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Surgical margins and primary site resection in achieving local control in oral cancer resections
Evaluate effectiveness of resection of oral cavity cancer with a standardized approach for margin evaluation. Primary end points were local control and survival.
Race and sex disparities in long-term survival of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in the United States
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Overall and disease-specific survival is poor for oral and oropharyngeal cancer patients, and Black men fare worst, illustrating the need for long-term cancer survival plans incorporating disparity effects in overall cancer outcomes. Expand
Evaluation of the Definitions of “High-Risk” Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Using the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Criteria and National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines
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This analysis demonstrates discordance between AJCC and NCCN definitions of “high-risk” cSCC, while the current guidelines represent significant progress and further studies are needed to generate a unified definition of ‘high- risk’ cS CC to optimize management. Expand
Competing causes of death in the head and neck cancer population.
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Nearly one in three HNSCC patients died from competing causes, suggesting clinicians should be familiar with this population's specific risks when developing long term survivorship regimens. Expand
Predictors of stage at presentation and outcomes of head and neck cancers in a university hospital setting
To increase early detection of head and neck cancers, it is important that disparities associated with access to care are addressed.
Impact of treatment modality on quality of life of head and neck cancer patients: Findings from an academic medical institution.
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HNC survivors exhibit different QOL related symptoms depending on combined treatment modalities, and time post-treatment, which means it is important to understand QOL differences based upon treatmentmodalities when developing treatment plans for HNC patients. Expand
Survival after refusal of surgical treatment for locally advanced laryngeal cancer.
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Refusal of surgery for locally advanced laryngeal cancer is more common in patients without marital support and with T3 tumors, which results in a 10% survival decrease at 5-year. Expand
Letter to the editor regarding: Management of invasive well‐differentiated thyroid cancer: An American Head and Neck Society Consensus Statement
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An alternative to the recommendation of circumferential sleeve resection for all cases of intraluminal or significant tracheal invasion is offered, that being complete tumor resection using anterior wedge resection with preservation of the posterior trachal wall and primary trachea closure. Expand
Oncologic and functional outcomes of pretreatment tracheotomy in advanced laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma: A multi-institutional analysis.
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Retrospective study of previously untreated advanced-stage laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma patients at two academic tertiary care institutions from 1995 to 2014 found pretreatment tracheotomy may impact oncologic and functional outcomes in advanced disease. Expand
Comparison of the Financial Burden of Survivors of Head and Neck Cancer With Other Cancer Survivors
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The financial strain on individuals, assessed as relative out-of-pocket expenses, appears to be driven more by income than by health factors, and health insurance does not appear to be protective. Expand
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