P A Ganz

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Common breast cancer susceptibility alleles are associated with tumour subtypes in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: results from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2
    Anna Marie Mulligan
    Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, 2 Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 13:R110. 2011
  2. pmc Genetic variation in insulin-like growth factor signaling genes and breast cancer risk among BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers
    Susan L Neuhausen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, 224 Irvine Hall, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 11:R76. 2009
  3. pmc Early dissemination of bevacizumab for advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:354. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in long-term, disease-free survivors of breast cancer: a follow-up study
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:39-49. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Estrogen, tamoxifen, and the brain
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California at Los Angeles UCLA School of Medicine, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:547-9. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Late cardiac effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors treated on Southwest Oncology Group protocol s8897
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 650 Charles Young Dr South, Room A2 125 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:1223-30. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving colorectal cancer screening rates in a managed care health plan: recruitment of provider organizations for a randomized effectiveness trial
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:824-9. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of prevention in oncology practice: results from a 2004 survey of American Society of Clinical Oncology members
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2948-57. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint What outcomes matter to patients: a physician-researcher point of view
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Med Care 40:III11-9. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of patient-reported outcomes in phase III cancer treatment trials: lessons learned and future directions
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5063-9. 2007

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Publications105 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Common breast cancer susceptibility alleles are associated with tumour subtypes in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: results from the Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2
    Anna Marie Mulligan
    Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, 2 Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN, UK
    Breast Cancer Res 13:R110. 2011
    ..It is currently unknown how these alleles are associated with different breast cancer subtypes in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers defined by estrogen (ER) or progesterone receptor (PR) status of the tumour...
  2. pmc Genetic variation in insulin-like growth factor signaling genes and breast cancer risk among BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers
    Susan L Neuhausen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine, 224 Irvine Hall, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 11:R76. 2009
    ..In this study, we investigate the association of variants in genes involved in IGF signaling and risk of breast cancer in women who carry deleterious BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations...
  3. pmc Early dissemination of bevacizumab for advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study
    S Yousuf Zafar
    Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:354. 2011
    ..We describe early dissemination patterns for first-line bevacizumab given for metastatic colorectal cancer treatment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in long-term, disease-free survivors of breast cancer: a follow-up study
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:39-49. 2002
    ..Women with breast cancer are the largest group of female survivors of cancer. There is limited information about the long-term quality of life (QOL) in disease-free breast cancer survivors...
  5. ncbi request reprint Estrogen, tamoxifen, and the brain
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California at Los Angeles UCLA School of Medicine, and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:547-9. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Late cardiac effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors treated on Southwest Oncology Group protocol s8897
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 650 Charles Young Dr South, Room A2 125 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:1223-30. 2008
    ..The late cardiac effects of adjuvant anthracycline therapy in survivors of early-stage breast cancer have had limited study. Subclinical and clinical cardiac late effects may contribute to added comorbidity over time...
  7. ncbi request reprint Improving colorectal cancer screening rates in a managed care health plan: recruitment of provider organizations for a randomized effectiveness trial
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:824-9. 2003
    ..Successful implementation of programs that are feasible and take advantage of existing quality improvement mechanisms within the PO has potential to improve CRC screening rates and can have a major public health impact...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of prevention in oncology practice: results from a 2004 survey of American Society of Clinical Oncology members
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2948-57. 2006
    ..In 2004, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Cancer Prevention Committee surveyed the members to describe involvement in clinical prevention activities...
  9. ncbi request reprint What outcomes matter to patients: a physician-researcher point of view
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Med Care 40:III11-9. 2002
    ..This has become increasingly relevant in the treatment of cancer, where patients are confronted with a life-threatening illness and may have varied treatment choices and outcomes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of patient-reported outcomes in phase III cancer treatment trials: lessons learned and future directions
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5063-9. 2007
    ..This article examines the challenges, opportunities, and successes that have occurred in the incorporation of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in phase III cancer clinical trials...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cancer related fatigue: a focus on breast cancer and Hodgkin's disease survivors
    Patricia A Ganz
    UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Acta Oncol 46:474-9. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Monitoring the physical health of cancer survivors: a survivorship-focused medical history
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California, Los Angeles, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:5105-11. 2006
    ..This article provides guidance on how to take a cancer survivor-directed medical history to facilitate the elicitation of relevant exposures, family history, and symptoms that may be related to the late effects of cancer therapy...
  13. doi request reprint Implementing a survivorship care plan for patients with breast cancer
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 650 Charles Young Dr South, Room A2 125 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:759-67. 2008
    ..Providing the breast cancer treatment summary and survivorship care plan is being recognized as a key component of coordination of care that will foster the delivery of high-quality cancer care...
  14. ncbi request reprint Why and how to study the fate of cancer survivors: observations from the clinic and the research laboratory
    P A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, 650 Charles Young Drive South, Rm A2 125 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    Eur J Cancer 39:2136-41. 2003
    ..Strategies need to be developed to plan for long-term outcome studies in cancer patients from the very beginning of treatment to obtain the most comprehensive data on the outcomes of survivors...
  15. doi request reprint Quality-of-life issues in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 650 Charles Young Dr South, Rm A2 125 CHS, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2010:218-22. 2010
    ..Clinical and research efforts should focus on reducing the anxiety and psychological distress associated with the diagnosis of DCIS...
  16. ncbi request reprint Results of a randomized controlled trial to increase colorectal cancer screening in a managed care health plan
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer 104:2072-83. 2005
    ..A quality improvement (QI) program to increase CRC screening was developed for use in a managed care health plan...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predictors of sexual health in women after a breast cancer diagnosis
    P A Ganz
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 17:2371-80. 1999
    ..To identify variables that might be predictive of sexual health (interest, dysfunction, and satisfaction) in a large sample of breast cancer survivors, with a validation conducted in a second, independent sample...
  18. ncbi request reprint Managing menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors: results of a randomized controlled trial
    P A Ganz
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:1054-64. 2000
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  19. ncbi request reprint Quality of life at the end of primary treatment of breast cancer: first results from the moving beyond cancer randomized trial
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:376-87. 2004
    ..We investigated the baseline psychosocial status of women enrolled in a randomized trial testing two psychosocial interventions for women at the end of primary treatment...
  20. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in younger women: reproductive and late health effects of treatment
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California Los Angeles Schools of Medicine and Public Health, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4184-93. 2003
    ..In 1997, we initiated a cohort study to evaluate quality of life (QOL) and reproductive health outcomes in younger female breast cancer survivors. Materials and..
  21. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in older women: quality of life and psychosocial adjustment in the 15 months after diagnosis
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California, School of Medicine and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4027-33. 2003
    ..We examined the health-related quality of life (QOL) of a cohort of older women with breast cancer after their diagnosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer, menopause, and long-term survivorship: critical issues for the 21st century
    Patricia A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Am J Med 118:136-41. 2005
    ..Thus, this special population of women requires unique management strategies and deserves separate consideration...
  23. ncbi request reprint The role of hormones in breast carcinogenesis: issues of relevance to female childhood cancer survivors
    P A Ganz
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calfornia, USA
    Med Pediatr Oncol 36:514-8. 2001
    ..The expanding numbers of female childhood cancer survivors increase the need for health care providers to understand the late health effects of treatments on reproductive health and breast cancer risk...
  24. ncbi request reprint Symptoms after breast cancer treatment: are they influenced by patient characteristics?
    Jean Yoon
    School of Public Health, Health Services, University of California at Los Angeles, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1722, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:153-65. 2008
    ..This study examines the burden of symptoms by treatment type and patient characteristics in a population-based sample of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients...
  25. ncbi request reprint The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors
    Brad J Zebrack
    University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Psychooncology 17:891-900. 2008
    ..This study reports on health status and quality of life (QOL) outcomes in long-term cancer survivors, and potential correlates including cancer type, age at diagnosis, health status, and key sociodemographic variables...
  26. ncbi request reprint Life after breast cancer: understanding women's health-related quality of life and sexual functioning
    P A Ganz
    University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, 90024, USA
    J Clin Oncol 16:501-14. 1998
    ..To describe the health-related quality of life (HRQL), partner relationships, sexual functioning, and body image concerns of breast cancer survivors (BCS) in relation to age, menopausal status, and type of cancer treatment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Factors related to sexual function in postmenopausal women with a history of breast cancer
    G A Greendale
    Division of Geriatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1687, USA
    Menopause 8:111-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: In this small sample of BCS, we found multiple correlates of sexuality. Most seem to impact uniquely on individual domains of sexual function. Several characteristics are modifiable and could be targets for intervention...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sexual functioning and intimacy in African American and white breast cancer survivors: a descriptive study
    G E Wyatt
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles 90095, USA
    Womens Health 4:385-405. 1998
    ..These differences in sexual repertoire and functioning should be noted by health care practitioners treating the sexual sequelae of breast cancer treatment...
  29. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory biomarkers for persistent fatigue in breast cancer survivors
    Alicia Collado-Hidalgo
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California at Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, California 90095 7076, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 12:2759-66. 2006
    ..This study seeks to define immunologic and inflammatory variables associated with persistent post-treatment fatigue in breast cancer survivors...
  30. ncbi request reprint Understanding cancer patients' experience and outcomes: development and pilot study of the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance patient survey
    Jennifer L Malin
    Division of General Internal Medicine Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Support Care Cancer 14:837-48. 2006
    ..The keystone to this effort is the baseline patient survey administered approximately 4 months after diagnosis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and adjuvant therapy in breast cancer survivors
    C Crandall
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 88:257-61. 2004
    ..Postmenopausal BCS who had received no adjuvant therapy also had higher whole body BMD compared to similarly aged women. In contrast, hip and lumbar spine BMD values in BCS were similar to those of the population-based database...
  32. ncbi request reprint Menopause and breast cancer: symptoms, late effects, and their management
    P A Ganz
    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6900
    Semin Oncol 28:274-83. 2001
    ..Strategies for prevention of the late effects of menopause in breast cancer survivors will be considered. Semin Oncol 28:274-283...
  33. doi request reprint The trajectory of psychological impact in BRCA1/2 genetic testing: does time heal?
    Tammy M Beran
    Department of Psychology, UCLA, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:107-16. 2008
    ....
  34. pmc Variation in physician-patient discussion of breast reconstruction
    Judy Y Chen
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:99-104. 2009
    ..This study examines sociodemographic variation of physician-patient discussion of breast reconstruction and explores the impact of this discussion on the use of breast reconstruction...
  35. ncbi request reprint Making effective use of tumor registries for cancer survivorship research
    A T Pakilit
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California 90095-6900, USA
    Cancer 92:1305-14. 2001
    ..Findings from this study suggest several enhancements for future studies that may increase the yield from registry recruitment...
  36. pmc Complementary and alternative therapies among very long-term breast cancer survivors
    C L Carpenter
    Center for Human Nutrition, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 116:387-96. 2009
    ..01). CAM users and non-users did not differ on the SF-36 physical sub-scale. Very long-term breast cancer survivors who use CAM may have poorer emotional functioning and more medical problems than non-users...
  37. ncbi request reprint Late effects of cancer and its treatment
    P A Ganz
    University of California-Los Angeles Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 17:241-8. 2001
    ..IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Health care providers must be familiar with these late effects to offer preventive care and health promotion strategies to this patient population...
  38. pmc Assessing the impact of cancer: development of a new instrument for long-term survivors
    Brad J Zebrack
    University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Psychooncology 15:407-21. 2006
    ..To develop and evaluate a new instrument that measures aspects of long-term survivorship not measured by existing tools...
  39. ncbi request reprint Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in younger breast cancer survivors: The Cancer and Menopause Study (CAMS)
    Dena R Herman
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, A2 125 CHS, Box 956900, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 6900, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 93:13-23. 2005
    ....
  40. pmc Long-term prognostic role of functional limitations among women with breast cancer
    Dejana Braithwaite
    Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, 185 Berry St, Ste 5700, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:1468-77. 2010
    ..The long-term prognostic role of functional limitations among women with breast cancer is poorly understood...
  41. pmc Effect of timed incentives on subject participation in a study of long-term breast cancer survivors: are there ethnic differences?
    K Ashing-Giwa
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sceinces, University of California, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 92:528-32. 2000
    ..Therefore, we conclude that payment on completion may be the more cost-effective approach in studies with higher socioeconomic status patients, such as this sample of breast cancer survivors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Tracking managed care: the importance of a cash incentive for medical director response to a survey
    J L Malin
    RAND, Santa Monica, CA
    Am J Manag Care 6:1209-14. 2000
    ..To assess the impact of a monetary incentive in a survey mailed to medical directors of large medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Compliance with quality of life data collection in the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) Breast Cancer Prevention Trial
    P A Ganz
    UCLA School of Medicine, USA
    Stat Med 17:613-22. 1998
    ..Nevertheless, the overall compliance with completion of quality of life data in this trial is very high, which is probably attributable to the high educational status of the trial participants...
  44. doi request reprint Ensuring quality care for cancer survivors: implementing the survivorship care plan
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    Semin Oncol Nurs 24:208-17. 2008
    ..Special attention is focused on the needs of childhood cancer survivors...
  45. doi request reprint Risks, benefits, and effects on quality of life of selective estrogen-receptor modulator therapy in postmenopausal women at increased risk of breast cancer
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Menopause 15:797-803. 2008
    ..Women at high risk of breast cancer should be offered this therapy, and if one drug is not well tolerated, the other should be considered...
  46. doi request reprint Validation of self-reported colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in a study of ethnically diverse first-degree relatives of CRC cases
    Roshan Bastani
    School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:791-8. 2008
    ..Evidence about the accuracy of self-reports of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is lacking. We conducted a validation protocol in a randomized trial to increase CRC screening among high-risk individuals...
  47. pmc Financial incentives for quality in breast cancer care
    Diana M Tisnado
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 911 Broxton Plz, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1736, USA
    Am J Manag Care 14:457-66. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Altered frontocortical, cerebellar, and basal ganglia activity in adjuvant-treated breast cancer survivors 5-10 years after chemotherapy
    Daniel H S Silverman
    Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6942, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 103:303-11. 2007
    ..To explore the relationship of regional cerebral blood flow and metabolism with cognitive function and past exposure to chemotherapy for breast cancer...
  49. ncbi request reprint Validity of cancer registry data for measuring the quality of breast cancer care
    Jennifer L Malin
    Divisions of General Internal Medicine Health Services Research, and Hematology Oncology, Department of Medicine and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1736, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:835-44. 2002
    ..The validity of cancer registry data for quality of cancer care has not been well studied. We investigated the validity of such information in the California Cancer Registry...
  50. ncbi request reprint Fatigue and proinflammatory cytokine activity in breast cancer survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 6900, USA
    Psychosom Med 64:604-11. 2002
    ..Differences in lymphocyte subsets, cortisol, and behavioral symptoms associated with proinflammatory cytokines were also assessed...
  51. ncbi request reprint Application of assessing care of vulnerable elders-3 quality indicators to patients with advanced dementia and poor prognosis
    Neil S Wenger
    RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:S457-63. 2007
    ..To use a formal decision-making strategy to reach clinically appropriate, internally consistent decisions on the application of quality indicators (QIs) to vulnerable elders (VEs) with advanced dementia (AD) or poor prognosis (PP)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Symptom management after breast cancer treatment: is it influenced by patient characteristics?
    Jean Yoon
    School of Public Health, Health Services Department, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:69-77. 2008
    ..We studied the extent to which symptoms for women with incident breast cancer are addressed by their physicians and how symptom management varies with patient characteristics...
  53. pmc Cancer survivorship research: the challenge of recruiting adult long term cancer survivors from a cooperative clinical trials group
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Public Health and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 3:137-47. 2009
    ..Few adult cancer patients are treated on clinical trials; however, patients previously enrolled in these trials are an important source of information about treatment-related late effects...
  54. pmc Refinement and psychometric evaluation of the impact of cancer scale
    Catherine M Crespi
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, UCLA School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1530-41. 2008
    ....
  55. pmc Associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms in double-stranded DNA repair pathway genes and familial breast cancer
    Mary E Sehl
    Divisions of Hematology and Oncology and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 15:2192-203. 2009
    ..DNA damage recognition and repair play a major role in risk for breast cancer. We investigated 104 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in 17 genes whose protein products are involved in double-stranded break repair (DSBR)...
  56. pmc Physical and psychosocial recovery in the year after primary treatment of breast cancer
    Patricia A Ganz
    School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1101-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this article is to characterize physical and psychosocial recovery as a function of chemotherapy receipt in the year after medical treatment completion...
  57. pmc Menstrual history and quality-of-life outcomes in women with node-positive breast cancer treated with adjuvant therapy on the NSABP B-30 trial
    Patricia A Ganz
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Operations Center NSABP, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 29:1110-6. 2011
    ..The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-30 trial included menstrual history (MH) and quality-of-life (QOL) studies to compare treatments on these outcomes...
  58. pmc Fatigue and gene expression in human leukocytes: increased NF-κB and decreased glucocorticoid signaling in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    UCLA Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, P O Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, United States
    Brain Behav Immun 25:147-50. 2011
    ....
  59. doi request reprint Low-income women with abnormal breast findings: results of a randomized trial to increase rates of diagnostic resolution
    Roshan Bastani
    School of Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, University of California Los Angeles, 650 Charles Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1927-36. 2010
    ..We report results of a randomized trial assessing the effectiveness of a patient support and navigation intervention in increasing timely diagnostic resolution of abnormal breast findings among indigent women...
  60. pmc Measuring the impact of cancer: a comparison of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and breast cancer survivors
    Catherine M Crespi
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, CHS 51 254, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 1772, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 4:45-58. 2010
    ..We compare measurement of the impact of cancer using the IOC instrument in breast cancer (BC) survivors (n = 1,188) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) survivors (n = 652)...
  61. doi request reprint Survivorship: adult cancer survivors
    Patricia A Ganz
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prim Care 36:721-41. 2009
    ....
  62. pmc Inflammatory biomarkers and fatigue during radiation therapy for breast and prostate cancer
    Julienne E Bower
    Department of Psychology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1563, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 15:5534-40. 2009
    ....
  63. pmc Facets of spirituality as predictors of adjustment to cancer: relative contributions of having faith and finding meaning
    Betina Yanez
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1563, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 77:730-41. 2009
    ..Findings suggest that the ability to find meaning and peace in life is the more influential contributor to favorable adjustment during cancer survivorship, although faith appears to be uniquely related to perceived cancer-related growth...
  64. ncbi request reprint Fatigue in long-term breast carcinoma survivors: a longitudinal investigation
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095, USA
    Cancer 106:751-8. 2006
    ..A longitudinal study was designed to evaluate the prevalence, persistence, and predictors of posttreatment fatigue in breast carcinoma survivors...
  65. ncbi request reprint Contextual life stress and coping strategies as predictors of adjustment to breast cancer survivorship
    Carissa A Low
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Ann Behav Med 32:235-44. 2006
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Pro-inflammatory cytokines and depression in a familial cancer registry
    Mary Frances O'Connor
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Psychooncology 16:499-501. 2007
    ..The present data are important for characterizing persons at high risk for cancer who may later acquire knowledge of further increased risk through genetic testing...
  67. ncbi request reprint Primary care provider perceptions of barriers to and facilitators of colorectal cancer screening in a managed care setting
    Gareth S Dulai
    Division of Gastroenterology, Center for Ulcer Research and Education, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare System, and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 90073, USA
    Cancer 100:1843-52. 2004
    ..The objectives of the current study were to describe current CRC screening practices and to explore determinants of test use by PCPs in a managed care setting...
  68. ncbi request reprint Promoting adjustment after treatment for cancer
    Annette L Stanton
    Department of Psychology, 1285 Franz Hall, Box 951563, University of California Los Angeles, 90095 1563, USA
    Cancer 104:2608-13. 2005
    ..Promising psychosocial interventions have been developed for individuals in the reentry period. Continued research will be necessary to characterize this important phase of cancer survivorship...
  69. ncbi request reprint Health status and quality of life in patients with early-stage Hodgkin's disease treated on Southwest Oncology Group Study 9133
    Patricia A Ganz
    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:3512-9. 2003
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  70. ncbi request reprint T-cell homeostasis in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, CA 90095 7076, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1165-8. 2003
    ..These results require confirmation in a larger study that is specifically designed to address this hypothesis...
  71. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer treatment and cognitive functioning: current status and future challenges in assessment
    Steven A Castellon
    Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 92:199-206. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint Outcomes from the Moving Beyond Cancer psychoeducational, randomized, controlled trial with breast cancer patients
    Annette L Stanton
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6009-18. 2005
    ..To facilitate the transition to recovery, we conducted the Moving Beyond Cancer (MBC) trial, a multisite, randomized, controlled trial of psychoeducational interventions for breast cancer patients...
  73. ncbi request reprint Continuing education: Comprehensive menopausal assessment: an approach to managing vasomotor and urogenital symptoms in breast cancer survivors
    Laura Zibecchi
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 30:393-407. 2003
    ..To describe the development and implementation of a comprehensive menopausal assessment (CMA) and intervention program for women with a history of breast cancer...
  74. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of positive meaning and vulnerability following breast cancer: predictors and outcomes among long-term breast cancer survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Ann Behav Med 29:236-45. 2005
    ..Theoretical and descriptive accounts suggest that cancer may evoke both perceptions of vulnerability and positive meaning, with potentially different effects on mental health...
  75. ncbi request reprint Altered cortisol response to psychologic stress in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychosom Med 67:277-80. 2005
    ..The purpose of the current study was to evaluate cortisol responses to an experimental psychologic stressor in fatigued and nonfatigued survivors...
  76. ncbi request reprint The BCPT symptom scales: a measure of physical symptoms for women diagnosed with or at risk for breast cancer
    Annette L Stanton
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:448-56. 2005
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  77. ncbi request reprint Does a history of childhood sexual abuse affect sexual outcomes in breast cancer survivors?
    Gail E Wyatt
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 6900, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:1261-9. 2005
    ..As part of a larger survey study examining sexuality and intimacy in breast cancer survivors, we conducted in-person interviews with a subsample of participants...
  78. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory responses to psychological stress in fatigued breast cancer survivors: relationship to glucocorticoids
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience at UCLA, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Room 3306, Box 957076 Los Angeles, CA 90095 7076, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 21:251-8. 2007
    ..05). These data provide further evidence of enhanced inflammatory processes in fatigued breast cancer survivors and suggest that these processes may stem in part from decreased glucocorticoid response to stress...
  79. ncbi request reprint Association of breast cancer and its therapy with menopause-related symptoms
    Carolyn Crandall
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095 7023, USA
    Menopause 11:519-30. 2004
    ..To study the relationship between current menopause status, occurrence of menopause transition during cancer treatment, and prevalence and severity of possible menopause-related symptoms...
  80. ncbi request reprint Diurnal cortisol rhythm and fatigue in breast cancer survivors
    Julienne E Bower
    Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:92-100. 2005
    ..g. depressed mood, body mass index). Results suggest a subtle dysregulation in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning in breast cancer survivors with persistent fatigue...
  81. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive performance in breast cancer survivors exposed to adjuvant chemotherapy and tamoxifen
    Steven A Castellon
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 26:955-69. 2004
    ..We highlight ways in which these data converge with other recent studies to suggest that systemic chemotherapy, especially in combination with tamoxifen, can have adverse yet subtle effects on cognitive functioning...
  82. ncbi request reprint Arm edema in breast cancer patients
    V S Erickson
    V. S. Erickson, RAND Health, Santa Monica, CA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:96-111. 2001
    ..As arm edema becomes more prevalent with the increasing survival of breast cancer patients, further research is needed to evaluate the efficacy of preventive strategies and therapeutic interventions...
  83. ncbi request reprint The UCLA Prostate Cancer Index: development, reliability, and validity of a health-related quality of life measure
    M S Litwin
    Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 1738, USA
    Med Care 36:1002-12. 1998
    ..This study sought to develop and evaluate a self-administered, multiitem, disease-specific instrument to capture the health concerns central to the quality of life of men treated for early stage prostate cancer...
  84. ncbi request reprint Psychological and social aspects of breast cancer
    Patricia A Ganz
    UCLA School of Public Health, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 6900, USA
    Oncology (Williston Park) 22:642-6, 650; discussion 650, 653. 2008
    ..This paper discusses the importance of identifying the psychological and social concerns of breast cancer patients in the medical setting, and assisting them in obtaining appropriate psychosocial services...
  85. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in patients with heart failure: do gender differences exist?
    M S Riedinger
    University of California Los Angeles, School of Nursing, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 90048, USA
    Heart Lung 30:105-16. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate gender differences in quality of life (QOL) in a large sample of age-matched and ejection fraction (EF)-matched patients with heart failure...
  86. ncbi request reprint The relationship among physicians' specialty, perceptions of the risks and benefits of adjuvant tamoxifen therapy, and its recommendation in older patients with breast cancer
    Karim Malek
    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Med Care 42:700-6. 2004
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  87. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in a multiethnic sample of breast cancer survivors
    Antoinette S Giedzinska
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 1061, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:39-51. 2004
    ..Little is known about the experiences of women from varying ethnic groups following treatment for breast cancer...
  88. ncbi request reprint Do increases in the market share of managed care influence quality of cancer care in the fee-for-service sector?
    Nancy L Keating
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:257-64. 2005
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  89. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in axillary node-negative, estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer patients undergoing AC versus CMF chemotherapy: findings from the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-23
    Stephanie R Land
    NSABP Biostatistical Center, Pittsburgh, USA Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 86:153-64. 2004
    ..QOL information was considered especially relevant given the possibility that the two chemotherapy regimens would prove equivalent in terms of clinical outcome...
  90. ncbi request reprint Recruitment and retention challenges in breast cancer survivorship research: results from a multisite, randomized intervention trial in women with early stage breast cancer
    Sharon R Sears
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:1087-90. 2003
    ..Thus, several patient characteristics predicted trial participation, indicating the need for targeted recruitment attempts...
  91. ncbi request reprint Advanced age and adjuvant tamoxifen prescription in early-stage breast carcinoma patients
    Sarah B Blackman
    Geriatrics Health Services Research Unit, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 95:2465-72. 2002
    ..We investigated age-dependent variations in adjuvant tamoxifen prescription patterns in a cohort of women 80 years of age and older...
  92. ncbi request reprint The case identification challenge in measuring quality of cancer care
    Marjorie L Pearson
    RAND Health and RAND Statistics Group, RAND, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:4353-60. 2002
    ..This article addresses the issues critical to case identification in cancer quality measurement and recommends possible strategies for accurately identifying a population of cancer patients...
  93. ncbi request reprint Cancer survivorship: a new challenge in delivering quality cancer care
    Julia H Rowland
    Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:5101-4. 2006
  94. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer trials: evaluating and enhancing the payoff to decision making
    Steven B Clauser
    National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5049-50. 2007
  95. ncbi request reprint Issues and challenges with integrating patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials supported by the National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trials networks
    Deborah Watkins Bruner
    Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing American College of Radiology Imaging Network, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6096, USA upenn edu
    J Clin Oncol 25:5051-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this report is to provide a historical overview of and the issues and challenges inherent in the incorporation of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into multinational cancer clinical trials in the cancer cooperative groups...
  96. pmc Psychometric evaluation of the Brief Cancer Impact Assessment among breast cancer survivors
    Catherine M Alfano
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Oncology 70:190-202. 2006
    ..This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the 16-item Brief Cancer Impact Assessment (BCIA)...
  97. ncbi request reprint Compliance with patient-reported outcomes in multicenter clinical trials: methodologic and practical approaches
    Stephanie R Land
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project Operations and Biostatistical Centers, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5113-20. 2007
    ..We describe the effectiveness of several interventions and of observational factors...
  98. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported outcomes assessment in cancer trials: taking stock, moving forward
    Joseph Lipscomb
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:5133-40. 2007
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  99. ncbi request reprint Patient-reported symptoms and quality of life during treatment with tamoxifen or raloxifene for breast cancer prevention: the NSABP Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR) P-2 trial
    Stephanie R Land
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project NSABP Operations and Biostatistical Centers, Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    JAMA 295:2742-51. 2006
    ..Tamoxifen has been approved for breast cancer risk reduction in high-risk women, but how raloxifene compares with tamoxifen is unknown...
  100. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant tamoxifen prescription in women 65 years and older with primary breast cancer
    Rebecca A Silliman
    Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, MA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 20:2680-8. 2002
    ..We examined patterns of adjuvant tamoxifen discussion and prescription among breast cancer patients age 65 years and older...
  101. doi request reprint Predictors of colorectal cancer screening from patients enrolled in a managed care health plan
    Melissa M Farmer
    Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior, Sepulveda, California 91343 2036, USA
    Cancer 112:1230-8. 2008
    ....