Rebecca A. Morris

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Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors face unique challenges not systematically addressed by cancer clinicians. Four focus groups and two individual interviews were conducted with 19 survivors to profile experiences and identify key concerns for future interventions. The resultant themes reflect cancer care continuum challenges (such as delays in(More)
Shorter survival has been associated with low socioeconomic status (SES) among elderly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients; however it remains unknown whether the same relationship holds for younger patients. We explored the California Cancer Registry (CCR), to investigate this relationship in adolescent and young adult (AYA) NHL patients diagnosed from(More)
Advances have been made in treatment and outcomes for pediatric cancer. However adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer have not experienced similar relative improvements. We undertook a study to develop the methodology necessary for epidemiologic cancer research in these age groups. Our goal was to create the Kids, Adolescents, and Young Adults(More)
Cancer registry survival analyses have shown that adolescent and young adult patients with low socioeconomic status (SES) have reduced survival compared to those with higher SES. The objective of this study was to determine whether neighborhood- (nSES) and/or individual-level SES (iSES) also predicted current quality of life in adolescent and young adult(More)
Research on perinatal/prenatal exposure of the immature organism to neurotoxins, including drugs of abuse, therapeutic drugs, and environmental toxins is of interest not only to the scientific community but to the legal community as well. Research findings on damage to the developing organism are being assimilated into public policy through criminal and(More)
New perinatal toxicology research findings not only extend scientific knowledge but they also produce legal changes as they reach public domain. This article examines the interaction between perinatal drug research and the law. The reactivity of the law in assimilating research on exposure of the developing organism to a broad range of neurotoxins,(More)
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