Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Catalyzing Research to Optimize Cancer Survivors’ Participation in Work and Life RolesOccupational Therapy Journal of Research.  39:189-196. 2019
2019 Muscle composition and outcomes in patients with breast cancer: meta-analysis and systematic reviewBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  177:569-579. 2019
2019 An examination of the relationship between patient satisfaction with healthcare and quality of life in a geriatric population with cancer in the Southeastern United StatesJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:787-791. 2019
2019 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:779-786. 2019
2019 Medicare and patient spending among beneficiaries diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemiaCancer.  125:2570-2578. 2019
2019 Frailty and health-related quality of life in older women with breast cancerSupportive Care in Cancer.  27:2693-2698. 2019
2019 Immunotherapy in Older Adults with CancerCurrent Oncology Reports.  21. 2019
2019 Senior Sway: Using a Mobile Application to Measure Fall RiskJournal Geriatric Physical Therapy.  42:E101-E107. 2019
2019 ASCO gastrointestinal cancers symposium: Perspectives on older adults with gastrointestinal malignanciesJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:371-373. 2019
2019 Geriatric assessment predicts hospitalization frequency and long-term care use in older adult cancer survivorsJournal of Oncology Practice.  15:E399-E409. 2019
2019 Older Adults with Cancer: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Occupational and Physical TherapyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  67:953-960. 2019
2019 Post-Acute Care among Older Adults with Stage I to III Colorectal CancerJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  67:937-944. 2019
2019 Sarcopenia & aging in cancerJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:374-377. 2019
2019 Mental status evaluation in older adults with cancer: Development of the Mental Health Index-13Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  10:241-245. 2019
2019 Unmet social support needs among older adults with cancerCancer.  125:473-481. 2019
2019 Accurate Therapeutic Response Assessment of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Using Quantitative Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging with a Point-of-Care Perfusion Phantom: A Pilot StudyInvestigative Radiology.  54:16-22. 2019
2019 Arti Hurria and the progress in integrating the geriatric assessment into oncology: Young international society of geriatric oncology review paperJournal of Geriatric Oncology2019
2019 Healthy lifestyle discussions between healthcare providers and older cancer survivors: Data from 12 cancer centers in the Southeastern United StatesCancer Medicine2019
2019 Impact of Guideline-Discordant Treatment on Cost and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults with Early-Stage Breast CancerOncologist.  24:31-37. 2019
2019 Integrating geriatric assessment into routine gastrointestinal (GI) consultation: The Cancer and Aging Resilience Evaluation (CARE)Journal of Geriatric Oncology2019
2019 Mentoring pearls of wisdom: Lessons learned by mentees of Arti Hurria, MDJournal of Geriatric Oncology2019
2018 Immune checkpoint inhibitors in the management of malignancies in transplant recipientsPostgraduate Medical Journal.  94:704-708. 2018
2018 Financial toxicity in adults with cancer: Adverse outcomes and noncomplianceJournal of Oncology Practice.  14. 2018
2018 Moving beyond symptom management towards cancer rehabilitation for older adults: Answering the 5W'sJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  9:543-549. 2018
2018 National characteristics of Emergency Department visits by patients with cancer in the United StatesAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine.  36:2038-2043. 2018
2018 Letter to the editor: Integrating skeletal muscle mass and radiodensity improves outcome prediction and correlation in oncologic studiesJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  16:923-924. 2018
2018 Beyond sarcopenia: Characterization and integration of skeletal muscle quantity and radiodensity in a curable breast cancer populationBreast Journal.  24:278-284. 2018
2018 Chemotherapy Toxicity Risk Score for Treatment Decisions in Older Adults with Advanced Solid TumorsOncologist.  23:573-579. 2018
2018 Patient-Reported Comorbidity and Survival in Older Adults with CancerOncologist.  23:433-439. 2018
2018 New-onset cardiovascular morbidity in older adults with stage i to III colorectal cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  36:609-616. 2018
2018 Geriatric assessment: Precision medicine for older adults with cancerJournal of Oncology Practice.  14:97-98. 2018
2018 Most impactful factors on the health-related quality of life of a geriatric population with cancerCancer.  124:596-605. 2018
2018 The impact of skeletal muscle on the pharmacokinetics and toxicity of 5-fluorouracil in colorectal cancerCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.  81:413-417. 2018
2018 Frailty and skeletal muscle in older adults with cancerJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  9:68-73. 2018
2018 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2018
2017 Data linkage to improve geriatric oncology research: A feasibility studyOncologist.  22:1002-1005. 2017
2017 Body composition as a predictor of toxicity in patients receiving anthracycline and taxane-based chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancerClinical Cancer Research.  23:3537-3543. 2017
2017 Activities, function, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of older adults with cancerJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  8:249-254. 2017
2017 Frailty index developed from a cancer-specific geriatric assessment and the association with mortality among older adults with cancerJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  15:894-902. 2017
2017 The obesity paradox in cancer-moving beyond BMI-responseCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  26:981. 2017
2017 Skeletal muscle measures as predictors of toxicity, hospitalization, and survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer receiving taxane-based chemotherapyClinical Cancer Research.  23:658-665. 2017
2017 Frailty and inflammatory markers in older adults with cancerAging.  9:650-664. 2017
2017 Skeletal muscle measures and physical function in older adults with cancer: Sarcopenia or myopenia?Oncotarget.  8:33658-33665. 2017
2017 The obesity paradox in cancer-moving beyond BMICancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.  26:13-16. 2017
2016 Comprehensive geriatric assessment-guided therapy does improve outcomes of older patients with advanced lung cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology.  34:4047-4048. 2016
2016 Comorbidity in older adults with cancerJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  7:249-257. 2016
2016 Geriatric assessment with management in cancer care: Current evidence and potential mechanisms for future researchJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  7:242-248. 2016
2016 Weight gain during adjuvant endocrine treatment for early-stage breast cancer: What is the evidence?Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  158:203-217. 2016
2016 Cachexia in patients with cancerLancet Oncology.  17:e220. 2016
2016 Prognostic value of sarcopenia in adults with solid tumours: A meta-analysis and systematic reviewEuropean journal of cancer.  57:58-67. 2016
2016 Occupational therapy for adults with cancer: Why it mattersOncologist.  21:314-319. 2016
2016 Physical activity communication between oncology providers and patients with early-stage breast, colon, or prostate cancerCancer.  122:470-476. 2016
2016 Adjuvant treatment for older women with invasive breast cancerWomen's Health.  12:129-146. 2016
2016 Response to “Body composition analysis via single slice computed tomography analysis — The shortcomings”Journal of Geriatric Oncology.  7:55-56. 2016
2015 Falls in older adults with cancer: Evaluation by oncology providersJournal of Oncology Practice.  11:470-474. 2015
2015 A randomized controlled trial of outpatient CAncer REhabilitation for older adults: The CARE ProgramControlled Clinical Trials.  44:89-94. 2015
2015 Geriatric assessment as an aide to understanding falls in older adults with cancerSupportive Care in Cancer.  23:2273-2280. 2015
2015 Geriatric assessment of older adults with cancer during unplanned hospitalizations: An opportunity in disguiseOncologist.  20:767-772. 2015
2015 Self-directed physical activity intervention in older adults undergoing adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: Design of a randomized controlled trialControlled Clinical Trials.  42:90-97. 2015
2015 Geriatric assessment-identified deficits in older cancer patients with normal performance statusOncologist.  20:379-385. 2015
2015 Impact of colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment on health-related quality of life among older Americans: A population-based, case-control studyCancer.  121:943-950. 2015
2015 Prevalence of sarcopenia in older patients with colorectal cancerJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  6:442-445. 2015
2014 Effect of cytotoxic chemotherapy on markers of molecular age in patients with breast cancerJNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  106. 2014
2014 Feasibility of geriatric assessment in community oncology clinicsJournal of Geriatric Oncology.  5:245-251. 2014
2013 Challenges in the treatment of older breast cancer patientsHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America.  27:785-804. 2013
2012 Treatment of metastatic breast cancer in women aged 65 years and olderWomen's Health.  8:455-471. 2012


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2018 Rehabilitation needs of older adults with cancer.  907-916. 2018

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University 2010
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Neuroscience, Tulane University 2006
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Residency 2011
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2012
  • Full Name

  • Grant Williams