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2018 American Public Health Association's Medical Care Section Student Awardees.

Julie M Zito, Katherine S Virgo, Linda D Green,

Med Care (Medical care)
[2020, 58(3):193]

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Medical Financial Hardship Intensity and Financial Sacrifice Associated with Cancer in the United States.

Xuesong Han, Jingxuan Zhao, Zhiyuan Zheng, Janet S de Moor, Katherine S Virgo, K Robin Yabroff,

BACKGROUND:With rising costs of cancer care, this study aims to estimate the prevalence of, and factors associated with, medical financial hardship intensity and financial sacrifices due to cancer in the United States. METHODS:We identified 963 cancer survivors from the 2016 Medical Expenditures Panel Survey - Experiences with Cancer. Medical financial ... 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):308-317]

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2018 APHA Medical Care Section Student Awardees.

Julie M Zito, Katherine S Virgo, Linda D Green,

Med Care (Medical care)
[2020, :]

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Commentary: Medical Care Section 2017 Student Awardee Study.

Julie M Zito, Katherine S Virgo, Linda D Green,

Med Care (Medical care)
[2019, 57(6):406]

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The social and economic toll of cancer survivorship: a complex web of financial sacrifice.

Matthew P Banegas, Jennifer L Schneider, Alison J Firemark, John F Dickerson, Erin E Kent, Janet S de Moor, Katherine S Virgo, Gery P Guy, Donatus U Ekwueme, Zhiyuan Zheng, Alexandra M Varga, Lisa A Waiwaiole, Stephanie M Nutt, Aditi Narayan, K Robin Yabroff,

PURPOSE:To assess the financial outcomes and associated social and economic effects on cancer survivors and their families. METHODS:We assessed the responses of 1656 cancer survivors to a survey with both closed- and open-ended questions about cancer-related financial sacrifices they and their family experienced and evaluated differences in financial sacrifice by ... Read more >>

J Cancer Surviv (Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice)
[2019, 13(3):406-417]

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ROLE OF CANCER HISTORY AND GENDER IN MAJOR HEALTH INSURANCE TRANSITIONS: A LONGITUDINAL NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE STUDY.

Katherine S Virgo, Chun Chieh Lin, Amy Davidoff, Gery P Guy, Janet S de Moor, Donatus U Ekwueme, Erin E Kent, Neetu Chawla, K Robin Yabroff,

Purpose –:To examine associations by gender between cancer history and major health insurance transitions (gains and losses), and relationships between insurance transitions and access to care. Methodology –:Longitudinal 2008-2013 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data pooled yielding 2,223 cancer survivors and 50,692 individuals with no cancer history ages 18-63 years upon ... Read more >>

Res Sociol Health Care (Research in the sociology of health care)
[2018, 36:59-84]

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Impact of sociodemographic characteristics on underemployment in a longitudinal, nationally representative study of cancer survivors: Evidence for the importance of gender and marital status.

Erin E Kent, Amy Davidoff, Janet S de Moor, Timothy S McNeel, Katherine S Virgo, Diarmuid Coughlan, Xuesong Han, Donatus U Ekwueme, Gery P Guy, Matthew P Banegas, Catherine M Alfano, Emily C Dowling, K Robin Yabroff,

BACKGROUND:We examined the longitudinal association between sociodemographic factors and an expanded definition of underemployment among those with and without cancer history in the United States. METHODS:Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data (2007-2013) were used in multivariable regression analyses to compare employment status between baseline and two-year follow-up among adults aged 25-62 years ... Read more >>

J Psychosoc Oncol (Journal of psychosocial oncology)
[2018, 36(3):287-303]

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Exploring barriers to the receipt of necessary medical care among cancer survivors under age 65 years.

Matthew P Banegas, John F Dickerson, Erin E Kent, Janet S de Moor, Katherine S Virgo, Gery P Guy, Donatus U Ekwueme, Zhiyuan Zheng, Stephanie Nutt, Loyce Pace, Alexandra Varga, Lisa Waiwaiole, Jennifer Schneider, K Robin Yabroff,

PURPOSE:With increasing cancer care costs and greater patient cost-sharing in the USA, understanding access to medical care among cancer survivors is imperative. This study aims to identify financial, psychosocial, and cancer-related barriers to the receipt of medical care, tests, or treatments deemed necessary by the doctor or patient for cancer ... Read more >>

J Cancer Surviv (Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice)
[2018, 12(1):28-37]

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Second-Line Hormonal Therapy for Men With Chemotherapy-Naïve, Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Provisional Clinical Opinion.

Katherine S Virgo, Ethan Basch, D Andrew Loblaw, Thomas K Oliver, R Bryan Rumble, Michael A Carducci, Luke Nordquist, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Eric Winquist, Eric A Singer,

Purpose ASCO provisional clinical opinions (PCOs) offer direction to the ASCO membership after publication or presentation of potential practice-changing data. This PCO addresses second-line hormonal therapy for chemotherapy-naïve men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who range from being asymptomatic with only biochemical evidence of CRPC to having documented metastases but ... Read more >>

J. Clin. Oncol. (Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology)
[2017, 35(17):1952-1964]

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Second-Line Hormonal Therapy for Men With Chemotherapy-Naïve Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Provisional Clinical Opinion Summary.

Katherine S Virgo, R Bryan Rumble, Eric A Singer,

J Oncol Pract (Journal of oncology practice)
[2017, 13(7):459-461]

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Quality of Patient-Provider Communication Among Cancer Survivors: Findings From a Nationally Representative Sample.

Neetu Chawla, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Katherine S Virgo, Donatus U Ekwueme, Xuesong Han, Laura Forsythe, Juan Rodriguez, Timothy S McNeel, K Robin Yabroff,

PURPOSE:Although patient-provider communication is an essential component of health care delivery, little is known about the quality of these discussions among patients with cancer. METHODS:Data are from the 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Experiences with Cancer survey among 1,202 adult cancer survivors. We evaluated discussions with any provider after a ... Read more >>

J Oncol Pract (Journal of oncology practice)
[2016, 12(12):e964-e973]

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Access to Cancer Care and General Medical Care Services Among Cancer Survivors in the United States: An Analysis of 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data.

Janet S de Moor, Katherine S Virgo, Chunyu Li, Neetu Chawla, Xuesong Han, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Donatus U Ekwueme, Timothy S McNeel, Juan L Rodriguez, K Robin Yabroff,

Cancer survivors require appropriate health care to manage their unique health needs. This study describes access to cancer care among cancer survivors in the United States and compares access to general medical care between cancer survivors and people who have no history of cancer.We assessed access to general medical care ... Read more >>

Public Health Rep (Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974))
[2016, 131(6):783-790]

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Employment implications of informal cancer caregiving.

Janet S de Moor, Emily C Dowling, Donatus U Ekwueme, Gery P Guy, Juan Rodriguez, Katherine S Virgo, Xuesong Han, Erin E Kent, Chunyu Li, Kristen Litzelman, Timothy S McNeel, Benmei Liu, K Robin Yabroff,

PURPOSE:Previous research describing how informal cancer caregiving impacts employment has been conducted in small samples or a single disease site. This paper provides population-based estimates of the effect of informal cancer caregiving on employment and characterizes employment changes made by caregivers. METHODS:The samples included cancer survivors with a friend or ... Read more >>

J Cancer Surviv (Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice)
[2017, 11(1):48-57]

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Comparison of Comorbid Medical Conditions in the National Cancer Database and the SEER-Medicare Database.

Chun Chieh Lin, Katherine S Virgo, Anthony S Robbins, Ahmedin Jemal, Elizabeth M Ward,

Physicians routinely factor comorbidities into diagnostic and treatment decisions. Analyses of treatment patterns and outcomes using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) usually adjust for comorbidities; however, the completeness of comorbidity ascertainment in the NCDB has never been assessed. We compared the prevalence of comorbidities captured in the NCDB and ... Read more >>

Ann. Surg. Oncol. (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2016, 23(13):4139-4148]

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For Working-Age Cancer Survivors, Medical Debt And Bankruptcy Create Financial Hardships.

Matthew P Banegas, Gery P Guy, Janet S de Moor, Donatus U Ekwueme, Katherine S Virgo, Erin E Kent, Stephanie Nutt, Zhiyuan Zheng, Ruth Rechis, K Robin Yabroff,

The rising medical costs associated with cancer have led to considerable financial hardship for patients and their families in the United States. Using data from the LIVESTRONG 2012 survey of 4,719 cancer survivors ages 18-64, we examined the proportions of survivors who reported going into debt or filing for bankruptcy as ... Read more >>

Health Aff (Millwood) (Health affairs (Project Hope))
[2016, 35(1):54-61]

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Utilization and Outcomes of BRCA Genetic Testing and Counseling in a National Commercially Insured Population: The ABOUT Study.

Joanne Armstrong, Michele Toscano, Nancy Kotchko, Sue Friedman, Marc D Schwartz, Katherine S Virgo, Kristian Lynch, James E Andrews, Claudia X Aguado Loi, Joseph E Bauer, Carolina Casares, Elizabeth Bourquardez Clark, Matthew R Kondoff, Ashley D Molina, Mehrnaz Abdollahian, Gregg Walker, Rebecca Sutphen,

IMPORTANCE:BRCA genetic testing has substantial public health impact, yet little is known of the real-world experiences of the more than 100 000 Americans undergoing testing annually. OBJECTIVE:To identify factors associated with use of BRCA testing, assess whether delivery of genetic counseling and testing services adheres to professional guidelines, and measure ... Read more >>

JAMA Oncol (JAMA oncology)
[2015, 1(9):1251-1260]

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Financial Hardship Associated With Cancer in the United States: Findings From a Population-Based Sample of Adult Cancer Survivors.

K Robin Yabroff, Emily C Dowling, Gery P Guy, Matthew P Banegas, Amy Davidoff, Xuesong Han, Katherine S Virgo, Timothy S McNeel, Neetu Chawla, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Erin E Kent, Chunyu Li, Juan L Rodriguez, Janet S de Moor, Zhiyuan Zheng, Ahmedin Jemal, Donatus U Ekwueme,

PURPOSE:To estimate the prevalence of financial hardship associated with cancer in the United States and identify characteristics of cancer survivors associated with financial hardship. METHODS:We identified 1,202 adult cancer survivors diagnosed or treated at ≥ 18 years of age from the 2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Experiences With Cancer questionnaire. ... Read more >>

J. Clin. Oncol. (Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology)
[2016, 34(3):259-267]

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Disparities in Vulvar Cancer Reported by the National Cancer Database: Influence of Sociodemographic Factors.

Dana M Chase, Chun Chieh Lin, Christine D Craig, Stacey A Fedewa, Katherine S Virgo, John H Farley, Michael Halpern, Bradley J Monk,

To assess whether there is an association of patient sociodemographic factors with stage at diagnosis, treatment, and overall survival in patients with vulvar cancer in the National Cancer Database.This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with primary squamous vulvar carcinoma identified from the National Cancer Database (1998-2004). Multivariate logistic ... Read more >>

Obstet Gynecol (Obstetrics and gynecology)
[2015, 126(4):792-802]

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Healthcare Expenditure Burden Among Non-elderly Cancer Survivors, 2008-2012.

Gery P Guy, K Robin Yabroff, Donatus U Ekwueme, Katherine S Virgo, Xuesong Han, Matthew P Banegas, Anita Soni, Zhiyuan Zheng, Neetu Chawla, Ann M Geiger,

There is increasing concern regarding the financial burden of cancer on patients and their families. This study presents nationally representative estimates of annual out-of-pocket (OOP) burden among non-elderly cancer survivors and assesses the association between high OOP burden and access to care and preventive service utilization.Using the 2008-2012 Medical Expenditure ... Read more >>

Am J Prev Med (American journal of preventive medicine)
[2015, 49(6 Suppl 5):S489-97]

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Association between urologist characteristics and radiation oncologist consultation for patients with locoregional prostate cancer.

Ruben G W Quek, Kevin C Ward, Viraj A Master, Chun Chieh Lin, Kenneth M Portier, Katherine S Virgo, Joseph Lipscomb,

BACKGROUND:Physicians managing patients with prostate cancer play a critical role in subsequent specialist consultations and initial treatment choice, especially in cases for which no consensus exists regarding optimal treatment strategy. The NCCN Guidelines for Prostate Cancer recommend radiation as a therapy option for patients with locoregional prostate cancer. PURPOSE:The authors ... Read more >>

J Natl Compr Canc Netw (Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN)
[2015, 13(3):303-309]

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Utilization of surveillance after polypectomy in the medicare population--a cohort study.

Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, Stacey Fedewa, Chun Chieh Lin, Katherine S Virgo, Ahmedin Jemal,

Surveillance in patients with previous polypectomy was underused in the Medicare population in 1994. This study investigates whether expansion of Medicare reimbursement for colonoscopy screening in high-risk individuals has reduced the inappropriate use of surveillance.We used Kaplan-Meier analysis to estimate time to surveillance and polyp recurrence rates for Medicare beneficiaries ... Read more >>

PLoS ONE (PloS one)
[2014, 9(11):e110937]

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American BRCA Outcomes and Utilization of Testing (ABOUT) study: a pragmatic research model that incorporates personalized medicine/patient-centered outcomes in a real world setting.

Joanne Armstrong, Michele Toscano, Nancy Kotchko, Sue Friedman, Marc D Schwartz, Katherine S Virgo, Kristian Lynch, James E Andrews, Claudia X Aguado Loi, Joseph E Bauer, Carolina Casares, Rachel Threet Teten, Matthew R Kondoff, Ashley D Molina, Mehrnaz Abdollahian, Lana Brand, Gregory S Walker, Rebecca Sutphen,

Research to date regarding identification and management of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC) in the U.S. has been confined primarily to academic center-based studies with limited patient engagement. To begin to understand and address the current gaps and disparities in delivery of services for the appropriate identification and ... Read more >>

J Genet Couns (Journal of genetic counseling)
[2015, 24(1):18-28]

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Adjuvant radiation therapy for breast cancer in patients with schizophrenia.

Kashif N Abdullah, Radhakrishna Janardhan, Mark Hwang, Campbell D Williams, Mishel Farasatpour, Julie A Margenthaler, Katherine S Virgo, Frank E Johnson,

BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia affects approximately 1% of subjects in all populations studied thus far. We sought to evaluate how patients with schizophrenia who are later diagnosed with breast cancer fare when adjuvant radiation therapy (ART) is clinically indicated. METHODS: We searched patient treatment file, the national inpatient computer database of the ... Read more >>

Am. J. Surg. (American journal of surgery)
[2015, 209(2):378-384]

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Systemic therapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer:American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Care Ontario clinical practice guideline.

Ethan Basch, D Andrew Loblaw, Thomas K Oliver, Michael Carducci, Ronald C Chen, James N Frame, Kristina Garrels, Sebastien Hotte, Michael W Kattan, Derek Raghavan, Fred Saad, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Cindy Walker-Dilks, James Williams, Eric Winquist, Charles L Bennett, Ted Wootton, R Bryan Rumble, Stacie B Dusetzina, Katherine S Virgo,

To provide treatment recommendations for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).The American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Care Ontario convened an expert panel to develop evidence-based recommendations informed by a systematic review of the literature.When added to androgen deprivation, therapies demonstrating improved survival, improved quality of life (QOL), ... Read more >>

J. Clin. Oncol. (Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology)
[2014, 32(30):3436-3448]

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Medical costs and productivity losses of cancer survivors--United States, 2008-2011.

Donatus U Ekwueme, K Robin Yabroff, Gery P Guy, Matthew P Banegas, Janet S de Moor, Chunyu Li, Xuesong Han, Zhiyuan Zheng, Anita Soni, Amy Davidoff, Ruth Rechis, Katherine S Virgo, ,

The number of persons in the United States with a history of cancer has increased from 3 million in 1971 to approximately 13.4 million in 2012, representing 4.6% of the population. Given the advances in early detection and treatment of cancer and the aging of the U.S. population, the number ... Read more >>

MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. (MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report)
[2014, 63(23):505-510]

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