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Urshila Durani, Dennis Asante, Thorvardur Halfdanarson, Herbert C. Heien, Lindsey Sangaralingham, Carrie A. Thompson, Prema Peethambaram, Fernando J. Quevedo and Ronald S. Go

implications of surveillance in this population are great. Recommendations for surveillance of stage I–II colon cancer vary by guideline and are summarized in Table 1 . In terms of imaging, NCCN recommends a surveillance CT of the chest and abdomen

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Melissa Magrath, Edward Yang, Chul Ahn, Christian A. Mayorga, Purva Gopal, Caitlin C. Murphy, Samir Gupta, Deepak Agrawal, Ethan A. Halm, Eric K. Borton, Celette Sugg Skinner and Amit G. Singal

, permitting simultaneous removal of precancerous lesions. 2 , 3 Surveillance colonoscopy is required after polypectomy given an elevated risk of recurrent polyps and cancer. 4 , 5 The long-term effectiveness of colonoscopy-based screening depends on

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David D. Buethe and Julio Pow-Sang

The year 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the initial reporting of active surveillance (AS) as a management strategy for low-risk prostate cancer. 1 , 2 Since the widespread use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) beginning in the early 1990s

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David Y. T. Chen and Robert G. Uzzo

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during active surveillance . J Urol 2007 ; 177 : 849 – 853 ; discussion 853–844 . 41 Kunkle DA Egleston BL Uzzo RG . Excise, ablate or observe: the small renal mass dilemma—a meta-analysis and review . J Urol 2008 ; 179 : 1227 – 1233

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Randy C. Miles, Christoph I. Lee, Qin Sun, Aasthaa Bansal, Gary H. Lyman, Jennifer M. Specht, Catherine R. Fedorenko, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, Scott D. Ramsey and Janie M. Lee

low-value practices in oncology that could be avoided without impacting patient care was released through the Choosing Wisely initiative in partnership with ASCO. 3 , 4 Surveillance testing of asymptomatic breast cancer survivors using advanced

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Benjamin R. Roman, Snehal G. Patel, Marilene B. Wang, Anna M. Pou, F. Christopher Holsinger, David Myssiorek, David Goldenberg, Samuel Swisher-McClure, Alexander Lin, Jatin P. Shah and Judy A. Shea

Background Routine surveillance imaging for asymptomatic patients who have completed initial treatment and had 1 negative baseline scan is not recommended in the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Head and Neck

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Amit G. Singal, Jorge A. Marrero and Adam Yopp

early-stage HCC achieve 5-year survival rates near 70% with resection and transplantation, whereas those with advanced HCC have a median survival of less than 1 year. 4 , 5 Surveillance using ultrasound at 6-month intervals is recommended in patients

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Crystal Denlinger and Terry S. Langbaum

For most cancers, intensive surveillance after treatment has not been shown to improve survival, and there is growing concern about radiation exposure from routine imaging, according to Crystal Denlinger, MD, Assistant Professor, Fox Chase Cancer

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Mark D. Tyson and Sam S. Chang

half of these recurrences will occur within the first 2 years, 5 a clear rationale exists for optimizing surveillance strategies for patients who have undergone surgical resection for clinically localized RCC. Treating physicians, however, disagree

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Laurence Klotz

. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2001 ; 50 : 615 – 620 . 19. Kakehi Y . PSA DT in Japanese active surveillance cohort (48 patients) . Jpn J Clin Oncol 2003 ; 33 : 1 – 5 . 20. Egawa S Arai Y Tobisu K . Use of pretreatment