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Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Fernanda Mesa-Chavez, Alejandra Plata de la Mora, Melina Miaja-Avila, Marisol Garcia-Garcia, Alan Fonseca, Sylvia de la Rosa-Pacheco, Marlid Cruz-Ramos, Manuel Rolando García Garza, Alejandro Mohar, and Enrique Bargallo-Rocha

). Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the sociodemographic and clinicopathologic characteristics of each group. These variables were then compared between groups using a chi-square test. Simple logistic regression using complete-case analysis was

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Alyson Haslam, Jennifer Gill, and Vinay Prasad

anecdotally described, 5 , 6 but in light of the increasing rate of publication in these types of studies, we seek to describe the characteristics of a systematic sampling of NI studies in oncology from an updated search of recent published oncology trials

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Ning Ning, Jingsheng Yan, Xian-Jin Xie, and David E. Gerber

following characteristics: year, disease under study, phase and type (interventional/noninterventional), and sponsor type (institutional/industrial). Institutional trials included investigator-initiated trials with a local study chair or a study chair at

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Vinayak Muralidhar, Paul J. Catalano, Gally Reznor, Brandon A. Mahal, Toni K. Choueiri, Christopher J. Sweeney, Neil E. Martin, Clair J. Beard, Yu-Wei Chen, Michelle D. Nezolosky, Karen E. Hoffman, Felix Y. Feng, Quoc-Dien Trinh, and Paul L. Nguyen

, treatment, and survival data in addition to patient-specific demographic characteristics, covering 28% of the US population and 97% of incident cancers. 12 SEER was linked to Medicare administrative data, which contains insurance claims data for patients

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Ashwin Shinde, Richard Li, Arya Amini, Yi-Jen Chen, Mihaela Cristea, Wenge Wang, Mark Wakabyashi, Ernest Han, Catheryn Yashar, Kevin Albuquerque, Sushil Beriwal, and Scott Glaser

backward selection of variables at a significance level of P <.10. An alpha threshold of 0.05 was chosen for statistical significance. Statistical analyses were performed using SPSS Statistics, version 24.0 (IBM Corp). Results Patient Characteristics A

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Ali A. Mokdad, Rebecca M. Minter, Adam C. Yopp, Matthew R. Porembka, Sam C. Wang, Hong Zhu, Mathew M. Augustine, John C. Mansour, Michael A. Choti, and Patricio M. Polanco

between 2006 and 2012 in the National Cancer Database (NCDB). The NCDB collects information from >1,500 Commission on Cancer centers and captures >70% of incident cancer cases in the United States. 11 We abstracted patient characteristics, including age

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Emily J. Martin, Andrew R. Bruggeman, Vinit V. Nalawade, Reith R. Sarkar, Edmund M. Qiao, Brent S. Rose, and James D. Murphy

(18.6%) underwent esophageal stent placement. Table 1 contains baseline patient characteristics stratified by intervention. The 2 groups differed in terms of race, tumor histology, tumor location in the esophagus, age, and Charlson comorbidity index

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Rachel F. Dear, Kevin McGeechan, Megan B. Barnet, Alexandra L. Barratt, and Martin H.N. Tattersall

were extracted from ClinicalTrials.gov . Of these, 500 did not meet inclusion criteria, most because they did not use a drug intervention (80%; 400/500). Trials may have been excluded for more than one reason ( Figure 1 ). Characteristics of the 215

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Kevin S. Scher, Juan-Sebastian Saldivar, Michael Fishbein, Alberto Marchevsky, and Karen L. Reckamp

scan after 8 weeks of erlotinib showed continued significant decrease in the right upper lobe mass and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Table 1 Tissue Biopsy Characteristics In April 2010, the patient underwent right pneumonectomy with lymph

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Saby George, Roberto Pili, Michael A. Carducci, and Jenny J. Kim

in search of biomarker of response to IL-2 that can be validated in subsequent studies. Table 1 Response by Baseline Characteristics The therapeutic armamentarium for metastatic RCC considerably expanded in the past several years with