Vilma Cokkinides

Summary

Affiliation: American Cancer Society
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Sun protective behaviors and sunburn experiences in parents of youth ages 11 to 18
    Cheryll J Cardinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Prev Med 41:108-17. 2005
  2. doi A profile of skin cancer prevention media coverage in 2009
    Vilma Cokkinides
    National Home Office, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:570-5. 2012
  3. ncbi Sun-safe practices in U.S. youth and their parents: role of caregiver on youth sunscreen use
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:147-51. 2004
  4. ncbi Under-use of smoking-cessation treatments: results from the National Health Interview Survey, 2000
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:119-22. 2005
  5. pmc The association between state mandates of colorectal cancer screening coverage and colorectal cancer screening utilization among US adults aged 50 to 64 years with health insurance
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:19. 2011
  6. ncbi Correlates of underutilization of colorectal cancer screening among U.S. adults, age 50 years and older
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    National Home Office, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Prev Med 36:85-91. 2003
  7. doi Use of sunless tanning products among US adolescents aged 11 to 18 years
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Arch Dermatol 146:987-92. 2010
  8. doi Indoor tanning use among adolescents in the US, 1998 to 2004
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer 115:190-8. 2009
  9. ncbi Trends in sunburns, sun protection practices, and attitudes toward sun exposure protection and tanning among US adolescents, 1998-2004
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Department Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Pediatrics 118:853-64. 2006
  10. doi Racial and ethnic disparities in smoking-cessation interventions: analysis of the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:404-12. 2008

Detail Information

Publications54

  1. ncbi Sun protective behaviors and sunburn experiences in parents of youth ages 11 to 18
    Cheryll J Cardinez
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Prev Med 41:108-17. 2005
    ..Recent studies suggest that parental sun protective behaviors and communication influence their adolescents. However, there is limited information on sun protection for parents of adolescents...
  2. doi A profile of skin cancer prevention media coverage in 2009
    Vilma Cokkinides
    National Home Office, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 67:570-5. 2012
    ..Little is known about the coverage of skin cancer prevention messages in news print media...
  3. ncbi Sun-safe practices in U.S. youth and their parents: role of caregiver on youth sunscreen use
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:147-51. 2004
    ..There is a limited understanding of the social influences, such as the role of parents on youth sun-safe practices, that may reduce the risk of developing skin cancer later in life...
  4. ncbi Under-use of smoking-cessation treatments: results from the National Health Interview Survey, 2000
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:119-22. 2005
    ..To describe the use of treatment for tobacco dependence in relation to insurance status and advice from a healthcare provider in a population-based national sample interviewed in 2000...
  5. pmc The association between state mandates of colorectal cancer screening coverage and colorectal cancer screening utilization among US adults aged 50 to 64 years with health insurance
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:19. 2011
    ..The impact of these state mandates on the use of colorectal cancer screening has not been evaluated among an age-eligible target population with access to care (i.e., health care insurance coverage)...
  6. ncbi Correlates of underutilization of colorectal cancer screening among U.S. adults, age 50 years and older
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    National Home Office, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Prev Med 36:85-91. 2003
    ..We identified demographic and other characteristics of adults (> or = 50 years old) who reported no CRC screening...
  7. doi Use of sunless tanning products among US adolescents aged 11 to 18 years
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Arch Dermatol 146:987-92. 2010
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  8. doi Indoor tanning use among adolescents in the US, 1998 to 2004
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer 115:190-8. 2009
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  9. ncbi Trends in sunburns, sun protection practices, and attitudes toward sun exposure protection and tanning among US adolescents, 1998-2004
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Department Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Pediatrics 118:853-64. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to describe nationally representative trend data on sunburns, sun protection, and attitudes related to sun exposure among US youth...
  10. doi Racial and ethnic disparities in smoking-cessation interventions: analysis of the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:404-12. 2008
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  11. ncbi Trends in breast cancer by race and ethnicity: update 2006
    Carol Smigal
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 56:168-83. 2006
    ..Continued progress in the control of breast cancer will require sustained and increased efforts to provide high-quality screening, diagnosis, and treatment to all segments of the population...
  12. doi Cancer screening in the United States, 2010: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 60:99-119. 2010
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  13. doi Cancer screening in the United States, 2013: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines, current issues in cancer screening, and new guidance on cervical cancer screening and lung cancer screening
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 63:88-105. 2013
    ..The latest data on the use of cancer screening from the National Health Interview Survey also are described, as are several issues related to screening coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010...
  14. ncbi Cancer screening in the United States, 2007: a review of current guidelines, practices, and prospects
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:90-104. 2007
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  15. ncbi Trends in breast cancer by race and ethnicity
    Asma Ghafoor
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 53:342-55. 2003
    ..Continued efforts are needed to increase the availability of high-quality mammography and treatment to all segments of the population...
  16. doi Cancer screening in the United States, 2009: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 59:27-41. 2009
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  17. ncbi Association of insurance with cancer care utilization and outcomes
    Elizabeth Ward
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 58:9-31. 2008
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  18. ncbi Cancer statistics for Hispanics, 2003
    Kathryn O'Brien
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 53:208-26. 2003
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  19. pmc Association of insurance status and age with cervical cancer stage at diagnosis: National Cancer Database, 2000-2007
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Department of Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1782-90. 2012
    ..We examined the relationship of age at diagnosis and insurance status with stage among cervical cancer patients aged 21 to 85 years...
  20. ncbi Cancer disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status
    Elizabeth Ward
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 54:78-93. 2004
    ..Opportunities to reduce cancer disparities exist in prevention (reductions in tobacco use, physical inactivity, and obesity), early detection (mammography, colorectal screening, Pap tests), treatment, and palliative care...
  21. ncbi American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer, 2003
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Sciences Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 53:27-43. 2003
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  22. doi Cancer screening in the United States, 2014: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening
    Robert A Smith
    Senior Director, Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA
    CA Cancer J Clin 64:30-51. 2014
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  23. doi Strategies to reduce indoor tanning: current research gaps and future opportunities for prevention
    Dawn M Holman
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:672-81. 2013
    ..Although many challenges and barriers exist, a coordinated, multilevel, transdisciplinary approach has the potential to reduce indoor tanning and prevent future cases of skin cancer...
  24. pmc State-level uterine corpus cancer incidence rates corrected for hysterectomy prevalence, 2004 to 2008
    Rebecca L Siegel
    Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, NW, 6D 123, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:25-31. 2013
    ..The interpretation of uterine cancer rates is hindered by the inclusion of women whose uterus has been surgically removed in the population at risk. Hysterectomy prevalence varies widely by state and race/ethnicity, exacerbating this issue...
  25. doi Tobacco control in the United States--recent progress and opportunities
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 59:352-65. 2009
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  26. pmc Melanoma in adolescents and young adults (ages 15-39 years): United States, 1999-2006
    Hannah K Weir
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:S38-49. 2011
    ..Understanding the burden of melanoma in this age group is important to identifying areas for etiologic research and in developing effective prevention approaches aimed at reducing melanoma risk...
  27. doi Cancer screening in the United States, 2011: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and issues in cancer screening
    Robert A Smith
    Director of Cancer Screening, Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 61:8-30. 2011
    ..The latest data on the utilization of cancer screening from the National Health Interview Survey is described, as well as several recent reports on the role of health care professionals in adult utilization of cancer screening...
  28. doi Examining the association between socioeconomic status and potential human papillomavirus-associated cancers
    Vicki B Benard
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 113:2910-8. 2008
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  29. ncbi Progress and opportunities in tobacco control
    Vilma Cokkinides
    Risk Factor Surveillance, Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 56:135-42. 2006
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  30. doi Trends in colorectal cancer screening with home-based fecal occult blood tests in adults ages 50 to 64 years, 2000-2008
    Priti Bandi
    Surveillance Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer 118:5092-9. 2012
    ..However, socioeconomic status (SES) and racial/ethnic differences in FOBT trends and their changes relative to endoscopic CRC screening have not been evaluated...
  31. pmc Underuse of screening sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy in a large cohort of US adults
    Ann Chao
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1775-81. 2004
    ..We examined the prevalence of endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) by indication and by demographic and lifestyle factors...
  32. pmc Changes in smoking prevalence among U.S. adults by state and region: Estimates from the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, 1992-2007
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:512. 2011
    ..We examine the association between recent changes in smoking prevalence and state-specific tobacco control policies and activities in the entire U.S...
  33. ncbi Cancer incidence, mortality, and associated risk factors among Asian Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese ethnicities
    Melissa McCracken
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:190-205. 2007
    ..Differences in cancer burden among Asian American ethnic groups should be considered in the clinical setting and in cancer control planning...
  34. ncbi American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer, 2006
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 56:11-25; quiz 49-50. 2006
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  35. ncbi Cancer mortality in the United States by education level and race
    Jessica D Albano
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:1384-94. 2007
    ..We examined relationships among race, education level, and mortality from cancers of the lung, breast, prostate, colon and rectum, and all sites combined in contemporary US vital statistics...
  36. ncbi Cancer statistics for African Americans
    Asma Ghafoor
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 52:326-41. 2002
    ..The extent to which these disparities reflect unequal access to health care versus other factors is an active area of research...
  37. ncbi American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer, 2005
    Robert A Smith
    Risk Factor Surveillance, Department of Epidemiology and Research Surveillance, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 55:31-44; quiz 55-6. 2005
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  38. doi Cigarette affordability in the United States
    Priti Bandi
    Intramural Research Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:1484-91. 2013
    ..Studies have previously defined cigarette affordability internationally and have discussed its relevance as a tobacco control policy measure. This study provides the first estimates on cigarette affordability in the United States...
  39. ncbi Cancer screening in the United States, 2008: a review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and cancer screening issues
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 58:161-79. 2008
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  40. doi The association of insurance and stage at diagnosis among patients aged 55 to 74 years in the national cancer database
    Elizabeth M Ward
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer J 16:614-21. 2010
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  41. doi Burden of cervical cancer in the United States, 1998-2003
    Meg Watson
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 113:2855-64. 2008
    ..This article provides a baseline for monitoring the impact of the HPV vaccine on the burden of cervical cancer over time...
  42. doi Sunburns, sun protection and indoor tanning behaviors, and attitudes regarding sun protection benefits and tan appeal among parents of U.S. adolescents-1998 compared to 2004
    Priti Bandi
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    Pediatr Dermatol 27:9-18. 2010
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  43. doi Parental communication not to smoke and adolescent cigarette smokers' readiness to quit: differences by age
    Priti Bandi
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:612-5. 2008
    ..The strength and significance of this association decreased from early to middle adolescence and was not significant in late adolescence...
  44. ncbi Mortality from leading causes by education and race in the United States, 2001
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 34:1-8. 2008
    ..Furthermore, no previous studies have examined comprehensively the relationship of education to cause-specific and all-cause mortality in the three largest racial or ethnic groups in the United States using national data...
  45. ncbi Use of indoor tanning sunlamps by US youth, ages 11-18 years, and by their parent or guardian caregivers: prevalence and correlates
    Vilma E Cokkinides
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research and Cancer Control, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Pediatrics 109:1124-30. 2002
    ..Population-based data on the prevalence and correlates of this activity is important in the evaluation of potential public health interventions for skin cancer prevention...
  46. doi Physician sun protection counseling: prevalence, correlates, and association with sun protection practices among US adolescents and their parents, 2004
    Priti Bandi
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Prev Med 51:172-7. 2010
    ..e. sun protection counseling) and whether such counseling is associated with sun protection behaviors in adolescents and their parents...
  47. ncbi Lung cancer trends in young adults: an early indicator of progress in tobacco control (United States)
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta 30329, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:579-85. 2003
    ..We evaluated state trends in lung cancer death rates among young adults in relation to an index of state tobacco control activities and conventional indices of current smoking and cessation...
  48. doi State disparities in colorectal cancer mortality patterns in the United States
    Deepa Naishadham
    Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1296-302. 2011
    ..The extent to which this decrease varies across states and its influence on the geographic patterns of rates is unknown...
  49. ncbi Cigarette advertising and female smoking prevalence in Spain, 1982-1997: case studies in International Tobacco Surveillance
    Omar Shafey
    American Cancer Society, Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Cancer 100:1744-9. 2004
    ..In this study, the authors examined the correlation between the rapid increase in female smoking prevalence and tobacco industry cigarette marketing practices in Spain during a period of rapid social liberalization...
  50. ncbi American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer, 2004
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Science Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 54:41-52. 2004
    ..S. maps profiling states based on the proportion of the age-eligible population not recently screened for breast cancer or colorectal cancer...
  51. ncbi American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer
    Robert A Smith
    Cancer Control Department, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 52:8-22. 2002
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  52. ncbi Amount, type, and timing of recreational physical activity in relation to colon and rectal cancer in older adults: the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort
    Ann Chao
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:2187-95. 2004
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  53. ncbi Sedentary behavior, recreational physical activity, and 7-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1578-88. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship among recreational physical activity (PA), non-occupational sedentary behavior, and 7-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women 40 to 69 years old...
  54. ncbi Summer sunburn and sun exposure among US youths ages 11 to 18: national prevalence and associated factors
    Kourtney J Davis
    Worldwide Epidemiology, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
    Pediatrics 110:27-35. 2002
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