Ping Sun

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Affiliation: University of Southern California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Concurrent and predictive relationships between compulsive internet use and substance use: findings from vocational high school students in China and the USA
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2001 N Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:660-73. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Relative income inequality and selected health outcomes in urban Chinese youth
    Ping Sun
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, United States
    Soc Sci Med 74:84-91. 2012
  3. pmc One-year follow-up evaluation of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND-4)
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, 100 S Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Room 4208, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Prev Med 47:438-42. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:3-11. 2005
  5. pmc Short-term effects of Project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:342-50. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:441-53. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S599-609. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and economic correlates of overweight status in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:339-52. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking
    Qian Guo
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1066-81. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:280-5. 2006

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  1. pmc Concurrent and predictive relationships between compulsive internet use and substance use: findings from vocational high school students in China and the USA
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2001 N Soto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 9:660-73. 2012
    ..This study presents gender and country-specific longitudinal findings on the relationships between CIU and substance use...
  2. ncbi request reprint Relative income inequality and selected health outcomes in urban Chinese youth
    Ping Sun
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, United States
    Soc Sci Med 74:84-91. 2012
    ..Further studies are needed to elucidate the complex associations between SPRII and health outcomes in rapidly transforming economies such as China...
  3. pmc One-year follow-up evaluation of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND-4)
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, 100 S Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Room 4208, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Prev Med 47:438-42. 2008
    ..Two theoretical content components of the program were examined to increase our understanding of the relative contribution of each to the effectiveness of the program...
  4. ncbi request reprint A new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:3-11. 2005
    ..To develop a new measure of smoking initiation and progression among adolescents...
  5. pmc Short-term effects of Project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:342-50. 2007
    ..This fourth study adapts Project EX to the classroom context. This paper reports the findings based on pretest and posttest surveys conducted immediately prior and post-intervention...
  6. ncbi request reprint Internet accessibility and usage among urban adolescents in Southern California: implications for web-based health research
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California, USA
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:441-53. 2005
    ..Additional research is needed to gain a more complete understanding of the positive and negative consequences of Internet use among adolescents...
  7. doi request reprint Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China
    Ping Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 9:S599-609. 2007
    ..The findings also may contribute to the design of future programs to address the needs of defined populations and individuals with specific characteristics...
  8. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and economic correlates of overweight status in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:339-52. 2007
    ..METHODs: Weight, height, waist circumference, and socio-demo-graphic and economic variables of 6863 middle and high school students were measured...
  9. ncbi request reprint Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking
    Qian Guo
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 32:1066-81. 2007
    ..001). Therefore, TRA and TPB are applicable to China to predict adolescent smoking. TPB is superior to TRA for the prediction and TRA can better predict smoking among students with lower than higher perceived behavioral control...
  10. ncbi request reprint A randomized intervention of smoking for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China
    Chih Ping Chou
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:280-5. 2006
    ..This study evaluated a school-based smoking prevention curriculum with a social normative approach developed in the United States for adolescents in urban Wuhan, China...
  11. ncbi request reprint Weight perception and weight-related sociocultural and behavioral factors in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, 669 West 34th Street, MRF102U, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0411, USA
    Prev Med 42:229-34. 2006
    ..The present study focused on understanding relationships among weight perception and weight-related sociocultural and behavioral factors in Chinese adolescents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic and cultural comparison of overweight and obesity risk and prevalence in adolescents in Southern California and Wuhan, China
    C Anderson Johnson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:925.e1-8. 2006
    ..This study performed parallel analyses on two large samples of seventh graders living in Los Angeles, California and in Wuhan, China to make direct comparisons of overweight and obesity risks in Western and Eastern cultural environments...
  13. pmc One-year outcomes of a drug abuse prevention program for older teens and emerging adults: evaluating a motivational interviewing booster component
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033 9045, USA
    Health Psychol 31:476-85. 2012
    ..In addition, generalization of effects to risky sexual behavior was assessed. The 1-year outcomes evaluation of the project is presented...
  14. ncbi request reprint Correlates of overweight status in Chinese youth: an East-West paradox
    Ya Wen Hsu
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:496-506. 2011
    ..To examine the odds of overweight and related correlates in Chinese adolescents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Weight perception, academic performance, and psychological factors in Chinese adolescents
    Bin Xie
    Hamovitch Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
    Am J Health Behav 30:115-24. 2006
    ..To investigate weight perception and related psychological factors in Chinese adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint Influences affecting adolescent smoking behavior in China
    Jerry L Grenard
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 8:245-55. 2006
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  17. pmc Cognitive attributions for smoking among adolescents in China
    Qian Guo
    Alcohol and Drug Program Administration, Department of Public Health, County of Los Angeles, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 35:95-101. 2010
    ..More attributions were associated with smoking among males than among females. This information could be useful for the development of evidence-based anti-smoking programs in China...
  18. doi request reprint Physical and relational aggression as predictors of drug use: gender differences among high school students
    Silvana Skara
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1507-15. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that both physical and relational aggression are predictive of subsequent drug use and have important implications for violence and drug use prevention intervention efforts...
  19. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use among youth and adults in Mainland China: the China Seven Cities Study
    C Anderson Johnson
    Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 1000 S Fremont, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Public Health 120:1156-69. 2006
    ..This article presents the methodology and prevalence data from the baseline survey of the CSCS, conducted in 2002...
  20. ncbi request reprint One-year prediction of pain killer use among at-risk older teens and emerging adults
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, USA
    J Drug Educ 42:195-210. 2012
    ..It is speculated that those with relatively greater access to pain medication, within an at-risk social environment, are those who will use it later on...
  21. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adolescent smoking in urban and rural China: findings from the China seven cities study
    Huiyan Ma
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA91803, USA
    Addict Behav 33:1081-5. 2008
    ..Smoking prevention interventions in China may need to focus on raising adolescents' refusal self-efficacy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Six-month and one-year effects of project EX-4: a classroom-based smoking prevention and cessation intervention program
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, University of Southern California, USA
    Addict Behav 32:3005-14. 2007
    ..This study evaluated the efficacy of a version of Project EX that was adapted for implementation in the classroom context (Project EX-4). This paper reports the program outcomes based on pretest, six-month, and one-year follow-up surveys...
  23. ncbi request reprint Age-related smoking progression among adolescents in China
    Wei Sun
    Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Adolesc Health 39:686-93. 2006
    ..This study examined the differences in smoking progression between middle and upper school students...
  24. pmc Socioeconomic correlates of smoking among an ethnically diverse sample of 8th grade adolescents in Southern California
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra 91803, USA
    Prev Med 44:323-7. 2007
    ..Socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with smoking among adolescents, but it is not known which attributes of SES are responsible for the added risk, or whether these associations are consistent in ethnically diverse samples...
  25. pmc Prospective associations of social self-control with drug use among youth from regular and alternative high schools
    Pallav Pokhrel
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 2:22. 2007
    ..In this study, we attempted to find out (a) whether lack of social self-control predicted drug use one year later, and (b) whether drug use at baseline predicted social self-control one year later...
  26. pmc Associations between depressive symptom dimensions and smoking dependence motives
    Lavonda Mickens
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, 90033, USA
    Eval Health Prof 34:81-102. 2011
    ..IP demonstrated the broadest profile, associating with 7 of 13 motivational domains. These findings may assist the tailoring cessation interventions for smokers with depressive symptoms...
  27. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of immediate outcomes and fidelity of a drug abuse prevention program in continuation high schools: project towards no drug abuse (TND)
    Nadra E Lisha
    University of Southern California, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Los Angeles 90032, USA
    J Drug Educ 42:33-57. 2012
    ..However, few generalizations to attitudes and intentions regarding risky sexual behavior were found. The pattern of results suggests that the experimental manipulations worked as intended...
  28. ncbi request reprint Project Towards No Drug Abuse: long-term substance use outcomes evaluation
    Wei Sun
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, 1000 S Fremont Avenue, Box 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 42:188-92. 2006
    ..This paper presents up to 5 years post-program outcomes of Project Towards No Drug Abuse (Project TND), a drug abuse prevention program conducted in South California alternative high school system during years 1994-1999...
  29. pmc One-year follow-up evaluation of the Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) dissemination trial
    Louise A Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 51:313-9. 2010
    ....
  30. pmc Social self-control, sensation seeking and substance use in samples of US and Russian adolescents
    Pallav Pokhrel
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Am J Health Behav 34:374-84. 2010
    ..To compare the relations of social self-control and sensation seeking with substance use across samples of US and Russian adolescents...
  31. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the fidelity of implementation of a school-based drug abuse prevention program: project toward no drug abuse (TND)
    Silvana Skara
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventinve Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Drug Educ 35:305-29. 2005
    ..Further, our findings indicate that Project TND can be implemented effectively with low and high risk youth in a general environment as well as with high risk youth in a more specialized environment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Family and personal protective factors moderate the effects of adversity and negative disposition on smoking among Chinese adolescents
    Thalida Em Arpawong
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:1367-89. 2010
    ..Family factors (i.e., family cohesion, family adaptability, parental monitoring) and one personal factor (i.e., academic score) were associated with lower odds for smoking due to prior adversity and negative disposition...
  33. pmc Gender differences in body consciousness and substance use among high-risk adolescents
    David Scott Black
    University of Southern California, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Alhambra, California 91803 4737, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:1623-35. 2010
    ..Findings suggest that body consciousness accounts for additional variance in substance use etiology not explained by previously recognized dispositional variables...
  34. ncbi request reprint Acculturation, physical activity, and fast-food consumption among Asian-American and Hispanic adolescents
    Jennifer B Unger
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Community Health 29:467-81. 2004
    ..Health promotion programs are needed to encourage physical activity and healthy diets among adolescents in acculturating families...
  35. pmc Fidelity of implementation in Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND): a comparison of classroom teachers and program specialists
    Louise A Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Sci 8:125-32. 2007
    ..These results suggest that motivated, trained classroom teachers can implement evidence-based prevention programs with fidelity and achieve immediate effects...
  36. pmc Forbidden fruit and the prediction of cigarette smoking
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Preventive Medicine and Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 91803, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 45:1683-93. 2010
    ..We found some support for forbidden fruit attitudes as concurrent and longitudinal predictors of smoking and intention to smoke. Implications of these findings are discussed...
  37. pmc Decision-making style and gender moderation of the self-efficacy-condom use link among adolescents and young adults: informing targeted STI/HIV prevention programs
    David S Black
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:320-5. 2011
    ..To test the moderating effects of decision-making style and gender on the relationship between condom use self-efficacy (CUSE) and condom use behavior among sexually active adolescents and young adults...
  38. pmc Associations between posttraumatic stress disorder symptom clusters and cigarette smoking
    Jodie B Greenberg
    University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 26:89-98. 2012
    ..These findings may clarify the underpinnings of PTSD-smoking comorbidity and inform smoking interventions for trauma-exposed individuals...
  39. pmc Boosting a teen substance use prevention program with motivational interviewing
    Elizabeth Barnett
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90032, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 47:418-28. 2012
    ..Results suggest that the protocol was feasible and implemented with adequate fidelity. The study's limitations are noted...
  40. ncbi request reprint Family characteristics and smoking among urban and rural adolescents living in China
    Sohaila Shakib
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research and Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, USA
    Prev Med 40:83-91. 2005
    ..Adolescent smoking is a public health concern in China. Although the family is an important social influence in China, few associations among family characteristics and adolescent smoking have been examined using Chinese samples...
  41. pmc School disrepair and substance use among regular and alternative high school students
    Rachel A Grana
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, 1000 Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Sch Health 80:387-93. 2010
    ..This article examines the relationship between level of school disrepair and substance use among students attending regular high school (RHS) and alternative high school (AHS)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Peer group self-identification in samples of Russian and U.S. adolescents
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    J Drug Educ 40:203-15. 2010
    ..Implications of these results are discussed...
  43. ncbi request reprint Bidirectional associations between future time perspective and substance use among continuation high-school students
    Elizabeth Barnett
    University of Southern California, Department of Preventive Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 48:574-80. 2013
    ..While any baseline use of substances did not predict changes in FTP 1 year later. The discussion explores why alcohol findings may differ from other substances. Future consideration of FTP as a mediator of program effects is explored...
  44. pmc Anhedonia predicts altered processing of happy faces in abstinent cigarette smokers
    Adam M Leventhal
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 240, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 222:343-51. 2012
    ..Anhedonia-diminished capacity to experience pleasure-is associated with tobacco dependence and smoking cessation failure. However, the mechanisms linking anhedonia and smoking are unclear...
  45. pmc The Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) dissemination trial: implementation fidelity and immediate outcomes
    Louise Ann Rohrbach
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Sci 11:77-88. 2010
    ..However, seven of the ten immediate student outcome measures showed no significant differences between the two training conditions. The implications of these findings for dissemination research and practice are discussed...
  46. pmc Impact of hurricane Rita on adolescent substance use
    Louise A Rohrbach
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alahambra, CA 91802, USA
    Psychiatry 72:222-37. 2009
    ..10). These findings suggest that increased substance use may be one of the behaviors that adolescents exhibit in reaction to exposure to hurricanes...
  47. pmc Affective decision-making deficits, linked to a dysfunctional ventromedial prefrontal cortex, revealed in 10th grade Chinese adolescent binge drinkers
    C Anderson Johnson
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 91803, United States
    Neuropsychologia 46:714-26. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of teen cigarette smoking cessation
    Steve Sussman
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Health Psychol 25:549-57. 2006
    ..A weighted least squares random effects method was used to pool results from individual study net effects estimates. Multilevel random coefficients modeling was applied to control for the intrastudy variation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Commentary-project towards no drug abuse: an evidence-based drug abuse prevention program
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Soto Street Building, 2001 North Soto Street, Room 302A, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA
    J Prim Prev 35:233-7. 2014
    ..To be evidence-based means that evidence has accumulated to suggest that the program is likely to work, at least under conditions that are comparable to those in which it has been tested. ..
  50. ncbi request reprint Explaining the link between violence perpetration, victimization and drug use
    Michelle D Weiner
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, IPR USC, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Unit 8, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Addict Behav 30:1261-6. 2005
    ..Results suggest that violence and victimization prevention efforts may benefit by addressing the psychopharmacological effects of adolescent illegal drug use...
  51. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts changes in adiposity in overweight Hispanic boys
    Courtney E Byrd-Williams
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1072-7. 2008
    ..These results suggest that cardiorespiratory fitness may be an important determinant of changes in adiposity in overweight Hispanic boys but not in girls...
  52. pmc Anhedonia associated with stimulant use and dependence in a population-based sample of American adults
    Adam M Leventhal
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 18:562-9. 2010
    ..Future research utilizing longitudinal and experimental designs are warranted to clarify the underpinnings of this association...
  53. ncbi request reprint Project Towards No Drug Abuse: two-year outcomes of a trial that compares health educator delivery to self-instruction
    Steve Sussman
    Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA
    Prev Med 37:155-62. 2003
    ..Self-instruction programming often is used to help youth that are at high risk for dropout and drug abuse to complete their high school education. However, a health educator-led program is much more interactive...
  54. pmc Youth tobacco use cessation: 2008 update
    Steve Sussman
    Departments of Psychology, Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA, USA
    Tob Induc Dis 5:3. 2009
    ..Conclusions are made regarding implications for developing and implementing teen tobacco use cessation programs...
  55. ncbi request reprint Smoking and the risk of breast cancer among carriers of BRCA mutations
    Parviz Ghadirian
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Centre Hospitalier del Universite de Montreal Hotel Dieu, Faculty of Medicine, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Cancer 110:413-6. 2004
    ..03; 95% CI 0.83 to l.28) or before the first pregnancy (OR = 1.09; 95% CI = 0.90 to 1.33). In conclusion, contrary to our previous report, smoking does not appear to be a risk factor for breast cancer among carriers of BRCA mutations...
  56. ncbi request reprint Familial risks of esophageal cancer among the Turkmen population of the Caspian littoral of Iran
    Mohammad Reza Akbari
    Institute of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada
    Int J Cancer 119:1047-51. 2006
    ..The hazard ratio of 2.3 for cancer among first-degree relatives is consistent with an important contribution of heritable factors. It will be of interest to perform marker studies to establish which genes are responsible...
  57. ncbi request reprint Age at menarche and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, University of Toronto, Women s College Hospital, 790 Bay Street, 7th Floor, Totonto, Ontario M5G 1N8, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 16:667-74. 2005
    ..46; 95% CI 0.30-0.69). This study implicates early age at menarche as a determinant of breast cancer among women with a BRCA1 mutation...
  58. ncbi request reprint Perceived stress, depression and food consumption frequency in the college students of China Seven Cities
    Chunhong Liu
    College of Food Science, South China Agricultural University, 510642 Guangzhou, China
    Physiol Behav 92:748-54. 2007
    ..The link between food consumption frequency, perceived stress and depression suggests that diet intervention may be considered a mediate strategy integrated in psychology prevention program among normal population of the college...
  59. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptives and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Steven A Narod
    The Centre for Research on Women s Health, University of Toronto, 790 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1773-9. 2002
    ..We examined whether this association is seen in women at high risk of breast cancer because they carry a mutation in one of two breast cancer susceptibility genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2...
  60. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption and breast cancer risk among BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Andre Nkondjock
    Epidemiology Research Unit, Research Centre, Centre Hospitalier de Universitaire de Montréal, CHUM Hotel Dieu, Montreal, Canada
    Int J Cancer 118:103-7. 2006
    ..These results suggest that among women with BRCA gene mutation, coffee consumption is unlikely to be harmful and that high levels of consumption may in fact be related to reduced breast cancer risk...
  61. ncbi request reprint Triple-negative breast cancer: clinical features and patterns of recurrence
    Rebecca Dent
    Department of Medical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Cancer Res 13:4429-34. 2007
    ..To compare the clinical features, natural history, and outcomes for women with "triple-negative" breast cancer with women with other types of breast cancer...
  62. ncbi request reprint Age at first birth and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Room 750, 790 Bay Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON M5G 1N8, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 105:221-8. 2007
    ..Nonetheless, BRCA mutation carriers opting for a prophylactic oophorectomy as a breast and/or ovarian cancer risk-reducing strategy should complete childbearing prior to age 40 when this prevention modality is most effective...
  63. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer risk following bilateral oophorectomy in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: an international case-control study
    Andrea Eisen
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 23:7491-6. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Influence of selected lifestyle factors on breast and ovarian cancer risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers from Poland
    Jacek Gronwald
    International Hereditary Cancer Center, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 95:105-9. 2006
    ..BRCA1 carriers with late age of menarche, lower parity and long-term breast-feeding were less likely to develop breast cancer. Oral contraceptives protected against ovarian cancer...
  65. ncbi request reprint Tamoxifen and contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers: an update
    Jacek Gronwald
    Hereditary Cancer Center, Department of Genetics and Pathology, Pomeranian Medical Academy, Szczecin, Poland
    Int J Cancer 118:2281-4. 2006
    ..83; 95%CI, 0.24-2.89) but this subgroup was small. In contrast, a strong protective effect of tamoxifen was apparent among women who were premenopausal or who had undergone natural menopause (OR = 0.44; 95% CI, 0.27-0.65)...
  66. pmc Changes in body weight and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R833-43. 2005
    ..We asked whether there is an association between changes in body weight and the risk of breast cancer in women who carry a mutation in either breast cancer susceptibility gene, BRCA1 or BRCA2...
  67. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and the risk of ovarian cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, 790 Bay Street, 7th Floor, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1N8
    Gynecol Oncol 100:83-8. 2006
    ..This association has not been evaluated in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers who face very high lifetime risks of both breast and ovarian cancers...
  68. ncbi request reprint A genetic variant c.553G > T in the apolipoprotein A5 gene is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease and altered triglyceride levels in a Chinese population
    Yibo Tang
    Atherosclerosis Research Center, Nanjing Medical University, No 140 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing 210029, China
    Atherosclerosis 185:433-7. 2006
    ..089 (95% CI = 1.140-3.830, P = 0.017), in comparison to the individuals without the T allele. These results suggest that the APOA5 c.553G > T polymorphism is an important predictor for hypertriglyceridemia and CAD...
  69. ncbi request reprint Effect of pregnancy as a risk factor for breast cancer in BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Carey A Cullinane
    City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA
    Int J Cancer 117:988-91. 2005
    ..Among BRCA2 carriers, increasing parity was associated with a significant increase in the risk of breast cancer before age 50 and this increase was greatest in the 2-year period following a pregnancy...
  70. ncbi request reprint The risk of ovarian cancer after breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers
    Kelly A Metcalfe
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 50 St George Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5S 3H4
    Gynecol Oncol 96:222-6. 2005
    ..To estimate the risk of ovarian cancer after a primary diagnosis of breast cancer among women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation and to identify host and treatment-related factors that might modify the risk...
  71. ncbi request reprint Contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Kelly Metcalfe
    Centre for Research on Women s Health, Women s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 22:2328-35. 2004
    ..To estimate the risk of contralateral breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers after diagnosis and to determine which factors are predictive of the risk of a second primary breast cancer...
  72. ncbi request reprint Cancer variation associated with the position of the mutation in the BRCA2 gene
    Jan Lubinski
    Hereditary Cancer Center Department of Genetics and Pathology, Pomeranian Academy of Medicine, Szczecin, Poland
    Fam Cancer 3:1-10. 2004
    ..0; P = 0.03) compared to families of other ethnic origins. In conclusion, both the position of mutation and the ethnic background of the family appear to contribute to the phenotypic variation observed in families with BRCA2 mutations...
  73. ncbi request reprint A comparison of bilateral breast cancers in BRCA carriers
    Jeffrey N Weitzel
    The Centre for Research in Women s Health, 790 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1N8
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1534-8. 2005
    ..It is generally believed that the two cancers represent independent events. However, the extent of concordance between the first and second tumors with respect to hormone receptor expression and other pathologic features is unknown...
  74. ncbi request reprint Method of cooking and risk of breast cancer in the Philippines
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 17:341-8. 2006
    ..We conducted a case-control study in Manila to examine the association between methods of cooking and the risk of breast cancer...
  75. pmc Spontaneous and therapeutic abortions and the risk of breast cancer among BRCA mutation carriers
    Eitan Friedman
    The Suzanne Levy Gertner Oncogenetics Unit, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R15. 2006
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Local cortical function after uncomplicated subdural electrode implantation. Laboratory investigation
    Daniel Yoshor
    Department of Neurosurgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Neurosurg 108:139-44. 2008
    ..The authors used psychophysical methods to measure the effect of uncomplicated electrode implantation on local cortical function...
  77. doi request reprint Predictors of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation: the Hereditary Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group
    Kelly A Metcalfe
    Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Canada
    J Clin Oncol 26:1093-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the rate of prophylactic contralateral mastectomy in an international cohort of women with hereditary breast cancer and to evaluate the predictors of uptake of preventive surgery...
  78. pmc International variation in rates of uptake of preventive options in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers
    Kelly A Metcalfe
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Int J Cancer 122:2017-22. 2008
    ..Approximately one-half of women at risk for breast cancer rely on screening alone...
  79. doi request reprint Frequency of the CHEK2 1100delC mutation among women with breast cancer: an international study
    Shiyu Zhang
    Women s College Research Institute, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Canada
    Cancer Res 68:2154-7. 2008
    ..We estimate that the CHEK2 1100delC allele is associated with an odds ratio of 2.6 for breast cancer, which corresponds to a lifetime risk of approximately 24% in Ontario...
  80. pmc Ovarian cancer risk is associated with a common variant in the promoter sequence of the mismatch repair gene MLH1
    Ian Harley
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Gynecol Oncol 109:384-7. 2008
    ..We sought to establish whether or not this polymorphic variant also predisposes to ovarian cancer...
  81. ncbi request reprint The CYP1A2 genotype modifies the association between coffee consumption and breast cancer risk among BRCA1 mutation carriers
    Joanne Kotsopoulos
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, Women s College Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:912-6. 2007
    ..This study suggests that caffeine protects against breast cancer in women with a BRCA1 mutation and illustrates the importance of integrating individual genetic variability when assessing diet-disease associations...
  82. ncbi request reprint Reproductive risk factors for ovarian cancer in carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations: a case-control study
    John R McLaughlin
    Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Lancet Oncol 8:26-34. 2007
    ..We aimed to assess the effect of these three risk factors, and of tubal ligation, on the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes...
  83. pmc Hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 mutation carriers
    Andrea Eisen
    Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1361-7. 2008
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Taxonomic characterization of two marine peritrichous ciliates, Epicarchesium corlissi n. sp. and Pseudovorticella jiangi n. sp. (Ciliophora: Peritrichia), from northern China
    Ping Sun
    Laboratory of Protozoology, KLM, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China
    Eur J Protistol 42:281-9. 2006
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Taxonomic characterization of Vorticella fuscaPrecht, 1935 and Vorticella parapulchella n. sp., two marine peritrichs (Ciliophora, Oligohymenophorea) from China
    Ping Sun
    Laboratory of Protozoology, KLM, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266003, China
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 53:348-57. 2006
    ..The infundibular infraciliature of V. parapulchella is extremely unusual in having infundibular polykinety 3 reduced to two rows, one of which has almost disappeared...
  86. ncbi request reprint The role of reexcision for positive margins in optimizing local disease control after breast-conserving surgery for cancer
    Dalal Aziz
    Department of Surgery and Biostatistics, Centre for Research in Women s Health, Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Breast J 12:331-7. 2006
    ..Reexcision to clear involved margins is an important surgical intervention for both younger and older women...
  87. ncbi request reprint Salpingo-oophorectomy and the risk of ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation
    Amy Finch
    Centre for Research in Women s Health, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 296:185-92. 2006
    ..Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation are often advised to undergo preventive oophorectomy. The effectiveness of this intervention has not been prospectively evaluated in a large cohort...
  88. ncbi request reprint Screening mammography and risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers: a case-control study
    Steven A Narod
    Centre for Research on Women s Health, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Lancet Oncol 7:402-6. 2006
    ..We aimed to assess whether exposure to ionising radiation through mammography screening was associated with risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers...
  89. ncbi request reprint Association of PINK1 and DJ-1 confers digenic inheritance of early-onset Parkinson's disease
    Beisha Tang
    National Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410078, China
    Hum Mol Genet 15:1816-25. 2006
    ..This study reports the first case of autosomal recessive PD with digenic inheritance and demonstrates that DJ-1 and PINK1 physically associate and collaborate to protect cells against stress via complex formation...
  90. ncbi request reprint Estrogen receptor status in BRCA1- and BRCA2-related breast cancer: the influence of age, grade, and histological type
    William D Foulkes
    Departments of Oncology, Sir M B Davis Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin Cancer Res 10:2029-34. 2004
    ..The relationship between ER status and other clinical features of hereditary breast cancers has not been well studied...