B M Geller

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Development of a diagnostic test set to assess agreement in breast pathology: practical application of the Guidelines for Reporting Reliability and Agreement Studies (GRRAS)
    Natalia V Oster
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Womens Health 13:3. 2013
  2. pmc Is confidence of mammographic assessment a good predictor of accuracy?
    Berta M Geller
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 199:W134-41. 2012
  3. pmc Web-based mammography audit feedback
    Berta M Geller
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont, Health Promotion Research, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 198:W562-7. 2012
  4. ncbi Factors associated with arm swelling after breast cancer surgery
    B M Geller
    Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:921-30. 2003
  5. ncbi Communicating with women about mammography
    Berta M Geller
    University of Vermont and Vermont Cancer Center, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:25-31. 2007
  6. ncbi Mammography surveillance following breast cancer
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 81:107-15. 2003
  7. ncbi Patient perceptions of breast biopsy procedures for screen-detected lesions
    Berta M Geller
    Department of Family Practice, Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05401 3444, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1063-9. 2004
  8. doi Are cancer survivors willing to participate in research?
    Berta M Geller
    Departments of Family Medicine and Radiology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Community Health 36:772-8. 2011
  9. ncbi The use of additional imaging increased specificity and decreased sensitivity in screening mammography
    Berta M Geller
    University of Vermont, Office of Health Promotion Research, Departments of Family Practice and Radiology, Vermont Cancer Center, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:942-50. 2005
  10. ncbi Improving the concordance of mammography assessment and management recommendations
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Rm 4427D, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Radiology 241:67-75. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Patient-activated Colorectal Cancer Screening in PCP
    Berta Geller; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. VERMONT BREAST CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
    Berta Geller; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. VERMONT BREAST CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
    Berta Geller; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. pmc Development of a diagnostic test set to assess agreement in breast pathology: practical application of the Guidelines for Reporting Reliability and Agreement Studies (GRRAS)
    Natalia V Oster
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    BMC Womens Health 13:3. 2013
    ..We use the newly developed Guidelines for Reporting Reliability and Agreement Studies (GRRAS) as a basis to report these methods...
  2. pmc Is confidence of mammographic assessment a good predictor of accuracy?
    Berta M Geller
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 199:W134-41. 2012
    ..Interpretive accuracy varies among radiologists, especially in mammography. This study examines the relationship between radiologists' confidence in their assessments and their accuracy in interpreting mammograms...
  3. pmc Web-based mammography audit feedback
    Berta M Geller
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Vermont, Health Promotion Research, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 198:W562-7. 2012
    ..We developed and tested an interactive Website to provide screening and diagnostic mammography audit feedback with comparisons to national and regional benchmarks...
  4. ncbi Factors associated with arm swelling after breast cancer surgery
    B M Geller
    Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:921-30. 2003
    ..This study reports the incidence of arm or hand swelling and associated risk factors in women with invasive breast cancer following surgery...
  5. ncbi Communicating with women about mammography
    Berta M Geller
    University of Vermont and Vermont Cancer Center, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Cancer Educ 22:25-31. 2007
    ..We report survey results of the types of tools used to communicate with women about breast cancer screening and the content areas included in each tool for member countries of the International Breast Cancer Screening Network (IBSN)...
  6. ncbi Mammography surveillance following breast cancer
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 81:107-15. 2003
    ..To describe when women diagnosed with breast cancer return for their first mammography, and to identify factors predictive of women returning for mammographic surveillance...
  7. ncbi Patient perceptions of breast biopsy procedures for screen-detected lesions
    Berta M Geller
    Department of Family Practice, Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05401 3444, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1063-9. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to compare patient perceptions of 2 common image-guided breast biopsy procedures on 3 main outcomes: decision making about which procedure to undergo, its convenience, and its side effects...
  8. doi Are cancer survivors willing to participate in research?
    Berta M Geller
    Departments of Family Medicine and Radiology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Community Health 36:772-8. 2011
    ..More research on how to engage the underserved population (rural residents, less education and lower income) is warranted...
  9. ncbi The use of additional imaging increased specificity and decreased sensitivity in screening mammography
    Berta M Geller
    University of Vermont, Office of Health Promotion Research, Departments of Family Practice and Radiology, Vermont Cancer Center, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:942-50. 2005
    ..To examine the use of additional imaging after standard mammographic screening views to better understand the value of these additional testing in improving accuracy...
  10. ncbi Improving the concordance of mammography assessment and management recommendations
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Rm 4427D, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Radiology 241:67-75. 2006
    ....
  11. pmc Increasing patient/physician communications about colorectal cancer screening in rural primary care practices
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, USA
    Med Care 46:S36-43. 2008
    ..Rural populations as well as less educated people in the United States are less likely to receive colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than people living in urban areas and more educated people...
  12. ncbi Moving in between mammography: screening decisions of American Indian women in Vermont
    Mary K Canales
    Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Qual Health Res 14:836-57. 2004
    ..Specific influencing factors addressed include Connecting to Nativeness, Taking Care of Self, Financing Health Care, and (Mis)Trusting the Health Care System. Implications and directions for future research are addressed...
  13. ncbi Life expectancy estimation with breast cancer: bias of the declining exponential function and an alternative to its use
    R R Holland
    Office of Health Promotion Research, Burlington, Vermont 05401 3444, USA
    Med Decis Making 19:385-93. 1999
    ..Life expectancy gain (LEG) is an outcome measure commonly estimated with a declining exponential function in a Markov model. The accuracy of such estimates has not been objectively evaluated...
  14. ncbi The role of health professionals in a community-based program to help women quit smoking
    R H Secker-Walker
    Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Prev Med 30:126-37. 2000
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  15. ncbi Identifying women at risk for inherited breast cancer using a mammography registry
    B M Geller
    University of Vermont Department of Health Promotion Research, Burlington 05401 3444, USA
    J Cancer Educ 16:46-9. 2001
    ..This pilot study tested the use of a mammography registry to identify women at risk...
  16. ncbi A prospective study of breast cancer risk using routine mammographic breast density measurements
    Pamela M Vacek
    Department of Medical Biostatistics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Vermont Cancer Center, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:715-22. 2004
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  17. ncbi Pathologic findings from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium: population-based outcomes in women undergoing biopsy after screening mammography
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont, Burlington, 05405, USA
    Cancer 106:732-42. 2006
    ..To the authors' knowledge, a comprehensive analysis of pathology outcomes after screening mammography, as it is practiced clinically in the U.S. general population, has not been performed...
  18. ncbi Evaluation of a community breast screening promotion program
    John K Worden
    Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, Burlington 05401, USA
    Prev Med 35:349-61. 2002
    ..This program promoted increased use of mammography, clinical breast examination, and breast self-examination through community organization, physician training, and public education...
  19. ncbi Predicting biopsy outcome after mammography: what is the likelihood the patient has invasive or in situ breast cancer?
    Donald L Weaver
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Vermont Cancer Center, Health Science Complex, 89 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 05405 0068, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:660-73. 2005
    ..Although substantial effort has been devoted to estimating breast cancer risk, there have been no studies to predict outcome in women undergoing breast biopsy...
  20. pmc Radiologists' performance and their enjoyment of interpreting screening mammograms
    Berta M Geller
    Office of Health Promotion Research, Departments of Family Medicine and Radiology and the Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Rm 4426, Burlington, VT 05401 3444
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 192:361-9. 2009
    ..One might speculate that radiologists who enjoy mammography may exhibit better performance than radiologists who do not...
  21. ncbi Increased mammography use and its impact on earlier breast cancer detection in Vermont, 1975-1999
    Pamela M Vacek
    Department of Medical Biostatistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Cancer 94:2160-8. 2002
    ..This study examined the effects of mammography on tumor size and axillary lymph node metastasis in Vermont over 25 years...
  22. ncbi Use of the American College of Radiology BI-RADS to report on the mammographic evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of breast disease
    Berta M Geller
    Dept of Health Promotion Research, Univ of Vermont, 1 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401 3444, USA
    Radiology 222:536-42. 2002
    ..To examine whether mammographic assessments and recommendations are linked as expected, based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), for the evaluation of women with signs and symptoms of breast disease...
  23. ncbi Effect of false-positive mammograms on return for subsequent screening mammography
    Richard G Pinckney
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, USA
    Am J Med 114:120-5. 2003
    ..However, other deleterious effects of false-positive results still warrant improvements in the accuracy of breast cancer screening...
  24. ncbi Modeling smoking cessation: exploring the use of a videotape to help pregnant women quit smoking
    R H Secker Walker
    Office of Health Promotion Research, University of Vermont, USA
    Women Health 25:23-35. 1997
    ....
  25. ncbi Surviving breast cancer: the role of complementary therapies
    Mary K Canales
    The Department of Nursing, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Fam Community Health 26:11-24. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi Barriers to condom use among women attending planned parenthood clinics
    M J Detzer
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington 05405, USA
    Women Health 23:91-102. 1995
    ..Low Perceived Need accounted for 13.5% of the variance in condom use. Women with low perceived need to use condoms were more likely to use oral contraceptives...
  27. ncbi Factors associated with imaging and procedural events used to detect breast cancer after screening mammography
    Patricia A Carney
    Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 188:385-92. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize the type and frequency of diagnostic evaluations after screening mammography and to summarize their association with the likelihood of biopsy and subsequent breast cancer diagnosis...
  28. ncbi The long-term effects of false-positive mammograms
    Berta M Geller
    Ann Intern Med 147:739; author reply 739-40. 2007
  29. pmc Comparing screening mammography for early breast cancer detection in Vermont and Norway
    Solveig Hofvind
    Department of Screening based Research, The Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1082-91. 2008
    ..We examined how these differences affect early detection of breast cancer by comparing performance measures and histopathologic outcomes in women undergoing opportunistic screening in Vermont and organized screening in Norway...
  30. ncbi Association between mammography timing and measures of screening performance in the United States
    Bonnie C Yankaskas
    Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 7515, 106 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7515, USA
    Radiology 234:363-73. 2005
    ..S. community-based screening mammography...
  31. ncbi Individual and combined effects of age, breast density, and hormone replacement therapy use on the accuracy of screening mammography
    Patricia A Carney
    Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, 1 Medical Center Drive, HB 7925, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:168-75. 2003
    ..The relationships among breast density, age, and use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in breast cancer detection have not been fully evaluated...
  32. ncbi Concordance of breast imaging reporting and data system assessments and management recommendations in screening mammography
    Stephen H Taplin
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, 1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    Radiology 222:529-35. 2002
    ..To examine how frequently Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) mammographic screening assessments were associated with expected clinical management recommendations...
  33. ncbi Detection of ductal carcinoma in situ in women undergoing screening mammography
    Virginia L Ernster
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1546-54. 2002
    ..We pooled data from seven regional mammography registries to determine the percentage of mammographically detected cancers that are DCIS and the rate of DCIS per 1000 mammograms...
  34. ncbi Performance of diagnostic mammography for women with signs or symptoms of breast cancer
    William E Barlow
    W E Barlow, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle 98101 1448, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1151-9. 2002
    ..We evaluated whether age, breast density, self-reported breast lump, and previous mammography influence the performance of diagnostic mammography...
  35. ncbi Prognostic characteristics of breast cancer among postmenopausal hormone users in a screened population
    Karla Kerlikowske
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, General Internal Medicine Section, 111A1, 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:4314-21. 2003
    ..We determined the risk of breast cancer and tumor characteristics among current postmenopausal hormone therapy users compared with nonusers, by duration of use...
  36. ncbi Biennial versus annual mammography and the risk of late-stage breast cancer
    Emily White
    School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1832-9. 2004
    ..Mammography screening may reduce breast cancer mortality by detecting cancers at an earlier stage. However, certain questions remain, including the ideal interval between mammograms...
  37. ncbi Modeling the dissemination of mammography in the United States
    Kathleen A Cronin
    Statistical Research and Applications Branch, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Applied Research Branch, National Cancer Institute NIH, MSC 8317, Suite 504, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 7359, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:701-12. 2005
    ..This paper presents a methodology for piecing together disparate data sources to obtain a comprehensive model for the use of mammography screening in the US population for the years 1975-2000...
  38. ncbi Effect of breast augmentation on the accuracy of mammography and cancer characteristics
    Diana L Miglioretti
    Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash 98101, USA
    JAMA 291:442-50. 2004
    ..Breast augmentation is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; however, implants may interfere with the detection of breast cancer thereby delaying cancer diagnosis in women with augmentation...
  39. ncbi Breast cancer yield for screening mammographic examinations with recommendation for short-interval follow-up
    Karla Kerlikowske
    Dept of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Univ of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Radiology 234:684-92. 2005
    ..To compare cancer yield for screening examinations with recommendation for short-interval follow-up after diagnostic imaging work-up versus after screening mammography only...
  40. ncbi Prospective breast cancer risk prediction model for women undergoing screening mammography
    William E Barlow
    Cancer Research and Biostatistics, 1730 Minor Avenue, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1204-14. 2006
    ..We used prospective risk information to predict a diagnosis of breast cancer in a cohort of 1 million women undergoing screening mammography...
  41. ncbi Print information to inform decisions about mammography screening participation in 16 countries with population-based programs
    Jane G Zapka
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 63:126-37. 2006
    ..To profile and compare the content and presentation of written communications related to informed decision-making about mammography...
  42. ncbi Performance benchmarks for screening mammography
    Robert D Rosenberg
    Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, MSC10 5530, USA
    Radiology 241:55-66. 2006
    ..S. radiologists to allow development of performance benchmarks for screening mammography...
  43. ncbi Risk factors for breast carcinoma in situ versus invasive breast cancer in a prospective study of pre- and post-menopausal women
    Kyndaron S Reinier
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiology UHN 62, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 103:343-8. 2007
    ..Results indicating that BMI is related to post-menopausal invasive cancers but unrelated to in situ cancers are consistent with the hypothesis that concomitants of obesity activate proliferation...
  44. doi Physician workload in mammography
    Rebecca Smith-Bindman
    Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, China Basin Landing, 185 Berry St, STE 350, Lobby 7, Campus Box 0946, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 190:526-32. 2008
    ..The purpose of our study was to estimate per-physician annual volumes of mammography interpretation...
  45. ncbi Performance benchmarks for diagnostic mammography
    Edward A Sickles
    Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 1600 Divisadero St, Rm H 2801, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Radiology 235:775-90. 2005
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Research Grants6

  1. Patient-activated Colorectal Cancer Screening in PCP
    Berta Geller; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..By the completion of this project we will have tested the intervention and data collection instruments, and collected the data necessary to plan an intervention trial. ..
  2. VERMONT BREAST CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
    Berta Geller; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  3. VERMONT BREAST CANCER SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
    Berta Geller; Fiscal Year: 2007
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