Kristina Mirabeau-Beale

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the long-term adjustment and QOL of early and advanced stage ovarian cancer survivors (OCS). METHODS Early and advanced OCS >3 years from diagnosis with no evidence of recurrent cancer were interviewed. The following surveys were administered: EORTC QLQ-C30 (overall QOL) and QLQ-OV28 (ovarian specific(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarize the literature on quality of life for patients treated with definitive radiation for gynecologic cancers, with a specific focus on patient reported outcomes. METHODS A literature review was performed to summarize studies about patient-reported outcomes and quality of life in women with gynecologic malignancies who were treated with(More)
Purpose. We evaluated the impact a prior cancer diagnosis had on the risk of prostate-cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) and all-cause mortality (ACM) in men with PC. Methods. Using the SEER data registry, 166,104 men (median age: 66) diagnosed with PC between 2004 and 2007 comprised the study cohort. Competing risks and Cox regression were used to evaluate(More)
Radiation therapy is a critical treatment modality in the management of patients with gynecologic tumors. New highly conformal external-beam and brachytherapy techniques have led to important reductions in recurrence and patient morbidity and mortality. However, patients who receive pelvic radiation for gynecologic malignancies may experience a unique(More)
This study described the long-term adjustment of 42 ovarian cancer survivors diagnosed with advanced-stage disease with no evidence of recurrence, a mean of 6.1 years postdiagnosis. 64% of survivors' mental health was at or above the norm of medical outpatients (Mental Health Inventory-17). No patients reported post-traumatic stress disorder at a(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the dosimetric variability associated with interobserver organ-at-risk delineation differences on computed tomography in patients undergoing gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS The rectum, bladder, and sigmoid of 14 patients treated with gynecologic interstitial brachytherapy were retrospectively contoured(More)
50 Background: Despite the benefits of hospice for patients with advanced cancer and their FC, many patients are referred late or not at all. To assess potential patient and FC barriers to enrollment, we assessed their perceptions, knowledge, and information preferences about hospice. METHODS We conducted qualitative interviews with 16 adult patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study is to assess perceptions about hospice among patients with metastatic cancer and their caregivers (i.e., family and/or friends). DESIGN AND SETTING We conducted semi-structured interviews with 16 adult patients with a prognosis ≤12 months and 7 of their caregivers. The interviews focused on perceptions, knowledge, and(More)
PURPOSE We sought to evaluate the incidence of vaginal stenosis (VS) and identify clinical and treatment factors that predict for VS in female patients with anal cancer treated with definitive chemoradiation. METHODS AND MATERIALS The cohort included 95 consecutive women receiving definitive chemoradiation between 2003 and 2012. All but 1 received(More)
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