Catherine M Alfano

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc DEXA measures of body fat percentage and acute phase proteins among breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional analysis
    Anne Dee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Room 418D 2001 Soto Street, MC9239, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    BMC Cancer 12:343. 2012
  2. pmc Fatigue, inflammation, and ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acid intake among breast cancer survivors
    Catherine M Alfano
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd, Ste 404, Bethesda, MD 20892 8336, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1280-7. 2012
  3. pmc Dietary weight loss and exercise interventions effects on quality of life in overweight/obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
    Ikuyo Imayama
    Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:118. 2011
  4. pmc Estrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL study report
    Huiyan Ma
    Division of Cancer Etiology, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:109. 2011
  5. pmc Sleep duration change across breast cancer survivorship: associations with symptoms and health-related quality of life
    Catherine M Alfano
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute, DCCPS NCI NIH DHHS, Bethesda, MD, 20892 8336, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 130:243-54. 2011
  6. pmc Sedentary behavior, health-related quality of life, and fatigue among breast cancer survivors
    Stephanie M George
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:350-8. 2013
  7. pmc The association between television watching time and all-cause mortality after breast cancer
    Stephanie M George
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:247-52. 2013
  8. pmc Provision and discussion of survivorship care plans among cancer survivors: results of a nationally representative survey of oncologists and primary care physicians
    Danielle Blanch-Hartigan
    Danielle Blanch Hartigan, Catherine M Alfano, and Julia H Rowland, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Laura P Forsythe, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC Tenbroeck Smith, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA Larissa Nekhlyudov, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA and Patricia A Ganz, University of California Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
    J Clin Oncol 32:1578-85. 2014
  9. pmc Use of survivorship care plans in the United States: associations with survivorship care
    Laura P Forsythe
    Affiliations of authors Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences LPF, CP, CMA, EEK, JHR, and Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention LPF, EEK, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA CRL Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Indianapolis, IN DAH Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN DAH Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, IN DAH University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA PAG Office of Extramural Programs, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD NA Present address Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC LPF Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD EEK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1579-87. 2013
  10. pmc Disentangling the body weight-bone mineral density association among breast cancer survivors: an examination of the independent roles of lean mass and fat mass
    Stephanie M George
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:497. 2013

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Publications29

  1. pmc DEXA measures of body fat percentage and acute phase proteins among breast cancer survivors: a cross-sectional analysis
    Anne Dee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Room 418D 2001 Soto Street, MC9239, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    BMC Cancer 12:343. 2012
    ..This study examines the association between percent body fat and SAA and CRP and the potential interaction with NSAID use and weight change...
  2. pmc Fatigue, inflammation, and ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acid intake among breast cancer survivors
    Catherine M Alfano
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd, Ste 404, Bethesda, MD 20892 8336, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1280-7. 2012
    ..This study investigated fatigue, inflammation, and intake of ω-3 and ω-6 PUFAs among breast cancer survivors...
  3. pmc Dietary weight loss and exercise interventions effects on quality of life in overweight/obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
    Ikuyo Imayama
    Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:118. 2011
    ..The secondary aim was to investigate predictors of changes in HRQOL...
  4. pmc Estrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL study report
    Huiyan Ma
    Division of Cancer Etiology, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, CA 91010, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:109. 2011
    ..It remains unclear whether estrogenic botanical supplement (EBS) use influences breast cancer survivors' health-related outcomes...
  5. pmc Sleep duration change across breast cancer survivorship: associations with symptoms and health-related quality of life
    Catherine M Alfano
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute, DCCPS NCI NIH DHHS, Bethesda, MD, 20892 8336, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 130:243-54. 2011
    ..These results point to the need for routine assessment of sleep as part of survivorship care...
  6. pmc Sedentary behavior, health-related quality of life, and fatigue among breast cancer survivors
    Stephanie M George
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Phys Act Health 10:350-8. 2013
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  7. pmc The association between television watching time and all-cause mortality after breast cancer
    Stephanie M George
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:247-52. 2013
    ..In a multiethnic, prospective cohort of breast cancer survivors, we hypothesized that television watching time would be independently associated with an increased risk of death from any cause...
  8. pmc Provision and discussion of survivorship care plans among cancer survivors: results of a nationally representative survey of oncologists and primary care physicians
    Danielle Blanch-Hartigan
    Danielle Blanch Hartigan, Catherine M Alfano, and Julia H Rowland, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Laura P Forsythe, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC Tenbroeck Smith, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA Larissa Nekhlyudov, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA and Patricia A Ganz, University of California Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, CA
    J Clin Oncol 32:1578-85. 2014
    ..We examined the frequency and factors associated with oncologists' and primary care physicians' (PCPs) reports of provision of written survivorship care plans (SCPs) and discussion of survivorship care recommendations with survivors...
  9. pmc Use of survivorship care plans in the United States: associations with survivorship care
    Laura P Forsythe
    Affiliations of authors Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences LPF, CP, CMA, EEK, JHR, and Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention LPF, EEK, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Behavioral Research Center, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA CRL Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence on Implementing Evidence Based Practice, Indianapolis, IN DAH Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN DAH Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc, Indianapolis, IN DAH University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA PAG Office of Extramural Programs, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD NA Present address Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Washington, DC LPF Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD EEK
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1579-87. 2013
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  10. pmc Disentangling the body weight-bone mineral density association among breast cancer survivors: an examination of the independent roles of lean mass and fat mass
    Stephanie M George
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:497. 2013
    ..Research is needed to determine whether lean mass (LM) and fat mass (FM) independently relate to BMD in this patient group...
  11. pmc The roles of support seeking and race/ethnicity in posttraumatic growth among breast cancer survivors
    Erin E Kent
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Psychosoc Oncol 31:393-412. 2013
    ..02). Support program experiences and patient-provider encounters should be examined to determine which attributes facilitate PTG in diverse populations. ..
  12. pmc Postdiagnosis diet quality, the combination of diet quality and recreational physical activity, and prognosis after early-stage breast cancer
    Stephanie M George
    Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive Blvd, Suite 320, MSC 7232, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:589-98. 2011
    ..To investigate, among women with breast cancer, how postdiagnosis diet quality and the combination of diet quality and recreational physical activity are associated with prognosis...
  13. pmc Cancer survivors in the United States: prevalence across the survivorship trajectory and implications for care
    Janet S de Moor
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute NIH, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 404, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:561-70. 2013
    ..To inform survivorship research and practice, this manuscript will describe the prevalent population of cancer survivors in terms of overall numbers and prevalence by cancer site and time since diagnosis...
  14. pmc Pain in long-term breast cancer survivors: the role of body mass index, physical activity, and sedentary behavior
    Laura P Forsythe
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 137:617-30. 2013
    ..05). Weight gain and lack of physical activity place breast cancer survivors at risk for pain long after treatment ends. Weight control and exercise interventions should be tested for effects on long-term pain in these women...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior, health-related quality of life, and fatigue among breast cancer survivors
    Stephanie M George
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
    J Phys Act Health 10:350-8. 2013
    ..Conclusion: In this breast cancer survivor cohort, self-reported sedentary time was not associated with HRQOL or fatigue, 3.5 years postdiagnosis...
  16. pmc Race/ethnicity, physical activity, and quality of life in breast cancer survivors
    Ashley Wilder Smith
    Outcomes Research Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:656-63. 2009
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  17. pmc Physical activity, biomarkers, and disease outcomes in cancer survivors: a systematic review
    Rachel Ballard-Barbash
    Applied Research Program, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:815-40. 2012
    ..We systematically reviewed studies that examined relationships between physical activity and mortality (cancer-specific and all-cause) and/or cancer biomarkers...
  18. pmc Social support, self-efficacy for decision-making, and follow-up care use in long-term cancer survivors
    Laura P Forsythe
    Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute PCORI, Washington, DC, USA Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, NIH DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Psychooncology 23:788-96. 2014
    ..We also identified sociodemographic and clinical factors associated with social support among long-term survivors...
  19. pmc Interventions to promote energy balance and cancer survivorship: priorities for research and care
    Catherine M Alfano
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 119:2143-50. 2013
    ..It is hoped that this dialogue launches an international conversation that will lead to better research and care for all post-treatment cancer survivors...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prediagnostic lifestyle factors and survival after colon and rectal cancer diagnosis in the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-AARP Diet and Health Study
    Colleen Pelser
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
    Cancer 120:1540-7. 2014
    ..Few studies have examined the relationship of lifestyle factors with mortality among patients with colorectal cancer...
  21. pmc Who provides psychosocial follow-up care for post-treatment cancer survivors? A survey of medical oncologists and primary care physicians
    Laura P Forsythe
    National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:2897-905. 2012
    ..We sought to characterize physicians who reported broad involvement in (ie, across key components of care) and shared responsibility for psychosocial care...
  22. pmc Cancer survivors: a booming population
    Carla Parry
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1996-2005. 2011
    ..For this inaugural year, we focus on the confluence of the growing number of survivors and population aging, and the impact these combined trends will have on cancer survivorship in the future...
  23. pmc Postdiagnosis diet quality is inversely related to a biomarker of inflammation among breast cancer survivors
    Stephanie M George
    Yale School of Public Health, Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2220-8. 2010
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  24. ncbi request reprint Reduced fatalism and increased prevention behavior after two high-profile lung cancer events
    David B Portnoy
    a Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Center for Cancer Training, and the Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    J Health Commun 19:577-92. 2014
    ..These results suggest that high-profile cancer events could be leveraged as an opportunity for large-scale public heath communication campaigns through the dissemination of cancer prevention messages and services. ..
  25. doi request reprint Physician over-recommendation of mammography for terminally ill women
    Corinne R Leach
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 118:27-37. 2012
    ..Identifying characteristics of physicians who recommend mammography for terminally ill women can help guide efforts to minimize patient risks and make better use of health care resources...
  26. pmc Objectively measured sedentary time is related to quality of life among cancer survivors
    Stephanie M George
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e87937. 2014
    ..We examined how objectively measured sedentary time was associated with HRQOL among long-term cancer survivors...
  27. pmc Effects of dietary weight loss and exercise on insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-3 in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
    Caitlin Mason
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:1457-63. 2013
    ..01). No consistent interaction effects with baseline BMI were detected. Modified IGF-I bioavailability is unlikely to be a mechanism through which caloric restriction reduces cancer risk in postmenopausal women...
  28. pmc Influence of diet, exercise, and serum vitamin d on sarcopenia in postmenopausal women
    Caitlin Mason
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:607-14. 2013
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  29. pmc Parental cancer and the family: a population-based estimate of the number of US cancer survivors residing with their minor children
    Kathryn E Weaver
    Office of Cancer Survivorship, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 116:4395-401. 2010
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