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Grant Number: 3U01CA070013-15S4 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Geller, Berta
Organization: University Of Vermont & St Agric College
Project Title: Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System
Fiscal Year: 2011
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System (VBCSS) proposes in this cooperative agreement application to continue membership in the multi-site National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC). Our goal for this renewal is to continue to collect high quality data and encourage its use for breast cancer surveillance research and policy decisions. As the most rural state in the nation, Vermont is well suited to complement more urban sites currently represented in the NCI Consortium. In addition, with an ongoing statewide mammography-pathology registry coupled with a mandated state cancer registry, our site is well prepared to continue to actively contribute to and utilize surveillance data. Our aims for this proposal are to: 1) maintain and improve a comprehensive, quality controlled, statewide surveillance system that accesses existing records and collects new information from mammography facilities, pathology laboratories, and a population-based cancer registry; 2) encourage use of site-specific and Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium pooled data by local, national and international researchers from multiple disciplines and for diverse types of research and; 3) continue to actively participate in the NCI's Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium through membership of the Steering Committee, telephone and in person meetings, and interact with the project director/scientists at NCI and with the staff and investigators at the Statistical Coordinating Center.

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Publications

When radiologists perform best: the learning curve in screening mammogram interpretation.
Authors: Miglioretti DL, Gard CC, Carney PA, Onega TL, Buist DS, Sickles EA, Kerlikowske K, Rosenberg RD, Yankaskas BC, Geller BM, Elmore JG
Source: Radiology, 2009 Dec;253(3), p. 632-40.
EPub date: 2009 Sep 29.
PMID: 19789234
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Radiologists' performance and their enjoyment of interpreting screening mammograms.
Authors: Geller BM, Bowles EJ, Sohng HY, Brenner RJ, Miglioretti DL, Carney PA, Elmore JG
Source: AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2009 Feb;192(2), p. 361-9.
PMID: 19155395
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Obesity, mammography use and accuracy, and advanced breast cancer risk.
Authors: Kerlikowske K, Walker R, Miglioretti DL, Desai A, Ballard-Barbash R, Buist DS
Source: J Natl Cancer Inst, 2008 Dec 3;100(23), p. 1724-33.
EPub date: 2008 Nov 25.
PMID: 19033562
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Accuracy of short-interval follow-up mammograms by patient and radiologist characteristics.
Authors: Aiello Bowles EJ, Miglioretti DL, Sickles EA, Abraham L, Carney PA, Yankaskas BC, Elmore JG
Source: AJR Am J Roentgenol, 2008 May;190(5), p. 1200-8.
PMID: 18430832
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Breast density in relation to risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in women undergoing screening mammography.
Authors: MacKenzie TA, Titus-Ernstoff L, Vacek PM, Geller B, Weiss JE, Goodrich ME, Carney PA
Source: Cancer Causes Control, 2007 Nov;18(9), p. 939-45.
EPub date: 2007 Jul 19.
PMID: 17638106
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Evidence-based target recall rates for screening mammography.
Authors: Schell MJ, Yankaskas BC, Ballard-Barbash R, Qaqish BF, Barlow WE, Rosenberg RD, Smith-Bindman R
Source: Radiology, 2007 Jun;243(3), p. 681-9.
PMID: 17517927
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Traditionality and cancer screening practices among American Indian women in Vermont.
Authors: Canales MK, Rakowski W, Howard A
Source: Health Care Women Int, 2007 Feb;28(2), p. 155-81.
PMID: 17364978
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Marginal modeling of nonnested multilevel data using standard software.
Authors: Miglioretti DL, Heagerty PJ
Source: Am J Epidemiol, 2007 Feb 15;165(4), p. 453-63.
EPub date: 2006 Nov 22.
PMID: 17121864
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Development of a culturally specific instrument for mammography screening: an example with American Indian women in Vermont.
Authors: Canales MK, Rakowski W
Source: J Nurs Meas, 2006 Fall;14(2), p. 99-115.
PMID: 17086783
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Risk factors for breast carcinoma in situ versus invasive breast cancer in a prospective study of pre- and post-menopausal women.
Authors: Reinier KS, Vacek PM, Geller BM
Source: Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2007 Jul;103(3), p. 343-8.
EPub date: 2006 Oct 25.
PMID: 17063272
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Changes in newspaper coverage about hormone therapy with the release of new medical evidence.
Authors: Haas JS, Geller B, Miglioretti DL, Buist DS, Nelson DE, Kerlikowske K, Carney PA, Breslau ES, Dash S, Canales MK, Ballard-Barbash R
Source: J Gen Intern Med, 2006 Apr;21(4), p. 304-9.
EPub date: 2006 Feb 22.
PMID: 16499542
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Pathologic findings from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium: population-based outcomes in women undergoing biopsy after screening mammography.
Authors: Weaver DL, Rosenberg RD, Barlow WE, Ichikawa L, Carney PA, Kerlikowske K, Buist DS, Geller BM, Key CR, Maygarden SJ, Ballard-Barbash R
Source: Cancer, 2006 Feb 15;106(4), p. 732-42.
PMID: 16411214
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The use of additional imaging increased specificity and decreased sensitivity in screening mammography.
Authors: Geller BM, Vacek PM, Skelly J, Harvey SC
Source: J Clin Epidemiol, 2005 Sep;58(9), p. 942-50.
PMID: 16085198
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Predicting biopsy outcome after mammography: what is the likelihood the patient has invasive or in situ breast cancer?
Authors: Weaver DL, Vacek PM, Skelly JM, Geller BM
Source: Ann Surg Oncol, 2005 Aug;12(8), p. 660-73.
EPub date: 2005 Jun 22.
PMID: 15968496
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Connecting to nativeness: the influence of women's American Indian identity on their health-care decisions.
Authors: Canales MK
Source: Can J Nurs Res, 2004 Dec;36(4), p. 18-44.
PMID: 15739936
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Taking care of self: Health care decision making of American Indian women.
Authors: Canales M
Source: Health Care Women Int, 2004 May;25(5), p. 411-35.
PMID: 15204811
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Moving in between mammography: screening decisions of American Indian women in Vermont.
Authors: Canales MK, Geller BM
Source: Qual Health Res, 2004 Jul;14(6), p. 836-57.
PMID: 15200803
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A prospective study of breast cancer risk using routine mammographic breast density measurements.
Authors: Vacek PM, Geller BM
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2004 May;13(5), p. 715-22.
PMID: 15159301
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Effect of false-positive mammograms on return for subsequent screening mammography.
Authors: Pinckney RG, Geller BM, Burman M, Littenberg B
Source: Am J Med, 2003 Feb 1;114(2), p. 120-5.
PMID: 12586231
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Increased mammography use and its impact on earlier breast cancer detection in Vermont, 1975-1999.
Authors: Vacek PM, Geller BM, Weaver DL, Foster RS Jr
Source: Cancer, 2002 Apr 15;94(8), p. 2160-8.
PMID: 12001112
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Identifying women at risk for inherited breast cancer using a mammography registry.
Authors: Geller BM, Mickey RM, Rairikar CJ, McKinnon WC
Source: J Cancer Educ, 2001 Spring;16(1), p. 46-9.
PMID: 11270900
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The association of increased weight, body mass index, and tissue density with the risk of breast carcinoma in Vermont.
Authors: Lam PB, Vacek PM, Geller BM, Muss HB
Source: Cancer, 2000 Jul 15;89(2), p. 369-75.
PMID: 10918168
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Referral patterns for the evaluation of non-palpable breast abnormalities.
Authors: Geller BM, Oppenheimer RG, Worden JK, Ashley JA
Source: South Med J, 1999 Sep;92(9), p. 886-92.
PMID: 10498164
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