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Alok A. Khorana

recent studies have shown an overall low risk with contemporary catheters. 8 Cancer patients undergoing surgery have a 2-fold increased risk of postoperative VTE compared with noncancer patients, and this elevation in risk can persist for up to 7 weeks

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Takashi Taketa, Kazuki Sudo, Arlene M. Correa, Roopma Wadhwa, Hironori Shiozaki, Elena Elimova, Maria-Claudia Campagna, Mariela A. Blum, Heath D. Skinner, Ritsuko U. Komaki, Jeffrey H. Lee, Manoop S. Bhutani, Brian R. Weston, David C. Rice, Stephen G. Swisher, Dipen M. Maru, Wayne L. Hofstetter, and Jaffer A. Ajani

surgery, the most common recommendation is chemoradiation followed by surgery, or trimodality therapy (TMT). 5 , 6 Despite advances in the treatment of localized EAC, the cure rate remains at 30% to 45% for patients with clinical stage II or III, and

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Anita Pudusseri and Alex C. Spyropoulos

2009. 1 Patients with cancer undergo surgeries and procedures for various purposes, including prophylaxis, diagnosis, staging, cure, debulking, palliation, and reconstruction. 2 The diagnosis of cancer itself, along with its well

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working with him in his new leadership role.” Dr. D'Amico is director of clinical oncology, program director of thoracic surgery, and professor in the department of surgery at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a recognized leader in the field of

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Kamran Aghayev, Frank Vrionis, and Marc C. Chamberlain

. Surgery Microsurgery is the cornerstone of spinal cord tumor treatment. Tumor type and grade have been shown to be the most important factors affecting outcome ( Table 3 ). Surgery allows tissue sampling, and consequently a pathologic diagnosis with

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Mathias Kvist Mejdahl, Birgitte Goldschmidt Mertz, Pernille Envold Bidstrup, and Kenneth Geving Andersen

several years after treatment, 2 and has been reported to negatively affect quality of life 3 – 6 and physical function. 7 PPBCT is defined as pain in the breast, side of chest, axilla, or arm more than 3 months after the last surgery, when other causes

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Holly Dushkin and Massimo Cristofanilli

indicated as part of the systemic chemotherapy regimen. Mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection is standard in patients with IBC who respond to preoperative chemotherapy. After surgery, postmastectomy radiation is recommended with adjuvant endocrine

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Maria A. Kouvaraki, Suzanne E. Shapiro, Jeffrey E. Lee, Douglas B. Evans, and Nancy D. Perrier

. World J Surg 1996 ; 20 : 860 – 866 ; discussion 866 . 5 Kallinowski F Buhr HJ Meybier H . Medullary carcinoma of the thyroid—therapeutic strategy derived from fifteen years of experience . Surgery 1993 ; 114 : 491 – 496 . 6

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Borislav Hristov, Ori Shokek, and Deborah A. Frassica

. Philadelphia : WB Saunders ; 1991 : 559 – 624 . 34. Park L DeLaney T Liebsch N . Sacral chordomas: impact of high-dose proton/photon-beam radiation therapy combined with or without surgery for primary versus recurrent tumor . Int J Radiat Oncol

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Nikki Tang and Desiree Ratner

Although it can occur anywhere on the body, BCC is most likely to arise on the head and neck, which has the greatest ultraviolet exposure. Treatment of appropriately selected BCCs with standard excision or Mohs surgery results in high cure rates. Non