Carmen E. Guerra, M.D., M.S.C.E., F.A.C.P.

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Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman Professor of Medicine
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Member, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Senior Fellow , Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Founding co-director, UPHS Colorectal Cancer Screening Patient Navigation Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics
Founding Associate Director of Diversity and Outreach, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Office of Diversity, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Founding Director, Healthy Woman Program/Penn Medicine Breast Health Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Diversity Search Advisor, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Founding Director, Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Development Program for Women and Diverse PSOM faculty , Perelman School of Medicine
Lead Diversity Search Advisor, Perelman School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Affiliate Member, Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation at the Abramson Cancer Center
Chair, Vice Chairs of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Abramson Cancer Center
12-107 South Pavilion
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 349-5200
Fax: (215) 614-0044
Education:
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
Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials by Underserved Populations

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer Screening and Prevention
Women's Health
Disease prevention

Description of Other Expertise

Student, Trainee and Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Selected Publications

Castillo BS, Boehmer L, Schrag J, Howson A, Oyer R, Pierce L, Barrett NJ, and Guerra CE. : Oncologist-Reported Barriers and Facilitators to Offering Cancer Clinical Trials to Their Patients. Curr Oncol 31(6): 3017-3029, June 2024.

Ramos E, Nguyen VV, Santaniello A, Dornsife D, Johnson R, Wileyto EW, Vonderheide R, Guerra CE: Addressing financial toxicity in cancer clinical trial participation: Barriers and facilitators of enrolling in a reimbursement program for out-of-pocket travel costs. Cancer Research Apr 2024.

Jones MC, Buckley W, Elie K, Nguyen V, Kim S, Ferber J, Cordoba A, Nivar I, Rohn K, Wooden C, Newberry B, Pain D, Lee D, Guerra CE: A culturally sensitive video increases prostate cancer screening knowledge and reduces decisional conflict in a population of diverse men. Cancer Research Apr 2024.

Ghilardi G, Williamson S, Pajarillo R, Paruzzo L, Chen L, Grady C, Doucette A, Nemecek E, Gabrielli G, Barta SK, Svoboda J, Chong EA, Yelton R, Nasta SD, Landsburg DJ, Ugwuanyi O, Chen AI, Schachter L, White G, Ballard HJ, Weber e, Curley C, Porter DL, Garfall AL, Hwang W, Guerra CE, Maziarz RT, Schuster SJ, Ruella M.: CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy in Minority Patients with Lymphoma. NEJM Evid 3(4), Mar 2024.

Dako F, Holden N, Narayan A, Guerra C: Understanding Health-Related Social Risks. In press. J Am Coll Radiol Mar 2024.

Bakillah E, Syvyk S, Sharpe J, Wirtalla C, Merchant RM, Mehta S, Guerra CE, Kelz R.: The Effect of Colorectal Cancer Treatment on Quality of Life: A Paired Medicare Advantage Analysis. 19th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 2024.

Bakillah E, Syvyk S, Wirtalla C, Merchant RM, Mehta S, MD, MBA, Guerra CE, Kelz R.: The Burden of Colorectal Cancer Treatment on Quality of Life in Medicare Advantage Patients. 19th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 2024.

Herrera C, Saikali L, Lepore G, Chen A, Ramadan O, Guerra CE. : Evaluating Patient Experience with a Surgical Navigation Program for Uninsured Patients. 19th Annual Academic Surgical Congress Feb 2024.

Villalona S, Castillo BS, Chavez Perez C, Ferreira A, Nivar I, Cisneros J, Guerra CE: Interventions to Mitigate Financial Toxicity in Adult Patients with Cancer in the United States: A Scoping Review. Curr Oncol 31(2): 918-932, Feb 2024.

Guerra CE, Sharma PV, Castillo BS: Multi-Cancer Early Detection: The New Frontier in Cancer Early Detection. Annual Reviews of Medicine 75: 67-81, Jan 2024.

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Last updated: 06/13/2024
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