Publications

Total Partnership Publications = 57

Full Project 1: Nanoshells Enabled Tumor Ablation and Immunotherapy 

  • Sundaramoorthy, S., Badaracco, A.G, Hirsch, S.M., Park, J. H., Davies, T., Dumont, J., Shirasu-Hiza M, Kummel, A.C. Canman, J. C. (2017). Low efficiency upconversion nanoparticles for high-resolution coalignment of near-infrared and visible light paths on a light microscope. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(9), 7929-7940. PMCID: PMC5720688.
  • Anthony, G.J., Bader, K. B., Wang, J., Zamora, M., Ostdiek, A., Antic, T., Krueger S., Weiss S., Trogler W.C., Blair S.L. Kummel, A.C, and Sammet S. (2019). MRI‐guided transurethral insonation of silica‐shell phase‐shift emulsions in the prostate with an advanced navigation platform. Medical Physics, 46(2), 774-788. PMCID in Process.
  • Huang, C. H., Wang, J., Yang, J., Oviedo, J.P., Nam, S., Trogler, W.C., Blair, S L., Kim, M.J., and Kummel, A.C. (2019). Thickness and sphericity control of hollow hard silica shells through iron (III) doping: Low threshold ultrasound contrast agents. Advanced Functional Materials, 1900893. PMCID in Process.
  • Huang, C.H., Mendez, N., Echeagaray, O.H, Weeks, J, Wang, J., Vallez, C.N, Gude, N., Trogler W.C., Carson D.A., Hayashi T., Kummel, A.C. (2019). Conjugation of a small molecule TLR7 agonist to silica nanoshells enhances adjuvant activity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(30), 26637-26647. PMCID in Process.
  • Wang, J.., Huang, C.H, Echeagaray, O.H, Amirfakhri, S., Blair, S.L., Trogler, W.C., Chen, C.C. Kummel, A.C. (2019). Microshell Enhanced Acoustic Adjuvants for Immunotherapy in Glioblastoma. Advanced Therapeutics, 2(10). PMCID in Process
  • Sato-Kaneko, F., Yao, S., Ahmadi, A., Zhang, S.S., Hosoya, T., Kaneda, M.M., Varner, J.A., Pu, M., Messer, K.S., Guiducci, C., Coffman, R.L., Kitaura, K., Matsutani, T., Suzuki, R., Carson, D.A., Hayashi, T., Cohen, E.E. (2017). Combination immunotherapy with TLR agonists and checkpoint inhibitors suppresses head and neck cancer. JCI Insight, 2(18). PMCID: PMC5621908.

Full Project 2: A Randomized Trial of Outreach and Inreach Strategies for Boosting Colorectal Cancer Screening in a Federally-Qualified Health Center Primarily Serving Low Income Hispanic/Latinos 

  • Gupta, S., Nodora, J. (2017). Optimizing the quality of the colorectal cancer-screening continuum: a call to action. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 109(5). PMCID: PMC5441292
  • Castañeda, S. F., Bharti, B., Espinoza-Giacinto, R.A., Sanchez, V., O’Connell, S., Muñoz, F., Meza, M. E., Rojas W., Talavera, G.A., Gupta, S. (2018). Evaluating two evidence-based intervention strategies to promote CRC screening among Latino adults in a primary care setting. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 5(3), 530-535. PMCID: PMC5738296
  • Jager, M, Demb, J., Asghar, A., Selby, K., Mello, E.M., Heskett, K.M., Lieberman, A.J., Geng, Z., Bharti, B., Singh, S., Gupta, S. (2019). Mailed outreach is superior to usual care alone for colorectal cancer screening in the USA: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 64(9), 2489-2496. PMCID: PMC6706307
  • Castañeda, S. F., Bharti, B., Rojas, M., Mercado, S., Bearse, A.M., Camacho, J., Lopez, M.S., Muñoz, F., O’Connell, S., Liu, L., Talavera, G.A., Gupta, S. (In Press). Outreach and inreach strategies for colorectal cancer screening among Latinos at a Federally Qualified Health Center: a randomized controlled trial (2015-2018). American Journal of Public Health. PMCID in Process.

Pilot Project YR 2: Patient Specific Characterization of Cancer Cell Metastatic Potential Using In Vitro and In Silico Models of Tumor Microenvironments 

  • Yeoman, B. M., Katira, P. (2018). A stochastic algorithm for accurately predicting path persistence of cells migrating in 3D matrix environments. PloS One, 13(11), e0207216. PMCID: PMC6366890

Pilot Project YR 2: Is It Race, or Place? Disentangling Racial, Socioeconomic and Geographic Disparities in the Regional Cancer Burden 

  • Zamora, S. M., Pinheiro, P.S., Gomez, S.L., Hastings, K.G., Palaniappan, L.P., Hu, J., Thompson, C.A. (2019). Disaggregating Hispanic American cancer mortality burden by detailed ethnicity. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers, cebp-0872. PMCID: PMC6771432.

Pilot Project YR 3: Leveraging quantitative FIT to optimize colorectal cancer detection and prevention

(Sheila Castañeda, PhD, SDSU, Samir Gupta, MD, UCSD; project period: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2020)
No publications to date 

Pilot Project YR 3: Proyecto Mariposa: Cancer Survivorship Care Planning for Rural Latina Breast Cancer Patients

(Eunjeong Ko, PhD, SDSU, Veronica Cardenas, PhD, UCSD; project period: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2020)
No publications to date 

Pilot Project YR 3: The Role of Metabolic Dehydrogenases in Driving Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

(Christal Sohl, PhD, SDSU, Christian Metallo, PhD, UCSD; project period: 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2020) 
No publications to date 

Planning & Evaluation Core: 

  • Gaida, E., Barrios, A.J., Wolkowicz, R., Crowe, S.E., Bernstein, S.I., Serrano, M.A.Q., Dumbauld, J.N., Pakiz, B., Cripps, R.M., Arredondo, E.M., Martinez, M.E., Madanat, H. (2019). Educating the next generation of undergraduate URM cancer scientists: Results and lessons learned from a Cancer Research Partnership Scholar Program. Journal of Cancer Education. PMCID in process.

Outreach Core:

  • Komenaka, I.K., Nodora, J.N., Madlensky, L., Winton, L.M., Heberer, M.A., Schwab, R.B., Weitzel, J.N., Martinez, M.E. (2016). Participation of low-income women in genetic cancer risk assessment and BRCA 1/2 testing: the experience of a safety-net institution. Journal of Community Genetics, 7(3), 177-183. PMCID: PMC4960024.
  • Nodora, J.N.., Komenaka, I.K., Bouton, M.E., Ohno-Machado, L., Schwab, R., Kim, H.E., Farcas, C., Perez, G., Martinez, M.E. (2016). Biospecimen sharing among Hispanic women in a safety-net clinic: Implications for the Precision Medicine Initiative. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 109(2). PMCID: PMC5040829.
  • Jager, M, Demb, J., Asghar, A., Selby, K., Mello, E.M., Heskett, K.M., Lieberman, A. ., Geng, Z., Bharti, B., Singh, S., Gupta, S. (2019). Mailed outreach is superior to usual care alone for colorectal cancer screening in the USA: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 64(9), 2489-2496. PMCID: PMC6706307.
  • Castañeda, S.F, Gallo, L.C., Nodora, J., Talavera, G.A., Penedo, F.J., Evenson, K.R., Lopez-Gurrola, M.L., Smoller-Wassertheil, S., Sanchez-Johnsen, P.G., Perreira, K.M., Gupta, S. (2019). Colorectal cancer screening among Hispanics/Latinos in the HCHS/SOL sociocultural ancillary study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 100947. PMCID: PMC6639649
  • Bharti, B., May, F.F.P., Nodora, J., Martinez, M.E., Moyano, K., Davis, S.L., Ramers, C.B., Garcia-Bigley, F., O’Connell S., Ronan, K., Barajas, M., Gordon, S., Diaz, G., Ceja, E., Powers, M., Arredondo, E.M., Gupta, S. (2019). Diagnostic colonoscopy completion after abnormal fecal immunochemical testing and quality of tests used at 8 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Southern California: Opportunities for improving screening outcomes. Cancer. 125 (23): 4203- 4209. PMCID in process.

Publications including Partnership-Supported Students:

  • Avellaneda Matteo, D, Wells, G.A, Luna, L.A., Grunseth, A.J., Zagnitko, O., Scott, D.A., Hoang, A., Luthra, A., Swairjo, M.A., Schiffer, J.M., Sohl, C.D. (2018). Inhibitor potency varies widely among tumor-relevant human isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 mutants. Biochemical Journal, 475(20), 3221-3238. PMCID: PMC6422176.
  • Zamora, S.M, Pinheiro, P.S., Gomez, S.L., Hastings, K.G., Palaniappan, L.P., Hu, J., Thompson, C. A. (2019). Disaggregating Hispanic American cancer mortality burden by detailed ethnicity. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers, cebp-0872. PMCID PMC6771432.
  • Tao, L., Schwab, R.B., San Miguel, Y, Gomez, S.L., Canchola, A.J., Gago-Dominguez, M., Komenaka I.K., Murphy, J.D, Molinolo, A.A., Martinez, M.E. (2019). Breast cancer mortality in older and younger patients in California. Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Biomarkers, 28(2), 303-310. PMCID: PMC6363871.
  • Ustjanauskas, A.E, Quinn, G.P., Pan, T.M., Rivera, M., Vazquez-Otero, C., Ung, D., Roetzheim, R.G., Laronga, C., Johnson, K., Norton, M., Carrizosa, C., Munoz, D., Goldenstein, M., Nuhaily, S., Wells, K. J. (2017). Facilitators of survivorship care among underserved breast cancer survivors: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4): 756-763. PMCID: PMC5219875.
  • Ustjanauskas, A.E, Bredice, M., Nuhaily, S., Kath, L., Wells, K.J. (2016). Training in patient navigation: A review of the research literature. Health Promotion Practice, 17(3), 373-381. PMCID: PMC4899310.
  • Arevalo, M, Jacobsen, P.B., Gwede, C.K., Meade, C.D., Quinn, G.P., Luque, J.S., Miguel, G.S., Watson, D., Wells, K.J. (2016). Development and validation of the biobanking attitudes and knowledge survey-Spanish (BANKS-SP). Journal of Community Genetics, 7(4), 303-314. PMCID: PMC5138166.
  • Elder, J.P., Haughton, J., Perez, L.G, Martínez, M.E., De la Torre, C.L., Slymen, D.J., Arredondo, E.M. (2017). Promoting cancer screening among churchgoing Latinas: Fe en Accion/faith in action. Health Education Research, 32(2), 163-173. PMCID: PMC5914432.
  • Yeoman, B. M., Katira, P. (2018). A stochastic algorithm for accurately predicting path persistence of cells migrating in 3D matrix environments. PloS One, 13(11), e0207216. PMCID: PMC6366890
  • Wang, J.., Huang, C.H, Echeagaray, O.H, Amirfakhri, S., Blair, S.L., Trogler, W.C., Chen, C.C. Kummel, A.C. (2019). Microshell Enhanced Acoustic Adjuvants for Immunotherapy in Glioblastoma. Advanced Therapeutics, 2(10)PMICD in process.
  • Huang, C.H., Mendez, N., Echeagaray, O.H, Weeks, J, Wang, J., Vallez, C.N, Gude, N., Trogler W.C., Carson D.A., Hayashi T., Kummel, A.C. (2019). Conjugation of a small molecule TLR7 agonist to silica nanoshells enhances adjuvant activity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(30), 26637-26647. PMCID in process
  • Huang, C.H., Wang, J., Yang, J., Oviedo, J.P., Nam, S., Trogler, W.C., Blair, S.L., Kim, M.J., and Kummel, A.C. (2019). Thickness and sphericity control of hollow hard silica shells through iron (III) doping: Low threshold ultrasound contrast agents. Advanced Functional Materials, 1900893. PMCID in Process.
  • Anthony, G.J., Bader, K.B., Wang, J., Zamora, M., Ostdiek, A., Antic, T., Krueger S., Weiss S., Trogler W.C., Blair S.L. Kummel, A.C, and Sammet S (2019). MRI‐guided transurethral insonation of silica‐shell phase‐shift emulsions in the prostate with an advanced navigation platform. Medical physics, 46(2), 774-788. PMCID in Process.
  • Sundaramoorthy, S., Badaracco, A.G., Hirsch, S.M., Park, J.H, Davies, T., Dumont, J., Shirasu-Hiza, M., Kummel, A.C., Canman, J.C. (2017). Low efficiency upconversion nanoparticles for high-resolution coalignment of near-infrared and visible light paths on a light microscope. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(9), 7929-7940. PMCID: PMC5720688
  • Wells, K.J., Campbell K., Kumar A., Clark T., Jean-Pierre P. Effects of patient navigation on satisfaction with cancer care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer. 26(5):1369-1382. PMCID: PMC5898973.
  • Kung, T.H., Gordon, J.R, Abdullahi, A, Barve, A., Chaudhari, V., Kosambiya, J.K., Kumar, A., Gamit, S., Wells, K.J. (2019). “My husband says this: If you are alive, you can be someone…”: Facilitators and barriers to cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV in India. Cancer Causes & Control, 30(4): 365-374. PMCID: PMC6461359.
  • Jager, M., Demb, J., Asghar, A., Selby, K., Mello, E.M., Heskett, K.M., Lieberman, A.J., Geng, Z., Bharti, B., Singh, S., Gupta, S. (2019). Mailed outreach is superior to usual care alone for colorectal cancer screening in the USA: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 64(9), 2489-2496. PMCID: PMC6706307.
  • Kerr, J, Crist, K., Vital, D.G., Dillon, L., Aden, S.A, Trivedi, M., Castellanos, L.R., Godbole, S., Li, H., Allison, M.A., Khemlina, G.L., Takemoto, M.L., Schenk, K., Sallis, J.F., Grace, M., Dunstan, D.W., Natarajan, L., LaCroix, A.Z., Sears, D.D. (2017). Acute glucoregulatory and vascular outcomes of three strategies for interrupting prolonged sitting time in postmenopausal women: A pilot, laboratory-based, randomized, controlled, 4-condition, 4-period crossover trial. PloS One, 12(11), e0188544. PMCID: PMC5708739.
  • Champagne, B.R., Fox, R.S., Mills, S.D, Sadler, G.R., Malcarne, V.L. (2016). Multidimensional profiles of health locus of control in Hispanic Americans. Journal of Health Psychology, 21(10), 2376-2385. PMCID: PMC5154622.
  • Mills, S.D., Murray, K.E. (2017). A cross-cultural evaluation of ethnic identity exploration and commitment. Journal of College Student Development, 58(3), 315-332. PMCID: PMC6433421.
  • Din, H.N., McDaniels-Davidson, C, Nodora, J.., Madanat, H. (2019). Profiles of a health information–seeking population and the current digital divide: Cross-sectional analysis of the 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey. Journal of Medical Internet research, 21(5), e11931. PMCID: PMC6537507.
  • Baik, S.H, Arevalo, M., Gwede, C., Meade, C.D., Jacobsen, P.B., Quinn, G.P., Wells, K.J. (2016). Development and validation of the Biomedical Research Trust Scale (BRTS) in English and Spanish. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 11(4), 346-356. PMCID: PMC5478706.
  • Baik, S.H, Fox, R.S., Mills, S.D., Roesch, S.C., Sadler, G.R., Klonoff, E.A., Malcarne, V.L. (2019). Reliability and validity of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 in Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference. Journal of Health Psychology, 24(5), 628-639. PMCID: PMC6261792.
  • Kim, J., Mersereau, J.E., Su, H.I., Whitcomb, B.W., Malcarne, V.L., Gorman, J.R. (2016). Young female cancer survivors’ use of fertility care after completing cancer treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(7), 3191-3199. PMCID: PMC4879047.
  • Perez, L.G., Elder, J.P., Haughton, J., Martinez, M.E., Arredondo, E.M. (2018). Socio-demographic moderators of associations between psychological factors and Latinas’ breast cancer screening behaviors. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 20(4), 823-830. PMCID: PMC5787042.
  • Sanchez-Flack, J., Baquero, B., Lin, S., Belch, G., Pickrel, J., Anderson, C., Arredondo, E., Martinez, M.E., Mayer, J., Ji. M, Elder, J., Ayala, G.X. (In Press). Evaluation of store environment changes of an in-store intervention to promote fruits and vegetables in Latino/Hispanic-focused food stores. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. PMCID in Progress

Overall Partnership Publications:

  • Soto, S.H., Arredondo, E.M., Haughton, J., Shakya, H. (2018). Leisure-time physical activity and characteristics of social network support for exercise among Latinas. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(2), 432-439. PMCID: PMC5568499.
  • Broughton, K. M., Sussman, M.A. (2016). Empowering adult stem cells for myocardial regeneration V2. 0: success in small steps. Circulation Research, 118(5), 867-880. PMCID: PMC4780229.
  • Beard, M., Chuang, E., Haughton, J., Arredondo, E.M. (2016). Determinants of implementation effectiveness in a physical activity program for church-going Latinas. Family & Community Health, 39(4), 225-233. PMCID: PMC4991556.
  • Dulai, P.S., Sandborn, W.J., Gupta, S. (2016). Colorectal cancer and dysplasia in inflammatory bowel disease: A review of disease epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management. Cancer Prevention Research, 9(12), 887-894. PMCID: PMC5289746 .
  • Gude, N.A, Firouzi, F., Broughton, K.M., Ilves, K., Nguyen, K.P., Payne, C.R., Sacchi, V., Monsanto, M.M., Casillas, A.R., Khalafalla, F.G., Wang, B.J., Ebeid, D.E., Alvarez, R., Dembitsky, W.P., Bailey, B. A., Berlo, J., Sussman, M.A. (2018). Cardiac c-Kit biology revealed by inducible transgenesis. Circulation Research, 123(1), 57-72. PMCID: PMC6192707.
  • Gude, N.A, Sussman, M.A. (2018). Chasing c-Kit through the heart: Taking a broader view. Pharmacological Research, 127, 110-115. PMCID: PMC5729070
  • Gude, N.A, Broughton, K.M., Firouzi, F., Sussman, M.A. (2018). Cardiac ageing: extrinsic and intrinsic factors in cellular renewal and senescence. Nature Reviews Cardiology, 15(9), 523-542. PMCID in Process.
  • Gomez, S. L., Hurley, S., Canchola, A.J., Keegan, T.H., Cheng, I., Murphy, J.D., Clarke, C.A., Glaser, S.L., Martínez M.E. (2016). Effects of marital status and economic resources on survival after cancer: A population-based study. Cancer, 122(10), 1618-1625. PMCID: 5558592.
  • Martínez, M.E, Anderson, K., Murphy, J.D, Hurley, S., Canchola, A.J., Keegan, T.H., Cheng, I., Clarke, C.A., Glaser, S.L., Gomez, S.L. (2016). Differences in marital status and mortality by race/ethnicity and nativity among California cancer patients. Cancer, 122(10), 1570-1578. PMCID: PMC5523959.
  • Basa, R.C., Davies, V., Li, X., Murali, B., Shah, J., Yang, B., Li, S., Khan, M.W., Tian, M., Tejada, R., Hassan, A., Washington, A. Jr., Mukherjee, B., Carethers, J.M., McGuire, K.L. (2016). Decreased anti-tumor cytotoxic immunity among microsatellite-stable colon cancers from African Americans. PloS One, 11(6), e0156660. PMCID: PMC4911070.
  • Ho, S.B., Hovsepians, R., Gupta, S. (2017). Optimal bowel cleansing for colonoscopy in the elderly patient. Drugs Aging, 34(3):163-172. PMCID: PMC5374979.
  • Bhandari, A., Woodhouse, M., Gupta, S. (2017). Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer incidence and mortality among adults younger than 50 years in the USA: a SEER-based analysis with comparison to other young-onset cancers. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 65(2), 311-315. PMCID: PMC5564445.
  • Truong, L., Tat, J., Booy, M., Le, A., Marasigan, J.M., Yuan, C., Zeng, A., Panchal, A., Sadler, G.R. (2016). The Asian grocery store-based cancer education [rogram: Creating new education modules. Journal of Cancer Education, 31(2):292-300. PMCID: PMC4644696.
  • Wells, K.J, Pan, T.M., Vázquez-Otero, C., Ung, D., Ustjanauskas, A. E., Muñoz, D., Laronga, C., Roetzheim, R.G., Goldenstein, M., Carrizosa, C., Nuhaily, D., Johnson, K., Norton, M., Sims, E., Quinn, G.P. (2016). Barriers and facilitators to endocrine therapy adherence among underserved hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer survivors: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(10), 4123-4130. PMCID: PMC4995114.
  • Martínez, M.E., Gomez, S.L., Tao, L., Cress, R., Rodriguez, D., Unkart, J., Schwab, R., Nodora, J.N., Cook, L., Komenaka, I., Li, C. (2017). Contribution of clinical and socioeconomic factors to differences in breast cancer subtype and mortality between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 166(1), 185-193. PMCID: PMC5647237.
  • Gorman, J.R., Whitcomb, B.W., Standridge, D., Malcarne, V.L., Romero, S.A., Roberts, S.A., Su, H.I. (2017). Adoption consideration and concerns among young adult female cancer survivors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 11(1), 149-157. PMCID: PMC5505638.
  • Gupta, S, Tao, L., Murphy, J.D., Camargo, M.C., Oren, E., Valasek, M.A., Gomez, S.L., Martinez, M.E. (2019). Race/ethnicity-, socioeconomic status-, and anatomic subsite-specific risks for gastric cancer. Gastroenterology, 156(1), 59-62. PMCID: PMC6309455.
  • Syme, M.L., Cohn, T.J. (2016). Examining aging sexual stigma attitudes among adults by gender, age, and generational status. Aging and Mental Health, 20(1), 36-45. PMCID: PMC4805428.
  • Syme, M.L, Cohn, T.J., Barnack-Tavlaris, J. (2017). A comparison of actual and perceived sexual risk among older adults. The Journal of Sex Research, 54(2), 149-160. PMCID: PMC5573595.
  • Baik, S.H., Klonoff, E., Barnes, L.E., Schiaffino, M.K., Wells, K.J. (2019). Mapping the online social network of cancer bloggers. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105319888269. PMCID in progress.
  • Lozano-Pope, I., Sharma, A., Matthias, M., Doran, K.S., Obonyo, M. (2017). Effect of myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 on expression profiles of genes during the development and progression of Helicobacter-induced gastric cancer. BMC Cancer, 17(1), 133. PMCID: PMC5310019.
  • Mills, S.D., Arredondo, E.M., Perez, L.G., Haughton, J., Roesch, S.C., Malcarne, V.L. (2018). Psychometric properties of the God Locus of Health Control Scale in churchgoing Latinas. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 40(2), 227-239. PMCID: PMC6428432.

The Cancer Partnership solicits applications for pilot or full projects. Projects that align strongly with the goal of the Partnership are considered for funding.



NCI grants acknowledged:
  • SDSU: U54 CA132384
  • UCSD MCC: U54 CA132379
Key: Partnership Investigators are bolded and underlined Partnership Scholars are bolded Students at any level are underlined