Kathryn A. Evers

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We examined recalled measures of adolescent diet, physical activity, and body size in relation to adult breast density in 201 U.S. Chinese immigrant women recruited in January 2002 to May 2003 from Philadelphia region screening programs. Mammographic images were classified into 1 of 4 categories ranging from "entirely fatty" to "extremely dense."(More)
Women with a family history of breast cancer may be at higher risk for breast cancer, but few previous studies evaluating diet and breast cancer have focused on such women. The objective of the present study was to determine whether diet, a modifiable risk factor, is related to breast density among women at high genetic risk for breast cancer. Women with at(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction in breast carcinoma mortality is a major benefit of screening mammography and has been demonstrated in multiple randomized clinical trials and service screening programs. Another benefit from screening is that it allows the patient a wider choice of treatment options, particularly the possibility of conservation surgery. The current(More)
The role of acculturation in the breast cancer risk increase among U.S. Chinese women is unclear. We examined the association between acculturation and breast density in a sample of foreign-born, U.S. Chinese women and examined factors that may explain such an association. Between January 2002 and May 2003, 212 Chinese women were recruited from Philadelphia(More)
BACKGROUND The benefit of breast MRI for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients is uncertain. This study characterizes those receiving MRI versus those who did not, and reports on their short-term surgical outcomes, including time to operation, margin status, and mastectomy rate. STUDY DESIGN All patients seen in a multidisciplinary breast cancer clinic(More)
Guidelines for breast cancer staging exist, but adherence remains unknown. This study evaluates patterns of imaging in early stage breast cancer usually reserved for advanced disease. Surveillance Epidemiology, and End Results data linked to Medicare claims from 1992–2005 were reviewed for stage I/II breast cancer patients. Claims were searched for(More)
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a heterogeneous process, divided into comedo and non-comedo types. The noncomedo subtypes include cribriform, micropapillary, and solid DCIS. DCIS is heterogeneous in biological behavior, histological appearance, and imaging findings. Because of this heterogeneity in biological behavior appropriate treatment has been(More)
The Permanente Journal / Winter 1999 / Volume 3 No. 1 In 1991, a physician satisfaction survey indicated that 13% to 19% of Northwest Permanente physicians had symptoms of burnout. However, the Medical Group’s hospital-based Impaired Physician Committee was seeing only about two clients per year. Most of these clients had advanced substance abuse disorders,(More)