William E Barlow
Affiliation: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Variability of interpretive accuracy among diagnostic mammography facilitiesSara L Jackson
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 359854, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 101:814-27. 2009..Interpretive performance of screening mammography varies substantially by facility, but performance of diagnostic interpretation has not been studied...
- Overview of methods to estimate the medical costs of cancerWilliam E Barlow
Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98101, USA
Med Care 47:S33-6. 2009..Methods to estimate the direct medical costs of cancer care have evolved into several commonly used methods...
- Accuracy of screening mammography interpretation by characteristics of radiologistsWilliam E Barlow
Cancer Research and Biostatistics, 1730 Minor Ave, Ste 1900, Seattle WA 98101, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1840-50. 2004..Radiologists differ in their ability to interpret screening mammograms accurately. We investigated the relationship of radiologist characteristics to actual performance from 1996 to 2001...
- Prospective breast cancer risk prediction model for women undergoing screening mammographyWilliam E Barlow
Cancer Research and Biostatistics, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1204-14. 2006..We used prospective risk information to predict a diagnosis of breast cancer in a cohort of 1 million women undergoing screening mammography...
- Tumor metabolism and blood flow changes by positron emission tomography: relation to survival in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancerLisa K Dunnwald
Department of Bioengineering, Division of Nuclear Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Clin Oncol 26:4449-57. 2008..Serial positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to predict pathologic response in this setting. We evaluated serial quantitative PET tumor blood flow (BF) and metabolism as in vivo measurements to predict patient outcome...
- Mammographers' perception of women's breast cancer riskJoseph R Egger
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
Med Decis Making 25:283-9. 2005..To understand mammographers' perception of individual women's breast cancer risk...
- Efficacy of breast cancer screening in the community according to risk levelJoann G Elmore
School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1035-43. 2005..The efficacy of breast cancer screening in the community may differ from that suggested by the results of randomized trials, and no data have been available on efficacy among women who have different levels of breast cancer risk...
- Does litigation influence medical practice? The influence of community radiologists' medical malpractice perceptions and experience on screening mammographyJoann G Elmore
Dept of Internal Medicine, Univ of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Ctr, 325 Ninth Ave, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
Radiology 236:37-46. 2005..To assess the relationship between radiologists' perception of and experience with medical malpractice and their patient-recall rates in actual community-based clinical settings...
- Phase III comparison of standard doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide versus weekly doxorubicin and daily oral cyclophosphamide plus granulocyte colony-stimulating factor as neoadjuvant therapy for inflammatory and locally advanced breast cancer: SWOG 0012Georgiana K Ellis
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave East, Seattle, WA 98109 1023, USA
J Clin Oncol 29:1014-21. 2011..All patients had subsequent weekly paclitaxel for 12 weeks before surgery...
- Diagnosis of second breast cancer events after initial diagnosis of early stage breast cancerDiana S M Buist
Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 124:863-73. 2010..This study does not provide any evidence in support of changing surveillance intervals for different subgroups...
- The association between obesity and screening mammography accuracyJoann G Elmore
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
Arch Intern Med 164:1140-7. 2004..Obesity is increasing among American women, especially as they age. The influence of obesity on the accuracy of screening mammography has not been studied extensively...
- Breast density, body mass index, and risk of tumor marker-defined subtypes of breast cancerAmanda I Phipps
Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Ann Epidemiol 22:340-8. 2012..However, relationships between these factors and risk of molecularly-defined subtypes of breast cancer have not been established...
- Treatment expectations and preferences as predictors of outcome of acupuncture for chronic back painKaren J Sherman
Group Health Research Institute, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1471-7. 2010..Preplanned secondary analysis of data from participants receiving acupuncture in a randomized clinical trial...
- Evaluating components of dental care utilization among adults with diabetes and matched controls via hurdle modelsMonica Chaudhari
Washington Dental Service, 9706 Fourth Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
BMC Oral Health 12:20. 2012..This project had two purposes: to develop a methodology to estimate dental care utilization using claims data and to use this methodology to compare utilization of dental care between adults with and without diabetes...
- Family history of breast cancer in first-degree relatives and triple-negative breast cancer riskAmanda I Phipps
Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue N, M4 B402, PO Box 19024, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 126:671-8. 2011..Having a first-degree family history of breast cancer was associated with an increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer with a magnitude of association similar to that for the predominant ER+ subtype and ER-/PR-/HER2+ breast cancer...
- Characteristics of patients with chronic back pain who benefit from acupunctureKaren J Sherman
Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, USA
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:114. 2009..As part of a large trial evaluating acupuncture for chronic low back pain, we sought to identify subgroups of participants that were particularly responsive to acupuncture...
- Change in bone mineral density among adolescent women using and discontinuing depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraceptionDelia Scholes
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:139-44. 2005..Adolescents, who are still gaining bone, may be particularly affected, but there has been little study of the association in adolescent users and none following discontinuation...
- Promoting quality and evidence-based care in early-stage breast cancer follow-upN Lynn Henry
Affiliations of authors Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI NLH, DFH Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA SDR, JRG Department of Breast Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX GNH Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA WEB
J Natl Cancer Inst 106:dju034. 2014..At this time, outside of well-conducted clinical trials, there is no role for ordering routine serial blood or imaging tests in monitoring for recurrence in early-stage breast cancer patients. ..
- Time trends in radiologists' interpretive performance at screening mammography from the community-based Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, 1996-2004Laura E Ichikawa
Group Health Research Institute, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Radiology 256:74-82. 2010..To examine time trends in radiologists' interpretive performance at screening mammography between 1996 and 2004...
- Effect of breast augmentation on the accuracy of mammography and cancer characteristicsDiana L Miglioretti
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
JAMA 291:442-50. 2004..Breast augmentation is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; however, implants may interfere with the detection of breast cancer thereby delaying cancer diagnosis in women with augmentation...
- The association between depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraception and bone mineral density in adolescent womenDelia Scholes
The Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, 16th Floor, Seattle, WA, USA
Contraception 69:99-104. 2004..06). This study did not find a strong association between DMPA use and bone density. Further prospective evaluation of bone density changes with DMPA use and after DMPA discontinuation are needed in this age group...
- Expanding developmental and behavioral services for newborns in primary care; Effects on parental well-being, practice, and satisfactionBrian D Johnston
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Am J Prev Med 26:356-66. 2004..Both interventions have universal and risk-directed components. Intervention effects in the first 3 months after birth are reported here...
- Performance of diagnostic mammography for women with signs or symptoms of breast cancerWilliam E Barlow
W E Barlow, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98101 1448, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1151-9. 2002..We evaluated whether age, breast density, self-reported breast lump, and previous mammography influence the performance of diagnostic mammography...
- Reason for late-stage breast cancer: absence of screening or detection, or breakdown in follow-up?Stephen H Taplin
Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1518-27. 2004..However, despite high national mammography screening rates, late-stage breast cancers still occur, possibly because of failures in screening implementation...
- Frequent antibiotic use and second breast cancer eventsHeidi S Wirtz
Departments of Pharmacy, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1588-99. 2013..Antibiotic use may be associated with higher breast cancer risk and breast cancer mortality, but no study has evaluated the relation between antibiotic use and second breast cancer events (SBCE)...
- Reproductive history and risk of three breast cancer subtypes defined by three biomarkersAmanda I Phipps
Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, M4 B402, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
Cancer Causes Control 22:399-405. 2011..31-2.56). Neither parity nor age at first birth was associated with triple-negative breast cancer. In contrast to ER+ and ER-/PR-/HER2+ subtypes, reproductive history does not appear to be a risk factor for triple-negative breast cancer...
- Factors associated with long-term adherence to annual surveillance mammography among breast cancer survivorsHeidi S Wirtz
Department of Pharmacy, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 357630, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 143:541-50. 2014..Efforts should be undertaken to actively engage breast cancer survivors in managing long-term surveillance care...
- Administrative data algorithms to identify second breast cancer events following early-stage invasive breast cancerJessica Chubak
Group Health Research Institute, 1730 Minor Ave, Ste 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 104:931-40. 2012..An alternative is using administrative health-care data to identify second breast cancer events; however, these algorithms must be validated against a gold standard...
- Longitudinal changes in bone density in relation to oral contraceptive useSusan D Reed
Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
Contraception 68:177-82. 2003..All p-values for between-group differences were >0.55. In conclusion, within the limitations of this study, OCs did not appear to impact bone density over time in this cohort of reproductive-age women...
- Differences among the elderly in the treatment costs of colorectal cancer: how important is race?George E Wright
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195 4982, USA
Med Care 45:420-30. 2007..Medical expenditures adjusted for price differences are a barometer of total resources devoted to patient care and thus may reflect treatment differentials...
- A population-based study of periodontal care among those with and without diabetesKatherine M Newton
Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
J Periodontol 82:1650-6. 2011..Our objectives were to describe the prevalence of periodontal care (a marker of periodontitis) among persons with and without diabetes and to examine the association between periodontal care and diabetes...
- Concordance of breast imaging reporting and data system assessments and management recommendations in screening mammographyStephen H Taplin
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Radiology 222:529-35. 2002..To examine how frequently Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) mammographic screening assessments were associated with expected clinical management recommendations...
- A phase II study of docetaxel and vinorelbine plus filgrastim for HER-2 negative, stage IV breast cancer: SWOG S0102Julie R Gralow
University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Avenue East, G3 630, Seattle, WA, 98109, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 143:351-8. 2014..This combination is associated with significant hematologic and nonhematologic toxicity. The safety profile and expense of the filgrastim limit recommendations for routine use. ..
- Risk factors for ductal, lobular, and mixed ductal-lobular breast cancer in a screening populationAmanda I Phipps
Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1643-54. 2010..We compared associations between several factors and risk of ductal, lobular, and mixed ductal-lobular breast cancers...
- Effectiveness of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in older adultsLisa A Jackson
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
N Engl J Med 348:1747-55. 2003..In a large population of older adults, we assessed the effectiveness of the pneumococcal vaccine...
- Oral contraceptives and breast cancer risk overall and by molecular subtype among young womenElisabeth F Beaber
Authors Affiliations Division of Public Health Sciences, Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:755-64. 2014..Evidence suggests that recent oral contraceptive (OC) use is associated with a small increased breast cancer risk; yet risks associated with contemporary OC preparations and by molecular subtype are not well characterized...
- The value of comparative effectiveness research: projected return on investment of the RxPONDER trial (SWOG S1007)William B Wong
Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Contemp Clin Trials 33:1117-23. 2012..The objective of this study was to assess the value of research of the RxPONDER study, an ongoing comparative effectiveness RCT designed to evaluate a 21-gene profile in early stage, node-positive breast cancer...
- Molecular imaging research in the outcomes era: measuring outcomes for individualized cancer therapyDavid A Mankoff
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Radiology, 2nd Floor, 825 Eastlake Avenue East, PO Box 19023, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Acad Radiol 14:398-405. 2007
- Fatal breast cancer risk in relation to use of unopposed estrogen and combined hormone therapyGaia Pocobelli
Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 145:439-47. 2014..To date only a few studies have evaluated fatal breast cancer risk in relation to use of CHT, and collectively the results are inconsistent. ..
- Training, quality assurance, and assessment of medical record abstraction in a multisite studyLisa M Reisch
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104 2499, USA
Am J Epidemiol 157:546-51. 2003..Additionally, a masking study with a subsample of subjects may be a feasible and cost-effective alternative to the time- and cost-intensive methodological approach of masking all medical records...
- Residual tumor uptake of [99mTc]-sestamibi after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast carcinoma predicts survivalLisa K Dunnwald
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
Cancer 103:680-8. 2005..The pathologic response of LABC to presurgical treatment regimens is a prognostic indicator of survival. The authors tested whether MIBI uptake posttherapy predicted survival...
- p27(Kip1) and cyclin E expression and breast cancer survival after treatment with adjuvant chemotherapyPeggy L Porter
Division of Human Biology and Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1723-31. 2006..We studied these markers in a clinical trial setting with patients with breast cancer treated by a uniform drug regimen so that treatment was not associated with variability in outcome...
- Contrasting two frameworks for ROC analysis of ordinal ratingsDaryl E Morris
Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
Med Decis Making 30:484-98. 2010..The ordinal regression method is the standard approach used when evaluating tests with ordinal values. The direct ROC modeling method is a more recently developed approach, motivated by applications to tests with continuous values...
- Comparison of survival outcomes among cancer patients treated in and out of clinical trialsJoseph M Unger
Affiliations of authors SWOG Statistical Center, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA JMU, WEB, ML University of Washington, Department of Health Services Research, Seattle, WA DPM Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA SDR, RE Division of Hematology Oncology, Columbia University, New York, NY DLH
J Natl Cancer Inst 106:dju002. 2014..Clinical trials test the efficacy of a treatment in a select patient population. We examined whether cancer clinical trial patients were similar to nontrial, "real-world" patients with respect to presenting characteristics and survival...
- Results from a randomized trial of a web-based, tailored decision aid for women at high risk for breast cancerMatthew P Banegas
University of Washington, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA, USA
Patient Educ Couns 91:364-71. 2013..To assess the impact of Guide to Decide (GtD), a web-based, personally-tailored decision aid designed to inform women's decisions about prophylactic tamoxifen and raloxifene use...
- Injectable hormone contraception and bone density: results from a prospective studyDelia Scholes
Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Epidemiology 13:581-7. 2002..Depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) injectable contraception may decrease bone density and increase the risk for osteoporosis in later life. Prospective data are scarce, especially of the effects of DMPA discontinuation on bone...
- Exercise plus behavioral management in patients with Alzheimer disease: a randomized controlled trialLinda Teri
Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, University of Washington, Seattle 98195, USA
JAMA 290:2015-22. 2003..Exercise training for patients with Alzheimer disease combined with teaching caregivers how to manage behavioral problems may help decrease the frailty and behavioral impairment that are often prevalent in patients with Alzheimer disease...
- Expanding developmental and behavioral services for newborns in primary care: program design, delivery, and evaluation frameworkColleen E Huebner
Maternal and Child Health Program, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am J Prev Med 26:344-55. 2004....
- A randomized trial comparing acupuncture, simulated acupuncture, and usual care for chronic low back painDaniel C Cherkin
Center for Health Studies, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
Arch Intern Med 169:858-66. 2009..This trial addresses the importance of needle placement and skin penetration in eliciting acupuncture effects for patients with chronic low back pain...
- Cross-sectional study of periodontal care and Glycosylated Hemoglobin in an insured populationLeslie Spangler
Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA
Diabetes Care 33:1753-8. 2010..Compare GHb among people with diabetes who have and have not received periodontal care...
- High-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem-cell support as adjuvant therapy in breast cancer: overview of 15 randomized trialsDonald A Berry
Division of Quantitative Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
J Clin Oncol 29:3214-23. 2011..Individual trials have had limited power to show overall benefit or benefits within subsets...