George J Chang

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lymph node evaluation and survival after curative resection of colon cancer: systematic review
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:433-41. 2007
  2. pmc Pretreatment high-resolution rectal MRI and treatment response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:371-7. 2012
  3. doi request reprint A twenty-year experience with adenocarcinoma of the anal canal
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1375-80. 2009
  4. pmc Are we undertreating rectal cancer in the elderly? An epidemiologic study
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, M D Anderson, Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 246:215-21. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Lymph node status after neoadjuvant radiotherapy for rectal cancer is a biologic predictor of outcome
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Cancer 115:5432-40. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Practical application of a calculator for conditional survival in colon cancer
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5938-43. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic treatment of colorectal neoplasia
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 9:256-64. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy for rectal cancer in patients with prior pelvic irradiation
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:60-5. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Morbidity of staged proctectomy after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer: a matched case-control analysis
    Ching Wei D Tzeng
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:482-90. 2013
  10. pmc Neoadjuvant treatment response as an early response indicator for patients with rectal cancer
    In Ja Park
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1770-6. 2012

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Lymph node evaluation and survival after curative resection of colon cancer: systematic review
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 99:433-41. 2007
    ..We performed a systematic review of the evidence for the association between lymph node evaluation and oncologic outcomes in patients with colon cancer...
  2. pmc Pretreatment high-resolution rectal MRI and treatment response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:371-7. 2012
    ..MR imaging permits precise delineation of tumor anatomy and assessment of mesorectal tumor penetration and radial margin risk...
  3. doi request reprint A twenty-year experience with adenocarcinoma of the anal canal
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 52:1375-80. 2009
    ..Adenocarcinoma of the anal canal is a rare malignancy with limited data regarding treatment and outcomes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate disease control and survival outcomes in patients with adenocarcinoma of the anal canal...
  4. pmc Are we undertreating rectal cancer in the elderly? An epidemiologic study
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, M D Anderson, Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 246:215-21. 2007
    ..To better understand the reasons for decreased survival rates in elderly patients with rectal cancer by performing an epidemiologic evaluation of age-related differences in treatment and survival...
  5. doi request reprint Lymph node status after neoadjuvant radiotherapy for rectal cancer is a biologic predictor of outcome
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Cancer 115:5432-40. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to perform a population-based evaluation of the impact of pathologic LN status (ypN) after neoadjuvant radiotherapy on survival...
  6. doi request reprint Practical application of a calculator for conditional survival in colon cancer
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5938-43. 2009
    ..In this study we performed a contemporary evaluation of conditional survival among colon cancer patients and created a browser-based tool for real-time determination of conditional survival expectancies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic treatment of colorectal neoplasia
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol 9:256-64. 2006
    ..Despite these limitations, patient recovery benefits may offset the increased operative costs and result in improved outcome overall...
  8. doi request reprint Hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy for rectal cancer in patients with prior pelvic irradiation
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 77:60-5. 2010
    ..To retrospectively determine rates of toxicity, freedom from local progression, and survival in rectal cancer patients treated with reirradiation...
  9. doi request reprint Morbidity of staged proctectomy after hepatectomy for colorectal cancer: a matched case-control analysis
    Ching Wei D Tzeng
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:482-90. 2013
    ..We sought to evaluate the surgical morbidity of proctectomy for colorectal cancer after previous liver surgery...
  10. pmc Neoadjuvant treatment response as an early response indicator for patients with rectal cancer
    In Ja Park
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:1770-6. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess and compare oncologic outcomes associated with the degree of pathologic response after chemoradiotherapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patterns of locoregional recurrence after surgery and radiotherapy or chemoradiation for rectal cancer
    Tse Kuan Yu
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:1175-80. 2008
    ..To identify patterns of locoregional recurrence in patients treated with surgery and preoperative or postoperative radiotherapy or chemoradiation for rectal cancer...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictors and patterns of recurrence after definitive chemoradiation for anal cancer
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 68:794-800. 2007
    ..To evaluate patterns of locoregional failure, and predictors of recurrence and survival in patients treated with chemoradiation for anal cancer...
  13. doi request reprint Phase II trial of neoadjuvant bevacizumab, capecitabine, and radiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer
    Christopher H Crane
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:824-30. 2010
    ..We designed this Phase II trial to assess the efficacy and safety of the addition of bevacizumab to concurrent neoadjuvant capecitabine-based chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer...
  14. doi request reprint Preoperative radiation therapy with concurrent capecitabine, bevacizumab, and erlotinib for rectal cancer: a phase 1 trial
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas Electronic address
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88:301-5. 2014
    ..The goal of this phase 1 trial was to determine the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of concurrent capecitabine, bevacizumab, and erlotinib with preoperative radiation therapy for rectal cancer...
  15. doi request reprint Neuroendocrine tumors of the colon and rectum: prognostic relevance and comparative performance of current staging systems
    Ryaz Chagpar
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:1170-8. 2013
    ..With increasing interest in neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), three staging systems for NETs of the colon and rectum have been published. Their prognostic relevance has not been examined and compared in an independent clinical database...
  16. ncbi request reprint Surgical strategies for synchronous colorectal liver metastases in 156 consecutive patients: classic, combined or reverse strategy?
    Antoine Brouquet
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 210:934-41. 2010
    ..An increasing number of patients with synchronous colorectal liver metastases (CLM) are candidates for resection. The optimal treatment sequence in these patients has not been defined...
  17. pmc Sacral insufficiency fractures after preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer: incidence, risk factors, and clinical course
    Michael P Herman
    Department of Radiation Oncology, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:818-23. 2009
    ..Our goal was to determine the incidence, risk factors, and clinical course of SI fractures in patients treated with preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predictors of tumor response and downstaging in patients who receive preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 109:1750-5. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to identify predictive factors for pathologic complete response and tumor downstaging after preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer...
  19. pmc Clinicopathology and outcomes for mucinous and signet ring colorectal adenocarcinoma: analysis from the National Cancer Data Base
    John R Hyngstrom
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2814-21. 2012
    ..We evaluated clinical features and survival outcomes among patients with signet ring and mucinous histologies of colorectal adenocarcinoma by using data from the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Preoperative chemoradiotherapy with capecitabine versus protracted infusion 5-fluorouracil for rectal cancer: a matched-pair analysis
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:1378-83. 2006
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  21. pmc Number of lymph nodes examined and prognosis among pathologically lymph node-negative patients after preoperative chemoradiation therapy for rectal adenocarcinoma
    Chiaojung Jillian Tsai
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 117:3713-22. 2011
    ....
  22. pmc Improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer is associated with adoption of hepatic resection and improved chemotherapy
    Scott Kopetz
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3677-83. 2009
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  23. doi request reprint Association between travel distance and metastatic disease at diagnosis among patients with colon cancer
    Nader N Massarweh
    All authors The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    J Clin Oncol 32:942-8. 2014
    ..Health care access and advanced cancer stage are associated with oncologic outcomes for numerous common cancers. However, the impact of patient travel distance to health care on stage at diagnosis has not been well characterized...
  24. ncbi request reprint Phase II study of capecitabine (Xeloda) and concomitant boost radiotherapy in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer
    Sunil Krishnan
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:762-71. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of capecitabine (Xeloda), an oral fluoropyrimidine, as a radiosensitizer in the neoadjuvant treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Pelvic exenteration affords safe and durable treatment for locally advanced rectal carcinoma
    Christopher J Gannon
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1870-7. 2007
    ..To assist in patient selection for radical surgery, we sought to determine clinicopathologic factors influencing recurrence and disease-free survival (DFS) of LARC...
  26. pmc Association between adherence to National Comprehensive Cancer Network treatment guidelines and improved survival in patients with colon cancer
    Genevieve M Boland
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 119:1593-601. 2013
    ..The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has established working, expert consensus, and evidence-based guidelines for organ-specific cancer care, including care of patients with colon cancer...
  27. pmc Assessing the utility of cancer-registry-processed cause of death in calculating cancer-specific survival
    Chung Yuan Hu
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Cancer 119:1900-7. 2013
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  28. pmc An individualized conditional survival calculator for patients with rectal cancer
    Tawnya L Bowles
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 56:551-9. 2013
    ..For rectal cancer, stage-related treatment (eg, neoadjuvant radiotherapy) affects pathologic stage and therefore stage-associated survival estimates...
  29. doi request reprint Conditional survival estimates improve over 5 years for melanoma survivors with node-positive disease
    Tawnya L Bowles
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2015-23. 2010
    ..Conditional survival estimates provide useful prognostic information for cancer survivors. The objective of this study was to determine conditional survival estimates for melanoma patients with substages of stage III disease...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quantified pathologic response assessed as residual tumor burden is a predictor of recurrence-free survival in patients with rectal cancer who undergo resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
    Atin Agarwal
    Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    Cancer 119:4231-41. 2013
    ..The current study was conducted to determine whether quantified pathologic response assessed as a percentage of residual tumor cells is predictive of recurrence-free survival (RFS) in patients with rectal cancer...
  31. pmc Postoperative chemotherapy use after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer: Analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data, 1998-2007
    Alex B Haynes
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Cancer 120:1162-70. 2014
    ....
  32. pmc Comparative analysis of lymph node metastases in patients with ypT0-2 rectal cancers after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
    In Ja Park
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 56:135-41. 2013
    ..Therefore, tumor response in the bowel wall has been proposed to be used to identify patients for organ-preserving strategies...
  33. doi request reprint Preoperative bevacizumab does not significantly increase postoperative complication rates in patients undergoing hepatic surgery for colorectal cancer liver metastases
    Susan B Kesmodel
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Biology, Biostatistics, and Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:5254-60. 2008
    ..We therefore evaluated whether neoadjuvant BV is associated with an increase in postoperative complications in patients undergoing surgery for CRC liver metastases...
  34. doi request reprint Varying malignant potential of appendiceal neuroendocrine tumors: importance of histologic subtype
    Cary Hsu
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Cancer Surgical Outcomes Group, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 1402, USA
    J Surg Oncol 107:136-43. 2013
    ..Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the appendix include malignant carcinoid tumor (MCT), goblet cell carcinoid (GCT), and composite goblet cell carcinoid-adenocarcinoma (CGCC-A)...
  35. pmc Optimizing clinical and economic outcomes of surgical therapy for patients with colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases
    Daniel E Abbott
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 215:262-70. 2012
    ..However, the safety and efficacy of simultaneous resection have been demonstrated in selected patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes and economic implications of simultaneous and staged resections...
  36. doi request reprint Multimodality salvage of recurrent disease after local excision for rectal cancer
    Y Nancy You
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 4008, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:1213-9. 2012
    ..Local excision, alone or in combination with chemoradiation, is increasingly considered for rectal cancer. Higher risks of disease recurrence have been demonstrated after local excision...
  37. pmc A population-based comparison of adenocarcinoma of the large and small intestine: insights into a rare disease
    Michael J Overman
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:1439-45. 2012
    ..Because of its rarity, adenocarcinoma of the small intestine is frequently compared to adenocarcinoma of the colon, although the validity of this comparison is not known...
  38. ncbi request reprint Clinical and pathologic predictors of locoregional recurrence, distant metastasis, and overall survival in patients treated with chemoradiation and mesorectal excision for rectal cancer
    Prajnan Das
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Clin Oncol 29:219-24. 2006
    ..To identify predictive factors for locoregional recurrence (LR), distant metastasis (DM), and overall survival (OS) in patients treated with chemoradiation and surgery for rectal cancer...
  39. doi request reprint Long-term results of weekly/daily cisplatin-based chemoradiation for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal
    Cathy Eng
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Cancer 119:3769-75. 2013
    ..Weekly or daily cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)-based chemoradiation was evaluated for patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anal canal treated at a single institution over a 20-year period...
  40. pmc Improving the AJCC/TNM staging for adenocarcinomas of the appendix: the prognostic impact of histological grade
    Michael J Overman
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 257:1072-8. 2013
    ....
  41. pmc Prognostic value of quality of life and pain in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer
    Y Nancy You
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:989-96. 2011
    ..While curative resection offers survival benefits, significant trade-offs exist for the patient. Knowledge of patient-reported outcomes will help inform treatment decisions...
  42. pmc Capecitabine and timing of radiotherapy during preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer
    Manpreet Bedi
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
    Gastrointest Cancer Res 1:44-8. 2007
    ..We retrospectively investigated whether the timing of radiotherapy affects rates of acute toxicity, pathologic response, and relapse in rectal cancer patients receiving capecitabine...
  43. ncbi request reprint Race does not impact pancreatic cancer treatment and survival in an equal access federal health care system
    Sukhyung Lee
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:4073-9. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether disparities in clinical management and overall survival exist between black and white patients with PDAC treated in an equal access health care system...
  44. pmc Impact of ileostomy-related complications on the multidisciplinary treatment of rectal cancer
    Uma R Phatak
    Department of General Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:507-12. 2014
    ..However, ileostomies are associated with complications, dehydration, and need for a second operation. We sought to evaluate the impact of ileostomy-related complications on the treatment of rectal cancer...
  45. doi request reprint MR imaging for preoperative evaluation of primary rectal cancer: practical considerations
    Harmeet Kaur
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler St, Unit 1473, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Radiographics 32:389-409. 2012
    ..Three-dimensional T2-weighted imaging provides multiplanar capability with a superior signal-to-noise ratio compared with two-dimensional T2-weighted imaging...
  46. pmc Reverse-hybrid robotic mesorectal excision for rectal cancer
    In Ja Park
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler Street, Houston, TC 77230, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 55:228-33. 2012
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Clinical significance of acellular mucin in rectal adenocarcinoma patients with a pathologic complete response to preoperative chemoradiation
    Kerrington D Smith
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg 251:261-4. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and prognostic significance of acellular mucin within resected specimens of rectal cancer patients with a pCR following preoperative chemoradiation...
  48. doi request reprint Prognostic value of lymph node evaluation in small bowel adenocarcinoma: analysis of the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database
    Michael J Overman
    Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 116:5374-82. 2010
    ..The objective of the current study was to evaluate the impact of the number of positive and negative lymph nodes on survival after curative resection...
  49. pmc Long-term survival and recurrence outcomes following surgery for distal rectal cancer
    Eric J Silberfein
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2863-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate operative and pathologic factors associated with long-term survival and local recurrence outcomes in patients treated for distal rectal cancer...
  50. doi request reprint Comprehensive geriatric assessment of risk factors associated with adverse outcomes and resource utilization in cancer patients undergoing abdominal surgery
    Brian Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    J Surg Oncol 108:182-6. 2013
    ..The purpose of this prospective study was to identify risk factors for adverse outcomes or increased resource utilization after abdominal cancer surgery in geriatric patients...
  51. ncbi request reprint Results of surgical salvage after failed chemoradiation therapy for epidermoid carcinoma of the anal canal
    John T Mullen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:478-83. 2007
    ..For patients who present with persistent or locally recurrent disease, salvage abdominoperineal resection is the treatment of choice. The purpose of this study is to review our experience with salvage surgery in this group of patients...
  52. pmc Adherence to stage-specific treatment guidelines for patients with colon cancer
    Ryaz Chagpar
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Clin Oncol 30:972-9. 2012
    ..We sought to determine rates of and factors associated with adherence to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) treatment guidelines for colon cancer...
  53. pmc Conditional survival estimates improve over time for patients with advanced melanoma: results from a population-based analysis
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 116:2234-41. 2010
    ..The objective of this analysis was to provide melanoma-specific CS estimates to help clinicians promote more informed patient decision making...
  54. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node evaluation does not improve staging accuracy in colon cancer
    Sherry J Lim
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, P O Box 301402, Houston, Texas, 77230 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:46-51. 2008
    ..Here we evaluated the sensitivity, predictive value, and accuracy of SLN evaluation for determining lymph node status in resectable colon cancer...
  55. pmc Clinical calculator of conditional survival estimates for resected and unresected survivors of pancreatic cancer
    Matthew H G Katz
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230, USA
    Arch Surg 147:513-9. 2012
    ..To calculate conditional survival estimates for patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
  56. doi request reprint Multidisciplinary approach to recurrent/unresectable rectal cancer: how to prepare for the extent of resection
    Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 19:847-59. 2010
    ..The morbidity of these procedures is high and at times may compromise quality of life. Palliative surgical procedures can be considered; however, in some cases, palliative resections may not be better than nonsurgical palliation...
  57. doi request reprint Management and outcomes of anorectal infection in the cancer patient
    Brian D Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2752-8. 2009
    ..In addition, we seek to identify factors which are associated with surgical intervention...
  58. doi request reprint Population-based study of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and survival outcomes of breast cancer patients
    Isabelle Bedrosian
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 102:401-9. 2010
    ..Despite increased demand for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM), the survival benefit of this procedure remains uncertain...
  59. doi request reprint Systematic review of educational interventions for ostomates
    Uma R Phatak
    1University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of General Surgery, Houston, Texas 2Center for Surgical Trials and Evidence Based Practice, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 3Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, Texas 4University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology, Houston, Texas 5Center for Clinical Research and Evidence Based Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
    Dis Colon Rectum 57:529-37. 2014
    ..Although education of new ostomates is widely recommended, there is a lack of data regarding effective evidence-based educational interventions to prevent or decrease these complications...
  60. doi request reprint Midsacral amputation for en bloc resection of chordoma
    Ganesh Rao
    Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:41-4. 2010
    ..Resection of sacral tumors is difficult due to the proximity of neurovascular and visceral structures, and complete, or even partial, sacrectomy often results in functional loss for the patient...
  61. ncbi request reprint Barriers to rehabilitation of colorectal cancer patients
    Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    J Surg Oncol 95:400-8. 2007
    ..Since 1993 there has been a decrease in colorectal cancer mortality. Thus, there are more cancer survivors. In this manuscript potential barriers encountered during the rehabilitation of the colorectal cancer patient will be discussed...
  62. doi request reprint Revisiting the effectiveness of interventions to decrease surgical site infections in colorectal surgery: A Bayesian perspective
    Uma R Phatak
    Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Surgery 152:202-11. 2012
    ..To evaluate the evidence for interventions to decrease surgical site infections (SSIs) in colorectal operations using Bayesian meta-analysis...
  63. ncbi request reprint Pneumoperitoneum in the cancer patient
    Brian Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, P O Box 301402, Houston, Texas 77030 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:3141-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize clinical presentations and management strategy for pneumoperitoneum in cancer patients...
  64. ncbi request reprint Surgical implications of colorectal cancer genetics
    Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 444, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 15:51-66, vi. 2006
    ..This article discusses a practical approach for some of the issues likely to be encountered by the surgeon...
  65. pmc Extracolonic manifestations of hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes
    Daniel A Anaya
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
    Clin Colon Rectal Surg 21:263-72. 2008
    ..The authors review the most common and clinically relevant extracolonic manifestations for each of these syndromes focusing on incidence, presentation, genotype/phenotype correlations, and management (including surveillance) strategies...
  66. doi request reprint Primary peritoneal cancer after bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy in two patients with Lynch syndrome
    Kathleen M Schmeler
    Department of Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1439, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:432-4. 2010
    ..We describe two cases of primary peritoneal cancer after BSO in women with Lynch syndrome or HNPCC...
  67. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of high-grade anal squamous intraepithelial lesions: a prospective study
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 45:453-8. 2002
    ..We report the first prospective study of high-resolution anoscopy-directed surgical treatment of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions...
  68. ncbi request reprint Practice parameters for anal squamous neoplasms
    Phillip R Fleshner
    Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:2-9. 2008
  69. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic colectomy
    George J Chang
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 7:396-403. 2005
    ..Despite these limitations, patient recovery benefits may offset the increased operative costs and result in improved cost-effectiveness overall...
  70. ncbi request reprint Expanding the donor pool: can the Spanish model work in the United States?
    George J Chang
    Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Transplant 3:1259-63. 2003
    ..The high Spanish organ donation rates are largely attributable to increased use of older donors. Utilizing similar proportions of older donors in the US would increase the donor pool by almost 40%...