This multicenter study examines the preoperative risk factors for malignancy in resected mucinous cystic neoplasms and assesses outcomes of mucinous cystic neoplasm–associated adenocarcinoma.
This cohort study uses New York Statewide Planning and Cooperation System data to describe the frequency of reoperation 90 days after breast conservation surgery among women in New York State between 2003 and 2013.
The study evaluates trends in transfusion rates for major abdominal oncologic resections to assess changes in recent clinical practice (given the accumulating evidence of the deleterious effects of blood transfusion).
This study assesses the use of confocal laser endomicroscopy to diagnose and grade bladder cancer and applied crowdsourcing to determine the barriers to learning how to diagnose cancer using confocal laser endomicroscopy.
This Surgical Innovation discusses the applications arising from nanotechnology for therapeutic and diagnostic use in cancer.
This cohort study explores the effect of radial margin positivity on perioperative outcomes as well as survival and disease-free survival in colon cancer.
This analysis of women with breast cancer in the National Cancer Data Base describes barriers to the use of breast-conserving therapy.
This Invited Commentary raises questions regarding the routine use of high-resolution anoscopy as a screening tool for anal dysplasia and cancer.
This cohort study on choledochal cysts identifies morbidity and development of malignant cysts on recurrence.
This retrospective study reported that conditional survival estimates may provide critical quantitative information about the changing probability of survival over time among patients undergoing liver resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Krige and Kahn provide a related invited commentary.
This retrospective review of data indicates that the survival outcome in patients undergoing surgery for gastric cancer is associated with lymph node count rather than with cancer program classification.
This database analysis found that approximately one-fourth of patients undergoing initial breast conservation surgery for breast cancer will have a subsequent operative intervention. See also the Invited Commentary by Margenthaler and Vaughan.
This retrospective cohort study reports that implementation of a multidisciplinary hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical program leads to regionalization of care and improved quality of cancer care and surgical outcomes.
Kim et al design a predictive model for adverse outcomes in older surgical patients. See also the invited commentary by Zenilman.
In a retrospective study covering the past 30 years at a tertiary cancer care institution, Radkani and coauthors review 30 patients with primary breast lymphoma (stage I or II) and analyze the different treatment modalities.
Winner et al conducted a large population-based study to investigate the incidence and risk factors associated with bowel obstruction in elderly patients with stage IV colon cancer. An invited critique by Krouse follows.
In a retrospective review of the National Cancer Data Base, 1998-2007, Russell and coauthors identify treatment-related factors associated with hospital margin-positive resection and develop a tool that could be used by individual hospitals to assess their outcomes based on their unique mix of patient and tumor characteristics. See the invited critique by Fleshman.