Keck School Faculty

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

Obesity and Risk for Second Malignant Neoplasms in Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Case-Control Study Utilizing the California Cancer Registry Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2019 Jul 23. . View in PubMed

Differences in Pancreatic Cancer Incidence Rates and Temporal Trends Across Asian Subpopulations in California (1988-2015) Pancreas. 2019 Jun 07. . View in PubMed

Emerging Cancer Survival Trends, Disparities, and Priorities in Adolescents and Young Adults: A California Cancer Registry-Based Study JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2019 Jun; 3(2):pkz031. . View in PubMed

Genetic Testing and Results in a Population-Based Cohort of Breast Cancer Patients and Ovarian Cancer Patients J Clin Oncol. 2019 May 20; 37(15):1305-1315. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of Medicare Claims Data as a Tool to Identify Dementia J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 67(2):769-778. . View in PubMed

A Reappraisal of Sex-Specific Cancer Survival Trends Among Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018 Oct 15. . View in PubMed

Obesity, physical activity, and dietary behaviors in an ethnically-diverse sample of cancer survivors with early onset disease J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 Jul-Aug; 36(4):418-436. . View in PubMed

Obesity, physical activity, and dietary behaviors in an ethnically-diverse sample of cancer survivors with early onset disease J Psychosoc Oncol. 2018 May 15; 1-19. . View in PubMed

Body mass index at age 18 years and recent body mass index in relation to risk of breast cancer overall and ER/PR/HER2-defined subtypes in white women and African-American women: a pooled analysis Breast Cancer Res. 2018 Jan 22; 20(1):5. . View in PubMed

Body mass index at age 18 years and recent body mass index in relation to risk of breast cancer overall and ER/PR/HER2-defined subtypes in white women and African-American women: a pooled analysis Breast Cancer Res. 2018 01 22; 20(1):5. . View in PubMed

Erratum: Author Correction: Breast-cancer-specific mortality in patients treated based on the 21-gene assay: a SEER population-based study NPJ Breast Cancer. 2018; 4:17. . View in PubMed

Genome-Wide Testing of Exonic Variants and Breast Cancer Risk in the California Teachers Study Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 Sep; 26(9):1462-1465. . View in PubMed

Genome-Wide Testing of Exonic Variants and Breast Cancer Risk in the California Teachers Study Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2017 09; 26(9):1462-1465. . View in PubMed

Chemotherapy decisions and patient experience with the recurrence score assay for early-stage breast cancer Cancer. 2017 Jan 01; 123(1):43-51. . View in PubMed

Ethnic differences in the incidence of cancer in Norway Int J Cancer. 2017 04 15; 140(8):1770-1780. . View in PubMed

Human Subjects Protection and Cancer Surveillance Research: Revised Regulations, Expanded Opportunities Cancer Res. 2017 06 15; 77(12):3140-3143. . View in PubMed

Improving Vital Status Data Using Text Searches J Registry Manag. 2017 Winter; 44(4):157-159. . 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

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

Comparison of SEER Treatment Data With Medicare Claims Med Care. 2016 Sep; 54(9):e55-64. . 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

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

Breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphomas among females in the California Teachers Study cohort Br J Haematol. 2016 08; 174(3):480-3. . View in PubMed

Breast-cancer-specific mortality in patients treated based on the 21-gene assay: a SEER population-based study NPJ Breast Cancer. 2016; 2:16017. . 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 01; 182(5):417-25. . 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 Mar 11; 107(5). . 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

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

Cancer incidence trends among native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in the United States, 1990-2008 J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Aug 07; 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 07; 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 06; 109(3):761-8. . 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 May 04; 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

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-576e. . View in PubMed

Incidence trends in the anatomic location of primary malignant brain tumors in the United States: 1992-2006 World Neurosurg. 2012 Mar-Apr; 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

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 01; 29(25):3358-65. . View in PubMed

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

Breast cancer risk and ovariectomy, hysterectomy, and tubal sterilization in the women's contraceptive and reproductive experiences study Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 01; 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

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

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

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

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 05; 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

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

External validation of a claims-based algorithm for classifying kidney-cancer surgeries BMC Health Serv Res. 2009 Jun 06; 9:92. . 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

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 01; 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

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 01; 165(7):802-13. . 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

Patient Educ Couns. 2006 Dec; 64(1-3):303-12. . View in PubMed

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

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 01; 24(16):2498-504. . View in PubMed

Developing epidemic of melanoma in the Hispanic population of California Cancer. 2006 Mar 01; 106(5):1162-8. . View in PubMed

Correlates of breast reconstruction: results from a population-based study Cancer. 2005 Dec 01; 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

Guidelines for confidentiality and cancer registration Br J Cancer. 2005 Jun 06; 92(11):2095-6. . View in PubMed

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and breast cancer risk by stage and hormone receptor status J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Jun 01; 97(11):805-12. . 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

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

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

Active smoking, household passive smoking, and breast cancer: evidence from the California Teachers Study J Natl Cancer Inst. 2004 Jan 07; 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

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. 2003 Jul; 10(6):606-15.. View in PubMed

J Clin Oncol. 2003 Mar 15; 21(6):1147-54. . View in PubMed

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

Changing relationship between socioeconomic status and prostate cancer incidence J Natl Cancer Inst. 2001 May 02; 93(9):705-9. . 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

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

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 stimulationStudies 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

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 IDDMGenetic, 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

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 04; 328(9):662-3. . 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

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

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