Caryn E. Peterson

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INTRODUCTION Non-Hispanic (nH) Black and Hispanic women are disproportionately affected by early onset disease, later stage, and with more aggressive, higher grade and ER/PR negative breast cancers. The purpose of this analysis was to examine whether genetic ancestry could account for these variation in breast cancer characteristics, once data were(More)
BACKGROUND Less than half of women with ovarian cancer and blacks specifically receive therapy adherent to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines. The purpose is to assess the effect of neighborhood-level socioeconomic status (SES) on black-white treatment differences in a population-based analysis in a highly-segregated community. (More)
BACKGROUND Dietary factors have been the focus of many studies on the etiology of ovarian cancer and may potentially affect survival. Indeed, three recent studies outside the United States have suggested that diet plays a role in ovarian cancer survival. OBJECTIVE The study purpose was to evaluate the hypothesis that women diagnosed with ovarian cancer(More)
PURPOSE Despite significant improvements in treatment for ovarian cancer, survival is poorer for non-Hispanic black (NHB) women compared to non-Hispanic white (NHW) women. Neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) has been implicated in racial disparities across a variety of health outcomes and may similarly contribute to racial disparities in ovarian cancer(More)
This paper examines the effect of neighborhood disadvantage on racial disparities in ovarian cancer-specific survival. Despite treatment advances for ovarian cancer, survival remains shorter for African-American compared to White women. Neighborhood disadvantage is implicated in racial disparities across a variety of health outcomes and may contribute to(More)
A major focus of the American College of Epidemiology's Policy Committee has been to review the translation of epidemiologic evidence into policy by developing case studies. This article summarizes crosscutting policy process lessons across the eight cases developed to date through two workshops held in 2009 and 2011. A framework for evidence-based public(More)
Higher pathologic grade, suboptimal debulking surgery, and late-stage are markers of more aggressive and advanced ovarian cancer. Neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with more aggressive and advanced tumors for other cancer sites, and this may also be true for ovarian cancer. We examined the association between neighborhood SES and(More)
Persons living with AIDS are highly vulnerable to foodborne enteric infections including recurrent Salmonella septicemia and toxoplasmosis of the brain with the potential for substantial morbidity and mortality. Patients with immunologic AIDS in Chicago, New Orleans, and Bayamon were interviewed to determine gaps in food safety knowledge and prevalence of(More)
Previous studies assessing racial and ethnic differences in ovarian cancer (OVCA) diagnosis stage fail to present subtype-specific results and provide historic data on cases diagnosed between 10 and 20 years ago. The purpose of this analysis is to assess non-Hispanic Black (NHB) and non-Hispanic White (NHW) differences in late-stage diagnosis including; (1)(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) incidence is increasing, and evidence suggests survival disparities between non-Hispanic (nH) black and white males. However, temporal changes in HNSCCs and factors contributing to survival differences have not been examined at the national level. National Cancer Database (NCDB) cases were used to evaluate(More)