Janice Cormier

Summary

Affiliation: The University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Review of diagnostic imaging modalities for the surveillance of melanoma patients
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Dermatol Res Pract 2012:941921. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Value-based health care: a surgical oncologist's perspective
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 21:497-506, x. 2012
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients with melanoma: overview of instruments and outcomes
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Dermatol Clin 30:245-54, viii. 2012
  5. pmc Fibrin sealant does not decrease seroma output or time to drain removal following inguino-femoral lymph node dissection in melanoma patients: a randomized controlled trial (NCT00506311)
    Melinda M Mortenson
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    World J Surg Oncol 6:63. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Metastatic melanoma to lymph nodes in patients with unknown primary sites
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 106:2012-20. 2006
  7. pmc Assessment of patient-reported outcomes in patients with melanoma
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 20:201-13. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Lymphedema beyond breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cancer-related secondary lymphedema
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Cancer 116:5138-49. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Population-based assessment of surgical treatment trends for patients with melanoma in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6054-62. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences among patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Janice N Cormier
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1907-14. 2006

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Publications77

  1. pmc Review of diagnostic imaging modalities for the surveillance of melanoma patients
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Dermatol Res Pract 2012:941921. 2012
    ..In addition, the results from the meta-analysis related to sensitivity and specificity of the tests should be made available to doctors in community practice...
  2. doi request reprint Value-based health care: a surgical oncologist's perspective
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 21:497-506, x. 2012
    ..To do so, it is imperative that health care providers define meaningful outcome metrics for specific medical conditions and consider the full cycle of care as well as multiple dimensions of care...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in patients with melanoma: overview of instruments and outcomes
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Dermatol Clin 30:245-54, viii. 2012
    ..Cancer-specific and melanoma-specific instruments may be more suited for longitudinal clinical assessments...
  5. pmc Fibrin sealant does not decrease seroma output or time to drain removal following inguino-femoral lymph node dissection in melanoma patients: a randomized controlled trial (NCT00506311)
    Melinda M Mortenson
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    World J Surg Oncol 6:63. 2008
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Metastatic melanoma to lymph nodes in patients with unknown primary sites
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 106:2012-20. 2006
    ..The natural history of metastatic melanoma in lymph nodes in the absence of a known primary site (MUP) has been defined poorly; thus, treatment guidelines for patients with MUP are not clear-cut...
  7. pmc Assessment of patient-reported outcomes in patients with melanoma
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Surg Oncol Clin N Am 20:201-13. 2011
    ..Assessment of PROs should be incorporated into routine clinical practice to inform clinicians and researchers of the patient perspective for clinical decision making and to evaluate the effects of psychosocial and medical interventions...
  8. doi request reprint Lymphedema beyond breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cancer-related secondary lymphedema
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Cancer 116:5138-49. 2010
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Population-based assessment of surgical treatment trends for patients with melanoma in the era of sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:6054-62. 2005
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences among patients with cutaneous melanoma
    Janice N Cormier
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1907-14. 2006
    ..Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data were used to examine the incidence, manifestations, and survival in patients with melanoma with respect to race/ethnicity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of life in patients with melanoma: development of the FACT-melanoma subscale
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030 4009, USA
    J Support Oncol 3:139-45. 2005
    ..Formal validation and reliability testing of the questionnaire is being determined in a prospective cohort of melanoma patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cost effectiveness of adjuvant interferon in node-positive melanoma
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:2442-8. 2007
    ..To assess the benefits of adjuvant high-dose interferon alfa (HDI) treatment for patients with high-risk melanoma...
  13. pmc Minimal limb volume change has a significant impact on breast cancer survivors
    J N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Lymphology 42:161-75. 2009
    ..015) and postoperative infections (OR = 5.04, 95% CI, 1.73-14.70, p = 0.003). LVC at 5.0% occurs in up to 61.3% of breast cancer survivors and is associated with a significant increase in symptoms and a change in reported quality of life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prospective assessment of the reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Melanoma questionnaire
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 112:2249-57. 2008
    ..The reliability and validity of the FACT-Melanoma was examined in this study...
  15. ncbi request reprint The surgical treatment of lymphedema: a systematic review of the contemporary literature (2004-2010)
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:642-51. 2012
    ..A systematic review of the literature was performed to examine contemporary peer-reviewed literature (2004-2010) evaluating the surgical treatment of lymphedema...
  16. ncbi request reprint Angiosarcoma of the breast
    Stephan A Vorburger
    The Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77230, USA
    Cancer 104:2682-8. 2005
    ..Angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare entity. The objectives of this study were to evaluate prognostic factors and determine outcomes in a large contemporary series of patients...
  17. doi request reprint Lymphadenectomy for isolated lymph node metastasis from extremity soft-tissue sarcomas
    Waddah B Al-Refaie
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77203 1402, USA
    Cancer 112:1821-6. 2008
    ..This study was performed to determine the outcomes of patients who underwent aggressive therapy, including lymphadenectomy in patients with LN metastasis from ESTS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Predictors and natural history of in-transit melanoma after sentinel lymphadenectomy
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 444, PO Box 301402, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 12:587-96. 2005
    ..Little information exists concerning the incidence, predictors, and natural history of in-transit disease since the introduction of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)...
  19. doi request reprint Radiation therapy field extent for adjuvant treatment of axillary metastases from malignant melanoma
    Beth M Beadle
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73:1376-82. 2009
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the skin: defining a high-risk group
    John T Mullen
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas, 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:902-9. 2006
    ..The objectives of this study were to identify relevant clinicopathologic prognostic factors associated with the outcomes of patients with invasive SCC in order to define a high-risk group...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Management of locally recurrent soft-tissue sarcoma after prior surgery and radiation therapy
    Mylin A Torres
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:1124-9. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Pelvic lymph node dissection is beneficial in subsets of patients with node-positive melanoma
    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 14:2867-75. 2007
    ..The objective of our analysis was to identify factors associated with involvement of pelvic nodes and to determine survival outcomes following DLND...
  25. doi request reprint Chemotherapy-associated toxicity in a large cohort of elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Dale Hardy
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Thorac Oncol 5:90-8. 2010
    ....
  26. pmc Lymph node ratio predicts disease-specific survival in melanoma patients
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer 115:2505-13. 2009
    ..The objectives of this analysis were to compare various measures associated with lymph node (LN) dissection and to identify threshold values associated with disease-specific survival (DSS) outcomes in patients with melanoma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Adjuvant high-dose interferon for cutaneous melanoma is most beneficial for patients with early stage III disease
    Daniel A Anaya
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 1402, USA
    Cancer 112:2030-7. 2008
    ..However, to the authors' knowledge, the role of this treatment in selected patients with early stage III disease has not been well studied...
  28. ncbi request reprint Toxicity and outcomes associated with surgical cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for patients with sarcomatosis
    Sherry J Lim
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:2309-18. 2007
    ..We prospectively evaluated the feasibility of cytoreductive surgery followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with cisplatin (CDDP) alone or in combination with mitoxantrone (MITOX) for the treatment of sarcomatosis...
  29. doi request reprint Attempted salvage resection for recurrent gastric or gastroesophageal cancer
    Brian Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:42-50. 2009
    ..2, 95% CI 0.1-0.6). We conclude that surgical resection of select patients with recurrent gastric or gastroesophageal cancer can result in improved OS but often requires adjacent organ resection or interposition graft placement...
  30. ncbi request reprint Utility of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging staging before completion lymphadenectomy in patients with sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma
    Thomas A Aloia
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:2858-65. 2006
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Soft tissue sarcomas
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology and Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    CA Cancer J Clin 54:94-109. 2004
    ..Progress in the molecular characteristics of these tumors should in the near future translate into molecularly based therapies that can be incorporated into standard treatment strategies...
  32. ncbi request reprint Preoperative therapy for soft tissue sarcoma
    Janice N Cormier
    The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 444, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Cancer Treat Res 120:43-63. 2004
  33. ncbi request reprint Interval between surgery and radiotherapy: effect on local control of soft tissue sarcoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 58:1461-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the clinical significance of the interval between surgery and postoperative radiotherapy (RT) for patients with soft tissue sarcoma...
  34. ncbi request reprint Melanoma adrenal metastasis: natural history and surgical management
    Elizabeth A Mittendorf
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 195:363-8; discussion 368-9. 2008
    ..Few data exist regarding melanoma metastasis to the adrenal gland. We reviewed our experience to determine the natural history of this condition and the appropriate role for surgical intervention...
  35. doi request reprint Breast cancer and lymphedema: a current overview for the healthcare provider
    Loren L Rourke
    University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 6:399-406. 2010
    ..These recent events highlight the critical importance of education, heightened awareness and dedicated future cooperative research in order to favorably impact on lymphedema care and the quality of life for those living with lymphedema...
  36. pmc Microscopic tumor burden in sentinel lymph nodes predicts synchronous nonsentinel lymph node involvement in patients with melanoma
    Jeffrey E Gershenwald
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Quantitative Sciences, Unit 444, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:4296-303. 2008
    ..We sought to determine predictors of additional regional LN involvement in patients with positive SLNs...
  37. doi request reprint Incidence, treatment costs, and complications of lymphedema after breast cancer among women of working age: a 2-year follow-up study
    Ya Chen Tina Shih
    Section of Health Services Research, Department of Biostatistics, Division of Quantitative Sciences, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:2007-14. 2009
    ..This study estimated the economic burden of breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) among working-age women, the incidence of lymphedema, and associated risk factors...
  38. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of prospective trial of surgery alone with selective use of radiation for patients with T1 extremity and trunk soft tissue sarcomas
    Peter W T Pisters
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 4095, USA
    Ann Surg 246:675-81; discussion 681-2. 2007
    ..We conducted a prospective trial to define the local recurrence rates for selected patients with T1 soft tissue sarcomas (STS) treated by surgery alone...
  39. ncbi request reprint Assessment of the role of sentinel lymph node biopsy for primary cutaneous desmoplastic melanoma
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 77230, USA
    Cancer 106:900-6. 2006
    ..The role of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) in the treatment of desmoplastic melanoma (DM) remains undefined. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of SLNB for DM...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cohort analysis of patients with localized, high-risk, extremity soft tissue sarcoma treated at two cancer centers: chemotherapy-associated outcomes
    Janice N Cormier
    Sarcoma Center and Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:4567-74. 2004
    ..The role of chemotherapy for these patients remains controversial despite several randomized trials and a meta-analysis...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of preoperative radiotherapy and reconstructive surgery on wound complications after resection of extremity soft-tissue sarcomas
    Jennifer F Tseng
    Sarcoma Center, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:1209-15. 2006
    ..Major wound complications (MWCs) are frequent after preoperative radiotherapy (RT) for extremity soft-tissue sarcoma (STS). We examined the rate of MWCs at a single institution with readily available reconstructive surgery...
  42. ncbi request reprint Estimation of the causal effects on survival of two-stage nonrandomized treatment sequences for recurrent diseases
    Xuelin Huang
    Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Biometrics 62:901-9. 2006
    ..The methods are illustrated by a retrospective study of patients with soft tissue sarcoma, which motivated this research...
  43. ncbi request reprint Combined-modality therapy for patients with regional nodal metastases from melanoma
    Matthew T Ballo
    Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64:106-13. 2006
    ..To evaluate the outcome and patterns of failure for patients with nodal metastases from melanoma treated with combined-modality therapy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Is intraoperative touch imprint cytology of sentinel lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer cost effective?
    Jacqueline S Jeruss
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Cancer 107:2328-36. 2006
    ..The authors hypothesized that TIC, when compared with standard postoperative SLN assessment alone, would permit a cost-effective evaluation of SLNs in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer...
  45. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy after previous wide local excision in patients with primary melanoma
    Christopher J Gannon
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 107:2647-52. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of LM/SLNB in patients who have had a previous WLE...
  46. ncbi request reprint Combined use of clinical and pathologic staging variables to define outcomes for breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy
    Jacqueline S Jeruss
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 444, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:246-52. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that by using clinical and pathologic staging parameters, in conjunction with biologic tumor markers, a novel means of determining prognosis for patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy could be facilitated...
  47. ncbi request reprint Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma: an analysis of radiation and surgical treatment
    Matthew T Ballo
    Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67:158-63. 2007
    ..To evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with localized retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma (STS) treated with complete surgical resection and radiation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of two prospective trials of preoperative external beam radiotherapy for localized intermediate- or high-grade retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma
    Timothy M Pawlik
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA, and Department of Surgery, The University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:508-17. 2006
    ..We evaluated the long-term outcome of patients with operable RPS who were treated with protocol-based preoperative radiotherapy followed by complete surgical resection...
  49. ncbi request reprint Sentinel lymph node biopsy following neoadjuvant chemotherapy: review of the literature and recommendations for use in patient management
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Asian J Surg 27:262-7. 2004
    ..The published literature supports the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for assessment of the axilla in patients with clinically node-negative disease following preoperative chemotherapy...
  50. doi request reprint Does neoadjuvant treatment for gastric cancer patients with positive peritoneal cytology at staging laparoscopy improve survival?
    Brian Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Unit 444, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, P O Box 301402, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2684-91. 2008
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Frequent and early death limits quality of life assessment in patients with advanced malignancies evaluated for palliative surgical intervention
    Brian Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:3651-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and optimal timing of quality of life assessment for patients undergoing palliative surgical evaluation...
  52. 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...
  53. ncbi request reprint Decision analysis to assess the efficacy of routine sentinel lymphadenectomy in patients undergoing prophylactic mastectomy
    Judy C Boughey
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77230 1402, USA
    Cancer 110:2542-50. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of 2 surgical strategies, routine SLND versus directed ALND, in PM patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of molecularly confirmed clear cell sarcoma from a single institution and in comparison with data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry
    Dan G Blazer
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 115:2971-9. 2009
    ..The authors compared disease-specific survival (DSS) in stage-specific subgroups of patients with clear cell sarcoma, including those with lymph node metastases (N1M0) and those with distant metastases (N0M1)...
  55. doi request reprint Staged reconstruction for resection wounds in sarcoma patients treated with brachytherapy
    Lior Heller
    Department of Plastic Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 60:58-63. 2008
    ..Potential advantages include avoiding flap irradiation, reducing wound size and magnitude of the reconstructive procedure, and ensuring tumor-free surgical margins before definitive reconstruction...
  56. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity and socioeconomic status in association with survival in older men with local/regional stage prostate carcinoma: findings from a large community-based cohort
    Xianglin L Du
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1200 Herman Pressler Drive, RAS E631, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 106:1276-85. 2006
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Multifocality in retroperitoneal sarcoma: a prognostic factor critical to surgical decision-making
    Daniel A Anaya
    Department of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Ann Surg 249:137-42. 2009
    ..To evaluate the significance of multifocality on overall survival (OS) in patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) and establish a data-derived, prognostically and therapeutically useful definition of sarcomatosis...
  58. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: rationale for surgical adjuvant trials with imatinib
    Janice N Cormier
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 444, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    Curr Oncol Rep 4:504-9. 2002
    ..This novel molecularly targeted therapy has produced impressive clinical responses in a large proportion of patients with advanced GISTs and is under study as an adjuvant therapy in patients with localized resectable GISTs...
  59. ncbi request reprint In vitro sensitivity to ultraviolet B light and skin cancer risk: a case-control analysis
    Li E Wang
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1822-31. 2005
    ..However, an association between UV-induced chromosomal aberrations and risk of skin cancer in the general population has not been established...
  60. doi request reprint Evaluating minimal important differences for the FACT-Melanoma quality of life questionnaire
    Robert L Askew
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Value Health 12:1144-50. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess MIDs for the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Melanoma (FACT-M)...
  61. doi request reprint Racial disparities and treatment trends in a large cohort of elderly African Americans and Caucasians with colorectal cancer, 1991 to 2002
    Arica White
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 113:3400-9. 2008
    ..However, little is known about whether these disparities have changed over time. The objective of this study was to determine whether racial disparities in receiving standard therapy have declined between 1991 and 2002...
  62. ncbi request reprint Surgical resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors after treatment with imatinib
    Robert H I Andtbacka
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 444, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:14-24. 2007
    ..In this study, the surgical resection rates and long-term outcomes of patients treated with preoperative imatinib for locally advanced primary, recurrent, or metastatic GISTs were evaluated...
  63. ncbi request reprint Genetic variants of the ADPRT, XRCC1 and APE1 genes and risk of cutaneous melanoma
    Chunying Li
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Carcinogenesis 27:1894-901. 2006
    ..Larger studies with more SNPs in the BER genes are needed to verify these findings...
  64. ncbi request reprint Genetic variants of the vitamin D receptor gene alter risk of cutaneous melanoma
    Chunying Li
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Invest Dermatol 127:276-80. 2007
    ..26; 95% CI, 1.00-1.59) genotypes, compared with the VDR-FokI FF genotype. In conclusion, genetic variants (i.e., TaqI t protective allele and FokI f risk allele) in VDR may alter risk of CM...
  65. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms of the FAS and FAS ligand genes associated with risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma
    Chunying Li
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 16:253-63. 2006
    ..In conclusion, genetic variants in the FAS and FASLG genes may contribute to the etiology of CMM in the general population, particularly in those with a low risk of sunlight-induced CMM...
  66. doi request reprint Cardiac toxicity associated with anthracycline-containing chemotherapy in older women with breast cancer
    Xianglin L Du
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer 115:5296-308. 2009
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Polymorphisms in the DNA repair genes XPC, XPD, and XPG and risk of cutaneous melanoma: a case-control analysis
    Chunying Li
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 1365, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:2526-32. 2006
    ..We concluded that genetic variants of the XPD gene might serve as biomarkers for susceptibility to cutaneous melanoma...
  68. doi request reprint Long-term survival after radical prostatectomy compared to other treatments in older men with local/regional prostate cancer
    Liqian Liu
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Surg Oncol 97:583-91. 2008
    ..This study aimed to address long-term survival in a large population-based cohort of men with prostate cancer receiving radical prostatectomy compared to other treatments...
  69. doi request reprint Indicators of surgery and survival in oncology inpatients requiring surgical evaluation for palliation
    Brian D Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
    Support Care Cancer 17:727-34. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the clinical presentation, management, and outcomes associated with surgical consultation for symptom palliation in oncology inpatients...
  70. pmc Contemporary diagnostic imaging modalities for the staging and surveillance of melanoma patients: a meta-analysis
    Yan Xing
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 4009, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 103:129-42. 2011
    ..Meta-analyses were performed to examine the utility of ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and a combination of both (PET-CT) for the staging and surveillance of melanoma patients...
  71. doi request reprint Racial disparities and treatment trends in a large cohort of elderly black and white patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer
    Dale Hardy
    Division of Epidemiology, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Cancer 115:2199-211. 2009
    ..This study investigated whether there was a significant gap in receipt of treatment for nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between blacks and whites, and whether the gap or disparity changed during the past 12 years from 1991 to 2002...
  72. doi request reprint Challenges in surgical management of abdominal pain in the neutropenic cancer patient
    Brian D Badgwell
    Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030 1402, USA
    Ann Surg 248:104-9. 2008
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Is there a role for surgery in patients with "unresectable" cKIT+ gastrointestinal stromal tumors treated with imatinib mesylate?
    Courtney L Scaife
    Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 186:665-9. 2003
    ..This retrospective review of patients with cKIT+ GISTs who received Gleevec prior to surgical resection examines the pathologic response to therapy and the feasibility of surgical resection after treatment...
  74. ncbi request reprint Functional outcome after treatment of lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma: what should we tell our patients?
    Janice N Cormier
    Ann Surg Oncol 11:453-4. 2004
  75. ncbi request reprint Management of hepatocellular carcinoma
    Janice N Cormier
    Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 4753, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 10:761-80. 2006
    ..Several newer treatment modalities are under investigation, including gene therapy, tagged antibodies, isolated perfusion, and novel radiotherapy techniques...
  76. ncbi request reprint Getting to better cancer care: results of a society of surgical oncology survey
    Sandra L Wong
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Michigan, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, 3310 CCC, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109 5932, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:2363-71. 2008
    ..A survey of its members was conducted to determine which domains of "outcomes" are important and relevant to surgical oncologists...
  77. ncbi request reprint Staging of breast cancer in the neoadjuvant setting
    Jacqueline S Jeruss
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Cancer Res 68:6477-81. 2008
    ....

Research Grants3

  1. Effective surveillance strategies for melanoma patients
    Janice N Cormier; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Collectively, the outcomes from this proposal will provide evidence-based guidelines for surveillance, which in turn will promote the cost-effective use of health care resources. ..
  2. Effective surveillance strategies for melanoma patients
    Janice Cormier; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Collectively, the outcomes from this proposal will provide evidence-based guidelines for surveillance, which in turn will promote the cost-effective use of health care resources. ..