Elizabeth M Ward

Summary

Affiliation: American Cancer Society
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Mortality and exposure response among 14,458 electrical capacitor manufacturing workers exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
    Mary M Prince
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1508-14. 2006
  2. pmc Prevalence of prehypertension and its relationship to risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Jamaica: analysis from a cross-sectional survey
    Trevor S Ferguson
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:20. 2008
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint 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
  5. pmc Research recommendations for selected IARC-classified agents
    Elizabeth M Ward
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta Georgia 30303, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1355-62. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Interpreting cancer trends
    Elizabeth M Ward
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1076:29-53. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Insurance status, comorbidity level, and survival among colorectal cancer patients age 18 to 64 years in the National Cancer Data Base from 2003 to 2005
    Anthony S Robbins
    Department of Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30319 1002, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3627-33. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Safety-net burden hospitals and likelihood of curative-intent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer
    Katherine S Virgo
    Health Services Research Department, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:633-43. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Joint association of adiposity and smoking with mortality among U.S. adults
    Jiemin Ma
    Department of Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Prev Med 56:178-84. 2013
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. pmc Mortality and exposure response among 14,458 electrical capacitor manufacturing workers exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
    Mary M Prince
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1508-14. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Prevalence of prehypertension and its relationship to risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Jamaica: analysis from a cross-sectional survey
    Trevor S Ferguson
    Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 8:20. 2008
    ..In this paper we estimate the prevalence of prehypertension in Jamaica and evaluate the relationship between prehypertension and other risk factors for CVD...
  3. 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)...
  4. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  5. pmc Research recommendations for selected IARC-classified agents
    Elizabeth M Ward
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta Georgia 30303, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 118:1355-62. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to identify research gaps and needs for 20 agents prioritized for review based on evidence of widespread human exposures and potential carcinogenicity in animals or humans...
  6. ncbi request reprint Interpreting cancer trends
    Elizabeth M Ward
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA 30329 4251, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1076:29-53. 2006
    ..Similar trends in cancer incidence and mortality have been reported in other industrialized countries. Possible reasons for these trends are discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Insurance status, comorbidity level, and survival among colorectal cancer patients age 18 to 64 years in the National Cancer Data Base from 2003 to 2005
    Anthony S Robbins
    Department of Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30319 1002, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3627-33. 2009
    ..We investigated whether differences in comorbidity level may account in part for the association between insurance status and survival...
  8. doi request reprint Safety-net burden hospitals and likelihood of curative-intent surgery for non-small cell lung cancer
    Katherine S Virgo
    Health Services Research Department, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 213:633-43. 2011
    ..This study analyzes whether hospital safety-net burden is associated with curative-intent surgery among adult early-stage NSCLC patients treated at facilities accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer...
  9. ncbi request reprint Joint association of adiposity and smoking with mortality among U.S. adults
    Jiemin Ma
    Department of Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Prev Med 56:178-84. 2013
    ..Assessment of death risk for different combinations of body-mass index (BMI) and smoking status among a nationally representative cohort of U.S. adults...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint The receipt and utilization of effective clinical smoking cessation services in subgroups of the insured and uninsured populations in the USA
    Priti Bandi
    Surveillance Research Program, American Cancer Society NHO, 250 Williams Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 39:202-13. 2012
    ..Provisions in the Affordable Care Act of 2009 that ensure coverage of effective cessation services for previously-uninsured individuals and Medicaid-insured smokers may increase access and potentially improve population cessation rates...
  12. doi request reprint Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates by age, race/ethnicity, and indices of access to medical care, 1995–2004 (United States)
    Yongping Hao
    Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation, Battelle, 2987 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1855-63. 2009
    ..However, the extent to which the decrease varies by age, race/ethnicity, and differences in access to medical care is largely unknown...
  13. doi request reprint Race and ethnicity are associated with delays in breast cancer treatment (2003-2006)
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 22:128-41. 2011
    ..Further studies are needed to define the role of structural, health system, physician, clinical and patient factors in treatment delay among Black and Hispanic women and appropriate interventions...
  14. doi request reprint Delays in adjuvant chemotherapy treatment among patients with breast cancer are more likely in African American and Hispanic populations: a national cohort study 2004-2006
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    J Clin Oncol 28:4135-41. 2010
    ..Previous studies have indicated poorer survival among women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy > 90 days after surgery compared with women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy within 90 days of surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of colorectal cancer in relation to county-level poverty among blacks and whites
    Rebecca L Siegel
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, National Home Office, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1441-4. 2008
    ..We analyzed trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates from 1992-2004 by area socioeconomic status, race, gender and stage at diagnosis...
  16. doi request reprint Body mass index in young adulthood and premature death: analyses of the US National Health Interview Survey linked mortality files
    Jiemin Ma
    Surveillance Research Program, Department of Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:934-44. 2011
    ..Monotonically increasing risks for excess body weight were also observed for deaths from cancer and CVD. The associations found in this young cohort were much stronger than those in middle-aged or older populations...
  17. doi request reprint Association of insurance status and ethnicity with cancer stage at diagnosis for 12 cancer sites: a retrospective analysis
    Michael T Halpern
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Lancet Oncol 9:222-31. 2008
    ..Separating the effects on stage of cancer at diagnosis associated with these two types of patient characteristics can be difficult...
  18. doi request reprint Trends in colorectal cancer incidence rates in the United States by tumor location and stage, 1992-2008
    Rebecca L Siegel
    Corresponding Author Rebecca L Siegel, Intramural Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, NW, 6D123, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:411-6. 2012
    ..To contribute to this discourse from an alternative perspective, we analyzed high-quality surveillance data to report on recent trends in population-based colorectal cancer incidence rates by tumor location in the United States...
  19. doi request reprint Global patterns of cancer incidence and mortality rates and trends
    Ahmedin Jemal
    Surveillance and Health Policy Research Department, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1893-907. 2010
    ..In this review, we describe these changing global incidence and mortality patterns for select common cancers and the opportunities for cancer prevention in developing countries...
  20. doi request reprint Insurance status and survival disparities among nonelderly rectal cancer patients in the National Cancer Data Base
    Anthony S Robbins
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Cancer 116:4178-86. 2010
    ..The role of stage and treatment differences in these survival disparities is not clear because insurance status is also strongly correlated with race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors...
  21. doi request reprint Persistent disparities in liver transplantation for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States, 1998 through 2007
    Anthony S Robbins
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 117:4531-9. 2011
    ..The authors examined whether disparities in the receipt of LT among LT-eligible HCC patients changed over a 10-year time period, and whether the disparities might be explained by sociodemographic or clinical factors...
  22. doi request reprint Improved survival is associated with treatment at high-volume teaching facilities for patients with advanced stage laryngeal cancer
    Amy Y Chen
    Department of Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA
    Cancer 116:4744-52. 2010
    ..Because of the multidisciplinary nature of treatment for advanced laryngeal cancer, the authors hypothesized that treatment at high-volume teaching/research facilities is associated with improved survival...
  23. ncbi request reprint Health insurance and stage at diagnosis of laryngeal cancer: does insurance type predict stage at diagnosis?
    Amy Y Chen
    Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 133:784-90. 2007
    ..To examine whether patients with no insurance or Medicaid are more likely to present with advanced-stage laryngeal cancer...
  24. doi request reprint Annual number of lung cancer deaths potentially avertable by screening in the United States
    Jiemin Ma
    Surveillance Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer 119:1381-5. 2013
    ..In this article, the authors provide an estimate of the annual number of lung cancer deaths that can be averted by screening, assuming the screening regimens adopted in the NLST are fully implemented in the United States...
  25. ncbi request reprint Disparities in the early adoption of chemoimmunotherapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the United States
    Christopher R Flowers
    Department of Hematology Oncology, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1520-30. 2012
    ..In 2002, randomized trials changed this standard by showing that adding rituximab immunotherapy to CHOP improved survival. However, how these results influenced chemoimmunotherapy adoption in clinical practice remains unclear...
  26. doi request reprint Recent trends in Black-White disparities in cancer mortality
    John Oliver L Delancey
    Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, 250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:2908-12. 2008
    ..Coordinated efforts to improve early detection and treatment for all segments of the population are essential to eliminate racial disparities in cancer mortality...
  27. doi request reprint Increasing incidence of differentiated thyroid cancer in the United States, 1988-2005
    Amy Y Chen
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Cancer 115:3801-7. 2009
    ..The objective of the current study was to investigate the trends in increasing incidence of differentiated (papillary and follicular) thyroid cancer by size, age, race, and sex...
  28. ncbi request reprint Association of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and breast cancer subtypes in the National Cancer Data Base (2010-2011)
    Helmneh M Sineshaw
    American Cancer Society, Inc, 250 Williams Street NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 145:753-63. 2014
    ..In a large nationwide hospital-based dataset, we found higher odds of having TN breast cancer in black women and of HER2-overexpressing in API compared with white women in every level of SES...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint Impact of health care reform legislation on uninsured and medicaid-insured cancer patients
    Katherine S Virgo
    Surveillance and Health Policy Research Department, American Cancer Society, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA katherine virgocancer org
    Cancer J 16:577-83. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The impact of health insurance status on stage at diagnosis of oropharyngeal cancer
    Amy Y Chen
    Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 110:395-402. 2007
    ..In this study, the authors examined whether patients who had no insurance or who were covered by Medicaid insurance were more likely to present with advanced oropharyngeal cancer...
  32. doi request reprint Increase in incidence of colorectal cancer among young men and women in the United States
    Rebecca L Siegel
    Surveillance and Health Policy Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 1002, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1695-8. 2009
    ..Further studies are necessary to elucidate causes for this trend and identify potential prevention and early detection strategies...
  33. pmc The global burden of cancer: priorities for prevention
    Michael J Thun
    American Cancer Society, Research Department, 250 Williams Street, Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303 1002, USA
    Carcinogenesis 31:100-10. 2010
    ..Foremost among these are the need to strengthen efforts in international tobacco control and to increase the availability of vaccines against hepatitis B and human papilloma virus in countries where they are most needed...
  34. doi request reprint Association of insurance and race/ethnicity with disease severity among men diagnosed with prostate cancer, National Cancer Database 2004-2006
    Stacey A Fedewa
    Department of Surveillance and Health PolicyResearch, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2437-44. 2010
    ..This study examines disease severity among patients ages 18 to 99 from the National Cancer Database (NCDB)...
  35. doi request reprint Disparities in stage at diagnosis among adults with testicular germ cell tumors in the National Cancer Data Base
    Catherine C Lerro
    Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA Electronic address
    Urol Oncol 32:23.e15-21. 2014
    ..Few studies have examined the sociodemographic predictors of late-stage diagnosis, and none have examined the relationship between stage at diagnosis and health insurance among TGCTs...
  36. pmc U.S. congressional district cancer death rates
    Yongping Hao
    American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 5:28. 2006
    ..These rates may be useful in communicating to legislators and policy makers about the cancer burden and potential impact of cancer control in their jurisdictions...
  37. doi request reprint 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Insurance status and stage of cancer at diagnosis among women with breast cancer
    Michael T Halpern
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 110:403-11. 2007
    ..The authors examined the associations of insurance status with stage at diagnosis among women with breast cancer...
  39. ncbi request reprint Mortality patterns among workers exposed to styrene in the reinforced plastic boatbuilding industry: an update
    Avima M Ruder
    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Am J Ind Med 45:165-76. 2004
    ..Mortality was updated through 1998 for 5,204 workers exposed to styrene between 1959 and 1978 at two reinforced plastic boatbuilding plants. The a priori hypothesis: leukemia and lymphoma excesses would be found...
  40. pmc Priorities for development of research methods in occupational cancer
    Elizabeth M Ward
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1-12. 2003
    ..Progress in occupational cancer will require interdisciplinary research involving epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, and molecular biologists...