Shira Schwartz

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High-functioning individuals with autism have been found to favor visuospatial processing in the face of typically poor language abilities. We aimed to examine the neurobiological basis of this difference using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging. We compared 12 children with high functioning autism (HFA) to 12 age- and(More)
179 Background: Obesity is an established risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. Though women with high BMI tend to develop less aggressive molecular subtypes, previous studies have shown that they still have a higher risk of recurrence and worse prognosis. The biological mechanisms for this difference in outcome have yet to be identified. The(More)
COPBLAM III, a polychemotherapy regimen consisting of cyclophosphamide, infusional vincristine, prednisone, infusional bleomycin, doxorubicin, and procarbazine, was administered to 51 patients with diffuse large-cell lymphoma. Ninety-six percent of patients age 60 or younger achieved a complete response (CR); none have relapsed. Overall, 88% of patients are(More)
Purpose. In November 2009, the U.S. Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) revised their breast cancer screening guidelines. We evaluated the pattern of screening subsequent to the altered guidelines in a cohort of women. Methods. Our database was queried for the following variables: age, race, method of diagnosis, mass palpability, screening frequency,(More)
Individuals who are given a preventive exam by a primary care provider are more likely to agree to cancer screening. The provider recommendation has been identified as the strongest factor associated with screening utilization. This article provides a framework for breast cancer risk assessment for an advanced practice registered nurse working in primary(More)
127 Background: Inadequate lumpectomy margins are associated with an increased risk of ipsilateral recurrence in patients undergoing breast conserving surgery for cancer. Multiple procedures are often required to achieve acceptable margins, increasing the burden to the patient and the health care system, and potentially delaying other adjuvant treatments. A(More)
INTRODUCTION We performed the present study to better understand the practices and preferences of women with an elevated risk of breast cancer by merging the registries from 2 separate institutions and comparing the clinical characteristics and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS The data from women enrolled in institutional review board-approved registries(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast the clinical characteristics of the triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and non-TNBC patients, with a particular focus on genetic susceptibility and risk factors prior to diagnosis. METHODS Our institutional database was queried for all patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between(More)
112 Background: Maintaining a healthy weight after breast cancer diagnosis has been associated with improved survival outcomes. Lifestyle interventions are particularly important in overweight women who are at an increased risk of overall and breast-cancer specific death compared to non-overweight women. The purpose of this study is to examine the barriers(More)