Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Elana Farace, PhD, MA

Elana Farace, PhD, MA

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
Disease Teams:
Central Nervous System Cancer
Survivorship
ezf1@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Brain
  • Quality of Life
  • Therapeutics
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Radiotherapy
  • Glioma
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Radiosurgery
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Intracranial Aneurysm

Recent Publications

2019

Schubart, JR, Levi, B, Bain, MM, Farace, E & Green, M 2019, 'Advance Care Planning Among Patients With Advanced Cancer' Journal of Oncology Practice, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. e65-e73. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.18.00044

2018

Stewart, RR, Dimmock, AEF, Green, M, Van Scoy, L, Schubart, JR, Yang, C, Farace, E, Bascom, R & Levi, B 2019, 'An Analysis of Recruitment Efficiency for an End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Randomized Controlled Trial' American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 50-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118785158

2017

Levi, B, Simmons, Z, Hanna, C, Brothers, A, Lehman, E, Farace, E, Bain, M, Stewart, R & Green, M 2017, 'Advance care planning for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis', Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, vol. 18, no. 5-6, pp. 388-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/21678421.2017.1285317
Brown, PD, Ballman, KV, Cerhan, JH, Anderson, SK, Carrero, XW, Whitton, AC, Greenspoon, J, Parney, IF, Laack, NNI, Ashman, JB, Bahary, JP, Hadjipanayis, CG, Urbanic, JJ, Barker, FG, Farace, E, Khuntia, D, Giannini, C, Buckner, JC, Galanis, E & Roberge, D 2017, 'Postoperative stereotactic radiosurgery compared with whole brain radiotherapy for resected metastatic brain disease (NCCTG N107C/CEC·3): a multicentre, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial', The Lancet Oncology, vol. 18, no. 8, pp. 1049-1060. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30441-2
Churilla, TM, Ballman, KV, Brown, PD, Twohy, EL, Jaeckle, K, Farace, E, Cerhan, JH, Anderson, SK, Carrero, XW, Garces, YI, Barker, FG, Deming, R, Dixon, JG, Burri, SH, Chung, C, Ménard, C, Stieber, VW, Pollock, BE, Galanis, E, Buckner, JC & Asher, AL 2017, 'Stereotactic Radiosurgery With or Without Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy for Limited Brain Metastases: A Secondary Analysis of the North Central Cancer Treatment Group N0574 (Alliance) Randomized Controlled Trial', International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, vol. 99, no. 5, pp. 1173-1178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.07.045

2016

Aronson, KR, Wagstaff, DA, Farace, E, Muscat, J, Belani, C, Almokadem, S & Fossum, T 2016, 'A week in the life of lung cancer survivors: Daily reports of stress, worry, mood, and symptoms', Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 21, no. 10, pp. 2269-2282. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315574921
Brown, PD, Jaeckle, K, Ballman, KV, Farace, E, Cerhan, JH, Keith Anderson, S, Carrero, XW, Barker, FG, Deming, R, Burri, SH, Ménard, C, Chung, C, Stieber, VW, Pollock, BE, Galanis, E, Buckner, JC & Asher, AL 2016, 'Effect of radiosurgery alone vs radiosurgery with whole brain radiation therapy on cognitive function in patients with 1 to 3 brain metastases a randomized clinical trial', JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 316, no. 4, pp. 401-409. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.9839
Van Scoy, L, Green, M, Dimmock, AEF, Bascom, R, Boehmer, J, Hensel, JK, Hozella, JB, Lehman, EB, Schubart, JR, Farace, E, Stewart, RR & Levi, B 2016, 'High satisfaction and low decisional conflict with advance care planning among chronically ill patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure using an online decision aid: A pilot study', Chronic Illness, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395316633511
ASSESS-AKI Study Investigators 2016, 'Storage time and urine biomarker levels in the ASSESS-AKI study', PloS one, vol. 11, no. 10, e0164832. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164832

2015

Green, M, Schubart, JR, Whitehead, MM, Farace, E, Lehman, E & Levi, B 2015, 'Advance care planning does not adversely affect hope or anxiety among patients with advanced cancer', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 49, no. 6, pp. 1088-1096. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.11.293
Schubart, JR, Green, M, Van Scoy, L, Lehman, E, Farace, E, Gusani, NJ & Levi, B 2015, 'Advanced Cancer and End-of-Life Preferences: Curative Intent Surgery Versus Noncurative Intent Treatment', Journal of Palliative Medicine, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 1015-1018. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2015.0021

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