Tim Byers

Summary

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Physical Activity and Gastric Cancer: So What? An Epidemiologist's Confession
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, 13001 E 17th Place, B119, Building 500, Room W3122, Aurora, CO 80045
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 7:9-11. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Targeting cancer prevention and screening practices for older adults
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:S243-5. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Two decades of declining cancer mortality: progress with disparity
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 31:121-32. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Does intentional weight loss reduce cancer risk?
    T Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 13:1063-72. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Examining stools for colon cancer prevention: what are we really looking for?
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 4:1531-3. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint A midpoint assessment of the American Cancer Society challenge goal to decrease cancer incidence by 25% between 1992 and 2015
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:326-40. 2007
  7. pmc Lack of association between insulin sensitivity and colorectal adenoma risk
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Nutr Cancer 63:6-11. 2011
  8. pmc The detection of chromosomal aneusomy by fluorescence in situ hybridization in sputum predicts lung cancer incidence
    Marileila Varella-Garcia
    University of Colorado Denver, 12801 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 3:447-53. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Long-term weight gain among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women with and without breast cancer
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Nutr Cancer 65:34-42. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Complementary approaches to assessing risk factors for interval breast cancer
    Jan T Lowery
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:23-31. 2011

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Physical Activity and Gastric Cancer: So What? An Epidemiologist's Confession
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, 13001 E 17th Place, B119, Building 500, Room W3122, Aurora, CO 80045
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 7:9-11. 2014
    ..This commentary is a personal reflection by an epidemiologist on the shortcomings of this disease-oriented approach to prevention. Cancer Prev Res; 7(1); 9-11. ©2013 AACR. ..
  2. doi request reprint Targeting cancer prevention and screening practices for older adults
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 57:S243-5. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Two decades of declining cancer mortality: progress with disparity
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 31:121-32. 2010
    ..This article reviews the trends in risk factors for cancer mortality and discusses the persistent problem of disparities by race and social class...
  4. doi request reprint Does intentional weight loss reduce cancer risk?
    T Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO, USA
    Diabetes Obes Metab 13:1063-72. 2011
    ..Because both cancer incidence and levels of circulating cancer biomarkers drop fairly rapidly following weight loss, intentional weight loss may well lead to meaningful reductions in cancer risk with a short latency time...
  5. doi request reprint Examining stools for colon cancer prevention: what are we really looking for?
    Tim Byers
    Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 4:1531-3. 2011
    ..Even if advanced adenomas did commonly bleed, low compliance with repeat annual testing will seriously erode the benefit of FIT...
  6. ncbi request reprint A midpoint assessment of the American Cancer Society challenge goal to decrease cancer incidence by 25% between 1992 and 2015
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 57:326-40. 2007
    ....
  7. pmc Lack of association between insulin sensitivity and colorectal adenoma risk
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Nutr Cancer 63:6-11. 2011
    ..93; 95% CI 0.50-1.71 and ∼5 yr prior to colonscopy OR(adj) 0.74; 95% CI, 0.38-1.46]. These results suggest that factors other than insulin sensitivity mediate the relationship between obesity and colorectal neoplasia...
  8. pmc The detection of chromosomal aneusomy by fluorescence in situ hybridization in sputum predicts lung cancer incidence
    Marileila Varella-Garcia
    University of Colorado Denver, 12801 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 3:447-53. 2010
    ..The apparent promise of CA-FISH in sputum for assessing lung cancer risk and/or for lung cancer early detection now needs to be validated in a clinical screening trial...
  9. doi request reprint Long-term weight gain among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women with and without breast cancer
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Nutr Cancer 65:34-42. 2013
    ..These results suggest that weight management approaches are needed, especially those targeted to at-risk populations such as breast cancer survivors...
  10. doi request reprint Complementary approaches to assessing risk factors for interval breast cancer
    Jan T Lowery
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:23-31. 2011
    ..To examine risk factors for interval breast cancer among women screened in a population-based mammography program...
  11. pmc Complement activation fragment Bb in early pregnancy and spontaneous preterm birth
    Anne M Lynch
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:354.e1-8. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Bronchial epithelial Ki-67 index is related to histology, smoking, and gender, but not lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    York E Miller
    Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado 80220, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2425-31. 2007
    ..To determine whether increased bronchial epithelial proliferation is associated with histology, smoking status, gender, age, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or lung cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Differential expression of prognostic biomarkers between interval and screen-detected breast cancers: does age or family history matter?
    Jan T Lowery
    Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045 0508, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 129:211-9. 2011
    ..Future studies to confirm this finding and to elucidate novel markers for characterizing interval cancers may be more beneficial to this subgroup...
  14. pmc Cardiovascular disease competes with breast cancer as the leading cause of death for older females diagnosed with breast cancer: a retrospective cohort study
    Jennifer L Patnaik
    Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, 80045, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 13:R64. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to assess factors that are related to breast cancer mortality versus mortality from other causes and to describe the leading causes of death among older women diagnosed with breast cancer...
  15. doi request reprint Sputum cytologic atypia predicts incident lung cancer: defining latency and histologic specificity
    Tim Byers
    School of Medicine, University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, 13001 East 17th Place, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:158-62. 2008
    ..Radiologic imaging may be more sensitive for peripheral cancers than for cancers arising in the central airways, from which bronchial epithelial cells are exfoliated into the sputum...
  16. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between sputum atypia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease mortality
    York E Miller
    Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver, Colorado 80220 3808, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 1:302-7. 2006
    ..The authors hypothesized that sputum atypia would reflect the processes leading to progressive airflow obstruction and might be a novel biomarker of more rapidly progressive COPD...
  17. pmc Church-based breast cancer screening education: impact of two approaches on Latinas enrolled in public and private health insurance plans
    Angela Sauaia
    Department of Medicine, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 13611 East Colfax Ave, Ste 100, Aurora, CO 80011, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A99. 2007
    ..Previous reports evaluated the project among Medicare and Medicaid enrollees in the state. In this report, we evaluate the program among enrollees in the state's five major insurance plans...
  18. doi request reprint Ethnicity, body size, and estrogen levels in postmenopausal Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women
    Michael Wacker
    University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:487-91. 2009
    ..Likewise, according to most research, the ratio of 2-hydroxyestrone/16alpha-hydroxyestrone is, therefore, inversely associated with breast cancer risk...
  19. pmc The influence of comorbidities on overall survival among older women diagnosed with breast cancer
    Jennifer L Patnaik
    Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:1101-11. 2011
    ..However, less is known about associations between specific comorbid conditions on the survival of breast cancer patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Change in body size and the risk of colorectal adenomas
    Rebecca L Sedjo
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, P O Box 6508, 13001 East 17th Place, MS F519, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:526-31. 2007
    ..Stronger associations were observed when obesity was measured at the time of colonoscopy, suggesting that obesity may be a promoting factor in the growth of colorectal adenomas...
  21. doi request reprint Discovery and verification of protein differences between Er positive/Her2/neu negative breast tumor tissue and matched adjacent normal breast tissue
    Lindsay Rae B Weitzel
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 124:297-305. 2010
    ..All 18 gels were replicated by another technician and 32% of the differentially abundant proteins were verified by the duplicate analysis. Follow-up studies are now examining these proteins as biomarkers in blood...
  22. ncbi request reprint A midpoint assessment of the American Cancer Society challenge goal to halve the U.S. cancer mortality rates between the years 1990 and 2015
    Tim Byers
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    Cancer 107:396-405. 2006
    ..S. to reduce cancer mortality rates 50% over the 25 years from 1990 to 2015. The current report is an analysis and commentary on progress toward that goal through 2002, the midpoint of the challenge period...
  23. pmc Population-based estimate of the contribution of TP53 mutations to subgroups of early-onset breast cancer: Australian Breast Cancer Family Study
    Judy Mouchawar
    Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Cancer Res 70:4795-800. 2010
    ..Germline TP53 mutations play a larger role in early-onset breast cancer than previously thought, and in this context, can be evident outside clinically defined Li-Fraumeni families...
  24. doi request reprint The impact of direct-to-consumer marketing of cancer genetic testing on women according to their genetic risk
    Jan T Lowery
    Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045 0508, USA
    Genet Med 10:888-94. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of direct-to-consumer marketing for genetic testing among women of varying genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer...
  25. pmc Characteristics associated with mammography screening among both Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women
    Evelinn A Borrayo
    Department of Psychology, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado 80217, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1585-894. 2009
    ..This study explores whether certain population characteristics are associated with adherence to mammography screening guidelines among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white (NHW) women living in the southwestern United States...
  26. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial with low-dose spiral CT for lung cancer screening: feasibility study and preliminary results
    Kavita Garg
    Department of Radiology, University of Colorado, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    Radiology 225:506-10. 2002
    ..To assess the feasibility of conducting a randomized controlled trial for lung cancer screening...
  27. ncbi request reprint First-degree relatives of patients with advanced colorectal adenomas have an increased prevalence of colorectal cancer
    Kathryn L Lynch
    Department of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 1:96-102. 2003
    ..This study assessed whether finding colonic neoplasia during screening colonoscopy was related to the family history of colorectal cancer among the participants' parents and siblings...
  28. ncbi request reprint Mammography screening matters for young women with breast carcinoma: evidence of downstaging among 42-49-year-old women with a history of previous mammography screening
    Sandra Buseman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Cancer 97:352-8. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Sputum cytological atypia as a predictor of incident lung cancer in a cohort of heavy smokers with airflow obstruction
    Sheila A Prindiville
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:987-93. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint What do cancer survivors believe causes cancer? (United States)
    Kimberly S Wold
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:115-23. 2005
    ..To describe cancer survivors' beliefs about the causes of prostate, colorectal or breast cancers...
  31. pmc Chromosomal aneusomy in bronchial high-grade lesions is associated with invasive lung cancer
    Steinn Jonsson
    Department of Medicine Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Campus Box 6511, Mail Box 8117, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:342-7. 2008
    ..The development of lung cancer (LC) is accompanied by field changes in the airway mucosa that may have prognostic importance...
  32. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of occult endobronchial malignancy in high risk patients with moderate sputum atypia
    Timothy C Kennedy
    University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Lung Cancer 49:187-91. 2005
    ..Seven additional subjects had severe dysplasia found on endobronchial biopsy. Moderate sputum atypia may be an important marker of risk for occult endobronchial malignancy in high risk subjects...
  33. ncbi request reprint Does having insurance affect differences in clinical presentation between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women with breast cancer?
    A Tyler Watlington
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
    Cancer 109:2093-9. 2007
    ..Lack of access to care has been offered as an explanation for these differences. In this study breast cancer presentation was examined in Hispanic women in a comprehensive, equal-access health care system...
  34. ncbi request reprint Overweight and mortality among baby boomers--now we're getting personal
    Tim Byers
    University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:758-60. 2006
  35. ncbi request reprint Public health response to the obesity epidemic: too soon or too late?
    Tim Byers
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Nutr 137:488-92. 2007
    ....
  36. pmc Alternative complement pathway activation fragment Bb in early pregnancy as a predictor of preeclampsia
    Anne M Lynch
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:385.e1-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether elevated levels of the activation fragment Bb in early pregnancy are predictive of preeclampsia...
  37. ncbi request reprint Airway antioxidants and oxidative stress as predictors of sputum atypia and airflow obstruction
    Russell P Bowler
    National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO 80206, USA
    Chest 125:127S-8S. 2004
  38. ncbi request reprint Underascertainment of child maltreatment fatalities by death certificates, 1990-1998
    Tessa L Crume
    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, Colorado 80246 1530, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e18. 2002
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of endobronchial malignancy in high-risk patients with moderate dysplasia in sputum
    Timothy C Kennedy
    Specialized Program of Research Excellence SPORE in Lung Cancer, University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, CO 80218, USA
    Chest 125:109S. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint The role of nutrition and nutrients in the prevention of chronic diseases
    Tim Byers
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Box C 245, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
    Prim Care 29:615-27, x. 2002
    ..Physicians have many opportunities to assist their patients in reducing their nutritional risk of chronic diseases...
  41. ncbi request reprint American Cancer Society guidelines on nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention: Reducing the risk of cancer with healthy food choices and physical activity
    Tim Byers
    University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 52:92-119. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the Man to Man self-help group in Colorado and Utah
    Roberta L Smith
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80262, USA
    Cancer Pract 10:234-9. 2002
    ..Two surveys were conducted to evaluate the Man to Man program, a prostate cancer self-help group of the American Cancer Society (ACS)...