M Simunovic

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lymph node counts, rates of positive lymph nodes, and patient survival for colon cancer surgery in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
    Luke Bui
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 93:439-45. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Optimal preoperative assessment and surgery for rectal cancer may greatly limit the need for radiotherapy
    M Simunovic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Surg 90:999-1003. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of the quality initiative in rectal cancer strategy
    Marko I Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1594-8. 2004
  4. pmc Using administrative databases to measure waiting times for patients undergoing major cancer surgery in Ontario, 1993-2000
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Surg 48:137-42. 2005
  5. pmc The Quality Initiative in Rectal Cancer (QIRC) trial: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial in surgery
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St, Joseph s Healthcare, G838 50 Charlton Ave, East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 4A6, Canada
    BMC Surg 8:4. 2008
  6. pmc Influence of hospital characteristics on operative death and survival of patients after major cancer surgery in Ontario
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, The Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Surg 49:251-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care in the initial management of women with vulvar cancers in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:503-5. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care in the initial management of women with ovarian cancer in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:361-4. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care for the initial management of cervical cancer in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:493-6. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Rectal cancer surgery and regional lymph nodes
    M Simunovic
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 99:256-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Lymph node counts, rates of positive lymph nodes, and patient survival for colon cancer surgery in Ontario, Canada: a population-based study
    Luke Bui
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 93:439-45. 2006
    ..This study assessed lymph node counts, lymph node status (positive or negative), and survival among patients undergoing colon cancer surgery in Ontario, Canada...
  2. ncbi request reprint Optimal preoperative assessment and surgery for rectal cancer may greatly limit the need for radiotherapy
    M Simunovic
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Surg 90:999-1003. 2003
    ..Over the past decade the Basingstoke Colorectal Research Unit has combined precision total mesorectal excision with the highly selective use of preoperative radiotherapy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of the quality initiative in rectal cancer strategy
    Marko I Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1594-8. 2004
    ..We developed the surgeon-directed, multipronged Quality Initiative in Rectal Cancer strategy to encourage surgeons to use total mesorectal excision techniques...
  4. pmc Using administrative databases to measure waiting times for patients undergoing major cancer surgery in Ontario, 1993-2000
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Surg 48:137-42. 2005
    ..To determine how long patients in Ontario waited for major breast, colorectal, lung or prostate cancer surgery in the years 1993-2000...
  5. pmc The Quality Initiative in Rectal Cancer (QIRC) trial: study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial in surgery
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St, Joseph s Healthcare, G838 50 Charlton Ave, East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 4A6, Canada
    BMC Surg 8:4. 2008
    ..The strategy is designed to optimize the use of total mesorectal excision techniques...
  6. pmc Influence of hospital characteristics on operative death and survival of patients after major cancer surgery in Ontario
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, The Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Surg 49:251-8. 2006
    ..Therefore, we chose to study these relationships using data from patients treated in Ontario hospitals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care in the initial management of women with vulvar cancers in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:503-5. 2009
    ..To facilitate the planning of future resources for cancer services in Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario commissioned an evaluation of operative services delivered for vulvar cancer...
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care in the initial management of women with ovarian cancer in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:361-4. 2009
    ..The investigations and consults around the time of diagnosis are described...
  9. ncbi request reprint Patterns of care for the initial management of cervical cancer in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:493-6. 2009
    ..To facilitate the planning of resources for cancer services in Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario commissioned an evaluation of operative services delivered for cervical cancer...
  10. doi request reprint Rectal cancer surgery and regional lymph nodes
    M Simunovic
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Surg Oncol 99:256-9. 2009
    ..The importance of mesorectal lymph nodes in rectal cancer should inform treatment decisions around pre-operative diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, pathologic assessment, and the use of radiation therapy...
  11. doi request reprint Preoperative or postoperative therapy for stage II or III rectal cancer: an updated practice guideline
    R K S Wong
    Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, Radiation Medicine Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 22:265-71. 2010
    ..What is the role of postoperative radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy for patients with resected stage II or III rectal cancer who have not received preoperative radiotherapy, in terms of improving survival and delaying local recurrence?..
  12. ncbi request reprint Invasive vulvar cancer in a woman with human immunodeficiency virus: case report and review of the literature
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, McMaster University, Juravinski Cancer Centre, 699 Concession Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Gynecol Oncol 98:151-4. 2005
    ..HIV is associated with a decrease in cellular immunity which allows for persistence of high-risk HPV types and this can predispose the woman to dysplasia or cancer of the gynecologic tract...
  13. doi request reprint Outcomes following a limited approach to radiotherapy in rectal cancer
    M Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Surg 98:1483-8. 2011
    ..Variation in the use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant radiotherapy for rectal cancer suggests an opportunity to avoid it in all but patients at highest risk of local recurrence...
  14. pmc The cluster-randomized Quality Initiative in Rectal Cancer trial: evaluating a quality-improvement strategy in surgery
    Marko Simunovic
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    CMAJ 182:1301-6. 2010
    ..Following surgery for rectal cancer, two unfortunate outcomes for patients are permanent colostomy and local recurrence of cancer. We tested whether a quality-improvement strategy to change surgical practice would improve these outcomes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Patterns of surgical care for uterine cancers in Ontario
    L Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences ICES, Toronto, Canada
    Eur J Gynaecol Oncol 30:255-8. 2009
    ..To facilitate the planning of future resources for cancer services in Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario commissioned an evaluation of operative services delivered for uterine cancer...
  16. pmc A snapshot of waiting times for cancer surgery provided by surgeons affiliated with regional cancer centres in Ontario
    M Simunovic
    Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Ont
    CMAJ 165:421-5. 2001
    ..INTERPRETATION: Many of the patients with cancer seen by surgeons affiliated with regional cancer centres in Ontario may be experiencing significant delays in the assessment and treatment of their cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Who are the providers of gynaecologic cancer surgical care in Ontario?
    Laurie Elit
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 31:721-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the provision of surgical care for women with gynaecologic cancers in Ontario by examining the rate and distribution of procedures by hospital type, physician specialty, and region...
  18. doi request reprint An outbreak of acute bacterial gastroenteritis is associated with an increased incidence of irritable bowel syndrome in children
    Marroon Thabane
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, and Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Gastroenterol 105:933-9. 2010
    ..We assessed this association among a cohort of children enrolled in the Walkerton Health Study (WHS)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Quality initiative in rectal cancer strategy: a qualitative study of participating surgeons
    Frances C Wright
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 203:795-802. 2006
    ..Surgeons at each intervention hospital used a standardized approach to select a local OL from their ranks. We assessed the experiences of OL and non-OL surgeons in the QIRC strategy...
  20. pmc Technical factors, surgeon case volume and positive margin rates after breast conservation surgery for early-stage breast cancer
    Peter J Lovrics
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Surg 53:305-12. 2010
    ..We assessed technical factors, surgeon and hospital case volume and margin status after BCS in early-stage breast cancer...
  21. doi request reprint An evaluation of the relationship between lymph node number and staging in pT3 colon cancer using population-based data
    Nancy N Baxter
    Department of Surgery and Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:65-70. 2010
    ..The number of lymph nodes examined has been proposed as a quality benchmark for colon cancer surgery, although it is unknown whether this strategy reduces understaging...
  22. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trials of surgical interventions
    Forough Farrokhyar
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 251:409-16. 2010
    ..Surgical trials pose many methodological challenges often not present in trials of medical interventions. If not properly accounted for, these challenges may introduce significant biases and threaten the validity of the results...
  23. doi request reprint The relationship between surgical factors and margin status after breast-conservation surgery for early stage breast cancer
    Peter J Lovrics
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Surg 197:740-6. 2009
    ..The study's aim was to identify technical factors that are predictive of negative margins after breast-conserving surgery (BCS)...