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Chavez-MacGregor, M., Mittendorf, E. A., Clarke, C. A., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., Hunt, K. K., & Giordano, S. H. (2017). Incorporating Tumor Characteristics to the American Joint Committee on Cancer Breast Cancer Staging System. Oncologist. doi:10.1634/theoncologist.2017-0116 PMID28592619
Fang, P., He, W., Gomez, D. R., Hoffman, K. E., Smith, B. D., Giordano, S. H., . . . Smith, G. L. (2017). Influence of Age on Guideline-Concordant Cancer Care for Elderly Patients in the United States. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 98(4), 748-757. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.01.228 PMID28366580
Goodwin, J. S., Zhou, J., Kuo, Y. F., & Baillargeon, J. (2017). Risk of Jaw Osteonecrosis After Intravenous Bisphosphonates in Cancer Patients and Patients Without Cancer. Mayo Clin Proc, 92(1), 106-113. doi:10.1016/j.mayocp.2016.09.015 PMID27876314
Hoffman, A. S., Lowenstein, L. M., Kamath, G. R., Housten, A. J., Leal, V. B., Linder, S. K., . . . Volk, R. J. (2017). An entertainment-education colorectal cancer screening decision aid for African American patients: A randomized controlled trial. Cancer, 123(8), 1401-1408. doi:10.1002/cncr.30489 PMID28001305
Huo J, Chu Y, Chamie K, Smaldone MC, Boorjian SA, Baillargeon JG, Kuo YF, Kerr P, O'Malley P, Orihuela E, Tyler DS, Freedland SJ, Giordano SH, Vikram R, Kamat AM, Williams SB. Increased Utilization of Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Imaging and Its Economic Impact for Patients Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Jul 26. pii: S1558-7673(17)30215-X. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2017.07.018. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID28826932
Lyons, E. J., Swartz, M. C., Lewis, Z. H., Martinez, E., & Jennings, K. (2017). Feasibility and Acceptability of a Wearable Technology Physical Activity Intervention With Telephone Counseling for Mid-Aged and Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 5(3), e28. doi:10.2196/mhealth.6967 PMID28264796
Mehta, H. B., Vargas, G. M., Adhikari, D., Dimou, F., & Riall, T. S. (2017). Comparative effectiveness of chemotherapy vs resection of the primary tumour as the initial treatment in older patients with Stage IV colorectal cancer. Colorectal Dis, 19(6), O210-O218. doi:10.1111/codi.13659 PMID28304120
Mittendorf, E. A., Chavez-MacGregor, M., Vila, J., Yi, M., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., Clarke, C. A., . . . Hunt, K. K. (2017). Bioscore: A Staging System for Breast Cancer Patients that Reflects the Prognostic Significance of Underlying Tumor Biology. Ann Surg Oncol. doi:10.1245/s10434-017-6009-x PMID28726077
Nayak, P., Luo, R., Elting, L., Zhao, H., & Suarez-Almazor, M. E. (2017). Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Mortality of Elderly Patients Who Develop Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 69(1), 75-83. doi:10.1002/acr.22997 PMID27483088
Ninan, M. J., Liu, Y., Kuo, Y. F., & Goodwin, J. S. (2017). Hospitalization for Toxicity in Patients Treated With Rituximab. Am J Clin Oncol, 40(2), 125-132. doi:10.1097/COC.0000000000000127 PMID25238286
Pasalic, D., Jiang, J., Jagsi, R., Giordano, S. H., & Smith, B. D. (2017). Association of Insurance Status with the Use of Immediate Breast Reconstruction in Women with Breast Cancer. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 5(7), e1360. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000001360 PMID28831333
Shaitelman, S. F., Howell, R. M., & Smith, B. D. (2017). Effects of Smoking on Late Toxicity From Breast Radiation. J Clin Oncol, 35(15), 1633-1635. doi:10.1200/JCO.2017.72.2660 PMID28319432
Shen, C., Kehl, K. L., Zhao, B., Simon, G. R., Zhou, S., & Giordano, S. H. (2017). Utilization Patterns and Trends in Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Mutation Testing Among Patients With Newly Diagnosed Metastatic Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer, 18(4), e233-e241. doi:10.1016/j.cllc.2016.11.002 PMID28024927
Suidan, R. S., He, W., Sun, C. C., Zhao, H., Ramondetta, L. M., Badgwell, B. D., . . . Meyer, L. A. (2017). Treatment Patterns, Outcomes, and Costs for Bowel Obstruction in Ovarian Cancer. Int J Gynecol Cancer. doi:10.1097/IGC.0000000000000998 PMID28574929
Swartz, M. C., Lewis, Z. H., Lyons, E. J., Jennings, K., Middleton, A., Deer, R. R., . . . Goodwin, J. S. (2017). Effect of Home- and Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions on Physical Function Among Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2017.03.017 PMID28427925
Taylor, J. S., Rajan, S. S., Zhang, N., Meyer, L. A., Ramondetta, L. M., Bodurka, D. C., . . . Giordano, S. H. (2017). End-of-Life Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Patients With Ovarian Cancer. J Clin Oncol, 35(16), 1829-1835. doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.70.2894 PMID28388292
Williams, S. B., Huo, J., Chamie, K., Smaldone, M. C., Kosarek, C. D., Fang, J. E., . . . Chapin, B. F. (2017). Discerning the survival advantage among patients with prostate cancer who undergo radical prostatectomy or radiotherapy: The limitations of cancer registry data. Cancer, 123(9), 1617-1624. doi:10.1002/cncr.30506 PMID28099688
Williams, S. B., Huo, J., Chapin, B. F., Smith, B. D., & Hoffman, K. E. (2017). Impact of urologists' ownership of radiation equipment in the treatment of prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. doi:10.1038/pcan.2017.9 PMID28349981
Williams, S. B., Huo, J., Dafashy, T. J., Ghaffary, C. K., Baillargeon, J. G., Morales, E. E., . . . Kamat, A. M. (2017). Survival differences among patients with bladder cancer according to sex: Critical evaluation of radical cystectomy use and delay to treatment. Urol Oncol, 35(10), 602 e601-602 e609. doi:10.1016/j.urolonc.2017.05.022 PMID28647395


Chavez-MacGregor, M., Clarke, C. A., Lichtensztajn, D. Y., & Giordano, S. H. (2016). Delayed Initiation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Among Patients With Breast Cancer. JAMA Oncol, 2(3), 322-329. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.3856 PMID26659132
Dimou, F., Sineshaw, H., Parmar, A. D., Tamirisa, N. P., Jemal, A., & Riall, T. S. (2016). Trends in Receipt and Timing of Multimodality Therapy in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg, 20(1), 93-103; discussion 103. doi:10.1007/s11605-015-2952-7 PMID26503262
Elting LS, Xu Y, Chavez-MacGregor M, Giordano SH. Granulocyte growth factor use in elderly patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the United States: adherence to guidelines and comparative effectiveness. J Supp. Care Cancer, 2016 Jan 3 24(6), 2695-2706. PMID26797253
Esselen, K. M., Cronin, A. M., Bixel, K., Bookman, M. A., Burger, R. A., Cohn, D. E., . . . Wright, A. A. (2016). Use of CA-125 Tests and Computed Tomographic Scans for Surveillance in Ovarian Cancer. JAMA Oncol, 2(11), 1427-1433. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.1842 PMID27442965
Goodwin, J. S., Sheffield, K., Li, S., & Tan, A. (2016). Receipt of Cancer Screening Is a Predictor of Life Expectancy. J Gen Intern Med, 31(11), 1308-1314. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3787-y PMID27364834
Ho V, Ku-Goto MH, Zhao H, Hoffman E, Smith B, Giordano S. Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly. BMC Health Services Research, 2016 16:262 DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1534-z Download PDF
Huo, J., Giordano, S. H., Smith, B. D., Shaitelman, S. F., & Smith, G. L. (2016). Contemporary Toxicity Profile of Breast Brachytherapy Versus External Beam Radiation After Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 94(4), 709-718. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.12.013 PMID26972643
Huo, J., Smith, B. D., Giordano, S. H., Reece, G. P., & Tina Shih, Y. C. (2016). A comparison of patient-centered economic and clinical outcomes of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction between obese and non-obese patients. Breast, 30, 118-124. doi:10.1016/j.breast.2016.09.004 PMID27697676
Kehl, K. L., Shen, C., Litton, J. K., Arun, B., & Giordano, S. H. (2016). Rates of BRCA1/2 mutation testing among young survivors of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 155(1), 165-173. doi:10.1007/s10549-015-3658-y PMID26706041
Lewis, Z. H., Ottenbacher, K. J., Fisher, S. R., Jennings, K., Brown, A. F., Swartz, M. C., & Lyons, E. J. (2016). Testing Activity Monitors' Effect on Health: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial Among Older Primary Care Patients. JMIR Res Protoc, 5(2), e59. doi:10.2196/resprot.5454 PMID27129602
Lewis, Z. H., Swartz, M. C., & Lyons, E. J. (2016). What's the Point?: A Review of Reward Systems Implemented in Gamification Interventions. Games Health J, 5(2), 93-99. doi:10.1089/g4h.2015.0078 PMID26812253
Lin, S. H., Zhang, N., Godby, J., Wang, J., Marsh, G. D., Liao, Z., . . . Giordano, S. H. (2016). Radiation modality use and cardiopulmonary mortality risk in elderly patients with esophageal cancer. Cancer, 122(6), 917-928. doi:10.1002/cncr.29857 PMID26716915
Lowenstein, L. M., Richards, V. F., Leal, V. B., Housten, A. J., Bevers, T. B., Cantor, S. B., . . . Volk, R. J. (2016). A brief measure of Smokers' knowledge of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography. Prev Med Rep, 4, 351-356. doi:10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.07.008 PMID27512650
Lyons, E. J., Baranowski, T., Basen-Engquist, K. M., Lewis, Z. H., Swartz, M. C., Jennings, K., & Volpi, E. (2016). Testing the effects of narrative and play on physical activity among breast cancer survivors using mobile apps: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 16, 202. doi:10.1186/s12885-016-2244-y PMID26960972
Mehta, H. B., Parmar, A. D., Adhikari, D., Tamirisa, N. P., Dimou, F., Jupiter, D., & Riall, T. S. (2016). Relative impact of surgeon and hospital volume on operative mortality and complications following pancreatic resection in Medicare patients. J Surg Res, 204(2), 326-334. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2016.05.008 PMID27565068
Meyer, L. A., Cronin, A. M., Sun, C. C., Bixel, K., Bookman, M. A., Cristea, M. C., . . . Wright, A. A. (2016). Use and Effectiveness of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Treatment of Ovarian Cancer. J Clin Oncol. doi:10.1200/JCO.2016.68.1239 PMID27601552
Nayak, P., Luo, R., Elting, L., Zhao, H., & Suarez-Almazor, M. E. (2016). Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Mortality of Elderly Patients who Develop Cancer: A Population-Based Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). doi:10.1002/acr.22997 PMID27483088
Nayak, P., Vernon, S. W., Savas, L. S., Basen-Engquist, K., Morgan, R. O., & Elting, L. S. (2016). Functional Impairment and Physical Activity Adherence Among Gynecologic Cancer Survivors: A Population-Based Study. Int J Gynecol Cancer, 26(2), 381-388. doi:10.1097/IGC.0000000000000620 PMID26807568
Raber, M., Swartz, M. C., Santa Maria, D., O'Connor, T., Baranowski, T., Li, R., & Chandra, J. (2016). Parental involvement in exercise and diet interventions for childhood cancer survivors: a systematic review. Pediatr Res, 80(3), 338-346. doi:10.1038/pr.2016.84 PMID27064243
Sharma, G., Nishi, S. P., Lin, Y. L., Kuo, Y. F., Goodwin, J. S., & Riall, T. S. (2016). Pattern of Imaging after Lung Cancer Resection. 1992-2005. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 13(9), 1559-1567. doi:10.1513/AnnalsATS.201511-768OC PMID27243464
Shirvani, S. M., Jiang, J., Likhacheva, A., Hoffman, K. E., Shaitelman, S. F., Caudle, A., . . . Smith, B. D. (2016). Trends in Local Therapy Utilization and Cost for Early-Stage Breast Cancer in Older Women: Implications for Payment and Policy Reform. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 95(2), 605-616. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.01.059 PMID27034179
Smith, B. D., Jiang, J., Shih, Y. C., Giordano, S. H., Huo, J., Jagsi, R., . . . Shirvani, S. M. (2017). Cost and Complications of Local Therapies for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst, 109(1). doi:10.1093/jnci/djw178 PMID27678203
Smith, G. L. (2016). Toward Minimizing Overtreatment and Undertreatment of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in the United States. J Clin Oncol, 34(11), 1172-1174. doi:10.1200/JCO.2015.66.2064 PMID26884563
Swartz, M. C., Basen-Engquist, K. M., Markham, C., Lyons, E. J., Cox, M., Chandra, J., . . . Swank, P. R. (2016). Psychometric Analysis of the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire-R18V2 in Adolescent and Young Adult-Aged Central Nervous System Tumor Survivors. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol, 5(3), 278-285. doi:10.1089/jayao.2015.0058 PMID27042872
Volk, R. J., Linder, S. K., Lopez-Olivo, M. A., Kamath, G. R., Reuland, D. S., Saraykar, S. S., . . . Pignone, M. P. (2016). Patient Decision Aids for Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Prev Med. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.022 PMID27593418
Williams, S. B., Duan, Z., Chamie, K., Hoffman, K. E., Smith, B. D., Hu, J. C., . . . Giordano, S. H. (2016). Risk of hospitalisation after primary treatment for prostate cancer. BJU Int. doi:10.1111/bju.13647 PMID27561186
Zanwar, P., Lin, Y. L., Kuo, Y. F., & Goodwin, J. S. (2016). Downstream tests, treatments, and annual direct payments in older men cared for by primary care providers with high or low prostate-specific antigen screening rates using 100 percent Texas U.S. Medicare public insurance claims data: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res, 16, 17. doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1265-1 PMID26772175


Austin MT, Nguyen H, Eberth JM, Chang Y, Heczey A, Hughes DP, Lally KP, & Elting LS. Health disparities are important determinants of outcome for children with solid tumor malignancies. J Pediatr Surg, 2015 Jan  50(1), 161-166. PMID25598116
Chavez-MacGregor M, Niu J, Zhang N, Elting LS, Smith BD, Banchs J, Hortobagyi GN, & Giordano SH. Cardiac Monitoring During Adjuvant Trastuzumab-Based Chemotherapy Among Older Patients With Breast Cancer. J Clin Oncol, 2015 Jul 1  33(19), 2176-2183. PMID25964256
Cooper AB, Parmar AD, Riall TS, Hall BL, Katz MH, Aloia TA, & Pitt HA. Does the use of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increase postoperative morbidity and mortality rates? J Gastrointest Surg, 2015 Jan  19(1), 80-86; discussion 86-87. PMID25091851
Gomez DR, Liao KP, Swisher SG, Blumenschein GR, Erasmus JJ, Jr., Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, & Smith BD. Time to treatment as a quality metric in lung cancer: Staging studies, time to treatment, and patient survival. Radiother Oncol, 2015 May  115(2), 257-263.


Guadagnolo BA, Liao KP, Giordano SH, Elting LS, & Shih YC. Variation in Intensity and Costs of Care by Payer and Race for Patients Dying of Cancer in Texas: An Analysis of Registry-linked Medicaid, Medicare, and Dually Eligible Claims Data. Med Care, 2015 Jul  53(7), 591-598. PMID26067883
He W, Zhao H, Chan W, Lopez D, Shroff RT, & Giordano SH. Underuse of surgical resection among elderly patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer. Surgery, 2015 Jun 29. PMID26138347
Jagsi R, Jiang J, Momoh AO, Alderman A, Giordano SH, Buchholz TA, Pierce LJ, Kronowitz SJ, & Smith BD. Complications After Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction for Breast Cancer: A Claims-based Analysis. Ann Surg, 2015 Apr 14. PMID25876011
Nayak P, Paxton RJ, Holmes H, Thanh Nguyen H, & Elting LS. Racial and ethnic differences in health behaviors among cancer survivors. Am J Prev Med, 2015 Jun  48(6), 729-736. PMID25998923
Riall TS, Adhikari D, Parmar AD, Linder SK, Dimou FM, Crowell W, Tamirisa NP, Townsend CM, Jr., & Goodwin JS. The risk paradox: use of elective cholecystectomy in older patients is independent of their risk of developing complications. J Am Coll Surg, 2015 Apr  220(4), 682-690. PMID25660731
Smith BD. When is good enough really good enough? Defining the role of radiation in low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ. J Clin Oncol, 2015 Mar 1  33(7), 686-691. PMID25605858
Smith GL, Huo J, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Buchholz TA, & Smith BD. Utilization and Outcomes of Breast Brachytherapy in Younger Women. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2015 Sep 1  93(1), 91-101. PMID26279027
Smith GL, Jiang J, Giordano SH, Meyer LA, & Eifel PJ. Trends in the quality of treatment for patients with intact cervical cancer in the United States, 1999 through 2011. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2015 Jun 1  92(2), 260-267. PMID25968823
Tamirisa NP, Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Mehta HB, Kilbane EM, Hall BL, Pitt HA, & Riall TS. Relative Contributions of Complications and Failure to Rescue on Mortality in Older Patients Undergoing Pancreatectomy. Ann Surg, 2015 Jan 5. PMID25563871
Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Zimmermann CJ, Adhikari D, Vargas GM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, & Riall TS. Surgeon and Facility Variation in the Use of Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy in Texas. Ann Surg, 2015 Jul  262(1), 171-178. PMID25185475


Barcenas CH, Niu J, Zhang N, Zhang Y, Buchholz TA, Elting LS, Hortobagyi GN, Smith BD, Giordano SH. Risk of hospitalization according to chemotherapy regimen in early-stage breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 1;32(19):2010-7. Epub 2014 May 27. PMID24868022
Beadle BM, Liao KP, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Ang KK, Garden AS, & Guadagnolo BA. Improved survival using intensity-modulated radiation therapy in head and neck cancers: a SEER-Medicare analysis. Cancer, 2014 Mar 1 120(5):702-10. PMID24421077
Cooper AB, Parmar AD, Riall TS, Hall BL, Katz MH, Aloia TA, Pitt HA. Does the use of neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increase postoperative morbidity and mortality rates? J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID25091851
Eberth JM, Eschbach K, Morris JS, Nguyen HT, Hossain MM, & Elting LS. Geographic disparities in mammography capacity in the South: a longitudinal assessment of supply and demand. Health Serv Res, 2014 Feb 49(1):171-85. PMID23829179
Eberth JM, Xu Y, Smith GL, Shen Y, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Hunt KK, Black DM, Giordano SH, Whitman GJ, Yang W, Shen C, Elting L, & Smith BD. Surgeon influence on use of needle biopsy in patients with breast cancer: a national medicare study. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Jul 20 32(21):2206-16. PMID24912900
Goodwin JS, Jaramillo E, Yang L, Kuo YF, & Tan A. Is anyone listening? Variation in PSA screening among providers for men 75+ before and after United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations against it: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS One, 2014 9(9):e107352. PMID25208250
Hoffman KE, Niu J, Shen Y, Jiang J, Davis JW, Kim J, Kuban DA, Perkins GH, Shah JB, Smith GL, Volk RJ, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, & Smith BD. Physician variation in management of low-risk prostate cancer: a population-based cohort study. JAMA Intern Med, 2014 Sep 174(9):1450-9. PMID25023650
Holmes HH, Nguyen HT, Parelkar PP, Oh JH, Escalante CP, Elting LS. Chronic conditions and health status in older cancer survivors. European Journal of Internal Medicine, Volume 25, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 374-378, ISSN 0953-6205 PMID24389373
Holmes HM, Nguyen HT, Nayak P, Oh JH, Escalante CP, & Elting LS. Chronic conditions and health status in older cancer survivors. Eur J Intern Med, 2014 Apr 25(4):374-8. PMID24389373
Jagsi R, Jiang J, Momoh AO, Alderman A, Giordano SH, Buchholz TA, Kronowitz SJ, & Smith BD. Trends and variation in use of breast reconstruction in patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy in the United States. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Mar 20 32(9):919-26. PMID24550418
Klopp A, Smith BD, Alektiar K, Cabrera A, Damato AL, Erickson B, Fleming G, Gaffney D, Greven K, Lu K, Miller D, Moore D, Petereit D, Schefter T, Small W, Jr., Yashar C, Viswanathan AN, & American Society for Radiation O. The role of postoperative radiation therapy for endometrial cancer: Executive summary of an American Society for Radiation Oncology evidence-based guideline. Pract Radiat Oncol, 2014 May-Jun 4(3):137-44. PMID24766678
Manzano JG, Luo R, Elting LS, George M, & Suarez-Almazor ME. Patterns and predictors of unplanned hospitalization in a population-based cohort of elderly patients with GI cancer. J Clin Oncol, 2014 Nov 1 32(31):3527-33 PMID25287830
Mittal S, Lin Y, Tan A, Kuo Y, El-Serag HB, Goodwin JS. Limited life expectancy among a subgroup of medicare beneficiaries receiving screening colonoscopies. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Mar;12(3):443-450. PMID23973925
Nayak P, Holmes HM, Nguyen HT, & Elting LS. Self-reported physical activity among middle-aged cancer survivors in the United States: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey, 2009. Prev Chronic Dis, 2014 11:E156. PMID25211504
Ost DE, Niu J, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, & Giordano SH. Determinants of practice patterns and quality gaps in lung cancer staging and diagnosis. Chest, 2014 May 145(5):1097-113. PMID24202651
Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS. Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surgery. 2014 Aug;156(2):280-9. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Mar 14. PMID24851723
Rodriguez AM, Schmeler KM, & Kuo YF. Disparities in endometrial cancer outcomes between non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women. Gynecol Oncol, 2014 Dec 135(3):525-33. PMID25449307
Shirvani SM, Jiang J, Chang JY, Welsh J, Likhacheva A, Buchholz TA, Swisher SG, & Smith BD. Lobectomy, sublobar resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for early-stage non-small cell lung cancers in the elderly. JAMA Surg, 2014 Dec 149(12):1244-53. PMID25321323
Short MN, Aloia T, Ho V. The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery. Cancer, 2014; 120 (7): 1035-1041. PMC3961514
Smith BD. Differences in rates of immediate breast reconstruction in Canada and the United States: what can we learn? J Clin Oncol. 2014 Jul 10;32(20):2119-21. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PMID24912895
Smith GL, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Xu Y, Hoffman KE, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Smith BD. Benefit of adjuvant brachytherapy versus external beam radiation for early breast cancer: impact of patient stratification on breast preservation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Feb 1;88(2):274-84. Epub 2013 Nov 21. PMID24268788
Suarez-Almazor ME; Peddi P; Luo R; Nguyen HT; Elting LS. Low rates of bone mineral density measurement in Medicare beneficiaries with prostate cancer initiating androgen deprivation therapy. Support Care Cancer. 2014; 22(2):537-44 (ISSN: 1433-7339) PMID24146343
Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Zimmermann CJ, Adhikari D, Vargas GM, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surgeon and facility variation in the use of minimally invasive breast biopsy in Texas.Ann Surg. 2014 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print] PMID25185475
Vargas GM, Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Tamirisa NP, Brown KM, Riall TS. Impact of liver-directed therapy in colorectal cancer liver metastases. J Surg Res. 2014 Sep;191(1):42-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2014.05.070. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PMID24990539
Vargas GM, Sheffield KM, Parmar AD, Han Y, Gajjar A, Brown KM, Riall TS. Trends in treatment and survival in older patients presenting with stage IV colorectal cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Feb;18(2):369-77. PMID24234244


Beadle BM, Liao KP, Chambers MS, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Kian Ang K, Garden AS, & Guadagnolo BA. Evaluating the impact of patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics on the development of jaw complications in patients treated for oral cancers: a SEER-Medicare analysis. Head Neck, 2013 Nov 35(11):1599-605 PMID23150453
Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Killewich LA. Population-based analysis of venous thromboembolic events following saphenous ablation. J Vasc Surg. In press In Press
Chavez-Macgregor M, Clarke CA, Lichtensztajn D, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH. Male breast cancer according to tumor subtype and race: A population based study. Cancer 119(9):1611-7, 5/2013. e-Pub 1/2013. PMID23341341
Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhang N, Buchholz TA, Zhang Y, Niu J, Elting L, Smith BD, Hortobagyi GN, & Giordano SH. Trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity among older patients with breast cancer. J Clin Oncol, 2013 Nov 20 31(33):4222-8 PMID24127446
Cooksley C. The “Cores” of CERCIT: Data Management Core. Texas Public Health Journal, 2013 Spring 65(2):23-25 TPHA vol 65(2)
Cooksley C, DiNuzzo A, & Freeman J. CERCIT: Research to Keep Texans Informed About Cancer Care. Texas Public Health Journal, 2013 Spring 65(2):22 TPHA vol 65(2)
DeGraff DJ, Robinson VL, Shah JB, Brandt WD, Sonpavde G, Kang Y, Liebert M, Wu XR, Taylor JA, 3rd, & Translational Science Working Group of the Bladder Advocacy Network Think T. Current preclinical models for the advancement of translational bladder cancer research. Mol Cancer Ther, 2013 Feb 12(2):121-30 PMID23269072
Du XL, Parikh RC, Lairson DR, Giordano SH, Cen P. Comparative effectiveness of platinum-based chemotherapy versus taxane and other regimens for ovarian cancer. Med Oncol. 2013 Mar;30(1):440. doi: 10.1007/s12032-012-0440-4. Epub 2013 Jan 10. PMID23307252
Eberth JM, Prarelkar P, Nguyen H, Sun C, Irvin-Vidrine J, & Elting LS. The Human and Economic Burden of Cervical Cancer in Texas. Tex Public Health J, 2013 Jan 65(2):51-55 PMID24466566
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CERCIT is a multidisciplinary consortium of investigators at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC), UT Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (UTSW), and the Texas Department of State Health Services Texas Cancer Registry. CERCIT is funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Manuscript Acknowledgement: This work was supported [in part] by the Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT) Grant #RP160674, funded by The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).