Eva Grunfeld

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Optimizing follow-up after breast cancer treatment
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute of Cancer Research and University ofToronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:92-6. 2009
  2. pmc Cancer screening practices of cancer survivors: population-based, longitudinal study
    Eva Grunfeld
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 University Ave, Room 352, Toronto, ON M5G 1V7
    Can Fam Physician 58:980-6. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Evaluating survivorship care plans: results of a randomized, clinical trial of patients with breast cancer
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 29:4755-62. 2011
  4. doi request reprint A framework for cancer survivorship research and translation to policy
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:2099-104. 2011
  5. pmc A prospective study of peri-diagnostic and surgical wait times for patients with presumptive colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer
    E Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Br J Cancer 100:56-62. 2009
  6. pmc How do surgeons decide to refer patients for adjuvant cancer treatment? Protocol for a qualitative study
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:102. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Improving nodal harvest in colorectal cancer: so what?
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1066-73. 2012
  8. pmc Population-based longitudinal study of follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer in Nova Scotia
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:246-52. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Outcomes of surveillance mammography after treatment of primary breast cancer: a population-based case series
    Lawrence Paszat
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 114:169-78. 2009
  10. pmc Toward population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care: testing stakeholder agreement
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Cancer 112:2301-8. 2008

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Optimizing follow-up after breast cancer treatment
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute of Cancer Research and University ofToronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:92-6. 2009
    ..This review focuses on studies that help elucidate the optimum approach to posttreatment follow-up of breast cancer patients...
  2. pmc Cancer screening practices of cancer survivors: population-based, longitudinal study
    Eva Grunfeld
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 University Ave, Room 352, Toronto, ON M5G 1V7
    Can Fam Physician 58:980-6. 2012
    ..To describe cancer screening rates for cancer survivors and compare them with those for matched controls...
  3. doi request reprint Evaluating survivorship care plans: results of a randomized, clinical trial of patients with breast cancer
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 29:4755-62. 2011
    ..An Institute of Medicine report recommends that patients with cancer receive a survivorship care plan (SCP). The trial objective was to determine if an SCP for breast cancer survivors improves patient-reported outcomes...
  4. doi request reprint A framework for cancer survivorship research and translation to policy
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:2099-104. 2011
    ..We present a comprehensive framework for survivorship research and couple it with a model for translating research into policy, using two examples for illustration...
  5. pmc A prospective study of peri-diagnostic and surgical wait times for patients with presumptive colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer
    E Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Br J Cancer 100:56-62. 2009
    ..The shorter diagnostic intervals for colorectal patients with cancer suggest clinicians have an effective process for triaging patients referred for diagnostic assessment...
  6. pmc How do surgeons decide to refer patients for adjuvant cancer treatment? Protocol for a qualitative study
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:102. 2012
    ..This study will use qualitative methods to examine decision-making processes related to referral to oncology services for individuals diagnosed with potentially curable non-small cell lung, breast, or colorectal cancer...
  7. doi request reprint Improving nodal harvest in colorectal cancer: so what?
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1066-73. 2012
    ..The goal of this current study is to evaluate the impact of improved adequate nodal harvest on 3 relevant clinical outcomes: node positivity rate, use of adjuvant chemotherapy, and survival...
  8. pmc Population-based longitudinal study of follow-up care for patients with colorectal cancer in Nova Scotia
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:246-52. 2012
    ..More specifically, the objectives were to describe adherence to two elements of follow-up guidelines (colonoscopies and physician visits) and to identify factors associated with receiving at least guideline-recommended care...
  9. doi request reprint Outcomes of surveillance mammography after treatment of primary breast cancer: a population-based case series
    Lawrence Paszat
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 114:169-78. 2009
    ..To ascertain outcomes of surveillance mammography (SM) following treatment of early stage unilateral primary breast cancer (PBC) in a population based case series...
  10. pmc Toward population-based indicators of quality end-of-life care: testing stakeholder agreement
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Cancer 112:2301-8. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to assess stakeholder acceptability of QIs of end-of-life (EOL) care that potentially were measurable from population-based administrative health databases...
  11. doi request reprint Examining stage IIB survival in a population-based cohort of patients with colorectal cancer
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Cancer 118:5973-81. 2012
    ..This study sought to examine factors contributing to the observed stage IIB outcome, specifically nodal harvest, receipt of chemotherapy, and use of a new coding system to derive stage...
  12. pmc The interface between primary and oncology specialty care: treatment through survivorship
    Eva Grunfeld
    Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, 2075 Bayview Ave, G Wing Rm 106, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2010:25-30. 2010
    ..Research questions that remain to be answered with respect to survivorship care plans and other aspects of survivorship care are discussed...
  13. pmc A team approach to improving colorectal cancer services using administrative health data
    Geoffrey Porter
    Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Health Res Policy Syst 10:4. 2012
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  14. pmc Adherence to clinical practice guidelines for adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer in a Canadian province: a population-based analysis
    Daniel Rayson
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 8:253-9. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Looking beyond survival: how are we looking at survivorship?
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 24:5166-9. 2006
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  16. doi request reprint A population-based study of follow-up care for Hodgkin lymphoma survivors: opportunities to improve surveillance for relapse and late effects
    David C Hodgson
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer 116:3417-25. 2010
    ..The majority of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients are cured, and post-treatment visits are a major component of their management. Little is known about the quality of follow-up care received by these survivors...
  17. doi request reprint Primary care physicians' views of routine follow-up care of cancer survivors
    M Elisabeth Del Giudice
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 27:3338-45. 2009
    ..However, current Canadian PCP views on this issue have been largely unknown...
  18. ncbi request reprint Surveillance mammography following the treatment of primary breast cancer with breast reconstruction: a systematic review
    G Philip Barnsley
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:1125-32. 2007
    ..However, there are no guidelines specifically addressing the role of surveillance mammography for women who have undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction...
  19. doi request reprint Exploring the usefulness of two conceptual frameworks for understanding how organizational factors influence innovation implementation in cancer care
    Robin Urquhart
    Knowledge Broker, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, and Interdisciplinary PhD Program, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 33:48-58. 2013
    ..By improving our understanding of existing frameworks, we enhance our ability to more effectively study and target implementation processes...
  20. pmc Exploring the interpersonal-, organization-, and system-level factors that influence the implementation and use of an innovation-synoptic reporting-in cancer care
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Victoria Building, QEII Health Sciences Center, 1276 South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Implement Sci 7:12. 2012
    ..The objective of this study is to examine the key interpersonal, organizational, and system-level factors that influence the implementation and use of synoptic reporting in cancer care...
  21. pmc The impact of audit and feedback on nodal harvest in colorectal cancer
    Geoffrey A Porter
    Department of Surgery, Dalhousie University and QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMC Cancer 11:2. 2011
    ..The goal of this current study was to identify factors associated with adequate nodal harvest, and specifically to examine the impact of the audit and feedback strategy on nodal harvest...
  22. pmc A population-based study of age inequalities in access to palliative care among cancer patients
    Frederick I Burge
    Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Med Care 46:1203-11. 2008
    ..Few studies have been able to provide greater insight by simultaneously adjusting for multiple demographic, health service, and socio-cultural indicators...
  23. doi request reprint Bleeding and perforation after outpatient colonoscopy and their risk factors in usual clinical practice
    Linda Rabeneck
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Gastroenterology 135:1899-1906, 1906.e1. 2008
    ..Our objectives were to evaluate the rates of bleeding, perforation, and death associated with outpatient colonoscopy and their risk factors in a population-based study...
  24. doi request reprint Are leading medical journals following their own policies on CONSORT reporting?
    Amy Folkes
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Contemp Clin Trials 29:843-6. 2008
    ..The presentation of clear, precise data will ensure that readers are able to better interpret the applicability of findings...
  25. pmc Towards using administrative databases to measure population-based indicators of quality of end-of-life care: testing the methodology
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Palliat Med 20:769-77. 2006
    ..Using administrative data is an efficient, population-based method to monitor quality of care which can compliment other methods, such as qualitative and purposefully collected clinical data...
  26. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of long-term follow-up for early-stage breast cancer: a comparison of family physician versus specialist care
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    J Clin Oncol 24:848-55. 2006
    ..It is usual practice for routine follow-up to take place in specialist clinics. This study tested the hypothesis that follow-up by the patient's family physician is a safe and acceptable alternative to specialist follow-up...
  27. pmc Population-based longitudinal study of follow-up care for breast cancer survivors
    Eva Grunfeld
    Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Cancer Care Ontario Health Services Research Program Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Oncol Pract 6:174-81. 2010
    ..To describe the patterns of follow-up care provided to a population-based cohort of breast cancer survivors, and to assess factors associated with adherence to guidelines on follow-up care...
  28. pmc Quantifying limitations in chemotherapy data in administrative health databases: implications for measuring the quality of colorectal cancer care
    Robin Urquhart
    Knowledge Broker, Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
    Healthc Policy 7:32-40. 2011
    ..The results demonstrate that even basic information on cancer treatment in administrative databases can be insufficient to perform the types of analyses that most decision-makers require for quality-of-care measurement...
  29. doi request reprint Reflections on knowledge brokering within a multidisciplinary research team
    Robin Urquhart
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
    J Contin Educ Health Prof 31:283-90. 2011
    ..KB roles will undoubtedly differ across contexts. However, descriptive assessments can help others determine whether such an approach could be valuable for their research programs and, if so, what to expect during the process...
  30. pmc Canadian breast cancer guidelines are as effective as possible under the circumstances
    Eva Grunfeld
    Cancer Outcomes Research Program, Cancer Care Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 176:785-6. 2007
  31. doi request reprint Colorectal cancer care knowledge mapping: identifying priorities for knowledge translation research
    Anna R Gagliardi
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 19:615-30. 2008
    ..We do not know the extent and nature of knowledge translation (KT) in oncology. This study examined colorectal cancer (CRC) health services research, and engaged researchers and decision makers in prioritizing KT research gaps...
  32. ncbi request reprint Relative fitness and frailty of elderly men and women in developed countries and their relationship with mortality
    Arnold Mitnitski
    Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Am Geriatr Soc 53:2184-9. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between accumulated health-related problems (deficits), which define a frailty index in older adults, and mortality in population-based and clinical/institutional-based samples...
  33. pmc Clinical practice guidelines for the care and treatment of breast cancer: follow-up after treatment for breast cancer (summary of the 2005 update)
    Eva Grunfeld
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 172:1319-20. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Caregiving for women with advanced breast cancer
    Marjorie Coristine
    Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre and Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Psychooncology 12:709-19. 2003
    ..To describe the psychosocial impact on caregivers of caring for women with advanced breast cancer...