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Douglas B. Johnson, Riyue Bao, Kristin K. Ancell, Anthony B. Daniels, Deborah Wallace, Jeffrey A. Sosman, and Jason J. Luke

metastases and 2 had prior therapies (see supplemental eAppendix 1 , available online with this article at JNCCN.org ). Of these 5 patients, 1 had a complete response (CR; ongoing at 25.5 months), and no partial responses were observed (response rate, 20

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Estanislao Arana, Francisco M. Kovacs, Ana Royuela, Beatriz Asenjo, Úrsula Pérez-Ramírez, Javier Zamora, and the Spanish Back Pain Research Network Task Force for the Improvement of Inter-Disciplinary Management of Spinal Metastasis

Background Malignant or metastatic spinal cord compression of the thecal sac is a devastating medical emergency presented by 5% to 20% of patients with spinal metastases. 1 It can be caused by vertebral collapse, but is usually provoked by

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Angela Pecoraro, Giuseppe Rosiello, Stefano Luzzago, Marina Deuker, Franciska Stolzenbach, Zhe Tian, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Fred Saad, Alberto Briganti, Anil Kapoor, Cristian Fiori, Francesco Porpiglia, and Pierre I. Karakiewicz

better elucidate the distribution of age, sex, histologic subtype, and FG, in addition to assessing the rates of synchronous metastases in a large contemporary population-based cohort. We hypothesized that most patients harbored FG1–2 tumors, either the

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Kathleen Harnden and Kimberly Blackwell

Bisphosphonates are an integral part of treatment for bone metastases in many malignancies, including breast cancer. Bone metastases can have devastating consequences, including severe pain, fractures, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression

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Wen-Zhuo He, Wan-Ming Hu, Fang Wang, Yu-Ming Rong, Lin Yang, Qian-Kun Xie, Yuan-Zhong Yang, Chang Jiang, Hui-Juan Qiu, Jia-Bin Lu, Bei Zhang, Pei-Rong Ding, Xiao-Jun Xia, Jian-Yong Shao, and Liang-Ping Xia

, particularly genetic discordances between the primary and the metastatic sites. 3 – 6 Moreover, oxidative DNA damage and some chemokines were significantly higher in metastases than in primary tumors, 7 , 8 and the level of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and

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Louis Burt Nabors, Mario Ammirati, Philip J. Bierman, Henry Brem, Nicholas Butowski, Marc C. Chamberlain, Lisa M. DeAngelis, Robert A. Fenstermaker, Allan Friedman, Mark R. Gilbert, Deneen Hesser, Matthias Holdhoff, Larry Junck, Ronald Lawson, Jay S. Loeffler, Moshe H. Maor, Paul L. Moots, Tara Morrison, Maciej M. Mrugala, Herbert B. Newton, Jana Portnow, Jeffrey J. Raizer, Lawrence Recht, Dennis C. Shrieve, Allen K. Sills Jr, David Tran, Nam Tran, Frank D. Vrionis, Patrick Y. Wen, Nicole McMillian, and Maria Ho

patients with systemic cancer will develop brain metastases. 3 Principles of Management Primary and metastatic brain tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with varied outcomes and management strategies. Primary brain tumors range from

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Stephen R. Grant, Benjamin D. Smith, Lauren E. Colbert, Qunyh-Nhu Nguyen, James B. Yu, Steven H. Lin, and Aileen B. Chen

Background Bone metastases are common in patients presenting with metastatic non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are often treated with palliative radiation therapy. 1 There exists wide practice variability in palliative treatment

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David S. Ettinger, Gregory J. Riely, Wallace Akerley, Hossein Borghaei, Andrew C. Chang, Richard T. Cheney, Lucian R. Chirieac, Thomas A. D’Amico, Todd L. Demmy, Ramaswamy Govindan, Frederic W. Grannis Jr, Stefan C. Grant, Leora Horn, Thierry M. Jahan, Ritsuko Komaki, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong, Mark G. Kris, Lee M. Krug, Rudy P. Lackner, Inga T. Lennes, Billy W. Loo Jr, Renato Martins, Gregory A. Otterson, Jyoti D. Patel, Mary C. Pinder-Schenck, Katherine M. Pisters, Karen Reckamp, Eric Rohren, Theresa A. Shapiro, Scott J. Swanson, Kurt Tauer, Douglas E. Wood, Stephen C. Yang, Kristina Gregory, and Miranda Hughes

, treatment, and management of these mediastinal tumors. Mediastinal Masses Masses in the anterior mediastinum can be neoplasms (eg, thymomas, lymphomas, thymic carcinomas, thymic carcinoids, thymolipomas, germ cell tumors, lung metastases) or

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Paul S. White, Michael Dennis, Eric A. Jones, Janice M. Weinberg, and Shayna Sarosiek

subcutaneously administered monoclonal antibody. They are indicated in the treatment and prevention of bone metastases and skeletal-related events and of osteoporosis in patients receiving hormone therapy. 1 – 6 These agents are also routinely used for

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Elizabeth G. Grubbs and Douglas B. Evans

cervical lymph node metastases from papillary carcinoma of the thyroid . Br J Surg 2001 ; 88 : 1241 – 1244 . 21. Machens A Hinze R Thomusch O Dralle H . Pattern of nodal metastasis for primary and reoperative thyroid cancer . World J Surg