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A Population-Based Feasibility Study of Occupation and Thoracic Malignancies in New Mexico.

Claire R Pestak, Tawny W Boyce, Orrin B Myers, L Olivia Hopkins', Charles L Wiggins, Bruce R Wissore, Akshay Sood, Linda S Cook,

<h4>Background</h4>Occupational exposures in mining and oil/gas extraction are known risk factors for thoracic malignancies (TMs). Given the relatively high proportion of these industries in New Mexico (NM), we conducted a feasibility study of adult lifetime occupational history among TM cases. We hypothesized a higher proportion of occupational TM in NM ... Read more >>

Southwest J Pulm Crit Care (Southwest journal of pulmonary & critical care)
[2021, 22(1):23-25]

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A sequential explanatory study of the employment experiences of population-based breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer survivors.

Shoshana Adler Jaffe, Dolores D Guest, Andrew L Sussman, Charles L Wiggins, Jessica Anderson, Jean A McDougall,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Cancer treatment often leads to work disruptions including loss of income, resulting in long-term financial instability for cancer survivors and their informal caregivers.<h4>Methods</h4>In this sequential explanatory study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of employment experiences among ethnically diverse, working-age individuals diagnosed with breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer. Following the survey, ... Read more >>

Cancer Causes Control (Cancer causes & control : CCC)
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Erratum to 'A state-wide population-based evaluation of cervical cancers arising during opportunistic screening in the United States' [Gynecologic Oncology 159 (2020) 344-353].

Rebecca Landy, Christopher Mathews, Michael Robertson, Charles L Wiggins, Yolanda J McDonald, Daniel W Goldberg, Isabel C Scarinci, Jack Cuzick, Peter D Sasieni, Cosette M Wheeler, ,

Gynecol Oncol (Gynecologic oncology)
[2021, 161(3):913]

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Gastric Cancer Among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations in the United States, 2005-2016.

Stephanie C Melkonian, Dornell Pete, Melissa A Jim, Donald Haverkamp, Charles L Wiggins, Michael G Bruce, Mary C White,

<h4>Introduction</h4>American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations have higher gastric cancer rates than the general US population. This study provides a comprehensive overview of incidence rates among AI/AN persons during 2005-2016 compared with non-Hispanic whites (whites).<h4>Methods</h4>Population-based cancer registry data for 2005-2016 were linked with the Indian Health Service patient registration ... Read more >>

Am J Gastroenterol (The American journal of gastroenterology)
[2020, 115(12):1989-1997]

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A state-wide population-based evaluation of cervical cancers arising during opportunistic screening in the United States.

Rebecca Landy, Christopher Mathews, Michael Robertson, Charles L Wiggins, Yolanda J McDonald, Daniel W Goldberg, Isabel C Scarinci, Jack Cuzick, Peter D Sasieni, Cosette M Wheeler,

<h4>Objective</h4>Despite widespread cervical screening, an estimated 13,800 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States in 2020. To inform improvements, the screening histories of women diagnosed with cervical cancer in New Mexico were assessed.<h4>Methods</h4>Data were collected on all cervical screening, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures for all ... Read more >>

Gynecol Oncol (Gynecologic oncology)
[2020, 159(2):344-353]

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Food Insecurity and Forgone Medical Care Among Cancer Survivors.

Jean A McDougall, Jessica Anderson, Shoshana Adler Jaffe, Dolores D Guest, Andrew L Sussman, Angela L W Meisner, Charles L Wiggins, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, V Shane Pankratz,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Financial hardship is increasingly understood as a negative consequence of cancer and its treatment. As patients with cancer face financial challenges, they may be forced to make a trade-off between food and medical care. We characterized food insecurity and its relationship to treatment adherence in a population-based sample of cancer ... Read more >>

JCO Oncol Pract (JCO oncology practice)
[2020, 16(9):e922-e932]

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Impact of screening on cervical cancer incidence: A population-based case-control study in the United States.

Rebecca Landy, Peter D Sasieni, Christopher Mathews, Charles L Wiggins, Michael Robertson, Yolanda J McDonald, Daniel W Goldberg, Isabel C Scarinci, Jack Cuzick, Cosette M Wheeler, ,

Cervical cancer is widely preventable through screening, but little is known about the duration of protection offered by a negative screen in North America. A case-control study was conducted with records from population-based registries in New Mexico. Cases were women diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2006-2016, obtained from the Tumor ... Read more >>

Int J Cancer (International journal of cancer)
[2020, 147(3):887-896]

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Correlates of poor adherence to a healthy lifestyle among a diverse group of colorectal cancer survivors.

Cindy K Blair, Jean A McDougall, Vi K Chiu, Charles L Wiggins, Ashwani Rajput, Elizabeth M Harding, Anita Y Kinney,

<b>Purpose:</b>Lifestyle factors may have a synergistic effect on health. We evaluated the correlates of poor adherence to a healthy lifestyle among a diverse sample of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors to inform future lifestyle promotion programs.<br><br><b>Methods:</b>Lifestyle questions from a cross-sectional survey were completed by 283 CRC survivors (41% Hispanic, 40% rural, ... Read more >>

Cancer Causes Control (Cancer causes & control : CCC)
[2019, 30(12):1327-1339]

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Relationship between Insurance Type at Diagnosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Survival.

Shoshana Adler Jaffe, Orrin Myers, Angela L W Meisner, Charles L Wiggins, Deirdre A Hill, Jean A McDougall,

<h4>Background</h4>For individuals with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), type of insurance may be an important prognostic factor because of its impact on access to care. This study investigates the relationship between insurance type at diagnosis and stage-specific survival.<h4>Methods</h4>This retrospective cohort analysis used data from 18 Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program cancer ... 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)
[2020, 29(2):300-307]

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Disparities in Cancer Incidence and Trends among American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States, 2010-2015.

Stephanie C Melkonian, Melissa A Jim, Donald Haverkamp, Charles L Wiggins, Jeffrey McCollum, Mary C White, Judith S Kaur, David K Espey,

<h4>Background</h4>Cancer incidence rates for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations vary by geographic region in the United States. The purpose of this study is to examine cancer incidence rates and trends in the AI/AN population compared with the non-Hispanic white population in the United States for the years 2010 ... 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)
[2019, 28(10):1604-1611]

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Obesity and survival among a cohort of breast cancer patients is partially mediated by tumor characteristics.

Cindy K Blair, Charles L Wiggins, Andrea M Nibbe, Curt B Storlie, Eric R Prossnitz, Melanie Royce, Lesley C Lomo, Deirdre A Hill,

Obesity exerts adverse effects on breast cancer survival, but the means have not been fully elucidated. We evaluated obesity as a contributor to breast cancer survival according to tumor molecular subtypes in a population-based case-cohort study using data from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program. We determined whether ... Read more >>

NPJ Breast Cancer (NPJ breast cancer)
[2019, 5:33]

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Relationship between Diabetes and Diabetes Medications and Risk of Different Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer.

Hongjie Chen, Linda S Cook, Mei-Tzu C Tang, Deirdre A Hill, Charles L Wiggins, Christopher I Li,

<h4>Background</h4>Type II diabetes and certain diabetes treatments have been observed to impact breast cancer risk. However, their associations with different breast cancer molecular subtype defined by estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR)/HER2 status are unclear.<h4>Methods</h4>We conducted a retrospective multi-center population-based case-case study consisting of 4,557 breast cancer cases to evaluate the ... 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)
[2019, 28(11):1802-1808]

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Socioeconomic disparities in health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer survivors.

Jean A McDougall, Cindy K Blair, Charles L Wiggins, Michael B Goodwin, Vi K Chiu, Ashwani Rajput, Anita Y Kinney,

PURPOSE:Improvements in colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in substantial gains in survival. However, the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of CRC survivors often depends on access to supportive care, which differs by survivors' socioeconomic characteristics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship ... Read more >>

J Cancer Surviv (Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice)
[2019, 13(3):459-467]

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Recent Use of Oral Contraceptives and Risk of Luminal B, Triple-Negative, and HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer.

Nicole C Lorona, Linda S Cook, Mei-Tzu C Tang, Deirdre A Hill, Charles L Wiggins, Christopher I Li,

Oral contraceptive use is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer and is common among reproductive-aged women in the USA. Its relationship with less common, more aggressive, molecular subtypes is less clear. A population-based case-case analysis was conducted comparing three less common molecular subtypes to luminal A breast cancer among ... Read more >>

Horm Cancer (Hormones & cancer)
[2019, 10(2-3):71-76]

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Incidence of primary liver cancer in American Indians and Alaska Natives, US, 1999-2009.

Stephanie C Melkonian, Melissa A Jim, Brigg Reilley, Jennifer Erdrich, Zahava Berkowitz, Charles L Wiggins, Donald Haverkamp, Mary C White,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To evaluate liver cancer incidence rates and risk factor correlations in non-Hispanic AI/AN populations for the years 1999-2009.<h4>Methods</h4>We linked data from 51 central cancer registries with the Indian Health Service patient registration databases to improve identification of the AI/AN population. Analyses were restricted to non-Hispanic persons living in Contract Health ... Read more >>

Cancer Causes Control (Cancer causes & control : CCC)
[2018, 29(9):833-844]

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Promoting guideline-based cancer genetic risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in ethnically and geographically diverse cancer survivors: Rationale and design of a 3-arm randomized controlled trial.

Anita Y Kinney, Rachel Howell, Rachel Ruckman, Jean A McDougall, Tawny W Boyce, Belinda Vicuña, Ji-Hyun Lee, Dolores D Guest, Randi Rycroft, Patricia A Valverde, Kristina M Gallegos, Angela Meisner, Charles L Wiggins, Antoinette Stroup, Lisa E Paddock, Scott T Walters,

<h4>Background</h4>Although national guidelines for cancer genetic risk assessment (CGRA) for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) have been available for over two decades, less than half of high-risk women have accessed these services, especially underserved minority and rural populations. Identification of high-risk individuals is crucial for cancer survivors and their ... Read more >>

Contemp Clin Trials (Contemporary clinical trials)
[2018, 73:123-135]

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Rural Disparities in Treatment-Related Financial Hardship and Adherence to Surveillance Colonoscopy in Diverse Colorectal Cancer Survivors.

Jean A McDougall, Matthew P Banegas, Charles L Wiggins, Vi K Chiu, Ashwani Rajput, Anita Y Kinney,

<b>Background:</b> Cancer survivors increasingly report financial hardship as a consequence of the high cost of cancer care, yet the financial experience of rural cancer survivors remains largely unstudied. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential rural disparities in the likelihood of financial hardship and nonadherence to surveillance colonoscopy.<b>Methods:</b> ... 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(11):1275-1282]

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Cancer survival among Alaska Native people.

Sarah H Nash, Angela L W Meisner, Garrett L Zimpelman, Marc Barry, Charles L Wiggins,

<h4>Background</h4>Recent cancer survival trends among American Indian and Alaska Native (AN) people are not well understood; survival has not been reported among AN people since 2001.<h4>Methods</h4>This study examined cause-specific survival among AN cancer patients for lung, colorectal, female breast, prostate, and kidney cancers. It evaluated whether survival differed between cancers ... Read more >>

Cancer (Cancer)
[2018, 124(12):2570-2577]

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Stomach cancer survival in the United States by race and stage (2001-2009): Findings from the CONCORD-2 study.

Melissa A Jim, Paulo S Pinheiro, Helena Carreira, David K Espey, Charles L Wiggins, Hannah K Weir,

<h4>Background</h4>Stomach cancer was a leading cause of cancer-related deaths early in the 20th century and has steadily declined over the last century in the United States. Although incidence and death rates are now low, stomach cancer remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in black, Asian and Pacific Islander, ... Read more >>

Cancer (Cancer)
[2017, 123 Suppl 24:4994-5013]

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Body mass index and risk of luminal, HER2-overexpressing, and triple negative breast cancer.

Lu Chen, Linda S Cook, Mei-Tzu C Tang, Peggy L Porter, Deirdre A Hill, Charles L Wiggins, Christopher I Li,

Triple negative (TN, tumors that do not express estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)) and HER2-overexpressing (H2E, ER-/HER2+) tumors are two particularly aggressive subtypes of breast cancer. There is a lack of knowledge regarding the etiologies of these cancers and in particular ... Read more >>

Breast Cancer Res Treat (Breast cancer research and treatment)
[2016, 157(3):545-554]

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Reproductive Factors and Risk of Luminal, HER2-Overexpressing, and Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Among Multiethnic Women.

Lu Chen, Christopher I Li, Mei-Tzu C Tang, Peggy Porter, Deirdre A Hill, Charles L Wiggins, Linda S Cook,

<h4>Background</h4>Reproductive factors are among the most well-established risk factors for breast cancer. However, their associations with different breast cancer subtypes defined by joint estrogen receptor (ER)/progesterone receptor (PR)/HER2 status remain unclear.<h4>Methods</h4>We assessed relationships between reproductive factors and risks of luminal A (ER(+)/HER2(-)), luminal B (ER(+)/HER2(+)), triple-negative (TN; ER(-)/PR(-)/HER2(-)), and HER2-overexpressing ... 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)
[2016, 25(9):1297-1304]

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Trends in United States Prostate Cancer Incidence Rates by Age and Stage, 1995-2012.

Richard M Hoffman, Angela L W Meisner, Wadih Arap, Marc Barry, Satyan K Shah, Steven B Zeliadt, Charles L Wiggins,

<h4>Background</h4>The advent of PSA testing in the late 1980s substantially increased prostate cancer incidence rates. Concerns about overscreening and overdiagnosis subsequently led professional guidelines (circa 2000 and later) to recommend against routine PSA testing. We evaluated trends in prostate cancer incidence, including late-stage diagnoses, from 1995 through 2012.<h4>Methods</h4>We used joinpoint ... 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)
[2016, 25(2):259-263]

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Efficacy of a Telehealth Intervention on Colonoscopy Uptake When Cost Is a Barrier: The Family CARE Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

Laurie E Steffen, Kenneth M Boucher, Barbara H Damron, Lisa M Pappas, Scott T Walters, Kristina G Flores, Watcharaporn Boonyasiriwat, Sally W Vernon, Antoinette M Stroup, Marc D Schwartz, Sandra L Edwards, Wendy K Kohlmann, Jan T Lowery, Charles L Wiggins, Deirdre A Hill, John C Higginbotham, Randall Burt, Rebecca G Simmons, Anita Y Kinney,

<h4>Background</h4>We tested the efficacy of a remote tailored intervention Tele-Cancer Risk Assessment and Evaluation (TeleCARE) compared with a mailed educational brochure for improving colonoscopy uptake among at-risk relatives of colorectal cancer patients and examined subgroup differences based on participant reported cost barriers.<h4>Methods</h4>Family members of colorectal cancer patients who were not ... 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)
[2015, 24(9):1311-1318]

Cited: 11 times

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A Novel Pharmacologic Activity of Ketorolac for Therapeutic Benefit in Ovarian Cancer Patients.

Yuna Guo, S Ray Kenney, Linda Cook, Sarah F Adams, Teresa Rutledge, Elsa Romero, Tudor I Oprea, Larry A Sklar, Edward Bedrick, Charles L Wiggins, Huining Kang, Lesley Lomo, Carolyn Y Muller, Angela Wandinger-Ness, Laurie G Hudson,

<h4>Purpose</h4>We previously identified the R-enantiomer of ketorolac as an inhibitor of the Rho-family GTPases Rac1 and Cdc42. Rac1 and Cdc42 regulate cancer-relevant functions, including cytoskeleton remodeling necessary for tumor cell adhesion and migration. This study investigated whether administration of racemic (R,S) ketorolac after ovarian cancer surgery leads to peritoneal distribution ... Read more >>

Clin Cancer Res (Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research)
[2015, 21(22):5064-5072]

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Effectiveness of the extended parallel process model in promoting colorectal cancer screening.

Wendy C Birmingham, Man Hung, Watcharaporn Boonyasiriwat, Wendy Kohlmann, Scott T Walters, Randall W Burt, Antoinette M Stroup, Sandie L Edwards, Marc D Schwartz, Jan T Lowery, Deirdre A Hill, Charles L Wiggins, John C Higginbotham, Philip Tang, Shirley D Hon, Jeremy D Franklin, Sally Vernon, Anita Y Kinney,

<h4>Objective</h4>Relatives of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients are at increased risk for the disease, yet screening rates still remain low. Guided by the Extended Parallel Process Model, we examined the impact of a personalized, remote risk communication intervention on behavioral intention and colonoscopy uptake in relatives of CRC patients, assessing the ... Read more >>

Psychooncology (Psycho-oncology)
[2015, 24(10):1265-1278]

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