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Ayal A. Aizer, Xiangmei Gu, Ming-Hui Chen, Toni K. Choueiri, Neil E. Martin, Jason A. Efstathiou, Andrew S. Hyatt, Powell L. Graham, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Jim C. Hu and Paul L. Nguyen

surgery or radiation) are presented at the bottom of the figure. Vertical black lines represent the interquartile range. Each annual dollar amount was discounted to time zero. Abbreviations: AS, active surveillance; O, observation; WW, watchful waiting

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Amanda N. Fader

and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In fact, less may be more when it comes to minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for the primary treatment of certain gynecologic cancers, she added. Dr. Fader is an editorial board member for

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Keyvan Moghissi

Although surgery still holds “the highest place” in treatment of operable esophageal cancer, photodynamic therapy (PDT) represents an effective, minimally invasive treatment option in selected patients, declared Keyvan Moghissi, BSc, MD, MS, FRCS

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Katherine Van Loon and Alan P. Venook

who undergo a complete resection of node-positive stage III tumors, adjuvant FOLFOX achieves an estimated one-third reduction in the risk of recurrence compared with surgery alone. 9 The existing evidence for the role of adjuvant therapy is largely

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Benjamin E. Greer and Wui-Jin Koh

excision, separate groin incision, lymphatic mapping, radiation, chemotherapy, and exenteration. Surgery The goal of primary surgery is to obtain an adequate negative margin of 1 to 2 cm, Dr. Greer told the audience. Early-stage tumors (T1, smaller T2

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John G. Phillips, Theodore S. Hong and David P. Ryan

) 79-47-51 randomized 204 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer treated with surgery to either postoperative radiation to 50.4 Gy or the same radiation regimen with concurrent bolus 5-FU with semustine both preceded and followed by adjuvant 5-FU

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Helmneh M. Sineshaw, K. Robin Yabroff, V. Liana Tsikitis, Ahmedin Jemal and Timur Mitin

with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) in the United States using data from the National Cancer Database (NCDB). 8 Patients who received concurrent chemoradiation therapy without surgery had lower survival rates. 8 Others, however, used

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Kilian E. Salerno

Cancer Panel. Adjuvant RT After Breast-Conserving Surgery In short, the NCCN recommendations for RT of invasive breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery include RT to the whole breast, with or without a boost; APBI in select patients; and

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Michael D. Green and James A. Hayman

disease extent. Localized Disease Management Surgery represents the primary treatment modality for the diagnosis and treatment of localized MCC in medically and technically operable patients. 9 A National Cancer Database (NCDB) study examining US

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Ahmed Abdalla, Amr Aref, Amer Alame, Mohamad Barawi, Danny Ma and Zyad Kafri

chemotherapy prior to conventional preoperative chemoradiation (CRT) and surgery allowed patients to receive more of their planned treatment with a better toxicity profile and increase in pathological response. However, those studies used a long course of