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Barriers to the Delivery of Timely, Guideline-Adherent Adjuvant Therapy Among Patients With Head and Neck Cancer.

Evan M Graboyes, Chanita Hughes Halbert, Hong Li, Graham W Warren, Anthony J Alberg, Elizabeth A Calhoun, Brian Nussenbaum, Courtney H Marsh, Jessica McCay, Terry A Day, John M Kaczmar, Anand K Sharma, David M Neskey, Katherine R Sterba,

PURPOSE:Delays initiating guideline-adherent postoperative radiation therapy (PORT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) are common, contribute to excess mortality, and are a modifiable target for improving survival. However, the barriers that prevent the delivery of timely, guideline-adherent PORT remain unknown. This study aims to identify the multilevel barriers ... Read more >>

JCO Oncol Pract (JCO oncology practice)
[2020, :OP2000271]

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American Society of Clinical Oncology Policy Statement on Skin Cancer Prevention.

Anthony J Alberg, Noelle K LoConte, Lewis Foxhall, Martin A Weinstock, Scarlett Lin Gomez, Michael Francisco, E Allyn Moushey, Jeffrey E Gershenwald,

JCO Oncol Pract (JCO oncology practice)
[2020, 16(8):490-499]

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Cardiometabolic comorbidities and epithelial ovarian cancer risk among African-American women in the African-American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES).

Jeanine N Staples, Lauren C Peres, Fabian Camacho, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa L Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Joellen M Schildkraut,

BACKGROUND:Studies that have examined the association between cardiovascular comorbidities and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) have yielded inconsistent results. It remains unknown whether cardiometabolic disease is associated with EOC in African American (AA) women, who have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease and lower risk of EOC than White women. Here, ... Read more >>

Gynecol. Oncol. (Gynecologic oncology)
[2020, 158(1):123-129]

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Development and Validation of Nomograms for Predicting Delayed Postoperative Radiotherapy Initiation in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Dylan A Levy, Hong Li, Katherine R Sterba, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Graham W Warren, Brian Nussenbaum, Anthony J Alberg, Terry A Day, Evan M Graboyes,

Importance:The standard of care for initiation of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is within 6 weeks of surgical treatment. Delays in guideline-adherent PORT initiation are common, associated with mortality, and a measure of quality care, but patient-specific tools to estimate the risk of these ... Read more >>

JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg (JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery)
[2020, 146(5):455-464]

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Smoking Cessation After a Cancer Diagnosis Is Associated With Improved Survival.

Graham W Warren, Anthony J Alberg, K Michael Cummings, Carolyn Dresler,

J Thorac Oncol (Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer)
[2020, 15(5):705-708]

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BMI, physical activity, and breast cancer subtype in white, black, and Sea Island breast cancer survivors.

Marvella E Ford, Colleen E Bauza, Victoria J Findlay, David P Turner, Latecia M Abraham, Leslie A Moore, Gayenell Magwood, Anthony J Alberg, Kadeidre Gaymon, Kendrea D Knight, Ebony Hilton, Angela M Malek, Rita M Kramer, Lindsay L Peterson, Mathew J Gregoski, Susan Bolick, Deborah Hurley, Catishia Mosley, Tonya R Hazelton, Dana R Burshell, Lourdes Nogueira, Franshawn Mack, Erika T Brown, Judith D Salley, Keith E Whitfield, Nestor F Esnaola, Joan E Cunningham,

Higher BMI, lower rates of physical activity (PA), and hormone receptor-negative breast cancer (BC) subtype are associated with poorer BC treatment outcomes. We evaluated the prevalence of high BMI, low PA level, and BC subtype among survivors with white/European American (EA) and African American (AA) ancestry, as well as a ... Read more >>

Adv. Cancer Res. (Advances in cancer research)
[2020, 146:83-102]

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Patient barriers to cancer clinical trial participation and navigator activities to assist.

Kathleen B Cartmell, Heather S Bonilha, Kit N Simpson, Marvella E Ford, Debbie C Bryant, Anthony J Alberg,

Clinical research is vital to the discovery of new cancer treatments that can enhance health and prolong life for cancer patients, but breakthroughs in cancer treatment are limited by challenges recruiting patients into cancer clinical trials (CT). Only 3-5% of cancer patients in the United States participate in a cancer ... Read more >>

Adv. Cancer Res. (Advances in cancer research)
[2020, 146:139-166]

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An assessment of racial differences in epidemiological, clinical and psychosocial factors among head and neck cancer patients at the time of surgery.

Anvesh Kompelli, Kathleen B Cartmell, Katherine R Sterba, Anthony J Alberg, Christopher C Xiao, Amit J Sood, Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, Shai J White-Gilbertson, Steven A Rosenzweig, Terry A Day,

Objective:Racial disparities have been well characterized and African American (AA) patients have 30% lower 5-year survival rates than European Americans (EAs) for head and neck squamous carcinoma (HNSCC). This poorer survival can be attributed to a myriad of different factors. The purpose of this study was to characterize AA-EA similarities ... Read more >>

(World journal of otorhinolaryngology - head and neck surgery)
[2020, 6(1):41-48]

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Identification of novel epithelial ovarian cancer loci in women of African ancestry.

Ani Manichaikul, Lauren C Peres, Xin-Qun Wang, Mollie E Barnard, Deanna Chyn, Xin Sheng, Zhaohui Du, Jonathan Tyrer, Joseph Dennis, Ann G Schwartz, Michele L Cote, Edward Peters, Patricia G Moorman, Melissa Bondy, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Paul Terry, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Ellen Funkhouser, Anna H Wu, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Malcom Pike, Veronica Wendy Setiawan, Christopher A Haiman, , , Julie R Palmer, Loic LeMarchand, Lynne R Wilkens, Andrew Berchuck, Jennifer A Doherty, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta Ness, Kirsten Moysich, Beth Y Karlan, Alice S Whittemore, Valerie McGuire, Weiva Sieh, Kate Lawrenson, Simon Gayther, Thomas A Sellers, Paul Pharoah, Joellen M Schildkraut, ,

Women of African ancestry have lower incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) yet worse survival compared to women of European ancestry. We conducted a genome-wide association study in African ancestry women with 755 EOC cases, including 537 high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas (HGSOC) and 1,235 controls. We identified four novel loci ... Read more >>

Int J Cancer (International journal of cancer)
[2020, 146(11):2987-2998]

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Prediagnostic Proinflammatory Dietary Potential Is Associated with All-Cause Mortality among African-American Women with High-Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinoma.

Lauren C Peres, James R Hebert, Bo Qin, Kristin A Guertin, Elisa V Bandera, Nitin Shivappa, Tareq F Camacho, Deanna Chyn, Anthony J Alberg, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa L Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Joellen M Schildkraut,

BACKGROUND:Chronic inflammation is associated with ovarian carcinogenesis; yet, the impact of inflammatory-related exposures on outcomes has been understudied. OBJECTIVE:Given the poor survival of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, especially African-Americans, we examined whether diet-associated inflammation, a modifiable source of chronic systemic inflammation measured by the dietary inflammatory index (DII), was ... Read more >>

J. Nutr. (The Journal of nutrition)
[2019, 149(9):1606-1616]

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A cohort study of personal and family history of skin cancer in relation to future risk of non-cutaneous malignancies.

James Small, Kristin Wallace, Elizabeth G Hill, Bruce H Thiers, Brian C Leach, Anthony J Alberg,

PURPOSE:Skin cancer has repeatedly been observed to be a marker of increased risk for developing an internal malignancy. The purpose of our study was to further investigate this association while also characterizing the potential role of family history of skin cancer in relation to risk for non-cutaneous malignancies. METHODS:Our study ... Read more >>

Cancer Causes Control (Cancer causes & control : CCC)
[2019, 30(11):1213-1221]

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Keratinocyte Carcinoma and Risk for Another Type of Cancer: Assessment of a Dose-response Relationship.

Ashley Wilson, James Small, Catherine Flanagan, David Perry, Richard Marchell, Bruce Thiers, Anthony J Alberg,

BACKGROUND/AIM:Keratinocyte carcinoma (KC) is a marker of increased risk of other cancer types. To assess if this association exhibits a dose-response relationship, a case-control study was carried out. PATIENTS AND METHODS:This was a clinic-based study of cases with KC plus another type of cancer matched by age, race (all Caucasian), ... Read more >>

Anticancer Res. (Anticancer research)
[2019, 39(9):5083-5087]

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Perceived discrimination, trust in physicians, and prolonged symptom duration before ovarian cancer diagnosis in the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study.

Megan A Mullins, Lauren C Peres, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa L Bondy, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Paul D Terry, Ann G Schwartz, Andrew B Lawson, Joellen M Schildkraut, Michele L Cote,

BACKGROUND:Discrimination and trust are known barriers to accessing health care. Despite well-documented racial disparities in the ovarian cancer care continuum, the role of these barriers has not been examined. This study evaluated the association of everyday discrimination and trust in physicians with a prolonged interval between symptom onset and ovarian ... Read more >>

Cancer (Cancer)
[2019, 125(24):4442-4451]

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Evaluation of vitamin D biosynthesis and pathway target genes reveals UGT2A1/2 and EGFR polymorphisms associated with epithelial ovarian cancer in African American Women.

Delores J Grant, Ani Manichaikul, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Lauren C Peres, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Xin-Qun Wang, Temitope O Keku, Cathrine Hoyo, Andrew Berchuck, Dale P Sandler, Jack A Taylor, Katie M O'Brien, Digna R Velez Edwards, Todd L Edwards, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Nicolas Wentzensen, Celeste Leigh Pearce, Anna H Wu, Alice S Whittemore, Valerie McGuire, Weiva Sieh, Joseph H Rothstein, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta Ness, Kirsten Moysich, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Thomas A Sellers, Jennifer B Permuth-Way, Alvaro N Monteiro, Douglas A Levine, Veronica Wendy Setiawan, Christopher A Haiman, Loic LeMarchand, Lynne R Wilkens, Beth Y Karlan, Usha Menon, Susan Ramus, Simon Gayther, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Kathryn L Terry, Daniel W Cramer, Ellen L Goode, Melissa C Larson, Scott H Kaufmann, Rikki Cannioto, Kunle Odunsi, John L Etter, Ruea-Yea Huang, Marcus Q Bernardini, Alicia A Tone, Taymaa May, Marc T Goodman, Pamela J Thompson, Michael E Carney, Shelley S Tworoger, Elizabeth M Poole, Diether Lambrechts, Ignace Vergote, Adriaan Vanderstichele, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, James D Brenton, Line Bjorge, Helga B Salvensen, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F A G Massuger, Tanja Pejovic, Amanda Bruegl, Melissa Moffitt, Linda Cook, Nhu D Le, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Linda E Kelemen, Paul D P Pharoah, Honglin Song, Ian Campbell, Diana Eccles, Anna DeFazio, Catherine J Kennedy, Joellen M Schildkraut,

An association between genetic variants in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene and epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) was previously reported in women of African ancestry (AA). We sought to examine associations between genetic variants in VDR and additional genes from vitamin D biosynthesis and pathway targets (EGFR, UGT1A, UGT2A1/2, UGT2B, ... Read more >>

Cancer Med (Cancer medicine)
[2019, 8(5):2503-2513]

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Rules about smoking and vaping in the home: findings from the 2016 International Tobacco Control Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey.

Georges J Nahhas, David Braak, K Michael Cummings, Bryan W Heckman, Anthony J Alberg, Hua-Hie Yong, Geoffrey T Fong, Christian Boudreau, Sara C Hitchman, Ann McNeill,

AIMS:To examine rules about smoking and vaping in the home in relation to beliefs about the relative harm of second-hand vapor (SHV) compared with second-hand smoke (SHS) in four countries: Canada, United States, England and Australia. DESIGN:Data were available from 12 294 adults (18+) who participated in the 2016 (wave 1) ... Read more >>

Addiction (Addiction (Abingdon, England))
[2019, 114 Suppl 1:107-114]

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Targetable Immune Regulatory Molecule Expression in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Carcinomas in African American Women: A Study of PD-L1 and IDO in 112 Cases From the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES).

Anne M Mills, Lauren C Peres, Alice Meiss, Kari L Ring, Susan C Modesitt, Sarah E Abbott, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa L Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Kristin Wallace, Joellen M Schildkraut,

African American women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma have worse outcomes compared with women of European descent. Although the discrepancy is partially attributed to differences in access to care, the tumor immune microenvironment may also contribute. Expression of targetable immune regulatory molecules such as programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and ... Read more >>

Int J Gynecol Pathol (International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists)
[2019, 38(2):157-170]

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A modeling approach to gauging the effects of nicotine vaping product use on cessation from cigarettes: what do we know, what do we need to know?

David T Levy, Zhe Yuan, Yameng Li, Anthony J Alberg, K Michael Cummings,

BACKGROUND AND AIMS:The long-term population health impact of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) use among smokers is unknown, and subject to a range of plausible assumptions about the use and health consequences of NVPs. While NVPs use may substitute for cigarette smoking and thereby aid in quitting cigarette use, it is ... Read more >>

Addiction (Addiction (Abingdon, England))
[2019, 114 Suppl 1:86-96]

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Causal attributions and their impact on psychosocial functioning in head and neck cancer patient-caregiver dyads: a preliminary, longitudinal study.

Jessica L Burris, Jessica N Rivera-Rivera, Kent Armeson, Jane Zapka, Anthony J Alberg, Terry A Day, Katherine R Sterba,

PURPOSE:This longitudinal study explores causal attributions in newly diagnosed head/neck cancer (HNC) patients and their caregivers. METHODS:Perceptions of causal attributions and associated level of responsibility regarding each patient's HNC diagnosis at baseline (n = 72 dyads) were described and then tested as predictors of depressive symptoms, cancer worry, and perceived support 6 months ... Read more >>

Qual Life Res (Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation)
[2019, 28(4):1105-1109]

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Alcohol and Tobacco Use in an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Breast Cancer Patients, Including Sea Island African Americans: Implications for Survivorship.

Vivian J Bea, Joan E Cunningham, Anthony J Alberg, Dana Burshell, Colleen E Bauza, Kendrea D Knight, Tonya R Hazelton, Heidi Varner, Rita Kramer, Susan Bolick, Deborah Hurley, Catishia Mosley, Marvella E Ford,

Background/Objective: Data suggest that modifiable risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco use may increase the risk of breast cancer (BC) recurrence and reduce survival. Female BC mortality in South Carolina is 40% higher among African Americans (AAs) than European Americans (EAs). Given this substantial racial disparity, using a cross-sectional ... Read more >>

(Frontiers in oncology)
[2018, 8:392]

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Individual, Social, and Societal Correlates of Health-Related Quality of Life Among African American Survivors of Ovarian Cancer: Results from the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study.

Roger T Anderson, Lauren C Peres, Fabian Camacho, Elisa V Bandera, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Lisa E Paddock, Edward S Peters, Sarah E Abbott, Anthony J Alberg, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ann G Schwartz, Paul Terry, Joellen M Schildkraut,

OBJECTIVE:While the incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is lower among African American (AA) women compared with European American (EA) women, AA women have markedly worse outcomes. In this study, we describe individual, social, and societal factors in health-related quality of life (HRQL) in AA women diagnosed with EOC in ... Read more >>

J Womens Health (Larchmt) (Journal of women's health (2002))
[2019, 28(2):284-293]

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Benign gynecologic conditions are associated with ovarian cancer risk in African-American women: a case-control study.

Hyo K Park, Joellen M Schildkraut, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Sydnee Crankshaw, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Paul Terry, Frances Wang, Julie J Ruterbusch, Ann G Schwartz, Michele L Cote,

BACKGROUND:The association between common benign gynecologic conditions and ovarian cancer remains under-studied in African Americans. Therefore, we examine the association between self-reported history of benign gynecologic conditions and epithelial ovarian cancer risk in African-American women. METHODS:Data from a large population-based, multi-center case-control study of epithelial ovarian cancer in African-American women ... Read more >>

Cancer Causes Control (Cancer causes & control : CCC)
[2018, 29(11):1081-1091]

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Racial/ethnic differences in the epidemiology of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 12 case-control studies.

Lauren C Peres, Harvey Risch, Kathryn L Terry, Penelope M Webb, Marc T Goodman, Anna H Wu, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa L Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Ani Manichaikul, Sarah E Abbott, Fabian Camacho, Susan J Jordan, Christina M Nagle, , Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Francesmary Modugno, Kirsten Moysich, Roberta Ness, Andrew Berchuck, Linda Cook, Nhu Le, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Weiva Sieh, Alice Whittemore, Valerie McGuire, Joseph Rothstein, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, Celeste L Pearce, Chiuchen Tseng, Malcom Pike, Joellen M Schildkraut, ,

Int J Epidemiol (International journal of epidemiology)
[2018, 47(3):1011]

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Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes and Colorectal Cancer Survival in African American and Caucasian Patients.

Kristin Wallace, David N Lewin, Shaoli Sun, Clayton M Spiceland, Don C Rockey, Alexander V Alekseyenko, Jennifer D Wu, John A Baron, Anthony J Alberg, Elizabeth G Hill,

Background: Compared with Caucasian Americans (CAs), African Americans (AAs) with colorectal cancer have poorer survival, especially younger-age patients. A robust lymphocytic reaction within colorectal cancers is strongly associated with better survival, but whether immune response impacts the disparity in colorectal cancer survival is unknown.Methods: The study population was comprised of ... Read more >>

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev (Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology)
[2018, 27(7):755-761]

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Availability of patient-centered cancer support services: A statewide survey of cancer centers.

Kathleen B Cartmell, Katherine R Sterba, Kim Pickett, Jane Zapka, Anthony J Alberg, Amit J Sood, Nestor F Esnaola,

The Institute of Medicine recommended in their landmark report "From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition" that services to meet the needs of cancer patients should extend beyond physical health issues to include functional and psychosocial consequences of cancer. However, no systems exist in the US to support ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(3):e0194649]

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Racial/ethnic differences in the epidemiology of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 12 case-control studies.

Lauren C Peres, Harvey Risch, Kathryn L Terry, Penelope M Webb, Marc T Goodman, Anna H Wu, Anthony J Alberg, Elisa V Bandera, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa L Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Edward S Peters, Ann G Schwartz, Paul D Terry, Ani Manichaikul, Sarah E Abbott, Fabian Camacho, Susan J Jordan, Christina M Nagle, , Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Francesmary Modugno, Kirsten Moysich, Roberta Ness, Andrew Berchuck, Linda Cook, Nhu Le, Angela Brooks-Wilson, Weiva Sieh, Alice Whittemore, Valerie McGuire, Joseph Rothstein, Hoda Anton-Culver, Argyrios Ziogas, Celeste L Pearce, Chiuchen Tseng, Malcom Pike, Joellen M Schildkraut, ,

Background:Ovarian cancer incidence differs substantially by race/ethnicity, but the reasons for this are not well understood. Data were pooled from the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES) and 11 case-control studies in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium (OCAC) to examine racial/ethnic differences in epidemiological characteristics with suspected involvement in epithelial ... Read more >>

Int J Epidemiol (International journal of epidemiology)
[2018, 47(2):460-472]

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