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George Rodrigues, Himu Lukka, Padraig Warde, Michael Brundage, Luis Souhami, Juanita Crook, Fabio Cury, Charles Catton, Gary Mok, Andre-Guy Martin, Eric Vigneault, Jim Morris, Andrew Warner, Sandra Gonzalez Maldonado, Tom Pickles and the Genitourinary Radiation Oncologists of Canada (GUROC)

The management of nonmetastatic prostate cancer is complex because of the interplay of multiple considerations, including risk stratification, relative treatment efficacy/toxicity, competing risk of death from cancer versus other causes, and

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Jeffrey A. Kline and David W. Miller

an ICU setting. Conversely, 103 of 1880 (5.4%) patients were transferred from the ICU to a ward bed within 24 hours. 3 Initial risk stratification of patients with an acute PE might identify a more appropriate admission location in a small percentage

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James L. Mohler, Emmanuel S. Antonarakis, Andrew J. Armstrong, Anthony V. D’Amico, Brian J. Davis, Tanya Dorff, James A. Eastham, Charles A. Enke, Thomas A. Farrington, Celestia S. Higano, Eric Mark Horwitz, Michael Hurwitz, Joseph E. Ippolito, Christopher J. Kane, Michael R. Kuettel, Joshua M. Lang, Jesse McKenney, George Netto, David F. Penson, Elizabeth R. Plimack, Julio M. Pow-Sang, Thomas J. Pugh, Sylvia Richey, Mack Roach III, Stan Rosenfeld, Edward Schaeffer, Ahmad Shabsigh, Eric J. Small, Daniel E. Spratt, Sandy Srinivas, Jonathan Tward, Dorothy A. Shead and Deborah A. Freedman-Cass

cancer and life expectancy ≥10 years (see “Tumor Multigene Molecular Testing,” page 488). The Decipher molecular assay can be considered as part of counseling for risk stratification in patients with PSA resistance/recurrence after radical prostatectomy

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Hugo J.A. Adams, John M.H. de Klerk, Rob Fijnheer, Stefan V. Dubois, Rutger A.J. Nievelstein and Thomas C. Kwee

Prognostic Index (IPI) has been the most widely used risk stratification index for aggressive NHL since it was published in 1993. 3 Recently, however, a new NCCN International Prognostic Index (NCCN-IPI) was developed, which is exclusively applicable to

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Erin R. Weeda, Jonathan T. Caranfa, Simon B. Zeichner, Craig I. Coleman, Elaine Nguyen and Christine G. Kohn

Numerous risk stratification tools exist to predict early complications in patients with acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). 1 – 6 Evidence suggests that these tools can potentially aid both physicians in making difficult patient disposition

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John Fanikos and Samuel Z. Goldhaber

International Cooperative Pulmonary Embolism Registry (ICOPER) . Lancet 1999 ; 353 : 1386 – 1389 . 21. Goldhaber SZ Elliott CG . Acute pulmonary embolism: part II: risk stratification, treatment, and prevention . Circulation 2003 ; 108 : 2834

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Margaret R. O’Donnell

Two major prognostic factors for outcomes with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) therapy center on cytogenetic/molecular markers and patient age. With the paucity of novel agents available for the treatment of AML, clinicians are forced to fine-tune existing treatment strategies based on risk status to achieve the best results. Dr. Margaret R. O’Donnell of the City of Hope Cancer Center explored the prognostic implications of molecular mutations and other risk factors in the treatment of AML and presented an update of the current treatment strategies, sharing relevant clinical trial data on which recommendations are based. She also provided a glimpse of a novel non-chemotherapy approach to acute promyelocytic leukemia, which has had a major impact on treatment guidelines for this hematologic malignancy.

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George D. Demetri, Robert S. Benjamin, Charles D. Blanke, Jean-Yves Blay, Paolo Casali, Haesun Choi, Christopher L. Corless, Maria Debiec-Rychter, Ronald P. DeMatteo, David S. Ettinger, George A. Fisher, Christopher D. M. Fletcher, Alessandro Gronchi, Peter Hohenberger, Miranda Hughes, Heikki Joensuu, Ian Judson, Axel Le Cesne, Robert G. Maki, Michael Morse, Alberto S. Pappo, Peter W. T. Pisters, Chandrajit P. Raut, Peter Reichardt, Douglas S. Tyler, Annick D. Van den Abbeele, Margaret von Mehren, Jeffrey D. Wayne and John Zalcberg

prognostic features of a primary tumor are its size and mitotic index. These 2 features were the foundation for a consensus approach to risk stratification of GISTs published in 2002. 18 One of the tenets of this approach is that all GISTs have malignant

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Robert E. Glasgow, David H. Ilson, James A. Hayman, Hans Gerdes, Mary F. Mulcahy and Jaffer A. Ajani

adenocarcinoma in Barrett's esophagus. After successful EMR treatment, patients should undergo surveillance endoscopy with biopsy every 3 months for 1 year, and then annually. Table 1 Risk Stratification for Endoscopic Therapy in Early Esophageal Cancer

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Ashraf Badros

, bortezomib, and lenalidomide may neutralize the effects of negative prognostic factors. An effective means of risk stratification is required so that patients with poor risk may be offered more aggressive treatment or be entered into clinical trials of novel