Carmen E. Guerra, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
12-107 South Pavilion Extension
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5374
Fax: (215) 614-0044
B.A. (Psychobiology)
New York University, 1989.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1993.
M.S.C.E. (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Health disparities
Barriers to accessing cancer screening
Barriers to accessing clinical trials
Colorectal cancer screening
Breast cancer screening
Health literacy

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening and Prevention
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Selected Publications

Wolf A, Fontham ETH, Church TR, Flowers CR, Guerra CE, LaMonte SJ, Etzione R, McKenna M, Oeffinger KC, Shih YT, Walter LC, Andrews KS, Brawley OW, Brooks D, Fedewa SA, Manassaram-Baptiste D, Siegel R, Wender RC, Smith RA.: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Average Risk Adults: 2018 Guideline Update from the American Cancer Society. Cancer 2018 Notes: in press.

Mehta SJ, Khan T, Guerra C, Reitz C, McAuliffe T, Volpp KG, Asch DA, Doubeni CA. : A Randomized Controlled Trial of Opt-in versus Opt-out Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach. Am J Gastroenterol 2018 Notes: in press.

Sherry, V., Schneider, S., Ranganathan, A., Guerra, C.: Screening for and Managing Distress in Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer. In press. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 21(3): 379-83, June 2017.

Hoffman RL, Bryant B, Allen SR, Lee MJ, Aarons CB, Kelz RR. : Using community outreach to explore health-related beliefs and improve surgeon-patient engagement. Journal of Surgical Research; 2016: 206(2) 206(2): 411-417, Dec 2016.

Lamanna A, Sheafer H, Guerra C, Kochman M: Colorectal Cancer Screening Navigation for the Underserved: Experience of an Urban Program Gastroenterology & Hepatology 12(9): 547-551, Septermber 2016.

Vapiwala, Neha. : Putting a Finger on Cancer Disparities: Replacing Urban Myths with Community Wisdom. JAMA Oncology 2(8): 996-8, Aug 2016.

Morland TB, Synnestvedt M, Honeywell S Jr, Yang F, Armstrong K, Guerra C. : Effect of a Financial Incentive for Colorectal Cancer Screening Adherence on the Appropriateness of Colonoscopy Orders. Am J Med Qual May 2016.

Lamanna A, Broadwater A, Guerra C, Kochman M.: Implementation of a Patient Navigation Program Designed to Increase Awareness and Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in an Urban, Underserved Population DDW May 2016.

Lucia Tejo: Al Dia Latino Doctors of 2016. Al Dia Newspaper, March 2016.

Ephrem E, Langer CJ, Bauml J, Guerra C: Frequency of ALK rearrangement among patients (pts) with non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), stratified by race. Journal of Clinical Oncology 34(15): e13068-e13068, 2016.

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Last updated: 05/15/2018
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