Daniel W. Denhalter

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OBJECTIVE To assess a large national sample of bladder cancer pathology reports to determine if they contained the components necessary for clinical decision-making. METHODS We examined a random sample of 507 bladder cancer pathology reports from the national Department of Veterans Affairs Corporate Data Warehouse to assess whether each included(More)
BACKGROUND Current clinical guidelines recommend epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational testing in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to predict the benefit of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib as first-line treatment. Proteomic (VeriStrat) testing is recommended for patients with EGFR negative or unknown status(More)
Detecting rare events in an electronic medical record (EMR) is similar to searching for a needle in a haystack. Automated methods (natural language processing) and manual methods (chart review) can be used. However, when events are rare and the patient population is large, manual annotation may not be feasible and NLP alone may not be able to reach(More)
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