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  • Smoking increases risk of bladder cancer recurrence

    December 1, 2022
    It’s well established – but not widely known – that smoking cigarettes increases the risk of bladder cancer. Now, new research shows that current and former smokers are also at higher risk of having their bladder cancer recur after treatment. The study, published November 30 in JAMA Network Open, analyzed data from the Be-Well Study, a ...
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  • Study links youth firearm injuries to certain risk factors

    October 21, 2022
    A study of nearly 2 million pediatric Kaiser Permanente members reinforces known links between children’s chances of experiencing a firearm injury and certain risk factors — especially being an adolescent male. The study, which appeared recently in Academic Pediatrics, addresses a number of additional risk factors, providing a broad view of the risk of firearm ...
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  • Exposure to air pollution worsens COVID-19 outcomes, even among the fully vaccinated

    October 21, 2022
    COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, so it’s not surprising that exposure to poor air quality worsens patient outcomes. But how does air pollution affect people who are vaccinated? To answer that question, a team of researchers analyzed data from more than 50,000 Kaiser Permanente Southern California COVID-19 patients. By comparing publicly available air quality monitoring data ...
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    October 21, 2022
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  • We have job openings

    October 21, 2022
    Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in health? As a research program embedded within an integrated health care system, the Department of Research & Evaluation provides a rare career opportunity for those who want to use research to help solve real-world health care challenges. To learn more about career opportunities, ...
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  • Chronic metabolic conditions affect metastatic breast cancer survival rates

    October 6, 2022
    Early detection and screening of breast cancer has allowed most women to thrive long after their diagnosis. However, women of color persistently experience disparities in outcomes. Researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation have been working to find ways to reduce these disparities and improve the survival rates for all ...
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  • 5 questions for … Dr. Amrita Mukherjee

    September 21, 2022
    Amrita Mukherjee, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist in the first year of her postdoctoral program at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. Her research interests include human papillomavirus-associated cancers, gynecologic cancers, comorbidities in cancer patients and survivors, and development of risk prediction models using electronic health records and cancer registry data. ...
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  • 5 questions for … Dr. Ado Rivera

    September 21, 2022
    Adovich (Ado) Rivera, MD, PhD, is a health services researcher in the first year of his postdoctoral program at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. His research interests include studying disparities in chronic health disease outcomes, especially for people with HIV and sexual and gender minority populations. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, ...
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