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Modification and Implementation of NCCN Guidelines™ on Breast Cancer in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Omalkhair Abulkhair, Nagi Saghir, Lobna Sedky, Ahmed Saadedin, Heba Elzahwary, Neelam Siddiqui, Mervat Al Saleh, Fady Geara, Nuha Birido, Nadia Al-Eissa, Sana Al Sukhun, Huda Abdulkareem, Menar Mohamed Ayoub, Fawaz Deirawan, Salah Fayaz, Alaa Kandil, Sami Khatib, Mufid El-Mistiri, Dorria Salem, El Siah Hassan Sayd, Mohammed Jaloudi, Mohammad Jahanzeb, and William I. Gradishar

cancer. BMC Cancer 2006;6:194; and Elkum N, Dermime S, Ajarim D, et al. Being 40 or younger is an independent risk factor for relapse in operable breast cancer patients: the Saudi Arabia experience. BMC Cancer 2007;7:222. Based on international

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Balance Deficits and Functional Disability in Cancer Survivors Exposed to Neurotoxic Cancer Treatments

J. Matt McCrary, David Goldstein, Terry Trinh, Hannah C. Timmins, Tiffany Li, Jasmine Menant, Michael Friedlander, Craig R. Lewis, Mark Hertzberg, Siobhan O’Neill, Tracy King, Annmarie Bosco, Michelle Harrison, and Susanna B. Park

determine the additive effect of the significant independent variables identified in the stepwise model, each symptom or clinical abnormality represented by the independent variables was classified as a risk factor. Continuous variables were converted into

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HSR21-047: Tumor Lysis Syndrome Risk Analysis in a US Community Oncology Setting: A Retrospective Observational Study in Integra Connect Network

Kaustav Chatterjee, Edward Drea, Robert Smith, Mei Xue, Hunter Lambert, Jeffrey Scott, Sorena Nadaf, Simon Blanc, Prateesh Varughese, and John Verniero

following chemotherapy [1] . However, no real-world data has been published that quantifies TLS risk factors by cancer type. Methods: The Integra database of 17 community oncology accounts was queried for patients ≥18 years of age having a TLS ICD10 code

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Letter to the Editor: Radiation for Prior DCIS is a Risk Factor for Death From Invasive Breast Cancer

Victoria Sopik, Vasily Giannakeas, and Steven Narod

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Evolution of Radiation Therapy Within the German Hodgkin Study Group Trials

Hans Theodor Eich, Jan Kriz, and Rolf-Peter Müller

such as the definition of early-favorable, early-unfavorable, and advanced stages, and more specific, risk-adapted treatment strategies. Early-Favorable HL Extension of disease is still the most important risk factor. As reported by the Stanford

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Additional Abstracts from the NCCN 21st Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care™

-induced thrombocytopenia (CIT) in non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and data in Chinese patients is sparse, we performed a study on gemcitabine-based CIT in Chinese patients with NSCLC. In this study, we examined the main risk factors in this patient population with the

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Gastric Cancer: A Primer on the Epidemiology and Biology of the Disease and an Overview of the Medical Management of Advanced Disease

Manish A. Shah and David P. Kelsen

emerged in epidemiologic studies over the past several decades: gastric cardia/gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) tumors. 6 , 7 Table 1 provides a summary of commonly identified risk factors for the development of gastric cancer categorized by disease

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Evaluation of AJCC and an Alternative Tumor Classification System for Primary Vulvar Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Sarah T. Le, Pritesh S. Karia, Beverley J. Vollenhoven, Robert J. Besaw, Colleen M. Feltmate, and Chrysalyne D. Schmults

space invasion, margin distance, and clitoral involvement. 6 – 14 Due to inconsistent definitions and results across studies, most risk factors have not been adopted into current staging systems. The vulvar cancer staging system in the 8th edition of

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Diagnosis and Management of Rectal Cancer in Patients Younger Than 50 Years: Rising Global Incidence and Unique Challenges

Daenielle Lang and Kristen K. Ciombor

that will impact potential outcomes; and (4) unique challenges facing this patient population. Epidemiology and Risk Factors Similar to CRC as a whole, the incidence of rectal cancer in all ages has been decreasing since the 1980s; it has

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HSR19-092: Adjuvant Radiotherapy Is Associated with Improved Overall Survival for Resected Alveolar Ridge Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Adverse Pathologic Features

Corbin D. Jacobs, Daniel J. Rocke, Russel R. Kahmke, Hannah Williamson, Gita Suneja, and Yvonne M. Mowery

-defined risk factors (positive margin, lymphovascular invasion, pT3–4, N2–3, extranodal extension, or level IV/V nodal metastasis), and unknown/missing NCCN risk factor data. Log-rank test stratified by RT and Cox regression analyses with respect to OS were