Robert Dirk Noyes

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BACKGROUND The goals of axillary-lymph-node dissection (ALND) are to maximise survival, provide regional control, and stage the patient. However, this technique has substantial side-effects. The purpose of the B-32 trial is to establish whether sentinel-lymph-node (SLN) resection can achieve the same therapeutic goals as conventional ALND but with decreased(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel-lymph-node (SLN) surgery was designed to minimise the side-effects of lymph-node surgery but still offer outcomes equivalent to axillary-lymph-node dissection (ALND). The aims of National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) trial B-32 were to establish whether SLN resection in patients with breast cancer achieves the same(More)
HYPOTHESIS For patients with melanoma, interval or in-transit sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) have the same risk for nodal metastasis as SLN in traditional (ie, cervical, axillary, and inguinal) nodal basins. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. SETTING Multicenter study. PATIENTS Eligible patients were aged 18 to 70 years with melanomas of at least 1.0-mm(More)
Background: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy has become widely accepted as a method of staging the regional lymph nodes for patients with melanoma. Although it is often stated that SLN biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure associated with few complications, a paucity of data exists to specifically determine the morbidity associated with this procedure.(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have demonstrated that sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy can accurately determine axillary nodal status for breast cancer, but unacceptably high false negative rates have also been reported. Attention has been focused on factors associated with improved accuracy. We have previously shown that injection of blue dye in combination(More)
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) sought to provide an evidence-based guideline on the use of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in staging patients with newly diagnosed melanoma. A comprehensive systematic review of the literature published from January 1990 through August 2011 was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the optimal radioactive colloid injection technique for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The optimal radioactive colloid injection technique for breast cancer SLN biopsy has not yet been defined. Peritumoral injection of radioactive colloid has been used in most studies. Although dermal(More)
PURPOSE To determine in a randomized prospective multi-institutional trial whether the addition of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) to a melphalan-based hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP) treatment would improve the complete response rate for locally advanced extremity melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with locally advanced extremity(More)
PURPOSE Although metastases to the fetus via the placenta are rare, melanoma is the most common culprit. When it occurs, maternally derived melanoma metastasis in the infant is almost invariably fatal. PATIENTS AND METHODS This article reviews current guidelines for placental evaluation in pregnant women with metastatic melanoma and presents surveillance(More)
Background: Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for head and neck (H&&N) melanomas may be more technically challenging compared with other locations because of complex lymphatic drainage patterns. This analysis was performed to compare the results of SLN biopsy for H&&N, truncal, and extremity melanomas. Methods: The Sunbelt Melanoma Trial includes patients(More)