Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE
|CCEB Appointment||Senior Scholar, Epidemiology|
|Primary Faculty Appointment||Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health @ HUP, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM|
My research program seeks to investigate the effects, mechanisms, and integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom management among cancer patients and survivors. To achieve this goal, my research focuses on three interrelated areas of emerging research: 1) epidemiology research that incorporates molecular and genetic markers to predict the risk factors for symptoms related to late effects of cancer therapies; 2) clinical trial and correlative biomarker research to establish the efficacy and potential mechanism of acupuncture and other CAM therapies for specific symptoms in cancer; and 3) health services research focused on informing personalized decision making to incorporate CAM approaches into cancer care to improve the quality of life and survival for cancer patients. My work has been funded by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute, and American Cancer Society.
Mao JJ, Bowman MA, Stricker CT, DeMichele A, Jacobs L, Chan D, Armstrong K. "Primary Care Physicians' Delivery of Survivorship Care: Perspectives of Breast Cancer Patients." J Clin Oncol. Feb 20 2009; 27(6):933-8.
Mao JJ, Bruner D, Stricker CT, Farrar JT, Xie SX, Bowman MA, Pucci D, Han X, DeMichele A. "Feasibility study of electro-acupuncture for aromatase inhibitor related arthralgia in breast cancer." Integr Cancer Ther. Jun 2009; 8(2):123-9.
Mao JJ, Stricker CT, Bruner D, Xie SX, Bowman MA, Farrar JT, Greene BT, DeMichele A. "Patterns and risk factors associated with aromatase inhibitor related arthralgia among breast cancer survivors." Cancer. Aug 15 2009; 115(16):3631-9.
Mao JJ, Su HI, Feng R, Horn M, Aplenc R, Rebbeck TR, Stanczyk FZ, DeMichele A. "Association of functional polymorphisms in CYP19A1 with aromatase inhibitor associated arthralgia in breast cancer survivors" Breast Cancer Res. 2011 Jan 20;13(1):R8.
Mao JJ, Bowman MA, Leed R, Desai K, Armstrong K, Barg F: "Acupuncture for hot flashes: decision making by breast cancer survivors" Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2012 May; 25(3): 323–332