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

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Therapeutics
  • Brain
  • Quality of Life
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Glioma
  • Radiotherapy
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Radiosurgery
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Cancer Survivors

Recent Publications


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.


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.


Levi, BH, Simmons, Z, Hanna, C, Brothers, A, Lehman, E, Farace, E, Bain, M, Stewart, R & Green, MJ 2017, 'Advance care planning for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis', Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, vol. 18, no. 5-6, pp. 388-396.
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.
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.


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.
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.
Van Scoy, LJ, Green, MJ, Dimmock, AEF, Bascom, R, Boehmer, JP, Hensel, JK, Hozella, JB, Lehman, EB, Schubart, JR, Farace, E, Stewart, RR & Levi, BH 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.
ASSESS-AKI Study Investigators 2016, 'Storage time and urine biomarker levels in the ASSESS-AKI study', PloS one, vol. 11, no. 10, e0164832.

Clinical Trials Search

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