Donatus U Ekwueme

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of a National Campaign to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: CDC's Screen for Life-National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Health Promot Pract 15:750-8. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Health and economic impact of breast cancer mortality in young women, 1970-2008
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:71-9. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of use of diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine or diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis vaccine in the United States, 1997
    D U Ekwueme
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E 35, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:797-803. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost analysis of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: selected states, 2003 to 2004
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 112:626-35. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Years of potential life lost and productivity costs because of cancer mortality and for specific cancer sites where human papillomavirus may be a risk factor for carcinogenesis-United States, 2003
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    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
    Cancer 113:2936-45. 2008
  6. doi request reprint The health burden and economic costs of cutaneous melanoma mortality by race/ethnicity-United States, 2000 to 2006
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    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:S133-43. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost comparison of three HIV counseling and testing technologies
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Intervention Research and Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4700 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:112-21. 2003
  8. pmc Model-based estimates of risks of disease transmission and economic costs of seven injection devices in sub-Saharan Africa
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 80:859-70. 2002
  9. doi request reprint Estimating personal costs incurred by a woman participating in mammography screening in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    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
    Cancer 113:592-601. 2008
  10. pmc Cost analysis of screening for, diagnosing, and staging prostate cancer based on a systematic review of published studies
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mailstop K 55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A100. 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of a National Campaign to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: CDC's Screen for Life-National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Health Promot Pract 15:750-8. 2014
    ..The findings in this study provide an important starting point and benchmark for future research efforts to determine the benefits and costs of health communication campaigns to promote cancer prevention. ..
  2. doi request reprint Health and economic impact of breast cancer mortality in young women, 1970-2008
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:71-9. 2014
    ..Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women aged <50 years. Studies on the effects of breast cancer mortality among young women are limited...
  3. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of use of diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine or diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis vaccine in the United States, 1997
    D U Ekwueme
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E 35, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:797-803. 2000
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost analysis of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: selected states, 2003 to 2004
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Cancer 112:626-35. 2008
    ..The objective of this report was to address 3 economic questions: What is the cost per woman served in the program, what is the cost per woman served by program component, and what is the cost per cancer detected through the program?..
  5. doi request reprint Years of potential life lost and productivity costs because of cancer mortality and for specific cancer sites where human papillomavirus may be a risk factor for carcinogenesis-United States, 2003
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    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
    Cancer 113:2936-45. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint The health burden and economic costs of cutaneous melanoma mortality by race/ethnicity-United States, 2000 to 2006
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    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:S133-43. 2011
    ..The health burden and economic costs associated with melanoma mortality by race/ethnicity have not been appropriately addressed...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cost comparison of three HIV counseling and testing technologies
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention Intervention Research and Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4700 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:112-21. 2003
    ..New rapid-testing technologies may improve receipt of results, but no study has systematically analyzed the costs of these newer technologies compared with the standard protocol...
  8. pmc Model-based estimates of risks of disease transmission and economic costs of seven injection devices in sub-Saharan Africa
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 80:859-70. 2002
    ..To investigate and compare seven types of injection devices for their risks of iatrogenic transmission of bloodborne pathogens and their economic costs in sub-Saharan Africa...
  9. doi request reprint Estimating personal costs incurred by a woman participating in mammography screening in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    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
    Cancer 113:592-601. 2008
    ..Personal costs are not covered. In this report, the authors estimated personal costs per woman participating in NBCCEDP mammography screening by race/ethnicity and also estimated lifetime personal costs (ages 50-74 years)...
  10. pmc Cost analysis of screening for, diagnosing, and staging prostate cancer based on a systematic review of published studies
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mailstop K 55, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A100. 2007
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Burden among partner caregivers of patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer within 1 year after diagnosis: an economic perspective
    Chunyu Li
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 76, Atlanta, GA, 30341 3724, USA
    Support Care Cancer 21:3461-9. 2013
    ..This study estimates lost productivity and informal caregiving and associated costs among partner caregivers of localized prostate cancer patients within 1 year after diagnosis...
  12. pmc Economic burden of cancer survivorship among adults in the United States
    Gery P Guy
    Gery P Guy Jr, Donatus U Ekwueme, Chunyu Li, and Juan L Rodriguez, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Katherine S Virgo, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA K Robin Yabroff and Janet S de Moor, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and Emily C Dowling, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    J Clin Oncol 31:3749-57. 2013
    ..To present nationally representative estimates of the impact of cancer survivorship on medical expenditures and lost productivity among adults in the United States...
  13. doi request reprint Melanoma survival in the United States, 1992 to 2005
    Lori A Pollack
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Am Acad Dermatol 65:S78-86. 2011
    ..Population-based data on melanoma survival are important for understanding the impact of demographic and clinical factors on prognosis...
  14. ncbi request reprint State-level estimates of cancer-related absenteeism costs
    Florence K Tangka
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 55:1015-20. 2013
    ..Cancer is one of the top five most costly diseases in the United States and leads to substantial work loss. Nevertheless, limited state-level estimates of cancer absenteeism costs have been published...
  15. doi request reprint Willingness to pay for prostate cancer treatment among patients and their family members at 1 year after diagnosis
    Chunyu Li
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Value Health 15:716-23. 2012
    ..To explore an alternative approach to quantifying the burden of side effects at 1 year after treatment for prostate cancer among both patients and their partners...
  16. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of demographic characteristics and health behaviors among adult cancer survivors--Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States, 2009
    J Michael Underwood
    CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 61:1-23. 2012
    ..Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), this report provides a descriptive state-level assessment of demographic characteristics and health behaviors among cancer survivors aged ≥18 years...
  17. pmc Annual patient time costs associated with medical care among cancer survivors in the United States
    K Robin Yabroff
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Information Management Services Inc Rockville, MD Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Med Care 52:594-601. 2014
    ..We used nationally representative data and a medical service-based approach to estimate the annual patient time costs among cancer survivors...
  18. doi request reprint Estimates of the timing of reductions in genital warts and high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia after onset of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the United States
    Harrell W Chesson
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 31:3899-905. 2013
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Melanoma treatment costs: a systematic review of the literature, 1990-2011
    Gery P Guy
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:537-45. 2012
    ..The purpose of the current study was to systematically review the literature on the direct medical care costs of melanoma...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cost of services provided by the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
    Donatus U Ekwueme
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Cancer 120:2604-11. 2014
    ..This study updates previous estimates of the costs of delivering preventive cancer screening services in the NBCCEDP...
  21. ncbi request reprint Estimates of the annual direct medical costs of the prevention and treatment of disease associated with human papillomavirus in the United States
    Harrell W Chesson
    Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 30:6016-9. 2012
    ..0 billion (12.0%) was for cancer (including $0.4 billion for cervical cancer and $0.3 billion for oropharyngeal cancer), $0.3 billion (3.6%) was for genital warts, and $0.2 billion (2.1%) was for RRP...
  22. doi request reprint The impact of a national program to provide free mammograms to low-income, uninsured women on breast cancer mortality rates
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Cancer 116:4456-62. 2010
    ..The authors analyzed the impact of the NBCCEDP on breast cancer mortality rates...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Years of potential life lost caused by prostate cancer deaths in the United States-Projection from 2004 through 2050
    Chunyu Li
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 34:368-72. 2010
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Prostate cancer screening in men ages 75 and older fell by 8 percentage points after Task Force recommendation
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:596-602. 2013
    ..Although 42 percent of men in this age group continue to receive PSA tests, our results highlight the potential of guidelines with negative recommendations to reduce the use of low-value medical care...
  26. doi request reprint State-level cancer treatment costs: how much and who pays?
    Florence K Tangka
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Cancer 119:2309-16. 2013
    ..Cancer treatment accounts for approximately 5% of national health expenditures. However, no state-level estimates of cancer treatment costs have been published...
  27. doi request reprint Years of potential life lost and indirect costs of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer: a systematic review of the literature
    Gery P Guy
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 29:863-74. 2011
    ..Prevention and early detection efforts are important in helping reduce the incidence of melanoma and NMSC, and the related deaths and productivity losses...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory care visits for Pap tests, abnormal Pap test results, and cervical cancer procedures in the United States
    Mona Saraiya
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:e137-44. 2010
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Association of cutaneous melanoma incidence with area-based socioeconomic indicators-United States, 2004-2006
    Simple D Singh
    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:S58-68. 2011
    ..Examination of the relationship between melanoma and SES at the national level in the United States is limited. Expanding knowledge of this association is needed to improve early detection and eliminate disparities...
  30. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of male HPV vaccination in the United States
    Harrell W Chesson
    National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 29:8443-50. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of adding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of 12-year-old males to a female-only vaccination program for ages 12-26 years in the United States...
  31. doi request reprint The impact of detection and treatment on lifetime medical costs for patients with precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Health Econ 18:1381-93. 2009
    ..For younger patients, polyp removal is cost saving. Treatment of early-stage cancer is cost increasing...
  32. pmc Cost-effectiveness of human papillomavirus vaccination in the United States
    Harrell W Chesson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:244-51. 2008
    ..This consistency is reassuring because models of varying complexity will be essential tools for policy makers in the development of optimal HPV vaccination strategies...
  33. doi request reprint Characteristics of US counties with no mammography capacity
    Lucy A Peipins
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Community Health 37:1239-48. 2012
    ..3; 95 % CI 2.5-4.3) when compared with counties having at least one mammography machine. Mammography capacity has been and remains a concern for a portion of the US population--a population that is mostly but not entirely rural...
  34. ncbi request reprint Years of potential life lost and productivity losses from male urogenital cancer deaths--United States, 2004
    Chunyu Li
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Urology 76:528-35. 2010
    ..To estimate years of potential life lost (YPLL) and productivity losses due to deaths from male urogenital cancers in the United States in 2004...
  35. doi request reprint Preventing cervical cancer : overviews of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and 2 US immunization programs
    Kris Khan
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cancer 113:3004-12. 2008
    ..As an example of an initiative to vaccinate uninsured women aged 19-26 years through a cancer services program, a state-based effort that was recently launched in New York, is highlighted...
  36. ncbi request reprint The economic burden of HIV in the United States in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: evidence of continuing racial and ethnic differences
    Angela B Hutchinson
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:451-7. 2006
    ..Assessing the economic burden of HIV/AIDS can help to quantify the effect of the epidemic on a population and assist policy makers in allocating public health resources...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening among women in metropolitan areas of the United States by individual-level and area-based measures of socioeconomic status, 2000 to 2002
    Steven S Coughlin
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2154-9. 2006
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Use of the prostate-specific antigen test among U.S. men: findings from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Louie E Ross
    Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:636-44. 2008
    ..We examined characteristics that might influence testing and compared test use between men ages 40 to 49 and 50 to 79 years...
  39. pmc Considering racial and ethnic preferences in communication and interactions among the patient, family member, and physician following diagnosis of localized prostate cancer: study of a US population
    Sun Hee Rim
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int J Gen Med 4:481-6. 2011
    ..Sensitivity to and awareness of decision-making styles of both the patient and their family member (or caregiver) may enable clinicians to positively influence communication exchanges about important clinical decisions...
  40. doi request reprint Repeat pap testing and colposcopic biopsies in the underserved
    Katrina F Trivers
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:1049-56. 2009
    ..To quantify repeat Pap testing and colposcopic biopsies among women in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program between 2003 and 2006 (N=955,494)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Public health national approach to reducing breast and cervical cancer disparities
    Jacqueline W Miller
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
    Cancer 120:2537-9. 2014
    ..Cancer 2014;120(16 suppl):2537-9. Published 2014. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA. ..
  42. ncbi request reprint State-level projections of cancer-related medical care costs: 2010 to 2020
    Justin G Trogdon
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Am J Manag Care 18:525-32. 2012
    ..As the population ages, the financial amount spent on cancer care is expected to increase substantially. In this study, we projected cancer-related medical costs by state from 2010 through 2020...