Gwendolyn P Quinn

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PURPOSE To update guidance for health care providers about fertility preservation for adults and children with cancer. METHODS A systematic review of the literature published from March 2006 through January 2013 was completed using MEDLINE and the Cochrane Collaboration Library. An Update Panel reviewed the evidence and updated the recommendation(More)
Preparing healthy community members with timely communications prior to engaging them in a request to donate biospecimens promises to improve the experience of biobanking participation. To this end, a qualitative study was conducted to assess community member knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and informational needs about cancer-related biospecimen collection(More)
PURPOSE Cancer survival rates are improving, and the focus is moving toward quality survival. Fertility is a key aspect of quality of life for cancer patients of childbearing age. Although cancer treatment may impair fertility, some patients may benefit from referral to a specialist before treatment. However, the majority of studies examining patient recall(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the knowledge and attitudes toward preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of women who have been personally affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. DESIGN A 33-item quantitative survey covering five domains, including demographics, knowledge and attitudes about PGD, usage of PGD, and informational needs. SETTING Attendees(More)
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), a small and elusive population of undifferentiated cancer cells within tumors that drive tumor growth and recurrence, are believed to resemble normal stem cells. Although surrogate markers have been identified and compelling CSC theoretical models abound, actual proof for the existence of CSCs can only be had retrospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study sought to determine if physician's personal discomfort with the topic of FP and a patient's prognosis would have an impact on the likelihood of discussing FP with cancer patients. METHODS Data from larger studies of qualitative semi-structured interviews with pediatric and adult oncologists were analyzed using grounded theory and(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To explore perceptions of colorectal cancer (CRC) and self-reported CRC screening behaviors among ethnic subgroups of U. S. blacks. DESIGN Descriptive, cross-sectional, exploratory, developmental pilot. SETTING Medically underserved areas in Hillsborough County, FL. SAMPLE 62 men and women aged 50 years or older. Ethnic subgroup(More)
PURPOSE To examine knowledge about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) among Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban women. METHODS Women (age range, 18-65 years) with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer were recruited to a mixed methods study using community-based approaches. Fifty-three women participated in the study: 16 Mexicans,(More)
INTRODUCTION Although physician discussion with patients regarding fertility preservation (FP) options prior to cancer treatment can provide important information for survivors concerning their future fertility, little is known about the extent to which physicians discuss FP with patients. This qualitative study sought to identify current physician FP(More)
Women with a BRCA mutation have unique concerns about childbearing and future fertility. In a focus group conducted among unaffected carriers, the majority of women held positive attitudes toward preimplantation genetic diagnosis to reduce transmission to future offspring and further identified unmet needs for education and support for decision making.