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Marcia Cruz-Correa

TitleMD PhD
Faculty RankAssociate Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry
InstitutionUniversity of Puerto Rico
DepartmentUPR Comprehensive Cancer Center
AddressUPR Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Juan PR 936
Phone7877590306
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    Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa completed her B.S. in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), and her medical degree at the UPR Medical School. Dr. Cruz-Correa continued her training in Internal Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico Hospital, and subsequently a fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Dr. Cruz-Correa completed a doctorate degree in Clinical Investigation and Genetic Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Dr. Cruz-Correa is an Associate Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research focuses in gastrointestinal oncology, including the study of epigenetics and genetics in gastrointestinal cancer, hereditary GI cancers, and chemoprevention of gastrointestinal neoplasia.

    Dr. Cruz-Correa leads a Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at the UPR Cancer Center, which is integrated by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, basic and clinical scientists, and epidemiologists with an expertise in gastrointestinal cancer. The main focus of the Program is to elucidate genetic and epigenetic pathways for colorectal carcinogenesis among Hispanic patients. Evaluation of environmental and nutritional factors as effect-modifiers and gene-environmental interactions is an active investigative priority. Dr. Cruz-Correa and her team developed the first population-based familial colorectal cancer registry in Puerto Rico that currently has over 500 colorectal cancer patients with detailed epidemiological and environmental information (http://purificar.rcm.upr.edu). A second research area is chemoprevention, and Dr. Cruz-Correa leads an NCI sponsored clinical trial evaluating the role of bioflavinoids (curcumin) as a chemopreventive agent in adult patients with Familial Adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and is a co-investigator evaluating the use of celecoxib in pediatric patients with FAP. In addition, her group is a member of the Polyp Prevention Study Group (11-site national consortia, lead by Dr. John Baron, Dartmouth University) participating in several clinical trials aimed at evaluating different compounds for chemoprevention of sporadic colorectal adenomas. Dr. Cruz-Correa’s research is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and other private foundations including Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Cancer Research Prevention Foundation.

    Dr. Cruz-Correa has published over 50 original publications, is a reviewer of several NCI special review panels, and reviewer for numerous medical journals including Gastroenterology, Cancer Research, and GUT. She is actively involved as a Chair or committee member in several national gastroenterology societies, including the American Gastroenterology Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is President of the Puerto Rico Gastroenterology Association.

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    1. Ballester V, Taylor WR, Slettedahl SW, Mahoney DW, Yab TC, Sinicrope FA, Boland CR, Lidgard GP, Cruz-Correa MR, Smyrk TC, Boardman LA, Ahlquist DA, Kisiel JB. Novel methylated DNA markers accurately discriminate Lynch syndrome associated colorectal neoplasia. Epigenomics. 2020 Dec; 12(24):2173-2187. PMID: 33350853.
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    2. Cali RJ, Nephew BC, Moore CM, Chumachenko S, Sala AC, Cintron B, Luciano C, King JA, Hooper SR, Giardiello FM, Cruz-Correa M. Altered Resting State Brain Networks and Cognition in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. medRxiv. 2020 Nov 04. PMID: 33173924.
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    3. Sierra I, Pérez-Mayoral J, Rosado K, Maldonado V, Alicea-Zambrana K, Reyes JS, Torres M, Tous L, Lopéz-Acevedo N, Diaz-Algorrí Y, Carlo-Chevere V, Rodriguez-Quilichini S, Cruz-Correa M. Implementation of Universal Colorectal Cancer Screening for Lynch Syndrome in Hispanics Living in Puerto Rico. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Oct 02. PMID: 33006754.
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    4. Zavala VA, Bracci PM, Carethers JM, Carvajal-Carmona L, Coggins NB, Cruz-Correa MR, Davis M, de Smith AJ, Dutil J, Figueiredo JC, Fox R, Graves KD, Gomez SL, Llera A, Neuhausen SL, Newman L, Nguyen T, Palmer JR, Palmer NR, Pérez-Stable EJ, Piawah S, Rodriquez EJ, Sanabria-Salas MC, Schmit SL, Serrano-Gomez SJ, Stern MC, Weitzel J, Yang JJ, Zabaleta J, Ziv E, Fejerman L. Cancer health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities in the United States. Br J Cancer. 2021 Jan; 124(2):315-332. PMID: 32901135.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    5. Melecio Rodríguez LF, Hernandez J, Pérez-Mayoral J, Molina AS, Carlo Chévere VL, Rodriguez LM, Cruz-Correa M. Planning for the unexpected: Strategies for maintaining a robust clinical trial program. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Sep; 19:100645. PMID: 32913917.
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    6. Tsongalis GJ, Al Turkmani MR, Suriawinata M, Babcock MJ, Mitchell K, Ding Y, Scicchitano L, Tira A, Buckingham L, Atkinson S, Lax A, Aisner DL, Davies KD, Wood HN, O'Neill SS, Levine EA, Sequeira J, Harada S, DeFrank G, Paluri R, Tan BA, Colabella H, Snead C, Cruz-Correa M, Ramirez V, Rojas A, Huang H, Mackinnon AC, Garcia FU, Cavone SM, Elfahal M, Abel G, Vasef MA, Judd A, Linder MW, Alkhateeb K, Skinner WL, Boccia R, Patel K. Comparison of Tissue Molecular Biomarker Testing Turnaround Times and Concordance Between Standard of Care and the Biocartis Idylla Platform in Patients With Colorectal Cancer. Am J Clin Pathol. 2020 07 07; 154(2):266-276. PMID: 32525522.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Cruz-Correa M, Díaz-Toro EC, Falcón JL, García-Rivera EJ, Guiot HM, Maldonado-Dávila WT, Martínez KG, Méndez-Latalladi W, Pérez CM, Quiñones-Feliciano ML, Reyes JC, Rodríguez P, Santana-Bagur J, Torrellas LC, Vázquez D, Vázquez GJ, Rodríguez-Quilichini S. Public Health Academic Alliance for COVID-19 Response: The Role of a National Medical Task Force in Puerto Rico. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 07 05; 17(13). PMID: 32635605.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    8. Cruz-Correa MR, Sala AC, Cintrón B, Hernández J, Olivera M, Cora A, Moore CM, Luciano CA, Soto-Salgado M, Giardiello FM, Hooper SR. Ubiquitous neurocognitive dysfunction in familial adenomatous polyposis: proof-of-concept of the role of APC protein in neurocognitive function. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2020; 18:4. PMID: 32123549.
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    9. Portilla-Skerrett GM, Díaz-Algorri Y, Soto-Salgado M, Cruz-Correa M. Improvement in Hispanics' CRC Knowledge and Awareness using the Inflatable Caribe Colon. P R Health Sci J. 2019 09; 38(3):176-180. PMID: 31536631.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Della Valle A, Rossi BM, Palmero EI, Antelo M, Vaccaro CA, López-Kostner F, Alvarez K, Cruz-Correa M, Bruno LI, Forones NM, Mindiola JAR, Buleje J, Spirandelli F, Bohorquez M, Cock-Rada AM, Sullcahuaman Y, Nascimento I, Abe-Sandes K, Lino-Silva LS, Petracchi F, Mampel A, Rodriguez Y, Rossi NT, Yañez CB, Rubio C, Petta-Lajus TB, Silveira-Lucas EL, Jiménez G, Peña CMM, Reyes-Silva C, Ayala-Madrigal ML, Del Monte JS, Quispe R, Recalde A, Neffa F, Sarroca C, de Campos Reis Galvão H, Golubicki M, Piñero TA, Kalfayan PG, Ferro FA, Gonzalez ML, Pérez-Mayoral J, Pimenta CAM, Uyaban SPB, Protzel A, Chávez G, Dueñas M, Gil MLG, Spirandelli E, Chialina S, Echeverry M, Fuenmayor LJP, Torres M, Palma TFB, Héritas NC, Martin C, Suárez A, Vallejo M, Rafaela de Souza Timoteo A, Ayala CA, Jaramillo-Koupermann G, Hernández-Sandoval JA, Guerrero AH, Dominguez-Barrera C, Bazo-Alvarez JC, Wernhoff P, Plazzer JP, Balavarca Y, Hovig E, Møller P, Dominguez-Valentin M. A snapshot of current genetic testing practice in Lynch syndrome: The results of a representative survey of 33 Latin American existing centres/registries. Eur J Cancer. 2019 09; 119:112-121. PMID: 31442815.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Ofili EO, Tchounwou PB, Fernandez-Repollet E, Yanagihara R, Akintobi TH, Lee JE, Malouhi M, Garner ST, Hayes TT, Baker AR, Dent AL, Abdelrahim M, Rollins L, Chang SP, Sy A, Hernandez BY, Bullard PL, Noel RJ, Shiramizu B, Hedges JR, Berry MJ, Bond VC, Lima MF, Mokuau N, Kirken RA, Cruz-Correa M, Sarpong DF, Vadgama J, Yates C, Kahn SA, Soliman KF, Perry G, Pezzano M, Luciano CA, Barnett ME, Oyekan A, Kumar D, Norris KC. The Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) Translational Research Network: Building and Sustaining Capacity for Multi-Site Basic Biomedical, Clinical and Behavioral Research. Ethn Dis. 2019; 29(Suppl 1):135-144. PMID: 30906162.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Pérez-Mayoral J, Soto-Salgado M, Shah E, Kittles R, Stern MC, Olivera MI, Gonzalez-Pons M, Rodriguez-Quilichinni S, Torres M, Reyes JS, Tous L, López N, Chevere VC, Cruz-Correa M. Association of genetic ancestry with colorectal tumor location in Puerto Rican Latinos. Hum Genomics. 2019 02 20; 13(1):12. PMID: 30786938.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Gómez-Moreno R, González-Pons M, Soto-Salgado M, Cruz-Correa M, Baerga-Ortiz A. The Presence of Gut Microbial Genes Encoding Bacterial Genotoxins or Pro-Inflammatory Factors in Stool Samples from Individuals with Colorectal Neoplasia. Diseases. 2019 Feb 01; 7(1). PMID: 30717148.
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    14. Cruz-Correa M, Gonzalez-Pons MDM. Reassessing colectomy in young patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 10; 88(4):734-736. PMID: 30217246.
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    15. Ballester V, Cruz-Correa M. How and When to Consider Genetic Testing for Colon Cancer? Gastroenterology. 2018 10; 155(4):955-959. PMID: 30148981.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Anderson JC, Morris CB, Robertson DJ, Barry ELR, Figueiredo JC, Cruz-Correa M, Bostick RM, Ahnen DJ, Baron JA. Can the Sum of Adenoma Diameters (Adenoma Bulk) on Index Examination Predict Risk of Metachronous Advanced Neoplasia? J Clin Gastroenterol. 2018 08; 52(7):628-634. PMID: 28767463.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Cruz-Correa M, Hylind LM, Marrero JH, Zahurak ML, Murray-Stewart T, Casero RA, Montgomery EA, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, Brosens LA, Offerhaus GJ, Umar A, Rodriguez LM, Giardiello FM. Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Treatment of Intestinal Adenomas in Patients With Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Gastroenterology. 2018 09; 155(3):668-673. PMID: 29802852.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Slavin TP, Neuhausen SL, Nehoray B, Niell-Swiller M, Solomon I, Rybak C, Blazer K, Adamson A, Yang K, Sand S, Guerrero-Llamas N, Castillo D, Herzog J, Wu X, Tao S, Raja S, Chung V, Singh G, Nadesan S, Brown S, Cruz-Correa M, Petersen GM, Weitzel J. The spectrum of genetic variants in hereditary pancreatic cancer includes Fanconi anemia genes. Fam Cancer. 2018 04; 17(2):235-245. PMID: 28687971.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Marqués-Lespier JM, Soto-Salgado M, González-Pons M, Méndez V, Freyre K, Beltrán C, Pericchi LR, Cruz-Correa M. Prevalence of Synchronous Oligopolyposis in Incident Colorectal Cancer: A Population-Based Study. P R Health Sci J. 2018 03; 37(1):39-45. PMID: 29547683.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. González-Pons M, Soto-Salgado M, Sevilla J, Márquez-Lespier JM, Morgan D, Pérez CM, Cruz-Correa M. Seroprevalence of Helicobacter pylori in Hispanics living in Puerto Rico: A population-based study. Helicobacter. 2018 Feb; 23(1). PMID: 29210527.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Ramírez-Amill R, Soto-Salgado M, Vázquez-Santos C, Corzo-Pedrosa M, Cruz-Correa M. Assessing Colorectal Cancer Knowledge Among Puerto Rican Hispanics: Implications for Cancer Prevention and Control. J Community Health. 2017 Dec; 42(6):1141-1147. PMID: 28547033.
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    22. Cruz-Correa M. The Burden of CRC Among US Hispanics: More Polyps, Less Cancer. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 06; 62(6):1396-1398. PMID: 28283848.
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    23. Anderson JC, Baron JA, Ahnen DJ, Barry EL, Bostick RM, Burke CA, Bresalier RS, Church TR, Cole BF, Cruz-Correa M, Kim AS, Mott LA, Sandler RS, Robertson DJ. Factors Associated With Shorter Colonoscopy Surveillance Intervals for Patients With Low-Risk Colorectal Adenomas and Effects on Outcome. Gastroenterology. 2017 06; 152(8):1933-1943.e5. PMID: 28219690.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Sunga AY, Ricker C, Espenschied CR, Castillo D, Melas M, Herzog J, Bannon S, Cruz-Correa M, Lynch P, Solomon I, Gruber SB, Weitzel JN. Spectrum of mismatch repair gene mutations and clinical presentation of Hispanic individuals with Lynch syndrome. Cancer Genet. 2017 04; 212-213:1-7. PMID: 28449805.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. Cruz-Correa M, Pérez-Mayoral J, Dutil J, Echenique M, Mosquera R, Rivera-Román K, Umpierre S, Rodriguez-Quilichini S, Gonzalez-Pons M, Olivera MI, Pardo S. Hereditary cancer syndromes in Latino populations: genetic characterization and surveillance guidelines. Hered Cancer Clin Pract. 2017; 15:3. PMID: 28127413.
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    26. Feliu-Dominguez R, Medero-Rodriguez P, Cruz-Correa M. Women Gastroenterologists in Academic Medicine: Tradition Versus Transition. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 01; 62(1):13-15. PMID: 27832393.
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    27. Cruz-Correa M, Pérez-Mayoral J, Dutil J, Echenique M, Mosquera R, Rivera-Román K, Umpierre S, Rodriguez-Quilichini S, Gonzalez-Pons M, Olivera MI, Pardo S. Clinical Cancer Genetics Disparities among Latinos. J Genet Couns. 2017 Jun; 26(3):379-386. PMID: 27957667.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Warrington E, López-Román O, Tirado Montijo R, Urbina R, Cruz-Correa M, Toro DH. Neither 10- nor 14-Day Sequential Treatment is better than Standard Triple Therapy for Helicobacter Pylori Eradication. P R Health Sci J. 2016 12; 35(4):203-208. PMID: 27898166.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    29. Lieberman D, Ladabaum U, Cruz-Correa M, Ginsburg C, Inadomi JM, Kim LS, Giardiello FM, Wender RC. Screening for Colorectal Cancer and Evolving Issues for Physicians and Patients: A Review. JAMA. 2016 Nov 22; 316(20):2135-2145. PMID: 27893135.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    30. Davidson NE, Armstrong SA, Coussens LM, Cruz-Correa MR, DeBerardinis RJ, Doroshow JH, Foti M, Hwu P, Kensler TW, Morrow M, Mulligan CG, Pao W, Platz EA, Smith TJ, Willman CL. AACR Cancer Progress Report 2016. Clin Cancer Res. 2016 10 01; 22 Suppl 19:S1-S137. PMID: 27697776.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Marqués-Lespier JM, González-Pons M, Cruz-Correa M. Current Perspectives on Gastric Cancer. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2016 09; 45(3):413-28. PMID: 27546840.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    32. Cruz-Correa M, Cordero F, Betancourt JP, Diaz-Algorri Y, Lopez SM, Rivera M, Mosquera R, Carlo-Chevere V, Rodriguez-Quilichini S. Implementation and Outcomes of a Community-Based Educational Program for Colorectal Cancer Prevention in Hispanics. J Fam Med Dis Prev. 2016; 2(3). PMID: 30288455.
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    33. Gonzalez-Pons M, Torres M, Perez J, Velez A, Betancourt JP, Marcano L, Soto-Salgado M, Cruz-Correa M. Colorectal Cancer Survival Disparities among Puerto Rican Hispanics: A Comparison to Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States. Cancer Clin Oncol. 2016; 5(2):29-37. PMID: 30680047.
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    34. Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Ríos-Motta R, Marín-Centeno H, Cruz-Correa M, Ortiz AP. Factors associated with late stage at diagnosis among Puerto Rico's government health plan colorectal cancer patients: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 08 03; 16(a):344. PMID: 27488381.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Stern MC, Fejerman L, Das R, Setiawan VW, Cruz-Correa MR, Perez-Stable EJ, Figueiredo JC. Variability in Cancer Risk and Outcomes Within US Latinos by National Origin and Genetic Ancestry. Curr Epidemiol Rep. 2016; 3:181-190. PMID: 27547694.
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    36. Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Ríos-Motta R, Marín-Centeno H, Cruz-Correa MR, Ortiz AP. Emergency Presentation and Short-Term Survival Among Patients With Colorectal Cancer Enrolled in the Government Health Plan of Puerto Rico. Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2333392816646670. PMID: 28462276.
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    37. Casellas-Cabrera N, Díaz-Algorri Y, Carlo-Chévere VJ, González-Pons M, Rodríguez-Mañón N, Pérez-Mayoral J, Bertrán-Rodríguez C, Soto-Salgado M, Giardiello FM, Rodríguez-Quilichini S, Cruz-Correa M. Risk of thyroid cancer among Caribbean Hispanic patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. Fam Cancer. 2016 Apr; 15(2):267-74. PMID: 26690363.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Bernabe-Dones RD, Gonzalez-Pons M, Villar-Prados A, Lacourt-Ventura M, Rodríguez-Arroyo H, Fonseca-Williams S, Velazquez FE, Diaz-Algorri Y, Lopez-Diaz SM, Rodríguez N, Yamamura Y, Cruz-Correa M. High Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus in Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics: A Case-Control Study. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016; 2016:7896716. PMID: 26904111.
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    39. Ashktorab H, Laiyemo AO, Lee E, Cruz-Correa M, Ghuman A, Nouraie M, Brim H. Prevalence and features of colorectal lesions among Hispanics: A hospital-based study. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec 14; 21(46):13095-100. PMID: 26673447.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Baron JA, Barry EL, Mott LA, Rees JR, Sandler RS, Snover DC, Bostick RM, Ivanova A, Cole BF, Ahnen DJ, Beck GJ, Bresalier RS, Burke CA, Church TR, Cruz-Correa M, Figueiredo JC, Goodman M, Kim AS, Robertson DJ, Rothstein R, Shaukat A, Seabrook ME, Summers RW. A Trial of Calcium and Vitamin D for the Prevention of Colorectal Adenomas. N Engl J Med. 2015 Oct 15; 373(16):1519-30. PMID: 26465985.
      Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Cruz-Correa M, Diaz-Algorri Y, Pérez-Mayoral J, Suleiman-Suleiman W, Gonzalez-Pons Mdel M, Bertrán C, Casellas N, Rodríguez N, Pardo S, Rivera K, Mosquera R, Rodriguez-Quilichini S. Clinical characterization and mutation spectrum in Caribbean Hispanic families with Lynch syndrome. Fam Cancer. 2015 Sep; 14(3):415-25. PMID: 25782445.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    42. Gonzalez-Pons M, Cruz-Correa M. Colorectal Cancer Biomarkers: Where Are We Now? Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:149014. PMID: 26106599.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Edelstein DL, Cruz-Correa M, Soto-Salgado M, Axilbund JE, Hylind LM, Romans K, Blair C, Wiley E, Tersmette AC, Offerhaus JA, Giardiello FM. Risk of Colorectal and Other Cancers in Patients With Serrated Polyposis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Sep; 13(9):1697-9. PMID: 25681317.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Díaz-Algorri Y, Lozada ME, López SM, Bertrán-Rodríguez CE, González-Hernández CM, González D, Pérez-Cardona CM, Hernández J, Pedrosa C, Toro DH, González-Pons M, Cruz-Correa M. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and colorectal neoplasia risk in Hispanics: a case-control study. J Diabetes Complications. 2015 May-Jun; 29(4):502-7. PMID: 25784088.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Magno P, González L, Cruz-Correa M, Suárez E. The prevalence of Barrett's-esophagus-associated dysplasia in Puerto Rico. P R Health Sci J. 2014 Dec; 33(4):184-9. PMID: 25563036.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Marqués-Lespier JM, Diaz-Algorri Y, Gonzalez-Pons M, Cruz-Correa M. Report of a Novel Mutation in MLH1 Gene in a Hispanic Family from Puerto Rico Fulfilling Classic Amsterdam Criteria for Lynch Syndrome. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:527946. PMID: 25389437.
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    47. Chak A, Buttar NS, Foster NR, Seisler DK, Marcon NE, Schoen R, Cruz-Correa MR, Falk GW, Sharma P, Hur C, Katzka DA, Rodriguez LM, Richmond E, Sharma AN, Smyrk TC, Mandrekar SJ, Limburg PJ. Metformin does not reduce markers of cell proliferation in esophageal tissues of patients with Barrett's esophagus. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Apr; 13(4):665-72.e1-4. PMID: 25218668.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Ballester V, Cruz-Correa M. Endoscopic surveillance of gastrointestinal premalignant lesions: current knowledge and future directions. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2014 Sep; 30(5):477-83. PMID: 25003602.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. González-Pons M, López-Enriquez R, Cruz-Correa M. Puerto Rico Cancer Burden Task Force: assessing cancer research priorities. P R Health Sci J. 2014 Jun; 33(2):91-3. PMID: 24964645.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Ortiz-Ortiz KJ, Ramírez-García R, Cruz-Correa M, Ríos-González MY, Ortiz AP. Effects of type of health insurance coverage on colorectal cancer survival in Puerto Rico: a population-based study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96746. PMID: 24796444.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Cruz-Correa M. Personal perspective on mentoring. Gastroenterology. 2014 Feb; 146(2):331-3. PMID: 24361125.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Cruz-Correa M, Diaz-Algorri Y, Mendez V, Vazquez PJ, Lozada ME, Freyre K, Lathroum L, Gonzalez-Pons M, Hernandez-Marrero J, Giardiello F, Rodriguez-Quilichini S. Clinical characterization and mutation spectrum in Hispanic families with adenomatous polyposis syndromes. Fam Cancer. 2013 Sep; 12(3):555-62. PMID: 23460355.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. López-Charneco M, Pérez CM, Soto-Salgado M, Rodríguez L, González D, Serrano R, Cruz-Correa M, Ortiz AP. Correlates of colorectal cancer screening among Hispanics: Results from the 2008 Puerto Rico behavioral risk factor surveillance system survey. P R Health Sci J. 2013 Jun; 32(2):68-75. PMID: 23781622.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Cruz-Correa M. Increasing colorectal cancer burden among young US Hispanics: is it time to change current screening guidelines? Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Jul; 58(7):1816-8. PMID: 23722565.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Acevedo A, Diaz Y, Perez CM, Garau M, Baron J, Cruz-Correa M. Diabetes Mellitus and Colorectal Neoplasia. J Cancer Ther. 2012 Nov 01; 3(6A):859-865. PMID: 23560242.
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    56. Falk GW, Buttar NS, Foster NR, Ziegler KL, Demars CJ, Romero Y, Marcon NE, Schnell T, Corley DA, Sharma P, Cruz-Correa MR, Hur C, Fleischer DE, Chak A, Devault KR, Weinberg DS, Della'Zanna G, Richmond E, Smyrk TC, Mandrekar SJ, Limburg PJ. A combination of esomeprazole and aspirin reduces tissue concentrations of prostaglandin E(2) in patients with Barrett's esophagus. Gastroenterology. 2012 Oct; 143(4):917-26.e1. PMID: 22796132.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    57. González L, Ortiz AP, Suárez EL, Umpierre S, Billoch J, Marcos MJ, Joy L, Charneco E, Lacourt MY, Bernabe-Dones RD, Cruz-Correa MR. Case-case study of factors associated to hMLH1, hMSH2, and hMSH6 protein expression among endometrial cancer patients of the University District Hospital of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 Jun; 22(5):826-9. PMID: 22635031.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Lathroum L, Ramos-Mercado F, Hernandez-Marrero J, Villafaña M, Cruz-Correa M. Ethnic and sex disparities in colorectal neoplasia among Hispanic patients undergoing screening colonoscopy. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Sep; 10(9):997-1001. PMID: 22542749.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    59. Edelstein DL, Axilbund JE, Hylind LM, Romans K, Griffin CA, Cruz-Correa M, Giardiello FM. Serrated polyposis: rapid and relentless development of colorectal neoplasia. Gut. 2013 Mar; 62(3):404-8. PMID: 22490521.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Haile RW, John EM, Levine AJ, Cortessis VK, Unger JB, Gonzales M, Ziv E, Thompson P, Spruijt-Metz D, Tucker KL, Bernstein JL, Rohan TE, Ho GY, Bondy ML, Martinez ME, Cook L, Stern MC, Correa MC, Wright J, Schwartz SJ, Baezconde-Garbanati L, Blinder V, Miranda P, Hayes R, Friedman-Jiménez G, Monroe KR, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Thomas DC, Boffetta P. A review of cancer in U.S. Hispanic populations. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 Feb; 5(2):150-63. PMID: 22307564.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    61. Edelstein DL, Giardiello FM, Basiri A, Hylind LM, Romans K, Axilbund JE, Cruz-Correa M, Ramella-Roman JC. A new phenotypic manifestation of familial adenomatous polyposis. Fam Cancer. 2011 Jun; 10(2):309-13. PMID: 21547505.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Zuo QS, Yan R, Feng DX, Zhao R, Chen C, Jiang YM, Cruz-Correa M, Casson AG, Kang XD, Han F, Chen T. Loss of imprinting and abnormal expression of the insulin-like growth factor 2 gene in gastric cancer. Mol Carcinog. 2011 May; 50(5):390-6. PMID: 21268128.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    63. Palacios C, Lopez M, Ortiz AP, Correa MC. Association between calcium intake and colorectal neoplasia in Puerto Rican Hispanics. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 2010 Dec; 60(4):348-54. PMID: 21866684.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. Pérez R, Lasa A, Toro DH, Cruz-Correa M, Martinez-Souss J. Relationship between sporadic hyperplastic polyps and colorectal neoplasia in Hispanic veterans. P R Health Sci J. 2010 Dec; 29(4):372-6. PMID: 21261176.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. Chun SY, Johnson C, Washburn JG, Cruz-Correa MR, Dang DT, Dang LH. Oncogenic KRAS modulates mitochondrial metabolism in human colon cancer cells by inducing HIF-1a and HIF-2a target genes. Mol Cancer. 2010 Nov 13; 9:293. PMID: 21073737.
      Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    66. Edelstein DL, Axilbund J, Baxter M, Hylind LM, Romans K, Griffin CA, Cruz-Correa M, Giardiello FM. Rapid development of colorectal neoplasia in patients with Lynch syndrome. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Apr; 9(4):340-3. PMID: 21070872.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    67. Gonzalez-Ortiz DI, Torres-Cotto C, Toro DH, Cruz-Correa M, Bigio J. Duodenal adenomas in nonpolyposis syndrome patients are not associated to colorectal neoplasia. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2010 Oct-Dec; 102(4):5-8. PMID: 21766541.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    68. Ortiz AP, Cruz-Correa M. Cancer in Puerto Rico: disease burden, public policy, research and training. P R Health Sci J. 2010 Sep; 29(3):213-4. PMID: 20799506.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    69. De Jesus-Monge WE, Gonzalez-Keelan C, Zhao R, Hamilton SR, Rodriguez-Bigas M, Cruz-Correa M. Mismatch repair protein expression and colorectal cancer in Hispanics from Puerto Rico. Fam Cancer. 2010 Jun; 9(2):155-66. PMID: 20012372.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    70. De Jesus-Monge WE, Gonzalez-Keelan C, Cruz-Correa M. Serrated adenomas. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2009 Oct; 11(5):420-7. PMID: 19765371.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    71. Soto-Salgado M, Suárez E, Calo W, Cruz-Correa M, Figueroa-Vallés NR, Ortiz AP. Incidence and mortality rates for colorectal cancer in Puerto Rico and among Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites, and non-Hispanic blacks in the United States, 1998-2002. Cancer. 2009 Jul 01; 115(13):3016-23. PMID: 19402167.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    72. Ramos C, De Jesús-Caraballo J, Toro DH, Ojeda A, Martínez-Souss J, Dueño MI, Cruz-Correa M. Is barium enema an adequate diagnostic test for the evaluation of patients with positive fecal occult blood? Bol Asoc Med P R. 2009 Apr-Jun; 101(2):23-8. PMID: 19954097.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    73. Wang H, Safar B, Wexner S, Zhao R, Cruz-Correa M, Berho M. Lymph node harvest after proctectomy for invasive rectal adenocarcinoma following neoadjuvant therapy: does the same standard apply? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Apr; 52(4):549-57. PMID: 19404052.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    74. Cruz-Correa M, Zhao R, Oviedo M, Bernabe RD, Lacourt M, Cardona A, Lopez-Enriquez R, Wexner S, Cuffari C, Hylind L, Platz E, Cui H, Feinberg AP, Giardiello FM. Temporal stability and age-related prevalence of loss of imprinting of the insulin-like growth factor-2 gene. Epigenetics. 2009 Feb 16; 4(2):114-8. PMID: 19242102.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    75. Morales-Burgos A, Sánchez JL, Figueroa LD, De Jesús-Monge WE, Cruz-Correa MR, González-Keelan C, Nazario CM. MSH-2 and MLH-1 protein expression in Muir Torre syndrome-related and sporadic sebaceous neoplasms. P R Health Sci J. 2008 Dec; 27(4):322-7. PMID: 19069357.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    76. Erim T, Cruz-Correa MR, Szomstein S, Velis E, Rosenthal R. Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori seropositivity among patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a preliminary study. World J Surg. 2008 Sep; 32(9):2021-5. PMID: 18581170.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    77. Pendergrass CJ, Edelstein DL, Hylind LM, Phillips BT, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, Romans K, Griffin CA, Cruz-Correa M, Tersmette AC, Offerhaus GJ, Giardiello FM. Occurrence of colorectal adenomas in younger adults: an epidemiologic necropsy study. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Sep; 6(9):1011-5. PMID: 18558514.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    78. Dang DT, Chun SY, Burkitt K, Abe M, Chen S, Havre P, Mabjeesh NJ, Heath EI, Vogelzang NJ, Cruz-Correa M, Blayney DW, Ensminger WD, St Croix B, Dang NH, Dang LH. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 target genes as indicators of tumor vessel response to vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition. Cancer Res. 2008 Mar 15; 68(6):1872-80. PMID: 18339868.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    79. Rubin DT, Cruz-Correa MR, Gasche C, Jass JR, Lichtenstein GR, Montgomery EA, Riddell RH, Rutter MD, Ullman TA, Velayos FS, Itzkowitz S. Colorectal cancer prevention in inflammatory bowel disease and the role of 5-aminosalicylic acid: a clinical review and update. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008 Feb; 14(2):265-74. PMID: 17932965.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    80. Cruz-Correa M, Schultz K, Jagannath S, Harris M, Kantsevoy S, Bedine M, Kalloo AN. Performance characteristics and comparison of two fecal occult blood tests in patients undergoing colonoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2007 Apr; 52(4):1009-13. PMID: 17380401.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    81. Brosens LA, van Hattem A, Hylind LM, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, Romans KE, Axilbund J, Cruz-Correa M, Tersmette AC, Offerhaus GJ, Giardiello FM. Risk of colorectal cancer in juvenile polyposis. Gut. 2007 Jul; 56(7):965-7. PMID: 17303595.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    82. Dassopoulos T, Frangakis C, Cruz-Correa M, Talor MV, Burek CL, Datta L, Nouvet F, Bayless TM, Brant SR. Antibodies to saccharomyces cerevisiae in Crohn's disease: higher titers are associated with a greater frequency of mutant NOD2/CARD15 alleles and with a higher probability of complicated disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2007 Feb; 13(2):143-51. PMID: 17206688.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    83. Szomstein S, Kaidar-Person O, Naberezny K, Cruz-Correa M, Rosenthal R. Correlation of radiographic and endoscopic evaluation of gastrojejunal anastomosis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2006 Nov-Dec; 2(6):617-21. PMID: 17138232.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    84. Cruz-Correa M, Shoskes DA, Sanchez P, Zhao R, Hylind LM, Wexner SD, Giardiello FM. Combination treatment with curcumin and quercetin of adenomas in familial adenomatous polyposis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Aug; 4(8):1035-8. PMID: 16757216.
      Citations: 99     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    85. Sanchez-Fermin P, Ukleja A, Cruz-Correa M. Successful long-term jejunostomy feedings in relapsing pancreatitis: a case report. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2006 May-Jun; 30(3):251-3. PMID: 16639073.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    86. Chutkan RK, Ahmad AS, Cohen J, Cruz-Correa MR, Desilets DJ, Dominitz JA, Dunkin BJ, Kantsevoy SV, McHenry L, Mishra G, Perdue D, Petrini JL, Pfau PR, Savides TJ, Telford JJ, Vargo JJ. ERCP core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Mar; 63(3):361-76. PMID: 16500380.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    87. Raju R, Cruz-Correa M. Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Jan; 49(1):113-24; discussion 124-5. PMID: 16362805.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    88. Shoskes D, Lapierre C, Cruz-Correa M, Cruz-Corerra M, Muruve N, Rosario R, Fromkin B, Braun M, Copley J. Beneficial effects of the bioflavonoids curcumin and quercetin on early function in cadaveric renal transplantation: a randomized placebo controlled trial. Transplantation. 2005 Dec 15; 80(11):1556-9. PMID: 16371925.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    89. Zhao R, Berho M, Nogueras J, Sands D, Weiss E, Wexner S, Giardiello FM, Cruz-Correa M. Positive correlation of insulin-like growth factor-II with proliferating cell index in patients with colorectal neoplasia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005 Jul; 14(7):1819-22. PMID: 16030122.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    90. Giardiello FM, Hylind LM, Trimbath JD, Hamilton SR, Romans KE, Cruz-Correa M, Corretti MC, Offerhaus GJ, Yang VW. Oral contraceptives and polyp regression in familial adenomatous polyposis. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):1077-80. PMID: 15825088.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    91. Abraham SC, Park SJ, Cruz-Correa M, Houlihan PS, Half EE, Lynch PM, Wu TT. Frequent CpG island methylation in sporadic and syndromic gastric fundic gland polyps. Am J Clin Pathol. 2004 Nov; 122(5):740-6. PMID: 15491970.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    92. Cruz-Correa M, Cui H, Giardiello FM, Powe NR, Hylind L, Robinson A, Hutcheon DF, Kafonek DR, Brandenburg S, Wu Y, He X, Feinberg AP. Loss of imprinting of insulin growth factor II gene: a potential heritable biomarker for colon neoplasia predisposition. Gastroenterology. 2004 Apr; 126(4):964-70. PMID: 15057734.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    93. Cruz-Correa M, Giardiello FM. Familial adenomatous polyposis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Dec; 58(6):885-94. PMID: 14652558.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    
    94. Niiyama H, Jagannath S, Kantsevoy S, Cruz-Correa M, Magee C, Kalloo AN. Intrasphincteric nitric oxide reduces sphincter of Oddi motility in an endoscopic porcine model. Dig Dis Sci. 2003 Nov; 48(11):2187-90. PMID: 14705826.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    95. Abraham SC, Cruz-Correa M, Argani P, Furth EE, Hruban RH, Boitnott JK. Diffuse lymphoplasmacytic chronic cholecystitis is highly specific for extrahepatic biliary tract disease but does not distinguish between primary and secondary sclerosing cholangiopathy. Am J Surg Pathol. 2003 Oct; 27(10):1313-20. PMID: 14508392.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    96. Abraham SC, Cruz-Correa M, Argani P, Furth EE, Hruban RH, Boitnott JK. Lymphoplasmacytic chronic cholecystitis and biliary tract disease in patients with lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2003 Apr; 27(4):441-51. PMID: 12657928.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    97. Cui H, Cruz-Correa M, Giardiello FM, Hutcheon DF, Kafonek DR, Brandenburg S, Wu Y, He X, Powe NR, Feinberg AP. Loss of IGF2 imprinting: a potential marker of colorectal cancer risk. Science. 2003 Mar 14; 299(5613):1753-5. PMID: 12637750.
      Citations: 237     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    98. Kantsevoy SV, Cruz-Correa MR, Vaughn CA, Jagannath SB, Pasricha PJ, Kalloo AN. Endoscopic cryotherapy for the treatment of bleeding mucosal vascular lesions of the GI tract: a pilot study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Mar; 57(3):403-6. PMID: 12612530.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    99. Jagannath SB, Singh VK, Cruz-Correa M, Canto MI, Kalloo AN. A long-term cohort study of outcome after cholecystectomy for chronic acalculous cholecystitis. Am J Surg. 2003 Feb; 185(2):91-5. PMID: 12559435.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    100. Torbenson M, Lee JH, Cruz-Correa M, Ravich W, Rastgar K, Abraham SC, Wu TT. Sporadic fundic gland polyposis: a clinical, histological, and molecular analysis. Mod Pathol. 2002 Jul; 15(7):718-23. PMID: 12118109.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    101. Cruz-Correa M, Giardiello FM. Diagnosis and management of hereditary colon cancer. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2002 Jun; 31(2):537-49, x. PMID: 12134617.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    102. Cruz-Correa M, Hylind LM, Romans KE, Booker SV, Giardiello FM. Long-term treatment with sulindac in familial adenomatous polyposis: a prospective cohort study. Gastroenterology. 2002 Mar; 122(3):641-5. PMID: 11874996.
      Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    103. Cruz-Correa MR, Canto MI, Kalloo AN. Prevalence and distinctive biologic features of flat colorectal adenomas in a North American population. Gastroenterology. 2002 Mar; 122(3):842-3. PMID: 11878299.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    104. Gross CP, Cruz-Correa M, Canto MI, McNeil-Solis C, Valente TW, Powe NR. The adoption of ablation therapy for Barrett's esophagus: a cohort study of gastroenterologists. Am J Gastroenterol. 2002 Feb; 97(2):279-86. PMID: 11866262.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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