Research on the Quality of Cancer Care in Diverse Populations

Articles Published

Social and Clinical Determinants of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. Hawley ST, Jagsi R, Morrow M, Janz NK, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ. Link JAMA Surgery; 2014.
The value of sharing treatment decision-making with patients: are we expecting too much? Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Link JAMA; 2013.
Addressing Over-Treatment in Breast Cancer: The Doctorsí Dilemma. Katz SJ, Morrow M. Link Cancer; 2013;119(20):3584-3588.
Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy for Breast Cancer: Addressing Peace of Mind. Katz SJ, Morrow M. Link JAMA; 2013;310(8):793-794.
Valuing Cancer Care: Challenges and Opportunities. Katz SJ. Link Cancer; 2013;9(3):114-115.
Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Initiation and Persistence in a Diverse Sample of Patients with Breast Cancer. Friese CR, Pini TM, Li Y, Abrahamse PH, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Jagsi R, Janz NK, Hawley ST, Katz SJ, Griggs JJ. Link Breast Cancer Research & Treatment; 2013;138(3):931-939.
Psychosocial service use and unmet need among recentlydiagnosed adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Zebrack BJ, Block R, Hayes-Lattin B, Embry L, Aguilar C, Meeske KA, Li Y, Butler M, Cole S. Link Cancer; 2013;119(1):201-214.
Factors Associated with Receipt of Breast Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy in a Diverse Population-Based Sample. Griggs JJ, Hawley ST, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Friese CR, Salem B, Abrahamse P, Katz SJ. Link Journal of Clinical Oncology; 2012;30(25):3058-64.
Patterns of Use and Patient Satisfaction with Breast Reconstruction among Obese Patients: Results from a Population-Based Study. Kulkarni AR, Katz SJ, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Alderman AK. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; 2012;130(2):263-70.
Coordination of Breast Cancer Care Between Radiation Oncologists and Surgeons: A Survey Study International. Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ. Link International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics; 2012;82(5):2072-8.
Surgeon-level Variation in Patientsí Appraisals of their Breast Cancer Treatment Experiences. Hawley ST, Lillie SE, Morris AM, Graff JJ, Hamilton A, Katz SJ. Link Annals of Surgical Oncology; 2013;20(1):7-14.
The Role of Clinicians in Determining Radioactive Iodine Use for Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer. Haymart MR, Banerjee M, Yang D, Stewart AK, Koenig RJ, Griggs JJ. Link Cancer; 2013;119(2):255-265.
The influence of non-clinical patient factors on medical oncologistsí decisions to recommend breast cancer adjuvant chemotherapy. Pini TM, Hawley ST, Li Y, Katz SJ, Griggs JJ. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment; 2012;134(2):867-874.
Margins in Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Is Bigger Really Better? Morrow M, Katz SJ (editorial). Link Journal of the National Cancer Institute; 2012;104(7)
The Challenge of Individualizing Treatments for Patients With Breast Cancer. Katz SJ, Morrow M (editorial). Link JAMA; 2012;307(13):1379-80
The Challenge of Developing Quality Measures for Breast Cancer Surgery. Morrow M, Katz SJ. Link JAMA; 2012;307(5):509-510.
Receipt of delayed breast reconstruction after mastectomy: do women revisit the decision? Alderman AK, Hawley ST, Morrow M, Salem B, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ. Link Annals of Surgical Oncology; 2011;18(6):1748-1756.
Use of Radioactive Iodine for Thyroid Cancer. Haymart MR, Banerjee M, Stewart AK, Koenig RJ, Birkmeyer JD, Griggs JJ. Link JAMA; 2011;306(7)721-728.
Measuring quality in colorectal surgery. Morris AM (editorial) Link British Medical Journal; 2011;343:d4859.
Dissemination of Quality Care Research Findings to Breast Oncology Surgeons. Shiovitz S, Gay A, Morris A, Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Link Journal of Oncology Practice; 2011; 7(4)257-262.
Underascertainment of Radiation Therapy Receipt in SEER Data. Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Hawley ST, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. Link Cancer; 2011,118(2)333-341.
Correlates of Worry about Recurrence in a Multi-Ethnic Population-Based Sample of Women with Breast Cancer. Janz NK, Hawley ST, Mujahid MS, Griggs JJ, Alderman AK, Graff JJ, Jagsi R, Katz SJ. Link Cancer 2011;(9)1827-1836.
Comparative Effectiveness of Ductal Carinoma In Situ Management and the Roles of Margins and Surgeons. Dick AW, Sorbero MS, Ahrendt GM, Hayman JA, Gold HT, Schiffhauer L, Stark A, Griggs JJ. Link Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2011;103:92-104.
Perceptions of care coordination among a population-based sample of diverse breast cancer patients. Hawley ST, Janz NK, Lillie SE, Friese CR, Griggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ Patient Education and Counseling 2010;81 Suppl:S34-40.
Understanding the Employment of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Breast Cancer Care. Friese CR, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Jagsi R, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Janz NK, Katz SJ. Journal of Oncology Practice 2010;6:312-316.
Racial/ethnic differences in job loss for women with breast cancer. Mujahid MS, Janz NK, Hawley ST, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Griggs JJ, Katz SJ. Link Journal of Cancer Survivorship Mar 2011;5(1):102-111.
Does it matter where you go for breast surgery?: Attending Surgeonís Influence on Variation in Receipt of Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Katz SJ, Hawley ST, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Friese CR, Alderman AK, Griggs JJ, Hamilton A, Graff JJ, Hofer TP. Link Medical Care 2010;48:892-9.
Satisfaction with Career Choice among U.S. Plastic Surgeons: Results from a National Survey. Streu R, Hawley ST, Abrahamse P, Gay AA, Salem B, Alderman AK Link Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2010;126(2):636-42.
Patterns and Correlates of Adjuvant Radiotherapy Receipt After Lumpectomy and After Mastectomy for Breast Cancer. Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Hawley ST, Girggs JJ, Graff JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. Link Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010;28(14):2396-2403.
Involving patients in the decision-making process regarding breast cancer treatment: implications for surgery utilization. Hawley ST (editorial) Link Women's Health 2010 Mar; 6(2):161-4.
Coordinating Cancer Care: Patient and Practice Management Processes Among Surgeons Who Treat Breast Cancer. Katz SJ, Hawley ST, Morrow M, Griggs JJ, Jagsi R, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Friese CR, Hofer TP Link Medical Care 2010;48(1):45-51.
Racial/ethnic differences in quality of life after diagnosis of breast cancer. Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Alderman AK, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ Link Journal of Cancer Survivorship 2009;3(4):212-222.
What is an Adequate Margin for Breast-Conserving Surgery? Surgeon Attitudes and Correlates. Azu M, Abrahamse P, Katz SJ, Jagsi R, Morrow M Link Annals of Surgical Oncology 2010;17:558-63.
Surgeon recommendations and receipt of mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer. Morrow M, Jagsi R, Alderman AK, Griggs JJ, Hawley ST,Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ Link JAMA 2009;302(14):1551-1556.
Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction: results from a population-based study. Alderman AK, Hawley ST, Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Morrow M, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Katz SJ Link Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009;27.
Decision Involvement and Receipt of Mastectomy among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Breast Cancer Patients. Hawley ST, Hamilton AS, Graff JJ, Janz NK, Griggs JJ, Morrow M, Jagsi R, Salem B, Katz SJ Link Journal of National Cancer Institute 2009;101(19):1337-1447.
Hospital factors and racial disparities in mortality after surgery for breast and colon cancer. Breslin Tm, Morris AM, Gu N, Wong S, Finlayson EV, Banerjee M, Birkmeyer JD Link Journal of Clinical Oncology 2009;27(24):3945-3950.
Latinas and breast cancer outcomes: population-based sampling, ethnic identity and acculturation assessment. Hamilton AS, Hofer TP, Hawley ST, Morrell D, Leventhal M, Deapen D, Salem B, Katz SJ Link Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2009;18(7):2022-9.
The impact of sociodemographic, treatment, and work support on missed work after breast cancer diagnosis. Mujahid MS, Janz NK, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ Link Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2009;119(1):213-20.
Post-mastectomy radiotherapy for breast cancer. Jagsi R, Abrahamse P, Morrow M, Griggs JJ, Schwartz K, Katz SJ Link Cancer 2009;115(6) 1185-1193.
Breast biopsy patterns and outcomes in surveillance, epidemiology, and end results-medicare data. Friese CR, Neville BA, Edge SB, Hassett MJ, Earle CC Link Cancer 2009;15(4):716-724.
Residual treatment disparities after oncology referral for rectal cancer. Morris AM, Billingsley KG, Hayanga AJ, Matthews B, Baldwin LM, Birkmeyer JD.Link Journal of National Cancer Institute 2008;100(10):738-744.
Understanding the impact of breast reconstruction on the surgical decision-making process for breast cancer. Alderman AK, Hawley ST, Waljee J, Mujahid M, Morrow M, Katz SJ. Link Cancer 2008;112(3): 489-494.
The influence of age on the breast surgery decision making process. Bleicher RJ, Abrahamse P, Hawley ST, Katz SJ, Morrow M. Link Annals of Surgical Oncology 2008;15(3): 854-862.
Latina patient perspectives about informed treatment decision making for breast cancer. Hawley ST, Hamilton A, Janz NK, Griggs JJ, Aldeman AK, Mujahid M, Katz SJ. Link Patient Education and Counseling 2008;73(2):363-370.
Racial/ethnic disparities in knowledge about risks and benefits of breast cancer treatment: does it matter where you go? Hawley ST, Fagerlin A, Janz NK, Katz SJ. Link Health Services Research 2008, 43(4):1366-1387.
Racial/Ethnic differences in adequacy of information and support for women with breast cancer. Janz NK, Mujahid MS, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Hamilton AS, Katz SJ. Link Cancer 2008;113:1058-1067.
Correlates of referral practices of general surgeons to plastic surgeons for mastectomy reconstruction. Alderman AK, Hawley ST, Waljee J, Morrow M, Katz SJ. Link Cancer 2007;109:1715-1720.
Factors associated with patient involvement in surgical treatment decision making for breast cancer. Hawley ST, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Salem B, Morrow M, Schwartz K, Liu L, Katz SJ. Link Patient Education and Counseling 2007;65(3):387-395.
Symptom experience and quality of life of women following breast cancer treatment. Janz NK, Mujahid M, Chung LK, Lantz PM, Hawley ST, Morrow M, Schwartz K, Katz SJ. Link Journal of Women's Health 2007;16(9):1348-1361.
From policy to patients and back: surgical treatment decision-making for patients with breast cancer. Katz SJ, Hawley ST. Link Health Affairs 2007;26(3):761-769.
Patterns and correlates of patient referral to surgeons for treatment of breast cancer. Katz SJ, Hofer TP, Hawley S, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Morrow M. Link

With accompanying Editorial by Katherine L. Kahn; On Referral Patterns for Patients with Breast Cancer January 2007;25(3)244-246.
Journal of Clinical Oncology 2007;25(3):271-276.
Conflicts in decision making for breast cancer surgery. Opatt D, Morrow M, Hawley S, Schwartz K, Janz NK, Katz SJ. Link Annals of Surgical Oncology 2007;14(9):2463-2469.
Patient satisfaction with treatment of breast cancer: does surgeon specialization matter? Waljee JF, Hawley ST, Alderman AK, Morrow M, Katz SJ. Link Journal of Clinical Oncology 2007;25(24):3694-3698.
An informed decision?: Breast cancer patients and their knowledge about treatment. Fagerlin, A, Lakhani I, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Morrow M, Schwartz K, Deapen D, Salem B, Liu L, Katz SJ. Link Patient Education and Counseling 2006;64:303-312.
Correlates of between-surgeon variation in breast cancer treatments. Hawley ST, Hofer TP, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Morrow M, Katz SJ. Link

With accompanying Editorial by Rebecca A. Silliman; Whither Quality of Breast Cancer Care? July 2006;44(7)607-608.
Medical Care 2006;44(7):609-616.
The influence of race, ethnicity and Individual socioeconomic factors on breast cancer stage at diagnosis. Lantz, PM, Mujahid M, Schwartz K, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Salem B, Liu L, Deapen D, Katz SJ. Link American Journal of Public Health 2006;96:2173-2178.
Population-based study of the relationship of treatment and sociodemographics on quality of life for early stage breast cancer. Janz NK, Mujahid M, Lantz PM, Fagerlin A, Salem B, Morrow M, Deapen D, Katz SJ. Link Quality of Life Research. 2005;14(6):1467-1479.
Satisfaction with surgery outcomes and the decision process in a population-based sample of women with breast cancer. Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Lakhani I, Salem B, Katz SJ. Link

With accompanying Commentary by Nananda F. Co, Christine Duffy, and Carol Landaul; Surgical Decisions after Breast Cancer: Can Patients be too Involved in Decision Making? HSR: Health Serv Res 2005;40(3):769-779.
Health Services Research. 2005;40(3):745-767.
Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles county. Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Paredes Y, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Liu L, Deapen D. Link American Journal of Public Health. 2005;95(12):2225-2230.
Patient involvement In surgery treatment decisions for breast cancer. Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Salem B, Lakhani I, Morrow M. Link

With accompanying Editorial by Ann B. Nattinger; Variation in the Choice of Breast-Conserving Surgery or Mastectomy: Patient or Physician Decision Making? August 2005;23(4):5429-5431.

This article was selected for the Best of the Journal of Clinical Oncology issue highlighting the finest clinical research published in the Journal in 2005 and 2006.
Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2005;23(24):5526-5533.
Patterns and correlates of local therapy for women with ductal carcinoma in situ. Katz SJ, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Salem B, Lakhani I, Morrow, M. Link Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2005; 23(13):3001-3007.
Surgeon perspectives about local therapy for breast carcinoma. Katz SJ, Lantz, PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Salem B, Lakhani I, Morrow M. Link Cancer 2005;104(9):1854-1861.
Correlates of breast reconstruction: results from a population-based study. Morrow M, Mujahid M, Lantz PM, Janz NK, Fagerlin A, Schwartz K, Liu L, Deapen D, Salem B, Lahkani I, Katz SJ. Link Cancer 2005;104:2340-2346.