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PURPOSE Several reports in the literature have shown that, compared with endometrioid adenocarcinoma, patients with papillary serous (PS) and clear cell (CC) histologic features do worse. However, it is unclear whether the outcome of PS/CC cancer is different from that of poorly differentiated endometrioid cancer. The purpose of this study was to compare(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the effect of applying ACR Lung-RADS in a clinical CT lung screening program on the frequency of positive and false-negative findings. METHODS Consecutive, clinical CT lung screening examinations performed from January 2012 through May 2014 were retroactively reclassified using the new ACR Lung-RADS structured(More)
The National Lung Screening Trial demonstrated a significant mortality benefit for patients at high risk for lung cancer undergoing serial low-dose CT. Currently, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and several United States-based professional associations recommend CT Lung screening for high-risk patients. In the absence of established reimbursement,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare results of National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) high-risk group 2 with those of NCCN high-risk group 1 in a clinical CT lung screening program. METHODS The results of consecutive clinical CT lung screening examinations performed from January 2012 through December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. All(More)
BACKGROUND The 1988 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system for endometrial carcinoma defined Stage IB as disease with invasion of less than one-half of the myometrium, although most of the data on prognostic factors are based on invasion of the inner one-third, middle one-third, or outer one-third of the myometrium. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of patients with Stage IB Grades 1 and 2 endometrial cancer treated with adjuvant high-dose-rate intravaginal brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between November 1987 and October 1999, 233 patients with Stage IB FIGO Grades 1 and 2 were treated with postoperative adjuvant high-dose-rate intravaginal brachytherapy. The(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer screening may provide a "teachable moment" for promoting smoking cessation. This study assessed smoking cessation and relapse rates among individuals undergoing follow-up low-dose chest computed tomography (CT) in a clinical CT lung screening program and assessed the influence of initial screening results on smoking behavior. (More)
Although we agree with a statement by Detterbeck et al 1 in the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) lung cancer screening guideline in a recent issue of CHEST (May 2013) that, “The cost of the process of [CT lung] screening should be reimbursed fairly,” the authors’ assertion that “establishing a discounted rate as a strategy to capture(More)
PURPOSE Concern is frequently raised regarding the tolerance of irradiation over a joint space. The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome in terms of relapse and potential complications in patients with knee and elbow soft tissue sarcoma treated with limb-sparing surgery with or without adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS A(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography is proven to reduce lung cancer mortality among high-risk patients. However, critics raise concern over the potential for unnecessary surgical procedures performed for benign disease as a result of screening. We reviewed our outcomes in a large clinical lung cancer screening program to(More)