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Grant Details

Grant Number: 5R50CA211115-05 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Bowles, Erin
Organization: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Project Title: Group Health Cancer Research Program Research Specialist Award
Fiscal Year: 2020


Project Summary/Abstract The goal of this application is to support Erin Bowles, MPH, as a Senior Research Associate at Group Health Research Institute. She supports the Cancer Research Group on multiple NCI-funded projects under the direction of Diana Buist, PhD. Ms. Bowles is an accomplished epidemiologic cancer scientist in areas such as breast cancer screening and treatment. Her work is primarily funded by the National Cancer Institute. Group Health is a learning healthcare system, giving her work the potential to be translated and disseminated into clinical practice. This Research Specialist Award would provide her with 5 years of funding during which she would commit to working on NCI-funded projects such as the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium and Cancer Research Network. These projects have had measurable impacts on healthcare and health outcomes in the US, such as contributing to national breast cancer screening guideline development and providing population-based estimates of cancer treatment outcomes beyond results from clinical trials. On these projects, Ms. Bowles will fill various roles including site PI, project/data manager, clinical liaison, mammographic density reader, statistical analyst, grant writer, publication author, and cancer epidemiologist. She will actively work to ensure project results are broadly disseminated to clinical practice.


Facility Variability in Examination Indication Among Women With Prior Breast Cancer: Implications and the Need for Standardization.
Authors: Buist D.S.M. , Ichikawa L. , Wernli K.J. , Lee C.I. , Henderson L.M. , Kerlikowske K. , Bowles E.J.A. , Miglioretti D.L. , Specht J. , Rauscher G.H. , et al. .
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, 2020 Jun; 17(6), p. 755-764.
EPub date: 2020-01-28.
PMID: 32004483
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Prior breast density awareness, knowledge, and communication in a health system-embedded behavioral intervention trial.
Authors: Mahorter S.S. , Knerr S. , Bowles E.J.A. , Wernli K.J. , Gao H. , Schwartz M.D. , O'Neill S.C. .
Source: Cancer, 2020-04-15; 126(8), p. 1614-1621.
EPub date: 2020-01-24.
PMID: 31977078
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Risk Models for Breast Cancer and Their Validation.
Authors: Brentnall A.R. , Cuzick J. .
Source: Statistical science : a review journal of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, 2020-03-03; 35(1), p. 14-30.
PMID: 32226220
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Changes in use of opioid therapy after colon cancer diagnosis: a population-based study.
Authors: Chen L. , Chubak J. , Yu O. , Pocobelli G. , Ziebell R.A. , Aiello Bowles E.J. , Fujii M.M. , Sterrett A.T. , Boggs J.M. , Burnett-Hartman A.N. , et al. .
Source: Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2019 Dec; 30(12), p. 1341-1350.
EPub date: 2019-10-30.
PMID: 31667710
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A Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Multigene Testing for All Patients With Breast Cancer.
Authors: Sun L. , Brentnall A. , Patel S. , Buist D.S.M. , Bowles E.J.A. , Evans D.G.R. , Eccles D. , Hopper J. , Li S. , Southey M. , et al. .
Source: JAMA oncology, 2019-10-03; , .
EPub date: 2019-10-03.
PMID: 31580391
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Trends in Use of Medical Imaging in US Health Care Systems and in Ontario, Canada, 2000-2016.
Authors: Smith-Bindman R. , Kwan M.L. , Marlow E.C. , Theis M.K. , Bolch W. , Cheng S.Y. , Bowles E.J.A. , Duncan J.R. , Greenlee R.T. , Kushi L.H. , et al. .
Source: JAMA, 2019-09-03; 322(9), p. 843-856.
PMID: 31479136
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Trends in Medical Imaging During Pregnancy in the United States and Ontario, Canada, 1996 to 2016.
Authors: Kwan M.L. , Miglioretti D.L. , Marlow E.C. , Aiello Bowles E.J. , Weinmann S. , Cheng S.Y. , Deosaransingh K.A. , Chavan P. , Moy L.M. , Bolch W.E. , et al. .
Source: JAMA network open, 2019-07-03; 2(7), p. e197249.
EPub date: 2019-07-03.
PMID: 31339541
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Trends in Clinical Breast Density Assessment From the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.
Authors: Sprague B.L. , Kerlikowske K. , Bowles E.J.A. , Rauscher G.H. , Lee C.I. , Tosteson A.N.A. , Miglioretti D.L. .
Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 2019-06-01; 111(6), p. 629-632.
PMID: 30624682
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Risk of second breast cancer events with chronic opioid use in breast cancer survivors.
Authors: Boudreau D.M. , Chen L. , Yu O. , Bowles E.J.A. , Chubak J. .
Source: Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, 2019 05; 28(5), p. 740-753.
EPub date: 2019-04-03.
PMID: 30945381
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Use of antidepressants after colon cancer diagnosis and risk of recurrence.
Authors: Pocobelli G. , Yu O. , Ziebell R.A. , Aiello Bowles E.J. , Fujii M.M. , Sterrett A.T. , Boggs J.M. , Chen L. , Boudreau D.M. , Ritzwoller D.P. , et al. .
Source: Psycho-oncology, 2019 04; 28(4), p. 750-758.
EPub date: 2019-02-14.
PMID: 30703275
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Cardiovascular medication use and risks of colon cancer recurrences and additional cancer events: a cohort study.
Authors: Bowles E.J.A. , Yu O. , Ziebell R. , Chen L. , Boudreau D.M. , Ritzwoller D.P. , Hubbard R.A. , Boggs J.M. , Burnett-Hartman A.N. , Sterrett A. , et al. .
Source: BMC cancer, 2019-03-27; 19(1), p. 270.
EPub date: 2019-03-27.
PMID: 30917783
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Risk of colon cancer recurrence in relation to diabetes.
Authors: Chubak J. , Yu O. , Ziebell R.A. , Bowles E.J.A. , Sterrett A.T. , Fujii M.M. , Boggs J.M. , Burnett-Hartman A.N. , Boudreau D.M. , Chen L. , et al. .
Source: Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2018 Nov; 29(11), p. 1093-1103.
EPub date: 2018-09-22.
PMID: 30244297
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Long-term Accuracy of Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Combining Classic Risk Factors and Breast Density.
Authors: Brentnall A.R. , Cuzick J. , Buist D.S.M. , Bowles E.J.A. .
Source: JAMA oncology, 2018-09-01; 4(9), p. e180174.
EPub date: 2018-09-13.
PMID: 29621362
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Physician perspectives on increasing minorities in cancer clinical trials: an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Initiative.
Authors: Pinto H.A. , McCaskill-Stevens W. , Wolfe P. , Marcus A.C. .
Source: Annals of epidemiology, 2000 Nov; 10(8 Suppl), p. S78-84.
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Authors: Hines J.D. , Oken M.M. , Mazza J.J. , Keller A.M. , Streeter R.R. , Glick J.H. .
Source: Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1984 Jun; 2(6), p. 545-9.
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