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Vivek Verma

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) is highly controversial compared with surgery for early-stage operable lung cancer. Initial observational data in operable patient cohorts showed that outcomes for SABR were roughly equal to those of

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Adrian Legaspi, Vanitha Vasudevan, Amit Sastry, Jeronimo Garcialopez de Llano and Marice Ruiz-Conejo

Background: Minimally invasive surgical techniques improve metrics designed to measure quality and efficiency. Compared to open surgery (OS) and laparoscopy (LAP), robotic assisted colorectal surgery (RACS) has shorter length of stay (LOS), less

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Jennifer B. Ogilvie and Electron Kebebew

RF . Medullary thyroid carcinoma: results of a standardized surgical approach in a contemporary series of 80 consecutive patients . Surgery 2003 ; 134 : 890 – 899 . 18. Machens A Holzhausen HJ Thanh PN Dralle H . Enhancement of lymph

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J. Sybil Biermann, Douglas R. Adkins, Robert S. Benjamin, Brian Brigman, Warren Chow, Ernest U. Conrad III, Deborah A. Frassica, Frank J. Frassica, Suzanne George, Kenneth R. Hande, Francis J. Hornicek, G. Douglas Letson, Joel Mayerson, Sean V. McGarry, Brian McGrath, Carol D. Morris, Richard J. O'Donnell, R. Lor Randall, Victor M. Santana, Robert L. Satcher, Herrick J. Siegel, Neeta Somaiah and Alan W. Yasko

surgery, RT, and chemotherapy. Patients should be given a survivorship prescription to schedule follow-ups with a multidisciplinary team. Fertility issues should be discussed with appropriate patients before they start treatment. 22 Diagnostic Workup

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Kathryn J. Ruddy, Lindsey Sangaralingham, Rachel A. Freedman, Sarah S. Mougalian, Heather Neuman, Caprice Greenberg, Ahmedin Jemal, Narjust Duma, Tufia C. Haddad, Valerie Lemaine, Karthik Ghosh, Tina J. Hieken, Katie Hunt, Celine Vachon, Cary P. Gross and Nilay D. Shah

Institutional Review Board deemed this study exempt from review. Study Population We identified all women with newly diagnosed non-metastatic breast cancer treated with breast surgery (lumpectomy or unilateral mastectomy) between January 1, 2005, and May

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Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum and Yukio Sonoda

was performed. Results Between November 2001 and May 2010, 98 consecutive patients with FIGO stage IA1–IB1 cervical cancer of median age 32 years (range, 6–45 years) underwent surgery with the intent to perform a fertility-sparing radical

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Vishruth K. Reddy, Varsha Jain, Sriram Venigalla, William P. Levin, Robert J. Wilson II, Kristy L. Weber, Anusha Kalbasi, Ronnie A. Sebro and Jacob E. Shabason

involving surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, radiology, and pathology. 2 NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for STS recommend the addition of neoadjuvant or adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) to surgery for patients

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Zhi Ven Fong and Cristina R. Ferrone

. In an effort to standardize its definition, 4 organizational bodies have proposed classification systems: NCCN, the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association/Society of Surgical Oncology/Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, The University

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Sandra O. Gollnick

treated with PDT or surgically removed. Both before and after PDT, “we saw an increased T-cell response against that Hip1 antigen that we did not see following surgery,” Dr. Gollnick reported. This systemic antitumor immune response was inversely

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Aparna Balakrishnan, Kirsten Bell Burdett, Masha Kocherginsky and Neil Jordan

status, education status, and income. Black and AI/AN patients had higher odds of refusing recommended surgery (OR=1.95; 95% CI: 1.57-2.42; p<0.001, and OR=2.13; 95% CI: 1.11-4.10; p=0.024, respectively). Hispanic patients had slightly higher odds of