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BACKGROUND Skeletal related events (SREs) are common in men with metastatic prostate cancer (mPC). Various methods have been used to identify SREs from claims data. The objective of this study was to provide a framework for measuring SREs from claims and compare SRE prevalence and cumulative incidence estimates based on alternative approaches in men with(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the risk of developing skeletal-related events (SREs) based on site of metastasis at diagnosis and identify other predictors of developing SREs among metastatic prostate cancer patients. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using linked SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) and Medicare data and(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW In the era of personalized medicine, oncologists seek to tailor treatments for their patients based on indicators of differential response to treatment. We first provide a conceptual explanation of heterogeneity of treatment effect using prostate cancer as a case study and review studies that test whether Gleason score has a role in(More)
Researchers have produced evidence that identifies interventions that reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, despite a significant investment in research CVD remains the leading cause of death. Engaging patients in the research process has the potential to ensure that evidence-based treatments are adopted in real-world practice to improve(More)
AIM This analysis assessed the direct medical costs of newly-diagnosed, temozolomide (TMZ)-treated glioblastoma (GBM) from the perspective of a US commercial setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS The analysis included subjects identified from the IMS PharMetrics LifeLink Plus™ claims database from January 1, 2008 to August 31, 2014 who were ≥18 years of age, had(More)
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