Barbara A Pockaj

Summary

Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pilot evaluation of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes in women
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:515-21. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Current surgery for breast cancer
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Future Oncol 5:465-79. 2009
  3. pmc Metastasectomy and surgical resection of the primary tumor in patients with stage IV breast cancer: time for a second look?
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2419-26. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Quality of life after breast cancer surgery: What have we learned and where should we go next?
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    J Surg Oncol 99:447-55. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Changing surgical therapy for melanoma of the external ear
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:689-96. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Current use and surgical efficacy of laparoscopic colectomy in colon cancer
    Robert P Sticca
    Department of Surgery, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58203, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 217:56-62; discussion 62-3. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint DIEP and pedicled TRAM flaps: a comparison of outcomes
    Patrick B Garvey
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:1711-9; discussion 1720-1. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Preoperative predictors of nipple-areola complex involvement for patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer
    Julie A Y Billar
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:3123-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Compliance with guidelines in the surgical management of cutaneous melanoma across the USA
    Nabil Wasif
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Melanoma Res 23:276-82. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Etiology of breast masses after autologous breast reconstruction
    William J Casey
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:607-14. 2013

Detail Information

Publications76

  1. ncbi request reprint Pilot evaluation of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes in women
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Cancer Invest 22:515-21. 2004
    ..Hot flashes cause significant morbidity in postmenopausal women, including women with breast cancer. We undertook a pilot study to estimate the effectiveness of black cohosh to reduce hot flashes...
  2. doi request reprint Current surgery for breast cancer
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Future Oncol 5:465-79. 2009
    ..Herein, we present a review of the current surgical therapy of invasive breast cancer...
  3. pmc Metastasectomy and surgical resection of the primary tumor in patients with stage IV breast cancer: time for a second look?
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2419-26. 2010
    ..It is time to conduct a carefully designed randomized trial to see whether surgery in stage IV breast cancer does indeed warrant a second look...
  4. doi request reprint Quality of life after breast cancer surgery: What have we learned and where should we go next?
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    J Surg Oncol 99:447-55. 2009
    ..Although multiple studies have evaluated breast surgery quality-of-life outcomes, the data are inconsistent. This factor is important to consider when counseling patients and defining surgical quality measures...
  5. ncbi request reprint Changing surgical therapy for melanoma of the external ear
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 10:689-96. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prognostic variables and clinical ramifications of melanoma of the ear...
  6. doi request reprint Current use and surgical efficacy of laparoscopic colectomy in colon cancer
    Robert P Sticca
    Department of Surgery, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58203, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 217:56-62; discussion 62-3. 2013
    ..Current use of LC for CC is not well known...
  7. ncbi request reprint DIEP and pedicled TRAM flaps: a comparison of outcomes
    Patrick B Garvey
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:1711-9; discussion 1720-1. 2006
    ..The authors hoped to determine whether the DIEP flap has advantages over the pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction...
  8. doi request reprint Preoperative predictors of nipple-areola complex involvement for patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer
    Julie A Y Billar
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:3123-8. 2011
    ..Proper patient selection is important for nipple-sparing mastectomy, and we aimed to identify preoperative factors predictive of pathologic nipple-areola complex (NAC) involvement to assist with surgical planning...
  9. doi request reprint Compliance with guidelines in the surgical management of cutaneous melanoma across the USA
    Nabil Wasif
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Melanoma Res 23:276-82. 2013
    ..A combination of patient and physician education and perhaps regionalization of melanoma care is needed to improve compliance. ..
  10. doi request reprint Etiology of breast masses after autologous breast reconstruction
    William J Casey
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:607-14. 2013
    ..Determining the nature of a breast mass after autologous reconstruction can be difficult...
  11. doi request reprint The impact of biopsy technique on upstaging, residual disease, and outcome in cutaneous melanoma
    Genevieve L Egnatios
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    Am J Surg 202:771-7; discussion 777-8. 2011
    ..Herein, we examine the influence of biopsy technique on residual disease in melanoma WLE specimens and on upstaging...
  12. doi request reprint Risk factors associated with local and in-transit recurrence of cutaneous melanoma
    Chee Chee H Stucky
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 200:770-4; discussion 774-5. 2010
    ..Understanding the risk factors for local and in-transit recurrences (LR/ITR) may help facilitate methods of prevention, early detection, and treatment...
  13. doi request reprint Atypical ductal hyperplasia on core biopsy: an automatic trigger for excisional biopsy?
    Lee J McGhan
    Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3264-9. 2012
    ..The study goal was to identify patients who may potentially forego excisional biopsy if the risk of upstaging is low...
  14. doi request reprint Use of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging for invasive lobular cancer: good, better, but maybe not the best?
    Lee J McGhan
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:255-62. 2010
    ..Invasive lobular cancer (ILC) of the breast is difficult to diagnose clinically and radiologically. It is hoped that preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can improve evaluation of extent of disease...
  15. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up and individual item analysis of quality of life assessments related to laparoscopic-assisted colectomy in the COST trial 93-46-53 (INT 0146)
    Chee Chee H Stucky
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2422-31. 2011
    ..We therefore sought to assess the effect of LAC on QOL in the short and long term, using individual item analysis of multi-item QOL assessments...
  16. doi request reprint Desmoplastic melanoma - the step-child in the melanoma family?
    Nabil Wasif
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    J Surg Oncol 103:158-62. 2011
    ..Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is a rare variant of cutaneous melanoma. Our goal was to study the surgical management of DM, identify prognostic factors, and impact of treatment options...
  17. doi request reprint Triple-negative breast cancers: unique clinical presentations and outcomes
    Julie A Y Billar
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:384-90. 2010
    ..Triple-negative (TN) breast cancers lack estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and HER2/neu amplification (HER2). Few studies have been dedicated to characterizing this subset of cancer...
  18. doi request reprint A multi-site validation trial of radioactive seed localization as an alternative to wire localization
    Jenevieve H Hughes
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Breast J 14:153-7. 2008
    ..015). RSL is safe, effective, and compared to WL, reduces the rates of intraoperative re-excision and reoperation for positive margins by 68%. Patient satisfaction is improved with RSL. We strongly favor RSL over WL...
  19. doi request reprint Influence of uncommon histology on breast conservation therapy for breast cancer-biology dictates technique?
    Nabil Wasif
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    J Surg Oncol 105:586-90. 2012
    ..Although trends and variations in the use of breast conservation therapy (BCT) for ductal carcinoma have been studied, little is known about uncommon breast cancer histologies...
  20. doi request reprint Validation of the updated 7th edition AJCC TNM staging criteria for gastric adenocarcinoma
    Lee J McGhan
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Hospital, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:53-61; discussion 61. 2012
    ..Our goal was to validate the new staging system using a cancer registry...
  21. pmc A novel role for cyclooxygenase-2 in regulating vascular channel formation by human breast cancer cells
    Gargi D Basu
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E, Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R69. 2006
    ..Vascular channels have been associated with angiogenesis without involvement of endothelial cells, and may serve as another mechanism by which tumor cells obtain nutrients to survive, especially in less vascularized regions of the tumor...
  22. doi request reprint Increase in contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: echoes of a bygone era? Surgical trends for unilateral breast cancer
    Chee Chee H Stucky
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:330-7. 2010
    ..The goal of this study was to determine factors associated with CPM...
  23. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic results of adjuvant radiotherapy after mastectomy and Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstruction for breast cancer
    Michele Y Halyard
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Am J Clin Oncol 27:389-94. 2004
    ..quot; We conclude that TRAM flaps can be irradiated with few complications and acceptable cosmetic results...
  24. doi request reprint Metastatic carcinoid tumors--are we making the cut?
    Kathryn E Coan
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 205:642-6. 2013
    ..Although controversial, surgical resection for metastatic carcinoid tumors (MCTs) can potentially prolong survival...
  25. doi request reprint Radioactive seed localization for nonpalpable breast lesions: review of 1,000 consecutive procedures at a single institution
    Lee J McGhan
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:3096-101. 2011
    ..Radioactive seed localization (RSL) is an alternative to wire localization for nonpalpable breast lesions, with reported lower rates of positive surgical margins...
  26. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of perforator flap breast reconstruction with combined intraabdominal procedures
    William J Casey
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA Casey
    Ann Plast Surg 64:144-50. 2010
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Injection of (99m)Tc-labeled sulfur colloid the day before operation for breast cancer sentinel lymph node mapping is as successful as injection the day of operation
    Richard J Gray
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, CB Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Am J Surg 188:685-9. 2004
    ..We investigated whether the timing of injection of (99m)Tc-labeled sulfur colloid (radiocolloid) significantly influenced the success of breast cancer sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping...
  28. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node metastases detected by immunohistochemistry only do not mandate complete axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer
    Richard J Gray
    Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:1056-60. 2004
    ..The significance of breast cancer sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastases detected only by immunohistochemistry staining (IHC) remains poorly understood. This study attempted to quantify the risk of non-SLN metastases...
  29. doi request reprint Integration of radiation oncology with surgery as combined-modality treatment
    Leonard L Gunderson
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 22:405-32. 2013
    ..The ultimate in contemporary integration of radiation and surgery is found in patients who are candidates for surgery plus both EBRT and IORT...
  30. pmc Effect of body mass index on tumor characteristics and disease-free survival in patients from the HER2-positive adjuvant trastuzumab trial N9831
    Jennifer A Crozier
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA
    Cancer 119:2447-54. 2013
    ..The authors hypothesized that there would be a correlation between BMI and clinical outcome in patients with early stage, human epidermal receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer enrolled in the N9831 adjuvant trial...
  31. doi request reprint Preservation of the deep muscular fascia and locoregional control in melanoma
    Travis E Grotz
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Surgery 153:535-41. 2013
    ..Standards are well established for peripheral margins; however, there is insufficient evidence regarding depth of resection...
  32. pmc Effect of oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and leucovorin with or without cetuximab on survival among patients with resected stage III colon cancer: a randomized trial
    Steven R Alberts
    Department of Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    JAMA 307:1383-93. 2012
    ..Leucovorin, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX) is the standard adjuvant therapy for resected stage III colon cancer. Adding cetuximab to FOLFOX benefits patients with metastatic wild-type KRAS but not mutated KRAS colon cancer...
  33. ncbi request reprint Older age independently predicts a lower risk of sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer
    Jason Caywood
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:1061-5. 2005
    ..The influence of patient age on the risk of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis in breast cancer has not been defined...
  34. doi request reprint Is excisional biopsy indicated for patients with lobular neoplasia diagnosed on percutaneous core needle biopsy of the breast?
    Bryan Mulheron
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 5777 E Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 198:792-7. 2009
    ..The value of excisional biopsy for patients with lobular neoplasia diagnosed by core needle breast biopsy is controversial...
  35. doi request reprint Outpatient surgery performed in an ambulatory surgery center versus a hospital: comparison of perioperative time intervals
    Terrence L Trentman
    Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Am J Surg 200:64-7. 2010
    ..This change allowed a comparison of perioperative time intervals for patients undergoing these procedures at an outpatient facility versus a hospital...
  36. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and treatment of malignant melanoma of the foot
    Richard J Gray
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 27:696-705. 2006
    ..Patients diagnosed with melanoma of the foot have been reported to have a poor prognosis. We reviewed our experience at a tertiary-care medical clinic to determine the disease course in patients diagnosed with melanoma of the foot...
  37. doi request reprint Does magnetic resonance imaging accurately predict residual disease in breast cancer?
    Chee Chee H Stucky
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 198:547-52. 2009
    ..The accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying residual disease after breast conservation therapy (BCT) is unclear...
  38. ncbi request reprint The optimal management of the axillae of patients with microinvasive breast cancer in the sentinel lymph node era
    Richard J Gray
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 194:845-8; discussion 848-9. 2007
    ..For patients with microinvasive breast cancer, the value of intraoperative analysis of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) and complete axillary lymph node dissection (CALND) is not well known...
  39. pmc Mayo Clinic consensus recommendations for the depth of excision in primary cutaneous melanoma
    Travis E Grotz
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 86:522-8. 2011
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Optimal management and challenges in treatment of upper facial melanoma
    John P Berdahl
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 57:616-20. 2006
    ..Two patients (5%) died, one of an unknown cause and the other of metastatic melanoma. We concluded that oncologic surgery can result in good local disease control in patients with upper facial melanoma...
  41. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma in the 21st century, part 2: staging, prognosis, and treatment
    Svetomir N Markovic
    Division of Hematology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:490-513. 2007
    ..Although much work remains to be done to improve the survival of patients with melanoma, clinically meaningful results seem within reach...
  42. ncbi request reprint The deep inferior epigastric perforator flap for breast reconstruction in overweight and obese patients
    Patrick B Garvey
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz 85259, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 115:447-57. 2005
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Papillary lesions on core breast biopsy: excisional biopsy for all patients?
    Lee J McGhan
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
    Am Surg 79:1238-42. 2013
    ..05). Patients younger than 65 years with small papillary lesions lacking atypia on CNB may therefore represent a low-risk group that may be offered close clinical and radiologic follow-up. ..
  44. doi request reprint Neoadjuvant therapy and breast cancer surgery: a closer look at postoperative complications
    Erin M Garvey
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 206:894-8; discussion 898-9. 2013
    ..Neoadjuvant therapy is important in the treatment of advanced breast cancer...
  45. doi request reprint Underuse of curative surgery for early stage upper gastrointestinal cancers in the United States
    Lee J McGhan
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona 85054, USA
    J Surg Res 177:55-62. 2012
    ..Surgery is the cornerstone of potentially curative therapy for upper gastrointestinal cancer. We analyzed the patterns of treatment regarding the use of surgery for early-stage upper gastrointestinal cancer in the United States...
  46. ncbi request reprint Breast-conserving therapy and sentinel lymph node biopsy are feasible in cancer patients with previous implant breast augmentation
    Richard J Gray
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Am J Surg 188:122-5. 2004
    ..The role of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in these patients is unknown...
  47. doi request reprint Advantages of preoperative computed tomography in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap breast reconstruction
    William J Casey
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz 85054, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 123:1148-55. 2009
    ..Preoperative computed tomography has been used to facilitate deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEAP) flap breast reconstruction. This study identifies the improvements in outcome that this may provide...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pilot evaluation of mirtazapine for the treatment of hot flashes
    Domingo G Perez
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Support Oncol 2:50-6. 2004
    ....
  49. pmc Malignant melanoma in the elderly: different regional disease and poorer prognosis
    James B Macdonald
    1 Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    J Cancer 2:538-43. 2011
    ..Melanoma in the elderly is more common on the head and neck. Higher incidence of local/in-transit metastases is seen among the elderly. Five-year disease-specific mortality and overall mortality are both worse for these patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Navigating murky waters: a modern treatment algorithm for nipple discharge
    Richard J Gray
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
    Am J Surg 194:850-4; discussion 854-5. 2007
    ..Many women with nipple discharge undergo operative duct excision with few actually having carcinoma...
  51. doi request reprint Applications of SPECT/CT in nuclear radiology
    Michael C Roarke
    Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 191:W135-50. 2008
    ..The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate several clinical situations in which SPECT/CT can be effectively applied in nuclear radiology practice...
  52. doi request reprint Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST): the Mayo Clinic experience
    Chee Chee H Stucky
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:878-85. 2012
    ..Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) are a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma with few studies reporting on patient outcomes and prognostic variables...
  53. doi request reprint Early results from a novel quality outcomes program: the American Society Of Breast Surgeons' Mastery of Breast Surgery
    Edward J Clifford
    Department of Surgery, Baylor Medical Center at Irving, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:233-41. 2010
    ..In 2008, the American Society for Breast Surgeons launched its Mastery in Breast Surgery Pilot Program to demonstrate feasibility of a Web-based tool for breast surgeons to document and monitor quality outcomes...
  54. doi request reprint Can surgeons improve survival in stage IV melanoma?
    Paul J Mosca
    Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, USA
    J Surg Oncol 97:462-8. 2008
    ..Incorporating these results into new approaches using multimodality treatment may enhance survival in patients with stage IV melanoma...
  55. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic mesh repair of transverse rectus abdominus muscle and deep inferior epigastric flap harvest site hernias
    Nagesh B Ravipati
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:345-8. 2007
    ..We report laparoscopic approach to treat TRAM and deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) harvest site hernias with mesh...
  56. ncbi request reprint An update on adjuvant interferon for melanoma
    Richard J Gray
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA
    Cancer Control 9:16-21. 2002
    ..Effective adjuvant therapy is needed for this patient population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Is breast cancer sentinel lymph node mapping valuable for patients in their seventies and beyond?
    Lisa E McMahon
    Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Am J Surg 190:366-70. 2005
    ..Sentinel lymph node (SLN) dissection can accomplish axillary staging with less morbidity, but it is unclear if it alters subsequent therapy...
  58. ncbi request reprint Locally invasive cutaneous Apophysomyces elegans infection acquired from snapdragon patch test
    Janis E Blair
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz 85259, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 77:717-20. 2002
    ..The infection was limited to skin and soft tissue, and treatment consisted of local debridement and liposomal amphotericin B. Outcome was successful...
  59. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer: presentation and intervention in women with gastrointestinal metastasis and carcinomatosis
    Elisabeth C McLemore
    Division of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:886-94. 2005
    ..Breast cancer metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract or peritoneum is rare. We reviewed the natural history of ductal and lobular carcinoma in women with breast cancer metastatic to the gastrointestinal tract, peritoneum, or both...
  60. pmc Breast cancer presenting as unilateral arm edema
    Shaheen Zakaria
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:675-6. 2007
    ..Symptomatic arm lymphedema as the presenting symptom of invasive breast carcinoma is a rare occurrence...
  61. doi request reprint Scientific Presentation Award: The impact of magnetic resonance imaging on surgical treatment of invasive breast cancer
    Susanne G Carpenter
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028, USA
    Am J Surg 198:475-81. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and surgical treatment of invasive breast cancer (IBC)...
  62. doi request reprint Desmoplastic melanoma: true positive and false negative findings on F-18 FDG-PET/CT
    Michael C Roarke
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Clin Nucl Med 33:562-4. 2008
  63. ncbi request reprint Radioactive seed localization of nonpalpable breast lesions is better than wire localization
    Richard J Gray
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA gray richard mayo edu
    Am J Surg 188:377-80. 2004
    ..The current study sought to validate radioactive seed localization (RSL) as an alternative to wire localization (WL) to facilitate the operative excision of nonpalpable breast lesions...
  64. ncbi request reprint A concordance study of subareolar and subdermal injections for breast cancer sentinel lymph node mapping
    Richard J Gray
    Department of Surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Am J Surg 188:423-5. 2004
    ..There is disagreement regarding the preferred injection site for breast sentinel lymph node mapping...
  65. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer-related lymphedema
    Rosalyn M Morrell
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 80:1480-4. 2005
    ..This review presents an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor enhances the efficacy of a breast cancer vaccine: role of IDO
    Gargi D Basu
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Mayo Clinic Arizona, 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    J Immunol 177:2391-402. 2006
    ..Thus, a novel mechanism of COX-2-induced immunosuppression via regulation of IDO has emerged that may have implications in designing future cancer vaccines...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reduced T-cell and dendritic cell function is related to cyclooxygenase-2 overexpression and prostaglandin E2 secretion in patients with breast cancer
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:328-39. 2004
    ..Thus, thorough analysis of immune parameters in breast cancer patients may be beneficial in designing effective anticancer immune-based therapies...
  68. ncbi request reprint Reoperation on the abdomen encased in adhesions
    Eric A Harris
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, 13400 East Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
    Am J Surg 184:499-504; discussion 504. 2002
    ..To determine outcome after lysis of intestinal adhesions, relief of obstruction, closure of fistulas and drainage of abscesses in patients with an abdominal cavity obliterated by chronic postoperative adhesions...
  69. pmc Malignant melanoma in the 21st century: the emerging molecular landscape
    Aleksandar Sekulic
    Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 83:825-46. 2008
    ..We review the emerging molecular landscape of melanoma and its implications for better management of patients with melanoma...
  70. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy demonstrating concomitant melanoma and mantle cell lymphoma
    Shawn D St Peter
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Surgery 131:216-8. 2002
  71. ncbi request reprint Impact of complete response to chemotherapy on overall survival in advanced colorectal cancer: results from Intergroup N9741
    Grace K Dy
    Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:3469-74. 2007
    ..To evaluate clinical characteristics and survival outcomes among patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer who achieve a complete response (CR) to systemic treatment either alone or with multimodality approach...
  72. ncbi request reprint Diaphragm disease after use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents: first report of diagnosis with capsule endoscopy
    Mahmoud M Yousfi
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona 85259, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 38:686-91. 2004
    ..No manifestations of Crohn disease were evident. This case represents the first diagnosis with capsule endoscopy of diaphragm disease of the small intestine with pathologic features of neuromuscular and vascular hamartoma...
  73. ncbi request reprint Malignant melanoma in the 21st century, part 1: epidemiology, risk factors, screening, prevention, and diagnosis
    Svetomir N Markovic
    Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Mayo Clin Proc 82:364-80. 2007
    ..Part 2 (which will appear in the April 2007 issue) will review melanoma staging, prognosis, and treatment...
  74. doi request reprint Statement of the science concerning locoregional treatments after preoperative chemotherapy for breast cancer: a National Cancer Institute conference
    Thomas A Buchholz
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcolmbe Blvd, Unit 1202, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:791-7. 2008
    ..To review the state of the science with respect to diagnostic imaging and locoregional therapy for patients with breast cancer receiving preoperative chemotherapy...
  75. ncbi request reprint Phase III double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial of black cohosh in the management of hot flashes: NCCTG Trial N01CC1
    Barbara A Pockaj
    Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2836-41. 2006
    ..Hot flashes can cause significant morbidity in postmenopausal women undergoing or finished with breast cancer treatment. Black cohosh has been used to treat hot flashes, but definitive clinical data about efficacy have been equivocal...
  76. ncbi request reprint The potential of 5-hydryoxytryptophan for hot flash reduction: a hypothesis
    Jessica J Curcio
    Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2140 E Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA
    Altern Med Rev 10:216-21. 2005
    ..This article discusses the background information on hot flashes, SSRIs, tryptophan, and 5HTP, and possible clinical application of 5HTP for menopausal women with breast cancer risk...