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Samuel W. Beenken and Marshall M. Urist

. Merkel cell carcinoma: comparison of Mohs micrographic surgery and wide excision in 86 patients . Derm Surg 1997 ; 23 : 929 – 933 . 19 Boyer JD Zitelli JA Brodland DG D'Angelo G . Local control of primary Merkel cell carcinoma: review of 45

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Nicholas Zdenkowski, Phyllis Butow, Andrew Spillane, Charles Douglas, Kylie Snook, Mark Jones, Christopher Oldmeadow, Sheryl Fewster, Corinna Beckmore, Frances M. Boyle, and for the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group

downstaging the axilla 11 , 12 ; better oncologic clearance, allowing for consideration of immediate breast reconstruction in women still requiring mastectomy; improved prognostication based on response 13 ; time to plan surgery 14 ; and participation in a

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Presenters: Ann S. LaCasce and Ariela Noy

, for example, and stage I disease is curable by surgery or radiation therapy. “Indolent lymphomas are generally incurable when they present with disseminated disease, but patients can live for years or even decades,” said Dr. Noy, who noted that

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Leila Family, Yanli Li, Lie Hong Chen, John H. Page, Zandra K. Klippel, and Chun Chao

or more of these pathogenic states may also increase risk of FN during chemotherapy. Specifically, we hypothesize that surgery, radiation therapy (RT), use of corticosteroids and antibiotics, and certain dermatologic/mucosal conditions might increase

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Kelsey C. Stoltzfus, Biyi Shen, Leila Tchelebi, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Niraj J. Gusani, Vonn Walter, Ming Wang, and Nicholas G. Zaorsky

recommendations in the guidelines for other cancers, including breast and uterine, which are primarily treated with surgery. 4 Furthermore, previous studies analyzing facility volume are heterogeneous, with differing patient populations, outcome measures, and

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Christopher M. Booth, Sulaiman Nanji, Xuejiao Wei, Yingwei Peng, James J. Biagi, Timothy P. Hanna, Monika K. Krzyzanowska, and William J. Mackillop

during 2000–2008. The OCR does not capture stage of disease for all patients; therefore, we obtained surgical pathology reports for a random sample of 25% of cases. Reports were not available for patients with surgery in 2005; therefore, the study cohort

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Shiva Kumar R. Mukkamalla, Hussain M. Naseri, Byung M. Kim, Steven C. Katz, and Vincent A. Armenio

), moderately differentiated (grade II), poorly differentiated (grade III), undifferentiated/anaplastic (grade IV), or unknown. Based on surgery and radiation information in the SEER database, we redefined treatment types into unknown, no treatment, surgery only

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Romy M. van Amelsfoort, Iris Walraven, Jacobien Kieffer, Edwin P.M. Jansen, Annemieke Cats, Nicole C.T. van Grieken, Elma Meershoek-Klein Kranenbarg, Hein Putter, Johanna W. van Sandick, Karolina Sikorska, Cornelis J.H. van de Velde, Neil K. Aaronson, Marcel Verheij, and on behalf of the CRITICS Investigators

Background Gastric cancer is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death. 1 For patients from Western countries with gastric cancer, the prognosis remains poor after surgery alone, and

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Kari E. Hacker, Shitanshu Uppal, and Carolyn Johnston

borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) and low-grade epithelial ovarian carcinomas (LG-EOCs) Assess the role of surgery, chemotherapy and fertility/hormonal preservation in the management of BOTs and LG-EOCs The International Federation of Gynecology and

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Siddhartha Yadav, Sri Harsha Tella, Anuhya Kommalapati, Kristin Mara, Kritika Prasai, Mohamed Hamdy Mady, Mohamed Hassan, Rory L. Smoot, Sean P. Cleary, Mark J. Truty, Lewis R. Roberts, and Amit Mahipal

gallbladder. Patient-related factors, such as age and functional status, are not included in the staging system. These factors and other laboratory parameters may be helpful in the prognostication of patients with GBC who are not candidates for surgery. 7 , 8