Ronald Myers, Ph.D.

Medical Oncology


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1014 College Building
1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Dr. Ronald E. Myers received a D.S.W. in Social Welfare Policy in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. Myers completed postdoctoral training in Behavioral Epidemiology at Fox Chase Cancer Center from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Myers conducted cancer prevention and control research in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1994. In 1994, Dr. Myers joined the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University and established a Cancer Prevention and Control Program. In 2001, Dr. Myers was appointed Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic and Preventive Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Myers has conducted cancer prevention, control, and population science research for over 20 years. He has been a principal investigator o­n a number of NIH-funded research grants and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field. His areas of expertise include patient adherence to cancer screening; physician follow-up of abnormal cancer screening test results; and informed and shared decision making in cancer screening, susceptibility testing and clinical trials participation. Currently, Dr. Myers leads a special populations project funded by the NCI Center for Reducing Cancer Health Disparities.


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Selected Publications

Weinberg DS, Turner BJ, Wang H, Myers RE, Miller S. A survey of women regarding factors affecting colorectal cancer screening compliance. Prev Med 2004 Jun;38(6):669-75.. ( Abstract )

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 colorecta cancer screening. Prev Med 2004 Apr;38(4):375-81. ( Abstract )

Kunkel EJ, Meyer B, Daskalakis C, Cocroft J, Jennings-Dozier K, Myers RE. Behaviors used by men to protect themselves against prostate cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2004 Jan;13(1):78-86. ( Abstract )

Baig N, Myers RE, Turner BJ, Grana J, Rothermel T, Schlackman N, Weinberg DS. Physician-reported reasons for limited follow-up of patients with positive fecal occult blood test screening result. Am J Gastroenterol 2003 Sep;98(9):2078-81. ( Abstract )

Turner B, Myers RE, Hyslop T, Hauck WW, Weinberg D, Brigham T, Grana J, Rothermel T, Schlackman N. Physician and patient factors associated with ordering a colon evaluation after a positive fecal occult blood test. J Gen Intern Med 2003 May;18(5):357-63.. ( Abstract )

Singh NN, Wahler RG, Adkins AD, Myers RE. Soles of the Feet: a mindfulness-based self-control intervention for aggression by an individual with mild mental retardation and mental illness. Res Dev Disabil 2003 May-Jun;24(3):158-69.. ( Abstract )

Watts BG, Vernon SW, Myers RE, Tilley BC. Intention to be screened over time for colorectal cancer in male automotive workers. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2003 Apr;12(4):339-49.. ( Abstract )

Myers RE, Anderson LI, Dluzen DE. Estrogen, but not testosterone, attenuates methamphetamine-evoked dopamin output from superfused striatal tissue of female and male mice. Neuropharmacology 2003 Apr;44(5):624-32. ( Abstract )

Voisset C, Myers RE, Carne A, Kellam P, Griffiths DJ. Rabbit endogenous retrovirus-H encodes a functional protease. J Gen Virol 2003 Jan;84(Pt 1):215-25. ( Abstract )

Myers RE, Turner B, Weinberg D, Hauck WW, Hyslop T, Brigham T, Rothermel T, Grana J, Schlackman N. Complete diagnostic evaluation in colorectal cancer screening: researc design and baseline findings. Prev Med 2001 Oct;33(4):249-60. ( Abstract )

Myers RE. Do women treated for breast cancer at teaching hospitals really far better. CMAJ 2001 Jul 24;165(2):147; author reply 149, 151. ( Abstract )

Schooley RT, Clumeck N, Haubrich R, Thompson M, Danner SA, van Der Ende ME, Sereni D, Antunes F, Blake D, Myers RE, Tisdale M, Millard J, Mustafa N, Nacci P. A dose-ranging study to evaluate the antiretroviral activity and safety of amprenavir alone and in combination with abacavir in HIV-infected adults with limited antiretroviral experience. Antivir Ther 2001 Jun;6(2):89-96.. ( Abstract )

Myers RE, Johnston M, Pritchard K, Levine M, Oliver T. Baseline staging tests in primary breast cancer: a practice guideline. CMAJ 2001 May 15;164(10):1439-44. ( Abstract )

Myers RE, Fishbein G, Hyslop T, Hauck WW, Kutch M, Grana JR, Schlackman N. Measuring complete diagnostic evaluation in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Detect Prev 2001;25(2):174-82. ( Abstract )

Vernon SW, Myers RE, Tilley BC, Li S. Factors associated with perceived risk in automotive employees a increased risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2001 Jan;10(1):35-43. ( Abstract )

Myers RE, Hyslop T, Jennings-Dozier K, Wolf TA, Burgh DY, Diehl JA, Lerman C, Chodak GW. Intention to be tested for prostate cancer risk among African-American men. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2000 Dec;9(12):1323-8.. ( Abstract )

Kunkel EJ, Kim JS, Hann HW, Oyesanmi O, Menefee LA, Field HL, Lartey PL, Myers RE. Depression in Korean immigrants with hepatitis B and related live diseases. Psychosomatics 2000 Nov-Dec;41(6):472-80. ( Abstract )

Kunkel EJ, Myers RE, Lartey PL, Oyesanmi O. Communicating effectively with the patient and family about treatmen options for prostate cancer. Semin Urol Oncol 2000 Aug;18(3):233-40. ( Abstract )

Myers RE, Kunkel EJ. Preparatory education for informed decision-making in prostate cance early detection and treatment. Semin Urol Oncol 2000 Aug;18(3):172-7. ( Abstract )

Robinson LH, Myers RE, Snowden BW, Tisdale M, Blair ED. HIV type 1 protease cleavage site mutations and viral fitness implications for drug susceptibility phenotyping assays. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 2000 Aug 10;16(12):1149-56. ( Abstract )

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