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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

patients who received comparable treatment regimens, treatment cohorts were classified via CPT codes based on the combination of breast surgery type and whether the patient received radiation therapy (RT) ( supplemental eAppendix 1 ). These patient groups

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Frailty After Cancer Surgery Among Older Adults: A Geriatric Oncology Perspective

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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Stereotactic Radiotherapy Versus Surgery for Early-Stage Operable Lung Cancer: More Questions Than Answers

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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CLO20-045: Initial Experience of Robotic Assisted Colorectal Surgery in a Community Hospital

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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QIM24-185: Reimagining the Pathology Report: Virtual 3D Specimen Mapping in Oncologic Surgery

Marina Aweeda, Carly Fassler, Yuna Chung, Liyu Huang, Spencer Yueh, Joshua M. Lawrenz, James S. Lewis, and Michael C. Topf

, and margin sampling on the virtual 3D model creating a “3D specimen map.” The virtual 3D scans and specimen maps were shared with members of the surgery, pathology, and radiation oncology care teams. For select cases, a novel 3D pathology report was

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Indication and Timing of Thyroid Surgery for Patients with Hereditary Medullary Thyroid Cancer Syndromes

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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Fertility-Sparing Surgery in Early-Stage Cervical Cancer: Indications and Applications

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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Surgery After Response to Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: A Guide for Management

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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The Economic Impact of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer: A Review

Tejaswi Mudigonda, Daniel J. Pearce, Brad A. Yentzer, Phillip Williford, and Steven R. Feldman

, and family physicians also administer treatment. 6 , 17 , 18 Treatment modalities for NMSC include excision and closure, electrodessication and curettage (EDC), cryosurgery, radiotherapy, topical treatment with imiquimod, and Mohs micrographic surgery

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HSR21-043: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Surgery for Kidney Cancer: A SEER Analysis, 2007-2014

Aparna Balakrishnan, Kirsten Bell Burdett, Masha Kocherginsky, and Neil Jordan

status, education status, and income. Black and AI/AN patients had higher odds of refusing recommended surgery (OR=1.95; 95% CI: 1.57-2.42; p<0.001, and OR=2.13; 95% CI: 1.11-4.10; p=0.024, respectively). Hispanic patients had slightly higher odds of