Karyn B Stitzenberg
Affiliation: University of North Carolina
- Trends in radical prostatectomy: centralization, robotics, and access to urologic cancer careKaryn B Stitzenberg
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7213, USA
Cancer 118:54-62. 2012..Robotic surgery has been widely adopted for radical prostatectomy. We hypothesized that this change is rapidly shifting procedures away from hospitals that do not offer robotics and consequently increasing patient travel...
- Impact of distance to a urologist on early diagnosis of prostate cancer among black and white patientsJordan A Holmes
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
J Urol 187:883-8. 2012..We examined whether an increased distance to a urologist is associated with a delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer among black and white patients, as manifested by higher risk disease at diagnosis...
- In search of synergy: strategies for combining interventions at multiple levelsBryan J Weiner
Department of Health Policy and Management, CB 7411, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:34-41. 2012..We illustrate these strategies with examples of multilevel interventions to improve the quality of cancer treatment...
- Centralization of cancer surgery: implications for patient access to optimal careKaryn B Stitzenberg
Department of SurgicalOncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7213, USA
J Clin Oncol 27:4671-8. 2009..We hypothesized that in response cancer surgery has become increasingly centralized and that this centralization has resulted in increased travel burden for patients...
- Trends in centralization of cancer surgeryKaryn B Stitzenberg
Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 17:2824-31. 2010..Regional studies show practice patterns changing with increasing centralization of esophageal and pancreatic procedures at HVCs but little change for colorectal procedures. We hypothesize that similar trends are occurring nationwide...