Research Topics

Genomes and Genes


Candyce H Kroenke


Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
Country: USA


  1. Kroenke C, Quesenberry C, Kwan M, Sweeney C, Castillo A, Caan B. Social networks, social support, and burden in relationships, and mortality after breast cancer diagnosis in the Life After Breast Cancer Epidemiology (LACE) study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013;137:261-71 pubmed publisher
    ..74-1.72). Social networks were also more important for caregivers versus noncaregivers. Larger social networks predicted better prognosis after breast cancer, but associations depended on the quality and burden of family relationships. ..
  2. Busch E, Whitsel E, Kroenke C, Yang Y. Social relationships, inflammation markers, and breast cancer incidence in the Women's Health Initiative. Breast. 2018;39:63-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Higher inflammation might be associated with development of in situ breast cancer, but this appeared to be due to factors other than social relationships. ..
  3. Kroenke C, Hershman D, Gomez S, Adams S, Eldridge E, Kwan M, et al. Personal and clinical social support and adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy among hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients in an integrated health care system. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018;170:623-631 pubmed publisher
    ..04). Women with low personal or clinical social support had higher AET non-adherence. Clinician teams may need to fill support gaps that compromise treatment adherence. ..
  4. Kroenke C, Chubak J, Johnson L, Castillo A, Weltzien E, Caan B. Enhancing Breast Cancer Recurrence Algorithms Through Selective Use of Medical Record Data. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2016;108: pubmed publisher
    ..Use of multiple recurrence algorithms in administrative data, in combination with selective examination of MR data, may improve recurrence data quality and reduce research costs. ..
  5. Purcell S, Elliott S, Kroenke C, Sawyer M, Prado C. Impact of Body Weight and Body Composition on Ovarian Cancer Prognosis. Curr Oncol Rep. 2016;18:8 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, body composition as an indicator of nutritional status is a better prognostic tool than body weight or BMI alone in ovarian cancer patients. ..
  6. Kroenke C, Epel E, Adler N, Bush N, Obradovic J, Lin J, et al. Autonomic and adrenocortical reactivity and buccal cell telomere length in kindergarten children. Psychosom Med. 2011;73:533-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The combination of autonomic and adrenocortical reactivity was associated with shorter BTL in children. These data suggest that psychophysiological processes may influence, and that BTL may be a useful marker of, early biologic aging. ..
  7. Kwan M, Kroenke C, Sweeney C, Bernard P, Weltzien E, Castillo A, et al. Association of high obesity with PAM50 breast cancer intrinsic subtypes and gene expression. BMC Cancer. 2015;15:278 pubmed publisher
    ..ER expression may not increase correspondingly with increasing degree of obesity. Highly obese patients are more likely to have tumor subtypes associated with high proliferation and poorer prognosis. ..
  8. Gomez S, Shariff Marco S, Von Behren J, Kwan M, Kroenke C, Keegan T, et al. Representativeness of breast cancer cases in an integrated health care delivery system. BMC Cancer. 2015;15:688 pubmed publisher