University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Joel Weissfeld, MD, MPH

Joel Weissfeld
Associate Professor of Epidemiology


Contact Information

Contact Information

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 4C
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Email: jwepid@pitt.edu

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Cancer epidemiology; health services; cancer screening; lung cancer; clinical trials; cancer prevention; cancer diagnosis

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Weissfeld’s academic and research interests deal with all aspects of cancer screening. He has extensive experience recruiting research subjects into screening trials from clinical and non-clinical resources. Dr. Weissfeld is principal investigator for Pittsburgh’s Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial – a large-scale clinical trial to determine whether certain cancer screening tests reduce deaths from prostate, lung, colorectal and ovarian cancer.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Song JY, Siegfried JM, Diergaarde B, Land SR, Bowser R, Stabile LP, Dacic S, Dhir R, Nukui T, Romkes M, Weissfeld JL. Genetic variation in ESR2 and estrogen receptor-beta expression in lung tumors. Cancer Epidemiology. 2013 Apr 23. PubMed Link
    Shared Resources Used: TARPS
  • Troy JD, Weissfeld JL, Youk AO, Thomas S, Wang L, Grandis JR. Expression of EGFR, VEGF, and NOTCH1 Suggest Differences in Tumor Angiogenesis in HPV-Positive and HPV-Negative Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Head and Neck Pathology. 2013 May 4. PubMed Link
    Shared Resources Used: TARPS
  • Troy JD, Grandis JR, Youk AO, Diergaarde B, Romkes M, Weissfeld JL. Childhood passive smoke exposure is associated with adult head and neck cancer. Cancer Epidemiology. 2013 Apr 22. PubMed Link
  • Styn MA, Nukui T, Romkes M, Perkins KA, Land SR, Weissfeld JL. CYP2A6 Genotype and Smoking Behavior in Current Smokers Screened for Lung Cancer. Substance Use & Misuse. 2013 Mar 25. PubMed Link
  • Troy JD, Weissfeld JL, Diergaarde B, Youk AO, Buch SC, Romkes M, Grandis JR. Polymorphisms in NAT2 and GSTP1 are associated with survival in oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Cancer Epidemiology. 2013 Mar 20. PubMed Link
  • elix AS, Stone RA, Chivukula M, Bowser R, Parwani AV, Linkov F, Edwards RP, Weissfeld JL. Survival outcomes in endometrial cancer patients are associated with CXCL12 and estrogen receptor expression. International Journal of Cancer. 2012 Jul 15; 131 (2):E114-21. PubMed Link
    Shared Resources Used: TARPS
  • Schoen RE, Pinsky PF, Weissfeld JL, et al. Colorectal-cancer incidence and mortality with screening flexible sigmoidoscopy. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012 Jun 21; 366 (25):2345-57. PubMed Link
  • Felix AS, Edwards RP, Stone RA, Chivukula M, Parwani AV, Bowser R, Linkov F, Weissfeld JL. Associations between hepatocyte growth factor, c-Met, and basic fibroblast growth factor and survival in endometrial cancer patients. British journal of cancer. 2012 Jun 5; 106 (12):2004-9. PubMed Link
    Shared Resources Used: TARPS
  • Weissfeld JL, Schoen RE, Pinsky PF, Bresalier RS, Doria-Rose VP, Laiyemo AO, Church T, Yokochi LA, Yurgalevitch S, Rathmell J, Andriole GL, Buys S, Crawford ED, Fouad M, Isaacs C, Lamerato L, Reding D, Prorok PC, Berg CD, PLCO Project Team. Flexible sigmoidoscopy in the randomized prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial: added yield from a second screening examination. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2012 Feb 22; 104 (4):280-9. PubMed Link
  • Buch SC, Diergaarde B, Nukui T, Day RS, Siegfried JM, Romkes M, Weissfeld JL. Genetic variability in DNA repair and cell cycle control pathway genes and risk of smoking-related lung cancer. Molecular Carcinogenesis. 2011 Oct 4. PubMed Link

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Collaborations

Collaborations

Current UPCI/Pitt Collaborators

William Bigbee, PhD
Professor of Pathology

Brenda Diergaarde, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Member - Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program (CEPP)
Member - Lung Cancer Program (LCP)

Marjorie Romkes, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine

UPCI Shared Resource Usage

UPCI Shared Resource Usage

  • Biostatistics Facility
  • Cancer Bioinformatics Services
  • Cancer Genomics Facility
  • Tissue and Research Pathology Services

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Last modified: 6/26/14