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M. (M. Robyn) R. Andersen

Affiliate Professor, Health Services
Affiliate Professor, Epidemiology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,


MPH   University of Washington, 1996   (Maternal and Child Health)
PhD   Stony Brook University, 1994   (Social Psychology)
MA   Stony Brook University, 1992   (Psychology)
BS   University of Washington, 1987   (Psychology)

Contact Info


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave, M3-B230
Seattle, WA 98109-1024

voice:   206-667-6684
fax:   206-667-7264

Cancer screening; cancer survivorship; Complementary and Alternative Medicine use by cancer patients

Andersen MR, Goff BA, Lowe KA, Scholler N, Bergan L, Dresher CW, Paley P, Urban N. Combining a symptoms index with CA 125 to improve detection of ovarian cancer. Cancer. 2008 Aug 1;113(3):484-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23577.  PMID: 18615684    PMCID: PMC2734274
PubMed Central

Andersen MR, Drescher CW, Zheng Y, Bowen DJ, Wilson S, Young A, McIntosh M, Mahony BS, Lowe KA, Urban N. Changes in cancer worry associated with participation in ovarian cancer screening. Psychooncology. 2007 Sep;16(9):814-20.  PMID: 17225260

Goff BA, Mandel LS, Drescher CW, Urban N, Gough S, Schurman KM, Patras J, Mahony BS, Andersen MR. Development of an ovarian cancer symptom index: possibilities for earlier detection. Cancer. 2007 Jan 15;109(2):221-7.  PMID: 17154394

Andersen MR, Schroeder T, Gaul M, Moinpour C, Urban N. Using a population-based cancer registry for recruitment of newly diagnosed patients with ovarian cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2005 Feb;28(1):17-20.  PMID: 15685029

Andersen MR, Abullarade J, Urban N. Assertiveness with physicians is related to women's perceived roles in the medical encounter. Women Health. 2005;42(2):15-33.  PMID: 16537298