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Cancer Communication

Kim, H. K., Kim, S., & Niederdeppe, J. (2015). Scientific uncertainty as a moderator of the relationship between descriptive norm and intentions to engage in cancer risk-reducing behaviors. Journal of Health Communication, 20(4), 387-395.

Jensen, J.D., Carcioppolo, N., King, A.J., Scherr, C.L., Jones, C.L., & Niederdeppe, J. (2014). The cancer information overload (CIO) scale: Establishing predictive and discriminant validity. Patient Education and Counseling, 94, 90-96.

Niederdeppe, J., Lee, T., Kim, H.K., Robbins, R., Kirshenblat, D., Standridge, K., Kresovich, A., Jensen, J., & Fowler, E. F. (2014). Content and effects of news stories about uncertain cancer causes and preventive behaviors. Health Communication,29(4), 332-346.

Smith, K. C., Niederdeppe, J., Blake, K., & Cappella, J. N. (2013). Advancing cancer control research in an emerging news media environment. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 47, 175-181.

Niederdeppe, J. (2013). Confusion reigns: Cutting through the overload of information on cancer prevention. Blog post appearing on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Human Capital blog, March 16th, 2013. Available at

Lee, C. J., Niederdeppe, J., & Freres, D. (2012). Socioeconomic disparities in fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention and the internet. Journal of Communication, 62(6), 972-990.

Lee, C. J. & Niederdeppe, J. (2011). Genre-specific cultivation effects: Lagged associations between overall TV viewing, local TV news viewing, and fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention. Communication Research, 38, 731-753.

Nguyen, G. T., Shungu, N. P., Niederdeppe, J., Barg, F. K., Holmes, J. H., Armstrong, K., & Hornik, R. C. (2010). Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of Vietnamese immigrants. Journal of Health Communication, 15(7), 754-768.

Niederdeppe, J., Fowler, E.F., Goldstein, K, & Pribble, J. (2010). Does local television news coverage cultivate fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention? Journal of Communication, 60(2), 230-253.

Kelly, B. J., Hornik, R., Romantan, A., Schwartz, J. S., Armstrong, K., DeMichele, A., Fishbein, M., Gray, S., Hull, S., Kim, A., Nagler, R., Niederdeppe, J., Ramirez, S., Smith-McLallen, A., & Wong, N. (2010). Cancer information scanning and seeking in the general population. Journal of Health Communication, 15(7), 734-753.

Kelly, B.J., Niederdeppe, J., & Hornik, R.C. (2009). Validating measures of scanned information exposure in the context of cancer prevention and screening behaviors. Journal of Health Communication, 14(8), 721-740.

Niederdeppe, J. (2008). Beyond knowledge gaps: Examining socioeconomic differences in response to cancer news. Human Communication Research, 34, 423-447.

Niederdeppe, J., Frosch, D. L., & Hornik, R. (2008). Cancer news coverage and information seeking. Journal of Health Communication, 13, 181-199.

Niederdeppe, J., Hornik, R., Kelly, B., Frosch, D., Romantan, A., Stevens, R., Barg, F., Weiner, J., & Schwarz, S. (2007). Examining the dimensions of cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior. Health Communication, 22, 153-167.

Niederdeppe, J., & Gurmankin Levy, A. G. (2007). Fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention and three prevention behaviors. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 16, 998-1003.