Sara Michelle Pierce

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The frequency of brachial plexopathy, rib fracture, tissue necrosis, pericarditis, and second non-breast malignancies occurring in the treatment field among 1624 patients with early stage breast cancer treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy between 1968 and 1985 is reported. The median follow-up(More)
We reviewed 24 children who had symptomatic gliomas that involved the optic chiasm and were treated with definitive radiation therapy from 1971 to 1986. In eight patients (33%), histologic confirmation of low-grade astrocytoma was obtained. Patients had radiation therapy only if there was evidence of visual deterioration or other clinical or radiographic(More)
We retrospectively analyzed the likelihood of regional nodal failure (RNF) for 1,624 patients with stage I or II invasive breast carcinoma treated with conservative surgery and radiotherapy (RT) at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy (JCRT) between 1968 and 1985. The median follow-up time was 77 months. RNF was the first site of failure for 38 of the(More)
We compared perinatal outcomes between live-born nonisolated and isolated omphaloceles diagnosed during a prenatal ultrasound. Fetuses (n = 86) with omphalocele were identified between 1995 and 2007 at a single institution. Inclusion criteria were an omphalocele >14 weeks' gestation, available fetal and/or neonatal karyotype, and a live-born infant (n =(More)
The use of conservative surgery and radiation therapy in the treatment of early stage breast cancer is increasing. Several prospective randomized trials have reported survival rates for patients treated with conservative surgery and radiation therapy equivalent to those of patients treated with mastectomy. This paper will review the evidence supporting the(More)
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