Affiliation: Dartmouth Medical School
- The influence of travel time on breast cancer characteristics, receipt of primary therapy, and surveillance mammographyTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 129:269-75. 2011..The travel time does seem to influence the type of primary therapy among women with breast cancer, suggesting that women may prefer low frequency services, such as mastectomy, if geographic access to a radiology facility is limited...
- Radiologists' perceptions of computer aided detection versus double reading for mammography interpretationTracy Onega
Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Acad Radiol 17:1217-26. 2010..The aim of this study was to examine radiologists' use and perceptions of computer-aided detection (CAD) and double reading for screening mammography interpretation...
- Screening mammography intervals among postmenopausal hormone therapy users and nonusersTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
Cancer Causes Control 21:147-52. 2010..To investigate the latter possibility, we compared mammographic intervals according to HT use...
- Radiologist agreement for mammographic recall by case difficulty and finding typeTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire 03756, USA
J Am Coll Radiol 9:788-94. 2012..The aim of this study was to assess agreement of mammographic interpretations by community radiologists with consensus interpretations of an expert radiology panel to inform approaches that improve mammographic performance...
- Determinants of NCI Cancer Center attendance in Medicare patients with lung, breast, colorectal, or prostate cancerTracy Onega
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
J Gen Intern Med 24:205-10. 2009..S. This study identified determinants of NCI-Cancer Center attendance in Medicare cancer patients...
- Establishing a gold standard for test sets: variation in interpretive agreement of expert mammographersTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
Acad Radiol 20:731-9. 2013..Using experts to set a gold standard assumes little variation occurs in their interpretations, but this has not been explicitly studied in mammography...
- Influence of place of residence in access to specialized cancer care for African AmericansTracy Onega
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
J Rural Health 26:12-9. 2010..Disparities in cancer care for rural residents and for African Americans have been documented, but the interaction of these factors is not well understood...
- Race versus place of service in mortality among medicare beneficiaries with cancerTracy Onega
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Cancer 116:2698-706. 2010....
- Investigation of mammographic breast density as a risk factor for ovarian cancerKaren J Wernli
Affiliations of authors Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA KJW, ESO, DLM, DSMB Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, General Internal Medicine Section, Department of Veterans Affairs, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA KK Division of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA DLM, CYM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM CYM Department of Community and Family Medicine, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH TO Department of Surgery and Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT BLS Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC LMH
J Natl Cancer Inst 106:djt341. 2014..Endogenous hormones and growth factors that increase mammographic breast density could increase ovarian cancer risk. We examined whether high breast density is associated with ovarian cancer risk...
- Matching colonoscopy and pathology data in population-based registries: development of a novel algorithm and the initial experience of the New Hampshire Colonoscopy RegistryMary Ann Greene
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Gastrointest Endosc 74:334-40. 2011..The quality of polyp-level data in a population-based registry depends on the ability to match each polypectomy recorded by the endoscopist to a specific diagnosis on the pathology report...
- Influence of NCI cancer center attendance on mortality in lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer patientsTracy Onega
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03756, USA
Med Care Res Rev 66:542-60. 2009..Attendance at NCI cancer centers is associated with a significant survival benefit for the four major cancers among Medicare beneficiaries...
- Geographic access to cancer care in the U.STracy Onega
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
Cancer 112:909-18. 2008..This study estimated travel time to specialized cancer care settings for the continental U.S. population and calculated per capita oncologist supply...
- Mapping disease at an approximated individual level using aggregate data: a case study of mapping New Hampshire birth defectsXun Shi
Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, 6017 Fairchild, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:4161-74. 2013..High resolution maps based on objective spatial units are needed to more precisely detect associations between disease and environmental factors...
- Geographic and sociodemographic disparities in PET use by Medicare beneficiaries with cancerTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756, USA
J Am Coll Radiol 9:635-42. 2012..The aim of this study was to examine variation in advanced imaging use among individuals with cancer in relation to population and hospital service area (HSA) characteristics...
- Evaluating surveillance breast imaging and biopsy in older breast cancer survivorsTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Darmouth, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Darmouth, Lebanon, NH, USA Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Int J Breast Cancer 2012:347646. 2012..Conclusions. Breast cancer surveillance patterns for mammography, US, MRI, and related biopsy seem to be associated with age, stage, and treatment, but need a larger evidence-base for clinical recommendations...
- The influence of smoking, gender, and family history on colorectal adenomasTracy Onega
Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
J Cancer Epidemiol 2010:509347. 2010..34-1.93). For individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer, smoking does not further increase the risk of adenomas. Smoking duration is linked to occurrence and size of adenoma, especially for men...
- Improving the quality of colorectal cancer screening: assessment of familial riskLynn F Butterly
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA
Dig Dis Sci 55:754-60. 2010..Accuracy of familial risk assessment by endoscopists in determining colonoscopic screening and surveillance intervals is unknown...
- A polygon-based locally-weighted-average method for smoothing disease rates of small unitsXun Shi
Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
Epidemiology 18:523-8. 2007..Disease rates for geographic areas with small populations may be unstable. Therefore, accurate nonparametric methods for smoothing or stabilizing rates are needed...
- Cancer after total joint arthroplasty: a meta-analysisTracy Onega
Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Evergreen Center, Suite 300, 46 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1532-7. 2006..Some epidemiologic and laboratory studies have suggested that total joint arthroplasty could increase the risk of cancer. In this meta-analysis, we attempt to clarify the association of joint arthroplasty with subsequent cancer incidence...