Melissa L. Tortorice

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BACKGROUND Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are considered the standard of care for patients with peritoneal dissemination of appendiceal cancer and are increasingly being evaluated for use in patients with carcinomatosis from colon cancer. Mitomycin C (MMC) is one of the most frequently used HIPEC agents in(More)
Symptom occurrence has been shown to predict treatment course and survival in cancer patients. The M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory-Brain Tumor Module (MDASI-BT) was recently validated as a tool for primary brain tumor patient self-report of symptoms. This study evaluated the reliability and validity of the MDASI-BT in patients with brain metastases. Data(More)
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