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UNLABELLED Treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with chemoradiotherapy can now accomplish excellent locoregional disease control, but patient overall survival (OS) remains limited by development of distant metastases (DM). We investigated the prognostic value of staging (18)F-FDG PET/CT, beyond clinical risk factors, for predicting DM and OS(More)
Observational data suggest that metformin use decreases breast cancer (BC) incidence in women with diabetes; the impact of metformin on BC outcomes in this population is less clear. The purpose of this analysis was to explore whether metformin use influences BC outcomes in women with type 2 diabetes. Prospective institutional databases were reviewed to(More)
PURPOSE All patients in phase I trials do not have equivalent susceptibility to serious drug-related toxicity (SDRT). Our goal was to develop a nomogram to predict the risk of cycle-one SDRT to better select appropriate patients for phase I trials. PATIENTS AND METHODS The prospectively maintained database of patients with solid tumor enrolled onto Cancer(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) may be at risk for additional primary malignancies. A review of 101 patients with these concurrent diagnoses was performed. Forty-two percent of patients had 1 or more additional malignancies; none appeared to be associated with Lynch syndrome (LS). This suggests the need for(More)
BACKGROUND In this retrospective, single-institution study, the authors examine the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) images as a prognostic variable in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer (MBC). METHODS Patients with ≥1 metastatic lesion on PET/CT images that were(More)
The Surgery Versus Active Monitoring for Low-Risk DCIS (LORIS) trial is studying the safety of monitoring core-biopsy diagnosed low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) without excision. We sought to determine the incidence and characteristics of synchronous invasive carcinoma found in LORIS-eligible women who underwent excision, as this knowledge is(More)
OBJECTIVES Controversy exists regarding whether to place a plastic or a metal endobiliary stent in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer who require biliary drainage. Although self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) provide better drainage compared with plastic stents, concerns remain that SEMS may compromise resection and increase postoperative(More)
BACKGROUND Adjuvant trastuzumab is a highly effective targeted treatment that improves survival for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. However, trastuzumab interruption is recommended for patients who develop treatment-induced cardiotoxicity (i.e., decline in left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF], with or without symptoms) and can lead to an(More)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is recommended when mastectomy is performed for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The role of SLNB for women with DCIS who undergo mastectomy following one or more attempts at breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is uncertain. We examined the upgrade rate and SLNB yield in women who converted to mastectomy after one or more(More)
The liberal use of ultrasonography has been advocated in patients with first trimester cramping or bleeding to avoid misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in the emergency department (ED). The cost-effectiveness of different approaches to ultrasound availability has not been previously reported. In this study, we investigated measures of quality and(More)