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Low Provider Knowledge Is Associated With Less Evidence-Based Lung Cancer Screening

Jennifer A. Lewis, Heidi Chen, Kathryn E. Weaver, Lucy B. Spalluto, Kim L. Sandler, Leora Horn, Robert S. Dittus, Pierre P. Massion, Christianne L. Roumie, and Hilary A. Tindle

, pulmonology, hematology/oncology, and gynecology within an academic medical center (Vanderbilt University Medical Center [VUMC]) and its affiliated Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including hospital-based and community-based practices. VUMC has an

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Racial Background and Health Behaviors Among Adults With Cancer in Canada: Results of a National Survey

Omar Abdel-Rahman

variable prevalence of different behaviors in different sectors of society. 1 , 9 – 13 The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is a national survey that has been conducted regularly on an annual basis. 14 It provides population

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oncology with interests including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and thoracic surgery. Dr. D'Amico remains active in the research community with a focus on the molecular biology of lung cancer and esophageal cancer and the genomic analysis of mutations. He

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Social Determinants of Health and Racial Disparities in Cardiac Events in Breast Cancer

Nickolas Stabellini, Mantas Dmukauskas, Marcio S. Bittencourt, Jennifer Cullen, Amie J. Barda, Justin X. Moore, Susan Dent, Husam Abdel-Qadir, Aniket A. Kawatkar, Ambarish Pandey, John Shanahan, Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, Kristin A. Waite, Alberto J. Montero, and Avirup Guha

included all patients who had SDOH information available; patients without SDOH information were excluded. Demographic information from the catchment area, primarily based on US Census and American Community Survey data, was included to demonstrate the

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Using the Science of Psychosocial Care to Implement the New American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Distress Screening Standard

Lynne I. Wagner, David Spiegel, and Timothy Pearman

be greatly expanded through integrating resources in the local community, such as Cancer Support Community sites, and nationally (eg, American Cancer Society, CancerCare, LIVESTRONG). Academic and high-volume cancer centers may have greater access

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The Abu Dhabi Declaration: Why the Hustle?

Hamdy A. Azim, Abdul-Rahman Jazieh, and Mohammad Jahanzeb

approximately 15% of all cancer patients worldwide. Although this example shows its far-reaching benefit, it also shows that there is plenty of room for expanding its application. A real need exists within the oncology community to have a reliable evidence

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The 21-Gene Recurrence Score Assay for Node-Positive, Early-Stage Breast Cancer and Impact of RxPONDER Trial on Chemotherapy Decision-Making: Have Clinicians Already Decided?

Jagar Jasem, Christine M. Fisher, Arya Amini, Elena Shagisultanova, Rachel Rabinovitch, Virginia F. Borges, Anthony Elias, and Peter Kabos

classified into categories of 18 to 25 and 26 to 30. Cancer centers were divided according to the NCI classification into (1) community centers that treat 100 to 500 newly diagnosed cancer cases annually, (2) comprehensive community centers that treat ≥500

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Primary Palliative Care Improves Uptake of Advance Care Planning Among Patients With Advanced Cancers

Michael G. Cohen, Andrew D. Althouse, Robert M. Arnold, Douglas White, Edward Chu, Margaret Rosenzweig, Kenneth J. Smith, and Yael Schenker

palliative care specialists have expertise in negotiating ACP, access to specialty palliative care is limited, particularly at community cancer centers that are geographically distant from larger academic facilities. 16 The CONNECT study addressed this

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Priorities of Unmet Needs for Those Affected by Colorectal Cancer: Considerations From a Series of Nominal Group Technique Sessions

Sharyn F. Worrall, Andrea J. Dwyer, Reese M. Garcia, Keavy E. McAbee, and Anjelica Q. Davis

, these unmet needs must be identified and prioritized within the CRC population. Although efforts to improve the patient and survivor experience have gained momentum over the past decade, it is essential to ensure that the CRC community has their needs

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Revisiting the Association of ECOG Performance Status With Clinical Outcomes in Diverse Patients With Cancer

Deepika Kumar, Elad Neeman, Shiyun Zhu, Hongxin Sun, Dinesh Kotak, and Raymond Liu

offices, 21 hospitals, and 21 community cancer centers across Northern California, and its membership represents >30% of the population in the counties in which it serves. 4 The study was approved by the KPNC Institutional Review Board with a waiver of