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Geographic Variation in Postoperative Imaging for Low-Risk Breast Cancer

Benjamin L. Franc, Timothy P. Copeland, Robert Thombley, Miran Park, Ben Marafino, Mitzi L. Dean, W. John Boscardin, Hope S. Rugo, David Seidenwurm, Bhupinder Sharma, Stephen R. Johnston, and R. Adams Dudley

included in the study when the claim included an indication of breast cancer (ICD-9 codes 174.0–174.9). Patient characteristics examined included age group, whether RT was received, whether hormonal therapy was received, payer class, and MSA. Patients

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Implementation of a Voice Messaging System is Associated With Improved Time-to-Treatment and Overall Survival in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Ali Mokdad, Travis Browning, John C. Mansour, Hao Zhu, Amit G. Singal, and Adam C. Yopp

on characteristic radiographic imaging on dynamic contrasted-enhanced CT or MRI. Most of these diagnostic imaging studies are ordered by primary care physicians, who are at the beginning of the cancer care continuum and must not only discern an

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Melanoma Metastases to the Adrenal Gland Are Highly Resistant to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Jessica S.W. Borgers, Richard P. Tobin, Robert J. Torphy, Victoria M. Vorwald, Robert J. Van Gulick, Carol M. Amato, Dasha T. Cogswell, Tugs-Saikhan Chimed, Kasey L. Couts, Adrie Van Bokhoven, Christopher D. Raeburn, Karl D. Lewis, Joshua Wisell, Martin D. McCarter, Rao R. Mushtaq, and William A. Robinson

stage IV disease without AGMs were identified. Patients without a valid research consent, incomplete medical records, or inadequate follow-up information were excluded. The following patient and tumor characteristics were collected from electronic

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Healthcare Access Dimensions and Guideline-Concordant Ovarian Cancer Treatment: SEER-Medicare Analysis of the ORCHiD Study

Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, Lauren E. Wilson, Rebecca A. Previs, Anjali Gupta, Ashwini Joshi, Bin Huang, Maria Pisu, Margaret Liang, Kevin C. Ward, Maria J. Schymura, Andrew Berchuck, and Tomi F. Akinyemiju

. Methods Overview We conducted an observational cohort study of the association between HCA dimensions and receipt of recommended OC treatment based on clinical guidelines relevant for each patient’s tumor characteristics. The main outcomes assessed

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Current Surveillance After Treatment is Not Sufficient for Patients With Rectal Cancer With Negative Baseline CEA

Dingcheng Shen, Xiaolin Wang, Heng Wang, Gaopo Xu, Yumo Xie, Zhuokai Zhuang, Ziying Huang, Juan Li, Jinxin Lin, Puning Wang, Meijin Huang, Yanxin Luo, and Huichuan Yu

Cancer Staging Manual 26 based on pelvic MRI and CT imaging. Figure 1. (A) Patient flow and (B) the timeline for the longitudinal analysis in this study. Patients were grouped based on CEA level and recurrent status. The clinical characteristics

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Patient-Reported Symptom Complexity and Acute Care Utilization Among Patients With Cancer: A Population-Based Study Using a Novel Symptom Complexity Algorithm and Observational Data

Linda Watson, Siwei Qi, Claire Link, Andrea DeIure, Arfan Afzal, and Lisa Barbera

and characteristics, as appropriate. These variables were further cross-tabulated by the acute care utilization outcomes (both were binary: “yes” or “no”). Bivariate and multivariable logistic regression analyses were performed to evaluate factors

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Impact of Genetic Counseling on Patient-Reported Electronic Cancer Family History Collection

Rebecca A. Vanderwall, Alison Schwartz, Lindsay Kipnis, Catherine M. Skefos, Samantha M. Stokes, Nizar Bhulani, Michelle Weitz, Rebecca Gelman, Judy E. Garber, and Huma Q. Rana

changes in demographic information, clinical history, meeting NCCN GT criteria, and family structure. Post-GC pedigrees were used to gather family characteristics, including cancer burden (reported as cancer ratio). Pedigrees that were left blank before

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Online Pharmacy Accessibility of Imatinib, An Oral Chemotherapy Medication

Yujiao Sun, Adam Hendrix, Benyam Muluneh, and Sachiko Ozawa

imatinib in the United States. Screenshots of included web pages were taken when pages were accessed. Information collected from these websites included patient safety characteristics, marketing techniques, and pricing information. Patient safety

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Weekend Effect in Emergency Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery: A Prospective Study Using Data From the Dutch ColoRectal Audit

Daniëlle D. Huijts, Julia T. van Groningen, Onno R. Guicherit, Jan Willem T. Dekker, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Esther Bastiaannet, Johannes A. Govaert, Michel W. Wouters, and Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen

studies grouped colon and rectal surgeries together 3 , 4 or only examined colon surgery, 5 , 6 whereas patient characteristics, complication risks, and clinical outcomes are clearly different for colon and rectal cancers. 9 Another important

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Benefits of High-Volume Medical Oncology Care for Noncurable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A Population-Based Analysis

Julie Hallet, Laura Davis, Alyson Mahar, Michail Mavros, Kaitlyn Beyfuss, Ying Liu, Calvin H.L. Law, Craig Earle, and Natalie Coburn

characteristics and outcomes. Categorical variables were reported as absolute number and percent, and continuous variables were reported as mean with SD or median with interquartile range (IQR). Comparison testing was undertaken using the chi-square test for