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The measurement of symptoms in children with cancer.
Total mesorectal excision in the operative treatment of carcinoma of the rectum.
Total mesorectal excision cures carcinoma of the rectum and provides excellent local control through resection of the entire unit of regional spread that is excised, intact and with negative circumferential margins.
The Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS‐SF)
The MSAS‐SF was validated in a population of cancer patients and a physical symptom subscale (PHYS), psychologic symptom subscales (PSYCH), and global distress index (GDI) can be derived from the Short Form.
Symptom prevalence, characteristics and distress in a cancer population
Despite the importance of symptom control in the cancer population, few studies have systematically assessed the prevalence and characteristics of symptoms or the interactions between various symptom
Neuroendocrine Carcinomas of the Colon and Rectum
Neuroendocrine carcinomas of the colon and rectum are uncommon, comprising less than 1 percent of Colon and rectal cancers, and are poorly differentiated carcinomas with distinctive cytoarchitectural features and are often immunoreactive for markers of neuroendocrine differentiation.
Combined modality therapy for primary CNS lymphoma.
The addition of chemotherapy to cranial RT for initial treatment ofPCNSL significantly improved disease-free survival and contributed to overall survival; all non-AIDS patients with newly diagnosed PCNSL should be considered for combined modality therapy.
Distribution of brain metastases.
The data suggest that the high incidence of subtentorial lesions in patients with pelvic and gastrointestinal primary tumors cannot be explained by arterial embolization alone, and that this peculiar distribution is probably not explained by seeding of the brain through Batson's plexus.
Symptom prevalence, characteristics, and distress in AIDS outpatients.