Faculty and Fellow Publications on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. Race, ethnicity, and goal-concordance of end-of-life palliative care in pediatric oncology.
    Umaretiya PJ, Li A, McGovern A, Ma C, Wolfe J, Bona K.
    Cancer. 2021 Jul 13. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33768. Online ahead of print.
    PMID: 34255377
  2. PediCARE: Development of a poverty-targeted intervention for pediatric cancer.
    Umaretiya PJ, Revette A, Seo A, Flamand Y, Ilcisin L, Zheng DJ, Bhatia S, Wolfe J, Bona K.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Jun 30:e29195. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29195. Online ahead of print.
    PMID: 34190405
  3. Disparities in pediatric oncology: The 21st century opportunity to improve outcomes for children and adolescents with cancer.
    Aristizabal P, Winestone LE, Umaretiya P, Bona K.
    Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2021 Jun;41:e315-e326. doi: 10.1200/EDBK_320499.
    PMID: 34061564
  4. Learning to listen: A plea to our profession.
    Umaretiya PJ, Tsai JW.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Aug;68(8):e29150. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29150. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
    PMID: 34061423; No abstract available.
  5. Socioeconomic disparities in survival after high-risk neuroblastoma treatment with modern therapy.
    Zheng DJ, Li A, Ma C, Ribeiro KB, Diller L, Bona K, Marron JM.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 May 22:e29127. doi: 10.1002/pbc.29127. Online ahead of print.
    PMID: 34022098
  6. Poverty and targeted immunotherapy: Survival in Children's Oncology Group clinical trials for high-risk neuroblastoma.
    Bona K, Li Y, Winestone LE, Getz KD, Huang YS, Fisher BT, Desai AV, Richardson T, Hall M, Naranjo A, Henderson TO, Aplenc R, Bagatell R.
    J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Mar 1;113(3):282-291. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djaa107.
    PMID: 33227816
  7. Neighborhood poverty and pediatric allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation outcomes: a CIBMTR analysis.
    Bona K, Brazauskas R, He N, Lehmann L, Abdel-Azim H, Ahmed IA, Al-Homsi AS, Aljurf M, Arnold SD, Badawy SM, Battiwalla M, Beattie S, Bhatt NS, Dalal J, Dandoy CE, Diaz MA, Frangoul HA, Freytes CO, Ganguly S, George B, Gomez-Almaguer D, Hahn T, Kamble RT, Knight JM, LeMaistre CF, Law J, Lazarus HM, Majhail NS, Olsson RF, Preussler J, Savani BN, Schears R, Seo S, Sharma A, Srivastava A, Steinberg A, Szwajcer D, Wirk B, Yoshimi A, Khera N, Wood WA, Hashmi S, Duncan CN, Saber W.
    Blood. 2021 Jan 28;137(4):556-568. doi: 10.1182/blood.2020006252.
    PMID:33104215
  8. Creating an international network for science and clinical progress: democratizing dissemination of advances in global hematology.
    Kean LS.
    Blood Adv. 2021 Jan 12;5(1):275-276. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2020004108.
    PMID: 33570652; free PMC article; no abstract available.
  9. End the pain: Start with antiracism.
    Rosanwo TO, Kean LS, Archer NM.
    Am J Hematol. 2021 Jan;96(1):4-6. doi: 10.1002/ajh.26032. Epub 2020 Nov 11.
    PMID: 33085798; no abstract available.
  10. Race disparities in proton radiotherapy use for cancer treatment in patients enrolled in Children's Oncology Group trials.
    Bitterman DS, Bona K, Laurie F, Kao PC, Terezakis SA, London WB, Haas-Kogan DA.
    JAMA Oncol. 2020 Sep 1;6(9):1465-1468. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2020.2259.
    PMID: 32910158
  11. Racial and ethnic differences in communication and care for children with advanced cancer.
    Mack JW, Uno H, Twist CJ, Bagatell R, Rosenberg AR, Marachelian A, Granger MM, Glade Bender J, Baker JN, Park JR, Cohn SL, Fernandez JH, Diller LR, Shusterman S.
    J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Oct;60(4):782-789. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.04.020. Epub 2020 Apr 30.
    PMID: 32360991; free PMC article.
  12. Addressing implicit bias in pediatric hematology-oncology.
    Tsai JW, Kesselheim JC.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 May;67(5):e28204. doi: 10.1002/pbc.28204. Epub 2020 Mar 11.
    PMID: 32159300; review.
  13. End-of-life care among adolescent and young adult patients with cancer living in poverty.
    Roeland EJ, Lindley LC, Gilbertson-White S, Saeidzadeh S, Currie ER, Friedman S, Bakitas M, Mack JW.
    Cancer. 2020 Feb 15;126(4):886-893. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32609. Epub 2019 Nov 14.
    PMID:31724747; free PMC article.
  14. Examining key sociodemographic characteristics of adolescents and young adults with cancer: A post hoc analysis of the promoting resilience in stress management randomized clinical trial.
    Lau N, Bradford MC, Steineck A, Scott S, Bona K, Yi-Frazier JP, McCauley E, Rosenberg AR.
    Palliat Med. 2020 Mar;34(3):336-348. doi: 10.1177/0269216319886215. Epub 2019 Nov 4.
    PMID: 31680625  free PMC article; clinical trial.
  15. Racial and ethnic differences in parental decision-making roles in pediatric oncology.
    Sisk BA, Kang TI, Mack JW.
    J Palliat Med. 2020 Feb;23(2):192-197. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0178. Epub 2019 Aug 13.
    PMID: 31408409; free PMC article.
  16. Impact of race and ethnicity on end-of-life experiences for children with cancer.
    Kaye EC, Gushue CA, DeMarsh S, Jerkins J, Li C, Lu Z, Snaman JM, Blazin L, Johnson LM, Levine DR, Morrison RR, Baker JN.
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Sep;36(9):767-774. doi: 10.1177/1049909119836939. Epub 2019 Mar 13.
    PMID: 30866645
  17. The relationship between household income and patient-reported symptom distress and quality of life in children with advanced cancer: A report from the PediQUEST study.
    Ilowite MF, Al-Sayegh H, Ma C, Dussel V, Rosenberg AR, Feudtner C, Kang TI, Wolfe J, Bona K.
    Cancer. 2018 Oct 1;124(19):3934-3941. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31668. Epub 2018 Sep 14.
    PMID: 30216416; free PMC article.
  18. What we did not learn from an exploratory analysis of economic hardship in newly diagnosed adolescents and young adults with cancer.
    Lau N, Bona K, Steineck A, Rosenberg AR.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Dec;65(12):e27411. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27411. Epub 2018 Aug 28.
    PMID: 30155981; free PMC article; no abstract available.
  19. Closing the gap on pediatric palliative oncology disparities.
    Currie ER, McPeters SL, Mack JW.
    Semin Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;34(3):294-302. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.06.010. Epub 2018 Aug 10.
    PMID: 30100370; review.
  20. Feasibility of systematic poverty screening in a pediatric oncology referral center.
    Zheng DJ, Shyr D, Ma C, Muriel AC, Wolfe J, Bona K.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Dec;65(12):e27380. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27380. Epub 2018 Aug 1.
    PMID: 30069999; free PMC article.
  21. An overview of disparities in childhood cancer: Report on the Inaugural Symposium on Childhood Cancer Health Disparities, Houston, Texas, 2016.
    Scheurer ME, Lupo PJ, Schüz J, Spector LG, Wiemels JL, Aplenc R, Gramatges MM, Schiffman JD, Pombo-de-Oliveira MS, Yang JJ, Heck JE, Metayer C, Orjuela-Grimm MA, Bona K, Aristizabal P, Austin MT, Rabin KR, Russell HV, Poplack DG.
    Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Mar;35(2):95-110. doi: 10.1080/08880018.2018.1464088. Epub 2018 May 8.
    PMID: 29737912; free PMC article.
  22. Pediatric neuro-oncology survival disparities in California.
    Cooney T, Fisher PG, Tao L, Clarke CA, Partap S.
    J Neurooncol. 2018 May;138(1):83-97. doi: 10.1007/s11060-018-2773-0. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    PMID: 29417400
  23. Disparities in pediatric palliative care: An opportunity to strive for equity.
    Bona K, Wolfe J.
    Pediatrics. 2017 Oct;140(4):e20171662. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1662.
    PMID: 28963113; free PMC article; no abstract available.
  24. Household material hardship in families of children post-chemotherapy.
    Bilodeau M, Ma C, Al-Sayegh H, Wolfe J, Bona K.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jan;65(1):10.1002/pbc.26743. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26743. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
    PMID: 28941160; free PMC article; clinical trial.
  25. Disparities in prognosis communication among parents of children with cancer: The impact of race and ethnicity.
    Ilowite MF, Cronin AM, Kang TI, Mack JW.
    Cancer. 2017 Oct 15;123(20):3995-4003. doi: 10.1002/cncr.30960. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    PMID: 28873224
  26. Financial hardship and patient-reported outcomes after hematopoietic cell transplantation.
    Abel GA, Albelda R, Khera N, Hahn T, Salas Coronado DY, Odejide OO, Bona K, Tucker-Seeley R, Soiffer R.
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Aug;22(8):1504-1510. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.05.008. Epub 2016 May 13.
    PMID: 27184627; free PMC article.
  27. Impact of socioeconomic status on timing of relapse and overall survival for children treated on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium protocols (2000-2010).
    Bona K, Blonquist TM, Neuberg DS, Silverman LB, Wolfe J.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun;63(6):1012-8. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25928. Epub 2016 Feb 23.
    PMID: 26913850
  28. Assessment of financial burden as a standard of care in pediatric oncology.
    Pelletier W, Bona K.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec;62 Suppl 5:S619-31. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25714.
    PMID: 26700920; review.
  29. Trajectory of material hardship and income poverty in families of children undergoing chemotherapy: A prospective cohort study.
    Bona K, London WB, Guo D, Frank DA, Wolfe J.
    Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jan;63(1):105-11. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25762. Epub 2015 Sep 23.
    PMID:26398865
  30. Prevalence and impact of financial hardship among New England pediatric stem cell transplantation families.
    Bona K, London WB, Guo D, Abel G, Lehmann L, Wolfe J.
    Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Feb;21(2):312-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2014.10.016. Epub 2014 Oct 23.
    PMID: 25445021
  31. Economic impact of advanced pediatric cancer on families.
    Bona K, Dussel V, Orellana L, Kang T, Geyer R, Feudtner C, Wolfe J.
    J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Mar;47(3):594-603. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.04.003. Epub 2013 Jul 18.
    PMID: 23870843; free PMC article.
  32. Unmeasured costs of a child's death: Perceived financial burden, work disruptions, and economic coping strategies used by American and Australian families who lost children to cancer.
    Dussel V, Bona K, Heath JA, Hilden JM, Weeks JC, Wolfe J.
    J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 10;29(8):1007-13. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2009.27.8960. Epub 2011 Jan 4.
    PMID: 21205758; free PMC article.
  33. Racial disparities in the outcomes of communication on medical care received near death.
    Mack JW, Paulk ME, Viswanath K, Prigerson HG.
    Arch Intern Med. 2010 Sep 27;170(17):1533-40. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.322.
    PMID: 20876403; free PMC article.