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Bradley CJ, Sabik LM, Liang R, Lindrooth RC, Perraillon MC. Treatment Disparities in Radiation and Hormone Therapy Among Women Covered by Medicaid vs Private Insurance in Cancer Registry and Claims Data. JAMA Health Forum. 2023;4(5):e230673. doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.0673

Candelario NC, Molina E, Bourlon MT, Kim SP, Kessler ER, Spiess PE, Flaig TW. Racial differences in survival for early stage (T1) penile cancer: Analysis from the SEER database. Urol Oncol. 2023 Jun 19:S1078-1439(23)00193-X. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2023.05.018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37344326.

Roy S, Lakritz S, Schreiber AR, Molina E, Kabos P, Wood M, Elias A, Kondapalli L, Bradley CJ, Diamond JR. Clinical outcomes of adjuvant taxane plus anthracycline versus taxane-based chemotherapy regimens in older adults with node-positive, triple-negative breast cancer: A SEER-Medicare study. Eur J Cancer. 2023 May;185:69-82. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2023.02.014. Epub 2023 Feb 28. PMID: 36965330.


Barnard JG, Marsh R, Anderson-Mellies A, Williams JL, Fisher MP, Cockburn MG (CPC), Dempsey AF (CPC), Cataldi JR (CPC). Pre-implementation evaluation for an HPV vaccine provider communication intervention among primary care clinics. Vaccine. 2022 Aug 5;40(33):4835-4844. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.06.074. Epub 2022 Jul 2. PMID: 35792022.

Bradley CJ (CPC), Anderson-Mellies A, Borrayo EA (CPC-COE), Doherty JA, Escontrías OA, Garcia DO, Mishra SI, Sussman AL, Thomson CA, Wetter DW, Cook LS (CPC). Ethnicity, socioeconomic status, income inequality, and colorectal cancer outcomes: evidence from the 4C2 collaboration. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Apr;33(4):533-546. doi: 10.1007/s10552-021-01547-6. Epub 2022 Jan 4. PMID: 34982317.

Bradley CJ (CPC), Entwistle J, Sabik LM, Lindrooth RC, Perraillon M (CPC). Capitalizing on Central Registries for Expanded Cancer Surveillance and Research. Med Care. 2022 Feb 1;60(2):187-191. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001675. PMID: 35030567; PMCID: PMC8820319.

Bradley CJ (CPC), Liang R, Jasem J, Lindrooth RC, Sabik LM, Perraillon MC (CPC). Cancer Treatment Data in Central Cancer Registries: When Are Supplemental Data Needed? Cancer Inform. 2022 Jul 30;21:11769351221112457. doi: 10.1177/11769351221112457. PMID: 35923286; PMCID: PMC9340909.

Bourlon MT, Verduzco-Aguirre H, Molina E, Meyer E, Kessler E, Kim SP (CPC), Spiess PE, Flaig T (DT). Patterns of Treatment and Outcomes in Older Men With Penile Cancer: A SEER Dataset Analysis. Front Oncol. 2022 Jun 29;12:926692. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2022.926692. PMID: 35847850; PMCID: PMC9277543.

Hart M, Anderson-Mellies A, Beltrami A, Gilani A, Green AL (MCO). Population-based analysis of CNS tumor diagnoses, treatment, and survival in congenital and infant age groups. J Neurooncol. 2022 Apr;157(2):333-344. doi: 10.1007/s11060-022-03967-z. Epub 2022 Feb 17. PMID: 35175546.

Sun J, Perraillon MC (CPC), Myerson R. The Impact of Medicare Health Insurance Coverage on Lung Cancer Screening. Med Care. 2022 Jan 1;60(1):29-36. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001655. PMID: 34739415; PMCID: PMC8663516.

Schreiber AR, Kagihara J, Eguchi M, Kabos P (THI), Fisher CM (CPC), Meyer E, Molina E, Kondapalli L, Bradley CJ (CPC), Diamond JR (DT). Evaluating anthracycline + taxane versus taxane-based chemotherapy in older women with node-negative triple-negative breast cancer: a SEER-Medicare study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2022 Jan;191(2):389-399. doi: 10.1007/s10549-021-06424-z. Epub 2021 Oct 27. PMID: 34705147; PMCID: PMC8763743.


Singh S, Molina E, Meyer E, Min SJ, Fischer S (CPC). Post-Acute Care Outcomes and Functional Status Changes of Adults with New Cancer Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2022 Mar 23:S1525-8610(22)00192-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.02.010. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35337793.

Sterbis E, Liang R, Trivedi P, Kwak J, Cohen Major E, Karam SD (DT), Morgan R# (CPC). Lack of adherence to guideline-based imaging prior to subsequent radiation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: Impact on patient outcomes. J Nucl Med. 2022 Jun 9:jnumed.122.264131. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.122.264131. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35680415.


Huynh V, Colborn K, Smith S, Bonnell LN, Ahrendt G, Christian N, Kim S, Matlock DD, Lee C, Tevis SE. Early Trajectories of Patient Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Lumpectomy Versus Mastectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Oct;28(10):5677-5685. doi: 10.1245/s10434-021-10450-y. Epub 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34263375.

Morgan RL# (CPC), Eguchi M, McDermott J (DT), Mueller AC, Amini A, Goddard JA, Trivedi PS, Karam SD (DT). Comparative effectiveness of posttreatment imaging modalities for Medicare patients with advanced head and neck cancer. Cancer. 2021 Feb 15;127(4):535-543. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33244. Epub 2020 Oct 29. PMID: 33119176.


Perraillon MC (CPC), Liang R, Sabik LM, Lindrooth RC, Bradley CJ (CPC). The role of all-payer claims databases to expand central cancer registries: Experience from Colorado. Health Serv Res. 2022 Jun;57(3):703-711. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.13901. Epub 2021 Nov 15. PMID: 34743320; PMCID: PMC9108037.

Sakamoto MR, Eguchi M, Azelby CM, Diamond JR (DT), Fisher CM, Borges VF (THI), Bradley CJ (CPC), Kabos P (THI). New Persistent Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use After Curative-Intent Treatment in Patients With Breast Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2021 Jan 6;19(1):29-38. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2020.7612. PMID: 33406490.

Stokes WA (DT-UCD), Molina E, McDermott JD (DT), Morgan RL# (CPC), Bickett T, Fakhoury KR, Amini A, Karam SD (DT). Survival impact of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists in head and neck cancer. Head Neck. 2021 Nov;43(11):3255-3275. doi: 10.1002/hed.26809. Epub 2021 Jul 21. PMID: 34289190; PMCID: PMC8511271.


Bradley CJ (CPC), Eguchi M, Perraillon MC (CPC). Factors Associated With Use of High-Cost Agents for the Treatment of Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2020 Aug 1;112(8):802-809. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djz223. PMID: 31710664; PMCID: PMC7825480.

Faulk KE, Anderson-Mellies A, Cockburn M (CPC), Green AL (MCO). Assessment of enrollment characteristics for Children's Oncology Group (COG) upfront therapeutic clinical trials 2004-2015. PLoS One 4:e0230824, 2020. PMID: 32324751 / PMC7179840

Fineberg R, Zahedi S, Eguchi M, Hart M, Cockburn M (CPC), Green AL# (MCO). Population-Based Analysis of Demographic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Pediatric CNS Cancer Survival in the United States. Sci Rep 1:4588, 2020. PMID: 32165703 / PMC7067886 

McDermott JD (DT), Eguchi M, Morgan R# (CPC), Amini A, Goddard JA, Borrayo EA (CPC-COE), Karam SD (DT). Elderly Black Non-Hispanic Patients With Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer Have the Worst Survival Outcomes. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Sep 28;19(1):57-67. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2020.7607. PMID: 32987364.

Morgan R# (CPC), Karam S (DT), Bradley C (CPC). Ethnic disparities in PET/CT utilization at diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer. Jour Natl Cancer Inst. 2020; djaa034. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djaa034 PMID: 32134453 / PMC in progress

Singh S, Eguchi M, Min SJ, Fischer S (CPC). Outcomes of Patients With Cancer Discharged to a Skilled Nursing Facility After Acute Care Hospitalization. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2020 Jul;18(7):856-865. doi: 10.6004/jnccn.2020.7534. PMID: 32634778; PMCID: PMC8370039.

Walker JP, Johnson JS, Eguchi MM, Saltzman AF, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD), Cost NG. Factors affecting lymph node sampling patterns and the impact on survival of lymph node density in patients with Wilms tumor: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Result (SEER) database review. J Pediatr Urol, 2020. PMID: 31791906


Altieri L, Eguchi M, Peng DH, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD). Predictors of mucosal melanoma survival in a population-based setting. J Am Acad Dermatology 81: 136-142, 2019. PMID: 30296542 / PMCID: PMC6661165

Cataldi JR#(CPC), Håbesland M, Anderson-Mellies A, Dempsey AF (CPC), Cockburn M (CPC). The potential population-based impact of an HPV vaccination intervention in Colorado. Cancer Med. 2020 Feb;9(4):1553-1561. doi: 10.1002/cam4.2803. Epub 2019 Dec 23. PMID: 31869530; PMCID: PMC7013051.

Cox-Martin E# (CPC), Anderson-Mellies A, Borges V (THI), Bradley C (CPC). Chronic pain, health-related quality of life, and employment in working-age cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv 2019. PMID: 31828603 / PMC7473420

Dempsey AF (CPC), Maertens J, Sevick C, Jimenez-Zambrano A, Juarez-Colunga E. A randomized, controlled, pragmatic trial of an iPad-based, tailored messaging intervention to increase human papillomavirus vaccination among Latinos. Hum Vaccin Immunother 7-8:1577-1584, 2019. PMID: 30689494 / PMC6746523

Ding D, Stokes W (DT-UCD), Eguchi M, Hararah M, Sumner W, Amini A, Goddard J, Somerset H, Bradley C (CPC-UCD), McDermott J# (DT-UCD), Raben D (DT-UCD), Karam SD (DT-UCD). Association between lymph node ratio and recurrence and survival outcomes in patients with oral cavity cancer. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 145: 53-61, 2019. PMID: 30452499 / PMCID: PMC6439806

Gupta A, Stokes W (DT-UCD), Eguchi M, Hararah M, Amini A, Mueller A, Morgan R# (MCO-UCD), Bradley C (CPC-UCD), Raben D (DT-UCD), McDermott J# (DT-UCD), Karam SD (DT-UCD). Statin use associated with improved overall and cancer specific survival in patients with head and neck cancer. Oral Oncology 90: 54-66, 2019. PMID: 30846177 / PMCID: PMC6659746

Hawkins ML, Rioth MJ# (CPC-UCD), Eguchi MM, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD). Poor prognosis for thin ulcerated melanomas and implications for a more aggressive approach to treatment. J Am Acad Dermatology 80: 1640- 1649, 2019. PMID: 30654077

Higgins S, Feinstein S, Hawkins M, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD), Wysong A. Virtual Reality to Improve the Experience of the Mohs Patient-A Prospective Interventional Study. Dermatol Surg 5: 1009-1018, 2019. PMID: 30883476

Kolva E, Bonnell L, Cox-Martin E# (CPC). Innovations in online assessment of suicidality in patients with cancer: Optimizing safety and feasibility. Psychooncology 1:224-226, 2020. PMID: 31652365 / PMC in progress

McDermott JD# (DT-UCD), Eguchi M, Stokes WA (DT-UCD), Amini A, Hararah M, Ding D, Valentine A, Bradley CJ (CPC-UCD), Karam SD (DT-UCD). Short- and Long-term Opioid Use in Patients with Oral and Oropharynx Cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 160: 409-419, 2019. PMID: 30396321 / PMCID: PMC6886698

Morgan RL# (CPC), Eguchi MM, Mueller AC, Daugherty SL, Amini A, Karam SD (DT). Imaging at diagnosis impacts cancer-specific survival among patients with cancer of the oropharynx. Cancer 16:2794-2802, 2019. PMID: 31042320 / PMC6663623

Trodello C, Higgins S, Ahadiat O, Ragab O, In G, Hawkins M, Wysong A. Cetuximab as a Component of Multimodality Treatment of High-Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Retrospective Analysis From a Single Tertiary Academic Medical Center. Dermatol Surg 45, 254-267. PMID: 30672860 (collaboration with USC Keck)


Altieri L, Miller KA, Huh J, Peng DH, Unger JB, Richardson JL, Allen MW, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD). Prevalence of sun protection behaviors in Hispanic youth residing in a high ultraviolet light environment. Pediatr Dermatol 35: e52-e54, 2018. PMID: 29159951 / PMC5777904

Amini A, Eguchi M, Jones BL (DT-UCD), Stokes WA (DT-UCD), Gupta A, McDermott JD# (DT-UCD), Massarelli E, Bradley CJ (CPC-UCD), Karam SD (DT-UCD). Comparing outcomes of concurrent chemotherapy regimens in patients 65 years old or older with locally advanced oropharyngeal carcinoma. Cancer 124: 4322-4331, 2018. PMID: 30291789 / PMCID: PMC6892396

Amini A, Yeh N, Jones BL (DT-UCD), Bedrick E, Vinogradskiy Y (DT-UCD), Rusthoven CG, Amini A, Purcell WT (DT-UCD), Karam SD (DT-UCD), Kavanagh BD (DT-UCD), Guntupalli SR# (DT-UCD), Fisher CM (CPC-UCD). Perioperative mortality in nonelderly adult patients with cancer: A population-based study evaluating health care disparities in the United States according to insurance status. Am J Clin Oncol 41: 476-484, 2018. PMID: 27281264

Asdigian NL, Barón AE, Morelli JG, Mokrohisky ST, Aalborg J, Dellavalle RP, Daley MF, Berwick M, Muller KE, Box NF, Crane LA. Trajectories of Nevus Development From Age 3 to 16 Years in the Colorado Kids Sun Care Program Cohort. JAMA Dermatol 154: 1272-1280. PMID: 30208471 /PMCID: PMC6248123

Colton MD, Hawkins M, Goulding D, Cockburn M, Green AL (MCO). Socioeconomics, race, and ethnicity in childhood cancer survival: Accessing and addressing root causes of disparities. Cancer 124, 3975-3978, 2018. PMID: 30125347 / PMCID: PMC6940016

Conroy SM, Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, Hertz A, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD), Shvetsov YB, Clarke CA, Abright CL, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L, Kolonel LN, Monroe KR, Wilkens LR, Gomez SL, Cheng I. Characterizing the neighborhood obesogenic environment in the Multiethnic Cohort: a multi-level infrastructure for cancer health disparities research. Cancer Causes Control 29: 167-183, 2018. PMID: 29222610 / PMC5806518

DeRouen MC, Schupp CW, Koo J, Yang J, Hertz A, Shariff-Marco S, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD), Nelson DO, Ingles SA, John EM, Gomez SL. Impact of individual and neighborhood factors on disparities in prostate cancer survival. Cancer Epidemiol 53: 1-11, 2018. PMID: 29328959

Dempsey AF (CPC), Pyrznawoski J, Lockhart S, Barnard J, Campagna EJ, Garrett K, Fisher A,    Dickinson LM, O'Leary ST (CPC). Effect of a health care professional communication training intervention on adolescent human papillomavirus vaccination: A cluster randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr 5:e180016, 2018. PMID: 29507952 / PMC5875329

Karam SD (DT), Reddy K, Blatchford PJ, Waxweiler T, DeLouize AM, Oweida A, Somerset H, Marshall C, Young C, Davies KD (DT), Kane M (DT), Tan AC (DT), Wang XJ (THI), Jimeno A (DT), Aisner DL (DT), Bowles DW (DT), Raben D (DT). Final Report of a Phase I Trial of Olaparib with Cetuximab and Radiation for Heavy Smoker Patients with Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. Clin Cancer Res 20:4949-4959, 2018. PMID: 30084837 / PMC6873707

Lewis DR, Chen HS, Cockburn MG (CPC-UCD), Wu XC, Stroup AM, Midthune DN, Zou Z, Krapcho MF, Miller DG, Feuer EJ. Early estimates of cancer incidence for 2015: Expanding to include estimates for white and black races. Cancer 124: 2192-2204, 2018. PMID: 29509274

Stokes WA (DT-UCD), Eguchi M, Amini A, Hararah MK, Ding D, McDermott JD# (DT), Bradley CJ (CPC-UCD), Karam SD (DT-UCD). Survival impact and toxicity of metformin in head and neck cancer: An analysis of the SEER-Medicare dataset. Oral Oncology 84: 12-19, 2018. PMID: 30115470 / PMCID: PMC6659721


Amini A, Jones BL (DT-UCD), Stumpf P, Leong S (DT-UCD), Lieu CH (DT-UCD), Weekes C, Davis SL (DT-UCD), Messersmith WA (DT-UCD), Purcell WT (DT-UCD), Ghosh D (CPC-UCD), Schefter T, Goodman KA (DT-UCD). Patterns of care for locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma using the National Cancer Database. Pancreas 46: 904-912, 2017. PMID: 28697131 / PMC6218950

Deng H, Eckel SP, Liu L, Lurmann FW, Cockburn MG (CPC-UCD), Gilliland FD. Particulate matter air pollution and liver cancer survival. Int J Cancer 141: 744-749, 2017. PMID: 28589567 / PMC5505313

Kheifets L, Crespi CM, Hooper C, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD), Amoon AT, Vergara XP. Residential magnetic fields exposure and childhood leukemia: A population-based case-control study in California. Cancer Causes Control 28: 1117-1123, 2017. PMID: 28900736 / PMC5706765

Lewis DR, Chen HS, Cockburn MG (CPC-UCD), Wu XC, Stroup AM, Midthune DN, Zou Z, Krapcho MF, Miller DG, Feuer EJ. Early estimates of SEER cancer incidence, 2014. Cancer 123: 2524-2534, 2017. PMID: 28195651

Park AS, Ritz B, Ling C, Cockburn M (CPC-UCD), Heck JE. Exposure to ambient dichloromethane in pregnancy and infancy from industrial sources and childhood cancers in California. Int J Hyg Environ Health 220: 1133- 1140, 2017. PMID: 28720343 / PMC5572480

Stokes W (DT-UCD), Amini A, Maroni PD (CPC-UCD), Kessler ER# (DT-UCD), Stokes C, Cost CR# (DT-UCD), Greffe BS, Garrington TP, Liu AK (DT-UCD), Cost NG. Patterns of care and survival outcomes for adolescent and young adult patients with testicular seminoma in the United States: A National Cancer Database analysis. J Pediatr Urol 13: 386 e1-386 e7, 2017. PMID: 28153774

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