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Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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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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

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EPR19-069: Opioid Use Among Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgery and Their Associated Risk of Re-admissions and Emergency Department Visits in the 1-Year Postsurgical Period

Siyana Kurteva, Robyn Tamblyn, and Ari Meguerditchian

of cancer patients having undergone surgery in Montreal (Quebec) to describe their post-discharge opioid use and identify potential patterns of unplanned health service use (ED visits, hospitalizations). Provincial health administrative claims were

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Bone Cancer

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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Adherence to Guidelines for Breast Surveillance in Breast Cancer Survivors

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

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Radiotherapy Remains Underused in the Treatment of Soft-Tissue Sarcomas: Disparities in Practice Patterns in the United States

Vishruth K. Reddy, Varsha Jain, Sriram Venigalla, William P. Levin, Robert J. Wilson II, Kristy L. Weber, Anusha Kalbasi, Ronnie A. Sebro, and Jacob E. Shabason

involving surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, radiology, and pathology. 2 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for STS recommend the addition of neoadjuvant or adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) to surgery for patients

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Photodynamic Therapy and Antitumor Immunity

Sandra O. Gollnick

treated with PDT or surgically removed. Both before and after PDT, “we saw an increased T-cell response against that Hip1 antigen that we did not see following surgery,” Dr. Gollnick reported. This systemic antitumor immune response was inversely

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Health Literacy in Surgical Oncology Patients: An Observational Study at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

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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Benefit of Postoperative Radiotherapy for Patients With Nonmetastatic Adrenocortical Carcinoma: A Population-Based Analysis

Kan Wu, Xu Liu, Zhihong Liu, Yiping Lu, Xianding Wang, and Xiang Li

Background Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare but highly aggressive tumor with an estimated incidence of 0.7 to 2.0 per 1,000,000 adult individuals annually. 1 Radical surgery is still the mainstay treatment of patients with

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Does Chemoradiation Benefit Patients With Gastric Cancer Managed Without Surgery?

Kimberly L. Johung and Stacey M. Stein

of epirubicin/cisplatin/fluorouracil (ECF) compared with surgery alone, 1 and the Intergroup 0116 trial showed a survival benefit with postoperative chemoradiation (CRT) to 45 Gy and concurrent fluorouracil and leucovorin. 2 More recently, the