Verna Mai

Summary

Affiliation: Cancer Care Ontario
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer screening program in Canada: successes and challenges
    Verna Mai
    Cancer Care Ontario, 505 University Ave 18th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G1X3, Canada
    Salud Publica Mex 51:s228-35. 2009
  2. pmc Fecal occult blood testing: people in Ontario are unaware of it and not ready for it
    Paul Ritvo
    Cancer Care Ontario, Division of Preventive Oncology, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can Fam Physician 55:176-177.e4. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Satisfaction with initial screen and compliance with biennial breast screening at centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Cancer Care Ontario, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 34:293-301. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Influence of nurses on compliance with breast screening recommendations in an organized breast screening program
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:697-706. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The contribution of clinical breast examination to the accuracy of breast screening
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Population Studies and Surveillance Division, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1236-43. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Predisposing factors associated with compliance to biennial breast screening among centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:739-47. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario, Canada--a replication study
    Paul Ritvo
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3279-83. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Performance measures from 10 years of breast screening in the Ontario Breast Screening Program, 1990/91 to 2000
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:34-42. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Influence of physician and patient characteristics on adherence to breast cancer screening recommendations
    Nada Abdel-Malek
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:48-53. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of screening result on waiting times to assessment and breast cancer diagnosis: results from the Ontario Breast Screening Program
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto
    Can J Public Health 96:259-63. 2005

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer screening program in Canada: successes and challenges
    Verna Mai
    Cancer Care Ontario, 505 University Ave 18th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G1X3, Canada
    Salud Publica Mex 51:s228-35. 2009
    ..Approaches to breast screening are dependent on the health care services available in countries, but regardless of the approach, good evaluation is necessary...
  2. pmc Fecal occult blood testing: people in Ontario are unaware of it and not ready for it
    Paul Ritvo
    Cancer Care Ontario, Division of Preventive Oncology, 620 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7
    Can Fam Physician 55:176-177.e4. 2009
    ..To determine factors that influence awareness of, and readiness to undergo, fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  3. doi request reprint Satisfaction with initial screen and compliance with biennial breast screening at centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Cancer Care Ontario, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 34:293-301. 2011
    ..A woman's experience during her initial breast screen can influence her participation in subsequent screening...
  4. doi request reprint Influence of nurses on compliance with breast screening recommendations in an organized breast screening program
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:697-706. 2010
    ..Few studies have evaluated the influence of nurses on compliance with breast screening recommendations...
  5. doi request reprint The contribution of clinical breast examination to the accuracy of breast screening
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Population Studies and Surveillance Division, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:1236-43. 2009
    ..We compared the accuracy of screening among centers that offered CBE in addition to mammography with that among centers that offered only mammography...
  6. doi request reprint Predisposing factors associated with compliance to biennial breast screening among centers with and without nurses
    Sarah A Edwards
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:739-47. 2009
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  7. doi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening in Ontario, Canada--a replication study
    Paul Ritvo
    Population Studies and Surveillance, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2L7
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:3279-83. 2008
    ..S. populations. The items can be used to evaluate and compare psychosocial correlates across U.S. and Canadian samples. Additional research is needed to show invariance for other ethnocultural and national subgroups...
  8. ncbi request reprint Performance measures from 10 years of breast screening in the Ontario Breast Screening Program, 1990/91 to 2000
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 15:34-42. 2006
    ..Although some enhancements of the programme are necessary, the OBSP met or exceeded Canadian targets for most performance measures...
  9. ncbi request reprint Influence of physician and patient characteristics on adherence to breast cancer screening recommendations
    Nada Abdel-Malek
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Canada
    Eur J Cancer Prev 17:48-53. 2008
    ..7). A low proportion of Ontario physicians adhere to recommended breast screening guidelines. Future research into effective strategies to increase adherence should take into account practice location, setting and patient characteristics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effect of screening result on waiting times to assessment and breast cancer diagnosis: results from the Ontario Breast Screening Program
    Anna M Chiarelli
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto
    Can J Public Health 96:259-63. 2005
    ..This study will examine delays to assessment and diagnosis for women with an abnormal mammogram compared to women with an abnormal clinical breast examination (CBE) or abnormal CBE and mammogram...
  11. ncbi request reprint The management of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a screened population-based analysis
    Eileen Rakovitch
    Department of Radiation Oncology and Health Policy and Evaluation, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 101:335-47. 2007
    ..We report a patterns of care study of women with DCIS to better understand the gap between evidence-based knowledge and the management of DCIS...
  12. pmc Cancer Care Ontario Colonoscopy Standards: standards and evidentiary base
    L Rabeneck
    Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:5D-24D. 2007
    ..The recommendations will form the basis of the quality assurance program for colonoscopy delivered in support of Ontario's CRC screening program...
  13. pmc Endoscopic follow-up of positive fecal occult blood testing in the Ontario FOBT Project
    Lawrence Paszat
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada
    Can J Gastroenterol 21:379-82. 2007
    ..The Ontario FOBT Project is a pilot study of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) for colorectal cancer screening conducted among age-eligible volunteers (50 to 75 years) in 12 of 37 public health regions in Ontario...
  14. ncbi request reprint Promoting cancer screening among Ontario Chinese women
    Roberta I Howlett
    Prevention and Screening, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 100:315-9. 2009
    ..This paper outlines the consultation/development process and evaluation strategy for promoting cancer screening among Chinese women with limited English language skills...
  15. ncbi request reprint Chronic disease prevention and management: implications for health human resources in 2020
    Margo Orchard
    Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Canada
    Healthc Q 11:38-43. 2008
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Defining a strategy to evaluate cervical cancer prevention and early detection in the era of HPV vaccination
    Roberta I Howlett
    Prevention and Screening, Cancer Care Ontario, 505 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Prev Med 48:432-7. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to outline the short-, medium- and long-term requirements of a strategy to evaluate the impact of HPV immunization and to define a framework to facilitate planning and evaluation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of papanicolaou (Pap) test rates across Ontario and factors associated with cervical screening
    Gordon Fehringer
    Division of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, ON
    Can J Public Health 96:140-4. 2005
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status & returning for a second screen in the Ontario breast screening program
    R K Tatla
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Cancer Care Ontario, Canada
    Breast 12:237-46. 2003
    ..Low SES women, particularly in urban areas, should be specifically targeted to increase their likelihood of re-attendance for breast cancer screening within an organized program...