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John A. Glaspy

in gastric cancer cell growth, angiogenesis, and vessel maturation . J Natl Cancer Inst 2004 ; 96 : 946 – 956 . 20 Dunst J Kuhnt T Strauss HG . Anemia in cervical cancers: impact on survival, patterns of relapse, and association with

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Vishwajith Sridharan, Vinayak Muralidhar, Danielle N. Margalit, Roy B. Tishler, James A. DeCaprio, Manisha Thakuria, Guilherme Rabinowits and Jonathan D. Schoenfeld

carries a high risk of spreading to regional lymph nodes. Nodal recurrences and distant metastases are common, with limited survival for patients with advanced disease. 5 , 6 Treatment of localized MCC is variable, focusing on wide local excision

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Seyed M. Qaderi, Paul W. Dickman, Johannes H.W. de Wilt and Rob H.A. Verhoeven

Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world. 1 , 2 Survival of patients with CRC has improved significantly because of earlier diagnosis and better treatment of the primary tumor and metastatic disease. 3

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Ashley T. Freeman, May Kuo, Lei Zhou, Justin G. Trogdon, Chris D. Baggett, Sascha A. Tuchman, Thomas C. Shea and William A. Wood

) designation, university affiliation, or high patient volume. For example, treatment at an NCICCC has been shown to attenuate survival disparities among young adults with hematologic malignancies, 1 and treatment by a university-based oncologist has been

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Richard Li, Ashwin Shinde, Marwan Fakih, Stephen Sentovich, Kurt Melstrom, Rebecca Nelson, Scott Glaser, Yi-Jen Chen, Karyn Goodman and Arya Amini

recommendations. No randomized trials exist, and the results of small retrospective case series have led to contradictory conclusions. A study by the Rare Cancer Network showed improved survival with CRT alone compared with surgery/radiotherapy (RT) or surgery

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Nikolai A. Podoltsev, Mengxin Zhu, Amer M. Zeidan, Rong Wang, Xiaoyi Wang, Amy J. Davidoff, Scott F. Huntington, Smith Giri, Steven D. Gore and Xiaomei Ma

Background Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a clonal myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by persistently elevated platelet counts. The median age at diagnosis is 68 years 1 and median survival is 19.8 years, which is inferior to that

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Mei-Chin Hsieh, Lu Zhang, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Mary B. Davidson, Michelle Loch and Vivien W. Chen

, luminal B, basal-like (triple-negative: ER–/PR–/HER2–), and HER2+/ER–. 1 , 4 These subtypes vary by race and influence survival rate. 5 When physicians prescribe appropriate adjuvant systemic therapies (ASTs) for patients with breast cancer, molecular

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Ju Dong Yang, Michael Luu, Amit G. Singal, Mazen Noureddin, Alexander Kuo, Walid S. Ayoub, Vinay Sundaram, Honore Kotler, Irene K. Kim, Tsuyoshi Todo, Georgios Voidonikolas, Todd V. Brennan, Kambiz Kosari, Andrew S. Klein, Andrew Hendifar, Shelly C. Lu, Nicholas N. Nissen and Jun Gong

–related factors. 10 Although several studies have reported prognostic factors in large cohorts of patients with HCC, factors specifically associated with survival in patients with T1 HCC remain unknown. With the anticipation of increasing detection of HCC at this

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Saber Amin, Michael Baine, Jane Meza and Chi Lin

to be between 8.3 and 14.3 per 100,000 population. 1 The actual incidence rate may be higher because most of the studies reporting the incidence of BMs predate modern imaging and treatments. 1 Furthermore, improved imaging and prolonged survival of

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Carlotta Palumbo, Francesco A. Mistretta, Sophie Knipper, Angela Pecoraro, Zhe Tian, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Fred Saad, Claudio Simeone, Alberto Briganti, Alessandro Antonelli and Pierre I. Karakiewicz

Background Conditional survival (CS) is routinely used in clinical practice. Specifically, clinicians invariably adjust the prognosis of individual patients according to the duration of event-free follow-up. Patients with longer event-free follow