Lucy F. Chen

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BACKGROUND In this retrospective study, the authors hypothesized that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) would alter partial breast irradiation (PBI) eligibility by identifying cancers outside the PBI volume compared with mammography alone. METHODS Since 2002, MRI was used nonselectively at the authors' institution for the staging of patients with(More)
American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 3-7 June 2016 The American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting took place in Chicago, IL, USA, from 3 to 7 June 2016. Over 30,000 oncologists, researchers, related professionals and advocates participated in the conference, which covered all aspects of oncology. An overview of(More)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 3-7 June 2016 The American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting took place in Chicago, IL, USA from 3 to 7 June 2016. Over 30,000 oncologists, researchers, related professionals and advocates participated in the conference which covered all aspects of oncology. An overview(More)
BACKGROUND Although black patients experience worse outcomes after treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), these conclusions were based on populations in which blacks comprised a minority of patients. The objective of the current study was to determine the impact of race on outcomes in patients with HNSCC who received(More)
Conventional external beam radiotherapy has been historically employed in the treatment of pituitary adenomas either as a single modality or following suboptimal surgical resection. However, with the widespread adoption of the trans-sphenoidal surgery, the role of radiation therapy has been limited to cases deemed resectable or in those with subtotal(More)
OBJECTIVES In head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) has become an accepted induction chemotherapy regimen. However, carboplatin-paclitaxel (CT) regimens have shown comparable outcomes. Here, we compared the outcomes of patients treated with either TPF or CT as induction chemotherapy followed by(More)
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a validated target in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). However, despite high expression of EGFR in these cancers, EGFR inhibitor monotherapy has only had modest activity. Potential mechanisms of resistance to EGFR-targeted therapies involve EGFR and Ras mutations, epithelial-mesenchymal(More)
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BACKGROUND Ensuring reliable gastrointestinal drug absorption of orally administered immunosuppressive medications posttransplant is critical to ensuring graft survival. METHODS A 66-year-old man of East Asian origin with a previous total gastrectomy was evaluated for living donor kidney transplantation. Pretransplant pharmacokinetic testing was performed(More)