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Rosemary Cress, DrPH

Dr. Rosemary Cress graduated with her DrPH from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and has been a cancer epidemiologist with the Public Health Institute since 1995. She is a Research Program Director II and SEER Principal Investigator with the Public Health Institute’s Cancer Registry of Greater California (CRGC), one of three SEER registries that make up the population-based California Cancer Registry. Her research activities are focused on use of cancer registry data to identify disparities in treatment and survival for California cancer patients by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and treatment.

SEER-Linked Virtual Repository

The goal of this study is to utilize the Cancer Registry of Greater California to serve as a resource for biospecimen research, by locating patients with biospecimens in pathology laboratories, retrieving those biospecimens and annotating them with information from the registry.

Cancer Registries as a Resource for Linking Bioethics and Environmental Ethics (2017)

The Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on BioEthics Issues, Dr. Lisa M. Lee, recently authored a call for a bridge between the field...

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Green Light: A Correlation of Cancer Survivorship and Insurance Coverage in California Counties (2017)

With healthcare and access to health insurance again garnering intense political attention in Congress across the country, and in California, PHI&#...

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Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer: Results from a CDC-NPCR Patterns of Care Study (2009)

This study evaluates adjuvant chemotherapy use for Stage III colon cancer, reviewing the treatment of patients with surgically treated stage III co...

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More than one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year, and low-income communities and communities of color at highe...

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Research - Surveillance

Understanding emerging and existing health threats begins with good data.PHI leads efforts in collecting, analysing and interpreting public health ...

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