Affiliation: Kaiser Permanente
- The cost of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early-stage breast carcinomaNina Oestreicher
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
Cancer 104:2054-62. 2005..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the direct medical cost of adjuvant chemotherapy in women with early-stage breast carcinoma...
- The incremental contribution of clinical breast examination to invasive cancer detection in a mammography screening programNina Oestreicher
Pharmaceutical Outcome Research and Policy Program, University of Washington School of Pharmacy, Center for Cost and Outcomes Research, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 184:428-32. 2005..The objective of this study was to determine the potential added contribution of clinical breast examination (CBE) to invasive breast cancer detection in a mammography screening program, by categories of age and breast density...
- Physical activity and mammographic density in a cohort of midlife womenNina Oestreicher
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:451-6. 2008..Physical activity (PA) is one of few modifiable breast cancer risk factors. There have been few studies of the relation between PA and mammographic density, especially in multiethnic populations...
- Gene expression profiling and breast cancer care: what are the potential benefits and policy implications?Nina Oestreicher
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Genet Med 7:380-9. 2005..However, the outcomes associated with gene expression profiling are not clear, and guidelines for the appropriate use of genomic technologies have not been established...
- Predictors of sensitivity of clinical breast examination (CBE)Nina Oestreicher
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 76:73-81. 2002..s. age 50-59 years). These findings suggest certain groups of women, for example, obese women and younger women, receive less benefit from CBE...
- Biennial versus annual mammography and the risk of late-stage breast cancerEmily White
School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1832-9. 2004..Mammography screening may reduce breast cancer mortality by detecting cancers at an earlier stage. However, certain questions remain, including the ideal interval between mammograms...
- Hormonal factors and breast tumor proliferation: do factors that affect cancer risk also affect tumor growth?Nina Oestreicher
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 85:133-42. 2004..We examined the association between hormone-related breast cancer risk factors and breast tumor proliferation, as reflected in two proliferation measures, Ki-67 and mitotic count...
- Methylphenidate use in children and risk of cancer at 18 sites: results of surveillance analysesNina Oestreicher
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 16:1268-72. 2007..A recent report linked methylphenidate (MPH) use in children to cytologic abnormalities in plasma lymphocytes, a possible cancer biomarker. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of MPH use and childhood cancer risk...
- Mammographic density in a multiethnic cohortLaurel A Habel
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Menopause 14:891-9. 2007..To compare mammographic density among premenopausal and early perimenopausal women from four racial/ethnic groups and to examine density and acculturation among Japanese and Chinese women...
- Predicted quality-adjusted life years as a composite measure of the clinical value of diabetes risk factor controlJulie Schmittdiel
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, Oakland, California 94612, USA
Med Care 45:315-21. 2007..These quality indicators often are examined separately and weighted equally in performance measurement, potentially discarding important information...
- Antibiotics and risk of breast cancer: up to 9 years of follow-up of 2.1 million womenGary D Friedman
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2102-6. 2006....
- The association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in the study of women's health across the nationCarolyn J Crandall
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Ann Epidemiol 17:575-83. 2007..Bone mineral density and mammographic breast density are each associated with markers of lifetime estrogen exposure. The association between mammographic breast density and bone mineral density in early perimenopausal women is unknown...