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Jaffer A. Ajani

Esophageal cancer (EC) is a difficult disease to treat, even when it is localized. For localized EC (LEC), chemoradiation followed by surgery (trimodality), for patients who can withstand surgery, is the preferred therapy over preoperative

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Eric Chen, Todd Aquino-Michaels, Sadhvi Batra, Riley Lochner, Anthony Rizzo, Ravi Kyasaram, Eleanor Harris, Tiffany Hodges, Lindsay Ferguson, and Serah Choi

underwent surgery with post-operative RT and 41 received radiation alone, with no significant difference in type of RT delivered between groups. The median OS for those with and without surgery was 6.6 vs. 3.5 months, respectively (p=.05). The median size of

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Ana Ribeiro, César Alvarez, Isabel Armas, Nuno Teixeira, Tatiana Santos, Carla Freitas, and João Barros da Silva

laparoscopy. The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopic and open gastrectomy in the treatment of this cancer, with emphasis on the number of lymphatic nodes harvested. METHODS : Retrospective analysis of patients submitted to surgery for gastric cancer

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Barbara S Schwartzberg, A. M. Nisar Syed, and Craig Wengler

Purpose : Obese women with breast cancer have more treatment complications linked to surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and are at increased risk for local recurrence. 40% of obese (BMI of at least 30) patients (pts) who choose breast

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Urmeel Patel, Nicole Hook, Meenakshi Malhotra, Perry Olshan, Paul R. Billings, Alexey Aleshin, and Angel Rodriguez

(ctDNA) analysis using assay Signature®, (bespoke mPCR NGS assay) to identify molecular residual disease and treatment response. Results: The patient achieved partial response to ddAC but eventually progressed after paclitaxel. Pathological reports post-surgery

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Youmna Ashraf Sherif, Sukriti Bansal, Rachel W. Davis, Marcia Barnett, Umang M. Parikh, Hunter Bechtold, Hudson Holmes, Ahmad N. Elhajj, Jed G. Nuchtern, Chad T. Wilson, and Cary Hsu

Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on healthcare delivery systems. Surgery, anesthesia, emergency, and intensive care services have been heavily affected by the pandemic. Multiple national surgical organizations in the

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Qingqing Zhou, Chenchen Zhu, Zhen Shen, Jing Zhu, Tianjiao Zhang, Min Li, Jiwei Qin, Lili Qian, Chuan Chen, Hanyuan Liu, Zhihao Xu, Dabao Wu, Björn Nashan, and Ying Zhou

the incidence of VTE was 11.16%, The incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) alone, pulmonary embolism (PE) alone. DVT+PE, and other type were 6.87%,1.29%, 2.58%, and 0.43% respectively. 38.46% of VTE were detected before surgery and 61.54% after

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Steven D. Wexner

world began to embrace the concept of achieving tumor-free circumferential resection margins with complete or near-complete mesorectal specimens. The debate shifted from the advisability, and in fact requirement, of TME when surgery with intent to cure

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Donglai Chen, Chang Chen, Junmiao Wen, and Yongbing Chen

tended to provide better 5-year overall survival than surgery alone or concurrent chemoradiotherapy, in which lobectomy was considered as the optimal types of resection. However, we have some concerns. First, as shown in Figure 2 and 3, there are

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Zhihui Gao, Shen Sheng, Liu Han, Ni Xiaoling, Suo Tao, Wang Yueqi, and Houbao Liu

duration between drainage and surgery was 23.2days. Length of hospital stay was longer in PBD group (P = 0.102), and PBD reduced hemorrhagic complications (P=0.045) but not overall postoperative morbidity (P = 0.380). Conclusion: PBD could reduce