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Based on Whitley's " National Business Systems " (NBS) institutional framework (Whitley 1997; 1999), we theorize about and empirically investigate the impact of nation-level institutions on firms' corporate social performance (CSP). Using a sample of firms from 42 countries spanning seven years, we construct an annual composite CSP index for each firm based(More)
The health-related beliefs and behaviors of long-term survivors of childhood cancer are important because of vulnerability to adverse late effects from their primary malignancy and its therapy. A health behavior survey was completed by 110 parents of long-term survivors ranging in age from 11-17 years, and by 40 adult long-term survivors of childhood cancer(More)
PURPOSE Between May 1980 and September 1990, 85 patients with Hodgkin's disease were treated with a regimen designed to increase cure rates while reducing late toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Therapy consisted of five cycles of cyclophosphamide, Oncovin (vincristine; Eli Lilly and Co, Indianapolis, IN), and procarbazine (COP), alternated with four cycles(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most frequently encountered soft tissue sarcoma in children younger than 15 years of age. METHODS The authors reviewed the early and long-term morbidity rate and clinical outcome of pelvic exenteration for genitourinary rhabdomyosarcoma (GU-RMS) in children. Of 43 patients with this diagnosis who were seen at St Jude(More)
Survivors of childhood cancer are a growing and vulnerable population. Cure rates for pediatric cancers now exceed 60% and, by the year 2000, an estimated 1 of every 1,000 young adults will be a cancer survivor. Because this population is at increased risk for late medical and neoplastic complications that impact adversely on health-related quality of life,(More)
PURPOSE We assessed the cumulative risk of malignancies following treatment for Hodgkin's disease in childhood and adolescence and investigated related patient and treatment characteristics. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of 499 Hodgkin's disease patients treated between 1962 and 1993 were reviewed. There were 385 adolescents (> or = 10 years of age(More)
We prospectively used ultrasonography to detect thyroid abnormalities in 96 long-term survivors of childhood cancer, who received head and neck radiation therapy at a median age of 8.9 years. The median time interval since irradiation was 10.8 years (range 5.6-22.8 years). Most survivors of leukemia received 24 Gy cranial irradiation for central nervous(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term sequelae of treatment for malignant germ cell tumors (GCT) during childhood and adolescence. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 128 patients treated for GCT at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital between 1962 and 1988, 73 are long-term survivors (continuously disease-free for > or =5 years after diagnosis), with a median follow-up(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of dose-intensification for patients with Ewing's family of tumors (EFT) and desmoplastic small round-cell tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS From February 1992 to June 1996, we treated 53 consecutive patients on our Ewing's protocol. Induction comprised three cycles of ifosfamide/etoposide on days 1 to 3 and cyclophosphamide(More)
PURPOSE To determine the impact of treatment toxicity on long-term survival in pediatric Hodgkin's disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied late events in 387 patients treated for pediatric Hodgkin's disease on four consecutive clinical trials at St Jude Children's Research Hospital from 1968 to 1990. Relative risks, actuarial risks, and absolute excess(More)