Ronald E Myers

Summary

Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Physician intention to recommend complete diagnostic evaluation in colorectal cancer screening
    R E Myers
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:587-93. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Decision counseling in cancer prevention and control
    Ronald E Myers
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S71-7. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Increasing access to clinical and educational studies
    Ronald E Myers
    Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Cancer 107:1962-70. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of a physician-oriented intervention on follow-up in colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Prev Med 38:375-81. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental risk assessment for colorectal cancer risk in primary care practice settings: a pilot study
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Genet Med 9:378-84. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the impact of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer 110:2083-91. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Tailored navigation in colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Med Care 46:S123-31. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Intention to be tested for prostate cancer risk among African-American men
    R E Myers
    Division of Medical Oncology and Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:1323-8. 2000
  9. pmc Preparing African-American men in community primary care practices to decide whether or not to have prostate cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:1143-54. 2005
  10. pmc Physician and patient factors associated with ordering a colon evaluation after a positive fecal occult blood test
    Barbara Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine BT, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:357-63. 2003

Research Grants

  1. INCREASING ACCESS TO CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Tailored Messaging in Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. Tailored Navigation in CRC Screening
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2007

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Physician intention to recommend complete diagnostic evaluation in colorectal cancer screening
    R E Myers
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:587-93. 1999
    ..Additional research is needed to evaluate the impact of educational interventions on CDE intention and performance...
  2. ncbi request reprint Decision counseling in cancer prevention and control
    Ronald E Myers
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S71-7. 2005
    ..Preliminary findings suggest that decision counseling can help to clarify personal preferences related to health behavior choices and, thus, facilitate achievement of the ideals of informed and shared decision making...
  3. ncbi request reprint Increasing access to clinical and educational studies
    Ronald E Myers
    Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Cancer 107:1962-70. 2006
    ..Lessons learned from the Project can guide the implementation of such projects in the future. Cancer 2006. (c) 2006 American Cancer Society...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of a physician-oriented intervention on follow-up in colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Prev Med 38:375-81. 2004
    ..Complete diagnostic evaluation or CDE (i.e., colonoscopy or combined flexible sigmoidoscopy plus barium enema X-ray) is often not performed for persons with an abnormal screening fecal occult blood test (FOBT+) result...
  5. ncbi request reprint Genetic and environmental risk assessment for colorectal cancer risk in primary care practice settings: a pilot study
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Genet Med 9:378-84. 2007
    ..A pilot study was conducted to assess the uptake of, and response to, testing for colorectal cancer risk among average risk patients in primary care practice settings...
  6. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of the impact of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer 110:2083-91. 2007
    ..Colorectal cancer screening is underutilized. The objective of the current study was to determine whether targeted and tailored interventions can increase screening use...
  7. doi request reprint Tailored navigation in colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Med Care 46:S123-31. 2008
    ..Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is underutilized. Effective methods to increase screening use are needed. This study sought to determine the impact of tailored navigation on CRC screening in primary care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Intention to be tested for prostate cancer risk among African-American men
    R E Myers
    Division of Medical Oncology and Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 9:1323-8. 2000
    ..Intention to be tested for prostate cancer risk was high among men in the study. Past screening, perceived susceptibility, and beliefs related to early detection might influence receptivity to genetic testing for prostate cancer risk...
  9. pmc Preparing African-American men in community primary care practices to decide whether or not to have prostate cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:1143-54. 2005
    ..This study was a randomized trial to test the impact of an informed decision-making intervention on prostate cancer screening use...
  10. pmc Physician and patient factors associated with ordering a colon evaluation after a positive fecal occult blood test
    Barbara Turner
    Division of General Internal Medicine BT, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 18:357-63. 2003
    ..Successful colorectal cancer screening relies in part on physicians ordering a complete diagnostic evaluation of the colon (CDE) with colonoscopy or barium enema plus sigmoidoscopy after a positive screening fecal occult blood test (FOBT)...
  11. doi request reprint Factors associated with colorectal cancer screening decision stage
    Randa Sifri
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Prev Med 51:329-31. 2010
    ..This paper reports on factors associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening decision stage (SDS) in screening-eligible primary care patients...
  12. doi request reprint Race and response to colon cancer screening interventions
    Ali A Siddiqui
    Thomas Jefferson University, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Prev Med 52:262-4. 2011
    ..We report race-related differences in response to behavioral interventions in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  13. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of a tailored navigation and a standard intervention in colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1025 Walnut Street, Suite 1014, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:109-17. 2013
    ..This randomized, controlled trial assessed the impact of a tailored navigation intervention versus a standard mailed intervention on colorectal cancer screening adherence and screening decision stage (SDS)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Physician-reported reasons for limited follow-up of patients with a positive fecal occult blood test screening result
    Nadeem Baig
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:2078-81. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine common reasons for nonperformance of a complete diagnostic evaluation...
  15. doi request reprint Measuring informed decision making about prostate cancer screening in primary care
    Amy Leader
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Med Decis Making 32:327-36. 2012
    ..To measure the extent of informed decision making (IDM) about prostate cancer screening in physician-patient encounters, describe the coding process, and assess the reliability of the IDM measure...
  16. pmc A randomized trial of genetic and environmental risk assessment (GERA) for colorectal cancer risk in primary care: trial design and baseline findings
    Ronald E Myers
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:25-31. 2011
    ..This paper describes an ongoing randomized controlled trial designed to assess the impact of genetic and environmental risk assessment (GERA) on colorectal cancer (CRC) screening...
  17. ncbi request reprint Complete diagnostic evaluation in colorectal cancer screening: research design and baseline findings
    R E Myers
    Division of Medical Oncology and Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Prev Med 33:249-60. 2001
    ..Study outcome analyses will take into account baseline differences in practice characteristics...
  18. doi request reprint Variation in colorectal cancer screening steps in primary care: basis for practice improvement
    Mona Sarfaty
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Med Qual 27:458-66. 2012
    ..Survey responses suggest substantial variation and much room for improvement in practice performance of evidence-based steps in the CRC screening process...
  19. pmc Preoperative platelet count associates with survival and distant metastasis in surgically resected colorectal cancer patients
    Shaogui Wan
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Gastrointest Cancer 44:293-304. 2013
    ..Platelets have been implicated in cancer metastasis and prognosis. No population-based study has been reported as to whether preoperative platelet count directly predicts metastatic recurrence of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Behaviors used by men to protect themselves against prostate cancer
    Elisabeth J S Kunkel
    Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:78-86. 2004
    ..Decision-making about whether or not to take protective action and what type of behavior to use may be influenced by socioeconomic background, cognitive perceptions related to behavioral options, and concern about risk...
  21. pmc Comprehensive analysis of common serum liver enzymes as prospective predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma in HBV patients
    Hie Won Hann
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Liver Disease Prevention Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e47687. 2012
    ..Large observational studies indicated that these enzymes might predict cancer risk and mortality. However, no prospective study has reported on their relationships with the risk of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  22. pmc Predictive value of alpha-fetoprotein in the long-term risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis B virus infection--results from a clinic-based longitudinal cohort
    Hie Won Hann
    Liver Disease Prevention Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Eur J Cancer 48:2319-27. 2012
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Telomere length in circulating serum DNA as a novel non-invasive biomarker for cirrhosis: a nested case-control analysis
    Shaogui Wan
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, PA 19107, USA
    Liver Int 32:1233-41. 2012
    ..However, the association between telomere length and the risk of cirrhosis has not been reported...
  24. ncbi request reprint A survey of women regarding factors affecting colorectal cancer screening compliance
    David S Weinberg
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA 19111, USA
    Prev Med 38:669-75. 2004
    ..Our study objective was to understand factors related to women's use of CRC screening. We examined the personal health, medical care, and psychosocial responses to CRC and screening use of a community-based sample of women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Measuring complete diagnostic evaluation in colorectal cancer screening
    R E Myers
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 25:174-82. 2001
    ..0. The ICA-plus-ADR method was a highly sensitive and specific measure of CDE use. This method should be considered in situations that involve primary-care physician follow-up of patients with abnormal CRC screening test results...
  26. pmc Post-diagnosis hemoglobin change associates with overall survival of multiple malignancies - results from a 14-year hospital-based cohort of lung, breast, colorectal, and liver cancers
    Shaogui Wan
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    BMC Cancer 13:340. 2013
    ..However, there is no epidemiological study evaluating whether Hb change has direct prognostic values for cancer patients at the population level...
  27. pmc Postoperative hyperphosphatemia significantly associates with adverse survival in colorectal cancer patients
    Zhong Ye
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 28:1469-75. 2013
    ..Given new insights into the importance of hyperphosphatemia in CRC, we sought to evaluate the association of hyperphosphatemia with the clinical outcomes of this disease...
  28. ncbi request reprint The effect of HEDIS measurement of colorectal cancer screening on insurance plans in Pennsylvania
    Mona Sarfaty
    Department of Health Policy, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Walnut Ave, Curtis 115, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:277-82. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measurement of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening on insurance plans in Pennsylvania...
  29. doi request reprint Mediated decision support in prostate cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial of decision counseling
    Ronald E Myers
    Thomas Jefferson University, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 83:240-6. 2011
    ..This randomized trial was conducted to assess the impact of a mediated decision support intervention on primary care patient prostate cancer screening knowledge, decisional conflict, informed decision making (IDM), and screening...
  30. pmc Relative telomere length: a novel non-invasive biomarker for the risk of non-cirrhotic hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection
    Xiaoying Fu
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Eur J Cancer 48:1014-22. 2012
    ..Moreover, no studies have been reported on using circulating DNA telomere length as a non-invasive HCC biomarker...
  31. pmc Genetic variations in stem cell-related genes and colorectal cancer prognosis
    Hushan Yang
    Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, 1025 Walnut Street, Room 1015, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Gastrointest Cancer 43:584-93. 2012
    ..However, the associations of genetic variations in these genes with CRC prognosis have not yet been elucidated...
  32. pmc Genetic polymorphisms in pre-microRNA genes as prognostic markers of colorectal cancer
    Jinliang Xing
    State Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology, Cell Engineering Research Center and Department of Cell Biology, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi an, China
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:217-27. 2012
    ..Genetic polymorphisms in pre-miRNA genes may influence the biogenesis and functions of their host miRNAs. However, whether these polymorphisms are associated with CRC prognosis remains unknown...
  33. pmc Family factors in end-of-life decision-making: family conflict and proxy relationship
    Susan Mockus Parks
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:179-84. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine proxy accuracy in relation to two family factors that may influence proxy accuracy: perceived family conflict and type of elder-proxy relationship...
  34. ncbi request reprint Correlates and predictors of colorectal cancer screening among male automotive workers
    Amy McQueen
    Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research, University of Texas School of Public Health, 7000 Fannin, Suite 2568, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:500-9. 2007
    ..We examined both cross-sectional correlates of prior CRCS and predictors of prospective CRCS initiation and maintenance during The Next Step Trial, a 2-year worksite behavioral intervention to promote regular CRCS and dietary change...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening among African Americans and Caucasians
    Jasmin A Tiro
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Room 4103A, Bethesda, MD 20892 7331, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2855-61. 2005
    ..In addition, we examined factorial invariance across race and sex...
  36. pmc Effectiveness of complete diagnostic examination in clinical practice settings
    Masahito Jimbo
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, 1018 Fuller Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:545-51. 2006
    ..However, little evidence outside clinical screening trial settings has been reported in the literature to support CDE performance. The focus of this study was to determine the impact of CDE in primary care practice settings...
  37. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences for colorectal cancer screening
    Ronald E Myers
    Am J Manag Care 13:633-4; author reply 634, 636. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Getting ready: developing an educational intervention to prepare African American women for breast biopsy
    Patricia K Bradley
    Villanova University College of Nursing, PA 19085, USA
    ABNF J 17:15-9. 2006
    ..The outcomes of this study were culturally tailored study materials to be used in an educational intervention to prepare African American women undergoing a breast biopsy procedure...
  39. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening use
    David R Lairson
    Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 112:779-88. 2008
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Preparing African American women for breast biopsy
    Patricia K Bradley
    Villanova University College of Nursing, PA 19085, USA
    Cancer Control 12:100-2. 2005
  41. pmc Interventions to improve follow-up of abnormal findings in cancer screening
    Roshan Bastani
    Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer 101:1188-200. 2004
    ..Standardization of definitions and measures is needed to facilitate comparisons across studies...
  42. ncbi request reprint Intention to be screened over time for colorectal cancer in male automotive workers
    Beatty G Watts
    Department of Behavioral Science, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:339-49. 2003
    ..A more focused, tailored intervention may be developed using factors that consistently predict intention...

Research Grants3

  1. INCREASING ACCESS TO CLINICAL AND EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..In Phase 3, we will prepare and submit new research grant applications based on results from the pilot studies. ..
  2. Tailored Messaging in Colorectal Cancer Screening
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Determine intervention impact on CRC screening utilization, 2. Determine intervention impact on screening decision stage, and 3. Determine intervention impact on patient perceptions about screening. ..
  3. Tailored Navigation in CRC Screening
    Ronald Myers; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Finally, analyses will be performed to determine intervention cost-effectiveness related to CRC screening utilization. ..