt, Rachel; Roh, Janise M; Kushi, Lawrence H; Danforth, Kim N; Zhang, Yuesheng; Ambrosone, Christine B; Tang, Li

Food Sci Nutr. 2020 Oct;8(10):5673-5682. Epub 2020-09-09.

PubMed abstract

Association of Low Muscle Mass and Low Muscle Radiodensity With Morbidity and Mortality for Colon Cancer Surgery

Authors: Xiao, Jingjie; Cespedes Feliciano, Elizabeth M; Meyerhardt, Jeffrey A; Kwan, Marilyn L; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Castillo, Adrienne L; Prado, Carla M; et al.

JAMA Surg. 2020 10 01;155(10):942-949.

PubMed abstract

History of Early Childhood Infections and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Risk Among Children in a U.S. Integrated Health Care System

Authors: Morimoto LM; Kwan ML; Deosaransingh K; Munneke JR; Kang AY; Quesenberry C; Kogan S; de Smith AJ; Metayer C; Wiemels JL

Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01;189(10):1076-1085.

PubMed abstract

Distinct trajectories of moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior following a breast cancer diagnosis: the Pathways Study

Authors: Shi Z; Rundle A; Genkinger JM; Cheung YK; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Kushi LH; Kwan ML; Greenlee H

J Cancer Surviv. 2020 06;14(3):393-403. Epub 2020-03-04.

PubMed abstract

Hospital Characteristics and Breast Cancer Survival in the California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium

Authors: Shariff-Marco S; Kwan ML; Kurian AW; et al.

JCO Oncol Pract. 2020 06;16(6):e517-e528.

PubMed abstract

The effect of multiple recruitment contacts on response rates and patterns of missing data in a survey of bladder cancer survivors 6 months after cystectomy

Authors: Bulkley JE; Kwan ML; McMullen CK; et al.

Qual Life Res. 2020 Apr;29(4):879-889. Epub 2019-12-06.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: 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.

PubMed abstract

Distinct trajectories of fruits and vegetables, dietary fat, and alcohol intake following a breast cancer diagnosis: the Pathways Study

Authors: Shi Z; Rundle A; Genkinger JM; Cheung YK; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Kushi LH; Kwan ML; Greenlee H

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Jan;179(1):229-240. Epub 2019-10-10.

PubMed abstract

Decision Regret Related to Urinary Diversion Choice Among Cystectomy Patients

Authors: Check DK; Leo MC; Banegas MP; Bulkley JE; Danforth KN; Gilbert SM; Kwan ML; Rosetti MO; McMullen CK

J Urol. 2020 01;203(1):159-163. Epub 2019-08-23.

PubMed abstract

A Scalable Database of Organ Doses for Common Diagnostic Fluoroscopy Procedures of Children: Procedures of Historical Practice for Use in Radiation Epidemiology Studies

Authors: Marshall EL; Kwan ML; Bolch WE; et al.

Radiat Res. 2019 12;192(6):649-661. Epub 2019-10-14.

PubMed abstract

Trends in Use of Medical Imaging in US Health Care Systems and in Ontario, Canada, 2000-2016

Authors: Smith-Bindman R; Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Miglioretti DL; et al.

JAMA. 2019 09 03;322(9):843-856.

PubMed abstract

Germline Genetic Variants in GATA3 and Breast Cancer Treatment Outcomes in SWOG S8897 Trial and the Pathways Study

Authors: Larsen V; Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Yao S; et al.

Clin Breast Cancer. 2019 08;19(4):225-235.e2. Epub 2019-03-06.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Radiation-Induced Cancers Study Team; et al.

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

PubMed abstract

Development of a goal elicitation measure to support bladder cancer patients’ choice about urinary diversion

Authors: Leo MC; Gilbert SM; Wendel CS; Krouse RS; Grant M; Danforth KN; Kwan ML; Harrison TN; Bulkley JE; McMullen CK

J Urol. 2019 07;202(1):83-89. Epub 2019-06-07.

PubMed abstract

SeqSQC: A Bioconductor Package for Evaluating the Sample Quality of Next-generation Sequencing Data

Authors: Liu Q; Hu Q; Yao S; Kwan ML; Roh JM; Zhao H; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Liu S; Zhu Q

Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2019 04;17(2):211-218. Epub 2019-04-05.

PubMed abstract

Early-onset triple-negative breast cancer in multiracial/ethnic populations: Distinct trends of prevalence of truncation mutations

Authors: Liu Q; Yao S; Zhao H; Hu Q; Kwan ML; Roh JM; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Liu S; Zhu Q

Cancer Med. 2019 04;8(4):1845-1853. Epub 2019-03-12.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Check DK; Kwan ML; Chawla N; Dusetzina SB; Valice E; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Kolevska T; Rosenstein DL; Kushi LH

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 03;57(3):587-595. Epub 2018-12-01.

PubMed abstract

The association of medical and demographic characteristics with sarcopenia and low muscle radiodensity in patients with nonmetastatic colorectal cancer

Authors: Xiao J; Caan BJ; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Meyerhardt JA; Kroenke CH; Baracos VE; Weltzien E; Kwan ML; Alexeeff SE; Castillo AL; Prado CM

Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 03 01;109(3):615-625.

PubMed abstract

AUTHOR REPLY

Authors: Kwan ML; Danforth KN; Aaronson DS; Wagner MD; Williams SG; McMullen CK

Urology. 2019 Mar;125:229.

PubMed abstract

Factors that Influence Selection of Urinary Diversion among Bladder Cancer Patients in Three Community-Based Integrated Health Care Systems

Authors: Kwan ML; McMullen CK; et al.

Urology. 2019 03;125:222-229. Epub 2018-11-22.

PubMed abstract

Perioperative Intravesical Chemotherapy for Patients with Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: Understanding the Extent of and Sources of Variation in Guideline-Recommended Use

Authors: Check DK; Aaronson DS; Nielsen ME; Lee VS; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Kushi LH; Tang L; Kwan ML

Urology. 2019 02;124:107-112. Epub 2018-10-23.

PubMed abstract

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

Authors: Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Ergas IJ; Quesenberry CP; Tang L; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2019 Feb;30(2):187-193. Epub 2019-01-17.

PubMed abstract

Recovering from Cystectomy: Patient Perspectives

Authors: McMullen CK; Kwan ML; Colwell JC; Munneke JR; Davis JV; Firemark A; Brooks N; Grant M; Gilbert SM; Altschuler A

Bladder Cancer. 2019 Jan 31;5(1):51-61. Epub 2019-01-31.

PubMed abstract

Understanding racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer-related physical well-being: the role of patient-provider interactions

Authors: Check DK; Chawla N; Kwan ML; Pinheiro L; Roh JM; Ergas IJ; Stewart AL; Kolevska T; Ambrosone C; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug;170(3):593-603. Epub 2018-04-05.

PubMed abstract

Personal and clinical social support and adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy among hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients in an integrated health care system

Authors: Kroenke CH; Hershman DL; Gomez SL; Adams SR; Eldridge EH; Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Kubo A; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug;170(3):623-631. Epub 2018-04-18.

PubMed abstract

Associations of pre-existing co-morbidities with skeletal muscle mass and radiodensity in patients with non-metastatic colorectal cancer

Authors: Xiao J; Caan BJ; Weltzien E; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Kroenke CH; Meyerhardt JA; Baracos VE; Kwan ML; Castillo AL; Prado CM

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 08;9(4):654-663. Epub 2018-04-19.

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The deterioration of muscle mass and radiodensity is prognostic of poor survival in stage I-III colorectal cancer: a population-based cohort study (C-SCANS)

Authors: Brown JC; Caan BJ; Weltzien E; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Kroenke CH; Castillo A; Kwan ML; Prado CM; et al.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 May 15.

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Lifestyle and nutritional modifiable factors in the prevention and treatment of bladder cancer

Authors: Kwan ML; Garren B; Nielsen ME; Tang L

Urol Oncol. 2018 Apr 24.

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Changes in bone mineral density in women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibitor therapy

Authors: Kwan ML; Yao S; Laurent CA; Roh JM; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Lo JC

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Apr;168(2):523-530. Epub 2017-12-16.

PubMed abstract

Use of iDXA spine scans to evaluate total and visceral abdominal fat

Authors: Bea JW; Hsu CH; Blew RM; Irving AP; Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Abraham I; Going SB

Am J Hum Biol. 2018 01;30(1). Epub 2017-09-08.

PubMed abstract

Association of Systemic Inflammation and Sarcopenia With Survival in Nonmetastatic Colorectal Cancer: Results From the C SCANS Study

Authors: Feliciano EMC; Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Alexeeff S; Corley D; Caan BJ; et al.

JAMA Oncol. 2017 12 01;3(12):e172319.

PubMed abstract

Genetic Ancestry Is not Associated with Breast Cancer Recurrence or Survival in U.S. Latina Women Enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Pathways Study

Authors: Engmann NJ; Ergas IJ; Yao S; Kwan ML; Roh JM; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Fejerman L

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep;26(9):1466-1469.

PubMed abstract

Explaining the Obesity Paradox: The Association between Body Composition and Colorectal Cancer Survival (C-SCANS Study)

Authors: Caan BJ; Meyerhardt JA; Kroenke CH; Alexeeff S; Xiao J; Weltzien E; Feliciano EC; Castillo AL; Quesenberry CP; Kwan ML; Prado CM

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 07;26(7):1008-1015. Epub 2017-05-15.

PubMed abstract

Body mass index, PAM50 subtype, recurrence and survival among patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer

Authors: Cespedes Feliciano EM; Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Chen WY; Weltzien EK; Castillo AL; Sweeney C; Bernard PS; Caan BJ

Cancer. 2017 Jul 01;123(13):2535-2542. Epub 2017-03-13.

PubMed abstract

Patterns and reasons for switching classes of hormonal therapy among women with early-stage breast cancer

Authors: Kwan ML; Roh JM; Laurent CA; Lee J; Tang L; Hershman D; Kushi LH; Yao S

Cancer Causes Control. 2017 Jun;28(6):557-562. Epub 2017-03-27.

PubMed abstract

Impact of social and built environment factors on body size among breast cancer survivors: the Pathways Study

Authors: Shariff-Marco S; Roh JM; Ambrosone C; Gomez SL; Gomez SL; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Apr;26(4):505-515. Epub 2017-02-02.

PubMed abstract

Adiposity, post-diagnosis weight change, and risk of cardiovascular events among early-stage breast cancer survivors

Authors: Cespedes Feliciano EM; Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Weltzien EK; Castillo AL; Caan BJ

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 04;162(3):549-557. Epub 2017-02-07.

PubMed abstract

Postdiagnosis social networks and breast cancer mortality in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project

Authors: Kroenke CH; Michael YL; Poole EM; Kwan ML; Nechuta S; Leas E; Caan BJ; Pierce J; Shu XO; Zheng Y; Chen WY

Cancer. 2017 Apr 01;123(7):1228-1237. Epub 2016-12-12.

PubMed abstract

Association of Serum Level of Vitamin D at Diagnosis With Breast Cancer Survival: A Case-Cohort Analysis in the Pathways Study

Authors: Yao S; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Lee MM; Kushi LH; et al.

JAMA Oncol. 2017 Mar 01;3(3):351-357.

PubMed abstract

BMI, Lifestyle Factors and Taxane-Induced Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients: The Pathways Study

Authors: Greenlee H; Hershman DL; Shi Z; Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Kushi LH

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Feb 01;109(2):1-8.

PubMed abstract

Bone remodeling and regulating biomarkers in women at the time of breast cancer diagnosis

Authors: Yao S; Zhang Y; Tang L; Roh JM; Laurent CA; Hong CC; Hahn T; Lo JC; Ambrosone CB; Kushi LH; Kwan ML

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2017 02;161(3):501-513. Epub 2016-12-03.

PubMed abstract

Association of Weight Change after Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis and Outcomes in the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Population

Authors: Meyerhardt JA; Kroenke CH; Prado CM; Kwan ML; Castillo A; Weltzien E; Cespedes Feliciano EM; Xiao J; Caan BJ

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Jan;26(1):30-37. Epub 2016-12-16.

PubMed abstract

BMI, Lifestyle Factors and Taxane-Induced Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients: The Pathways Study.

Authors: Greenlee, Heather; Hershman, Dawn L; Shi, Zaixing; Kwan, Marilyn L; Ergas, Isaac J; Roh, Janise M; Kushi, Lawrence H

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Oct 28;109(2):djw206. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djw206. Print 2017 Feb.

PubMed abstract

Exercise and Prognosis on the Basis of Clinicopathologic and Molecular Features in Early Stage Breast Cancer: The LACE and Pathways Studies

Authors: Jones LW; Kwan ML; Sternfeld B; Habel LA; Kroenke CH; Queensberry CP; Kushi LH; Caan BJ; et al.

Cancer Res. 2016 Sep 15;76(18):5415-22. Epub 2016-08-03.

PubMed abstract

Metabolic Dysfunction, Obesity, and Survival Among Patients With Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer

Authors: Cespedes Feliciano EM; Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Quesenberry C; Caan BJ; et al.

J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 6.

PubMed abstract

Association Between Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Initiation: The Breast Cancer Quality of Care (BQUAL) Study

Authors: Greenlee H; Kwan ML; Lee M; Hershman DL; Hershman DL; et al.

JAMA Oncol. 2016 Sep 01;2(9):1170-6.

PubMed abstract

Analysis of Body Mass Index and Mortality in Patients With Colorectal Cancer Using Causal Diagrams

Authors: Kroenke CH; Neugebauer R; Meyerhardt J; Prado CM; Weltzien E; Kwan ML; Xiao J; Caan BJ

JAMA Oncol. 2016 Sep 01;2(9):1137-45.

PubMed abstract

Exercise and Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Women With Nonmetastatic Breast Cancer

Authors: Jones LW; Habel LA; Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Quesenberry CP; Sternfeld B; Kushi LH; Caan BJ; et al.

J Clin Oncol. 2016 Aug 10;34(23):2743-9. Epub 2016-05-23.

PubMed abstract

Race/ethnicity, genetic ancestry, and breast cancer-related lymphedema in the Pathways Study

Authors: Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; et al.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 08;159(1):119-29. Epub 2016-07-22.

PubMed abstract

Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry spine scans to determine abdominal fat in postmenopausal women

Authors: Bea JW; Blew RM; Going SB; Hsu CH; Lee MC; Lee VR; Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Lohman TG

Am J Hum Biol. 2016 Jul 15.

PubMed abstract

The effect of patient and contextual characteristics on racial/ethnic disparity in breast cancer mortality

Authors: Sposto R; Bernstein L; Lu Y; Wu AH; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 07;25(7):1064-72. Epub 2016-04-26.

PubMed abstract

A pooled analysis of post-diagnosis lifestyle factors in association with late estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer prognosis

Authors: Nechuta S; Chen WY; Cai H; Poole EM; Kwan ML; Flatt SW; Patterson RE; Pierce JP; Caan BJ; Ou Shu X

Int J Cancer. 2016 May 1;138(9):2088-97. Epub 2015-12-09.

PubMed abstract

Effectiveness of bisphosphonate use and risk of contralateral breast cancer and recurrence in women with early-stage breast cancer treated with tamoxifen

Authors: Kwan ML; Shi JM; Habel LA; Song J; Chung JW; Avila CC; Schottinger JE; Cheetham TC; Fletcher SW; Haque R

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Apr;156(2):379-89. Epub 2016-03-22.

PubMed abstract

Validation of self-reported comorbidity status of breast cancer patients with medical records: the California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium (CBCSC)

Authors: Vigen C; John EM; Lee VS; Wu AH; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Mar;27(3):391-401. Epub 2016-01-21.

PubMed abstract

Tamoxifen and Antidepressant Drug Interaction in a Cohort of 16 887 Breast Cancer Survivors

Authors: Haque R; Shi J; Schottinger JE; Ahmed SA; Cheetham TC; Chung J; Avila C; Kleinman K; Habel LA; Fletcher SW; Kwan ML

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Mar;108(3). Epub 2015-12-01.

PubMed abstract

Impact of very low physical activity, BMI, and comorbidities on mortality among breast cancer survivors

Authors: Nelson SH; Marinac CR; Patterson RE; Nechuta SJ; Flatt SW; Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Poole EM; Chen WY; Shu XO; Pierce JP

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Feb;155(3):551-7. Epub 2016-Feb-10.

PubMed abstract

Who Gets to Decide?

Authors: Smith-Bindman R; Kwan ML; Miglioretti DL

Radiology. 2016 Feb;278(2):635-6.

PubMed abstract

RE: Body Mass Index, PAM50 Subtype, and Outcomes in Node-Positive Breast Cancer: CALGB 9741

Authors: Kwan ML; Quesenberry CP; Caan BJ

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016 Jan;108(1).

PubMed abstract

Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status in Mortality After Breast Cancer

Authors: Shariff-Marco S; Kwan ML; Gomez SL; et al.

J Community Health. 2015 Dec;40(6):1287-99.

PubMed abstract

The Impact of DNA Input Amount and DNA source on the Performance of Whole-Exome Sequencing in Cancer Epidemiology

Authors: Zhu Q; Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Kushi LH; Yao S; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Aug;24(8):1207-13. Epub 2015-05-19.

PubMed abstract

Contribution of the Neighborhood Environment and Obesity to Breast Cancer Survival: The California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium

Authors: Cheng I; Kwan ML; Keegan TH; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Aug;24(8):1282-90. Epub 2015-06-10.

PubMed abstract

Breastfeeding, PAM50 Tumor Subtype, and Breast Cancer Prognosis and Survival

Authors: Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Habel LA; Gunderson EP; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Caan BJ; et al.

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jul;107(7). Epub 2015-04-28.

PubMed abstract

Statins and breast cancer stage and mortality in the Women’s Health Initiative

Authors: Desai P; Kwan ML; Simon MS; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2015 Apr;26(4):529-39. Epub 2015-03-04.

PubMed abstract

A hybrid approach to identify subsequent breast cancer using pathology and automated health information data

Authors: Haque R; Shi J; Schottinger JE; Ahmed SA; Chung J; Avila C; Lee VS; Cheetham TC; Habel LA; Fletcher SW; Kwan ML

Med Care. 2015 Apr;53(4):380-5.

PubMed abstract

Diabetes and other comorbidities in breast cancer survival by race/ethnicity: The California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium (CBCSC)

Authors: Wu AH; Kwan ML; Caan BJ; Vigen C; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015 Feb;24(2):361-8. Epub 2014-11-25.

PubMed abstract

Body Mass Index, PAM50 Subtype, and Outcomes in Node-Positive Breast Cancer

Authors: Kwan ML; Quesenberry CP; Caan BJ

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jan;108(1). Epub 2015-11-11.

PubMed abstract

Association of high obesity with PAM50 breast cancer intrinsic subtypes and gene expression

Authors: Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Kushi LH; Quesenberry CP; Habel LA; Caan BJ; et al.

BMC Cancer. 2015;15:278. Epub 2015-04-14.

PubMed abstract

Representativeness of breast cancer cases in an integrated health care delivery system

Authors: Gomez SL; Shariff-Marco S; Von Behren J; Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Keegan TH; Reynolds P; Kushi LH

BMC Cancer. 2015;15:688. Epub 2015-10-14.

PubMed abstract

Pre- to post-diagnosis weight change and associations with physical functional limitations in breast cancer survivors

Authors: Young A; Weltzien E; Kwan M; Castillo A; Caan B; Kroenke CH

J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Dec;8(4):539-47. Epub 2014-05-08.

PubMed abstract

Intrinsic subtypes from PAM50 gene expression assay in a population-based breast cancer cohort: Differences by age, race, and tumor characteristics

Authors: Sweeney C; Kwan ML; Habel LA; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Caan BJ; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May;23(5):714-24. Epub 2014-02-12.

PubMed abstract

Intrinsic subtypes from the PAM50 gene expression assay in a population-based breast cancer survivor cohort: Prognostication of short and long term outcomes

Authors: Caan BJ; Sweeney C; Habel LA; Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Weltzien EK; Quesenberry CP; Castillo A; Factor RE; Kushi LH; Bernard PS

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014 May;23(5):725-34. Epub 2014-02-12.

PubMed abstract

Race and breast cancer survival by intrinsic subtype based on PAM50 gene expression

Authors: Kroenke CH; Sweeney C; Kwan ML; Quesenberry CP; Weltzien EK; Habel LA; Castillo A; Bernard PS; Factor RE; Kushi LH; Caan BJ

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Apr;144(3):689-99. Epub 2014-03-07.

PubMed abstract

Changes in vitamin and mineral supplement use after breast cancer diagnosis in the Pathways Study: a prospective cohort study

Authors: Greenlee H; Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Kushi LH; et al.

BMC Cancer. 2014;14:382. Epub 2014-05-29.

PubMed abstract

Obesity and Mortality After Breast Cancer by Race/Ethnicity: The California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium

Authors: Kwan ML; Caan BJ; Wu AH; et al.

Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 1;179(1):95-111. Epub 2013-10-09.

PubMed abstract

Bone health history in breast cancer patients on aromatase inhibitors

Authors: Kwan ML; Lo JC; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; Yao S; et al.

PLoS ONE. 2014;9(10):e111477. Epub 2014-10-29.

PubMed abstract

The California Breast Cancer Survivorship Consortium (CBCSC): prognostic factors associated with racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer survival

Authors: Wu AH; Kwan ML; Caan BJ; Sposto R; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Oct;24(10):1821-36. Epub 2013-07-18.

PubMed abstract

Post-diagnosis Cruciferous Vegetable Consumption and Breast Cancer Outcomes: a Report from the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project

Authors: Nechuta S; Caan BJ; Chen WY; Kwan ML; Lu W; Cai H; Poole EM; Flatt SW; Zheng W; Pierce JP; Shu XO

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Aug;22(8):1451-6. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

PubMed abstract

Employment status and quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer survivors

Authors: Timperi AW; Ergas IJ; Rehkopf DH; Roh JM; Kwan ML; Kushi LH

Psychooncology. 2013 Jun;22(6):1411-20. Epub 2012-08-22.

PubMed abstract

Patient-physician interaction and quality of life in recently diagnosed breast cancer patients

Authors: Kwan ML; Tam EK; Ergas IJ; Rehkopf DH; Roh JM; Lee MM; Somkin CP; Stewart AL; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun;139(2):581-95.

PubMed abstract

Social networks, social support mechanisms, and quality of life after breast cancer diagnosis

Authors: Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Neugut AI; Ergas IJ; Wright JD; Caan BJ; Hershman D; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun;139(2):515-27.

PubMed abstract

Postdiagnosis supplement use and breast cancer prognosis in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project

Authors: Poole EM; Shu X; Caan BJ; Flatt SW; Holmes MD; Lu W; Kwan ML; Nechuta SJ; Pierce JP; Chen WY

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jun;139(2):529-37.

PubMed abstract

High- and Low-Fat Dairy Intake, Recurrence, and Mortality After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Authors: Kroenke CH; Kwan ML; Sweeney C; Castillo A; Caan BJ

J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 May 1;105(9):616-23. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

PubMed abstract

Identifying primary and recurrent cancers using a SAS-based natural language processing algorithm

Authors: Strauss JA; Chao CR; Kwan ML; Ahmed SA; Schottinger JE; Quinn VP

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Mar-Apr;20(2):349-55. Epub 2012 Jul 21.

PubMed abstract

Post-diagnosis Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Prognosis in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project

Authors: Kwan ML; Chen WY; Flatt SW; Weltzien EK; Nechuta SJ; Poole EM; Holmes MD; Patterson RE; Shu XO; Pierce JP; Caan BJ

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Jan;22(1):32-41. Epub 2012 Nov 13.

PubMed abstract

Smoking and survival after breast cancer diagnosis: a prospective observational study and systematic review

Authors: Braithwaite D; Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Habel L; Caan B; et al.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Nov;136(2):521-33. Epub 2012 Sep 29.

PubMed abstract

Patient awareness and knowledge of breast cancer-related lymphedema in a large, integrated health care delivery system

Authors: Kwan ML; Shen L; Munneke JR; Tam EK; Partee PN; Andre M; Kutner SE; Somkin CP; Ackerson LM; Thiadens SR

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Sep;135(2):591-602. Epub 2012 Aug 19.

PubMed abstract

Validation of AJCC TNM staging for breast tumors diagnosed before 2004 in cancer registries

Authors: Kwan ML; Haque R; Lee VS; Joanie Chung WL; Avila CC; Clancy HA; Quinn VP; Kushi LH

Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Sep;23(9):1587-91. Epub 2012 Jul 14.

PubMed abstract

Weight Change and Survival after Breast Cancer in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project

Authors: Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Quesenberry CP Jr; Chen WY; et al.

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Aug;21(8):1260-71. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

PubMed abstract

Soy food intake after diagnosis of breast cancer and survival: an in-depth analysis of combined evidence from cohort studies of US and Chinese women

Authors: Nechuta SJ; Caan BJ; Chen WY; Lu W; Chen Z; Kwan ML; Flatt SW; Zheng Y; Zheng W; Pierce JP; Shu XO

Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jul;96(1):123-32. Epub 2012 May 30.

PubMed abstract

Prognostic Impact of Comorbidity among Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors: Results from the LACE Study

Authors: Braithwaite D; Satariano WA; Kwan ML; Hiatt RA; Kroenke C; Caan BJ; Moore DH

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jul;21(7):1115-25. Epub 2012 May 9.

PubMed abstract

Antioxidant supplement use after breast cancer diagnosis and mortality in the Life After Cancer Epidemiology (LACE) cohort

Authors: Greenlee H; Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Song J; Castillo A; Weltzien E; Quesenberry CP Jr; Caan BJ

Cancer. 2012 Apr 15;118(8):2048-58. Epub 2011 Sep 27.

PubMed abstract

Pre-diagnosis body mass index and survival after breast cancer in the After Breast Cancer Pooling Project

Authors: Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Quesenberry CP Jr; Caan BJ; et al.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Apr;132(2):729-39. Epub 2011 Dec 21.

PubMed abstract

Clinician awareness and knowledge of breast cancer-related lymphedema in a large, integrated health care delivery setting

Authors: Tam EK; Shen L; Munneke JR; Ackerson LM; Partee PN; Somkin CP; Andre M; Kutner SE; Thiadens SR; Kwan ML

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Feb;131(3):1029-38. Epub 2011 Oct 29.

PubMed abstract

Change in physical activity during active treatment in a prospective study of breast cancer survivors

Authors: Kwan ML; Sternfeld B; Ergas IJ; Timperi AW; Roh JM; Hong CC; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jan;131(2):679-90. Epub 2011 Sep 28.

PubMed abstract

Meeting the physical activity guidelines and survival after breast cancer: findings from the after breast cancer pooling project

Authors: Beasley JM; Kwan ML; Kroenke CH; Sternfeld B; Caan BJ; et al.

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2012 Jan;131(2):637-43. Epub 2011 Sep 21.

PubMed abstract

Exercise in patients with lymphedema: a systematic review of the contemporary literature

Authors: Kwan ML; Cohn JC; Armer JM; Stewart BR; Cormier JN

J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Dec;5(4):320-36. Epub 2011 Oct 16.

PubMed abstract

Multivitamin use and breast cancer outcomes in women with early-stage breast cancer: the Life After Cancer Epidemiology study

Authors: Kwan ML; Greenlee H; Lee VS; Castillo A; Gunderson EP; Habel LA; Kushi LH; Sweeney C; Tam EK; Caan BJ

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Nov;130(1):195-205. Epub 2011 May 11.

PubMed abstract

Associations of physical activity with quality of life and functional ability in breast cancer patients during active adjuvant treatment: the Pathways Study

Authors: Mandelblatt JS; Luta G; Kwan ML; Makgoeng SB; Ergas IJ; Roh JM; Sternfeld B; Adams-Campbell LL; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Sep;129(2):521-9. Epub 2011 Apr 8.

PubMed abstract

The After Breast Cancer Pooling Project: rationale, methodology, and breast cancer survivor characteristics

Authors: Nechuta SJ; Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Shu XO; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Sep;22(9):1319-31. Epub 2011 Jun 28.

PubMed abstract

Early discontinuation and non-adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy are associated with increased mortality in women with breast cancer

Authors: Hershman DL; Shao T; Kushi LH; Buono D; Tsai WY; Fehrenbacher L; Kwan M; Gomez SL; Neugut AI

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011 Apr;126(2):529-37. Epub 2010 Aug 28.

PubMed abstract

A practical method for collecting food record data in a prospective cohort study of breast cancer survivors

Authors: Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Song J; Timperi AW; Boynton AM; Johnson KM; Standley J; Kristal AR

Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Dec 1;172(11):1315-23. Epub 2010 Oct 11.

PubMed abstract

Risk factors for lymphedema in a prospective breast cancer survivorship study: the Pathways Study

Authors: Kwan ML; Darbinian J; Schmitz KH; Citron R; Partee P; Kutner SE; Kushi LH

Arch Surg. 2010 Nov;145(11):1055-63.

PubMed abstract

Alcohol consumption and breast cancer recurrence and survival among women with early-stage breast cancer: the life after cancer epidemiology study

Authors: Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Weltzien E; Tam EK; Castillo A; Sweeney C; Caan BJ

J Clin Oncol. 2010 Oct 10;28(29):4410-6. Epub 2010 Aug 30.

PubMed abstract

Quality of life among women recently diagnosed with invasive breast cancer: the Pathways Study

Authors: Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Somkin CP; Quesenberry CP Jr; Neugut AI; Hershman DL; Mandelblatt J; Pelayo MP; Timperi AW; Miles SQ; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Sep;123(2):507-24. Epub 2010 Feb 6.

PubMed abstract

Breast cancer DNA methylation profiles are associated with tumor size and alcohol and folate intake

Authors: Christensen BC; Kushi LH; Kwan ML; Wiencke JK; et al.

PLoS Genet. 2010 Jul 29;6(7):e1001043.

PubMed abstract

Soy isoflavones and risk of cancer recurrence in a cohort of breast cancer survivors: the Life After Cancer Epidemiology study

Authors: Guha N; Kwan ML; Quesenberry CP Jr; Weltzien EK; Castillo AL; Caan BJ

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Nov;118(2):395-405. Epub 2009 Feb 17.

PubMed abstract

Complementary and alternative therapy use before and after breast cancer diagnosis: the Pathways Study

Authors: Greenlee H; Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Sherman KJ; Krathwohl SE; Bonnell C; Lee MM; Kushi LH

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2009 Oct;117(3):653-65. Epub 2009 Jan 31.

PubMed abstract

Maternal diet and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Authors: Kwan ML; Jensen CD; Block G; Hudes ML; Chu LW; Buffler PA

Public Health Rep. 2009 Jul-Aug;124(4):503-14.

PubMed abstract

Dietary patterns and breast cancer recurrence and survival among women with early-stage breast cancer

Authors: Kwan ML; Weltzien E; Kushi LH; Castillo A; Slattery ML; Caan BJ

J Clin Oncol. 2009 Feb 20;27(6):919-26. Epub 2008 Dec 29.

PubMed abstract

Pure and predominantly pure intralymphatic breast carcinoma after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: an unusual and adverse pattern of residual disease

Authors: Rabban JT; Glidden D; Kwan ML; Chen YY

Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Feb;33(2):256-63.

PubMed abstract

Epidemiology of breast cancer subtypes in two prospective cohort studies of breast cancer survivors

Authors: Kwan ML; Kushi LH; Weltzien E; Maring B; Kutner SE; Fulton RS; Lee MM; Ambrosone CB; Caan BJ

Breast Cancer Res. 2009;11(3):R31. Epub 2009 May 22.

PubMed abstract

Physical activity and risk of recurrence and mortality in breast cancer survivors: findings from the LACE study

Authors: Sternfeld B; Weltzien E; Quesenberry CP Jr; Castillo AL; Kwan M; Slattery ML; Caan BJ

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jan;18(1):87-95.

PubMed abstract

The Pathways Study: a prospective study of breast cancer survivorship within Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Authors: Kwan ML; Ergas IJ; Caan BJ; Quesenberry CP; Kushi LH; et al.

Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1065-76. Epub 2008 May 14.

PubMed abstract

Pre-diagnosis body mass index, post-diagnosis weight change, and prognosis among women with early stage breast cancer

Authors: Caan BJ; Kwan ML; Hartzell G; Castillo A; Slattery ML; Sternfeld B; Weltzien E

Cancer Causes Control. 2008 Dec;19(10):1319-28. Epub 2008 Aug 28.

PubMed abstract

Post-diagnosis statin use and breast cancer recurrence in a prospective cohort study of early stage breast cancer survivors

Authors: Kwan ML; Habel LA; Flick ED; Quesenberry CP; Caan B

Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008 Jun;109(3):573-9. Epub 2007 Aug 3.

PubMed abstract

NSAIDs and breast cancer recurrence in a prospective cohort study

Authors: Kwan ML; Habel LA; Slattery ML; Caan B

Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Aug;18(6):613-20. Epub 2007 Apr 3.

PubMed abstract

Lifestyle factors and survival in women with breast cancer

Authors: Kushi LH; Kwan ML; Lee MM; Ambrosone CB

J Nutr. 2007 Jan;137(1 Suppl):236S-242S.

PubMed abstract

Maternal illness and drug/medication use during the period surrounding pregnancy and risk of childhood leukemia among offspring

Authors: Kwan ML; Metayer C; Crouse V; Buffler PA

Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Jan 1;165(1):27-35. Epub 2006 Oct 11.

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