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Lingling Du and Andrea Wang-Gillam

have a better chance of depleting micrometastases, and it helps identify patients with aggressive tumor who are unlikely to benefit from surgery. Additionally, possible tumor shrinkage from neoadjuvant therapy may improve the R0 resection rate in

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Neil K. Taunk, Daniel E. Spratt, Mark Bilsky, and Yoshiya Yamada

. Role of RT in RCC RT has little role in treating primary localized RCC. Surgery is the primary modality for localized RCC and select metastatic cases for cytoreduction. 6 Two prospective trials examining preoperative RT showed no significant survival

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Jaffer A. Ajani, Thomas A. D’Amico, David J. Bentrem, Joseph Chao, Carlos Corvera, Prajnan Das, Crystal S. Denlinger, Peter C. Enzinger, Paul Fanta, Farhood Farjah, Hans Gerdes, Michael Gibson, Robert E. Glasgow, James A. Hayman, Steven Hochwald, Wayne L. Hofstetter, David H. Ilson, Dawn Jaroszewski, Kimberly L. Johung, Rajesh N. Keswani, Lawrence R. Kleinberg, Stephen Leong, Quan P. Ly, Kristina A. Matkowskyj, Michael McNamara, Mary F. Mulcahy, Ravi K. Paluri, Haeseong Park, Kyle A. Perry, Jose Pimiento, George A. Poultsides, Robert Roses, Vivian E. Strong, Georgia Wiesner, Christopher G. Willett, Cameron D. Wright, Nicole R. McMillian, and Lenora A. Pluchino

significant differences in outcome when comparing the same stage groups between patients receiving preoperative therapy versus those treated with surgery alone. This emphasizes the importance of having separate p and yp stage groupings to stage patients more

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Wui-Jin Koh, Benjamin E. Greer, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, Sachin M. Apte, Susana M. Campos, John Chan, Kathleen R. Cho, David Cohn, Marta Ann Crispens, Nefertiti DuPont, Patricia J. Eifel, David K. Gaffney, Robert L. Giuntoli II, Ernest Han, Warner K. Huh, John R. Lurain III, Lainie Martin, Mark A. Morgan, David Mutch, Steven W. Remmenga, R. Kevin Reynolds, William Small Jr, Nelson Teng, Todd Tillmanns, Fidel A. Valea, Nicole R. McMillian, and Miranda Hughes

-stage cervical cancer is either surgery or radiation therapy (RT). Surgery is typically reserved for early-stage disease and smaller lesions, such as stage IA, IB1, and selected IIA1. 27 The panel agrees that concurrent chemoradiation is generally the primary

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Alok A. Khorana

recent studies have shown an overall low risk with contemporary catheters. 8 Cancer patients undergoing surgery have a 2-fold increased risk of postoperative VTE compared with noncancer patients, and this elevation in risk can persist for up to 7 weeks

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Takashi Taketa, Kazuki Sudo, Arlene M. Correa, Roopma Wadhwa, Hironori Shiozaki, Elena Elimova, Maria-Claudia Campagna, Mariela A. Blum, Heath D. Skinner, Ritsuko U. Komaki, Jeffrey H. Lee, Manoop S. Bhutani, Brian R. Weston, David C. Rice, Stephen G. Swisher, Dipen M. Maru, Wayne L. Hofstetter, and Jaffer A. Ajani

surgery, the most common recommendation is chemoradiation followed by surgery, or trimodality therapy (TMT). 5 , 6 Despite advances in the treatment of localized EAC, the cure rate remains at 30% to 45% for patients with clinical stage II or III, and

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Anita Pudusseri and Alex C. Spyropoulos

2009. 1 Patients with cancer undergo surgeries and procedures for various purposes, including prophylaxis, diagnosis, staging, cure, debulking, palliation, and reconstruction. 2 The diagnosis of cancer itself, along with its well

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working with him in his new leadership role.” Dr. D'Amico is director of clinical oncology, program director of thoracic surgery, and professor in the department of surgery at Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a recognized leader in the field of

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Kamran Aghayev, Frank Vrionis, and Marc C. Chamberlain

. Surgery Microsurgery is the cornerstone of spinal cord tumor treatment. Tumor type and grade have been shown to be the most important factors affecting outcome ( Table 3 ). Surgery allows tissue sampling, and consequently a pathologic diagnosis with

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Mathias Kvist Mejdahl, Birgitte Goldschmidt Mertz, Pernille Envold Bidstrup, and Kenneth Geving Andersen

several years after treatment, 2 and has been reported to negatively affect quality of life 3 – 6 and physical function. 7 PPBCT is defined as pain in the breast, side of chest, axilla, or arm more than 3 months after the last surgery, when other causes