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Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
New York University - Mount Sinai (1997)
Top 50%

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Geller is affiliated with 1 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Harbor -Ucla Med Ctr, Torrance, Ca
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Geller has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Ht and Breast Cancer Risk.
    Date August 2007
    Journal Fertility and Sterility

    Two large recent studies indicate an increased risk of breast cancer with use of menopausal hormone therapy (HT), particularly combinations of estrogen and progestogen. These studies also go against previous theories of the types of breast cancer that would be associated with HT use. Emerging information regarding the influence of estrogen plus progestin on breast cancer risk adds further weight to the recommendation against use for chronic disease risk reduction and raises additional questions regarding risks of even short-term use for vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause.

    Title Adherence to Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer.
    Date May 2007
    Journal Oncology

    PURPOSE: Despite the demonstrated efficacy of long-duration adjuvant tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitor use in breast cancer management, information on adherence to such therapy is limited. Therefore, we reviewed the published literature regarding hormonal therapy adherence in clinical trial and practice settings. METHODS: A systematic search of the PubMed database, augmented by a review of manuscript references and conference proceedings, commonly identified adherence reports in clinical trials but identified only 9 adherence reports in clinical practice settings. RESULTS: In adjuvant breast cancer clinical trials with longer (> or =4 years) follow-up, hormonal therapy (tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors) was prematurely discontinued by about 23-28% of the study participants. Adherence to aromatase inhibitors did not differ from adherence to tamoxifen in this setting. In breast cancer prevention trials, tamoxifen was prematurely discontinued by 20-46% of the participants. In clinical practice settings, only 2 reports addressed longer-duration (>4 years) adherence to adjuvant tamoxifen use. In these, tamoxifen was prematurely discontinued by 30-50% of the patients. CONCLUSION: Adherence to prescribed breast cancer hormone therapy has not received concerted attention. Current, albeit limited, evidence suggests long-term hormone therapy adherence may represent an area limiting optimal breast cancer patient treatment.

    Title Inhibitors of Peripheral-type Benzodiazepine Receptors Present in Human Urine and Plasma Ultrafiltrates.
    Date November 1983
    Journal Life Sciences

    Several endogenous substances that inhibit central-type benzodiazepine (BZD) receptor binding have recently been identified. We have found that ultrafiltrates of human uremic plasma, normal plasma, and urine contain competitive inhibitors of peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors. Using urine as source, we have partially purified a peripheral-type BZD receptor inhibitor(s) by adsorption to and selective elution from small octadecyl-silane (Sep-pak) columns and thin layer chromatography. The inhibitor has a 125-fold greater affinity for peripheral-type than central-type BZD receptors and has been purified 8000-fold from urine.

    Title Cerebral Thrombosis, Platelet Aggregation and Viral Infection.
    Date September 1981
    Journal The Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey

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