Research Program of Dr. Antoinette Stroup

Antoinette (Nan) M. Stroup, PhD

Antoinette Stroup, PhDDr. Stroup earned her BS and MS degrees from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.  She went on to earn her PhD form the University of California, Berkeley, CA in Epidemiology.  As the Director of Cancer Epidemiology Services (CES) and the New Jersey State Cancer Registry (NJSCR), Dr. Stroup oversees all administrative and operational aspects of the State’s population-based cancer surveillance system and manages and oversees all research-related activities (e.g., protocol development, institutional review board compliance, patient contact) through the CES Cancer Research Program.  She has more than 15 years of experience in cancer surveillance and cancer registry management.  Dr. Stroup has received funding for over 40 cancer research studies, covering a wide array of research topics for a variety of cancer types including breast, prostate, cervical, colorectal, ovarian, and liver cancers as well as cancers among adolescents and young adults.


Research Interests

  • Cancer surveillance research (incidence, mortality, trends, survival)
  • Disparities in cancer risk and survival
  • Long-term survival, quality of life and late effects
  • Life course approach and geographic disparities in cancer risk and outcomes

Contributions to Cancer Disparities Research

Cancer disparities are often identified from population-based surveillance data that are routinely captured by statewide cancer registries like the NJSCR.  Dr. Stroup’s expertise in cancer surveillance research and descriptive epidemiology has lead to research that not only advances methods to assess the burden of disease in large geographically-defined populations, but has lead to a growing disparities research portfolio to identify special populations that might be at greater risk for cancer or are underserved. This field of study requires expertise in epidemiological methods and cancer surveillance, but also requires a multidisciplinary team of investigators with specific subject matter expertise covering the cancer care continuum from screening among unaffected populations to long-term cancer outcomes and survivorship.  Combining her expertise with subject matter experts has resulted in important contributions in the areas of surveillance methodologies, cancer screening, and population-based outcomes and disparities research.

  • Henry KA, McDonald K, Sherman R, Kinney A, Stroup AMAssociation between individual and geographic factors and nonadherence to mammography screening guidelines.  J Womens Health (Larchmt), 2014 Aug; 23(8): 664-74.  PMCID:  PMC4129969
  • Henry KA, Sherman R, Farber S, Cockburn M, Goldberg D, Stroup AM. The joint effects of census tract poverty and geographic access on late-stage breast cancer diagnosis in ten US states. Health Place.  2013 May;21;110–121.  PMID:  23454732.
  • Hanson HA, Smith KR, Stroup AM, Harrell CJ. Age Period Cohort Models of Cancer among the Oldest Old. Population Studies, 14 Nov 2014, Popul Stud (Camb). 2015 Mar;69(1):7-22. doi: 10.1080/00324728.2014.958192. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PMID: 25396304
  • Henry KA, Sherman RL, McDonald K, Johnson CJ, Lin G, Stroup AM, Boscoe FP.  Associations of census-tract poverty with subsite-specific colorectal cancer incidence rates and stage of disease at diagnosis in the United States.  J Cancer Epidemiol, 2014;2014:823484. doi: 10.1155/2014/823484. Epub 2014 Aug. PMCID:  PMC4137551.
  • Kirchhoff AC, Fluchel MN, Wright J, Ying J, Sweeney C, Bodson J, Stroup AM, Smith KR, Fraser A, Kinney AY. Risk of hospitalization for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2014 Jul;23(7): 1280-9, doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1090. Epub 2014 Jun 12.
  • Henry KA, Stroup AM, Warner EL, Kepka D.  Geographic Factors and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Initiation Among Adolescent Girls in the United States.  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Other Publications

  • Stroup AM, Cho H, Scoppa S, Weir H, Mariotto A. The impact of state-specific life tables on relative survival.  J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr. 2014 Nov;2014(49):218-27. doi: 10.1093/jncimonographs/lgu017. PMID: 25417235.
  • Manne S, Hudson SV, Baredes S, Stroup A, Virtue SM, Paddock L, Kalyoussef E. Survivorship care experiences, information, and support needs of patients with oral and oropharyngeal cancer. Head Neck. 2016 Jan 20. doi: 10.1002/hed.24351. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26788714.
  • Lewis D., Chen HS., Cockburn M., Wu X., Stroup A., Midthune D., Krapcho M., Miller D., Penberthy L., Feuer E.  Preliminary Estimates of SEER Cancer Incidence for 2013.  Cancer, 2016 May 15;122(10):1579-87. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29953. Epub 2016 Mar 15. PMID: 26991915.
  • Hashibe M, Abdelaziz S, Al-Temimi A, Fraser A, Boucher KM, Smith K, Lee YA, Rowe K, Rowley B, Daurelle M, Holton AE, VanDerslice J, Richiardi L, Bishoff J, Lowrance W, Stroup A. Long-term health effects among testicular cancer survivors. J Cancer Survivorship, Accepted April 2016.

Complete List of Published Work:

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Professional Memberships

  • President-Elect, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
  • Co-Chair, NAACCRStandardization and Registry Development Steering Committee
  • Member, NAACCR Institutional Review Board
  • Representative-At-Large, NAACCR Board of Directors
  • Member, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Prostate Cancer Early Detection Panel


Dr. Stroup also serves as an advisor on student projects as part of the Rutgers School of Public Health MPH field work curriculum for:

  • Karina DeMair (MPH Epidemiology, Fall 2016)
  • Tony Okoro, PharmD (MPH Epidemiology, Spring 2016)
  • Aishwarya Kulkarni, BDS (MPH Epidemiology, Spring 2016)
  • Preethi Raghava, MBBS (MPH Epidemiology, Spring 2015)









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