Harvey Jay Cohen, MD

Professor of Medicine
Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine, in the School of Medicine
Director, Center for the Study of Aging & Human Development
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Campus mail 3502 Blue Zone Duke Clinic, Center For Aging, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7502
Email address harvey.cohen@duke.edu

Dr. Cohen's research program includes clinical research relating to aspects of the pathways to functional decline with aging, geriatric assessment, and cancer in the elderly.

Pathways to functional decline are being explored through the NIA funded Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, and includes studies of the contributions of age related physiologic change, in particular changes in inflammatory parameters, comorbid diseases and conditions, environment, genetics, and the interactionas among them. Data are derived from several current studies as well as previously collected data sets from the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly (EPESE), National Long Term Care Survey, and the Chinese Longevity Study (with Dr. Zeng Yi). Previous work has demonstrated the important contributions of age related inflammation and coagulation activation to functional status.

Geriatric assessment approaches have been studied in a number of randomized and controlled studies and work is now concentrating on the application of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment tools to the evaluation and treatment of elderly patients with cancer. This is an extension and continuation of a long standing interest in geriatric oncology. Previous studies have elucidated age-related patterns of disease presentation, treatment approaches, clinical trials, survivorship, quality of life, impact of comrobidities and functional outcomes. Dr. Cohen is co-chair of the Cancer in the Elderly Committee of Cancer and Acute Luekemia Group B (CALGB). A number of active studies and ongoing data bases aree being utilized to address these questions.

Education and Training

  • M.D., State University of New York at Brooklyn, 1965

Publications

Pavon, JM, Sloane, RJ, Pieper, CF, Colón-Emeric, CS, Cohen, HJ, Gallagher, D, Morey, MC, McCarty, M, Ortel, TL, and Hastings, SN. "Poor Adherence to Risk Stratification Guidelines Results in Overuse of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Older Adults." Journal of hospital medicine (February 6, 2018).

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Cohen, HJ. "Evolution of Geriatric Assessment in Oncology." Journal of oncology practice 14, no. 2 (February 2018): 95-96.

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Demark-Wahnefried, W, Cases, MG, Cantor, AB, Frugé, AD, Smith, KP, Locher, J, Cohen, HJ, Tsuruta, Y, Daniel, M, Kala, R, and De Los Santos, JF. "Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Home Vegetable Gardening Intervention among Older Cancer Survivors Shows Feasibility, Satisfaction, and Promise in Improving Vegetable and Fruit Consumption, Reassurance of Worth, and the Trajectory of Central Adiposity." Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (January 2, 2018).

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Morrison, VA, McCall, L, Muss, HB, Jatoi, A, Cohen, HJ, Cirrincione, CT, Ligibel, JA, Lafky, JM, and Hurria, A. "The impact of actual body weight-based chemotherapy dosing and body size on adverse events and outcome in older patients with breast cancer: Results from Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB) trial 49907 (Alliance A151436)." Journal of geriatric oncology (December 7, 2017).

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Durá-Ferrandis, E, Mandelblatt, JS, Clapp, J, Luta, G, Faul, L, Kimmick, G, Cohen, HJ, Yung, RL, and Hurria, A. "Personality, coping, and social support as predictors of long-term quality-of-life trajectories in older breast cancer survivors: CALGB protocol 369901 (Alliance)." Psycho-oncology 26, no. 11 (November 2017): 1914-1921.

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Foster, JC, Le-Rademacher, JG, Feliciano, JL, Gajra, A, Seisler, DK, DeMatteo, R, Lafky, JM, Hurria, A, Muss, HB, Cohen, HJ, and Jatoi, A. "Comparative "nocebo effects" in older patients enrolled in cancer therapeutic trials: Observations from a 446-patient cohort." Cancer 123, no. 21 (November 2017): 4193-4198.

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Bluethmann, SM, Alfano, CM, Clapp, JD, Luta, G, Small, BJ, Hurria, A, Cohen, HJ, Sugarman, S, B Muss, H, Isaacs, C, and Mandelblatt, JS. "Cognitive function and discontinuation of adjuvant hormonal therapy in older breast cancer survivors: CALGB 369901 (Alliance)." Breast cancer research and treatment 165, no. 3 (October 2017): 677-686.

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King, KE, Fillenbaum, GG, and Cohen, HJ. "A Cumulative Deficit Laboratory Test-based Frailty Index: Personal and Neighborhood Associations." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 65, no. 9 (September 2017): 1981-1987.

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Cohen, HJ, Roy, CN, and Snyder, PJ. "Redefining Unexplained Anemia in Elderly-Reply." JAMA internal medicine 177, no. 9 (September 2017): 1395-.

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Stinchcombe, TE, Zhang, Y, Vokes, EE, Schiller, JH, Bradley, JD, Kelly, K, Curran, WJ, Schild, SE, Movsas, B, Clamon, G, Govindan, R, Blumenschein, GR, Socinski, MA, Ready, NE, Akerley, WL, Cohen, HJ, Pang, HH, and Wang, X. "Pooled Analysis of Individual Patient Data on Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Stage III Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in Elderly Patients Compared With Younger Patients Who Participated in US National Cancer Institute Cooperative Group Studies." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 35, no. 25 (September 2017): 2885-2892.

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