COPPER Publications, 2011-Present – Sorted by Cancer Type

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Breast Cancer

Fox JP, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Gross CP. Older patient experiences in the mammography decision-making process. Arch Int Med. 2012;172(1):62-4. PMID22232149.

Soulos PRYu JBRoberts KBRaldow ACHerrin JLong JBGross CP. Assessing the impact of a cooperative group trial on breast cancer care in the Medicare population. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30(14):1601-7. PMID22393088.

Presley CJ, Soulos PR, Herrin J, Roberts KB, Yu JB, Killelea B, Lesnikoski B, Long JB, Gross CP. Patterns of use and short-term complications of breast brachytherapy in the national Medicare population in 2008-2009. J Clin Oncol. 2012;30(35):4302-7. PMID23091103.

Chen JLong JB, Hurria A, Owusu C, Steingart RM, Gross CP. Incidence of Heart Failure or Cardiomyopathy After Adjuvant Trastuzumab Therapy for Breast Cancer. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012;60(24):2504-12. PMID23158536.

Feinstein AJ, Soulos PRLong JBHerrin JRoberts KBYu JBGross CP. Variation in Receipt of Radiation Therapy after Breast-Conserving Surgery: Assessing the Impact of Physicians and Geographic Regions. Med Care. 2013;51(4):330-338. PMID23151590.

Roberts KBSoulos PRHerrin JYu  JBLong JB, Dostaler E, Gross CP.  The Adoption of New Adjuvant Radiotherapy Modalities among Medicare Beneficiaries with Breast Cancer:  Clinical Correlates and Cost Implications. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;85(5):1186-92. PMID23182396.

Gross CPLong JBRoss JS, Abu-Khalaf M, Wang RKillelea BK, Gold HT, Chagpar ABMa X. The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the Medicare Population. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(3):220-6. PMID23303200.

Killelea BK, Long JB, Chagpar AB, Ma X, Soulos PR, Ross JS, Gross CP. Trends and Clinical Implications of Preoperative Breast MRI in Medicare Beneficiaries with Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013;141(1):155-63. PMID23942872.  

Fox JP, Philip EJ, Gross CP, Desai RA, Killelea B, Desai MM. Associations between mental health and surgical outcomes among women undergoing mastectomy for cancer. Breast J. 2013;19(3):276-84. PMID23521554.

Ezaz G, Long JB, Gross CP, Chen J. Risk prediction model for heart failure and cardiomyopathy after adjuvant trastuzumab therapy for breast cancer. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014;3(1):e000472. PMID24584736.

Killelea BK, Gross CP. Is the use of preoperative breast MRI resulting in more invasive breast cancer surgery? Women's Health (Lond Engl). 2014;10(1)1-3. PMID24328592.

Elmore JG, Gross CP. The Cost of Breast Cancer Screening in the United States: A Picture Is Worth... a Billion Dollars? Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(3):203-204-204.

Sen S, Wang SY, Soulos PR, Frick KD, Long JB, Roberts KB, Yu JB, Evans SB, Chagpar AB, Gross CP. Examining the Cost-Effectiveness of Radiation Therapy Among Older Women With Favorable-Risk Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;106(3):dju008. PMID24598714.

Sen S, Soulos PR, Herrin J, Roberts KB, Yu JB, Lesnikoski B, Ross JS, Krumholz HM, Gross CP. For-Profit Hospital Ownership Status and Use of Brachytherapy after Breast-Conserving Surgery. Surgery. 2014;155(5):776-88. PMID24787104.

Wang SY, Long JB, Hurria A, Owusu C, Steingart MR, Gross CP, Chen J. Cardiovascular events, early discontinuation of trastuzumab, and their impact on survival. Breast Cancer Res Tr. 2014;146(2):411-9. PMID24951268.

Killelea BK, Long JB, Chagpar AB, Ma X, Wang R, Ross JS, Gross CP. Evolution of breast cancer screening in the Medicare population: Clinical and economic implications.  J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;106(8). PMID25031307.

Wang EH, Mougalian SS, Soulos PR, Rutter CE, Evans SB, Haffty BG, Gross CP, Yu JB. Adoption of Hypofractionated-Whole Breast Irradiation for Early-stage Breast Cancer: a National Cancer Data Base Analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014; 90(5):993-1000. PMID25149661

Wang EH, Mougalian SS, Soulos PR, Smith BD, Haffty BG, Gross CP, Yu JB. Adoption of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy For Early-Stage Breast Cancer From 2004 Through 2011. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015;91(2):303-11. PMID25442334.

Feinstein AJ, Long JB, Soulos PR, Ma X, Herrin J, Frick KD, Chagpar AB, Krumholz HM, Yu JB, Ross JS, Gross CP. Older Women with Localized Breast Cancer: Costs and Survival Rates Increased across Two Time Periods. Health Aff. 2015;34(4):592-600. PMID25847641.

Prostate Cancer

Makarov DVYu JB, Desai RA, Penson DF, Gross CP. The association between diffusion of the surgical robot and radical prostatectomy rates. Med Care. 2011;49(4):333-9. PMID21368677.

Yu JBMakarov DVGross C. A new formula for prostate cancer lymph node risk. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011;80(1):69-75. PMID20594769.

Makarov DV, Desai RA, Yu JB, Sharma R, Abraham N, Albertsen PC, Person DF, Gross CP. The population level prevalence and correlates of appropriate and inappropriate imaging to stage incident prostate cancer in the Medicare population. J Urol. 2012;187(1):97-102. PMID22088337.

Raldow ACPresley CJYu JB, Sharma R, Cramer LDSoulos PRLong JBMakarov DVGross CP. The relationship between clinical benefit and receipt of curative therapy for prostate cancer. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(4):362-3. PMID22371925.

Makarov DV, Desai RA, Yu JB, Sharma R, Abraham N, Albertsen PC, Krumholz HM, Penson DF, Gross CP. Appropriate and inappropriate imaging rates for prostate cancer go hand in hand by region, as if set by thermostat. Health Aff. 2012;31(4):730-40. PMID22492890.

Ross JS, Wang R, Long JB, Gross CP, Ma X. Impact of the 2008 US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation to discontinue prostate cancer screening among male Medicare beneficiaries. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(2):1601-3. PMID22987029.

Quon JL, Yu JB, Soulos PR, Gross CP. The relation between age and androgen deprivation therapy use among men in the Medicare population receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer. J Geriatric Oncol. 2013;4(1):9-18. PMID23482846.

Yu JBSoulos PRHerrin JCramer LD, Potosky AL, Roberts KBGross CP. Proton versus intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer:  Patterns of care and early toxicity. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013;105(1):25-32. PMID23243199.

Presley CJRaldow ACCramer LDSoulos PRLong JBYu JB , Makarov DVGross CP. A New Approach to Understanding Racial Disparities in Prostate Cancer Treatment. J Getriatric Oncol. 2013;4(1):1-8. PMID23828723.

Kim SP, Tilburt JC, Karnes RJ, Ziegenfuss JY, Han LC, Shah ND, Frank I, Smaldone MC, Gross CP, Yu JB, Trinh QD, Sun M, O'Malley RL, Nguyen PL. Variation in treatment recommendations of adjuvant radiation therapy for high-risk prostate cancer by physician specialty. Urology. 2013;82(4):807-12. PMID23910088

Yu JB. Prostate cancer: Interpreting cost-utility analysis of prostate cancer treatment. Nat Rev Urol. 2013;10(3):129-31. PMID23399726.

Ma X, Wang R, Long JB, Ross JS, Soulos PR, Yu JB, Makarov DV, Gold HT, Gross CP. The Cost Implications of Prostate Cancer Screening in the Medicare Population. Cancer. 2014;120(1):96-102. PMID24122801.

Kim SP, Karnes RJ, Nguyen PL, Ziegenfuss JY, Thompson RH, Han LC, Shah ND, Smaldone MC, Gross CP, Frank I, Weight CJ, Beebe TJ, Tilburt JC. A national survey of radiation oncologists and urologists on recommendations of prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2014;113(5b):E106-11. PMID24053213.

Aneja SYu JB. Comparative effectiveness research in radiation oncology: stereotactic radiosurgery, hypofractionation, and brachytherapy. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2014;24(1):35-42. PMID24314340.

Yu JB, Cramer LD, Herrin J, Soulos PR, Potosky AL, Gross CP. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Versus Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer: Comparison of Toxicity. J Clin Oncol. 2014;32(12)1195-201. PMID24616315.

Wang SY, Wang R, Yu JB, Ma X, Xu X, Kim SP, Soulos PR, Saraf A, Gross CP. Understanding regional variation in medicare expenditures for initial episodes of prostate cancer care. Med Care. 2014:52(8):680-7. PMID25023913.

Yu JB. The daily miracle of palliative radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Oncology. 2014;28(4):261. PMID24839796

Kim SP, Smaldone MC. The role of radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection in the treatment of young men with high-grade node-positive prostate cancer: there may be no RCTs-but there are good reasons to include surgery. Oncology. 2014;28(6):522-524. PMID25134328.

Kim SP, Gross CP, Nguyen PL, Smaldone MC, Shah ND, Karnes RJ, Thompson RH, Han LC, Yu JB, Trinh QD, Ziegenfuss JY, Sun M, Tilburt JC. Perceptions of Active Surveillance and Treatment Recommendations for Low-risk Prostate Cancer: Results from a National Survey of Radiation Oncologists and Urologists. Med Care. 2014;52(7):579-85. PMID24926704

Han LC, Delpe S, Shah ND, Ziegenfuss JY, Tilburt JC, Karnes RJ, Nguyen PL, Gross CP, Yu JB, Trinh QD, Sun M, Ranasinghe WK, Kim SP. Perceptions of radiation oncologists and urologists on sources and type of evidence to inform prostate cancer treatment decisions. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014; 89(2):277-83. PMID24685153

Kim SP, Gross CP, Nguyen PL, Smaldone MC, Thompson RH, Shah ND, Kutikov A, Han LC, Karnes RJ, Ziegenfuss JY, Tilburt JC. Specialty bias in treatment recommendations and quality of life among radiation oncologists and urologists for localized prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014; 17(2):163-9. PMID24566445.

Kim SP, Gross CP, Smaldone MC, Han LC, Van Houten H, Lotan Y, Svatek RS, Thompson RH, Karnes RJ, Trinh QD, Kutikov A, Shah ND. Perioperative outcomes and hospital reimbursement by type of radical prostatectomy: results from a privately insured patient population. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2015;18(1):13-7. PMID25311766

Wang EH, Yu JB, Gross CP, Smaldone MC, Shah ND, Trinh QD, Nguyen PL, Sun M, Han LC, Kim SP. Variation in Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection among Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy by Hospital Characteristics and Surgical Approach: Results from the National Cancer Database. J Urol. 2015;193(3):820-5. PMID25242393.

Yu JB, Sandler HM. Stereotactic body radiation therapy: Let's not give up on progress. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015;5(3):193-6. PMID25413388

Makarov DV, Sen S, Soulos PR, Gold HT, Yu JB, Ross J, Gross CP. Regional-level inappropriate imaging rates for prostate and breast cancers are correlated: Potential Implications for Choosing Wisely. JAMA Oncol. 2015;1(2):185-194.

Lung Cancer

Park HSDetterbeck FC, Boffa DJ, Kim AW. Impact of hospital volume of thoracoscopic lobectomy on primary lung cancer outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;93(2):372-9. PMID21945225.

Vest M, Tanoue TSoulos PRKim AWDetterbeck FMorgensztern D, Gross CP. Thoroughness of mediastinal staging in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2012;7(1):188-95 PMID22134069.

Kim AW, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ, Decker RHSoulos PRCramer LDGross CP. Characteristics associated with the use of nonanatomic resections among Medicare patients undergoing resections of early-stage lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;94(3):895-901. PMID22835558.

Vest MTHerrin JSoulos PRDecker RH, Tanoue L, Michaud G, Kim AW, Detterbeck F, Morgensztern D, Gross CP. Use of New Treatment Modalities for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Care in the Medicare Population. Chest. 2013;143(2):429-435. PMID23187634.

Moreno AC, Morgensztern D, Yu JB, Boffa DJ, Decker RH, Detterbeck FC, Kim AW. Impact of preoperative radiation on survival of patients with T3N0 >7-cm non-small cell lung cancers treated with anatomic resection using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. J Surg Res. 2013;184(1):10-8. PMID23583079.

Moreno AC, Morgensztern D, Boffa DJ, Decker RH, Yu JB, Detterbeck FC, Wang Z, Rose MG, Kim AW. Treating Locally Advanced Disease: An Analysis of Very Large, Hilar Lymph Node Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Using the National Cancer Data Base. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;97(4):1149-55. PMID24582051.

Colorectal Cancer

Gross CP, Soulos PR, Ross JS, Cramer LD, Guerrero C, Tinetti ME, Braithwaite RS. Assessing the impact of screening colonoscopy on mortality in the Medicare population. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26(12):1441-9. PMID21842323

Fox J, Gross CP, Longo W, Reddy V. Laparoscopic colectomy for the treatment of cancer has been widely adopted in the United States. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012;55(5):501-8. PMID22513427.

Khiani VS, Soulos P, Gancayco J, Gross CP. Anesthesiologist involvement in screening colonoscopy: Temporal trends and cost implications in the Medicare population. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;10(1):58-64. PMID21782768.

Fox JP, Desai MM, Krumholz HM, Gross CP. Hospital-level outcomes associated with laparoscopic colectomy for cancer in the minimally invasive era. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16(11):2112-9. PMID22948842.

Gancayco J, Soulos PR, Khiani V, Cramer LD, Ross JS, Genao I, Tinetti M, Gross CP. Age and Sex-Based Disparities in Screening Colonoscopy Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2013;47(7):630-6. PMID23619827.  

Yang DX, Gross CP, Soulos PR, Yu JB. Estimating the magnitude of colorectal cancers prevented during the era of screening. Cancer. 2014;120(18):2893-901. PMID24894740.

Fox JP, Burkardt DD, Ranasinghe I, Gross CP. Hospital-based acute care after outpatient colonoscopy: implications for quality measurement in the ambulatory setting. Med Care. 2014; 52(9):801-8. PMID24984212.

Hematological Malignancies

Wang R, Gross CP, Maggiore RJ, Halene SSoulos PR, Raza A, Galili N, Ma X. Pattern of hypomethylating agents use among elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Leuk Res. 2011;35(7):904-8. PMID21067809.

Wang RGross CP, Frick K, Xu XLong J, Raza A, Galili N, Zikria J, Guan Y, Ma X. The impact of hypomethylating agents on the cost of care and survival of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes. Leuk Res. 2012;36(11):1370-5. PMID22917770.

Nath SK, Yu JB, Wilson LD. Poorer Prognosis of African-American Patients With Mycosis Fungoides: An Analysis of the SEER Dataset, 1988 to 2008. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2014;14(5):419-23. PMID24508350.

Skin Cancer

Viola KV, Jhaveri MB, Soulos PR, Turner RB, Tolpinrud WL, Doshi D, Gross CP. Mohs micrographic surgery and surgical excision for nonmelanoma skin cancer treatment in the Medicare population. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(4):473-7. PMID22508870.

Lott JP, Gross CP. Mortality from nonneoplastic skin disease in the United States. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014; 70(1):47-54. PMID24238577

Lott JP, Gross CP, Bosenberg M. County-level association of melanoma and papillary thyroid cancer: evidence of shared environmental risk? Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015;28(1):120-3. PMID25308247.

Head and Neck Cancer

Yu JBSoulos PR, Sharma R, Makarov DVDecker RH, Smith BD, Desai RA, Cramer LDGross CP. Patterns of care and outcomes associated with intensity modulated radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy for older patients with head and neck cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012;83(1):e101-7. PMID22342095

Aneja S, Khullar D, Yu JB. The influence of regional health system characteristics on the surgical management and receipt of post operative radiation therapy for glioblastoma multiforme. J Neurooncol. 2013;112(3):393-401. PMID23412775.

Yu JB. Breast cancer brain metastases: one step at a time. Oncology. 2014;28(7):570. PMID25144275

Lester-Coll NH, Dosoretz AP, Yu JB. Decision analysis of stereotactic radiation surgery versus stereotactic radiation surgery and whole-brain radiation therapy for 1 to 3 brain metastases. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;89(3):563-8. PMID24751412.

Wang C, Roberts KB, Bindra RS, Chiang VL, Yu JB. Delayed cerebral vasculopathy following cranial radiation therapy for pediatric tumors. Pediatr Neurol. 2014; 50(6):549-56. PMID24739378.

Kidney Cancer

Kardos SV, Gross CP, Shah ND, Schulam PG, Trinh QD, Smaldone MC, Sun M, Weight CJ, Sammon J, Han LC, Kim SP. Association of type of renal surgery and access to robotic technology for kidney cancer: results from a population-based cohort. BJU Int. 2014;114(4):549-54. PMID24571281.

Non-Cancer Specific

Aneja SGross CPSoulos PRYu JB. Geographical Information Systems: Applications and limitations in oncology research. Oncology. 2011;25(12):1221-5. PMID22229219.

Aneja S, Smith BD, Gross CPWilson LD, Haffty BG, Roberts KBYu JB. A geographic analysis of the radiation oncology workforce. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012;82(5):1723-9. PMID21493013.

Ross JS, Lehman R, Gross CP. The importance of clinical trial data sharing: toward more open science. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012;5(2):238-40. PMID22438465.

Park HSMakarov DGross CPYu B. Immortal time bias: A frequently unrecognized threat to validity in the evaluation of postoperative radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012;83(5):1365-73 PMID22342097.

Lloyd S, Buscariollo DL, Gross CP, Makarov DV, Yu JB. Determinants of enrollment in cancer clinical trials: the relationship between the current state of knowledge, societal disease burden, and randomized clinical trial enrollment. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013;11(8):928-36. PMID23946172.

Fox JP, Jeffery DD, Williams TV, Gross CP. Quality of cancer survivorship care in the military health system (TRICARE). Cancer J. 2013;19(1):1-9. PMID23337750

Yu JB. Introducing a New Resource for Readers of ONCOLOGY: The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria. Oncology. 2013;27(8). PMID25184482

Aneja S, Wilson LD, Haffty BG, Yu JB. National residency matching program results for radiation oncology: 2012 update. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;86(3):402-4. PMID23708083

Jairam V, Roberts KB, Yu JB. Historical trends in the use of radiation therapy for pediatric cancers: 1973-2008. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;85(3):e151-5. PMID23273995

Vashi AA, Fox JP, Carr BG, D'Onofrio G, Pines JM, Ross JS, Gross CP. Use of hospital-based acute care among patients recently discharged from the hospital. JAMA. 2013;309(4):364-71. PMID23340638.

Aneja S, Yu JB. Comparative effectiveness research in radiation oncology: stereotactic radiosurgery, hypofractionation, and brachytherapy. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2014;24(1):35-42. PMID24314340.

Gross CP. Cancer screening in older persons: A new age of wonder. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(10):1565-7. PMID25133660

Maroongroge S, Dosoretz AP, Kim SP, Gross CP, Yu JB. Revisiting the sustainable growth rate "hole": sources of healthcare cost stabilization in 2010-2012. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(5):983-5. PMID25539361.

Batouli A, Jahanshahi P, Gross CP, Makarov DV, Yu JB. The global cancer divide: relationships between national healthcare resources and cancer outcomes in high-income vs. middle- and low-income countries. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2014;4(2):115-24. PMID24857179.

Fox JP, Vashi AA, Ross JS, Gross CP. Hospital-based, acute care after ambulatory surgery center discharge. Surgery. 2014;155(5):743-53. PMID24787100.

Jagsi R, Bekelman JE, Chen A, Chen RC, Hoffman K, Shih YC, Smith BD, Yu JB. Considerations for observational research using large data sets in radiation oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(1):11-24. PMID25195986

Gross CP, Fried TR, Tinetti ME, Ross JS, Genao I, Hossain S, Wolf E, Lewis CL. Decision-making and cancer screening: A qualitative study of older adults with multiple chronic conditions. J Geriatr Oncol. 2015;6(2):93-100. PMID25544380.

Maroongroge S, Kim SP, Mougalian S, Johung K, Decker RH, Soulos PR, Long JB, Gross CP, Yu JB. The Cost of Cancer-Related Physician Services to Medicare. Yale J Biol Med. 2015;88(2):107-14. PMID26029009.