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Health Literacy in Surgical Oncology Patients: An Observational Study at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Luke D. Rothermel, Claire C. Conley, Anuja L. Sarode, Michael F. Young, Zulema L. Uscanga, McKenzie McIntyre, Jason B. Fleming, and Susan T. Vadaparampil

– 11 Low health literacy is also correlated with lower adherence to care recommendations and screening guidelines 6 , 12 and negatively influences clinical outcomes related to the management of chronic diseases, including asthma, 13 diabetes, 14 , 15

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Brentuximab Vedotin in Patients With Relapsed HIV-Related Lymphoma

Mitul Gandhi and Adam Petrich

seems to confer a definite risk of developing a PTCL compared with the overall population. 5 Clinical outcomes have improved with modern chemoimmunotherapy and HAART in HIV-related DLBCL, with rates of complete remission (CR) and overall survival

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Strategy for Incorporating Molecular and Cytogenetic Markers into Acute Myeloid Leukemia Therapy

Mark G. Frattini and Peter G. Maslak

Edited by Kerrin G. Robinson

transplantation in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome or acute myeloid leukemia arising from myelodysplastic syndrome: similar outcomes in patients with de novo disease and disease following prior therapy or antecedent hematologic disorders . Blood 2007

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Oncology Practice Guidelines: Do They Work?

Rodger J. Winn

, multidisciplinary management and outcome of treatment for soft tissue sarcomas . Ann Oncol 2004 ; 15 : 307 – 315 . 17 National Health and Medical Research Council . Psychosocial clinical practice guidelines . Information, support and counseling for

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Helping Cancer Survivors Return to Work

Presented by: Amye J. Tevaarwerk

manipulate tools at work). What Are the Consequences? These limitations can lead to a variety of outcomes, including increased struggle but no decrease in productivity, employment instability (eg, change in job or employer), underemployment (ie

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Role of Repeat Resection in Non–Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer

Harry W. Herr

variable affecting outcomes of NMIBC is pathologic evaluation of tumor specimens. Although pathologists may differ in their interpretation, they can only assess what they are given by the urologist. As an example, one study found that muscularis propria was

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Strategies for the Treatment of Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia

Olga Frankfurt and Martin S. Tallman

rate limiting mutation . Leukemia 2000 ; 14 : 722 – 726 . 23. Pulsoni A Pagano L Lo Coco F . Clinicobiological features and outcome of acute promyelocytic leukemia occurring as a second tumor: the GIMEMA experience . Blood 2002 ; 100

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Early Antibiotic Discontinuation or De-escalation in High-Risk Patients With AML With Febrile Neutropenia and Prolonged Neutropenia

William Alegria, Bernard L. Marini, Kevin Sellery Gregg, Dale Lee Bixby, Anthony Perissinotti, and Jerod Nagel

-HCTs). 8 – 10 A recent randomized, open-label, multicenter study in patients with FN without a documented infectious source showed an overall reduction in empirical antimicrobial therapy (EAT)–free days without adversely affecting clinical outcomes. 9 It

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Expanding the Use of Nephron-Sparing Surgery for Wilms Tumor

Christopher J. Long, Sameer Mittal, and Thomas F. Kolon

outcomes for PN. Several studies have examined outcomes of NSS for BWT, while a recent systematic review summarized this diverse group. 5 The review analyzed 66 studies, with 4,002 patients undergoing either RN or PN. Although limited by the quality of

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Radiotherapy in the Multidisciplinary Management of Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Michael D. Green and James A. Hayman

inoperable patients, patients in whom surgery would result in unacceptable functional or cosmetic outcomes, or those who decline surgery may be candidates for definitive RT alone. Radiobiological studies have indicated that the disease is very radiosensitive