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Mikkael A. Sekeres

occurred in 11% of recently diagnosed patients. Table 2 Survey-Based Characteristics of Patients With MDS Lower-risk MDS was more common than higher-risk MDS among both recently diagnosed cases (68%–69% vs. 31%–32%, respectively) and

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Kah Poh Loh, Vivian Lam, Katey Webber, Simran Padam, Mina S. Sedrak, Vivek Musinipally, Madison Grogan, Carolyn J. Presley, Janice Grandi, Chandrika Sanapala, Daniel A. Castillo, Grace DiGiovanni, Supriya G. Mohile, Louise C. Walter, and Melisa L. Wong

available on how cancer treatments affect FS in older adults, hindering delivery of goal-concordant care. Understanding how FS may change during systemic cancer treatment (eg, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy) and which patient characteristics

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Young D. Chang, Jae-Woo Jung, Ritika Oberoi-Jassal, Jongphil Kim, Sahana Rajasekhara, Meghan Haas, Joshua Smith, Vijay Desai, Kristine A. Donovan, and Diane Portman

characteristics among patients with positive versus negative test results. Patients and Methods Study Population A retrospective medical records review was performed to identify reported differences in symptom characteristics of cannabinoid users and nonusers

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Ramy Sedhom, Amanda L. Blackford, Arjun Gupta, Kelly Griffiths, Janet Heussner, and Michael A. Carducci

solid cancer and enrollment in a phase I intervention trial. The primary objective of this study was to identify patient and treatment characteristics associated with a short hospice LOS (≤3 days). Data Collection Patient demographics and EOL

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Elizabeth A. Nardi, Can-Lan Sun, Francisco Robert, and Julie A. Wolfson

(“treatment”). Sociodemographic Characteristics The following sociodemographic variables were included in multivariable analyses: (1) age (continuous variable); (2) year of diagnosis (11 categories); (3) race/ethnicity (non-Hispanic white [NHW], black

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Tarek Safi, Pascale Salameh, Lea Aoude, Mirna Waked, FCCP, and Bassim Kobrossy

looking at differences in immunohistochemical characteristics between left and right sided breast cancer. This study aims to assess the incidence and age distribution as well as the following immunohistochemical characteristics: estrogen receptor (ER

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Ruben G.W. Quek, Kevin C. Ward, Viraj A. Master, Chun Chieh Lin, Kenneth M. Portier, Katherine S. Virgo, and Joseph Lipscomb

patients’ treatment decisions. 7 , 8 Multiple studies have indicated that physician characteristics are important determinants of referral patterns. 9 – 13 This study examined urologists’ characteristics as determinants of radiation oncologist

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Lydia F.J. van Overveld, Robert P. Takes, Jozé C.C. Braspenning, Robert J. Baatenburg de Jong, Jan P. de Boer, John J.A. Brouns, Rolf J. Bun, Eric A. Dik, Boukje A.C. van Dijk, Robert J.J. van Es, Frank J.P. Hoebers, Barry Kolenaar, Arvid Kropveld, Ton P.M. Langeveld, Hendrik P. Verschuur, Jan G.A.M. de Visscher, Stijn van Weert, Max J.H. Witjes, Ludi E. Smeele, Matthias A.W. Merkx, and Rosella P.M.G. Hermens

obtain insight into the quality of currently delivered HNC care in the Netherlands and some of the influencing characteristics to test the value of the QI set as an instrument for monitoring and improving clinical performance for this quality registration

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Shi-Yi Wang, Tiange Chen, Weixiong Dang, Sarah S. Mougalian, Suzanne B. Evans, and Cary P. Gross

Ms. O? Background Adjuvant! Online (AO) and PREDICT, using clinicopathological characteristics to estimate prognosis, 1 , 2 help oncologists make adjuvant chemotherapy decisions. Over the past decade, however, evidence has shown that gene

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Nicola Fossati, Daniel P. Nguyen, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Jesse Sammon, Akshay Sood, Alessandro Larcher, Giorgio Guazzoni, Francesco Montorsi, Alberto Briganti, Mani Menon, and Firas Abdollah

characteristics, 5 , 6 and none of these examined the interplay between insurance status, cancer characteristics, and treatment selection. This is of utmost importance, because tumor characteristics represent established predictors of cancer prognosis and play a