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Role of Lymph Node Dissection in Primary Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

Elizabeth G. Grubbs and Douglas B. Evans

This work was supported by the Faith Fund for Endocrine Surgery Research and Treatment at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. References 1. Roman S Lin R Sosa JA . Prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma

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Multimodality Therapy of Localized Gastric Adenocarcinoma

Brian Badgwell

multidisciplinary clinical evaluation. This approach is not emphasized in regions of the world where a surgery-first approach is standard of care, radiation therapy is infrequently used, and many cancers are found at an early stage and don't require adjuvant

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The Cost of Initial Care for Medicare Patients With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Renata R. Urban, Hao He, Rafael Alfonso-Cristancho, Melissa M. Hardesty, and Barbara A. Goff

that they treat. In preparation for payment reform, ASCO developed a bundled payment model for the treatment of patients with cancer using chemotherapy. 2 , 3 Ovarian cancer is a complex disease requiring surgery and chemotherapy to achieve the best

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Chemo- and Radiotherapy in Adjuvant Management of Optimally Debulked Endometrial Cancer

David Scott Miller, Gini Fleming, and Marcus E. Randall

; 8 : 423 – 442 . 9 Morrow CP Bundy BN Homesley HD . Doxorubicin as an adjuvant following surgery and radiation therapy in patients with high-risk endometrial carcinoma, stage I and occult stage II: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study

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Gastric Cancer

Jaffer A. Ajani, James S. Barthel, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, David J. Bentrem, Thomas A. D'Amico, Prajnan Das, Crystal Denlinger, Charles S. Fuchs, Hans Gerdes, James A. Hayman, Lisa Hazard, Wayne L. Hofstetter, David H. Ilson, Rajesh N. Keswani, Lawrence R. Kleinberg, Michael Korn, Kenneth Meredith, Mary F. Mulcahy, Mark B. Orringer, Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, James A. Posey, Aaron R. Sasson, Walter J. Scott, Stephen Shibata, Vivian E. M. Strong, Mary Kay Washington, Christopher Willett, Douglas E. Wood, Cameron D. Wright, and Gary Yang

laparoscopic staging differ among various NCCN institutions. In some, laparoscopic staging is reserved for medically fit patients with potentially resectable disease, specifically when chemoradiotherapy or surgery is considered. In medically unfit patients

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HSR19-110: Predicting Candidates for Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC: The Role of Computed Tomography and Diagnostic Laparoscopy

Leigh Selesner, Gabrielle Gauvin, Dorotea Mutabdzic, Eileen O’Halloran, Maxwell Kilcoyne, Kwan-Keat Ang, Jeffrey Farma, Elin Sigurdson, and Sanjay Reddy

Introduction: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CS/HIPEC) has led to improved survival in select patients with peritoneal surface malignancies. Predicting the volume of disease and any unresectable disease is

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Photodynamic Therapy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Joseph S. Friedberg

Performing surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma “is like scraping paint off a wall: there is always going to be microscopic disease left,” declared Joseph S. Friedberg, MD, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

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Comparison of Pathologic Stage in Patients Receiving Esophagectomy With and Without Preoperative Chemoradiation Therapy for Esophageal SCC

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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Impact of Anti-HER2 Therapy Alone and With Weekly Paclitaxel on the Ovarian Reserve of Young Women With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

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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Effect of Preexisting Sarcopenia on Acute and Late Postoperative Pneumonia Among Patients With Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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