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Dennis Deapen, DPH
Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Preventive Medicine
SSB 305D 2001 N. Soto Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 1574

Overview

Dennis Deapen, DrPH received a B.S. in Psychology in 1975 at Walla Walla College in Washington, a Masters in Public Health - Epidemiology in 1977 at Loma Linda University in California, and a Doctorate in Public Health - Epidemiology at University California Los Angeles in 1982. Currently the Director of the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is past president of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Major areas of interest are human health risks of breast implants, epidemiology and etiology of cancer, neurologic and connective tissue diseases, development of innovative methodologies for the above, and methods of assessing occupational and socioeconomic determinants of cancer.

Publications

Reproductive factors and the risk of triple-negative breast cancer in white women and African-American women: a pooled analysis. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Jan 13; 19(1):6. View in: PubMed

Body size over the life-course and the risk of endometrial cancer: the California Teachers Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Dec; 27(12):1419-1428. View in: PubMed

Stomach cancer disparity among Korean Americans by tumor characteristics: comparison with non-Hispanic whites, Japanese Americans, South Koreans, and Japanese. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Dec 01. View in: PubMed

Centralized access to cancer registries. Ann Epidemiol. 2016 Nov; 26(11):754-756. View in: PubMed

The experience of accommodating privacy restrictions during implementation of a large-scale surveillance study of an osteoporosis medication. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 Aug; 25(8):960-8. View in: PubMed

Breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphomas among females in the California Teachers Study cohort. Br J Haematol. 2016 Aug; 174(3):480-3. View in: PubMed

Residential cancer cluster investigation nearby a Superfund Study Area with trichloroethylene contamination. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 May; 27(5):607-13. View in: PubMed

Disparities in colorectal cancer incidence among Latino subpopulations in California defined by country of origin. Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Feb; 27(2):147-55. View in: PubMed

Validity of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin in Population-based Cancer Registries and Rapid Case Ascertainment Enhanced With a Spanish Surname List. Med Care. 2016 Jan; 54(1):e1-8. View in: PubMed

Case-linked analysis of clinical trial enrollment among adolescents and young adults at a National Cancer Institute-Designated comprehensive cancer center. Cancer. 2015 Dec 15; 121(24):4398-406. View in: PubMed

Common Immune-Related Exposures/Conditions and Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Case-Control Study of Disease-Discordant Twin Pairs. Am J Epidemiol. 2015 Sep 1; 182(5):417-25. View in: PubMed

Reduced risk of breast cancer associated with recreational physical activity varies by HER2 status. Cancer Med. 2015 Jul; 4(7):1122-35. View in: PubMed

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma occurring in women with breast implants: analysis of 173 cases. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):695-705. View in: PubMed

Quality of diagnostic staging in patients with bladder cancer: A process-outcomes link. Cancer. 2015 Feb 1; 121(3):379-85. View in: PubMed

Leveraging state cancer registries to measure and improve the quality of cancer care: a potential strategy for california and beyond. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015; 107(5). View in: PubMed

Lifetime exposure to estrogens and Parkinson's disease in California teachers. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2014 Nov; 20(11):1149-56. View in: PubMed

Acute myeloid leukemia risk by industry and occupation. Leuk Lymphoma. 2014 Nov; 55(11):2584-91. View in: PubMed

Cancer incidence trends among native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in the United States, 1990-2008. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Aug 7; 105(15):1086-95. View in: PubMed

Cancer incidence trends among Asian American populations in the United States, 1990-2008. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Aug 7; 105(15):1096-110. View in: PubMed

Long-term and baseline recreational physical activity and risk of endometrial cancer: the California Teachers Study. Br J Cancer. 2013 Aug 6; 109(3):761-8. View in: PubMed

Quantitative measures of estrogen receptor expression in relation to breast cancer-specific mortality risk among white women and black women. Breast Cancer Res. 2013; 15(5):R90. View in: PubMed

Mortality risk of black women and white women with invasive breast cancer by hormone receptors, HER2, and p53 status. BMC Cancer. 2013; 13:225. View in: PubMed

Leukemia among male construction workers in California, 1988-2007. Leuk Lymphoma. 2012 Nov; 53(11):2228-36. View in: PubMed

Positive and negative psychosocial impact of being diagnosed with cancer as an adolescent or young adult. Cancer. 2012 Oct 15; 118(20):5155-62. View in: PubMed

Lung cancer risk among construction workers in California, 1988-2007. Am J Ind Med. 2012 May; 55(5):412-22. View in: PubMed

Cancer Risk among Cosmetic Breast Implant Patients: An Update of the Los Angeles Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar; 129(3):575e-6e. View in: PubMed

Incidence trends in the anatomic location of primary malignant brain tumors in the United States: 1992-2006. World Neurosurg. 2012 Mar; 77(3-4):518-24. View in: PubMed

Invasive breast cancer incidence trends by detailed race/ethnicity and age. Int J Cancer. 2012 Jan 15; 130(2):395-404. View in: PubMed

Recruitment and follow-up of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors: the AYA HOPE Study. J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Sep; 5(3):305-14. View in: PubMed

Obesity and survival among black women and white women 35 to 64 years of age at diagnosis with invasive breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 1; 29(25):3358-65. View in: PubMed

Oral contraceptives, menopausal hormone therapy use and risk of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the California Teachers Study. Int J Cancer. 2011 Aug 15; 129(4):974-82. View in: PubMed

Oral contraceptive use and survival in women with invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jul; 20(7):1391-7. View in: PubMed

Does hormone therapy counter the beneficial effects of physical activity on breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women? Cancer Causes Control. Does hormone therapy counter the beneficial effects of physical activity on breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women? Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Mar; 22(3):515-22. View in: PubMed

Trends in the treatment of localized prostate cancer using supplemented cancer registry data. BJU Int. 2011 Feb; 107(4):576-84. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer risk and ovariectomy, hysterectomy, and tubal sterilization in the women's contraceptive and reproductive experiences study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 1; 173(1):38-47. View in: PubMed

Body size and the risk of ovarian cancer by hormone therapy use in the California Teachers Study cohort. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Dec; 21(12):2241-8. View in: PubMed

Body size and the risk of endometrial cancer by hormone therapy use in postmenopausal women in the California Teachers Study cohort. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Sep; 21(9):1407-16. View in: PubMed

Menopausal hormone therapy and subsequent risk of specific invasive breast cancer subtypes in the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Sep; 19(9):2366-78. View in: PubMed

Meat consumption, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use, and mortality among colorectal cancer patients in the California Teachers Study. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2010 Jul; 3(7):865-75. View in: PubMed

A case-control study of body mass index and breast cancer risk in white and African-American women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jun; 19(6):1532-44. View in: PubMed

Hormone therapy and fatal breast cancer. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2010 May; 19(5):440-7. View in: PubMed

Recent breast cancer incidence trends according to hormone therapy use: the California Teachers Study cohort. Breast Cancer Res. 2010; 12(1):R4. View in: PubMed

Pregnancy-related factors and the risk of breast carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal women in the California Teachers Study cohort. Breast Cancer Res. 2010; 12(3):R35. View in: PubMed

Feasibility study for collection of HER2 data by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program central cancer registries. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Jan; 19(1):144-7. View in: PubMed

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: effects on mortality after colorectal cancer diagnosis. Cancer. 2009 Dec 15; 115(24):5662-71. View in: PubMed

A protective role for early oral exposures in the etiology of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2009 Nov 5; 114(19):4014-20. View in: PubMed

Long-term and recent recreational physical activity and survival after breast cancer: the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Nov; 18(11):2851-9. View in: PubMed

Relationship between migraine history and breast cancer risk among premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jul; 18(7):2030-4. View in: PubMed

Latinas and breast cancer outcomes: population-based sampling, ethnic identity, and acculturation assessment. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2009 Jul; 18(7):2022-9. View in: PubMed

Family history of haematopoietic malignancies and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma risk in the California Teachers Study. Br J Cancer. 2009 Feb 10; 100(3):524-6. View in: PubMed

External validation of a claims-based algorithm for classifying kidney-cancer surgeries. BMC Health Serv Res. 2009; 9:92. View in: PubMed

Reproductive factors and non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk in the California Teachers Study. PLoS One. 2009; 4(12):e8135. View in: PubMed

Melanoma underreporting: why does it happen, how big is the problem, and how do we fix it? J Am Acad Dermatol. Melanoma underreporting: why does it happen, how big is the problem, and how do we fix it? J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Dec; 59(6):1081-5. View in: PubMed

Adenomyosis and endometriosis in the California Teachers Study. Fertil Steril. 2008 Aug; 90(2):415-24. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer risk and hormone receptor status in older women by parity, age of first birth, and breastfeeding: a case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008 Jul; 17(7):1723-30. View in: PubMed

Interleukin-2, interleukin-12, and interferon-gamma levels and risk of young adult Hodgkin lymphoma. Blood. 2008 Apr 1; 111(7):3377-82. View in: PubMed

Breast implants and breast cancer: a review of incidence, detection, mortality, and survival. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec; 120(7 Suppl 1):70S-80S. View in: PubMed

Population-based linkage of AIDS and cancer registries: importance of linkage algorithm. Am J Prev Med. 2007 Aug; 33(2):134-6. View in: PubMed

Cancer incidence, mortality, and associated risk factors among Asian Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese ethnicities. CA Cancer J Clin. 2007 Jul-Aug; 57(4):190-205. View in: PubMed

Cancer risk among Los Angeles women with cosmetic breast implants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jun; 119(7):1987-92. View in: PubMed

Diet and risk of ovarian cancer in the California Teachers Study cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Apr 1; 165(7):802-13. View in: PubMed

Physical activity and colon cancer risk among women in the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Mar; 16(3):517-25. View in: PubMed

Long-term recreational physical activity and risk of invasive and in situ breast cancer: the California teachers study. Arch Intern Med. 2007 Feb 26; 167(4):408-15. View in: PubMed

Wine and other alcohol consumption and risk of ovarian cancer in the California Teachers Study cohort. Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Feb; 18(1):91-103. View in: PubMed

Patterns and correlates of patient referral to surgeons for treatment of breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Jan 20; 25(3):271-6. View in: PubMed

An informed decision? Breast cancer patients and their knowledge about treatment. Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Dec; 64(1-3):303-12. View in: PubMed

The influence of race, ethnicity, and individual socioeconomic factors on breast cancer stage at diagnosis. Am J Public Health. 2006 Dec; 96(12):2173-8. View in: PubMed

Prevalence and predictors of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in a population-based study of breast cancer in white and black American women ages 35 to 64 years. Cancer Res. 2006 Aug 15; 66(16):8297-308. View in: PubMed

Correlates of between-surgeon variation in breast cancer treatments. Med Care. 2006 Jul; 44(7):609-16. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer risk estimates for relatives of white and African American women with breast cancer in the Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences Study. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 1; 24(16):2498-504. View in: PubMed

Cancer surveillance and information: balancing public health with privacy and confidentiality concerns (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2006 Jun; 17(5):633-7. View in: PubMed

Relationship between established breast cancer risk factors and risk of seven different histologic types of invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 May; 15(5):946-54. View in: PubMed

Developing epidemic of melanoma in the Hispanic population of California. Cancer. 2006 Mar 1; 106(5):1162-8. View in: PubMed

Correlates of breast reconstruction: results from a population-based study. Cancer. 2005 Dec 1; 104(11):2340-6. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles County. Am J Public Health. 2005 Dec; 95(12):2225-30. View in: PubMed

Lifetime recreational exercise activity and breast cancer risk among black women and white women. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Nov 16; 97(22):1671-9. View in: PubMed

Surgeon perspectives about local therapy for breast carcinoma. Cancer. 2005 Nov 1; 104(9):1854-61. View in: PubMed

Patient involvement in surgery treatment decisions for breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Aug 20; 23(24):5526-33. View in: PubMed

Reproductive factors and subtypes of breast cancer defined by hormone receptor and histology. Br J Cancer. 2005 Aug 8; 93(3):364-71. View in: PubMed

Population-based study of the relationship of treatment and sociodemographics on quality of life for early stage breast cancer. Qual Life Res. 2005 Aug; 14(6):1467-79. View in: PubMed

Surgeon perspectives on local therapy for breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Jun; 23(16_suppl):601. View in: PubMed

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and breast cancer risk by stage and hormone receptor status. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Jun 1; 97(11):805-12. View in: PubMed

Correlates of local therapy for women with DCIS. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Jun; 23(16_suppl):739. View in: PubMed

Patterns and correlates of local therapy for women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ. J Clin Oncol. 2005 May 1; 23(13):3001-7. View in: PubMed

Residential mobility in the California Teachers Study: implications for geographic differences in disease rates. Soc Sci Med. 2005 Apr; 60(7):1547-55. View in: PubMed

Racial differences in the familial aggregation of breast cancer and other female cancers. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2005 Feb; 89(3):227-35. View in: PubMed

A comparison of record linkage yield for health research using different variable sets. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2005 Jan; 89(2):107-10. View in: PubMed

Regional variations in breast cancer among california teachers. Epidemiology. 2004 Nov; 15(6):746-54. View in: PubMed

Racial/Ethnic differences in functional outcomes in the 5 years after diagnosis of localized prostate cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Oct 15; 22(20):4193-201. View in: PubMed

Residential proximity to agricultural pesticide use and incidence of breast cancer in the California Teachers Study cohort. Environ Res. 2004 Oct; 96(2):206-18. View in: PubMed

Correlates of active and passive smoking in the California Teachers Study cohort. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2004 Sep; 13(7):778-90. View in: PubMed

Reproductive factors and risk of breast carcinoma in a study of white and African-American women. Cancer. 2004 Jul 15; 101(2):353-62. View in: PubMed

Absence of an effect of injectable and implantable progestin-only contraceptives on subsequent risk of breast cancer. Contraception. 2004 May; 69(5):353-60. View in: PubMed

Patterns of alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk in the California Teachers Study cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Mar; 13(3):405-11. View in: PubMed

Active smoking, household passive smoking, and breast cancer: evidence from the California Teachers Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Jan 7; 96(1):29-37. View in: PubMed

Combined effect of oral contraceptive use and hormone replacement therapy on breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes Control. 2003 Dec; 14(10):933-43. View in: PubMed

Validating California teachers study self-reports of recent hospitalization: comparison with California hospital discharge data. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Nov 15; 158(10):1012-20. View in: PubMed

Association of regimens of hormone replacement therapy to prognostic factors among women diagnosed with breast cancer aged 50-64 years. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2003 Nov; 12(11 Pt 1):1175-81. View in: PubMed

Childbearing and survival after breast carcinoma in young women. Cancer. 2003 Sep 15; 98(6):1131-40. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer: do specialists make a difference? Ann Surg Oncol. Breast cancer: do specialists make a difference? Ann Surg Oncol. 2003 Jul; 10(6):606-15. View in: PubMed

General quality of life 2 years following treatment for prostate cancer: what influences outcomes? Results from the prostate cancer outcomes study. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Mar 15; 21(6):1147-54. View in: PubMed

Relation of regimens of combined hormone replacement therapy to lobular, ductal, and other histologic types of breast carcinoma. Cancer. 2002 Dec 15; 95(12):2455-64. View in: PubMed

Do thyroid disorders increase the risk of breast cancer? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. Do thyroid disorders increase the risk of breast cancer? Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2002 Dec; 11(12):1574-8. View in: PubMed

Correlates of vitamin supplement use in the United States: data from the California Teachers Study cohort. Cancer Causes Control. 2002 Oct; 13(8):735-40. View in: PubMed

High breast cancer incidence rates among California teachers: results from the California Teachers Study (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2002 Sep; 13(7):625-35. View in: PubMed

Rapidly rising breast cancer incidence rates among Asian-American women. Int J Cancer. 2002 Jun 10; 99(5):747-50. View in: PubMed

Recent diet and breast cancer risk: the California Teachers Study (USA). Cancer Causes Control. 2002 Jun; 13(5):407-15. View in: PubMed

The NICHD Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences Study: methods and operational results. Ann Epidemiol. 2002 May; 12(4):213-21. View in: PubMed

Changing relationship between socioeconomic status and prostate cancer incidence. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2001 May 2; 93(9):705-9. View in: PubMed

Representativeness of a roster of volunteer North American twins with chronic disease. Twin Res. 2000 Mar; 3(1):33-42. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer stage at diagnosis and survival among patients with prior breast implants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Feb; 105(2):535-40. View in: PubMed

Prostate cancer practice patterns and quality of life: the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999 Oct 20; 91(20):1719-24. View in: PubMed

Tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer and endometrial cancer risk. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1999 Oct 6; 91(19):1654-62. View in: PubMed

Impaired cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity in systemic lupus erythematosus following in vitro polyclonal T cell stimulation: a contributory role for non-T cells. Lupus. 1999; 8(4):293-9. View in: PubMed

Socioeconomic status and cancers of the female breast and reproductive organs: a comparison across racial/ethnic populations in Los Angeles County, California (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 1998 Aug; 9(4):369-80. View in: PubMed

Are breast implants anticarcinogenic? A 14-year follow-up of the Los Angeles Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Apr; 99(5):1346-53. View in: PubMed

Impaired recovery and cytolytic function of CD56+ T and non-T cells in systemic lupus erythematosus following in vitro polyclonal T cell stimulation. Studies in unselected patients and monozygotic disease-discordant twins. Arthritis Rheum. 1996 Nov; 39(11):1840-51. View in: PubMed

Impact of a mailed intervention on annual mammography and physician breast examinations among women at high risk of breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 1996 Jan; 5(1):71-6. View in: PubMed

Adherence to screening examinations for colorectal cancer after diagnosis in a first-degree relative. Prev Med. 1995 Mar; 24(2):166-70. View in: PubMed

Concordance for Hodgkin's disease in identical twins suggesting genetic susceptibility to the young-adult form of the disease. N Engl J Med. 1995 Feb 16; 332(7):413-8. View in: PubMed

Re: Induction of plasmacytomas with silicone gel in genetically susceptible strains of mice. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 Feb 15; 87(4):315-6. View in: PubMed

Future challenges in secondary prevention of breast cancer for women at high risk. Cancer. 1994 Aug 15; 74(4 Suppl):1474-81. View in: PubMed

North-American twins with IDDM. Genetic, etiological, and clinical significance of disease concordance according to age, zygosity, and the interval after diagnosis in first twin. Diabetes. 1993 Sep; 42(9):1351-63. View in: PubMed

The descriptive epidemiology of malignant cystosarcoma phyllodes tumors of the breast. Cancer. 1993 May 15; 71(10):3020-4. View in: PubMed

Mammography and physician breast exams after the diagnosis of breast cancer in a twin or non-twin sister. Cancer Causes Control. 1993 May; 4(3):251-60. View in: PubMed

Breast augmentation and the risk of subsequent breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 1993 Mar 4; 328(9):662-3. View in: PubMed

Perceived change in food frequency among women at elevated risk of breast cancer. Nutr Cancer. 1993; 20(1):71-8. View in: PubMed

Consensus statement on the relationship of breast implants to connective-tissue disorders. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1992 Dec; 90(6):1102-5. View in: PubMed

Augmentation mammaplasty and breast cancer: a 5-year update of the Los Angeles study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1992 Apr; 89(4):660-5. View in: PubMed

A revised estimate of twin concordance in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 1992 Mar; 35(3):311-8. View in: PubMed

Renal cell carcinoma among architects. Am J Ind Med. 1991; 20(1):123-5. View in: PubMed

Breast cancer diagnosis in the augmented patient. Arch Surg. 1989 Feb; 124(2):256-8. View in: PubMed

Type-specific concordance in young diabetic monozygotic twins. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1988; 246:259-67. View in: PubMed

A case-control study of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 1986 May; 123(5):790-9. View in: PubMed

The relationship between breast cancer and augmentation mammaplasty: an epidemiologic study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1986 Mar; 77(3):361-8. View in: PubMed

A cohort study of mortality from cancer of the prostate in Catholic priests. Br J Cancer. 1981 Feb; 43(2):233-5. View in: PubMed

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