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Taymeyah Al-Toubah, Eleonora Pelle, Tiffany Valone, Mintallah Haider, and Jonathan R. Strosberg

gastrointestinal NETs. Although moderately powered studies are sufficient to determine critical outcomes such as ORR and PFS, larger databases are key to answering other important questions. These include the frequency of rare toxicities, risk factors for

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Elizabeth A. Rohan, Julie S. Townsend, Temeika L. Fairley, and Sherri L. Stewart

addressed in interventions. Methods Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey This study used the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a state-based system of health surveys that collects information on health risk

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Paul G. Richardson, Jacob P. Laubach, Robert L. Schlossman, Constantine Mitsiades, and Kenneth Anderson

neuropathy may be detected in 11% to 52% and 39% to 46% of these populations, respectively. 1 – 6 Risk factors for PN include treatment-specific characteristics, such as therapy duration, dose intensity, and cumulative dose, and patient-specific factors

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Margaret R. O’Donnell

“In the majority of our patients, the major risk factor for whether they will do well or poorly is related to their cytogenetic and/or molecular markers,” stated Margaret R. O’Donnell, MD, Associate Clinical Director, Division of Hematology and

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Nina N. Sanford, David J. Sher, Xiaohan Xu, Chul Ahn, Anthony V. D’Amico, Ayal A. Aizer, and Brandon A. Mahal

Background Alcohol use has been identified as a risk factor for several malignancies, including cancers of the head and neck, esophagus, colorectum, liver, and breast. 1 – 3 Epidemiologic studies have shown that higher alcohol consumption over

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Andrea K. Ng and Lois B. Travis

.9%. 61 Although these excesses are largely related to preexisting breast cancer risk factors, prior radiation therapy, especially treatment at a young age, may contribute to the increased risk. 28 - 30 , 62 In early case-control studies by Storm et al

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Robert Torrey, Philippe E. Spiess, Sumanta K. Pal, and David Josephson

study from MD Anderson Cancer Center, adverse risk factors were described as positive local recurrence margin, increased size of recurrence, presence of sarcomatoid features, and abnormal serum alkaline phosphatase or lactate dehydrogenase. Patients with

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Margaret A. Tempero, J. Pablo Arnoletti, Stephen Behrman, Edgar Ben-Josef, Al B. Benson III, Jordan D. Berlin, John L. Cameron, Ephraim S. Casper, Steven J. Cohen, Michelle Duff, Joshua D.I. Ellenhorn, William G. Hawkins, John P. Hoffman, Boris W. Kuvshinoff II, Mokenge P. Malafa, Peter Muscarella II, Eric K. Nakakura, Aaron R. Sasson, Sarah P. Thayer, Douglas S. Tyler, Robert S. Warren, Samuel Whiting, Christopher Willett, and Robert A. Wolff

unanimously endorses participation in a clinical trial as the preferred option over standard or accepted therapy. Risk Factors and Genetic Predisposition Although the associated increase in risk is small, the development of pancreatic cancer is firmly

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Presenter: Javid J. Moslehi

-oncology. “Common risk factors predispose people to both cardiovascular disease and cancer. This has major implications for patients about to undergo systemic cancer treatment and also implications for survivorship,” he told the audience at the NCCN 2020 Virtual

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Abiy Agiro, Andrea DeVries, Jennifer Malin, and Michael J. Fisch

Factors recommend febrile neutropenia (FN) prophylaxis using a colony-stimulating factor (CSF) when risk, based on the chemotherapy regimen and patient risk factors, is “high” (>20%). 7 CSF prophylaxis may also be considered based on patient risk factors