Carcinoma; Chronic Disease; Epidemiology; Nutrition Disorders; Ovarian Neoplasms; Stress, Psychological; Tanning; Disease-Free Survival; Nutritional Sciences
Public Health Interests
Breast cancer; Cancer Epidemiology; Cancer Survival; Nutrition; Ovarian Cancer; Stress; Sun Exposure
Obesity Research Working Group
Dr. Cartmel's primary research interests are in the area of cancer prevention and cancer survivorship. Dr. Cartmel is collaborating on a large case control study of basal cell carcinoma in young people. The goal of this study is to explore the etiology and genetics of basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of nonmelanoma skin cancer, with a particular focus on UV exposure from tanning beds. Her recently funded grant will investigate the genetics of tanning addiction. In addition to this study, Dr. Cartmel is involved in two exercise intervention studies in cancer survivor (Melinda Irwin Ph.D., PI). She is also participating in a nationwide longitudinal quality of life study in cancer survivors in which she is studying communication of health information to long-term cancer survivors. Other interests include the use of a novel noninvasive assessment method of skin carotenoids.
Specialized Terms: Nutrition; Cancer prevention; Cancer survivorship
Extensive Research Description
Understanding indoor and outdoor ultraviolet radiation exposure in skin cancer survivors
Epidemiology and Genetics of Tanning Addiction
The burden of cancer in Connecticut.
Gonsalves L, Cartmel B, Mueller L. The burden of cancer in Connecticut. Conn Med. 2012;76(6):335-51
Indoor tanning and tanning dependence in young people after a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma.
Cartmel B, Ferrucci LM, Spain P, Bale AE, Pagoto SL, Leffell DL, Gelernter J, Mayne, ST. Indoor tanning and tanning dependence in young people after a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma. JAMA Dermatology (in press)
Single vs. multiple measures of skin carotenoids by resonance Raman spectroscopy as a biomarker of usual carotenoid status
Scarmo S, Cartmel B, Lin H, Leffell DJ, Ermakov IV, Gellermann W, Bernstein PS, Mayne ST. Single vs. multiple measures of skin carotenoids by resonance Raman spectroscopy as a biomarker of usual carotenoid status. B J Nutr 2013 Jan 28:1-7.
Employment experience of cancer survivors 2 years post-diagnosis in the Study of Cancer Survivors-I.
Yu M, Ferrucci LM, McCorkle R, Ercolano E, Smith T, Stein KD, Cartmel B. Employment experience of cancer survivors 2 years post-diagnosis in the Study of Cancer Survivors-I. J Cancer Surviv. 2012 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 22215311.
Indoor tanning and risk of early-onset basal cell carcinoma.
Ferrucci, L. M., Cartmel, B., Molinaro, A. M., Leffell, D. J., Bale, A. E., and Mayne, S. T. Indoor tanning and risk of early-onset basal cell carcinoma. J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 8 December 2011, doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.11.940. NIHMS339428
Causal attribution among cancer survivors of the 10 most common cancers.
Ferrucci LM, Cartmel B, Turkman YE, Murphy ME, Smith T, Stein KD, McCorkle R. Causal attribution among cancer survivors of the 10 most common cancers. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2011 Mar;29(2):121-40.
Noninvasive assessment of dermal carotenoids as a biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake
Mayne ST, Cartmel B, Scarmo S, Lin H, Leffell DJ, Welch E, Ermakov I, Bhosale P, Bernstein PS, Gellermann W. Noninvasive assessment of dermal carotenoids as a biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Oct;92(4):794-800. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2010.29707. Epub 2010 Aug 4.
Predictors of tanning dependence in white non-Hispanic females and males.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Jan 27
Health information needs and preferences in relation to survivorship care plans of long-term cancer survivors in the American Cancer Society's Study of Cancer Survivors-I.
Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. 2016; 10(4):674-85.