Karyn B Stitzenberg
Affiliation: University of North Carolina
- Exploring the burden of inpatient readmissions after major cancer surgeryKaryn B Stitzenberg
All authors University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
J Clin Oncol 33:455-64. 2015..We hypothesize that longer travel distances are associated with higher rates of postoperative readmission and poorer outcomes...
- Trends in radical prostatectomy: centralization, robotics, and access to urologic cancer careKaryn B Stitzenberg
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7213, USA
Cancer 118:54-62. 2012..Robotic surgery has been widely adopted for radical prostatectomy. We hypothesized that this change is rapidly shifting procedures away from hospitals that do not offer robotics and consequently increasing patient travel...
- Predictors of Long-Term Quality of Life for Survivors of Stage II/III Rectal Cancer in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance ConsortiumMary E Charlton
University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE and Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Scottsdale, AZ
J Oncol Pract 11:e476-86. 2015..Little is known regarding long-term quality of life (QOL) associated with various treatment approaches. Our objective was to determine patient characteristics and subsequent QOL associated with treatment approach...
- Systematic review: surgery for patients with metastatic melanoma during active treatment with ipilimumabJustin J Baker
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
Am Surg 80:805-10. 2014..There are limited data on the safety of surgical intervention during treatment with ipilimumab. Preliminary reports suggest there is no reason to withhold or delay surgery for patients receiving ipilimumab therapy. ..
- Improving our understanding of the surgical oncology workforceKaryn B Stitzenberg
Department of Surgery Department of Health Policy and Management Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of Surgery, Dartmouth University Hanover, New Hampshire Departments of Epidemiology Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Ann Surg 259:556-62. 2014..This study characterizes the surgical oncology workforce as a baseline for future workforce projections...
- Practice patterns and long-term survival for early-stage rectal cancerKaryn B Stitzenberg
All authors University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Karyn B Stitzenberg, Hanna K Sanoff, Michael O Meyers, and Joel E Tepper, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, NC
J Clin Oncol 31:4276-82. 2013..Given the morbidity associated with TME, local excision (LE) for early-stage rectal cancer has been explored. This study examines practice patterns and overall survival (OS) for early-stage rectal cancer...
- Impact of distance to a urologist on early diagnosis of prostate cancer among black and white patientsJordan A Holmes
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, USA
J Urol 187:883-8. 2012..We examined whether an increased distance to a urologist is associated with a delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer among black and white patients, as manifested by higher risk disease at diagnosis...
- Routine restaging PET/CT and detection of initial recurrence in sentinel lymph node positive stage III melanomaJustin J Baker
Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery and The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7213, 170 Manning Drive, 1150 POB, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
Am J Surg 207:549-54. 2014..The aim of this study was to evaluate positron emission tomographic (PET)/computed tomographic (CT) scans in the detection of recurrence...
- Factors associated with use of preoperative chemoradiation therapy for rectal cancer in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance ConsortiumMary E Charlton
Departments of Epidemiology Biostatistics, University of Iowa College of Public Health VA Office of Rural Health, Veterans Rural Health Resource Center Central Region, Iowa City VA Health Care System Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Department of Surgical Oncology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Am J Clin Oncol 36:572-9. 2013..We examined patient beliefs and clinical and provider characteristics associated with receipt of recommended therapy...
- In search of synergy: strategies for combining interventions at multiple levelsBryan J Weiner
Department of Health Policy and Management, CB 7411, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2012:34-41. 2012..We illustrate these strategies with examples of multilevel interventions to improve the quality of cancer treatment...
- Trends in centralization of cancer surgeryKaryn B Stitzenberg
Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 17:2824-31. 2010..Regional studies show practice patterns changing with increasing centralization of esophageal and pancreatic procedures at HVCs but little change for colorectal procedures. We hypothesize that similar trends are occurring nationwide...
- Centralization of cancer surgery: implications for patient access to optimal careKaryn B Stitzenberg
Department of SurgicalOncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7213, USA
J Clin Oncol 27:4671-8. 2009..We hypothesized that in response cancer surgery has become increasingly centralized and that this centralization has resulted in increased travel burden for patients...