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The Data Management and Analysis Core for Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas


  • 2023

    Bhardwaj N, Herndon AT, Kuo YF, Porterfield LR. Text messaging intervention for Pap smear uptake: a single-institution study. Mhealth. 2023 Oct 19;9:34. doi: 10.21037/mhealth-23-11.

    PMID: 38023781

    Cicalese L, Westra JR, O'Connor CM, Kuo YF. Increased Risk of Malignancy with Immunosuppression: A Population-Based Analysis of Texas Medicare Beneficiaries. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Jun 11;15(12):3144. doi: 10.3390/cancers15123144.

    PMID: 37370754

    Lee WC, Digbeu BDE, Sallam HS, Serag H, Kuo YF. Outcomes of Medicare-covered diabetes self-management training for cancer survivors with diabetes. J Cancer Surviv. 2023 Nov 24. doi: 10.1007/s11764-023-01487-x. Epub ahead of print.

    PMID: 37999856

    Lee WC, Digbeu BDE, Serag H, Sallam H, Kuo YF. Utilization of diabetes self-management program among breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors: Using 2006-2019 Texas Medicare data. PLoS One. 2023 Jul 27;18(7):e0289268. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0289268.

    PMID: 37498914; PMCID: PMC10374119.

    Liu Z, Shan Y, Kuo YF, Giordano SH. Rural racial disparities and barriers in mammography utilization among Medicare beneficiaries in Texas: A longitudinal study. Geriatr Nurs. 2023 Nov 13;55:14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2023.10.019. Epub ahead of print.

    PMID: 37967477

    Liu Z, Kuo YF, Giordano SH. Disparities in screening mammography utilization among Hispanic women in rural Texas from 2002 to 2018. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Nov;34(11):963-971. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01738-3. Epub 2023 Jun 24.

    PMID: 37354321

    Lopez DS, Kim H, Polychronopoulou E, Torres-Sanchez LE, Villasante-Tezanos A, Baillargeon J, Canfield S, Kuo YF. Use of weight loss medications in relation with prostate, colorectal and male breast cancers among older men: SEER-Medicare 2007-2015. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2023 Sep;149(11):8255-8265. doi: 10.1007/s00432-023-04778-z. Epub 2023 Apr 17.

    PMID: 37067547; PMCID: PMC10702173

    Lopez DS, Mulla JS, El Haddad D, Tahashilder MI, Polychronopolou E, Baillargeon J, Kuo YF, Gilani S, Khalife WI. Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Relation With Cardiovascular Disease in Cisgender Women and Transgender People. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2023 Nov 17;108(12):e1515-e1523. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgad388.

    PMID: 37392459; PMCID: PMC10655536.

    Nicot-Cartsonis MS, Digbeu BDE, Raji MA, Kuo YF. Disparities in Late-Stage Breast and Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Among Hispanic, Non-Hispanic White, and Non-Hispanic Black Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study of Texas Medicare Beneficiaries. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023 Dec;10(6):3168-3177. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01491-4. Epub 2022 Dec 27.

    PMID: 36575329; PMCID: PMC9794104

    Ramirez F, Riva H, Digbeu B, Samaniego M, Fernandez L, Mansour S, Vasquez R, Lopez DS, Chacon J. Effects of treatment methods on cutaneous melanoma related mortality and all-cause mortality in Texas: TCR-Medicare 2007-2017 database. Cancer Causes Control. 2023 Sep 13. doi: 10.1007/s10552-023-01780-1. Epub ahead of print.

    PMID: 37702966
  • 2022

    Andring LM, Diao K, Sun S, Patel M, Whitman GJ, Schlembach P, Arzu I, Joyner MM, Shaitelman SF, Hoffman K, Stauder MC, Smith BD, Woodward WA. Locoregional Management and Prognostic Factors in Breast Cancer with Ipsilateral Internal Mammary and Axillary Lymph Node Involvement. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Jul 1;113(3):552-560. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2022.02.037. Epub 2022 Mar 4. 

    PMID: 35248602

    Boyce-Fappiano D, Liao K, Miller C, Peterson SK, Elting LS, Guadagnolo BA. Greater preferences for death in hospital and mechanical ventilation at the end of life among non-whites recently diagnosed with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Nov;29(11):6555-6564. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06226-5. Epub 2021 Apr 29. 

    PMID: 33913005

    Bruera S, Lei X, Blau B, Zhao H, Deswal A, Yazdany J, Giordano SH, Suarez-Almazor ME. Postoperative Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. ACR Open Rheumatol. 2022 Jun;4(6):511-519. doi: 10.1002/acr2.11424. Epub 2022 Mar 16. 

    PMID: 35294107 

    Corrigan KL, Lei X, Ahmad N, Arzu I, Bloom E, Chun SG, Goodman C, Hoffman KE, Joyner M, Mayo L, Mitchell M, Nead KT, Perkins GH, Reed V, Reddy JP, Schlembach P, Shaitelman SF, Stauder MC, Strom EA, Tereffe W, Wiederhold L, Woodward WA, Smith BD. Adoption of Ultrahypofractionated Radiation Therapy in Patients with Breast Cancer. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2021 Dec 24;7(2):100877. doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2021.100877. 

    PMID: 35387420

    Diao K, Andring LM, Barcenas CH, Singh P, Carisa Le-Petross H, Reed VK, Reddy JP, Bloom ES, Ahmad NR, Mayo LL, Perkins GH, Mitchell MP, Nead KT, Tereffe W, Smith BD, Woodward WA. Contemporary Outcomes After Multimodality Therapy in Patients with Breast Cancer Presenting With Ipsilateral Supraclavicular Node Involvement. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Jan 1;112(1):66-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.08.026. Epub 2021 Oct 25. 

    PMID: 34710521

    De B, Fu S, Chen YS, Das P, Ku K, Maroongroge S, Woodhouse KD, Hoffman KE, Nguyen QN, Reed VK, Chen AB, Koong AC, Smith BD, Smith GL. Patient, physician, and policy factors underlying variation in use of telemedicine for radiation oncology cancer care. Cancer Med. 2022 May;11(10):2096-2105. doi: 10.1002/cam4.4555. Epub 2022 Mar 16. 

    PMID: 35297210

    Hanson SE, Lei X, Roubaud MS, DeSnyder SM, Caudle AS, Shaitelman SF, Hoffman KE, Smith GL, Jagsi R, Peterson SK, Smith BD. Long-term Quality of Life in Patients with Breast Cancer After Breast Conservation vs Mastectomy and Reconstruction. JAMA Surg. 2022 Jun 1;157(6):e220631. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2022.0631. Epub 2022 Jun 8. 

    PMID: 35416926

    Huepenbecker SP, Fu S, Sun CC, Zhao H, Primm KM, Giordano SH, Meyer LA. Medicaid expansion and 2-year survival in women with gynecologic cancer:  a difference-in-difference analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Apr 29:S0002-9878(22)00326-X. 

    PMID:  35500609

    Huepenbecker SP, Sun CC, Fu S, Zhao H, He W, Primm K, Giordano SH, Meyer LA. Temporal trends of healthcare system use between symptomatic presentation and ovarian cancer diagnosis in the United States. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2022 Jul 4;32(7):899-905. doi: 10.113 6/ijgc-2021-003219.


    Karuturi MS, Giordano SH, Hoover DS, Volk RJ, Housten AJ. Exploring and supporting older women's chemotherapy decision-making in early-stage breast cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2022 Mar;13(2):170-175. doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.11.018. Epub 2021 Dec 23. 

    PMID: 34955445
    Lin SH, Liao K, Lei X, Verma V, Shaaban S, Lee P, Chen AB, Koong AC, Hoftstetter WL, Frank SJ, Liao Z, Shih YCT, Giordano SH, Smith GL. Health care resource utilization for esophageal cancer using proton versus photon radiation therapy. Int J Part Ther. 2022 Jun 23;91(1):18-27. PMID:  35774487

    Lopez DS, Malagaris I, Polychronopoulou E, Tsilidis KK, Milani SA, Kristen Peek M, Villasante-Tezanos A, Alzweri L, Baillargeon J, Kuo YF, Canfield S. Metformin and testosterone replacement therapy inversely associated with hormone-associated cancers (prostate, colorectal and male breast cancers) among older White and Black men. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2022 Dec;97(6):792-803. doi: 10.1111/cen.14803. Epub 2022 Aug 8.

    PMID: 35902376; PMCID: PMC9637746.

    Lopez DS, Kim H, Polychronopoulou E, Taha S, Tsilidis KK, Villasante-Tezanos A, Peek MK, Gilani S, Khera M, Baillargeon J, Kuo YF, Canfield S. Joint association of statins and testosterone replacement therapy with cardiovascular disease among older men with prostate cancer: SEER-Medicare 2007-2015. Cancer Epidemiol. 2022 Aug;79:102172. doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2022.102172. Epub 2022 May 4.

    PMID: 35523034; PMCID: PMC9288979.

    Lowenstein LM, Nishi SPE, Lopez-Olivo, MA, Crocker LC, Choi N, Kim B, Shih YT, Volk RJ. Smoking cessation services and shared decision-making practices among lung cancer screening facilities. A cross-sectional study. Cancer. 2022 May 15;128(10):1967-1975.

    PMID:  35157302

    Lu Z, Zhang N, Giordano SH, Zhao H. Opioid use and associated factors among pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2015. Cancer Med. 2022 Jun;11(11):2296-2307. doi: 10.1002/cam4.4610. Epub 2022 Feb 23. 

    PMID: 35199472

    Maroongroge S, Wallington DG, Taylor PA, Zhu D, Guadagnolo BA, Smith BD, Yu JB, Ballas LK. Geographic Access to Radiation Therapy Facilities in the United States. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Mar 1;112(3):600-610. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.10.144. Epub 2021 Nov 8. 

    PMID: 34762972

    Maldonado JA, Fu S, Chen YS, Acquati C, Yabroff KR, Banegas MP, Chang S, Conti RM, Checka CM, Peterson SK, Advani P, Ku K, Jagsi R, Giordano SH, Volk RJ, Shih YT, Smith GL. Sensitivity of Psychosocial Distress Screening to Identify Cancer Patients at Risk for Financial Hardship During Care Delivery. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Dec;17(12):e1856-e1865. doi: 10.1200/OP.20.01009. Epub 2021 May 27. 

    PMID: 34043452

    Oke O, Niu J, Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Giordano SH. Adjuvant tamoxifen adherence in men with early-stage breast cancer. Cancer. 2022 Jan 1;128(1):59-64. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33899. Epub 2021 Oct 1. 

    PMID: 34597415

    Polychronopoulou E, Giordano SH, Chou LN, Yu X, Kuo YF. Signal Detection of Adverse Events Associated with Trastuzumab in a Cohort of Elderly Patients with Breast Cancer. Oncologist. 2022 Jun 8;27(6):434-440. doi: 10.1093/oncolo/oyac059.



    Sosa A, Lei X, Woodward WA, Chavez Mac Gregor M, Lucci A, Giordano SH, Nead KT. Trends in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies in Patients With Inflammatory Breast Cancer in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Feb 1;5(2):e2148021. doi: 10.1001 /jamanetworkopen.2021.48021.

    PMID: 35147686


    Suarez-Almazor ME, Pundole X, Cabanillas G, Lei X, Zhao H, Elting LS, Lopez-Olivo MA, Giordano SH. Association of Bone Mineral Density Testing with Risk of Major Osteoporotic Fractures Among Older Men Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy to Treat Localized or Regional Prostate Cancer. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Apr 1;5(4):e225432. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.5432. 

    PMID: 35363269

    Swanick CW, Jiang J, Maldonado JA, Lei X, Shih YT, Caudle AS, Baumann DP, Giordano SH, Shaitelman SF, Shirvani SM, Smith BD. Differences in Time Burden across Local Therapy Strategies for Early-stage Breast Cancer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Nov 4;9(11):e3904. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000003904. 

    PMID: 34745797

    Weng JK, Lei X, Schlembach P, Bloom ES, Shaitelman SF, Arzu IY, Chronowski G, Dvorak T, Grade E, Hoffman K, Perkins G, Reed VK, Shah SJ, Stauder MC, Strom EA, Tereffe W, Woodward WA, Hortobagyi GN, Hunt KK, Buchholz TA, Smith BD. Five-year longitudinal analysis of patient-reported outcomes and cosmesis in a randomized trial of conventionally fractionated versus hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Oct 1;111(2):360-370. 

    PMID:  33992718

    Zhang C, Lei X, Yabroff KR, Deswal A, Raval K, Plichta JK, Advani PS, Giordano SH, Smith BD. Association of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Initiation and Completion With SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Receipt Among US Adolescents With Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Mar 1;8(3):358-360. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.7779. 

    PMID: 34889092

    Zhang C, Lei X, Yabroff KR, Deswal A, Raval K, Plichta JK, Advani PS, Giordano SH, Smith BD. Association of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Initiation and Completion With SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Receipt Among US Adolescents With Cancer. JAMA Oncol. 2022 Mar 1;8(3):358-360. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.7779. 

    PMID: 34889092
  • 2021

    Thompson MR, Niu J, Lei X, Nowakowska M. Wehner MR, Giordano SH, Nead KT. Association of endocrine therapy and dementia in women with breast cancer. Breast Cancer (Dove Med Press). 2021 Apr 7;13:219-224.  PMID: 33854369

    Nowakowska MK, Lei X, Thompson MT, Shaitelman SF, Wehner MR, Woodward WA, Giordano SH, Nead KT. Association of statin use with clinical outcomes in patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Cancer. 2021 Aug 3. 

    PMID: 34342892

    Goodwin JS, Li S. Clinician and patient characteristics associated with lung cancer screening following a shared decision-making visit. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Oct 1;3(10):e2021197. 

    PMID:  33074322

    Maki KG, Shete S, Volk RJ. Examining lung cancer screening utilization with public-use data:  Opportunities and challenges. Prev Med. 2021 Jun;147:106503. 

    PMID:  33675881

    Weng JK, Lei X, Schlembach P, Bloom ES, Shaitelman SF, Arzu IY, Chronowski G, Dvorak T, Grade E, Hoffman K, Perkins G, Reed VK, Shah SJ, Stauder MC, Strom EA, Tereffe W, Woodward WA, Hortobagyi GN, Hunt KK, Buchholz TA, Smith BD. Five-year longitudinal analysis of patient-reported outcomes and cosmesis in a randomized trial of conventionally fractionated versus hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Oct 1;111(2):360-370. 

    PMID:  33992718

    Yao CMKL, Fu S, Tam S, Kiong KL, Guo T, Zhao H, Giordano SH, Sturgis EM, Lewis CM. Impact of provider type and number of providers on surveillance testing among survivors of head and neck cancers. Cancer. 2021 May 15;127(10):1699-1711. 

    PMID:  33471396

    Tamirisa N, Lei X, Caudle AS, Giordano SH, Zhao H, Chavez-MacGregor M. Impact of SSO-ASTRO “No Ink on Tumor” guidelines on reexcision rates among older breast cancer patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jul;28(7):3703-3713.

    PMID:  33225394

    Tan N, Nishi S, Lowenstein LM, Mendoza T, Lopez-Olivo MA, Crocker LC, Sepucha K, Volk RJ. Impact of the shared decision-making process on lung cancer screening decisions. Cancer Med. 2022 Feb; 11(3):790-797. 

    PMID:  34964284

    Tang C, Lei X, Smith GL, Pan HY, Hoffman KE, Kumar R, Chapin BF, Shih YT, Frank SJ, Smith BD. Influence of geography on prostate cancer treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 Apr 1;109(5):1286-1295. 

    PMID:  33316361

    Grant S, Liao K, Miller C, Peterson S, Elting L, Guadagnolo BA. Lower levels of trust in the medical profession among white, younger, and more-educated individuals with cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2021 Apr 1; 44(4):150-157. 

    PMID:  33653973

    Lopez-Olivo MA, Maki KG, Choi NJ, Hoffman RM, Shih YT, Lowenstein LM, Hicklen RS, Volk RJ. Patient adherence to screening for lung cancer in the US:  a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Nov 2;3(11)e2025102. 

    PMID:  33196807

     Harrison RF, Fu S, Sun CS, Zhao H, Lu KH, Giordano SH, Meyer LA. Patient cost sharing during poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitor treatment in ovarian cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Jul;225(1):68.e1-68.e11. 

    PMID:  33549538

     Nelson DB, Niu J, Mitchell KG, Antonoff MD, Giordano SH, Hofstetter WL, Vaporciyan AA, Sepesi B, Mehran RJ, Rice DC. Perioperative opioid users who receive lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Cardiovas Surg. 2020 Feb;159(2):691-702. 

    PMID:  33003262

     Boyce-Fappiano D, Liao K, Miller C, Peterson SK, Elting L, Guadagnolo BA. Preferences for more aggressive end-of-life pharmacologic care among racial minorities in a large population-based cohort of cancer patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Sep;62(3):482-491. 

    PMID:  33556498

     Smith BD, Kuerer HM. Same-day breast cancer surgery and TARGIT-IORT:  Better than selective omission of radiotherapy? Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 May;28(5):2419-2420.

     PMID:  33452605

     Nishi SPE, Lowenstein LM, Mendoza TR, Olivo MAL, Crocker LC, Sepucha K, Niu J, Volk RJ. Shared decision-making for lung cancer screening:  How well are we “sharing”? Chest. 2021 Jul;160(1):330-340 

    PMID:  33556362


  • 2020

    Kiser KJ, Smith BD, Wang J, Fuller CD. “Après Mois, Le Déluge”:  Preparing for the coming data flood in the MRI-guided radiotherapy era. Front Oncol. 2019 Sept 30;9:983.

    PMID:  31632914

     Diao K, Smith BD. ASO Author Reflections:  Impact of surgical subspecialization in breast cancer-the case for fellowship training. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr;27(4):1023-1024.

    PMID:  31965367

     Harrison R, Zhao H, Sun CC, Fu S, Armbruster S, et al. Body mass index and attitudes towards health behaviors among women with endometrial cancer before and after treatment. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 Feb;30(2):187-192. 

    PMID:  31843871 

     Bruera S, Lei X, Zogala R, Pundole X, Zhao H, et al. Cervical cancer screening in women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2020 Aug 16. Doi:  10.1002/acr.24414.  

     PMID:  32799430 

    Kantor O, Niu J, Zhao H, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, et al. Comparative analysis of proposed strategies for incorporating biologic factors into breast cancer staging. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 July; 27(7):2229-2237.

    PMID:  31916091 

     Sharma M, Johnson ML, Zhao H, Giordano SH, Holmes HM. Concordance between electronic health record data and Medicare Part D claims data for oral anticancer drug use. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Apr 1;3(4):e203821.

    PMID:  32352527 

     Tang C, Lei X, Smith GL, Pan HY, Hess K, et al. Costs and complications after a diagnosis of prostate cancer treated with time-efficient modalities:  an analysis of national Medicare data. Pract Radiat Oncol. Jul-Aug 2020;10(4):282-292.

    PMID:  32298794 

    Smith-Graziani D, Lei X, Giordano SH, Zhao H, Karuturi M, et al. Delayed initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer. Cancer Med. 2020 Oct;9(1):6961-6971. 

    PMID:  32767723 

     Smith BD, Le X, Diao K, Xu Y, Shen Y, et al. Effect of surgeon factors on long-term patient-reported outcomes after breast-conserving therapy in older breast cancer survivors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr;27(4):1013-1022.

    PMID:  31916092 

     Elting LS, Lia KP, Giordano SH, Guadagnolo BA. Hospice enrollment among cancer patients in Texas covered by Medicare managed care and traditional fee-for-service plans:  a statewide population-based study. Support Cancer Care. 2020 Jul;28(7):3351-3359.

    PMID:  31760519 


     de Melo Gagliato D, Lei X, Giordano SH, Valero V, Barcenas CH, et al. Impact of delayed neoadjuvant systemic chemotherapy on overall survival among patients with breast cancer. Oncologist. 2020 Sep;25(9):749-757.

    PMID:  32431013

     Grant S, Liao K, Miller C, Peterson S, Elting LS, Guadagnolo BA. Lower levels of trust in the medical profession among white, younger, and more-educated individuals with cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2021 Mar 3. doi:  10.1097/COC.0000000000000771

    PMID:  33653973


     Smith BD, Goetz MP, Boughey JC. Multidisciplinary management of breast cancer with extensive regional nodal involvement. J Clin Oncon. 2020 Jul 10;38(20):2290-2298.

    PMID:  32442073


     Nelson DB, Niu J, Mitchell KG, Sepesi B, Hofstetter WL, et al. Persistent opioid use among the elderly after lung resection:  A SEER-Medicare study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jan;109(1):194-202.

    PMID:  31445908 

     Shen C, Thornton JD, Gu D, Dodge D, Zhou S, et al. Prolonged opioid use after surgery for early-stage breast cancer. Oncologist. 2020 Oct;25(10):e1574-e1582.

    PMID:  32390251 

     Mehta HB, Yong S, Sura S, Hughes BD, Kuo YF, et al. Development of comorbidity score for patients undergoing major surgery. Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec;54(5):1223-1232.

    PMID:  31576566

     Ost DE, Niu J, Zhao H, Grosu HB, Giordano SH. Quality gaps and comparative effectiveness research in lung cancer staging and diagnosis. Chest. 2020 May;157(5):1322-1345. 

    PMID:  31610159

     Suarez-Almazor ME, Herrera R, Lei X, Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, et al. Survival in older women with early stage breast cancer receiving low-dose bisphosphonates or densumab. Cancer. 2020 Sept 1;1265(17):3929-3938.

    PMID:  32573777 
  • 2019

     Yam C, Murthy RK, Rauch GM, Murray JL Walters RS, et al. A phase II study of imatinib mesylate and letrozole in patients with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer expressing c-kit or PDGFR-β. Invest New Drugs 2019 Dec;36(6):1103-1109.  


     Caudle AS, Smith BD. Do Internal Mammary Nodes Matter? Ann Surg Oncol. 2019;26(4):930-2. 


     Taylor JS, Zhang N, Rajan SS, Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Niu J, et al. How we use hospice: Hospice enrollment patterns and costs in elderly ovarian cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;152(3):452-8.   


     Fried DA, Sadeghi-Nejad H, Gu D, Zhou S, He W, Giordano SH, et al. Impact of serious mental illness on the treatment and mortality of older patients with locoregional high-grade (nonmetastatic) prostate cancer: retrospective cohort analysis of 49 985 SEER-Medicare patients diagnosed between 2006 and 2013. Cancer Med. 2019;8(5):2612-22. 


    Reddy JP, Pan HY, Pasalic D, Edwards T, Smith BD. Implementing an electronic data capture system to improve clinical workflow in a large academic radiation oncology practice. JCO Clin Cancer Inform 2018 Dec;2:1-12. doi:  10.1200/CCI.18.00034. 


     Advani PG, Lei X, Swanick CW, Xu Y, Shen Y, Goodwin NA, et al. Local Therapy Decisional Regret in Older Women With Breast Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019;104(2):383-91.  


     Karuturi MS, Lei X, Giordano SH, Sawnick CW, Smith BD. Long-term decision regret surrounding systemic therapy in older breast cancer survivors: A population-based survey study. J Geriatr Oncol. 2019.


    Shah R, Chou LN, Kuo YF, Raji MA. Long-Term Opioid Therapy in Older Cancer Survivors: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(5):945-52.  


     Suidan RS, He W, Sun CC, Zhao H, Smith GL, Klopp AH, et al. National trends, outcomes, and costs of radiation therapy in the management of low- and high-intermediate risk endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2019;152(3):439-44. 


     Christopherson K, Lei X, Barcenas C, Buchholz TA, Garg N, Hoffman KE, et al. Outcomes of Curative-Intent Treatment for Patients with Breast Cancer Presenting With Sternal or Mediastinal Involvement. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019;104(3):574-81. 



     Karuturi MS, Holmes HM, Lei X, Johnson M, Barcenas CH, Cantor SB, et al. Potentially inappropriate medications defined by STOPP criteria in older patients with breast and colorectal cancer. J Geriatr Oncol. 2019. 


     Ost DE, Zhao H, Giordano SH, Niu J, Grosu H. Quality gaps and comparative effectiveness in lung cancer staging and diagnosis. Chest 2019 Oct 12.


     Fang P, Jagsi R, He W, Lei X, Campbell EG, Giordano SH, et al. Rising and Falling Trends in the Use of Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy Near the End of Life in Older Patients with Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2019;37(20):1721-31.  


     Lowenstein LM, Deyter GMR, Nishi S, Wang T, Volk RJ. Shared decision-making conversations and smoking cessation interventions: critical components of low-dose CT lung cancer screening programs. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2018;7(3):254-71.  


     Sharma M, Holmes HM, Mehta HB, Chen H, Aparasu RR, Shih YT, et al. The concomitant use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and proton pump inhibitors: Prevalence, predictors, and impact on survival and discontinuation of therapy in older adults with cancer. Cancer. 2019;125(7):1155-62.  


     Shaitelman SF, Lei X, Thompson A, Schlembach P, Bloom ES, Arzu IY, et al. Three-year outcomes with hypofractionated versus conventionally fractionated whole-breast irradiation:  results of a randomized, noninferiority clinical trial. J Clin Oncol 2018 Oct 31: JCO1800317. 


     Suidan RS, He W, Sun CC, Zhao H, Rauh-Hain JA, Fleming ND, et al. Total and out-of-pocket costs of different primary management strategies in ovarian cancer. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Aug;221(2):136.e1-136.e9.  


     Logan JK, Jiang J, Shih YT, Lei X, Xu Y, et al. Trends in radiation for bone metastasis during a period of multiple national quality improvement initiatives. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Apr;15(4):e356-e368.    


     Nishi SPE, Zhou J, Kuo YF, Sharma G, Goodwin JS. Trends in tobacco cessation counseling codes among Medicare beneficiaries, 2001-2014. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Aug 5;19(1):548. 


     Nishi SPE, Zhou J, Okereke J, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Use of imaging and diagnostic procedures after low-dose CT screening for lung cancer. Chest. 2019 Sept 12. 


     Nishi S, Zhou J, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Use of Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose Computed Tomography in the Medicare Population. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2019;3(1):70-7.  


     Goodwin JS, Nishi S, Zhou J, Kuo YF. Use of the Shared Decision-Making Visit for Lung Cancer Screening Among Medicare Enrollees. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 May 1;179(5):716-718.   


     Wang JR, Nurgalieva Z, Fu S, Tam S, Zhao H, et al. Utilization of rehabilitation services in patients with head and neck cancer in the United States:  A SEER-Medicare analysis. Head Neck. 2019 Sep;41(9):3299-3308. 


  • 2018

    Fang P, He W, Gomez D, Hoffman KE, Smith BD, Giordano SH, Jagsi R, Smith GL. Racial disparities in guideline-concordant cancer care and mortality in the United States. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2018 May 4; 3(3):221-229.


    Goodwin, J. S., Li, S., Middleton, A., Ottenbacher, K., & Kuo, Y. F. (2018). Differences between skilled nursing facilities in risk of subsequent long-term care placement.J Am Geriatr Soc, 2019. doi:10.1111/jgs.15377


    Henry ML, Niu J, Zhang N, Giordano SH, Chavez-MacGregor M. Cardiotoxicity and cardiac monitoring among chemotherapy-treated breast cancer patients. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Aug; 11(8):1084-1093.


    Hirth JM, Hatch SS, Lin YL, Giordano SH, Silva HC, Kuo YF. Development and validation of algorithms to differentiate ductal carcinoma in situ from invasive breast cancer within administrative claims data. Cancer 2018 July 1; 124(3):2815-2823.


    Hoover DS, Pappadis MR, Housten AJ, Krishnan S, Weller SC, Giordano SH, Bevers TB, Goodwin JS, Volk RJ. Preferences for communicating about breast cancer screening among racially/ethnically diverse older women.Health Commun, 2018; 1-5. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1431026


    Karuturi MS, Holms HM, Lei X, Johnson M, Barcenas CH, Cantor SB, Gallick GE, Bast RC Jr, Giordano SH. Potentially inappropriate medication use in older patients with breast and colorectal cancer. Cancer 2018 July 15; 124(14):3000-3007.


    Kehl KL, Niu J. Chavez-MacGregor M, Giordano SH. Hospitalization by cytotoxic chemotherapy regimen among older women with stage IV breast cancer. Cancer 2018 Sept 28. Doi: 10.1002/cncr.31760 [Epub ahead of print]


    Manzano JM, Yang M, Zhao H, Elting LS, George MC, Luo R, Suarez-Almazor ME. Readmission patterns after GI cancer hospitalizations: The medical versus surgical patient.J Oncol Pract, 2018; 14(3), e137-e148. doi:10.1200/JOP.2017.026310.

    PMID: 29443648

    Mehta HB, Sura SD, Adhikari D, Andersen CR, Williams SB, Senagore AJ, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Adapting the Elixhauser comorbidity index for cancer patients.Cancer, 2018; 124(9), 2018-2025. doi:10.1002/cncr.31269.


    Meyer LA, He W, Sun CC, Zhao H, Wright AA, Suidan RS, Dottino J, Alejandro Rauh-Hain J, Lu KH, Giordano SH. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in elderly women with ovarian cancer: Rates of use and effectiveness. Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Sept; 150(3):451-459.


    Ost DE, Niu J, Zhao H, Grosu HB Giordano SH. Quality gaps and comparative effectiveness of management strategies for recurrent malignant pleural effusions.Chest, 153(2), 438-452. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.08.026.

    PMID: 28864054

    Pan HY, Jiang J, Hoffman KE, Tang C, Choi SL, Nguyen QN, Frank SJ, Anscher MS, Shih YT, Smith BD. Comparative toxicities and cost of intensity-modulated radiotherapy, proton radiation, and stereotactic body radiotherapy among younger men with prostate cancer.J Clin Oncol, 2018; JCO2017755371. doi:10.1200/JCO.2017.75.5371.


    Pappadis MR, Volk RJ, Krishnan S, Weller SC, Jaramillo E, Hoover DS, Giordano SH, Tan A, Sheffield KM, Housten AJ, Goodwin JS. Perceptions of Overdetection of Breast Cancer among Women 70 Years of Age and Older in the USA: A Mixed-methods Analysis.BMJ Open.2018;8:e022138. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022138

    BMJ e022138

    Rosenstock AS, Niu J, Giordano SH, Zhao H, Wolff AC, Chavez-MacGregor M. Acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome after adjuvant chemotherapy: A population-based study among older breast cancer patients.Cancer, 2018; 124(5), 899-906. doi:10.1002/cncr.31144.

    PMID: 29236294

    Swanick CW, Lei X, Iu Y, Shen Y, Goodwin NA, Smith GL, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Jagsi R, Shaitelman SF, Peterson SK, Smith BD. Long-term patient-reported outcomes in older breast cancer survivors: A population-based survey study.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2018; 100(4), 882-890. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.11.047.


    Tamirisa NP, Goodwin JS, Kandalam A, Linder SK, Weller S, Turrubiate S, Silva C, Riall TS.Patient and physician views of shared decision making in cancer.Health Expect 2018;, 20(6), 1248-1253. doi:10.1111/hex.12564

    Taylor JS, He W, Harrison R, Zhao H, Sun CC, Lu KH, Giordano SH, Meyer LA. Disparities in treatment and survival among elderly ovarian cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2018 22. Pii: S0090-8258(18)31175-5.


    van la Parra RFD, Liao K, Smith BD, Yang WT, Leung JWT, Giordano SH, Kuerer HM. Incidence and outcome of breast biopsy procedures during follow-up after treatment for breast cancer.JAMA Surg., 2018. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5572.


    Weiss A, Chavez-MacGregor M, Lichtensztajn DY, Yi M, Tadros A, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Mittendorf EA. Validation study of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Eighth Edition Prognostic Stage Compared with the anatomic stage in breast cancer.JAMA Oncol, 2018; 4(2), 203-209.doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2017.4298

    PMID: 29222540

    Zanwar, P., Lin, Y. L., Kuo, Y. F., & Goodwin, J. S. (2016). Downstream tests, treatments, and annual direct payments in older men cared for by primary care providers with high or low prostate-specific antigen screening rates using 100 percent Texas U.S. Medicare public insurance claims data: a retrospective cohort study.BMC Health Serv Res 2016; 16:17. doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1265-1.


  • 2017

    Chavez-MacGregor, M., Mittendorf, E. A., Clarke, C. A., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., Hunt, K. K., & Giordano, S. H. (2017). Incorporating Tumor Characteristics to the American Joint Committee on Cancer Breast Cancer Staging System. Oncologist. doi:10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0116


    Fang, P., He, W., Gomez, D. R., Hoffman, K. E., Smith, B. D., Giordano, S. H., . . . Smith, G. L. (2017). Influence of Age on Guideline-Concordant Cancer Care for Elderly Patients in the United States. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 98(4), 748-757. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.01.228


    Goodwin, J. S., Zhou, J., Kuo, Y. F., & Baillargeon, J. (2017). Risk of Jaw Osteonecrosis After Intravenous Bisphosphonates in Cancer Patients and Patients Without Cancer. Mayo Clin Proc, 92(1), 106-113. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.09.015

    Hoffman, A. S., Lowenstein, L. M., Kamath, G. R., Housten, A. J., Leal, V. B., Linder, S. K., . . . Volk, R. J. (2017). An entertainment-education colorectal cancer screening decision aid for African American patients: A randomized controlled trial. Cancer, 123(8), 1401-1408. doi:10.1002/cncr.30489 PMID28001305

    Huo J, Chu Y, Chamie K, Smaldone MC, Boorjian SA, Baillargeon JG, Kuo YF, Kerr P, O'Malley P, Orihuela E, Tyler DS, Freedland SJ, Giordano SH, Vikram R, Kamat AM, Williams SB. Increased Utilization of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Imaging and Its Economic Impact for Patients Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Jul 26. pii: S1558-7673(17)30215-X. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2017.07.018. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed

    Lyons, E. J., Swartz, M. C., Lewis, Z. H., Martinez, E., & Jennings, K. (2017). Feasibility and Acceptability of a Wearable Technology Physical Activity Intervention With Telephone Counseling for Mid-Aged and Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 5(3), e28. doi:10.2196/mhealth.6967 PMID28264796

    Mehta, H. B., Vargas, G. M., Adhikari, D., Dimou, F., & Riall, T. S. (2017). Comparative effectiveness of chemotherapy vs resection of the primary tumour as the initial treatment in older patients with Stage IV colorectal cancer. Colorectal Dis, 19(6), O210-O218. doi:10.1111/codi.13659

    Mittendorf, E. A., Chavez-MacGregor, M., Vila, J., Yi, M., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., Clarke, C. A., . . . Hunt, K. K. (2017). Bioscore: A Staging System for Breast Cancer Patients that Reflects the Prognostic Significance of Underlying Tumor Biology. Ann Surg Oncol. doi:10.1245/s10434-017-6009-x PMID28726077

    Nayak, P., Luo, R., Elting, L., Zhao, H., & Suarez-Almazor, M. E. (2017). Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Mortality of Elderly Patients Who Develop Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 69(1), 75-83. doi:10.1002/acr.22997

    Ninan, M. J., Liu, Y., Kuo, Y. F., & Goodwin, J. S. (2017). Hospitalization for Toxicity in Patients Treated With Rituximab. Am J Clin Oncol, 40(2), 125-132. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000127 PMID25238286

    Pasalic, D., Jiang, J., Jagsi, R., Giordano, S. H., & Smith, B. D. (2017). Association of Insurance Status with the Use of Immediate Breast Reconstruction in Women with Breast Cancer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 5(7), e1360. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000001360


    Shaitelman, S. F., Howell, R. M., & Smith, B. D. (2017). Effects of Smoking on Late Toxicity From Breast Radiation. J Clin Oncol, 35(15), 1633-1635. doi:10.1200/JCO.2017.72.2660


    Shen, C., Kehl, K. L., Zhao, B., Simon, G. R., Zhou, S., & Giordano, S. H. (2017). Utilization Patterns and Trends in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutation Testing Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer, 18(4), e233-e241. doi:10.1016/j.cllc.2016.11.002


    Suidan, R. S., He, W., Sun, C. C., Zhao, H., Ramondetta, L. M., Badgwell, B. D., . . . Meyer, L. A. (2017). Treatment Patterns, Outcomes, and Costs for Bowel Obstruction in Ovarian Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. doi:10.1097/IGC.0000000000000998


    Swartz, M. C., Lewis, Z. H., Lyons, E. J., Jennings, K., Middleton, A., Deer, R. R., . . . Goodwin, J. S. (2017). Effect of Home- and Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions on Physical Function Among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2017.03.017


    Taylor, J. S., Rajan, S. S., Zhang, N., Meyer, L. A., Ramondetta, L. M., Bodurka, D. C., . . . Giordano, S. H. (2017). End-of-Life Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Patients With Ovarian Cancer. J Clin Oncol, 35(16), 1829-1835. doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.70.2894


    Williams, S. B., Huo, J., Chamie, K., Smaldone, M. C., Kosarek, C. D., Fang, J. E., . . . Chapin, B. F. (2017). Discerning the survival advantage among patients with prostate cancer who undergo radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy: The limitations of cancer registry data. Cancer, 123(9), 1617-1624. doi:10.1002/cncr.30506


    Williams, S. B., Huo, J., Chapin, B. F., Smith, B. D., & Hoffman, K. E. (2017). Impact of urologists' ownership of radiation equipment in the treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. doi:10.1038/pcan.2017.9


    Williams, S. B., Huo, J., Dafashy, T. J., Ghaffary, C. K., Baillargeon, J. G., Morales, E. E., . . . Kamat, A. M. (2017). Survival differences among patients with bladder cancer according to sex: Critical evaluation of radical cystectomy use and delay to treatment. Urol Oncol, 35(10), 602 e601-602 e609. doi:10.1016/j.urolonc.2017.05.022


  • 2016

    Chavez-MacGregor, M., Clarke, C. A., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., & Giordano, S. H. (2016). Delayed Initiation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Patients With Breast Cancer. JAMA Oncol, 2(3), 322-329. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.3856


    Dimou, F., Sineshaw, H., Parmar, A. D., Tamirisa, N. P., Jemal, A., & Riall, T. S. (2016). Trends in Receipt and Timing of Multimodality Therapy in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg, 20(1), 93-103; discussion 103. doi:10.1007/s11605-015-2952-7


    Elting LS, Xu Y, Chavez-MacGregor M, Giordano SH. Granulocyte growth factor use in elderly patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the United States: adherence to guidelines and comparative effectiveness. J Supp. Care Cancer, 2016 Jan 324(6), 2695-2706.


    Esselen, K. M., Cronin, A. M., Bixel, K., Bookman, M. A., Burger, R. A., Cohn, D. E., . . . Wright, A. A. (2016). Use of CA-125 Tests and Computed Tomographic Scans for Surveillance in Ovarian Cancer. JAMA Oncol, 2(11), 1427-1433. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1842


    Goodwin, J. S., Sheffield, K., Li, S., & Tan, A. (2016). Receipt of Cancer Screening Is a Predictor of Life Expectancy. J Gen Intern Med, 31(11), 1308-1314. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3787-y


    Ho V, Ku-Goto MH, Zhao H, Hoffman E, Smith B, Giordano S. Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly. BMC Health Services Research, 2016 16:262 DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1534-z

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    Huo, J., Giordano, S. H., Smith, B. D., Shaitelman, S. F., & Smith, G. L. (2016). Contemporary Toxicity Profile of Breast Brachytherapy Versus External Beam Radiation After Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 94(4), 709-718. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.12.013


    Huo, J., Smith, B. D., Giordano, S. H., Reece, G. P., & Tina Shih, Y. C. (2016). A comparison of patient-centered economic and clinical outcomes of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction between obese and non-obese patients. Breast, 30, 118-124. doi:10.1016/j.breast.2016.09.004


    Kehl, K. L., Shen, C., Litton, J. K., Arun, B., & Giordano, S. H. (2016). Rates of BRCA1/2 mutation testing among young survivors of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 155(1), 165-173. doi:10.1007/s10549-015-3658-y


    Lewis, Z. H., Ottenbacher, K. J., Fisher, S. R., Jennings, K., Brown, A. F., Swartz, M. C., & Lyons, E. J. (2016). Testing Activity Monitors' Effect on Health: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial Among Older Primary Care Patients. JMIR Res Protoc, 5(2), e59. doi:10.2196/resprot.5454


    Lewis, Z. H., Swartz, M. C., & Lyons, E. J. (2016). What's the Point?: A Review of Reward Systems Implemented in Gamification Interventions. Games Health J, 5(2), 93-99. doi:10.1089/g4h.2015.0078


    Lin, S. H., Zhang, N., Godby, J., Wang, J., Marsh, G. D., Liao, Z., . . . Giordano, S. H. (2016). Radiation modality use and cardiopulmonary mortality risk in elderly patients with esophageal cancer. Cancer, 122(6), 917-928. doi:10.1002/cncr.29857


    Lowenstein, L. M., Richards, V. F., Leal, V. B., Housten, A. J., Bevers, T. B., Cantor, S. B., . . . Volk, R. J. (2016). A brief measure of Smokers' knowledge of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography. Prev Med Rep, 4, 351-356. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.07.008


    Lyons, E. J., Baranowski, T., Basen-Engquist, K. M., Lewis, Z. H., Swartz, M. C., Jennings, K., & Volpi, E. (2016). Testing the effects of narrative and play on physical activity among breast cancer survivors using mobile apps: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 16, 202. doi:10.1186/s12885-016-2244-y


    Mehta, H. B., Parmar, A. D., Adhikari, D., Tamirisa, N. P., Dimou, F., Jupiter, D., & Riall, T. S. (2016). Relative impact of surgeon and hospital volume on operative mortality and complications following pancreatic resection in Medicare patients. J Surg Res, 204(2), 326-334. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2016.05.008


    Meyer, L. A., Cronin, A. M., Sun, C. C., Bixel, K., Bookman, M. A., Cristea, M. C., . . . Wright, A. A. (2016). Use and Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Treatment of Ovarian Cancer. J Clin Oncol. doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.68.1239


    Nayak, P., Luo, R., Elting, L., Zhao, H., & Suarez-Almazor, M. E. (2016). Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Mortality of Elderly Patients who Develop Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). doi:10.1002/acr.22997


    Nayak, P., Vernon, S. W., Savas, L. S., Basen-Engquist, K., Morgan, R. O., & Elting, L. S. (2016). Functional Impairment and Physical Activity Adherence Among Gynecologic Cancer Survivors: A Population-Based Study. Int J Gynecol Cancer, 26(2), 381-388. doi:10.1097/IGC.0000000000000620


    Raber, M., Swartz, M. C., Santa Maria, D., O'Connor, T., Baranowski, T., Li, R., & Chandra, J. (2016). Parental involvement in exercise and diet interventions for childhood cancer survivors: a systematic review. Pediatr Res, 80(3), 338-346. doi:10.1038/pr.2016.84


    Sharma, G., Nishi, S. P., Lin, Y. L., Kuo, Y. F., Goodwin, J. S., & Riall, T. S. (2016). Pattern of Imaging after Lung Cancer Resection. 1992-2005. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 13(9), 1559-1567. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201511-768OC


    Shirvani, S. M., Jiang, J., Likhacheva, A., Hoffman, K. E., Shaitelman, S. F., Caudle, A., . . . Smith, B. D. (2016). Trends in Local Therapy Utilization and Cost for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Older Women: Implications for Payment and Policy Reform. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 95(2), 605-616. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.01.059


    Smith, B. D., Jiang, J., Shih, Y. C., Giordano, S. H., Huo, J., Jagsi, R., . . . Shirvani, S. M. (2017). Cost and Complications of Local Therapies for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst, 109(1). doi:10.1093/jnci/djw178


    Smith, G. L. (2016). Toward Minimizing Overtreatment and Undertreatment of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in the United States. J Clin Oncol, 34(11), 1172-1174. doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.66.2064


    Swartz, M. C., Basen-Engquist, K. M., Markham, C., Lyons, E. J., Cox, M., Chandra, J., . . . Swank, P. R. (2016). Psychometric Analysis of the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire-R18V2 in Adolescent and Young Adult-Aged Central Nervous System Tumor Survivors. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol, 5(3), 278-285. doi:10.1089/jayao.2015.0058


    Volk, R. J., Linder, S. K., Lopez-Olivo, M. A., Kamath, G. R., Reuland, D. S., Saraykar, S. S., . . . Pignone, M. P. (2016). Patient Decision Aids for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.022


    Williams, S. B., Duan, Z., Chamie, K., Hoffman, K. E., Smith, B. D., Hu, J. C., . . . Giordano, S. H. (2016). Risk of hospitalisation after primary treatment for prostate cancer. BJU Int. doi:10.1111/bju.13647


    Zanwar, P., Lin, Y. L., Kuo, Y. F., & Goodwin, J. S. (2016). Downstream tests, treatments, and annual direct payments in older men cared for by primary care providers with high or low prostate-specific antigen screening rates using 100 percent Texas U.S. Medicare public insurance claims data: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res, 16, 17. doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1265-1


  • 2015

    Austin MT, Nguyen H, Eberth JM, Chang Y, Heczey A, Hughes DP, Lally KP, & Elting LS. Health disparities are important determinants of outcome for children with solid tumor malignancies. J Pediatr Surg, 2015 Jan50(1), 161-166.

    Chavez-MacGregor M, Niu J, Zhang N, Elting LS, Smith BD, Banchs J, Hortobagyi GN, & Giordano SH. Cardiac Monitoring During Adjuvant Trastuzumab-Based Chemotherapy Among Older Patients With Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol, 2015 Jul 133(19), 2176-2183. PMID25964256
    Cooper AB, Parmar AD, Riall TS, Hall BL, Katz MH, Aloia TA, & Pitt HA. Does the use of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increase postoperative morbidity and mortality rates? J Gastrointest Surg, 2015 Jan19(1), 80-86; discussion 86-87. PMID25091851
    Gomez DR, Liao KP, Swisher SG, Blumenschein GR, Erasmus JJ, Jr., Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, & Smith BD. Time to treatment as a quality metric in lung cancer: Staging studies, time to treatment, and patient survival. Radiother Oncol, 2015 May115(2), 257-263.



    Guadagnolo BA, Liao KP, Giordano SH, Elting LS, & Shih YC. Variation in Intensity and Costs of Care by Payer and Race for Patients Dying of Cancer in Texas: An Analysis of Registry-linked Medicaid, Medicare, and Dually Eligible Claims Data. Med Care, 2015 Jul53(7), 591-598. PMID26067883
    He W, Zhao H, Chan W, Lopez D, Shroff RT, & Giordano SH. Underuse of surgical resection among elderly patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer. Surgery, 2015 Jun 29. PMID26138347
    Jagsi R, Jiang J, Momoh AO, Alderman A, Giordano SH, Buchholz TA, Pierce LJ, Kronowitz SJ, & Smith BD. Complications After Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer: A Claims-based Analysis. Ann Surg, 2015 Apr 14. PMID25876011
    Nayak P, Paxton RJ, Holmes H, Thanh Nguyen H, & Elting LS. Racial and ethnic differences in health behaviors among cancer survivors. Am J Prev Med, 2015 Jun48(6), 729-736. PMID25998923
    Riall TS, Adhikari D, Parmar AD, Linder SK, Dimou FM, Crowell W, Tamirisa NP, Townsend CM, Jr., & Goodwin JS. The risk paradox: use of elective cholecystectomy in older patients is independent of their risk of developing complications. J Am Coll Surg, 2015 Apr220(4), 682-690. PMID25660731
    Smith BD. When is good enough really good enough? Defining the role of radiation in low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ. J Clin Oncol, 2015 Mar 133(7), 686-691. PMID25605858
    Smith GL, Huo J, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Buchholz TA, & Smith BD. Utilization and Outcomes of Breast Brachytherapy in Younger Women. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2015 Sep 193(1), 91-101. PMID26279027
    Smith GL, Jiang J, Giordano SH, Meyer LA, & Eifel PJ. Trends in the quality of treatment for patients with intact cervical cancer in the United States, 1999 through 2011. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2015 Jun 192(2), 260-267. PMID25968823
    Tamirisa NP, Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Mehta HB, Kilbane EM, Hall BL, Pitt HA, & Riall TS. Relative Contributions of Complications and Failure to Rescue on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy. Ann Surg, 2015 Jan 5. PMID25563871
    Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Zimmermann CJ, Adhikari D, Vargas GM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, & Riall TS. Surgeon and Facility Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy in Texas. Ann Surg, 2015 Jul262(1), 171-178. PMID25185475

  • 2014

    Barcenas CH, Niu J, Zhang N, Zhang Y, Buchholz TA, Elting LS, Hortobagyi GN, Smith BD, Giordano SH. Risk of hospitalization according to chemotherapy regimen in early-stage breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 1;32(19):2010-7. Epub 2014 May 27.


    Beadle BM, Liao KP, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Ang KK, Garden AS, & Guadagnolo BA. Improved survival using intensity-modulated radiation therapy in head and neck cancers: a SEER-Medicare analysis. Cancer, 2014 Mar 1 120(5):702-10.


    Cooper AB, Parmar AD, Riall TS, Hall BL, Katz MH, Aloia TA, Pitt HA. Does the use of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increase postoperative morbidity and mortality rates? J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]


    Eberth JM, Eschbach K, Morris JS, Nguyen HT, Hossain MM, & Elting LS. Geographic disparities in mammography capacity in the South: a longitudinal assessment of supply and demand. Health Serv Res, 2014 Feb 49(1):171-85.


    Eberth JM, Xu Y, Smith GL, Shen Y, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Hunt KK, Black DM, Giordano SH, Whitman GJ, Yang W, Shen C, Elting L, & Smith BD. Surgeon influence on use of needle biopsy in patients with breast cancer: a national medicare study. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Jul 20 32(21):2206-16.


    Goodwin JS, Jaramillo E, Yang L, Kuo YF, & Tan A. Is anyone listening? Variation in PSA screening among providers for men 75+ before and after United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations against it: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One, 2014 9(9):e107352.


    Hoffman KE, Niu J, Shen Y, Jiang J, Davis JW, Kim J, Kuban DA, Perkins GH, Shah JB, Smith GL, Volk RJ, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, & Smith BD. Physician variation in management of low-risk prostate cancer: a population-based cohort study. JAMA Intern Med, 2014 Sep 174(9):1450-9.


    Holmes HH, Nguyen HT, Parelkar PP, Oh JH, Escalante CP, Elting LS. Chronic conditions and health status in older cancer survivors. European Journal of Internal Medicine, Volume 25, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 374-378, ISSN 0953-6205


    Holmes HM, Nguyen HT, Nayak P, Oh JH, Escalante CP, & Elting LS. Chronic conditions and health status in older cancer survivors. Eur J Intern Med, 2014 Apr 25(4):374-8.


    Jagsi R, Jiang J, Momoh AO, Alderman A, Giordano SH, Buchholz TA, Kronowitz SJ, & Smith BD. Trends and variation in use of breast reconstruction in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy in the United States. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Mar 20 32(9):919-26.


    Klopp A, Smith BD, Alektiar K, Cabrera A, Damato AL, Erickson B, Fleming G, Gaffney D, Greven K, Lu K, Miller D, Moore D, Petereit D, Schefter T, Small W, Jr., Yashar C, Viswanathan AN, & American Society for Radiation O. The role of postoperative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer: Executive summary of an American Society for Radiation Oncology evidence-based guideline. Pract Radiat Oncol, 2014 May-Jun 4(3):137-44.


    Manzano JG, Luo R, Elting LS, George M, & Suarez-Almazor ME. Patterns and predictors of unplanned hospitalization in a population-based cohort of elderly patients with GI cancer. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Nov 1 32(31):3527-33


    Mittal S, Lin Y, Tan A, Kuo Y, El-Serag HB, Goodwin JS. Limited life expectancy among a subgroup of medicare beneficiaries receiving screening colonoscopies. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Mar;12(3):443-450.


    Nayak P, Holmes HM, Nguyen HT, & Elting LS. Self-reported physical activity among middle-aged cancer survivors in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2009. Prev Chronic Dis, 2014 11:E156.


    Ost DE, Niu J, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, & Giordano SH. Determinants of practice patterns and quality gaps in lung cancer staging and diagnosis. Chest, 2014 May 145(5):1097-113.


    Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS. Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surgery. 2014 Aug;156(2):280-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Mar 14.


    Rodriguez AM, Schmeler KM, & Kuo YF. Disparities in endometrial cancer outcomes between non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women. Gynecol Oncol, 2014 Dec 135(3):525-33.


    Shirvani SM, Jiang J, Chang JY, Welsh J, Likhacheva A, Buchholz TA, Swisher SG, & Smith BD. Lobectomy, sublobar resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancers in the elderly. JAMA Surg, 2014 Dec 149(12):1244-53.


    Short MN, Aloia T, Ho V. The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery. Cancer, 2014; 120 (7): 1035-1041.


    Smith BD. Differences in rates of immediate breast reconstruction in Canada and the United States: what can we learn? J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 10;32(20):2119-21. Epub 2014 Jun 9.


    Smith GL, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Xu Y, Hoffman KE, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Smith BD. Benefit of adjuvant brachytherapy versus external beam radiation for early breast cancer: impact of patient stratification on breast preservation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Feb 1;88(2):274-84. Epub 2013 Nov 21.


    Suarez-Almazor ME; Peddi P; Luo R; Nguyen HT; Elting LS. Low rates of bone mineral density measurement in Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer initiating androgen deprivation therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2014; 22(2):537-44 (ISSN: 1433-7339)


    Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Zimmermann CJ, Adhikari D, Vargas GM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surgeon and facility variation in the use of minimally invasive breast biopsy in Texas.Ann Surg. 2014 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print]


    Vargas GM, Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Tamirisa NP, Brown KM, Riall TS. Impact of liver-directed therapy in colorectal cancer liver metastases. J Surg Res. 2014 Sep;191(1):42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.05.070. Epub 2014 Jun 4.


    Vargas GM, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Han Y, Gajjar A, Brown KM, Riall TS. Trends in treatment and survival in older patients presenting with stage IV colorectal cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Feb;18(2):369-77.


  • 2013

    Beadle BM, Liao KP, Chambers MS, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Kian Ang K, Garden AS, & Guadagnolo BA. Evaluating the impact of patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics on the development of jaw complications in patients treated for oral cancers: a SEER-Medicare analysis. Head Neck, 2013 Nov 35(11):1599-605


    Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Killewich LA. Population-based analysis of venous thromboembolic events following saphenous ablation. J Vasc Surg. In press


    Chavez-Macgregor M, Clarke CA, Lichtensztajn D, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH. Male breast cancer according to tumor subtype and race: A population based study. Cancer 119(9):1611-7, 5/2013. e-Pub 1/2013.


    Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhang N, Buchholz TA, Zhang Y, Niu J, Elting L, Smith BD, Hortobagyi GN, & Giordano SH. Trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity among older patients with breast cancer. J Clin Oncol, 2013 Nov 20 31(33):4222-8


    Cooksley C. The “Cores” of CERCIT: Data Management Core. Texas Public Health Journal, 2013 Spring 65(2):23-25

    TPHA vol 65(2)

    Cooksley C, DiNuzzo A, & Freeman J. CERCIT: Research to Keep Texans Informed About Cancer Care. Texas Public Health Journal, 2013 Spring 65(2):22

    TPHA vol 65(2)

    DeGraff DJ, Robinson VL, Shah JB, Brandt WD, Sonpavde G, Kang Y, Liebert M, Wu XR, Taylor JA, 3rd, & Translational Science Working Group of the Bladder Advocacy Network Think T. Current preclinical models for the advancement of translational bladder cancer research. Mol Cancer Ther, 2013 Feb 12(2):121-30


    Du XL, Parikh RC, Lairson DR, Giordano SH, Cen P. Comparative effectiveness of platinum-based chemotherapy versus taxane and other regimens for ovarian cancer. Med Oncol. 2013 Mar;30(1):440. doi: 10.1007/s12032-012-0440-4. Epub 2013 Jan 10.


    Eberth JM, Prarelkar P, Nguyen H, Sun C, Irvin-Vidrine J, & Elting LS. The Human and Economic Burden of Cervical Cancer in Texas. Tex Public Health J, 2013 Jan 65(2):51-55


    Elting LS, Chang YC, Parelkar P, Boers-Doets CB, Michelet M, Hita G, Rouleau T, Cooksley C, Halm J, Vithala M, Bossi P, Escalante C, Brennan MT, & Mucositis Study Group of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral O. Risk of oral and gastrointestinal mucosal injury among patients receiving selected targeted agents: a meta-analysis. Support Care Cancer, 2013 Nov 21(11):3243-54


    Eschbach K, DiNuzzo A, & Zwelling L. The “Cores” of CERCIT: Knowledge and Translation Core. Texas Public Health Journal, 2013 Spring 65(2):26-29

    TPHA vol 65(2)

    Fitzsullivan E, Lari SA, Smith B, Caudle AS, Krishnamurthy S, Lucci A, Mittendorf EA, Babiera GV, Black DM, Wagner JL, Bedrosian I, Woodward W, Gainer SM, Hwang R, Meric-Bernstam F, Hunt KK, & Kuerer HM. Incidence and consequence of close margins in patients with ductal carcinoma-in situ treated with mastectomy: is further therapy warranted? Ann Surg Oncol, 2013 Dec 20(13):4103-12


    Freeman J, & Elting L. The “Cores” of CERCIT: Training Core. Texas Public Health Journal, 2013 Spring 65(2):25-26.

    TPHA vol 65(2)

    Giordano SH. Lumpectomy in Male Patients with Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 20(8):2460-1, 8/2013. e-Pub 5/2013.


    Gomez DR, Liao KP, Giordano S, Nguyen H, Smith BD, & Elting LS. Adherence to national guidelines for antiemesis prophylaxis in patients undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer: a population-based study. Cancer, 2013 Apr 1 119(7):1428-36


    Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Chen H, Karuturi MS, Chavez-MacGregor M, Tsavachidis S, Meric-Bernstam F, Do KA, Hortobagyi GN, Thompson PA, Mills GB, Bondy ML, & Blumenschein GR, Jr. Frequency of mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor gene (MET) and the catalytic subunit of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PIK3CA) copy number elevation and correlation with outcome in patients with early stage breast cancer. Cancer, 2013 Jan 1 119(1):7-15


    Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Liu S, Chen H, Chavez-Macgregor M, Sahin A, Hortobagyi GN, Mills GB, Do KA, & Meric-Bernstam F. Functional proteomics characterization of residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant systemic chemotherapy. Ann Oncol, 2013 Apr 24(4):909-16


    Goodwin JS, Tan A, Jaramillo E, Kuo YF. Prostate-specific antigen testing in men aged 40-64 years: impact of publication of clinical trials. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 May 15;105(10):743-5.


    Guadagnolo BA, Liao KP, Elting L, Giordano S, Buchholz TA, & Shih YC. Use of radiation therapy in the last 30 days of life among a large population-based cohort of elderly patients in the United States. J Clin Oncol, 2013 Jan 1 31(1):80-7


    Howrey BT, Kuo YF, Lin YL, & Goodwin JS. The impact of PSA screening on prostate cancer mortality and overdiagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2013 Jan 68(1):56-61


    Jaramillo E, Tan A, Yang L, Kuo Y, Goodwin JS. Variation Among Primary Care Physicians in Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening of Older Men. JAMA. 2013;310(15):1622-1624.


    Jinesh GG, Choi W, Shah JB, Lee EK, Willis DL, & Kamat AM. Blebbishields, the emergency program for cancer stem cells: sphere formation and tumorigenesis after apoptosis. Cell Death Differ, 2013 Mar 20(3):382-95


    Jinkins LJ, Parmar AD, Han Y, Duncan CB, Sheffield KM, Brown KM, & Riall TS. Current trends in preoperative biliary stenting in patients with pancreatic cancer. Surgery, 2013 Aug 154(2):179-89


    Palmer PE, 3rd, Warneke CL, Hayes-Jordan AA, Herzog CE, Hughes DP, Lally KP, & Austin MT. Complications in the surgical treatment of pediatric melanoma. J Pediatr Surg, 2013 Jun 48(6):1249-53


    Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Vargas GM, Guturu P, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, & Riall TS. Evaluating comparative effectiveness with observational data: endoscopic ultrasound and survival in pancreatic cancer. Cancer, 2013 Nov 1 119(21):3861-9.


    Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Vargas GM, Han Y, Chao C, Riall TS. Quality of post-treatment surveillance of early stage breast cancer in Texas. Surgery. 2013 Aug; 154(2):214-25.


    Shah JB, & Kamat AM. Strategies for optimizing bacillus Calmette-Guerin. Urol Clin North Am, 2013 May 40(2):211-8


    Sharma G, Wang Y, Graham JE, Kuo YF, & Goodwin JS. Provider continuity prior to the diagnosis of advanced lung cancer and end-of-life care. PLoS One, 2013 8(9):e74690.


    Sheffield KM, Han Y, Kuo YF, Riall TS, Goodwin JS. Potentially inappropriate screening colonoscopy in Medicare patients: variation by physician and geographic region. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Apr 8;173(7):542-50. PMID: 23478992


    Sheffield KM, McAdams PS, Benarroch-Gampel J, Goodwin JS, Boyd CA, Zhang D, Riall TS. Overuse of preoperative cardiac stress testing in medicare patients undergoing elective noncardiac surgery. Ann Surg. 2013 Jan;257(1):73-80.


    Sheffield, KM, Riall, TS, Han, Y, Kuo, YF, Townsend, CM, Jr., & Goodwin, JS (2013). Association between cholecystectomy with vs without intraoperative cholangiography and risk of common duct injury. JAMA, 310(8), 812-820.


    Shen MC, Massarweh NN, Lari SA, Vaporciyan AA, Selber JC, Mittendorf EA, MacGregor MC, Smith BD, & Kuerer HM. Clinical course of breast cancer patients with isolated sternal and full-thickness chest wall recurrences treated with and without radical surgery. Ann Surg Oncol, 2013 Dec 20(13):4153-60.


    Shih YC, Ganz PA, Aberle D, Abernethy A, Bekelman J, Brawley O, Goodwin JS, Hu JC, Schrag D, Temel JS, & Schnipper L. Delivering high-quality and affordable care throughout the cancer care continuum. J Clin Oncol, 2013 Nov 10 31(32):4151-7.


    Shirvani SM, Jiang J, Gomez DR, Chang JY, Buchholz TA, & Smith BD. Intensity modulated radiotherapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer in the United States: predictors of use and association with toxicities. Lung Cancer, 2013 Nov 82(2):252-9.


    Singal AK, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Riall T, & Goodwin JS. Primary care physicians and disparities in colorectal cancer screening in the elderly. Health Serv Res, 2013 Feb 48(1):95-113.


    Singh A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Many patients who undergo surgery for colorectal cancer receive surveillance colonoscopies earlier than recommended by guidelines. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013


    Tan A, Kuo Y, Goodwin JS. Predicting life expectancy for community dwelling older adults using Medicare claims data. Am J Epidemiol 2013; doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt054


    Tan A, Kuo YF, Elting LS, Goodwin JS. Refining physician quality indicators for screening mammography in older women: Distinguishing appropriate use from overuse. J Am Geriatri Soc 2013; 61(3):380-7. PMCID: PMC3602404


    Vargas GM, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Han Y, Brown KM, Riall TS. Physician follow-up and observation of guidelines in the post treatment surveillance of colorectal cancer. Surgery 2013 Aug; 154(2):244-55.


    Walker GV, Giordano SH, Williams M, Jiang J, Niu J, MacKinnon J, Anderson P, Wohler B, Sinclair AH, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Buchholz TA, Smith BD. Muddy water? Variation in reporting receipt of breast cancer radiation therapy by population-based tumor registries. Int J Radiation Oncol Biol Phys. 2013; 86(4): 686-693.


    Wilson LD, Haffty BG, & Smith BD. A profile of academic training program directors and chairs in radiation oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2013 Apr 1 85(5):1168-71.


    Zimmermann CJ, Sheffield KM, Duncan CB, Han Y, Cooksley CD, Townsend CM Jr, Riall TS. Time trends and geographic variation in use of minimally invasive breast biopsy. J Am Coll Surg 216: 814-824, 2013. PMID 23376029, PMCID pending.


  • 2012

    Albert JM, Liu DD, Shen Y, Pan IW, Shih YC, Hoffman KE, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, Smith BD. Nomogram to predict the benefit of radiation for older patients with breast cancer treated with conservative surgery. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Aug 10;30(23):2837-43. Epub 2012 Jun 25.


    Albert JM, Pan IW, Shih YC, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, Smith BD. Effectiveness of radiation for prevention of mastectomy in older breast cancer patients treated with conservative surgery. Cancer. 2012 Aug 13. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27457. [Epub ahead of print]


    Alvarado R, Lari SA, Roses RE, Smith BD, Yang W, Mittendorf EA, Arun BK, Lucci A, Babiera GV, Wagner JL, Caudle AS, Meric-Bernstam F, Hwang RF, Bedrosian I, Hunt KK, & Kuerer HM. Biology, treatment, and outcome in very young and older women with DCIS. Ann Surg Oncol, 2012 Nov 19(12):3777-84.


    Barcenas CH, Zhang N, Zhao H, Duan Z, Buchholz TA, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH. Anthracycline regimen adherence in older patients with early breast cancer. Oncologist. 2012;17(3):303-11. Epub 2012 Feb 27.


    Benarroch-Gampel J, Lairson DR, Boyd CA, Sheffield KM, Ho V, Riall TS. Cost-effectiveness analysis of cholecystectomy during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity. Surgery. 2012 Sep;152(3):363-75.


    Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Duncan CB, Brown KM, Han Y, Townsend CM Jr, Riall TS. Preoperative laboratory testing in patients undergoing elective, low-risk ambulatory surgery. Ann Surg. 2012 Sep;256(3):518-28.


    Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Colonoscopist and primary care physician supply and disparities in colorectal cancer screening. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun;47(3 Pt 1):1137-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01355.x. Epub 2011 Dec 8.


    Boyd CA, Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Cooksley CD, Riall TS. 415 patients with adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas: a population-based analysis of prognosis and survival. J Surg Res. 2012 May 1;174(1):12-9. Epub 2011 Jul 7.


    Boyd CA, Benarroch-Gampel J, Kilic G, Kruse EJ, Weber SM, Riall TS. Pancreatic neoplasms in pregnancy: diagnosis, complications, and management. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 May;16(5):1064-71. Epub 2011 Dec 9.


    Boyd CA, Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Kuo YF, Riall TS. The effect of depression on stage at diagnosis, treatment, and survival in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surgery. 2012 Sep;152(3):403-13.


    Boyd CA, Branch DW, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Hospital and medical care days in pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Aug;19(8):2435-42. Epub 2012 Mar 27.


    Chavez-Macgregor M, Brown E, Lei X, Litton J, Meric-Bernstram F, Mettendorf E, Hernandez L, Valero V, Hortobagyi GN, Gonzalez-Angulo AM. Bisphosphonates and pathologic complete response to taxane- and anthracycline-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. Cancer. 2012 Jan 15;118(2):326-32. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26144. Epub 2011 May 16.


    Cheng L, Swartz MD, Zhao H, Kapadia AS, Lai D, Rowan PJ, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH. Hazard of recurrence among women after primary breast cancer treatment--a 10-year follow-up using data from SEER-Medicare. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 May;21(5):800-9. Epub 2012 Mar 16.


    Giordano SH, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Hortobagyi GN, Goodwin JS. Decline in the use of anthracyclines for breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2012 Jun 20;30(18):2232-9. Epub 2012 May 21.


    Gokula M, Holmes HM. Tools to reduce polypharmacy. Clin Geriatr Med. 2012 May;28(2):323-41.


    Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Chen H, Karuturi MS, Chavez-Macgregor M, Tsavachidis S, Meric-Bernstam F, Do KA, Hortobagyi GN, Thompson PA, Mills GB, Bondy ML, Blumenschein GR Jr. Frequency of mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor gene (MET) and the catalytic subunit of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PIK3CA) copy number elevation and correlation with outcome in patients with early stage breast cancer. Cancer. 2012 Jun 26. doi: 10.1002/cncr.27608. [Epub ahead of print].


    Holmes HM, Luo R, Hanlon JT, Elting LS, Suarez-Almazor M, & Goodwin JS. Ethnic disparities in adherence to antihypertensive medications of medicare part D beneficiaries. J Am Geriatr Soc, 2012 Jul 60(7):1298-303.


    Howrey BT, Kuo YF, Lin Y, Goodwin JS. The impact of PSA screening on prostate cancer mortality and overdiagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States. J Gerontol Series A: Bio Sci and Med Sci. 2012 May 4. [Epub ahead of print].


    Hurria A, Browner IS, Cohen HJ, Denlinger CS, deShazo M, Extermann M, Ganti AK, Holland JC, Holmes HM, Karlekar MB, Keating NL, McKoy J, Medeiros BC, Mrozek E, O'Connor T, Petersdorf SH, Rugo HS, Silliman RA, Tew WP, Walter LC, Weir AB 3rd, Wildes T. Senior adult oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Feb;10(2):162-209.


    Jhaveri PM, Sun Z, Ballas L, Followill DS, Hoffman KE, Jiang J, & Smith BD. Emergence of integrated urology-radiation oncology practices in the State of Texas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2012 Sep 1 84(1):15-9.


    Kim MM, Dawood S, Allen P, Sahin AA, Woodward WA, Smith BD, Strom EA, Hunt KK, Meric-Bernstam F, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, & Buchholz TA. Hormone receptor status influences the locoregional benefit of trastuzumab in patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer. Cancer, 2012 Oct 15 118(20):4936-43.


    Lynch SP, Lei X, Chavez-Macgregor M, Hsu L, Meric-Bernstam F, Buchholz TA, Zhang A, Hortobagyi GN, Valero V, Gonzalez-Angulo AM. Multifocality and multicentricity in breast cancer and survival outcomes. Ann Oncol. 2012 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print].


    Moody LC, Wen X, McKnight T, & Chao C. Indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy in multifocal and multicentric breast cancer. Surgery, 2012 Sep 152(3):389-96.


    Morris GS, des Bordes JKA, Holmes HM, Giralt S. Frailty and stem cell transplantation in the older patient with cancer. J Geri Onc. 2012 Jul; 3(3):273-78.

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    Raghav KP, Hernandez-Aya LF, Lei X, Chavez-Macgregor M, Meric-Bernstam F, Buchholz TA, Sahin A, Do KA, Hortobagyi GN, & Gonzalez-Angulo AM. Impact of low estrogen/progesterone receptor expression on survival outcomes in breast cancers previously classified as triple negative breast cancers. Cancer, 2012 Mar 15 118(6):1498-506.


    Raghav KP, Wang W, Liu S, Chavez-MacGregor M, Meng X, Hortobagyi GN, Mills GB, Meric-Bernstam F, Blumenschein GR Jr, Gonzalez-Angulo AM. cMET and phospho-cMET protein levels in breast cancers and survival outcomes. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Apr 15;18(8):2269-77. Epub 2012 Feb 28.


    Rojas Y, Warneke CL, Dhamne CA, Tsao K, Nuchtern JG, Lally KP, Vasudevan SA, Hayes-Jordan AA, Cass DL, Herzog CE, Hicks MJ, Kim ES, Austin MT. Primary malignant pancreatic neoplasms in children and adolescents: a 20 year experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Dec;47(12):2199-204.


    Sheffield KM, Crowell KT, Lin YL, Djukom C, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surveillance of pancreatic cancer patients after surgical resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 May;19(5):1670-7. Epub 2011 Dec 6.


    Shirvani SM, Jiang J, Chang JY, Welsh JW, Gomez DR, Swisher S, Buchholz TA, & Smith BD. Comparative effectiveness of 5 treatment strategies for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2012 Dec 1 84(5):1060-70.


    Singal A, Kuo YF, Lin YL, Riall TS, Goodwin JS. Primary care physicians and disparities in colorectal cancer. Health Serv Res. 2012 Jul; doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01433.x. [Epub ahead of print].


    Singh A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Surveillance Colonoscopy at Earlier than Recommended Guidelines Among Colorectal Cancer Survivors. Clin Gastro & Hep, in press.


    Smith GL, Xu Y, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, Jiang J, Shih YC, Smith BD. Association between treatment with brachytherapy vs whole-breast irradiation and subsequent mastectomy, complications, and survival among older women with invasive breast cancer. JAMA. 2012 May 2;307(17):1827-37.


    Tan A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS. Integrating age and comorbidity to assess screening mammography utilization. Am J Prev Med. 2012 Mar; 42(3):229-34.


  • 2011

    Baillargeon J, Kuo YF, Lin Y, Raji MA, Singh A, Goodwin JS. Effect of Mental Disorders on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival of Older Patients with Colon Cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul; 59(7):1268-73.


    Benarroch-Gampel J, Boyd CA, Sheffield KM, Townsend CM Jr, Riall TS. Overuse of CT in patients with complicated gallstone disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Oct;213(4):524-30. Epub 2011 Aug 20.


    Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Fang S, Srokowski TP, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH. Complications associated with erythropoietin-stimulating agents in patients with metastatic breast cancer: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare study. Cancer. 2011 Aug 15;117(16):3641-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25972. Epub 2011 Feb 24.


    Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Kroll M, Fang S, Zhang N, Hortobagyi GN, Buchholz TA, Shih YC, Giordano SH. Risk factors and incidence of thromboembolic events (TEEs) in older men and women with breast cancer. Ann Oncol. 2011 Nov;22(11):2394-402. Epub 2011 Mar 10.


    Cutchin MP, Eschbach, K, Mair CA, Ju H, Goodwin JS. The socio-spatial neighborhood estimation method: An approach to operationalizing the neighborhood concept. Health & Place. 2011, Sep;17(5):1113-21. Epub 2011 Jun 7.


    Edge SB, Zwelling LA, & Hohn DC. The anticipated and unintended consequences of the patient protection and affordable care act on cancer research. Cancer J, 2010 Nov-Dec 16(6):606-13


    Goodwin JS, Singh A, Reddy N, Riall TS, Kuo YF. Overuse of screening colonoscopy in the Medicare population. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Aug 8;171(15):1335-43. Epub 2011 May 9.


    Raghav KP, Hernandez-Aya LF, Lei X, Chavez-Macgregor M, Meric-Bernstam F, Buchholz TA, Sahin A, Do KA, Hortobagyi GN, Gonzalez-Angulo AM. Impact of low estrogen/progesterone receptor expression on survival outcomes in breast cancers previously classified as triple negative breast cancers. Cancer. 2012 Mar 15;118(6):1498-506. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26431. Epub 2011 Aug 11.


    Reyes-Ortiz CA, Goodwin JS, Zhang DD, Freeman JL. Socioeconomic status and chemotherapy use for melanoma in older people. Canadian J on Aging. 2011; 30(1):143-153.


    Riall TS, Sheffield KM, Kuo YF, Townsend CM Jr, Goodwin JS. Resection benefits older adults with locoregional pancreatic cancer despite greater short-term morbidity and mortality. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Apr;59(4):647-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03353.x. Epub 2011 Mar 31.


    Sheffield KM, Boyd CA, Benarroch-Gampel J, Kuo YF, Cooksley CD, Riall TS. End-of-life care in Medicare beneficiaries dying with pancreatic cancer. Cancer. 2011 Nov 1;117(21):5003-12. doi: 10.1002/cncr.26115. Epub 2011 Apr 14.


    Singh A, Kuo YF, Riall TS, Raju GS, Goodwin JS. Predictors of colorectal cancer following a negative colonoscopy in the Medicare population. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Nov;56(11):3122-8. Epub 2011 Jun 17.


    Smith BD, Pan IW, Shih YC, Smith GL, Harris JR, Punglia R, Pierce LJ, Jagsi R, Hayman JA, Giordano SH, Buchholz TA. Adoption of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for breast cancer in the United States. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2011 May 18;103(10):798-809. Epub 2011 Apr 27.


    Theriault RL, Litton JK, Mittendorf EA, Chen H, Meric-Bernstam F, Chavez-Macgregor M, Morrow PK, Woodward WA, Sahin A, Hortobagyi GN, Gonzalez-Angulo AM. Age and survival estimates in patients who have node-negative T1ab breast cancer by breast cancer subtype. Clin Breast Cancer. 2011 Oct;11(5):325-31. Epub 2011 Jul 20.


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