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OBJECTIVE Provider communication that supports patient autonomy has been associated with numerous positive patient outcomes. However, to date, no research has examined the relationship between perceived provider communication style and patient-assessed decision quality in breast cancer. METHODS Using a population-based sample of women with localized(More)
OBJECTIVE Much of what is known about the significance of human papillomavirus (HPV) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is derived from single-institution retrospective studies, post hoc analyses of tissue specimens from clinical trials, and tissue bank studies with a small sample size. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of HPV(More)
BACKGROUND The authors examined racial/ethnic differences in patient perspectives regarding their breast cancer treatment experiences. METHODS A weighted random sample of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer between 2013 and 2015 in Los Angeles County and Georgia were sent surveys 2 months after undergoing surgery (5080 women; 70% response rate). The(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influences of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a rare but morbid disease with increasing incidence, on prostate cancer management decisions. We examined whether prostate cancer treatment differed for men with IBD, and whether treatment choice was associated with risk of IBD flare. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using Veterans Health(More)
Basilea, Sanofi and Genentech. VP, BM and SDS are employed by Merck; NYA is a scientific advisor to BayesianDx and to inviCRO. No potential conflict of interest were disclosed by the other authors. Author manuscripts have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication but have not yet been edited. Disruption of checkpoint signaling by targeting Wee1 causes(More)
BACKGROUND The Health Care Climate Questionnaire measures patient perceptions of their clinician's autonomy supportive communication. We sought to evaluate the psychometric properties of a modified brief version of the Health Care Climate Questionnaire (mHCCQ) adapted for breast cancer patients. METHODS We surveyed 235 women aged 20-79 diagnosed with(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the adoption and variation of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) use in the state of Michigan. METHODS As a certificate-of-need state, Michigan requires every radiation oncology facility to report the number of external-beam and IMRT treatments delivered annually. We examined the percentage of treatments delivered using(More)