Ann S Hamilton
Affiliation: University of Southern California
- Puberty and genetic susceptibility to breast cancer in a case-control study in twinsAnn S Hamilton
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
N Engl J Med 348:2313-22. 2003..Different predictors of hereditary and sporadic breast cancer suggest different pathogenic mechanisms. Affected twin pairs may help to illustrate such differences...
- Trends in the treatment of localized prostate cancer using supplemented cancer registry dataAnn S Hamilton
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
BJU Int 107:576-84. 2011..To conduct an analysis of localized prostate cancer treatment in the USA between 1998 and 2002...
- Racial/Ethnic differences in functional outcomes in the 5 years after diagnosis of localized prostate cancerTerri Kang Johnson
University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Dept of Preventive Medicine, 1441 Eastlake Ave, Rm 3427A, MC9175, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
J Clin Oncol 22:4193-201. 2004..We investigated racial/ethnic differences in functional outcomes up to 5 years after diagnosis among men with aggressively treated localized prostate cancer...
- Latinas and breast cancer outcomes: population-based sampling, ethnic identity, and acculturation assessmentAnn S Hamilton
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2022-9. 2009..A study was designed to recruit a large and representative sample of these subgroups...
- Gender differences in determinants of smoking initiation and persistence in California twinsAnn S Hamilton
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1189-97. 2006..To determine the effects of genetic versus environmental influences on smoking initiation (SI) and smoking persistence (SP)...
- A protective role for early oral exposures in the etiology of young adult Hodgkin lymphomaWendy Cozen
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Blood 114:4014-20. 2009..Our observations support a protective role for increased early oral exposure to the microbiome, suggesting that factors associated with increased Th2 and decreased Th1 cytokines are etiologically relevant to YAHL...
- The relative importance of genetics and environment on mammographic densityGiske Ursin
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:102-12. 2009..We investigated whether part of the presumed heritability might be attributed to differential sharing of modifiable risk factors in monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins...
- Twins as willing research participants: successes from studies nested within the California Twin ProgramMyles G Cockburn
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9175, USA
Twin Res Hum Genet 9:927-32. 2006..However, in most analyses, the participating sample of twins does not differ substantially from the underlying sample from the CTP. Future work will focus on improving methods of re-contacting cohort members...
- Childhood infections and adult height in monozygotic twin pairsAmie E Hwang
Department of Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Am J Epidemiol 178:551-8. 2013..The association was not explained by differential nutritional status. Measures of childhood infection were associated with height difference in monozygotic twin pairs, independent of genome, birth length, and available measures of diet. ..
- Effect of age, tumor risk, and comorbidity on competing risks for survival in a U.S. population-based cohort of men with prostate cancerTimothy J Daskivich
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Ann Intern Med 158:709-17. 2013..Accurate estimation of life expectancy is essential to offering appropriate care to men with early-stage prostate cancer, but mortality risks associated with comorbidity are poorly defined...
- The USC Adult Twin Cohorts: International Twin Study and California Twin ProgramWendy Cozen
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Twin Res Hum Genet 16:366-70. 2013....
- Interleukin-2, interleukin-12, and interferon-gamma levels and risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphomaWendy Cozen
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90089 9175, USA
Blood 111:3377-82. 2008..8-fold (P=.03) increase in YAHL risk. Thus, both case-twins and their unaffected cotwins had a decreased ability to produce IL-12, which may contribute to YAHL susceptibility...
- Th1 and Th2 cytokines and IgE levels in identical twins with varying levels of cigarette consumptionWendy Cozen
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90089 9175, USA
J Clin Immunol 24:617-22. 2004..4 pg/mL; p=0.03). No statistically significant differences in INF-gamma, IL-4, or IgE levels were observed. Smoking appears to be associated with increased levels of IL-13...
- Differential twin concordance for multiple sclerosis by latitude of birthplaceTalat Islam
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 90089, USA
Ann Neurol 60:56-64. 2006..To address the inconsistency in the reported concordance of multiple sclerosis (MS) among twins by zygosity, sex, and latitude...
- Employment of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in breast cancer careChristopher R Friese
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Karmanos Cancer Center Wayne State University Metropolitan Detroit Cancer Surveillance System, Detroit, MI Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program, Los Angeles, CA
J Oncol Pract 6:312-6. 2010..We sought to examine the employment of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) in surgical, medical, and radiation oncology practices and to identify correlates of NP and PA employment...
- An estimate of physical activity prevalence in a large population-based cohortSteven A Hawkins
Department of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, California State University Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032 8162, USA
Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:253-60. 2004....
- Racial/ethnic differences in job loss for women with breast cancerMahasin S Mujahid
Division of Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
J Cancer Surviv 5:102-11. 2011..We examined race/ethnic differences in treatment-related job loss and the financial impact of treatment-related job loss, in a population-based sample of women diagnosed with breast cancer...
- Predictors of intravesical therapy for nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer: results from the surveillance, epidemiology and end results program 2003 patterns of care projectGeorge J Huang
Department of Urology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
J Urol 180:520-4; discussion 524. 2008..We examined patterns of intravesical therapy use in nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer in 2003 to determine whether disparities remained in the quality of cancer care...
- Mental health disparities between Hispanic and non-Hispanic parents of childhood cancer survivorsKathleen A Meeske
Children s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90402, USA
Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:1470-7. 2013..However, little is known about cultural variation in this experience. We examine parental distress, specifically symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSS) and depression, comparing Hispanic and non-Hispanic parents of CCS...
- Regional, provider, and economic factors associated with the choice of active surveillance in the treatment of men with localized prostate cancerAnn S Hamilton
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, 2001 N Soto St 318E, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9239, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:213-20. 2012..In summary, physician and clinical factors were stronger predictors of AS, whereas demographic and regional factors were related to receiving NT/NP. Physicians appear reluctant to recommend AS for younger patients with no comorbidities...
- Patient-physician communication about health-related quality-of-life problems: are non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors willing to talk?Neeraj K Arora
Neeraj K Arora, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD Roxanne E Jensen, Nadiyah Sulayman, and Arnold L Potosky, Georgetown University, Washington, DC and Ann S Hamilton, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
J Clin Oncol 31:3964-70. 2013..To investigate non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) survivors' willingness to discuss health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) problems with their follow-up care physician...
- Health outcomes in older men with localized prostate cancer: results from the Prostate Cancer Outcomes StudyRichard M Hoffman
Medicine Service, New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA
Am J Med 119:418-25. 2006..We compared health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) outcomes and survival of men with localized prostate cancer who received aggressive treatment with those receiving conservative management...
- Prostate cancer testing following a negative prostate biopsy: over testing the elderlyRichard M Hoffman
Department of Medicine, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 111GIM 1501 San Pedro Drive SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:1139-43. 2007..Screening elderly men for prostate cancer is not recommended because definitive treatments are unlikely to extend life expectancy...
- Racial/ethnic differences in adequacy of information and support for women with breast cancerNancy K Janz
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 2029, USA
Cancer 113:1058-67. 2008..Providing breast cancer patients with needed information and support is an essential component of quality care. This study investigated racial/ethnic variations in the information received and in the availability of peer support...
- Androgen Receptor as a Biomarker in Prostate Cancer ProgressionAnn Hamilton; Fiscal Year: 2007..5. This study has implications for assisting men in making the right treatment choice, improving long-term quality of life, and reducing unnecessary therapy. It will also lay the groundwork for larger studies examining. ..