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Rosalyn A. Juergens and Arlene Forastiere

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controlled trial . Lancet 2002 ; 359 : 1727 – 1733 . 6. Burmeister BH Smithers BM Gebski V . Surgery alone versus chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery for resectable cancer of the oesophagus: a randomised controlled phase III trial . Lancet

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Jeffrey Allen and Mohammad Jahanzeb

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vinblastine (MVP400), followed by thoracic surgery or irradiation, for patients with stage III nonsmall cell lung carcinoma . Cancer 1999 ; 86 : 1189 – 1197 . 13. Pisters KM Ginsberg RJ Giroux DJ . Induction chemotherapy before surgery for early

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Henry Soo-Min Park

Over the course of the past quarter century, an increasing number of observational studies have been published investigating how surgeon and hospital experience can influence the outcomes of patients undergoing complex surgeries. Early studies

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Ariel Polish and Mary F. Mulcahy

significantly greater 5-year survival rate (36% vs 23%; P =.009) and progression-free survival (hazard ratio for progression, 0.66; P <.001) than the group that underwent surgery alone. Much of the evidence for definitive chemoradiation relates to squamous

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Jilma Patrick and Seema Ahsan Khan

has largely been surgery alone (evaluated in 18 studies), although a few authors have been able to evaluate surgery plus radiotherapy. 30 – 32 The survival outcomes in these retrospective analyses have been the subject of several reviews and meta

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Junmiao Wen and Donglai Chen

different treatment strategies. They found that in cT1–3N2 lung cancer, multimodal treatments tended to provide better 5-year overall survival than surgery alone or concurrent chemoradiotherapy. 1 However, the methodology they used in this study needs to be

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Clifford Ko, Janak Parikh, Irina Yermilov, and James Tomlinson

workload of general surgery . Arch Surg 2004 ; 139 : 423 – 428 . 2. Guralnik JM LaCroix AZ Everett DF Kovar MG . Aging in the eighties: the prevalence of comorbidity and its association with disability . Advance Data 1989 ; 170 : 1 – 8

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Karen Hock and Cari Utendorf

measures with a tape measure and bioimpedance spectroscopy. The patients are referred from their surgical oncologist before surgery and after surgery. Patients are followed for lymphedema surveillance for the first two years following surgery at set time