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BACKGROUND Spinal astrocytomas are rare intramedullary CNS tumors for which there is limited consensus on treatment; the importance of the extent of resection (EOR), postoperative radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remains poorly understood. We report on outcomes associated with surgery, postoperative radiotherapy, and chemotherapy in a series of patients(More)
PURPOSE The standard treatment for stage IB1 and IIA1 cervical carcinoma is surgery. For non-operative cases, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends definitive radiotherapy (RT) with or without chemotherapy. This study sought to determine whether the addition of chemotherapy to RT improved overall survival (OS) for patients with stage IB1 and(More)
OBJECTIVES Invasive papillary breast cancer (IPBCA) represents 0.5% of invasive BCA, and is thought to carry a favorable prognosis. This population-based study reports on prognostic factors, treatment, and outcomes of early-stage IPBCA to explore whether there is any evidence to support less aggressive treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS IPBCA cases from(More)
PURPOSE To examine trends in the reporting of industry funding of oncology trials by primary therapeutic intervention studied: local, targeted, or nontargeted systemic. METHODS AND MATERIALS We reviewed oncologic trials published in 10 journals for the years 1994, 2004, and 2014 to determine the frequency of declarations of industry funding for cancer(More)
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