Helen Shi Stafford

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PURPOSE We used a population based cancer registry to examine trends in renal cell carcinoma incidence and survival among 4 racial/ethnic groups (white, black, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander) and both genders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Race/ethnicity, gender, age, staging, length of survival and cause of death data were analyzed using 39,434 cases of(More)
Many health professionals use large datasets to answer behavioral, translational, or clinical questions. Understanding the impact of missing data in large databases, such as disease registries, can avoid erroneous interpretations of these data. Using the California Cancer Registry, the authors selected seven common cancers, seven sociodemographic and(More)
The USA seeks to eliminate health disparities by stimulating the rapid uptake of health-promoting behaviors within disadvantaged communities. A health journalism internship incorporates social marketing strategies to increase communities' access to cancer information, while helping the interns who are recruited from underrepresented communities gain(More)
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