Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

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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.


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