Tina W. F. Yen

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PURPOSE The National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-24 trial, published in June 1999, demonstrated that tamoxifen after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) reduced the absolute occurrence of ipsilateral and contralateral breast cancer. We assessed the impact of B-24 on practice patterns at(More)
BACKGROUND To date, the impact of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) B-24 trial reported in 1999 on the use of tamoxifen after surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is unknown. The current study was designed to evaluate the impact of NSABP B-24 on current practices at a comprehensive cancer center. METHODS The records of(More)
BACKGROUND During parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IOPTH) levels are used to confirm removal of all hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue. The phenomenon of elevated parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels with normocalcemia after curative parathyroidectomy, seen in up to 40% of patients, continues to be(More)
PURPOSE The high expense of newer, more effective adjuvant endocrine therapy agents (aromatase inhibitors [AIs]) for postmenopausal breast cancer contributes to socioeconomic disparities in breast cancer outcomes. This study compares endocrine therapy costs for breast cancer patients during the first five years of Medicare Part D implementation, and when(More)
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