Dennis Deapen received a B.S. in Psychology in 1975 at Walla Walla College in Washington, a Masters in Public Health – Epidemiology in 1977 at Loma Linda University in California, and a Doctorate in Public Health – Epidemiology at University California Los Angeles in 1982. Currently the Director of the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, and Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is past president of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Major areas of interest are human health risks of breast implants, epidemiology and etiology of cancer, neurologic and connective tissue diseases, and methods of assessing occupational and socioeconomic determinants of cancer. Dr. Deapen is an expert in developing new methodologies to augment cancer registry data to improve knowledge about first course of therapy. He is an investigator on the CanSORT P01 Survey Development and Data Collection Core.

Selected Publications

Ma H, Lu Y, Marchbanks PA, Folger SG, Strom BL, McDonald JA, Simon MS, Weiss LK, Malone KE, Burkman RT, Sullivan-Halley J, Deapen DM, Press MF, Bernstein L. Quantitative measures of estrogen receptor expression in relation to breast cancer-specific mortality risk among white women and black women. Breast Cancer Res 2013; 15(5):R90

Reichman ME, Altekruse S, Li CI, Chen VW, Deapen D, Potts M, Wu XC, Morrell D, Hafterson J, Phipps AI, Harlan LC, Ries LG, Edwards BK. Feasibility study for collection of HER2 data by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program central cancer registries. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2010; 19(1):144-7

West-Wright CN, Henderson KD, Sullivan-Halley J, Ursin G, Deapen D, Neuhausen S, Reynolds P, Chang E, Ma H, Bernstein L. Long-term and recent recreational physical activity and survival after breast cancer: the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009; 18(11):2851-9

Deapen DM, Hirsch EM, Brody GS. Cancer risk among Los Angeles women with cosmetic breast implants. Plast Reconstr Surg 2007; 119(7):1987-92