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Samuel Dubé and Shabbir M.H. Alibhai

resiliency and adaptive capacity and increased vulnerability to stressors. Multiple studies have shown a higher rate of postoperative complications and mortality among frail older adults in hospitals after oncologic surgery. 3 Quality of life is an important

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Bing-Yen Wang, Ping-Yi Lin, Shiao-Chi Wu, Hui-Shan Chen, Po-Kuei Hsu, Chih-Shiun Shih, Chao-Yu Liu, Chia-Chuan Liu, and Yao-Li Chen

or definitive chemoradiation (only for patients who decline surgery and recommended for cervical esophagus; to view the most recent version of these guidelines, visit ). 3 The largest randomized trials concluded that preoperative

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Matteo Lambertini, Marcello Ceppi, Richard A. Anderson, David A. Cameron, Marco Bruzzone, Maria Alice Franzoi, Claudia Massarotti, Sarra El-Abed, Yingbo Wang, Christophe Lecocq, Paolo Nuciforo, Rebecca Rolyance, Lajos Pusztai, Joohyuk Sohn, Maria Maddalena Latocca, Luca Arecco, Barbara Pistilli, Kathryn J. Ruddy, Alberto Ballestrero, Lucia Del Mastro, Fedro A. Peccatori, Ann H. Partridge, Cristina Saura, Michael Untch, Martine Piccart, Serena Di Cosimo, Evandro de Azambuja, and Isabelle Demeestere

received neoadjuvant treatment with anti-HER2 therapy alone (trastuzumab and/or lapatinib) for 2 cycles (6 weeks total) and then together with weekly paclitaxel for 12 cycles before surgery. 17 Considering that AMH level can be an early indicator of

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Vivek Verma

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is highly controversial compared with surgery for early-stage operable lung cancer. Initial observational data in operable patient cohorts showed that outcomes for SABR were roughly equal to those of

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Adrian Legaspi, Vanitha Vasudevan, Amit Sastry, Jeronimo Garcialopez de Llano, and Marice Ruiz-Conejo

Background: Minimally invasive surgical techniques improve metrics designed to measure quality and efficiency. Compared to open surgery (OS) and laparoscopy (LAP), robotic assisted colorectal surgery (RACS) has shorter length of stay (LOS), less

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Jennifer B. Ogilvie and Electron Kebebew

RF . Medullary thyroid carcinoma: results of a standardized surgical approach in a contemporary series of 80 consecutive patients . Surgery 2003 ; 134 : 890 – 899 . 18. Machens A Holzhausen HJ Thanh PN Dralle H . Enhancement of lymph

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Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum and Yukio Sonoda

was performed. Results Between November 2001 and May 2010, 98 consecutive patients with FIGO stage IA1–IB1 cervical cancer of median age 32 years (range, 6–45 years) underwent surgery with the intent to perform a fertility-sparing radical

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David S. Ettinger, Wallace Akerley, Hossein Borghaei, Andrew Chang, Richard T. Cheney, Lucian R. Chirieac, Thomas A. D'Amico, Todd L. Demmy, Apar Kishor P. Ganti, Ramaswamy Govindan, Frederic W. Grannis, Leora Horn, Thierry M. Jahan, Mohammad Jahanzeb, Anne Kessinger, Ritsuko Komaki, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong, Mark G. Kris, Lee M. Krug, Inga T. Lennes, Billy W. Loo, Renato Martins, Janis O'Malley, Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, Gregory A. Otterson, Jyoti D. Patel, Mary Pinder Schenck, Katherine M. Pisters, Karen Reckamp, Gregory J. Riely, Eric Rohren, Scott J. Swanson, Douglas E. Wood, and Stephen C. Yang

:// ). 40 Management These guidelines recommend that patients with MPM be managed by a multidisciplinary team with experience in MPM. Treatment options for patients with MPM include surgery, radiotherapy, and

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George D. Demetri, Scott Antonia, Robert S. Benjamin, Marilyn M. Bui, Ephraim S. Casper, Ernest U. Conrad III, Thomas F. DeLaney, Kristen N. Ganjoo, Martin J. Heslin, Raymond J. Hutchinson, John M. Kane III, G. Douglas Letson, Sean V. McGarry, Richard J. O'Donnell, I. Benjamin Paz, John D. Pfeifer, Raphael E. Pollock, R. Lor Randall, Richard F. Riedel, Karen D. Schupak, Herbert S. Schwartz, Katherine Thornton, Margaret von Mehren, and Jeffrey Wayne

, in these guidelines, at [ST-1]). Because many clinicians prefer the 2-tiered system, this system is also used in the algorithm (see page 633). Principles of Surgery Because surgery is the standard primary treatment for most

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Yi-Nong Chen, Ching-Wen Chiang, Yu-Hsiang Tsai, Wan-Ming Chen, Mingchih Chen, Ben-Chang Shia, Chun-Chi Huang, and Szu-Yuan Wu

of postoperative pneumonia (POP), which is high in patients with OCSCC who receive curative surgery, contributed to the high mortality and morbidity of these patients. 12 – 14 Consequently, identifying a modifiable risk factor for POP is crucial for