Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University


Highlighted Publications

For almost 30 years, I have contributed to successful NIH- and ACS-funded peer-reviewed randomized trials that have identified effective theory-based patient decision support and navigation methods that increase colorectal cancer screening in diverse patient populations and primary care settings. A selected list of related peer-reviewed publications from this work is provided below.

Myers RE, Turner B, Weinberg D, Hyslop T, Hauck WW, Brigham T, Rothermel T, Grana J, Schlackman N. Impact of a physician-oriented intervention on follow-up in colorectal cancer screening. Prev Med. 2004 Apr;38(4):375-81. PubMed PMID: 15020170.

Myers RE, Sifri R, Hyslop T, Rosenthal M, Vernon SW, Cocroft J, Wolf T, Andrel J, Wender R. A randomized controlled trial of the impact of targeted and tailored interventions on colorectal cancer screening. Cancer. 2007 Nov 1;110(9):2083-91. PubMed PMID: 17893869.

Myers RE, Hyslop T, Sifri R, Bittner-Fagan H, Katurakes NC, Cocroft J, Dicarlo M, Wolf T. Tailored navigation in colorectal cancer screening. Med Care. 2008 Sep;46(9 Suppl 1):S123-31. PubMed PMID: 18725824.

Myers RE, Sifri R, Daskalakis C, DiCarlo M, Geethakumari PR, Cocroft J, Minnick C, Brisbon N, Vernon SW. Increasing colon cancer screening in primary care among African Americans. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Dec;106(12)PubMed PMID: 25481829; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4817126.

During my career, I have conducted NIH- and CDC-funded, peer-reviewed randomized trials focused on developing effective decision support interventions in cancer care. A selected list of peer-reviewed publications on findings from this effort is provided below.

Myers RE. Decision counseling in cancer prevention and control. Health Psychol. 2005 Jul;24(4S):S71-7. PubMed PMID: 16045422.

Myers RE, Daskalakis C, Kunkel EJ, Cocroft JR, Riggio JM, Capkin M, Braddock CH 3rd. Mediated decision support in prostate cancer screening: a randomized controlled trial of decision counseling. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 May;83(2):240-6. PubMed PMID: 20619576.

Leader A, Daskalakis C, Braddock CH 3rd, Kunkel EJ, Cocroft JR, Bereknyei S, Riggio JM, Capkin M, Myers RE. Measuring informed decision making about prostate cancer screening in primary care. Med Decis Making. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):327-36. PubMed PMID: 21685377.

My research has contributed to the understanding of the impact of genetic risk feedback in populations at risk for cancer. Selected peer-reviewed publications of my work in this area are provided below.

Myers RE, Manne SL, Wilfond B, Sifri R, Ziring B, Wolf TA, Cocroft J, Ueland A, Petrich A, Swan H, DiCarlo M, Weinberg DS. A randomized trial of genetic and environmental risk assessment (GERA) for colorectal cancer risk in primary care: trial design and baseline findings. Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 Jan;32(1):25-31. PubMed PMID: 20828635; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3006063.

Hall MJ, Manne SL, Myers RE, Keenan EM, Balshem AM, Weinberg DS. Predictors of patient uptake of colorectal cancer gene environment risk assessment. Genome Med. 2012 Nov 29;4(11):92. PubMed PMID: 23194586; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3580425.

Weinberg DS, Myers RE, Keenan E, Ruth K, Sifri R, Ziring B, Ross E, Manne SL. Genetic and environmental risk assessment and colorectal cancer screening in an average-risk population: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 21;161(8):537-45. PubMed PMID: 25329201; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4412019.

Myers RE, Ruth K, Manne SL, Cocroft J, Sifri R, Ziring B, Burgh D, Ross E, Weinberg DS. Effects of genetic and environmental risk assessment feedback on colorectal cancer screening adherence. J Behav Med. 2015 Oct;38(5):777-86. PubMed PMID: 25783675.

I have successfully carried out peer-reviewed funded research on the development of effective interventions to reduce disparities in the field of cancer prevention and control. Selected publications in this important area are presented below.

Myers RE, Daskalakis C, Cocroft J, Kunkel EJ, Delmoor E, Liberatore M, Nydick RL, Brown ER, Gay RN, Powell T, Powell RL. Preparing African-American men in community primary care practices to decide whether or not to have prostate cancer screening. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Aug;97(8):1143-54. PubMed PMID: 16173330; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2576013.

Tiro JA, Vernon SW, Hyslop T, Myers RE. Factorial validity and invariance of a survey measuring psychosocial correlates of colorectal cancer screening among African Americans and Caucasians. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Dec;14(12):2855-61. PubMed PMID: 16365000.

Myers RE, Berry A, Bradley P, Cocroft J, Daskalakis C, Delmoor E, Fleisher L, Kasper-Keintz M, Witt D. Increasing access to clinical and educational studies. Cancer. 2006 Oct 15;107(8 Suppl):1962-70. PubMed PMID: 16986164.

Myers RE, Sifri R, Daskalakis C, DiCarlo M, Geethakumari PR, Cocroft J, Minnick C, Brisbon N, Vernon SW. Increasing colon cancer screening in primary care among African Americans. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Dec;106(12)PubMed PMID: 25481829; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4817126.

Recent Publications

Decision Support and Shared Decision Making About Active Surveillance Versus Active Treatment Among Men Diagnosed with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: a Pilot Study

Role of genetic testing for inherited prostate cancer risk: Philadelphia prostate cancer consensus conference 2017

Taxonomy for colorectal cancer screening promotion: Lessons from recent randomized controlled trials

Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio associated with prognosis of lung cancer

What is a good medical decision? A research agenda guided by perspectives from multiple stakeholders

Prospective and longitudinal evaluations of telomere length of circulating DNA as a risk predictor of hepatocellular carcinoma in HBV patients

Longitudinally collected CTCs and CTC-clusters and clinical outcomes of metastatic breast cancer

Multiregion whole-exome sequencing of matched primary and metastatic tumors revealed genomic heterogeneity and suggested polyclonal seeding in colorectal cancer metastasis

A survey of physician receptivity to molecular diagnostic testing and readiness to act on results for early-stage colon cancer patients

Effects of Cancer Stage and Treatment Differences on Racial Disparities in Survival from Colon Cancer: A United States Population-Based Study

Cell-free circulating mitochondrial DNA content and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic HBV infection

Prospective assessment of the prognostic value of circulating tumor cells and their clusters in patients with advanced-stage breast cancer

Effects of genetic and environmental risk assessment feedback on colorectal cancer screening adherence

The effects of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents on the short-term and long-term survivals in metastatic breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: a SEER population-based study

Using concept mapping to explore barriers and facilitators to breast cancer screening in formerly homeless women with serious mental illness

Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Content Associated with the Risk of Liver Cirrhosis: A Nested Case–Control Study

Personal navigation increases colorectal cancer screening uptake

Racial disparity in breast cancer survival: the impact of pre-treatment hematologic variables

Aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index as a prospective predictor of hepatocellular carcinoma risk in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection

Modeling the overall survival of patients with advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer using data of routine laboratory tests