- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and survival: report from the National Cancer Data Base, 1998-2002
Department of Surgery, NorthShore University Healthsystem, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL, 60201, USA
Breast Cancer Res Treat 142:465-76. 2013
..3 %. Utilization of hormonal therapy or chemotherapy had no effect on the HR. After adjusting for confounding, the overall survival benefit for CPM is minimal at best...
- Notch-1 and notch-4 receptors as prognostic markers in breast cancer
NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA
Int J Surg Pathol 19:607-13. 2011
..Studies looking at immunohistochemical (IHC) staining of Notch receptors in breast cancer and correlation with known prognostic factors are sparse...
- Multidisciplinary treatment of primary melanoma
Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston Hospital Walgreen Bldg Suite 2507, 2650 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
Surg Clin North Am 89:267-81, xi. 2009
..There have been several randomized vaccine trials for melanoma but none have shown an overall survival benefit. Research into T-cell regulation continues and will hopefully bring promise for the future of melanoma treatment...
- Trends in contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for unilateral cancer: a report from the National Cancer Data Base, 1998-2007
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 17:2554-62. 2010
..This study reports on CPM trends from the American College of Surgeon's National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) diagnosed over a 10-year period...
- Operative risks associated with contralateral prophylactic mastectomy: a single institution experience
Megan E Miller
Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 20:4113-20. 2013
..The purpose of this study was to determine if newly diagnosed breast cancer patients undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) experience more complications than patients undergoing unilateral mastectomy (UM)...
- Axillary surgery among estrogen receptor positive women 70 years of age or older with clinical stage I breast cancer, 2004-2010: a report from the national cancer data base
Department of Surgery, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 20:3259-65. 2013
..Randomized trials have not demonstrated a survival benefit for axillary dissection in the elderly, but the use of axillary staging for women 70 years of age and older remains controversial...
- Who should have or not have an axillary node dissection with breast cancer?
Richelle T Williams
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
Adv Surg 46:1-18. 2012
..However, in patients with early-stage breast cancer, in whom regional recurrence is extremely low, the added benefit of an ALND has yet to be confirmed...
- Accelerated partial-breast irradiation versus whole-breast irradiation for early-stage breast cancer patients undergoing breast conservation, 2003-2010: a report from the national cancer data base
Department of Surgery, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 20:3223-32. 2013
..Previous studies have demonstrated an increase in the utilization of accelerated partial-breast irradiation via brachytherapy (APBI-b), but larger, more contemporary studies examining overall APBI use are lacking...
- Sentinel node biopsy alone for node-positive breast cancer: 12-year experience at a single institution
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60201, USA
J Am Coll Surg 213:122-8; discussion 128-9. 2011
..Complete node dissection for a tumor-positive sentinel node (SN) is becoming more controversial. We report our institution's 12-year experience with sentinel node biopsy (SNB) alone for a tumor-positive SN...
- Histopathologic characteristics of the primary tumor in breast cancer patients with isolated tumor cells of the sentinel node
Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA
Surgery 144:518-24; discussion 524. 2008
..The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference in primary tumor characteristics between ITC and other nodal groups...
- Needle versus excisional biopsy for noninvasive and invasive breast cancer: report from the National Cancer Data Base, 2003-2008
Richelle T Williams
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 18:3802-10. 2011
..This study examines the utilization of needle versus excisional biopsy in a contemporary cohort of patients and identifies factors associated with biopsy type...
- Have we expanded the equitable delivery of postmastectomy breast reconstruction in the new millennium? Evidence from the national cancer data base
Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL 60062, USA
J Am Coll Surg 215:658-66; discussion 666. 2012
..These findings prompted legislation designed to broaden use at the turn of the millennium. However, little is known about trends in these findings over the past decade...
- Impact of bilateral versus unilateral mastectomy on short term outcomes and adjuvant therapy, 2003-2010: a report from the national cancer data base
Susan M Sharpe
Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Ann Surg Oncol 21:2920-7. 2014
..Rates of bilateral mastectomy (BM) have increased, but the impact on length of stay (LOS), readmission rate, 30-day mortality, and time to adjuvant therapy is unknown...
- Changing surgical trends in young patients with early stage breast cancer, 2003 to 2010: a report from the National Cancer Data Base
Catherine E Pesce
Department of Surgery, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL
J Am Coll Surg 219:19-28. 2014
- Predicting cancer on excision of atypical ductal hyperplasia
Department of Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
Am J Surg 195:358-61; discussion 361-2. 2008
..There are no specific histopathologic factors that allow identification of patients with atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) who will have cancer on final excision...