Joel L Weissfeld

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the randomized prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial: added yield from a second screening examination
    Joel L Weissfeld
    UPMC Cancer Pavilion POB II, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:280-9. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the PLCO cancer screening trial: results from the baseline screening examination of a randomized trial
    Joel L Weissfeld
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:989-97. 2005
  3. pmc A case-cohort study of human herpesvirus 8 seropositivity and incident prostate cancer in Tobago
    Alicia C McDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, A542 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15261, USA
    Infect Agent Cancer 6:25. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin are associated with the presence and advancement of adenomatous polyps
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Gastroenterology 129:464-75. 2005
  5. pmc Radiographic emphysema predicts low bone mineral density in a tobacco-exposed cohort
    JESSICA BON
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:885-90. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Baseline mammographic breast density and the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women participating in the NSABP study of tamoxifen and raloxifene (STAR)
    Reena S Cecchini
    NSABP Biostatistical Center, One Sterling Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 5:1321-9. 2012
  7. pmc Polymorphisms in NAT2 and GSTP1 are associated with survival in oral and oropharyngeal cancer
    Jesse D Troy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:505-11. 2013
  8. pmc CYP2A6 genotype and smoking behavior in current smokers screened for lung cancer
    Mindi A Styn
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 48:490-4. 2013
  9. pmc Genetic variability in DNA repair and cell cycle control pathway genes and risk of smoking-related lung cancer
    Shama C Buch
    Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Mol Carcinog 51:E11-20. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Physicians encouraging colorectal screening: a randomized controlled trial of enhanced office and patient management on compliance with colorectal cancer screening
    Bruce S Ling
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:47-55. 2009

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Publications61

  1. pmc Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the randomized prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial: added yield from a second screening examination
    Joel L Weissfeld
    UPMC Cancer Pavilion POB II, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:280-9. 2012
    ..We report outcomes from the PLCO screening FSG program and evaluate the increased yield produced by a second FSG...
  2. ncbi request reprint Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the PLCO cancer screening trial: results from the baseline screening examination of a randomized trial
    Joel L Weissfeld
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:989-97. 2005
    ..Here we report findings from the baseline screening flexible sigmoidoscopy examination...
  3. pmc A case-cohort study of human herpesvirus 8 seropositivity and incident prostate cancer in Tobago
    Alicia C McDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, A542 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15261, USA
    Infect Agent Cancer 6:25. 2011
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  4. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-I and insulin are associated with the presence and advancement of adenomatous polyps
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Gastroenterology 129:464-75. 2005
    ..We evaluated the relationship of insulin, IGF-I, insulin-like growth factor binding protein (IGFBP) 3, and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in subjects with adenomatous polyps, the precursor lesion of colorectal cancer...
  5. pmc Radiographic emphysema predicts low bone mineral density in a tobacco-exposed cohort
    JESSICA BON
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 183:885-90. 2011
    ..Whereas emphysema has been independently associated with vascular disease and other comorbidities, its association with BMD has not been well studied...
  6. doi request reprint Baseline mammographic breast density and the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women participating in the NSABP study of tamoxifen and raloxifene (STAR)
    Reena S Cecchini
    NSABP Biostatistical Center, One Sterling Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 5:1321-9. 2012
    ....
  7. pmc Polymorphisms in NAT2 and GSTP1 are associated with survival in oral and oropharyngeal cancer
    Jesse D Troy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:505-11. 2013
    ..Functional polymorphisms in drug metabolizing enzymes (DMEs) may be determinants of survival in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OOSCC)...
  8. pmc CYP2A6 genotype and smoking behavior in current smokers screened for lung cancer
    Mindi A Styn
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 48:490-4. 2013
    ..016). Reduced metabolism genotypes appeared unrelated to quitting. Though related to smoking dose, CYP2A6 may not influence cessation...
  9. pmc Genetic variability in DNA repair and cell cycle control pathway genes and risk of smoking-related lung cancer
    Shama C Buch
    Center for Clinical Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Mol Carcinog 51:E11-20. 2012
    ..Additionally, combining genotype information for SNPs in these pathways may assist in classifying current and ex-cigarette smokers according to lung cancer risk...
  10. doi request reprint Physicians encouraging colorectal screening: a randomized controlled trial of enhanced office and patient management on compliance with colorectal cancer screening
    Bruce S Ling
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:47-55. 2009
    ..Colorectal cancer screening is underused. Our objective was to evaluate methods for promoting colorectal cancer screening in primary care practice...
  11. doi request reprint Colorectal cancers not detected by screening flexible sigmoidoscopy in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 75:612-20. 2012
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity as a mediator of survival disparity between younger and older women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer
    Su Yon Jung
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Hypertension 59:205-11. 2012
    ..The study findings suggest that hypertension should be included in the comorbidity information for decision-making support programs...
  13. pmc Utilization of surveillance colonoscopy in community practice
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2582, USA
    Gastroenterology 138:73-81. 2010
    ..The burden and cost of surveillance colonoscopy are significant. The aim of this study was to examine the use of surveillance colonoscopy on a community-wide basis...
  14. pmc Smoking behavior 1 year after computed tomography screening for lung cancer: Effect of physician referral for abnormal CT findings
    Mindi A Styn
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:3484-9. 2009
    ..Focusing on outcomes related to the reporting of CT abnormality, we examined the natural history of smoking in the Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study...
  15. pmc Colorectal-cancer incidence and mortality with screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    N Engl J Med 366:2345-57. 2012
    ..The benefits of endoscopic testing for colorectal-cancer screening are uncertain. We evaluated the effect of screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy on colorectal-cancer incidence and mortality...
  16. pmc The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS): outcomes within 3 years of a first computed tomography scan
    David O Wilson
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:956-61. 2008
    ..The role of computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer is controversial, currently under study, and not yet fully elucidated...
  17. pmc Genetic variation in ESR2 and estrogen receptor-beta expression in lung tumors
    Ji Young Song
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:518-22. 2013
    ..To investigate the association between inherited variation in the estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) gene (ESR2) and ERβ lung tumor expression, a phenotype that possibly affects survival differently in men and women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Using the transtheoretical model to stage screening behavior for colorectal cancer
    Jeanette M Trauth
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Health Educ Behav 30:322-36. 2003
    ..This study appears to be one of the first applications of this theory to understanding CRC screening behavior in a community intervention...
  19. ncbi request reprint Adherence to repeat screening flexible sigmoidoscopy in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial
    Joel L Weissfeld
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 94:2569-76. 2002
    ..In the current prospective study, the authors used adherence to repeat testing to assess the acceptability of screening flexible sigmoidoscopy...
  20. pmc Case-control study of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in whites and genetic variation in eight metabolic enzymes
    Shama C Buch
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Head Neck 30:1139-47. 2008
    ..Genetic variation in xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes may explain differing susceptibilities to the cancer causing effects of tobacco and alcohol...
  21. pmc Quantitative computed tomography analysis, airflow obstruction, and lung cancer in the pittsburgh lung screening study
    David O Wilson
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 6:1200-5. 2011
    ..To study the relationship between emphysema, airflow obstruction, and lung cancer in a high-risk population, we performed quantitative analysis of screening computed tomography (CT) scans...
  22. pmc ADRB2 gene variants, dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry body composition, and hypertension in Tobago men of African descent
    Tracey Samantha Beason
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Metabolism 60:698-705. 2011
    ..50). In a high-obesity and high-hypertension risk population with ancestry in common with African Americans, genetic variation defined by 2 common ADRB2 amino acid substitutions was not associated with body composition or hypertension...
  23. pmc Lung cancer serum biomarker discovery using label-free liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
    Xuemei Zeng
    Mass Spectrometry Platform, Cancer Biomarkers Facility, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 6:725-34. 2011
    ..Given the clinical burden from lung cancer and the relatively favorable survival associated with early-stage lung cancer, biomarkers for early detection of lung cancer are of important potential clinical benefit...
  24. pmc Age-period-cohort analysis of cancers not related to tobacco, screening, or HIV: sex and race differences
    Yueh Ying Han
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1227-36. 2010
    ..To identify trends in a residual category of cancers not typically associated with tobacco, screening, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
  25. ncbi request reprint Yield of advanced adenoma and cancer based on polyp size detected at screening flexible sigmoidoscopy
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani 15213 2582, USA
    Gastroenterology 131:1683-9. 2006
    ..To examine the yield at colonoscopy when a given size lesion is observed, we assessed the yield of advanced adenoma and cancer at colonoscopy based on the size of the abnormality detected at flexible sigmoidoscopy (FSG)...
  26. ncbi request reprint High bone density is associated with prostate cancer in older Afro-Caribbean men: Tobago prostate survey
    Clareann H Bunker
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:1083-9. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that bone mineral density (BMD), a possible surrogate of lifetime exposure to hormone/growth factor/vitamin D/calcium exposure, is higher in prostate cancer cases than controls...
  27. pmc Childhood passive smoke exposure is associated with adult head and neck cancer
    Jesse D Troy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 37:417-23. 2013
    ..Passive smoke is carcinogenic but its association with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is uncertain...
  28. doi request reprint Factors associated with mortality after breast cancer metastasis
    Su Yon Jung
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, 714 Parran Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 23:103-12. 2012
    ..The purpose of the present study was to identify factors related to survival in breast cancer patients after diagnosis with metastatic disease...
  29. doi request reprint Serum biomarker profiles as diagnostic tools in lung cancer
    Brian M Nolen
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cancer Biomark 10:3-12. 2011
    ..A minimally-invasive biomarker-based test that could further characterize CT-positive patients based on risk of malignancy would greatly enhance its clinical efficacy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and the risk for developing invasive breast cancer among high-risk women in NSABP P-1 and STAR breast cancer prevention trials
    Reena S Cecchini
    National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project NSABP Operations and Biostatistical Center, One Sterling Plaza, 201 N Craig St, Suite 350, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 5:583-92. 2012
    ....
  31. pmc Association of radiographic emphysema and airflow obstruction with lung cancer
    David O Wilson
    Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 178:738-44. 2008
    ..To study the relationship between emphysema and/or airflow obstruction and lung cancer in a high-risk population...
  32. pmc Comparison of survival outcomes between patients with malignant mixed mullerian tumors and high-grade endometrioid, clear cell, and papillary serous endometrial cancers
    Ashley Sinclair Felix
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecologic Oncology, Magee Women s Hospital of UPMC Health System, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 21:877-84. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to compare recurrence-free survival (RFS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and overall survival (OS) among EC subtypes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Results of repeat sigmoidoscopy 3 years after a negative examination
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    JAMA 290:41-8. 2003
    ..The necessary frequency of endoscopic colorectal cancer screening after a negative examination is uncertain...
  34. pmc Use of fertility drugs and risk of ovarian cancer: results from a U.S.-based case-control study
    Michelle L Kurta
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:1282-92. 2012
    ..We used data from a large case-control study to determine whether fertility drug use significantly impacts ovarian cancer risk when taking into account parity, gravidity, and cause of infertility...
  35. pmc Effects of ERCC2 Lys751Gln (A35931C) and CCND1 (G870A) polymorphism on outcome of advanced-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck are treatment dependent
    Shilong Zhong
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute with Center for Clinical Pharmacology, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:2429-37. 2011
    ..By grouping patients according to stage and radiation treatment, we compared SCCHN survival with regard to ERCC2 A35931C (Lys751Gln, rs13181) and CCND1 G870A (Pro241Pro, rs9344) genotypes...
  36. pmc The impact of genetic variation in DRD2 and SLC6A3 on smoking cessation in a cohort of participants 1 year after enrollment in a lung cancer screening study
    Mindi A Styn
    Department of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:254-61. 2009
    ..The association between DRD2 TaqIA and smoking cessation supports the hypothesis that genetic variation in the dopamine pathway influences smoking cessation...
  37. pmc A multiplexed serum biomarker immunoassay panel discriminates clinical lung cancer patients from high-risk individuals found to be cancer-free by CT screening
    William L Bigbee
    Mass Spectrometry Platform, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 7:698-708. 2012
    ..Clinical decision making in the setting of computed tomography (CT) screening could benefit from accessible biomarkers that help predict the level of lung cancer risk in high-risk individuals with indeterminate pulmonary nodules...
  38. ncbi request reprint Informed decision-making and colorectal cancer screening: is it occurring in primary care?
    Bruce S Ling
    VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Care 46:S23-9. 2008
    ..The degree to which providers communicate the information necessary to prepare patients for participation in this process is not known...
  39. ncbi request reprint Relationship of visceral adipose tissue to recurrence of adenomatous polyps
    David A Sass
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:687-93. 2004
    ..The aim of this investigation was to determine whether VAT is associated with recurrence of adenomatous polyps, the precursor to colorectal cancer...
  40. pmc The influence of radiographic phenotype and smoking status on peripheral blood biomarker patterns in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Jessica M Bon
    Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e6865. 2009
    ..A cross-sectional study was performed to examine the association of serum biomarkers with radiographic airway and parenchymal phenotypes of COPD...
  41. ncbi request reprint Analysis of colorectal cancer occurrence during surveillance colonoscopy in the dietary Polyp Prevention Trial
    Ajay Pabby
    Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:385-91. 2005
    ..Systematic evaluation of CRC detected after colonoscopy could identify ways to improve the quality and the outcome of colonoscopy...
  42. pmc Dietary iron, iron homeostatic gene polymorphisms and the risk of advanced colorectal adenoma and cancer
    Elizabeth H Ruder
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 4051 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Carcinogenesis 35:1276-83. 2014
    ..Future studies should target the specific genes and SNPs for which the association was significant prior to multiple comparison correction...
  43. ncbi request reprint Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma polymorphism, body mass and prostate cancer risk: evidence for gene-environment interaction
    Joseph M Zmuda
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Oncology 70:185-9. 2006
    ..Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma has been implicated in prostate cancer. In the present case-control study, we tested if a common Pro12Ala polymorphism in PPAR-gamma is associated with the risk of prostate cancer...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary nodule detection with low-dose CT of the lung: agreement among radiologists
    Joseph K Leader
    Department of Radiology, Imaging Research Division, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Halket St, Ste 4200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 185:973-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of our study was to assess relative intra- and interobserver agreement in detecting pulmonary nodules when interpreting low-dose chest CT screening examinations...
  45. pmc Factors associated with Type I and Type II endometrial cancer
    Ashley S Felix
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 4 C, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1851-6. 2010
    ..We investigated risk factors for Type II (n = 176) vs. Type I (n = 1,576) endometrial cancer (EC) in cases treated at Magee-Womens Hospital between 1996 and 2008...
  46. doi request reprint Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and serum total estradiol in postmenopausal women
    Alana G Hudson
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:680-7. 2008
    ..These cross-sectional findings suggest that NSAID use may be associated with lower circulating estradiol levels, potentially representing one mechanism through which NSAIDs exert protective effects on breast cancer...
  47. pmc Expression of EGFR, VEGF, and NOTCH1 suggest differences in tumor angiogenesis in HPV-positive and HPV-negative head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
    Jesse D Troy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, A516 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
    Head Neck Pathol 7:344-55. 2013
    ..12, P = 0.57). NOTCH1 was not associated with EGFR (P > 0.05). Our results are suggestive of heterogeneity in HNSCC angiogenesis. Future studies should explore angiogenesis mechanisms in HPV-positive and HPV-negative HNSCC. ..
  48. ncbi request reprint A population-based, community estimate of total colon examination: the impact on compliance with screening for colorectal cancer
    Robert E Schoen
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 97:446-51. 2002
    ..In a population-based survey we determined the prevalence and validated the self-reporting of TCE and assessed its impact on compliance with screening...
  49. ncbi request reprint Transvaginal ultrasound measurement of endometrial thickness as a biomarker for estrogen exposure
    Anita S Y Sit
    Graduate School of Public Health, Magee Women s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1459-65. 2004
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy formulations and risk of epithelial ovarian carcinoma
    Anita S Y Sit
    Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 86:118-23. 2002
    ..The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of various HRT formulations and their characteristics of use on the risk of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC)...
  51. doi request reprint The effect of delays in treatment for breast cancer metastasis on survival
    Su Yon Jung
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, Epidemiology Data Coordinating Center, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, 127 Parran Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 130:953-64. 2011
    ..The findings of this study support targeted efforts to ensure prompt treatment initiation in patients diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer...
  52. pmc Generational risks for cancers not related to tobacco, screening, or treatment in the United States
    Yueh Ying Han
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Cancer 116:940-8. 2010
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Association of physical activity and visceral adipose tissue in older women and men
    Steven E Riechman
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obes Res 10:1065-73. 2002
    ..However, few investigations used computed tomography (CAT) scanning for precise measures of abdominal fat...
  54. ncbi request reprint Association of the EGFR intron 1 CA repeat length with lung cancer risk
    Weiping Zhang
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, SPORE in Lung Cancer, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 1863, USA
    Mol Carcinog 46:372-80. 2007
    ..Our study, which is preliminary, demonstrates for the first time that shorter EGFR-CA repeats associate with lung cancer risk. The number of EGFR-CA repeats identifies a possible susceptible population to lung cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between adipose tissue distribution and IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 in men and women
    Robert E Schoen
    Departments of Epidemiology, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 2582, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:581-6. 2002
    ..The lack of association between obesity and the IGF-1 axis suggests that the IGF-1 axis is not a likely mediator between VAT and disease...
  56. pmc Lung cancer serum biomarker discovery using glycoprotein capture and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry
    Xuemei Zeng
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Proteome Res 9:6440-9. 2010
    ..Strong positive correlations between glycopeptide mass chromatograms and ELISA-measured protein abundance was observed for all of the selected glycoproteins...
  57. pmc Nuclear vitamin D receptor expression is associated with improved survival in non-small cell lung cancer
    Malini Srinivasan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol 123:30-6. 2011
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Size and morphology of the trachea before and after lung volume reduction surgery
    Joseph K Leader
    Department of Radiology, Imaging Research Division, University of Pittsburgh, 300 Halket St, Ste 4200, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 183:315-21. 2004
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of lung volume reduction surgery on measured tracheal features...
  59. pmc Promoter methylation of RASSF1A and DAPK and mutations of K-ras, p53, and EGFR in lung tumors from smokers and never-smokers
    Yang Liu
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
    BMC Cancer 7:74. 2007
    ..We compare the results with the smoking status of the patients and the mutation status of the K-ras, p53, and EGFR genes determined previously on these same lung tumors...
  60. ncbi request reprint Detecting cholangiocarcinoma in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis
    Eduardo Siqueira
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 56:40-7. 2002
    ..Brush cytology and serum tumor markers (carcinoembryonic antigen, carbohydrate antigen 19-9 [CA19-9]) have been used to diagnose cholangiocarcinoma, but there are few data comparing their effectiveness...
  61. ncbi request reprint Non-cardiac findings on coronary electron beam computed tomography scanning
    Jeffrey G Schragin
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Thorac Imaging 19:82-6. 2004
    ..With the relatively high detection of significant, non-cardiac pathology in this increasingly common screening procedure, consideration should be given for radiologists to interpret the scans...