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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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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 NCCN.org ). 3 The largest randomized trials concluded that preoperative

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Zhi Ven Fong and Cristina R. Ferrone

. In an effort to standardize its definition, 4 organizational bodies have proposed classification systems: NCCN, the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association/Society of Surgical Oncology/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, The University

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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

://www.cap.org/apps/docs/committees/cancer/cancer_protocols/2011/Mesothelioma_11protocol.pdf ). 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 www.NCCN.org [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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Luke D. Rothermel, Claire C. Conley, Anuja L. Sarode, Michael F. Young, Zulema L. Uscanga, McKenzie McIntyre, Jason B. Fleming, and Susan T. Vadaparampil

medical conditions, there is a relative dearth of research on the effects of low health literacy on postoperative outcomes. A recent systematic review of health literacy in surgery identified 51 studies addressing this topic, with only 6 that investigated

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J. Sybil Biermann, Douglas R. Adkins, Robert S. Benjamin, Brian Brigman, Warren Chow, Ernest U. Conrad III, Deborah A. Frassica, Frank J. Frassica, Suzanne George, Kenneth R. Hande, Francis J. Hornicek, G. Douglas Letson, Joel Mayerson, Sean V. McGarry, Brian McGrath, Carol D. Morris, Richard J. O'Donnell, R. Lor Randall, Victor M. Santana, Robert L. Satcher, Herrick J. Siegel, Neeta Somaiah, and Alan W. Yasko

surgery, RT, and chemotherapy. Patients should be given a survivorship prescription to schedule follow-ups with a multidisciplinary team. Fertility issues should be discussed with appropriate patients before they start treatment. 22 Diagnostic Workup

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Kathryn J. Ruddy, Lindsey Sangaralingham, Rachel A. Freedman, Sarah S. Mougalian, Heather Neuman, Caprice Greenberg, Ahmedin Jemal, Narjust Duma, Tufia C. Haddad, Valerie Lemaine, Karthik Ghosh, Tina J. Hieken, Katie Hunt, Celine Vachon, Cary P. Gross, and Nilay D. Shah

Institutional Review Board deemed this study exempt from review. Study Population We identified all women with newly diagnosed non-metastatic breast cancer treated with breast surgery (lumpectomy or unilateral mastectomy) between January 1, 2005, and May