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BACKGROUND Bortezomib with dexamethasone is a standard treatment option for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Carfilzomib with dexamethasone has shown promising activity in patients in this disease setting. The aim of this study was to compare the combination of carfilzomib and dexamethasone with bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed(More)
BACKGROUND Latinas are the fastest growing racial ethnic group in the United States and have an incidence of breast cancer that is rising three times faster than that of non-Latino white women, yet their mammography use is lower than that of non-Latino women. OBJECTIVES We explored factors that predict satisfaction with health-care relationships and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite its effectiveness in reducing mortality, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates are low, especially among low-income and minority groups; however, physician recommendation can increase screening rates. METHODS We performed a multilevel analysis of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey data linked to Medicare claims and the Area(More)
With improving survival and a decreasing probability of receiving a transplant, patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are more likely to remain on hemodialysis therapy for more years than in the past. This study evaluates the effect of years on dialysis (vintage) on relative risk (RR) for death with and without adjustment for comorbidities and(More)
BACKGROUND African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer than whites and have shorter survival once they are diagnosed. In this analysis, the authors examined racial differences in clinical outcomes among patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who received bevacizumab. METHODS The study cohort consisted of(More)
Mammography screening rates among Chinese American women have been reported to be low. This study examines whether and how culture views and language ability influence mammography adherence in this mostly immigrant population. Asymptomatic Chinese American women (n = 466) aged 50 and older, recruited from the Washington, D.C. area, completed a telephone(More)
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death for the U.S. Hispanic population. The goal of this study was to identify social and behavioral correlates of smoking behavior among urban, multiethnic Latino primary care patients seen in community clinics. Spanish-language interviews were completed with 141 current smokers and 158 former and nonsmokers.(More)
BACKGROUND Montgomery County established a colorectal cancer education, screening, and treatment program as part of the Maryland state cancer program. The program removed barriers to screening by providing free endoscopy (predominantly colonoscopy) to uninsured county residents. METHODS The education component was available to the general public and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the hypothesis that adherence to colon cancer screening guidelines among Chinese women was associated with Eastern cultural views and anxiety about developing colon cancer. DESIGN Cross-sectional data from a community-based longitudinal study were used to examine the hypothesis of this study. Measures of(More)
Limited data exist regarding treatment patterns and outcomes in elderly patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). registHER is an observational study of patients (N = 1,001) with HER2-positive MBC diagnosed within 6 months of enrollment and followed until death, disenrollment, or June 2009 (median follow-up 27 months). Outcomes were(More)