IMProving Access, Counseling & Treatment For Californians with Prostate Cancer


Papers Published & In Press as of 12-10-13
The analysis, interpretations, and conclusions presented in these publications are those of the authors and not the State of California.

Status Authors Title Journal
Published Chamie K, Oberfoell S, Kwan L, Labo J, Wei JT, Litwin MS. Body mass index and prostate cancer severity: do obese men harbor more aggressive disease on prostate biopsy? Urology. 2013 May;81(5):949-55. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2013.01.021. Epub 2013 Mar 7.
Published Oduro C, Connor SE, Litwin MS, Maliski SL. Barriers to prostate cancer care: affordable care is not enough. Qual Health Res. 2013 Mar;23(3):375-84. doi: 10.1177/1049732312467852. Epub 2012 Nov 30.
Published Maliski SL, Connor SE, Litwin MS. Purposeful interaction: ways Latino men communicate about prostate cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2012 Nov;39(6):603-8. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.603-608.
Published Maliski SL, Husain M, Connor SE, Litwin MS. Alliance of support for low-income Latino men with prostate cancer: God, doctor, and self. J Relig Health. 2012 Sep;51(3):752-62. doi: 10.1007/s10943-010-9369-0.
Published Sevilla C, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Connor SE, Litwin MS. Long-term quality of life in disadvantaged men with prostate cancer on androgen-deprivation therapy. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2012 Sep;15(3):237-43. doi: 10.1038/pcan.2011.71. Epub 2012 Jan 31.
Published Chamie K, Connor SE, Maliski SL, Fink A, Kwan L, Litwin MS. Prostate cancer survivorship: lessons from caring for the uninsured. Urol Oncol. 2012 Jan-Feb;30(1):102-8. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2011.09.001. Epub 2011 Nov 27. Review.
Published Maliski SL, Connor SE, Oduro C, Litwin MS. Access to health care and quality of life for underserved men with prostate cancer. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2011 Nov;27(4):267-77. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2011.07.005. Review.
Published Heckman JE, Chamie K, Maliski SL, Fink A, Kwan L, Connor SE, Litwin MS. The role of self-efficacy in quality of life for disadvantaged men with prostate cancer. J Urol. 2011 Nov;186(5):1855-61. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2011.06.059. Epub 2011 Sep 25.
Published Chamie K, Kwan L, Connor SE, Zavala M, Labo J, Litwin MS. The impact of social networks and partnership status on treatment choice in men with localized prostate cancer. BJU Int. 2012 Apr;109(7):1006-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2011.10515.x. Epub 2011 Sep 2.
Published Bergman J, Fink A, Kwan L, Maliski S, Litwin MS. Spirituality and end-of-life care in disadvantaged men dying of prostate cancer. World J Urol. 2011 Feb;29(1):43-9. doi: 10.1007/s00345-010-0610-y. Epub 2010 Dec 19.
Published Maliski SL, Connor SE, Williams L, Litwin MS. Faith among low-income, African American/black men treated for prostate cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec;33(6):470-8. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181e1f7ff.
Published Maliski SL, Clerkin B, Litwin MS Describing a Nurse Case Manager Intervention to Empower Low-Income Men with Prostate Cancer Oncol Nurs Forum. 2004 Jan-Feb;31(1):57-64.
Published Walling A, Maliski SL, Litwin MS Assessment of content completeness and accuracy of prostate cancer patient education materials Patient Education and Counseling; Vol 54(3):337-343
Published Maliski SL, Kwan L, Krupski TL, Fink A, Litwin MS Confidence for Communicating with Physicians among Los-Income Prostate Cancer Patients Urology. 2004 Aug;64(2):329-34
Published Weintraub D, Maliski SL, Choe, Fink A, Litwin MS Suitability of prostate cancer education materials: applying a standardized assessment tool to currently available materials. Patient Educ Couns. 2004 Nov;55(2):275-80
Published Maliski SL, Kwan L, Orecklin JR, Saigal CS, Litwin MS Predictors of Fatigue After Treatment for Prostate Cancer Urology. 2005 Jan; 65(1):101-8.
Published Gore J, Krupski T, Kwan L, Fink A, Litwin MS Mental health in low income, uninsured men with prostate cancer J of Urology. 2005 Apr; 173(4):1323-6.
Published Maliski SL, Litwin MS Unsolicited Comments on Quantitative Surveys: An Untapped Data Source ONF 2007; 34(1):142-147
Published Krupski TL, Fink A, Kwan L, Maliski SL, Connor SE, Clerkin B, Litwin MS Health Related Quality of Life in Low-Income, Uninsured Men with Prostate Cancer J Healthcare of Poor & underserved 2005 May;16(2):375-90.
Published Maliski SL, Connor SE, Fink A, Litwin MS Information Desired and Acquired by Prostate Cancer Patients: Data from Ethnic Focus Groups Health Education and Behavior 2006 Jun;33(3):393-409.
Published Krupski TL, Kwan L, Sonn G Ethnic Variation in HRQOL Among low-income men with prostate cancer Journal of Ethnicity and Disease 2005 Summer;15(3):461-8
Published Krupski TL, Bergman J, Kwan L and Litwin MS Quality of Prostate Cancer Care in a Statewide Public Assistance Program Cancer. 2005 Sep 1;104(5):985-92
Published Krupski TL, Kwan, L, Fink A, Sonn GA, Maliski S, Litwin MS Spirituality influences health related quality of life in men with prostate cancer Psychooncology. 2005 May 3; 15(2):121-31
Published Gore J, Krupski T, Kwan L, Maliski SL, Litwin MS Partnership status influences quality of life in low-income, uninsured men with prostate cancer Cancer. 2005 Jul 1;104(1):191-8.
Published Brar R, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Krupski T, Litwin MS Changes in quality of life among low-income men treated for prostate cancer Urology. 2005 Aug;66(2):344-9.
Published Anger JT, Maliski SL, Krupski TL, Kwan L, Gore JL, Fink A, Connor SE, Orecklin JR, Litwin MS. Outcomes in men denied access to a California public assistance program for prostate cancer. Public Health Reports. 2007 Mar-Apr;122(2):217-23.
Published Deibert CM, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Fink A, Connor SE, Litwin MS. Prostate Cancer Knowledge Among Low-Income, Minority Men Journal of Urology; 2007May;177(5):1851-5
Published Zavala MW, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Miller DC, Fink A, Litwin MS. Longitudinal Quality of Life in Low-Income Men in a Public Prostate Cancer Treatment Program J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2008 Feb;19(1):200-14.
Published Hu JC, Kwan L, Krupski TL, Anger JT, Maliski SL, Connor S, Litwin MS. Determinants of treatment regret in low-income, minority men with prostate cancer Urology. 2008 Dec;72(6):1274-9.  Epub 2008 Mar 3.
Published Miller DC, Gelberg L, Kwan L, Stepanian S, Fink A, Andersen RM, Litwin MS Racial Disparities in Access to Care for Men in a Public Assistance Program for Prostate Cancer. J Community Health. 2008 Oct 39; 33(5): 318-35.
Published Miller DC, Litwin MS, Bergman J, Stepanian S, Connor, SE, Kwan L, Aronson W Prostate Cancer Severity Among Low-Income, Uninsured Men. J Urol. 2009 Feb;181(2):579-83; discussion 583-4. Epub 2008 Dec 18
Published Maliski SL, Kwan L Symptom Clusters Related to Prostate Cancer Treatment. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2008 Sep;35(5):786-93.
Published Zavala MW, Maliski SL, Kwan L, Fink A, Litwin MS Spirituality and Quality of Life in Low-Income Men with Metastatic Cancer Psycho-Oncology Psychooncology. 2009 Jul; 18 (7): 753-61.
Published Augustus JS, Kwan L, Fink A, Connor SE, Maliski SL, Litwin MS. Education as a predictor of quality of life outcomes among disadvantaged men. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2009;12(3):253-8. Epub 2009 Jan 27. 
Published Bergman J, Kwan L, Fink A, Connor SE, Litwin M Hospice and Emergency Room Use by Disadvantaged Men Dying of Prostate Cancer J Urol. 2009 May; 181 (5): 2084-9. Epub 2009 Mar 14.
Parsons JK, Kwan L, Connor SE, Miller DC, Litwin MS.
Prostate Cancer Treatment for Economically Disadvantaged Men: A Comparison of County Hospitals and Private Providers
Cancer. 2010 Mar 1; 116 (50): 1378-84.
Bergman J, Logan S, Fink A, Ganz DA, Peterson MA, Litwin MS.
Caring for the Uninsured with Prostate Cancer: A Comparison of Four Policy Alternatives in California
J Community Health. 2009 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Bergman J, Chi A, Litwin MS.
Quality of End-of-Life Care in Low-Income, Uninsured Men Dying of Prostate Cancer
Cancer. 2010 May 1;116(9):216-31.