Nancy Breen

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Toward a system of cancer screening in the United States: trends and opportunities
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20852 7344, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:561-82. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Reported drop in mammography : is this cause for concern?
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda 20892 7344, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 109:2405-9. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint What proportion of breast cancers are detected by mammography in the United States?
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, EPN 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7344, Rockville, MD 20852 7344, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:220-4. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Immigration, health care access, and recent cancer tests among Mexican-Americans in California
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7344, Rockville, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:433-44. 2010
  5. pmc Update on mammography trends: comparisons of rates in 2000, 2005, and 2008
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Studies, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 117:2209-18. 2011
  6. pmc Was the drop in mammography rates in 2005 associated with the drop in hormone therapy use?
    Nancy Breen
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852 7344, USA
    Cancer 117:5450-60. 2011
  7. pmc Data and trends in cancer screening in the United States: results from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Judith Swan
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 116:4872-81. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint What factors are associated with diagnostic follow-up after abnormal mammograms? Findings from a U.S. National Survey
    K Robin Yabroff
    Health Services and Economics Branch Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:723-32. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding the factors underlying disparities in cancer screening rates using the Peters-Belson approach: results from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey
    R Sowmya Rao
    Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Med Care 42:789-800. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Financial barriers to mammography: who pays out-of-pocket?
    Diane M Makuc
    Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:349-60. 2007

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Toward a system of cancer screening in the United States: trends and opportunities
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland 20852 7344, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:561-82. 2005
    ..We identify opportunities for organizational change that improve access to use, improve quality, and promote cost effectiveness in cancer screening delivery...
  2. ncbi request reprint Reported drop in mammography : is this cause for concern?
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda 20892 7344, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 109:2405-9. 2007
    ..Timely screening with mammography can prevent a substantial number of deaths from breast cancer. The objective of this brief was to ascertain whether recent use of mammography has dropped nationally...
  3. ncbi request reprint What proportion of breast cancers are detected by mammography in the United States?
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, EPN 4005, 6130 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7344, Rockville, MD 20852 7344, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 31:220-4. 2007
    ..To rectify this gap, questions were added to the leading national health survey. Mammography was of special interest because it is widely used in the US and has evidence of a mortality benefit...
  4. doi request reprint Immigration, health care access, and recent cancer tests among Mexican-Americans in California
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7344, Rockville, MD 20892 7344, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 12:433-44. 2010
    ..Understanding barriers specific to subgroups is key to developing appropriate policy and interventions to increase use of cancer screening exams...
  5. pmc Update on mammography trends: comparisons of rates in 2000, 2005, and 2008
    Nancy Breen
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Studies, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 117:2209-18. 2011
    ..For this report, the authors updated a previous analysis of trends in mammography using newly available data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)...
  6. pmc Was the drop in mammography rates in 2005 associated with the drop in hormone therapy use?
    Nancy Breen
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852 7344, USA
    Cancer 117:5450-60. 2011
    ..Because current users of HT also tend to have higher mammography rates, the authors examined whether concurrent drops in HT and mammography use were associated...
  7. pmc Data and trends in cancer screening in the United States: results from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey
    Judith Swan
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 116:4872-81. 2010
    ..We also examine trends from 1992 through 2005 to determine whether differences in screening use are increasing, staying the same, or decreasing...
  8. ncbi request reprint What factors are associated with diagnostic follow-up after abnormal mammograms? Findings from a U.S. National Survey
    K Robin Yabroff
    Health Services and Economics Branch Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:723-32. 2004
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  9. ncbi request reprint Understanding the factors underlying disparities in cancer screening rates using the Peters-Belson approach: results from the 1998 National Health Interview Survey
    R Sowmya Rao
    Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Med Care 42:789-800. 2004
    ..We applied the Peters-Belson approach, often used in wage discrimination studies, to analyze disparities in cancer screening rates between different groups using the 1998 National Health Interview Survey...
  10. ncbi request reprint Financial barriers to mammography: who pays out-of-pocket?
    Diane M Makuc
    Office of Analysis and Epidemiology, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Maryland, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:349-60. 2007
    ..This study investigates how out-of-pocket payments for mammograms vary according to the characteristics of women and the states where they reside...
  11. ncbi request reprint Which women aren't getting mammograms and why? (United States)
    Helen I Meissner
    Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Blvd, EPN 4102 MSC 7331, Bethesda, MD 20892 7331, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 18:61-70. 2007
    ..This study investigates why women who reported no recent mammogram did not get the test...
  12. pmc Does patient health and hysterectomy status influence cervical cancer screening in older women?
    Helen I Meissner
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 2027, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1822-8. 2008
    ..Decisions to screen older patients for cancer are complicated by the fact that aging populations are heterogeneous with respect to life expectancy...
  13. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with men's use of prostate-specific antigen screening: evidence from Health Information National Trends Survey
    Lila J Finney Rutten
    Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, Division of Cancer Prevention and Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Science, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7361, USA
    Prev Med 40:461-8. 2005
    ..Rapid uptake of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing has occurred in the United States despite inconclusive evidence regarding mortality benefit...
  14. doi request reprint Breast and colorectal cancer screening: U.S. primary care physicians' reports of barriers
    Helen I Meissner
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 2027, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:584-9. 2012
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  15. pmc Comparing colorectal cancer screening and immunization status in older americans
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:1-8. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Progress in cancer screening practices in the United States: results from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    Judith Swan
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Cancer 97:1528-40. 2003
    ..In 2000, the new cancer control module added to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) collected more detailed information on cancer screening compared with previous surveys...
  17. pmc Trends in colorectal cancer test use among vulnerable populations in the United States
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1611-21. 2011
    ..This study examines recent national trends in CRC test use, including among vulnerable populations...
  18. pmc Access to mammography screening in a large urban population: a multi-level analysis
    Stephen C Meersman
    Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 504, Rockville, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1469-82. 2009
    ..Our study examined whether Latinas also have lower rates of mammography use...
  19. ncbi request reprint Barriers to colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of reports from primary care physicians and average-risk adults
    Carrie N Klabunde
    Health Services and Economics Branch, Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Med Care 43:939-44. 2005
    ..Barriers to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening are not well understood...
  20. ncbi request reprint Whatever happened to clinical breast examinations?
    Helen I Meissner
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20852 7335, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:259-63. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine trends in the use of clinical breast examinations (CBE), mammography, and both tests between the years 1990 and 2000...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patterns of colorectal cancer screening uptake among men and women in the United States
    Helen I Meissner
    Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7331, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:389-94. 2006
    ..The purpose of this report is to examine (a) gender-specific correlates of colorectal cancer test use using recent national data from 2003 and (b) patterns of colorectal cancer screening by gender and test modality over time...
  22. ncbi request reprint Decision making in prostate-specific antigen screening National Health Interview Survey, 2000
    Paul K J Han
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Prev Med 30:394-404. 2006
    ..Using a nationally representative sample of men reporting past PSA screening, we aimed to determine the extent to which screening was initiated by physicians and preceded by physician-patient discussions...
  23. pmc Predicting patterns of mammography use: a geographic perspective on national needs for intervention research
    Julie Legler
    Statistical Research and Applications Branch, Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:929-47. 2002
    ..To introduce a methodology for planning preventive health service research that takes into account geographic context...
  24. pmc Bias associated with self-report of prior screening mammography
    Kathleen A Cronin
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Statistical Research and Applications Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7344, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1699-705. 2009
    ..We examine self-report bias in mammography screening rates overall, by age, and by race/ethnicity...
  25. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of interventions to promote mammography among women with historically lower rates of screening
    Julie Legler
    Statistical Research and Applications Branch, Surveillance Research Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:59-71. 2002
    ..2-30.6, five studies). Access-enhancing strategies are an important complement to individual- and system-directed interventions for women with historically lower rates of screening...
  26. doi request reprint Breast cancer screening beliefs, recommendations and practices: primary care physicians in the United States
    Helen I Meissner
    Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cancer 117:3101-11. 2011
    ..Primary care physicians (PCPs) play a key role in breast cancer screening, yet no current data exist regarding PCP practices...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cancer screening practices from National Health Interview Surveys: past, present, and future
    Robert A Hiatt
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1837-46. 2002
    ....
  28. pmc A mixed-methods approach to developing a self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination measure for use in multiethnic health surveys
    Salma Shariff-Marco
    Applied Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:447-53. 2009
    ..Our goal is to develop and evaluate a discrimination measure that is appropriate for use in surveys of racially and ethnically diverse populations...
  29. pmc Cancer screening and risk factor rates among American Indians
    Judith Swan
    MHS, 6116 Executive Blvd, Suite 504, Bethesda, MD 20892 8315
    Am J Public Health 96:340-50. 2006
    ..We examined cancer screening and risk factor patterns in California using 4 different statistical tabulations of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations...
  30. ncbi request reprint Awareness of genetic testing for increased cancer risk in the year 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    Louise Wideroff
    National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7344, USA
    Community Genet 6:147-56. 2003
    ..This study explores factors associated with differential awareness of genetic tests for increased cancer risk in the US...
  31. ncbi request reprint How sociodemographics, presence of oncology specialists, and hospital cancer programs affect accrual to cancer treatment trials
    Warren B Sateren
    Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Rockville, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2109-17. 2002
    ..We chose to examine the impact of socioeconomic factors on accrual to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-sponsored cancer treatment trials...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening rates in the United States and the potential impact of implementation of screening guidelines
    Diane Solomon
    Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:105-11. 2007
    ..Potentially, with more appropriate allocation of resources according to guidelines, all women could be screened and the total number of Pap tests reduced, despite projected increases in the population...
  33. pmc Effects of socioeconomic status and health care access on low levels of human papillomavirus vaccination among Spanish-speaking Hispanics in California
    Shingisai Chando
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Dallas Regional Campus, Dallas, TX, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:270-2. 2013
    ..68; 95% CI = 0.35, 1.29). This confirms that health care use is associated with language via income and access. Low-income Hispanics, who lack access, need information about free HPV vaccination programs...
  34. ncbi request reprint Use of health-related and cancer-specific support groups among adult cancer survivors
    Jason E Owen
    Department of Psychology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California 92350, USA
    Cancer 109:2580-9. 2007
    ..However, to the authors' knowledge little is known regarding the prevalence and predictors of participation in health-related support groups...
  35. pmc Papanicolaou test use among reproductive-age women at high risk for cervical cancer: analyses of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth
    Maria Hewitt
    Institute of Medicine, National Cancer Policy Board, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20418, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:666-9. 2002
    ..This study assessed the relationship between risk factors for cervical cancer and Papanicolaou (Pap) test use within the past year among reproductive-age women...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prostate-specific antigen test use reported in the 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    Louie E Ross
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Med 38:732-44. 2004
    ..In 2000, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) collected information about prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test use in a representative sample of U.S. men...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of repeat mammography among women aged 55-79 in the Year 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health and The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Prev Med 39:1-10. 2004
    ..This study examines the prevalence and cross-sectional correlates of repeat mammography, among women aged 55-79, using a 12-month (N = 3,502) and a 24-month interval (N = 3,491)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cervical cancer screening among U.S. women: analyses of the 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    Maria Hewitt
    National Cancer Policy Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC 20001, USA
    Prev Med 39:270-8. 2004
    ..Cervical cancer screening is not fully utilized among all groups of women in the United States, especially women without access to health care and older women...
  39. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of colorectal cancer test use: results from the 2001 California Health Interview Survey
    David A Etzioni
    Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Cancer 101:2523-32. 2004
    ..The authors used the 2001 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001) to evaluate 1) rates of CRC test use, 2) predictors of the receipt of tests, and 3) reasons for nonuse of CRC tests...
  40. ncbi request reprint Correlates of repeat and recent mammography for women ages 45 to 75 in the 2002 to 2003 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS 2003)
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Box G H1, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2093-101. 2006
    ..It is also important to investigate the similarity of correlates for repeat and recent mammography...
  41. ncbi request reprint Use of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening
    Carrie Klabunde
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2279-80; author reply 2280-1. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint The impact of acculturation on awareness of genetic testing for increased cancer risk among Hispanics in the year 2000 National Health Interview Survey
    Susan T Vadaparampil
    Health Outcomes and Behavior Program, H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:618-23. 2006
    ..These factors must be taken into account when informing individuals about the role of genetics in cancer risk and providing cancer genetic health services...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cancer knowledge and disparities in the information age
    K Viswanath
    Harvard University School of Public Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Health Commun 11:1-17. 2006
    ..Last, the findings in this article suggest that it is necessary to take into account the SES variation within different racial and ethnic groups rather than mask them by treating the groups as one...
  44. ncbi request reprint Is there a language divide in pap test use?
    Ninez A Ponce
    UCLA Department of Health Services and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, California 90095 1772, USA
    Med Care 44:998-1004. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether primary language use, measured by language of interview, is associated with disparities in cervical cancer screening...
  45. doi request reprint Disparities in mammography use among US women aged 40-64 years, by race, ethnicity, income, and health insurance status, 1993 and 2005
    Susan A Sabatino
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Med Care 46:692-700. 2008
    ..To examine current disparities in mammography use, and changes in disparities over time by race, ethnicity, income, insurance, and combinations of these characteristics...
  46. pmc An overview of methods for monitoring social disparities in cancer with an example using trends in lung cancer incidence by area-socioeconomic position and race-ethnicity, 1992-2004
    Sam Harper
    Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 167:889-99. 2008
    ..A suite of indicators is needed to provide a clear picture of health disparity change...
  47. ncbi request reprint Breast and cervical cancer screening rates of subgroups of Asian American women in California
    Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:706-30. 2007
    ..The measurement of additional contextual information is needed to identify structural barriers and community resources to provide clearer guidance for the design of effective screening promotion programs for AA subpopulations...
  48. ncbi request reprint Impact of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program on mammography and Pap test utilization among white, Hispanic, and African American women: 1996-2000
    E Kathleen Adams
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Cancer 109:348-58. 2007
    ..Cancer 2007. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  49. pmc Approaching health disparities from a population perspective: the National Institutes of Health Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities
    Richard B Warnecke
    Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1608-15. 2008
    ..The relationships forged through these complex collaborations increase the likelihood that the centers' scientific findings will be relevant to communities and contribute to reductions in health disparities...
  50. ncbi request reprint The importance of place of residence in predicting late-stage diagnosis of breast or cervical cancer
    Janis Barry
    Department of Economics, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, USA
    Health Place 11:15-29. 2005
    ..Consequently, we argue that economically and socially distressed neighborhoods should be automatically designated as MUA...
  51. doi request reprint The social determinants of cancer: a challenge for transdisciplinary science
    Robert A Hiatt
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143 0981, USA
    Am J Prev Med 35:S141-50. 2008
    ..The authors' goal is to promote a more complete understanding of the causes of cancer that will lead to the improved translation and implementation of the results of research...