Lewis E. Peterson

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BACKGROUND Morbidity and mortality from colorectal cancer (CRC) are heightened among the socioeconomically disadvantaged. METHOD A randomized controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a videotaped intervention using peer educators as well as a health professional to increase compliance with fecal occult blood test (FOBT) screening.(More)
PURPOSE To define the impact of a negative BRCA1 test result on subsequent breast cancer screening behavior in women. METHODS Longitudinal study of a community-based sample of Ashkenazi Jews offered testing for the 185delAG BRCA1 mutation in 1996. Of 309 participants, 118 women were mutation negative, of average risk (based on family history of cancer),(More)
We report results when one alcoholism related quantitative trait, monoamine oxidase B (MAOB), is analyzed by the variance components approach for linkage [Amos, 1994; Amos et al., 1996] using the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism data set provided for the Genetic Analysis Workshop 11. We used two different covariate models, one with age at(More)
A study of air conditioning irrigation on 4 varieties of potatoes was conducted over a 3-year period. Low volume irrigation during midday when the temperature was high was compared with the usual practice of applying 1″ of water at 3 to 4 day intervals when rainfall was inadequate. Air conditioning markedly increased yield in 1966 and 1968 when temperatures(More)
We performed two-point linkage analysis during a genome-wide search for susceptibility genes that predispose to alcohol dependence with the Collaborative Study on the Genetics on Alcoholism (COGA) data made available for the Genetic Analysis Workshop 11 (GAW11). For chromosomes 1 and 4 our findings supported results reported by Reich et al. [1998] based on(More)
We report the results of the analysis of three measures of alcoholism and six associated symptoms using transmission disequilibrium (TDT) analysis on data from the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism data set. Implementation of identity-by-state (IBS) routines for error checking revealed 10 reported full siblings that were rejected as a full(More)
Within the last decade, a substantial amount of attention has been devoted to etiological research on the association between exposure to fallout radionuclides from the Chernobyl accident and radiation-induced late effects (cancer) among children. A majority of the studies completed to date have been of the descriptive type, which only correlate average(More)
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