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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

(1) assess the frequency of quality measure–concordant radiation for bone metastases as per NQF 1822; (2) describe variation in compliance by tumor, patient, and treatment characteristics; and (3) explore and consider the value, shortcomings, and

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Angel Qin, Songzhu Zhao, Abdul Miah, Lai Wei, Sandipkumar Patel, Andrew Johns, Madison Grogan, Erin M. Bertino, Kai He, Peter G. Shields, Gregory P. Kalemkerian, Shirish M. Gadgeel, Nithya Ramnath, Bryan J. Schneider, Khaled A. Hassan, Nicholas Szerlip, Zoey Chopra, Sara Journey, Jessica Waninger, Daniel Spakowicz, David P. Carbone, Carolyn J. Presley, Gregory A. Otterson, Michael D. Green, and Dwight H. Owen

approved by the Institutional Review Boards of both institutions. Patient demographics, disease characteristics (stage, histology, genomic alterations, metastatic burden [defined as the number of metastatic organ systems involved: 1, 2, ≥2]), treatment

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Grace E. McKay, Anna L. Zakas, Fauzia Osman, and Amanda Parkes

metastatic cancer at time of diagnosis, receipt of chemotherapy, and documentation of a genetics discussion with an oncology provider. Statistical Analysis Patient characteristics were recorded as percentages for categorical variables and as means and

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Lisa I. Iezzoni, Sowmya R. Rao, Nicole D. Agaronnik, and Areej El-Jawahri

) age at cancer diagnosis for persons with versus without preexisting disability, and (4) associations between cancer diagnosis and preexisting disability after adjusting for sociodemographic characteristics and selected risk factors. Methods Data We

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Lydia T. Madsen, Deborah A. Kuban, Seungtaek Choi, John W. Davis, Jeri Kim, Andrew K. Lee, Delora Domain, Larry Levy, Louis L. Pisters, Curtis A. Pettaway, John F. Ward, Christopher Logothetis, and Karen E. Hoffman

conducted using SAS 9.2 (Cary, North Carolina). Results Patient Characteristics A total of 1370 men with localized prostate cancer were seen at the MPCC between 2004 and 2008 and subsequently received treatment at MD Anderson. The median age at

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Amit G. Singal, Jorge A. Marrero, and Adam Yopp

characteristics could not be determined. Patients with Child-Pugh C cirrhosis and those with poor performance status were also excluded, because surveillance is not recommended in these patients. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at UT

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Caijin Lin, Jiayi Wu, Shuning Ding, Chihwan Goh, Lisa Andriani, Shuangshuang Lu, Kunwei Shen, and Li Zhu

than stage IV, unknown demographic characteristics and follow-up, or unknown involvement of bone, brain, liver, or lung, and those diagnosed at autopsy or via death certificate were excluded. Eligible patients were divided randomly into the training or

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Gary S. Rogers

reported on the use of a hematoporphyrin derivative to treat a person with metastatic chest wall breast cancer. Table 1 lists the characteristics of 3 photosensitizers: porfimer sodium (Photofrin), 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), and mTHPC ( meso -tetra

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En Cheng, Peiyin Hung, and Shi-Yi Wang

characteristics, and comorbidities were associated with survival among patients with HCC. Methods Data Source and Population We established a population-based retrospective cohort study using the SEER-Medicare linked database. The SEER program is an authoritative

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Amy Waller, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Nicholas Zdenkowski, Charles Douglas, Alix Hall, and Justin Walsh

to be able to die in the location of my choice (eg, at home, hospital, hospice, other),” with options ranging from strongly disagree to strongly agree. Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics: Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics