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Authors: Anderson LA, Atman AA, McShane CM, Titmarsh GJ, Engels EA, Koshiol J
Title: Common infection-related conditions and risk of lymphoid malignancies in older individuals.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 01
Journal: Br J Cancer
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: McShane CM, Murray LJ, Engels EA, Landgren O, Anderson LA
Title: Common community-acquired infections and subsequent risk of multiple myeloma: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 01
Journal: Int J Cancer 134(7):1734-40
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Shao YH, Kim S, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, Stein M, Kim IY, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Cancer-specific Survival After Metastasis Following Primary Radical Prostatectomy Compared with Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer Patients: Results of a Population-based, Propensity Score-Matched Analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr
Journal: Eur Urol 65(4):693-700
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Shih YC, Xu Y, Dong W, Smieliauskas F, Giordano S, Shen Y
Title: First do no harm: population-based study shows non-evidence-based trastuzumab prescription may harm elderly women with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 144(2):417-25
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Schootman M, Lian M, Pruitt SL, Deshpande AD, Hendren S, Mutch M, Jeffe DB, Davidson N
Title: Hospital and Geographic Variability in Thirty-Day All-Cause Mortality Following Colorectal Cancer Surgery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 27
Journal: Health Serv Res
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Clinical Outcomes;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Shen C, Shih YC, Xu Y, Yao JC
Title: Octreotide long-acting repeatable use among elderly patients with carcinoid syndrome and survival outcomes: A population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 26
Journal: Cancer
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Schroeck FR, Kaufman SR, Jacobs BL, Skolarus TA, Miller DC, Montgomery JS, Weizer AZ, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Adherence to Performance Measures and Outcomes among Men Treated for Prostate Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 25
Journal: J Urol
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Abdollah F, Hu J, Kim S, Briganti A, Sammon JD, Becker A, Roghmann F, Graefen M, Montorsi F, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI, Trinh QD, Sun M
Title: Is Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Safe in Men with High-Risk Prostate Cancer? Assessment of Perioperative Outcomes, Positive Surgical Margins, and Use of Additional Cancer Treatments.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 24
Journal: J Endourol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Vaz-Luis I, Keating NL, Lin NU, Lii H, Winer EP, Freedman RA
Title: Duration and toxicity of adjuvant trastuzumab in older patients with early-stage breast cancer: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 32(9):927-34
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Weiss JM, Schumacher J, Allen GO, Neuman H, Lange EO, Loconte NK, Greenberg CC, Smith MA
Title: Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Stage II Right-Sided and Left-Sided Colon Cancer: Analysis of SEER-Medicare Data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 19
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Satram-Hoang S, Reyes C, Hoang KQ, Momin F, Skettino S
Title: Treatment practice in the elderly patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia-analysis of the combined SEER and Medicare database.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 18
Journal: Ann Hematol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Schmocker RK, Caretta-Weyer H, Weiss JM, Ronk K, Havlena J, Loconte NK, Decker M, Smith MA, Greenberg CC, Neuman HB
Title: Determining breast cancer axillary surgery within the surveillance epidemiology and end results-Medicare database.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 18
Journal: J Surg Oncol
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Davidoff AJ, Gardner LD, Zuckerman IH, Hendrick F, Ke X, Edelman MJ
Title: Validation of Disability Status, a Claims-based Measure of Functional Status for Cancer Treatment and Outcomes Studies.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 15
Journal: Med Care
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Harris JP, Murphy JD, Hanlon AL, Le QT, Loo BW Jr, Diehn M
Title: A Population-Based Comparative Effectiveness Study of Radiation Therapy Techniques in Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 15
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(4):872-84
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Nogueira L, Freedman ND, Engels EA, Warren JL, Castro F, Koshiol J
Title: Gallstones, cholecystectomy, and risk of digestive system cancers.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 15
Journal: Am J Epidemiol 179(6):731-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Tien YY, Link BK, Brooks JM, Wright K, Chrischilles E
Title: Treatment of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) in the Elderly: Regimens without Anthracyclines are Common and Not Futile.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 14
Journal: Leuk Lymphoma
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME
Title: Race and sex disparities in the treatment of older patients with T1a renal cell carcinoma: A comorbidity-controlled competing-risks model.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 11
Journal: Urol Oncol
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Sun M, Popa I, Schiffmann J, Abdollah F, Trinh QD, Saad F, Graefen M, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Karakiewicz PI
Title: The Impact of the Androgen Deprivation Therapy on the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Patients with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Population-Based Study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 10
Journal: BJU Int
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Marks MA, Engels EA
Title: Venous Thromboembolism and Cancer Risk among Elderly Adults in the U.S.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 08
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Allaf ME
Title: Balancing cardiovascular and cancer death among patients with small renal mass: modification by cardiovascular risk.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 03
Journal: BJU Int
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Beadle BM, Liao KP, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Ang KK, Garden AS, Guadagnolo BA
Title: Improved survival using intensity-modulated radiation therapy in head and neck cancers: A SEER-Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 01
Journal: Cancer 120(5):702-10
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Javid SH, He H, Korde LA, Flum DR, Anderson BO
Title: Predictors and Outcomes of Completion Axillary Node Dissection Among Older Breast Cancer Patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 01
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Jean RA, Kallogjeri D, Strope SA, Hardin FM, Rich JT, Piccirillo JF
Title: Exploring SEER-Medicare for Changes in the Treatment of Laryngeal Cancer among Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 150(3):419-27
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Olszewski AJ, Ali S
Title: Comparative outcomes of rituximab-based systemic therapy and splenectomy in splenic marginal zone lymphoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: Ann Hematol 93(3):449-58
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Saylor PJ, Smith MR, O'Malley AJ, Keating NL
Title: Androgen-deprivation therapy and risk for biliary disease in men with prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: Eur Urol 65(3):642-9
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Steele CB, Townsend JS, Tai E, Thomas CC
Title: Physician visits and preventive care among Asian American and Pacific Islander long-term survivors of colorectal cancer, USA, 1996-2006.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: J Cancer Surviv 8(1):70-9
Topic(s): Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: O'Neill CB, O'Neill JP, Atoria CL, Baxi SS, Henman MC, Ganly I, Elkin EB
Title: Treatment complications and survival in advanced laryngeal cancer: A population based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 27
Journal: Laryngoscope
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Luo J, Lin HC, He K, Hendryx M
Title: Diabetes and prognosis in older persons with colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 25
Journal: Br J Cancer
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Karakiewicz PI, Briganti A, Trinh Q, Schiffmann J, Tian Z, Kim SP, Nguyen PL, Graefen M, Montorsi F, Sun M, Abdollah F
Title: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Leads to Survival Benefit Only in Patients with High-Risk Prostate Cancer: a Population-Based Study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 22
Journal: Ann Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Garg G, Yee C, Schwartz K, Mutch DG, Morris RT, Powell MA
Title: Patterns of care, predictors, and outcomes of chemotherapy in elderly women with early-stage uterine carcinosarcoma: A population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 19
Journal: Gynecol Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Freedman DM, Wu J, Daugherty SE, Kuncl RW, Enewold LR, Pfeiffer RM
Title: The risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after cancer in U.S. elderly adults: A population-based prospective study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 18
Journal: Int J Cancer
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Eil R, Diggs BS, Wang SJ, Dolan JP, Hunter JG, Thomas CR
Title: Nomogram for predicting the benefit of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for patients with esophageal cancer: a SEER-Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 15
Journal: Cancer 120(4):492-8
Topic(s): Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Esophagus
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Crandley EF, Hegarty SE, Hyslop T, Wilson DD, Dicker AP, Showalter TN
Title: Treatment-related complications of radiation therapy after radical prostatectomy: comparative effectiveness of intensity-modulated versus conformal radiation therapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 12
Journal: Cancer Med
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Filson CP, Schroeck FR, Ye Z, Wei JT, Hollenbeck BK, Miller DC
Title: Variation in use of active surveillance among men undergoing expectant management for early-stage prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 08
Journal: J Urol
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Chen RC, Carpenter WR, Hendrix LH, Bainbridge J, Wang AZ, Nielsen ME, Godley PA
Title: Receipt of guideline-concordant treatment in elderly prostate cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(2):332-8
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   therapy
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Authors: Ost DE, Niu J, S Elting L, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH
Title: Quality gaps and comparative effectiveness in lung cancer staging and diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 01
Journal: Chest 145(2):331-45
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Policy
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Smith GL, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Xu Y, Hoffman KE, Giordano SH, Hunt KK, Smith BD
Title: Benefit of adjuvant brachytherapy versus external beam radiation for early breast cancer: impact of patient stratification on breast preservation.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(2):274-84
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Brachytherapy;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma in Situ;   Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating;   Female;   Humans;   Mastectomy;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organ Sparing Treatments;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Risk;   surgery;   utilization
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Authors: Jayasekera J, Onukwugha E, Bikov K, Mullins CD, Seal B, Hussain A
Title: The economic burden of skeletal-related events among elderly men with metastatic prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Pharmacoeconomics 32(2):173-91
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Loveland-Jones CE, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Egleston BL, Boraas M, Bleicher RJ
Title: Patterns of nodal staging during breast conservation surgery in the medicare patient: will the ACOSOG Z0011 trial change the pattern of care?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 143(3):571-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Nuño M, Ly D, Ortega A, Sarmiento JM, Mukherjee D, Black KL, Patil CG
Title: Does 30-day readmission affect long-term outcome among glioblastoma patients?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Neurosurgery 74(2):196-5
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Brain & Other Nervous System
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Saver BG, Wang CY, Dobie SA, Green PK, Baldwin LM
Title: The central role of comorbidity in predicting ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Eur J Public Health 24(1):66-72
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Shuch B, Hanley JM, Lai JC, Vourganti S, Setodji CM, Dick AW, Chow WH, Saigal CS, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Adverse health outcomes associated with surgical management of the small renal mass.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: J Urol 191(2):301-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Titmarsh GJ, McMullin MF, McShane CM, Clarke M, Engels EA, Anderson LA
Title: Community-acquired infections and their association with myeloid malignancies.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol 38(1):56-61
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Tsai HT, Isaacs C, Fu AZ, Warren JL, Freedman AN, Barac A, Huang CY, Potosky AL
Title: Risk of cardiovascular adverse events from trastuzumab (Herceptin(®)) in elderly persons with breast cancer: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 144(1):163-70
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ward PR, Wong MD, Moore R, Naeim A
Title: Fall-related injuries in elderly cancer patients treated with neurotoxic chemotherapy: A retrospective cohort study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol 3(1):124-33
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Zheng Z, Hanna N, Onukwugha E, Reese ES, Seal B, Mullins CD
Title: Does the type of first-line regimens influence the receipt of second-line chemotherapy treatment? An analysis of 3211 metastatic colon cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb
Journal: Cancer Med 3(1):124-33
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Francis DO, Pearce EC, Ni S, Garrett CG, Penson DF
Title: Epidemiology of Vocal Fold Paralyses after Total Thyroidectomy for Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer in a Medicare Population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 30
Journal: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Kizilbash SH, Ward KC, Liang JJ, Jaiyesimi I, Lipscomb J
Title: Survival outcomes in patients with early stage, resected pancreatic cancer - a comparison of gemcitabine- and 5-fluorouracil-based chemotherapy and chemoradiation regimens.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 29
Journal: Int J Clin Pract
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Haynes AB, You YN, Hu CY, Eng C, Kopetz ES, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Skibber JM, Cantor SB, Chang GJ
Title: Postoperative chemotherapy use after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer: Analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data, 1998-2007.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 28
Journal: Cancer
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Sun M, Trinh QD, Becker A, Schiffmann J, Hu JC, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI, Abdollah F
Title: Survival benefit of definitive therapy in patients with clinically advanced prostate cancer: estimations of the number needed to treat based on competing-risks analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 27
Journal: BJU Int
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Wright JD, Ananth CV, Tsui J, Glied SA, Burke WM, Lu YS, Neugut AI, Herzog TJ, Hershman DL
Title: Comparative effectiveness of upfront treatment strategies in elderly women with ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 17
Journal: Cancer
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Spencer BA, Shim JJ, Hershman DL, Zacharia BE, Lim EA, Benson MC, Neugut AI
Title: Metastatic epidural spinal cord compression among elderly patients with advanced prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 16
Journal: Support Care Cancer
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gourin CG, Frick KD, Blackford AL, Herbert RJ, Quon H, Forastiere AA, Eisele DW, Dy SM
Title: Quality indicators of laryngeal cancer care in the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 15
Journal: Laryngoscope
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Panchal JM, Lairson DR, Chan W, Du XL
Title: Geographic Variation in Oxaliplatin Chemotherapy and Survival in Patients With Colon Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 09
Journal: Am J Ther
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Trinh QD, Hu JC, Schiffmann J, Becker A, Roghmann F, Popa I, Tian Z, Perrotte P, Montorsi F, Briganti A, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M, Abdollah F
Title: The impact of robot-assisted radical prostatectomy on the use and extent of pelvic lymph node dissection in the "post-dissemination" period.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 02
Journal: Eur J Surg Oncol
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Onukwugha E, Yong C, Hussain A, Seal B, Mullins CD
Title: Concordance between administrative claims and registry data for identifying metastasis to the bone: an exploratory analysis in prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 02
Journal: BMC Med Res Methodol 14(1):1
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ma X, Wang R, Long JB, Ross JS, Soulos PR, Yu JB, Makarov DV, Gold HT, Gross CP
Title: The cost implications of prostate cancer screening in the Medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 01
Journal: Cancer 120(1):96-102
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Duarte CW, Murray K, Lucas FL, Fairfield K, Miller H, Brooks P, Vary CP
Title: Improved survival outcomes in cancer patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(1):117-25
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Fortune-Greeley AK, Wheeler SB, Meyer AM, Reeder-Hayes KE, Biddle AK, Muss HB, Carpenter WR
Title: Preoperative breast MRI and surgical outcomes in elderly women with invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 143(1):203-12
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Skolarus TA, Wei JT, Montie JE, Miller DC, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Comparative effectiveness of external-beam radiation approaches for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Eur Urol 65(1):162-8
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Kwan SW, Mortell KE, Talenfeld AD, Brunner MC
Title: Thermal ablation matches sublobar resection outcomes in older patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: J Vasc Interv Radiol 25(1):1-9.e1
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lairson DR, Parikh RC, Cormier JN, Du XL
Title: Cost-utility analysis of platinum-based chemotherapy versus taxane and other regimens for ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan-Feb
Journal: Value Health 17(1):34-42
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Medicare;   Models, Economic;   Neoplasm Staging;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   pathology;   Platinum Compounds;   Propensity Score;   Quality-Adjusted Life Years;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   Taxoids;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Lin CC, Virgo KS
Title: Diagnosis date agreement between SEER and Medicare claims data: impact on treatment.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Med Care 52(1):32-7
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Breast Neoplasms;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Medicare;   Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Hyams ES, Gorin MA, Ball MW, Bhayani SB, Hui X, Thompson CB, Allaf ME
Title: Survival after diagnosis of localized T1a kidney cancer: current population-based practice of surgery and nonsurgical management.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Urology 83(1):126-32
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   therapy
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Authors: Shaya FT, Breunig IM, Seal B, Mullins CD, Chirikov VV, Hanna N
Title: Comparative and cost effectiveness of treatment modalities for hepatocellular carcinoma in SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Pharmacoeconomics 32(1):63-74
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Sun M, Becker A, Tian Z, Roghmann F, Abdollah F, Larouche A, Karakiewicz PI, Trinh QD
Title: Management of localized kidney cancer: calculating cancer-specific mortality and competing risks of death for surgery and nonsurgical management.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan
Journal: Eur Urol 65(1):235-41
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Research Methodology;   Surveillance;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ezaz G, Long JB, Gross CP, Chen J
Title: Risk prediction model for heart failure and cardiomyopathy after adjuvant trastuzumab therapy for breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: J Am Heart Assoc 3(1):e000472
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Gleeson ML, Valderas JM, Danese MD
Title: Impact of undetected comorbidity on treatment and outcomes of breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: Int J Breast Cancer 2014():970780
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Price GL, Davis KL, Karve S, Pohl G, Walgren RA
Title: Survival Patterns in United States (US) Medicare Enrollees with Non-CML Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN).
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: PLoS One 9(3):e90299
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Warren JL, Mariotto A, Melbert D, Schrag D, Doria-Rose P, Penson D, Yabroff KR
Title: Sensitivity of Medicare Claims to Identify Cancer Recurrence in Elderly Colorectal and Breast Cancer Patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec 26
Journal: Med Care
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Falchook AD, Salloum RG, Hendrix LH, Chen RC
Title: Use of Bone Scan During Initial Prostate Cancer Workup, Downstream Procedures, and Associated Medicare Costs.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec 07
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys
Topic(s): Policy;   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Kowalczyk KJ, Gu X, Nguyen PL, Lipsitz SR, Trinh QD, Lynch JH, Collins SP, Hu JC
Title: Optimal timing of early versus delayed adjuvant radiotherapy following radical prostatectomy for locally advanced prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec 06
Journal: Urol Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Simpson DR, Martínez ME, Gupta S, Hattangadi-Gluth J, Mell LK, Heestand G, Fanta P, Ramamoorthy S, Le QT, Murphy JD
Title: Racial disparity in consultation, treatment, and the impact on survival in metastatic colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec 04
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 105(23):1814-20
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Combined Modality Therapy;   epidemiology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medical Oncology;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Referral and Consultation;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Hyder O, Dodson RM, Nathan H, Schneider EB, Weiss MJ, Cameron JL, Choti MA, Makary MA, Hirose K, Wolfgang CL, Herman JM, Pawlik TM
Title: Influence of patient, physician, and hospital factors on 30-day readmission following pancreatoduodenectomy in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec 01
Journal: JAMA Surg 148(12):1095-102
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Attitude of Health Personnel;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Cross Infection;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Care Surveys;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Pancreaticoduodenectomy;   pathology;   Patient Readmission;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   physiopathology;   Postoperative Complications;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   United States;   Workload
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Authors: Akushevich I, Kravchenko J, Ukraintseva S, Arbeev K, Kulminski A, Yashin AI
Title: Morbidity risks among older adults with pre-existing age-related diseases.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Exp Gerontol 48(12):1395-401
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Boltz MM, Hollenbeak CS, Schaefer E, Goldenberg D, Saunders BD
Title: Attributable costs of differentiated thyroid cancer in the elderly Medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Surgery 154(6):1363-70
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma, Follicular;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma;   Carcinoma, Papillary;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   pathology;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Thyroid Neoplasms;   United States
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Authors: Caretta-Weyer H, Greenberg CG, Wilke LG, Weiss J, LoConte NK, Decker M, Steffens NM, Smith MA, Neuman HB
Title: Impact of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 trial on clinical management of the axilla in older breast cancer patients: a SEER-medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(13):4145-52
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lee JY, Moore PC, Steliga MA
Title: Do HIV-infected non-small cell lung cancer patients receive guidance-concordant care?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Med Care 51(12):1063-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Case-Control Studies;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   HIV Infections;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Mariotto AB, Wang Z, Klabunde CN, Cho H, Das B, Feuer EJ
Title: Life tables adjusted for comorbidity more accurately estimate noncancer survival for recently diagnosed cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: J Clin Epidemiol 66(12):1376-85
Topic(s): Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Comorbidity;   Continental Population Groups;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Life Tables;   Male;   Neoplasms;   Reproducibility of Results;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Nathan H, Hyder O, Mayo SC, Hirose K, Wolfgang CL, Choti MA, Pawlik TM
Title: Surgical therapy for early hepatocellular carcinoma in the modern era: a 10-year SEER-medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Ann Surg 258(6):1022-7
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Cohort Studies;   Female;   Hepatectomy;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Neuman HB, Weiss JM, Schrag D, Ronk K, Havlena J, LoConte NK, Smith MA, Greenberg CC
Title: Patient demographic and tumor characteristics influencing oncologist follow-up frequency in older breast cancer survivors.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(13):4128-36
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Nurgalieva ZZ, Franzini L, Morgan R, Vernon SW, Liu CC, Du XL
Title: Surveillance mammography use after treatment of primary breast cancer and racial disparities in survival.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Med Oncol 30(4):691
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Reese ES, Onukwugha E, Hanna N, Seal BS, Mullins CD
Title: Clinical and demographic characteristics associated with the receipt of chemotherapy treatment among 7951 elderly metastatic colon cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Cancer Med 2(6):907-15
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Schroeck FR, Kaufman SR, Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Weizer AZ, Montgomery JS, Gilbert SM, Strope SA, Hollenbeck BK
Title: The impact of technology diffusion on treatment for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Med Care 51(12):1076-84
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Diffusion of Innovation;   Health Services Research;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Retrospective Studies;   Robotics;   SEER Program;   therapy;   United States;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Veluswamy RR, Mhango G, Bonomi M, Neugut AI, Hershman DL, Aldridge MD, Wisnivesky JP
Title: Adjuvant treatment for elderly patients with early-stage lung cancer treated with limited resection.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Dec
Journal: Ann Am Thorac Soc 10(6):622-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhang N, Buchholz TA, Zhang Y, Niu J, Elting L, Smith BD, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH
Title: Trastuzumab-related cardiotoxicity among older patients with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 31(33):4222-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemically induced;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Coronary Artery Disease;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Heart Failure;   Humans;   Hypertension;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States
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Authors: Cho H, Klabunde CN, Yabroff KR, Wang Z, Meekins A, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, Mariotto AB
Title: Comorbidity-adjusted life expectancy: a new tool to inform recommendations for optimal screening strategies.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov 19
Journal: Ann Intern Med 159(10):667-76
Topic(s): Decision-making;   Guidance & Policy Research;   Health Care Systems;   Preventive & Screening Services;   Screening;   Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Comorbidity;   Early Detection of Cancer;   Female;   Health Status;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Life Tables;   Male;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   United States
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Authors: Karl A, Adejoro O, Saigal C, Konety B, the Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: General Adherence to Guideline Recommendations on Initial Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer in the United States and Influencing Factors.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov 14
Journal: Clin Genitourin Cancer
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ost DE, Niu J, Elting L, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH
Title: Determinants of Practice Patterns and Quality Gaps in Lung Cancer Staging and Diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov 07
Journal: Chest
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Tan HJ, Wolf JS Jr, Ye Z, Hafez KS, Miller DC
Title: Population-level assessment of hospital-based outcomes following laparoscopic versus open partial nephrectomy during the adoption of minimally-invasive surgery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov 07
Journal: J Urol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Parmar AD, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Vargas GM, Guturu P, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS
Title: Evaluating comparative effectiveness with observational data: endoscopic ultrasound and survival in pancreatic cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov 01
Journal: Cancer 119(21):3861-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Confounding Factors (Epidemiology);   Data Interpretation, Statistical;   Endosonography;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Observational Study as Topic;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   Selection Bias;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   ultrasonography;   utilization
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Authors: Beadle BM, Liao KP, Chambers MS, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Kian Ang K, Garden AS, Guadagnolo BA
Title: 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.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Head Neck 35(11):1599-605
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Bianchi M, Becker A, Abdollah F, Trinh QD, Hansen J, Tian Z, Shariat SF, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M
Title: Rates of open versus laparoscopic and partial versus radical nephrectomy for T1a renal cell carcinoma: a population-based evaluation.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Int J Urol 20(11):1064-71
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Carlsson SV, Ehdaie B, Atoria CL, Elkin EB, Eastham JA
Title: Risk of incisional hernia after minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Urol 190(5):1757-62
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Hernia, Ventral;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Middle Aged;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk;   surgery;   Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
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Authors: Hagiwara M, Hackshaw MD, Oster G
Title: Economic burden of selected adverse events in patients aged ≥65 years with metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Med Econ 16(11):1300-6
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Hong JC, Murphy JD, Wang SJ, Koong AC, Chang DT
Title: Chemoradiotherapy before and after surgery for locally advanced esophageal cancer: a SEER-Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(12):3999-4007
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Esophagus
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Howell EA, Egorova N, Hayes MP, Wisnivesky J, Franco R, Bickell N
Title: Racial disparities in the treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Obstet Gynecol 122(5):1025-32
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Cohort Studies;   Combined Modality Therapy;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Gynecologic Surgical Procedures;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Propensity Score;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Hyder O, Dodson RM, Nathan H, Herman JM, Cosgrove D, Kamel I, Geschwind JF, Pawlik TM
Title: Referral patterns and treatment choices for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a United States population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 217(5):896-906
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Choice Behavior;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   Referral and Consultation;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Kowalczyk KJ, Harbin AC, Choueiri TK, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz SR, Trinh QD, Tina Shih YC, Hu JC
Title: Use of surveillance imaging following treatment of small renal masses.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Urol 190(5):1680-5
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   Nephrectomy;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Authors: Parikh AA, Ni S, Koyama T, Pawlik TM, Penson D
Title: Trends in the multimodality treatment of resectable colorectal liver metastases: an underutilized strategy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Gastrointest Surg 17(11):1938-46
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Prasad SM, Gu X, Kowalczyk KJ, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Hu JC
Title: Morbidity and costs of salvage vs. primary radical prostatectomy in older men.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Urol Oncol 31(8):1477-82
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Roetzheim RG, Lee JH, Ferrante JM, Gonzalez EC, Chen R, Fisher KJ, Love-Jackson K, McCarthy EP
Title: The influence of dermatologist and primary care physician visits on melanoma outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov-Dec
Journal: J Am Board Fam Med 26(6):637-47
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Schroeck FR, Kaufman SR, Jacobs BL, Skolarus TA, Miller DC, Weizer AZ, Montgomery JS, Wei JT, Shahinian VB, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Technology diffusion and diagnostic testing for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Urol 190(5):1715-20
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Biopsy;   blood;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   Diagnostic Tests, Routine;   Humans;   Male;   pathology;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Retrospective Studies;   Technology Transfer
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Authors: Shahinian VB, Kuo YF
Title: Patterns of bone mineral density testing in men receiving androgen deprivation for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Gen Intern Med 28(11):1440-6
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Shirvani SM, Jiang J, Gomez DR, Chang JY, Buchholz TA, Smith BD
Title: Intensity modulated radiotherapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer in the United States: predictors of use and association with toxicities.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Lung Cancer 82(2):252-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Sigel K, Lurslurchachai L, Bonomi M, Mhango G, Bergamo C, Kale M, Halm E, Wisnivesky J
Title: Effectiveness of radiation therapy alone for elderly patients with unresected stage III non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: Lung Cancer 82(2):266-70
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Smith-Gagen J, Carrillo JE, Ang A, Pérez-Stable EJ
Title: Practices that reduce the Latina survival disparity after breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Womens Health (Larchmt) 22(11):938-46
Topic(s): Surveillance;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Delivery of Health Care;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Incidence;   Longitudinal Studies;   Mammography;   Medicare;   mortality;   Quality of Health Care;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Strope SA, Chang SH, Chen L, Sandhu G, Piccirillo JF, Schootman M
Title: Survival impact of followup care after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov
Journal: J Urol 190(5):1698-703
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aftercare;   Aged;   Cystectomy;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   mortality;   standards;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Wang SY, Virnig BA, Tuttle TM, Jacobs DR Jr, Kuntz KM, Kane RL
Title: Variability of preoperative breast MRI utilization among older women with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Nov-Dec
Journal: Breast J 19(6):627-36
Topic(s): Screening;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Schroeck FR, Kaufman SR, Jacobs BL, Skolarus TA, Hollingsworth JM, Shahinian VB, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Regional Variation in Quality of Prostate Cancer Care.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 19
Journal: J Urol
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Quek RG, Master VA, Ward KC, Lin CC, Virgo KS, Portier KM, Lipscomb J
Title: Determinants of the combined use of external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy for low-risk, clinically localized prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 15
Journal: Cancer 119(20):3619-28
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Brachytherapy;   Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medical Oncology;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prognosis;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   Survival Rate;   United States
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Authors: Fu AZ, Tsai HT, Marshall JL, Freedman AN, Potosky AL
Title: Utilization of bevacizumab in US elderly patients with colorectal cancer receiving chemotherapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 11
Journal: J Oncol Pharm Pract
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ferrante JM, Lee JH, McCarthy EP, Fisher KJ, Chen R, Gonzalez EC, Love-Jackson K, Roetzheim RG
Title: Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality among Medicare beneficiaries: a population-based, case-control study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 01
Journal: Ann Intern Med 159(7):437-46
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cause of Death;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Early Detection of Cancer;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Primary Health Care;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Hershman DL, Wright JD, Lim E, Buono DL, Tsai WY, Neugut AI
Title: Contraindicated use of bevacizumab and toxicity in elderly patients with cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 31(28):3592-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   African Americans;   Aged;   Angiogenesis Inhibitors;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cardiovascular Diseases;   chemically induced;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   contraindications;   drug therapy;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Gastrointestinal Diseases;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms;   pathology;   Prognosis;   secondary;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Hong JC, Kruser TJ, Gondi V, Mohindra P, Cannon DM, Harari PM, Bentzen SM
Title: Risk of cerebrovascular events in elderly patients after radiation therapy versus surgery for early-stage glottic cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87(2):290-6
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Analysis of Variance;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Cause of Death;   Cerebrovascular Disorders;   etiology;   Female;   Glottis;   Humans;   Laryngeal Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   pathology;   Postoperative Complications;   radiotherapy;   Risk;   SEER Program;   Stroke;   surgery
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Authors: Sigel K, Crothers K, Dubrow R, Krauskopf K, Jao J, Sigel C, Moskowitz A, Wisnivesky J
Title: Prognosis in HIV-infected patients with non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 01
Journal: Br J Cancer 109(7):1974-80
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   complications;   diagnosis;   Female;   HIV Infections;   Humans;   Lung;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   pathology;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   United States
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Title: The unmet need in chronic lymphocytic leukemia: impact of comorbidity burden on treatment patterns and outcomes in elderly patients
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct
Journal: J Cancer Ther 4(8):
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Elderly Patients; Comorbidities; Treatment; Survival
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Authors: Caprario LC, Kent DM, Strauss GM
Title: Effects of chemotherapy on survival of elderly patients with small-cell lung cancer: analysis of the SEER-Medicare database
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct
Journal: Journal of Thoracic Oncology 8(10):
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Freedman RA, He Y, Winer EP, Keating NL
Title: Racial/Ethnic differences in receipt of timely adjuvant therapy for older women with breast cancer: are delays influenced by the hospitals where patients obtain surgical care?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct
Journal: Health Serv Res 48(5):1669-83
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Health Services Accessibility;   Humans;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Hyder O, Dodson RM, Weiss M, Cosgrove DP, Herman JM, Geschwind JF, Kamel IR, Pawlik TM
Title: Trends and patterns of utilization in post-treatment surveillance imaging among patients treated for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct
Journal: J Gastrointest Surg 17(10):1774-83
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   mortality;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Authors: Chirikov VV, Mullins CD, Hanna N, Breunig IM, Seal B, Shaya FT
Title: Multispecialist Care and Mortality in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Sep 21
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Sheets NC, Hendrix LH, Allen IM, Chen RC
Title: Trends in the use of postprostatectomy therapies for patients with prostate cancer: a surveillance, epidemiology, and end results Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Sep 15
Journal: Cancer 119(18):3295-301
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Chamie K, Litwin MS, Bassett JC, Daskivich TJ, Lai J, Hanley JM, Konety BR, Saigal CS, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Recurrence of high-risk bladder cancer: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Sep 01
Journal: Cancer 119(17):3219-27
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Disease Progression;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Morbidity;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Sex Factors;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Meyer AM, Reeder-Hayes KE, Liu H, Wheeler SB, Penn D, Weiner BJ, Carpenter WR
Title: Differential receipt of sentinel lymph node biopsy within practice-based research networks.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Sep
Journal: Med Care 51(9):812-8
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Community-Institutional Relations;   Continental Population Groups;   Diffusion of Innovation;   Female;   Humans;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy;   statistics & numerical data;   Universities
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Authors: Murphy JD, Nelson LM, Chang DT, Mell LK, Le QT
Title: Patterns of care in palliative radiotherapy: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Sep
Journal: J Oncol Pract 9(5):e220-7
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Shankaran V, Mummy D, Koepl L, Blough D, Yim YM, Yu E, Ramsey S
Title: Adverse events associated with bevacizumab and chemotherapy in older patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Sep
Journal: Clin Colorectal Cancer 12(3):204-213.e1
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   analogs & derivatives;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Camptothecin;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   complications;   Deoxycytidine;   diagnosis;   drug therapy;   Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   Prognosis;   secondary;   SEER Program
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Authors: Fisher KJ, Lee JH, Ferrante JM, McCarthy EP, Gonzalez EC, Chen R, Love-Jackson K, Roetzheim RG
Title: The effects of primary care on breast cancer mortality and incidence among Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug 15
Journal: Cancer 119(16):2964-72
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   Case-Control Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Medicare;   mortality;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Shuch B, Hanley J, Lai J, Vourganti S, Kim SP, Setodji CM, Dick AW, Chow WH, Saigal C, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Overall survival advantage with partial nephrectomy: a bias of observational data?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug 15
Journal: Cancer 119(16):2981-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Clinical Trials, Phase III as Topic;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Nephrectomy;   Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Cho H, Mariotto AB, Mann BS, Klabunde CN, Feuer EJ
Title: Assessing non-cancer-related health status of US cancer patients: other-cause survival and comorbidity prevalence.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug 01
Journal: Am J Epidemiol 178(3):339-49
Topic(s): Epidemiologic, Experimental, & Methodological Studies;   Epidemiology Studies & Related Methods;   Health Care Systems;   Health-related Quality of Life;   Outcomes (All);   Clinical Outcomes;   Outcomes Research Measures & Methods;   Research Methodology;   Risk Factors;   Screening;   Surveillance;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Surveillance, Epidemiology, & End Results (SEER) Program;   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cause of Death;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   Diabetes Mellitus;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Health Status;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Life Tables;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Multiple Organ Failure;   Neoplasm Staging;   Paralysis;   pathology;   Prevalence;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   United States;   Vascular Diseases
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Authors: Gancayco J, Soulos PR, Khiani V, Cramer LD, Ross JS, Genao I, Tinetti M, Gross CP
Title: Age-based and sex-based disparities in screening colonoscopy use among medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: J Clin Gastroenterol 47(7):630-6
Topic(s): Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Male;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   prevention & control;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Sex Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Hyder O, Dodson RM, Mayo SC, Schneider EB, Weiss MJ, Herman JM, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM
Title: Post-treatment surveillance of patients with colorectal cancer with surgically treated liver metastases.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Surgery 154(2):256-65
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   mortality;   pathology;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   secondary;   surgery;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Authors: Jinkins LJ, Parmar AD, Han Y, Duncan CB, Sheffield KM, Brown KM, Riall TS
Title: Current trends in preoperative biliary stenting in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Surgery 154(2):179-89
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Drainage;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Pancreaticoduodenectomy;   SEER Program;   Stents;   surgery
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Authors: Kaplan AL, Hu JC
Title: Use of testosterone replacement therapy in the United States and its effect on subsequent prostate cancer outcomes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Urology 82(2):321-6
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Androgens;   blood;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Hormone Replacement Therapy;   Humans;   Hypogonadism;   Male;   mortality;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Testosterone;   therapeutic use;   United States;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Killelea BK, Long JB, Chagpar AB, Ma X, Soulos PR, Ross JS, Gross CP
Title: Trends and clinical implications of preoperative breast MRI in Medicare beneficiaries with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 141(1):155-63
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Kowalczyk KJ, Choueiri TK, Hevelone ND, Trinh QD, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Lynch JH, Hu JC
Title: Comparative effectiveness, costs and trends in treatment of small renal masses from 2005 to 2007.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: BJU Int 112(4):E273-80
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   trends
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Authors: Locher JL, Bonner JA, Carroll WR, Caudell JJ, Allison JJ, Kilgore ML, Ritchie CS, Tajeu GS, Yuan Y, Roth DL
Title: Patterns of prophylactic gastrostomy tube placement in head and neck cancer patients: a consideration of the significance of social support and practice variation.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Laryngoscope 123(8):1918-25
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Enteral Nutrition;   Female;   Gastrostomy;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Intubation, Gastrointestinal;   Logistic Models;   Male;   methods;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   Social Support;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Mack CD, Glynn RJ, Brookhart MA, Carpenter WR, Meyer AM, Sandler RS, Stürmer T
Title: Calendar time-specific propensity scores and comparative effectiveness research for stage III colon cancer chemotherapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 22(8):810-8
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Registries;   therapeutic use;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Stott-Miller M, Chen C, Schwartz SM
Title: Type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome in relation to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma risk: a SEER-Medicare database study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol 37(4):428-33
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Case-Control Studies;   complications;   Confounding Factors (Epidemiology);   Databases, Factual;   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Metabolic Syndrome X;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Risk;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Welzel TM, Graubard BI, Quraishi S, Zeuzem S, Davila JA, El-Serag HB, McGlynn KA
Title: Population-attributable fractions of risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: Am J Gastroenterol 108(8):1314-21
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Case-Control Studies;   Chi-Square Distribution;   complications;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   etiology;   Female;   Hepatitis B;   Hepatitis C;   Humans;   Incidence;   Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic;   Liver Neoplasms;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Obesity;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Sex Factors;   United States;   virology
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Authors: Winner M, Mooney SJ, Hershman DL, Feingold DL, Allendorf JD, Wright JD, Neugut AI
Title: Incidence and predictors of bowel obstruction in elderly patients with stage IV colon cancer: a population-based cohort study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Aug
Journal: JAMA Surg 148(8):715-22
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Incidence;   Intestinal Obstruction;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Silber JH, Rosenbaum PR, Clark AS, Giantonio BJ, Ross RN, Teng Y, Wang M, Niknam BA, Ludwig JM, Wang W, Even-Shoshan O, Fox KR
Title: Characteristics associated with differences in survival among black and white women with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul 24
Journal: JAMA 310(4):389-97
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   Case-Control Studies;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Health Status Disparities;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Medicare;   mortality;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Walker GV, Giordano SH, Williams M, Jiang J, Niu J, MacKinnon J, Anderson P, Wohler B, Sinclair AH, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Buchholz TA, Smith BD
Title: Muddy water? Variation in reporting receipt of breast cancer radiation therapy by population-based tumor registries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul 15
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86(4):686-93
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Clinical Coding;   Female;   Florida;   Humans;   Medicare;   New York;   pathology;   radiotherapy;   Registries;   SEER Program;   Sensitivity and Specificity;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   Texas;   United States
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Authors: Mack JW, Chen K, Boscoe FP, Gesten FC, Roohan PJ, Weeks JC, Schymura MJ, Schrag D
Title: Underuse of hospice care by Medicaid-insured patients with stage IV lung cancer in New York and California.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 31(20):2569-79
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   Age Factors;   California;   Cause of Death;   Cohort Studies;   economics;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Long-Term Care;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicaid;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Needs Assessment;   Neoplasm Staging;   New York;   Palliative Care;   pathology;   Patient Acceptance of Health Care;   Registries;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Sex Factors;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   United States;   utilization;   Young Adult
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Authors: Stokes WA, Hendrix LH, Royce TJ, Allen IM, Godley PA, Wang AZ, Chen RC
Title: Racial differences in time from prostate cancer diagnosis to treatment initiation: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul 01
Journal: Cancer 119(13):2486-93
Topic(s): Health Disparities
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal;   Brachytherapy;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Time-to-Treatment;   United States
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Authors: Akushevich I, Kravchenko J, Ukraintseva S, Arbeev K, Yashin AI
Title: Time trends of incidence of age-associated diseases in the US elderly population: Medicare-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: Age Ageing 42(4):494-500
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Distribution;   Age of Onset;   Aging;   Alzheimer Disease;   Asthma;   Cardiovascular Diseases;   Diabetes Mellitus;   epidemiology;   Female;   Goiter;   Humans;   Incidence;   Least-Squares Analysis;   Linear Models;   Lung Diseases;   Male;   Medicare;   Melanoma;   Neoplasms;   Renal Insufficiency, Chronic;   SEER Program;   Sex Distribution;   Sex Factors;   Skin Neoplasms;   Time Factors;   trends;   Ulcer;   United States
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Authors: Bekelman JE, Suneja G, Guzzo T, Pollack CE, Armstrong K, Epstein AJ
Title: Effect of practice integration between urologists and radiation oncologists on prostate cancer treatment patterns.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: J Urol 190(1):97-101
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Biopsy, Needle;   blood;   Cancer Care Facilities;   Databases, Factual;   Delivery of Health Care, Integrated;   Disease-Free Survival;   Group Practice;   Humans;   Interprofessional Relations;   Male;   Medical Oncology;   methods;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   organization & administration;   pathology;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prognosis;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Quality of Health Care;   Radiation Oncology;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   Urology
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Authors: Breunig IM, Shaya FT, Hanna N, Seal B, Chirikov VV, Daniel Mullins C
Title: Transarterial chemoembolization treatment: association between multiple treatments, cumulative expenditures, and survival.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul-Aug
Journal: Value Health 16(5):760-8
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Chemoembolization, Therapeutic;   Continental Population Groups;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   Drug Administration Schedule;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Sex Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Dodgion CM, Neville BA, Lipsitz SR, Hu YY, Schrag D, Breen E, Greenberg CC
Title: Do older Americans undergo stoma reversal following low anterior resection for rectal cancer?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: J Surg Res 183(1):238-45
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Female;   Hospitals;   Humans;   Male;   Rectal Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Surgical Stomas;   utilization
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Authors: Keating NL, O'Malley AJ, Freedland SJ, Smith MR
Title: Does comorbidity influence the risk of myocardial infarction or diabetes during androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: Eur Urol 64(1):159-66
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal;   chemically induced;   Comorbidity;   Diabetes Mellitus;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Myocardial Infarction;   Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: VanderWalde NA, Meyer A, Liu H, Tyree SD, Zullig LL, Carpenter WR, Shores CD, Weissler MC, Hayes DN, Fleming M, Chera BS
Title: Patterns of care in older patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol 4(3):262-70
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Winner M, Mooney SJ, Hershman DL, Feingold DL, Allendorf JD, Wright JD, Neugut AI
Title: Management and outcomes of bowel obstruction in patients with stage IV colon cancer: a population-based cohort study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: Dis Colon Rectum 56(7):834-43
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   complications;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Incidence;   Intestinal Obstruction;   Intestine, Large;   Length of Stay;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Wright JD, Deutsch I, Wilde ET, Ananth CV, Neugut AI, Lewin SN, Siddiq Z, Herzog TJ, Hershman DL
Title: Uptake and outcomes of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for uterine cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 130(1):43-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   economics;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Intestinal Obstruction;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Logistic Models;   Multivariate Analysis;   Radiation Injuries;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Uterine Neoplasms
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Authors: Yao N, Mackley HB, Anderson RT, Recht A
Title: Survival after partial breast brachytherapy in elderly patients with nonmetastatic breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jul-Aug
Journal: Brachytherapy 12(4):293-302
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Brachytherapy;   Breast Neoplasms;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   therapy
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Authors: Zheng Z, Hanna N, Onukwugha E, Bikov KA, Mullins CD
Title: Hospital Center Effect for Laparoscopic Colectomy Among Elderly Stage I-III Colon Cancer Patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun 28
Journal: Ann Surg
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Schroeck FR, Skolarus TA, Wei JT, Montie JE, Gilbert SM, Strope SA, Dunn RL, Miller DC, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Use of advanced treatment technologies among men at low risk of dying from prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun 26
Journal: JAMA 309(24):2587-95
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Male;   Medicare;   Mortality;   Prognosis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   utilization;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Goldin GH, Sheets NC, Meyer AM, Kuo TM, Wu Y, Stürmer T, Godley PA, Carpenter WR, Chen RC
Title: Comparative effectiveness of intensity-modulated radiotherapy and conventional conformal radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun 24
Journal: JAMA Intern Med 173(12):1136-43
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Cohort Studies;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   economics;   Humans;   Male;   Postoperative Period;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiation Dosage;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Sun M, Sammon JD, Becker A, Roghmann F, Tian Z, Kim SP, Larouche A, Abdollah F, Hu JC, Karakiewicz PI, Trinh QD
Title: Radical prostatectomy vs radiotherapy vs observation among older patients with clinically localized prostate cancer: a comparative effectiveness evaluation.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun 20
Journal: BJU Int
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lund JL, Stürmer T, Sanoff HK, Brookhart A, Sandler RS, Warren JL
Title: Determinants of adjuvant oxaliplatin receipt among older stage II and III colorectal cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun 01
Journal: Cancer 119(11):2038-47
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Quality of Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Patterns of Care Studies/Quality of Care Studies;   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Zhu J, Sharma DB, Chen AB, Johnson BE, Weeks JC, Schrag D
Title: Comparative effectiveness of three platinum-doublet chemotherapy regimens in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun 01
Journal: Cancer 119(11):2048-60
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carboplatin;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Cohort Studies;   Deoxycytidine;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   Paclitaxel;   pathology;   Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   Taxoids;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Austin S, Martin MY, Kim Y, Funkhouser EM, Partridge EE, Pisu M
Title: Disparities in use of gynecologic oncologists for women with ovarian cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Health Serv Res 48(3):1135-53
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Gynecology;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Medical Oncology;   Medicare;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Bekelman JE, Handorf EA, Guzzo T, Evan Pollack C, Christodouleas J, Resnick MJ, Swisher-McClure S, Vaughn D, Ten Have T, Polsky D, Mitra N
Title: Radical cystectomy versus bladder-preserving therapy for muscle-invasive urothelial carcinoma: examining confounding and misclassification biasin cancer observational comparative effectiveness research.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Value Health 16(4):610-8
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Transitional Cell;   Cohort Studies;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Computer Simulation;   Confounding Factors (Epidemiology);   Cystectomy;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Berry MF, Worni M, Pietrobon R, D'Amico TA, Akushevich I
Title: Variability in the treatment of elderly patients with stage IIIA (N2) non-small-cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: J Thorac Oncol 8(6):744-52
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Pneumonectomy;   Prognosis;   Radiotherapy Dosage;   Retrospective Studies;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   therapy
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Authors: Davidoff AJ, Weiss SR, Baer MR, Ke X, Hendrick F, Zeidan A, Gore SD
Title: Patterns of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent use among Medicare beneficiaries with myelodysplastic syndromes and consistency with clinical guidelines.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Leuk Res 37(6):675-80
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   drug therapy;   Drug Utilization;   economics;   epidemiology;   Erythropoietin;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Hematinics;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Recombinant Proteins;   Registries;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Dinan MA, Curtis LH, Carpenter WR, Biddle AK, Abernethy AP, Patz EF Jr, Schulman KA, Weinberger M
Title: Variations in use of PET among Medicare beneficiaries with non-small cell lung cancer, 1998-2007.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Radiology 267(3):807-17
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Chi-Square Distribution;   epidemiology;   Ethnic Groups;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   radionuclide imaging;   Regression Analysis;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Du XL, Cai Y, Symanski E
Title: Association between chemotherapy and cognitive impairments in a large cohort of patients with colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Int J Oncol 42(6):2123-33
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   chemically induced;   Cognition Disorders;   Cohort Studies;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Dementia;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   psychology;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use
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Authors: In H, Jiang W, Lipsitz SR, Neville BA, Weeks JC, Greenberg CC
Title: Variation in the utilization of reconstruction following mastectomy in elderly women.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(6):1872-9
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma in Situ;   Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast;   Female;   Health Services Accessibility;   Hospitals;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Mammaplasty;   Mastectomy;   Multivariate Analysis;   Quality of Life;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Kaplan JR, Kowalczyk KJ, Borza T, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Friedlander DF, Trinh QD, Hu JC
Title: Patterns of care and outcomes of radiotherapy for lymph node positivity after radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: BJU Int 111(8):1208-14
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Disease-Free Survival;   epidemiology;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lymph Nodes;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   methods;   Middle Aged;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Prospective Studies;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Retrospective Studies;   secondary;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Treatment Outcome;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Meyers J, Yu Y, Kaye JA, Davis KL
Title: Medicare fee-for-service enrollees with primary acute myeloid leukemia: an analysis of treatment patterns, survival, and healthcare resource utilization and costs.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Appl Health Econ Health Policy 11(3):275-86
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Drug Therapy;   economics;   Fee-for-Service Plans;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Resource Allocation;   Retrospective Studies;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Oberstein PE, Hershman DL, Khanna LG, Chabot JA, Insel BJ, Neugut AI
Title: Uptake and patterns of use of gemcitabine for metastatic pancreatic cancer: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Cancer Invest 31(5):316-22
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic;   Cohort Studies;   Deoxycytidine;   drug therapy;   Drug Utilization;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   pathology;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Panchal JM, Lairson DR, Chan W, Du XL
Title: Geographic variation and sociodemographic disparity in the use of oxaliplatin-containing chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Clin Colorectal Cancer 12(2):113-21
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Health Services Needs and Demand;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Leucovorin;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   United States;   Urban Population
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Authors: Wright JD, Neugut AI, Lewin SN, Lu YS, Herzog TJ, Hershman DL
Title: Trends in hospital volume and patterns of referral for women with gynecologic cancers.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jun
Journal: Obstet Gynecol 121(6):1217-25
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri;   Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Female;   Gynecologic Surgical Procedures;   Humans;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   Referral and Consultation;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   trends;   United States;   Uterine Neoplasms
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Authors: Austin SR, Wong YN, Uzzo RG, Beck JR, Egleston BL
Title: Why Summary Comorbidity Measures Such As the Charlson Comorbidity Index and Elixhauser Score Work.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May 23
Journal: Med Care
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Cooper GS, Kou TD, Barnholtz Sloan JS, Koroukian SM, Schluchter MD
Title: Use of colonoscopy for polyp surveillance in Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May 15
Journal: Cancer 119(10):1800-7
Topic(s): Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Barium Sulfate;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Colonic Polyps;   Colonoscopy;   diagnosis;   diagnostic use;   Early Detection of Cancer;   economics;   Enema;   epidemiology;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Multivariate Analysis;   Occult Blood;   Population Surveillance;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   prevention & control;   Sampling Studies;   SEER Program;   Sigmoidoscopy;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Sharma A, Schwartz SM, Méndez E
Title: Hospital volume is associated with survival but not multimodality therapy in Medicare patients with advanced head and neck cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May 15
Journal: Cancer 119(10):1845-52
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   epidemiology;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Hospitals, High-Volume;   Hospitals, Low-Volume;   Humans;   Interdisciplinary Communication;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Odds Ratio;   Oncology Service, Hospital;   pathology;   Patient Care Team;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Huo J, Du XL, Lairson DR, Chan W, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Guadagnolo BA
Title: Utilization of Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, and Hospice at the End of Life for Patients Diagnosed With Metastatic Melanoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May 02
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Brooks GA, Li L, Sharma DB, Weeks JC, Hassett MJ, Yabroff KR, Schrag D
Title: Regional variation in spending and survival for older adults with advanced cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May 01
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 105(9):634-42
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Epidemiologic, Experimental, & Methodological Studies;   Epidemiology Studies & Related Methods;   Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Clinical Outcomes;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Pancreas;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Expenditures;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms;   Palliative Care;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   pathology;   Patient-Centered Care;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Chia VM, O'Malley CD, Danese MD, Lindquist KJ, Gleeson ML, Kelsh MA, Griffiths RI
Title: Prevalence and incidence of comorbidities in elderly women with ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 129(2):346-52
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Case-Control Studies;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Incidence;   Medicare;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   Prevalence;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Kuykendal AR, Hendrix LH, Salloum RG, Godley PA, Chen RC
Title: Guideline-discordant androgen deprivation therapy in localized prostate cancer: patterns of use in the medicare population and cost implications.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Ann Oncol 24(5):1338-43
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Androgen Antagonists;   blood;   drug therapy;   economics;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Staging;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Lund JL, Stürmer T, Harlan LC, Sanoff HK, Sandler RS, Brookhart MA, Warren JL
Title: Identifying specific chemotherapeutic agents in Medicare data: a validation study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Med Care 51(5):e27-34
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Patterns of Care Studies/Quality of Care Studies;   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   drug therapy;   Female;   Health Services Research;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasms;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Neuman HB, Weiss JM, Leverson G, O'Connor ES, Greenblatt DY, Loconte NK, Greenberg CC, Smith MA
Title: Predictors of short-term postoperative survival after elective colectomy in colon cancer patients ≥ 80 years of age.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(5):1427-35
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   complications;   Decision Making;   Dementia;   Female;   Geriatric Assessment;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Marital Status;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Surgical Procedures, Elective
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Authors: Olszewski AJ, Castillo JJ
Title: Comparative outcomes of oncologic therapy in gastric extranodal marginal zone (MALT) lymphoma: analysis of the SEER-Medicare database.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Ann Oncol 24(5):1352-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Antineoplastic Agents, Alkylating;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Cyclophosphamide;   Disease-Free Survival;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   radiotherapy;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Vidarabine
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Authors: Pruitt SL, Harzke AJ, Davidson NO, Schootman M
Title: Do diagnostic and treatment delays for colorectal cancer increase risk of death?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Cancer Causes Control 24(5):961-77
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colon;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Early Detection of Cancer;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   mortality;   pathology;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Time Factors
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Authors: Shao YH, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, Jang TL, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Fracture after androgen deprivation therapy among men with a high baseline risk of skeletal complications.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: BJU Int 111(5):745-52
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Bone Density;   complications;   drug effects;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Fractures, Bone;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   mortality;   Orchiectomy;   Osteoporosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Spencer BA, Insel BJ, Hershman DL, Benson MC, Neugut AI
Title: Racial disparities in the use of palliative therapy for ureteral obstruction among elderly patients with advanced prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Support Care Cancer 21(5):1303-11
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   complications;   Databases, Factual;   ethnology;   etiology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Nephrostomy, Percutaneous;   Palliative Care;   pathology;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Stents;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   United States;   Ureteral Obstruction
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Authors: Wang YR, Cangemi JR, Loftus EV Jr, Picco MF
Title: Increased odds of interval left-sided colorectal cancer after flexible sigmoidoscopy compared with colonoscopy in older patients in the United States: a population-based analysis of the SEER-Medicare linked database, 2001-2005.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Mayo Clin Proc 88(5):471-8
Topic(s): Policy;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colon, Descending;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   methods;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Sigmoidoscopy;   United States
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Authors: Connelly-Frost A, Shantakumar S, Kobayashi MG, Li H, Li L
Title: Older renal cell cancer patients experience increased rates of venous thromboembolic events: a retrospective cohort study of SEER-Medicare data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 27
Journal: BMC Cancer 13(1):209
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Kadakia A, Rajan SS, Abughosh S, Du XL, Johnson ML
Title: CMF-Regimen Preferred as First-course Chemotherapy for Older and Sicker Women With Breast Cancer: Findings From a SEER-Medicare-based Population Study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 19
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Fenton JJ, Xing G, Elmore JG, Bang H, Chen SL, Lindfors KK, Baldwin LM
Title: Short-term outcomes of screening mammography using computer-aided detection: a population-based study of medicare enrollees.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 16
Journal: Ann Intern Med 158(8):580-7
Topic(s): Screening
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating;   Early Detection of Cancer;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Mammography;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   pathology;   Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted;   radiography;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Yang Y, Mauldin PD, Ebeling M, Hulsey TC, Liu B, Thomas MB, Camp ER, Esnaola NF
Title: Effect of metabolic syndrome and its components on recurrence and survival in colon cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 15
Journal: Cancer 119(8):1512-20
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Metabolic Syndrome X;   metabolism;   mortality;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Cooper GS, Kou TD, Rex DK
Title: Complications following colonoscopy with anesthesia assistance: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 08
Journal: JAMA Intern Med 173(7):551-6
Topic(s): Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Colon;   Colonoscopy;   Deep Sedation;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   injuries;   Intestinal Perforation;   Male;   Pneumonia, Aspiration;   Postoperative Complications;   SEER Program;   Splenic Rupture
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Authors: Bikov KA, Mullins CD, Seal B, Onukwugha E, Hanna N
Title: Algorithm for Identifying Chemotherapy/Biological Regimens for Metastatic Colon Cancer in SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 01
Journal: Med Care
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Roberts KB, Soulos PR, Herrin J, Yu JB, Long JB, Dostaler E, Gross CP
Title: The adoption of new adjuvant radiation therapy modalities among Medicare beneficiaries with breast cancer: clinical correlates and cost implications.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85(5):1186-92
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Brachytherapy;   Breast Neoplasms;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Insurance, Health, Reimbursement;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   methods;   pathology;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Chen F, Wang Z, Bhattacharyya T
Title: Convergence of outcomes for hip fracture fixation by nails and plates.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Clin Orthop Relat Res 471(4):1349-55
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged, 80 and over;   Bone Nails;   Bone Plates;   Comorbidity;   Female;   Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary;   Hip Fractures;   Humans;   instrumentation;   Male;   Medicare;   Operative Time;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Reoperation;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Fernandez FG, Crabtree TD, Liu J, Meyers BF
Title: Incremental risk of prior coronary arterial stents for pulmonary resection.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Ann Thorac Surg 95(4):1212-20
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary;   complications;   Coronary Angiography;   Coronary Artery Disease;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Myocardial Infarction;   Pneumonectomy;   radiography;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Stents;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Hollenbeak CS, Boltz MM, Schaefer EW, Saunders BD, Goldenberg D
Title: Recurrence of differentiated thyroid cancer in the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Eur J Endocrinol 168(4):549-56
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cell Differentiation;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   pathology;   physiology;   Population Surveillance;   Registries;   Thyroid Neoplasms
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Authors: Mooney SJ, Winner M, Hershman DL, Wright JD, Feingold DL, Allendorf JD, Neugut AI
Title: Bowel obstruction in elderly ovarian cancer patients: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 129(1):107-12
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   complications;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Intestinal Obstruction;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   pathology;   SEER Program;   surgery
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Authors: O'Shaughnessy MJ, Jarosek SL, Virnig BA, Konety BR, Elliott SP
Title: Factors associated with reduction in use of neoadjuvant androgen suppression therapy before radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Urology 81(4):745-51
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Antineoplastic Agents, Hormonal;   drug therapy;   Humans;   Male;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   surgery;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Schneider EB, Haider AH, Hyder O, Efron JE, Lidor AO, Pawlik TM
Title: Assessing short- and long-term outcomes among black vs white Medicare patients undergoing resection of colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Am J Surg 205(4):402-8
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colectomy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Health Status Disparities;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Odds Ratio;   Patient Readmission;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Rectum;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Zandberg DP, Huang TY, Ke X, Baer MR, Gore SD, Smith SW, Davidoff AJ
Title: Treatment and outcomes for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia compared to myelodysplastic syndromes in older adults.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Apr
Journal: Haematologica 98(4):584-90
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Acute Disease;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Disease Progression;   Drug Therapy;   Erythrocyte Transfusion;   Female;   Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Leukemia, Myeloid;   Leukemia, Myelomonocytic, Chronic;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Middle Aged;   Multivariate Analysis;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   pathology;   Patient Outcome Assessment;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Snyder CF, Frick KD, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Neville BA, Wolff AC, Carducci MA, Earle CC
Title: Quality of care for comorbid conditions during the transition to survivorship: differences between cancer survivors and noncancer controls.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 31(9):1140-8
Topic(s): Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   complications;   Cross-Sectional Studies;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasms;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Quality of Health Care;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapy
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Authors: Brawarsky P, Neville BA, Fitzmaurice GM, Earle C, Haas JS
Title: Surveillance after resection for colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar 15
Journal: Cancer 119(6):1235-42
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analysis;   Carcinoembryonic Antigen;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Health Services Accessibility;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Male;   surgery;   Survivors;   therapy
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Authors: Guadagnolo BA, Huo J, Liao KP, Buchholz TA, Das P
Title: Changing trends in radiation therapy technologies in the last year of life for patients diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar 01
Journal: Cancer 119(5):1089-97
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Pancreas;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   Radiosurgery;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Chien LC, Schootman M, Pruitt SL
Title: The modifying effect of patient location on stage-specific survival following colorectal cancer using geosurvival models.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: Cancer Causes Control 24(3):473-84
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Bayes Theorem;   Cities;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Demography;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Geography;   Georgia;   Humans;   Male;   Michigan;   Models, Statistical;   mortality;   Rectal Neoplasms;   Registries;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis
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Authors: Loeb S, Carter HB, Berndt SI, Ricker W, Schaeffer EM
Title: Is repeat prostate biopsy associated with a greater risk of hospitalization? Data from SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: J Urol 189(3):867-70
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Biopsy, Needle;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   pathology;   Prostate;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Nurgalieva ZZ, Franzini L, Morgan RO, Vernon SW, Liu CC, Du XL
Title: Impact of timing of adjuvant chemotherapy initiation and completion after surgery on racial disparities in survival among women with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: Med Oncol 30(1):419
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Screening;   Surveillance;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Continental Population Groups;   drug therapy;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   mortality;   SEER Program;   surgery
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Authors: Satram-Hoang S, Lee L, Yu S, Guduru SR, Gunuganti AR, Reyes C, McKenna E
Title: Comparative effectiveness of chemotherapy in elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: J Gastrointest Cancer 44(1):79-88
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Deoxycytidine;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Leucovorin;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   Prognosis;   Retrospective Studies;   secondary;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Sigel K, Mhango G, Cohen J, Halm EA, Mandeli J, Strauss G, Wisnivesky J
Title: Outcomes after adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy in elderly NSCLC patients with T4 disease.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(3):1013-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Carcinoma, Large Cell;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   drug therapy;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Platinum;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Spencer BA, McBride RB, Hershman DL, Buono D, Herr HW, Benson MC, Gupta-Mohile S, Neugut AI
Title: Adjuvant intravesical bacillus calmette-guérin therapy and survival among elderly patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: J Oncol Pract 9(2):92-8
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adjuvants, Immunologic;   administration & dosage;   Administration, Intravesical;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   BCG Vaccine;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Wang YR, Cangemi JR, Loftus EV Jr, Picco MF
Title: Rate of early/missed colorectal cancers after colonoscopy in older patients with or without inflammatory bowel disease in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Mar
Journal: Am J Gastroenterol 108(3):444-9
Topic(s): Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   complications;   diagnosis;   Early Detection of Cancer;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Inflammatory Bowel Diseases;   Male;   SEER Program;   Sensitivity and Specificity;   statistics & numerical data;   United States
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Authors: Morgans AK, Smith MR, O'Malley AJ, Keating NL
Title: Bone density testing among prostate cancer survivors treated with androgen-deprivation therapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb 15
Journal: Cancer 119(4):863-70
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Bone Density;   Cohort Studies;   drug effects;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Humans;   Male;   Odds Ratio;   physiopathology;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Survivors;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Gross CP, Long JB, Ross JS, Abu-Khalaf MM, Wang R, Killelea BK, Gold HT, Chagpar AB, Ma X
Title: The cost of breast cancer screening in the Medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb 11
Journal: JAMA Intern Med 173(3):220-6
Topic(s): Screening
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   economics;   epidemiology;   Fee-for-Service Plans;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Halasz LM, Weeks JC, Neville BA, Taback N, Punglia RS
Title: Use of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85(2):e109-16
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Brain Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Radiosurgery;   Registries;   secondary;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Neuman HB, O'Connor ES, Weiss J, Loconte NK, Greenblatt DY, Greenberg CC, Smith MA
Title: Surgical treatment of colon cancer in patients aged 80 years and older : analysis of 31,574 patients in the SEER-Medicare database.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb 01
Journal: Cancer 119(3):639-47
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Algorithms;   Carcinoma;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   Databases, Factual;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Vest MT, Herrin J, Soulos PR, Decker RH, Tanoue L, Michaud G, Kim AW, Detterbeck F, Morgensztern D, Gross CP
Title: Use of new treatment modalities for non-small cell lung cancer care in the Medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb 01
Journal: Chest 143(2):429-35
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Linear Models;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Radiosurgery;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Kim PH, Pinheiro LC, Atoria CL, Eastham JA, Sandhu JS, Elkin EB
Title: Trends in the use of incontinence procedures after radical prostatectomy: a population based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb
Journal: J Urol 189(2):602-8
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   etiology;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Prostatectomy;   surgery;   trends;   Urinary Incontinence;   Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male;   utilization
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Authors: Matushansky I, Dela Cruz F, Insel BJ, Hershman DL, Neugut AI
Title: Chemotherapy use in elderly patients with soft tissue sarcoma: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb
Journal: Cancer Invest 31(2):83-91
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Comorbidity;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;   Sarcoma;   SEER Program;   Social Class;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Rajan SS, Carpenter WR, Stearns SC, Lyman GH
Title: Short-term costs associated with primary prophylactic G-CSF use during chemotherapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb
Journal: Am J Manag Care 19(2):150-9
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemically induced;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Hospital Costs;   Humans;   Neutropenia;   Registries;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Revels SL, Banerjee M, Yin H, Sonnenday CJ, Birkmeyer JD
Title: Racial disparities in surgical resection and survival among elderly patients with poor prognosis cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 216(2):312-9
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Esophagus;   Liver;   Lung;   Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasms;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Wang SY, Kuntz KM, Tuttle TM, Jacobs DR Jr, Kane RL, Virnig BA
Title: The association of preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging and multiple breast surgeries among older women with early stage breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Feb
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 138(1):137-47
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Screening;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   SEER Program;   surgery
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Authors: Guadagnolo BA, Liao KP, Elting L, Giordano S, Buchholz TA, Shih YC
Title: Use of radiation therapy in the last 30 days of life among a large population-based cohort of elderly patients in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 31(1):80-7
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Pancreas;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Health Care Costs;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasms;   Prognosis;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Mahnken JD, Keighley JD, Girod DA, Chen X, Mayo MS
Title: Identifying incident oral and pharyngeal cancer cases using Medicare claims.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan 01
Journal: BMC Oral Health 13(1):1
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Algorithms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Insurance Claim Review;   Male;   Medicare;   Mouth Neoplasms;   Pharyngeal Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   Sensitivity and Specificity;   United States
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Authors: Cook LS, Nelson HE, Cockburn M, Olson SH, Muller CY, Wiggins CL
Title: Comorbidities and endometrial cancer survival in Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: Cancer Causes Control 24(1):61-9
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Endometrioid;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Endometrial Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   mortality;   physiology;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival;   Survivors;   United States
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Authors: Crivello ML, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Egleston BL, Evers K, Wong YN, Boraas M, Bleicher RJ
Title: Advanced imaging modalities in early stage breast cancer: preoperative use in the United States Medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 20(1):102-10
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Bone Neoplasms;   Brain Neoplasms;   Breast Neoplasms;   Confidence Intervals;   diagnosis;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   Medicare;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Preoperative Care;   radionuclide imaging;   secondary;   statistics & numerical data;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Goulart BH, Reyes CM, Fedorenko CR, Mummy DG, Satram-Hoang S, Koepl LM, Blough DK, Ramsey SD
Title: Referral and treatment patterns among patients with stages III and IV non-small-cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Oncol Pract 9(1):42-50
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medical Oncology;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Physicians, Primary Care;   Referral and Consultation;   SEER Program;   Specialization;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Skolarus TA, Wei JT, Montie JE, Schroeck FR, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Certificate of need legislation and the dissemination of robotic surgery for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Urol 189(1):80-5
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Certificate of Need;   Diffusion of Innovation;   Humans;   legislation & jurisprudence;   Male;   methods;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Robotics;   surgery;   utilization
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Authors: Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Tan HJ, Ye Z, Skolarus TA, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Hospitalization trends after prostate and bladder surgery: implications of potential payment reforms.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Urol 189(1):59-65
Topic(s): Policy
Tumor Site(s): Prostate;   Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cystectomy;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Patient Discharge;   Patient Readmission;   Prostatectomy;   Reimbursement Mechanisms;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   trends
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Authors: Khanna A, Hu JC, Gu X, Nguyen PL, Lipsitz S, Palapattu GS
Title: Certificate of need programs, intensity modulated radiation therapy use and the cost of prostate cancer care.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Urol 189(1):75-9
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Certificate of Need;   economics;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   utilization
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Authors: Kim S, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, Li H, Shao YH, Shen S, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Severe genitourinary toxicity following radiation therapy for prostate cancer--how long does it last?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Urol 189(1):116-21
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   etiology;   Humans;   Male;   Male Urogenital Diseases;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiation Injuries;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   Severity of Illness Index;   Time Factors
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Authors: Lin CC, Virgo KS
Title: Association between the availability of medical oncologists and initiation of chemotherapy for patients with stage III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Oncol Pract 9(1):27-33
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   Female;   Hospitals;   Humans;   Male;   manpower;   Medical Oncology;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Parsons HM, Begun JW, McGovern PM, Tuttle TM, Kuntz KM, Virnig BA
Title: Hospital characteristics associated with maintenance or improvement of guideline-recommended lymph node evaluation for colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: Med Care 51(1):60-7
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Female;   Hospital Bed Capacity;   Hospitals;   Hospitals, Teaching;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Ownership;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Quality Indicators, Health Care;   Residence Characteristics;   SEER Program;   Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Presley CJ, Raldow AC, Cramer LD, Soulos PR, Long JB, Yu JB, Makarov DV, Gross CP
Title: A new approach to understanding racial disparities in prostate cancer treatment
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol 4(1):1-8
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Prostatic neoplasms;   Healthcare disparities;   Minority health;   Standard-of-care;   Population;   Geriatrics
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Authors: Quon JL, Yu JB, Soulos PR, Gross CP
Title: The relation between age and androgen deprivation therapy use among men in the Medicare population receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol 4(1):9-18
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Sathiakumar N, Delzell E, Morrisey MA, Falkson C, Yong M, Chia V, Blackburn J, Arora T, Kilgore ML
Title: Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among patients 65 years and above with lung cancer: A population-based analysis of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: Lung India 30(1):20-6
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Singh A, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS
Title: Many patients who undergo surgery for colorectal cancer receive surveillance colonoscopies earlier than recommended by guidelines.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11(1):65-72.e1
Topic(s): Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Health Services Research;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Time Factors
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Authors: Sun M, Bianchi M, Trinh QD, Hansen J, Abdollah F, Hanna N, Tian Z, Shariat SF, Montorsi F, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Comparison of partial vs radical nephrectomy with regard to other-cause mortality in T1 renal cell carcinoma among patients aged ≥75 years with multiple comorbidities.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Jan
Journal: BJU Int 111(1):67-73
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Comorbidity;   Epidemiologic Methods;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Title: Evaluating costs with unmeasured confounding: a sensitivity analysis for the treatment effect
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: Annals of Applied Statistics 7(4):2062-80
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Butler EN, Chawla N, Lund J, Harlan LC, Warren JL, Yabroff KR
Title: Patterns of colorectal cancer care in the United States and Canada: a systematic review.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2013(46):13-35
Topic(s): Guidance & Policy Research;   Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Quality of Care;   Research Methodology;   Surveillance;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Patterns of Care Studies/Quality of Care Studies;   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Canada;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Quality of Health Care;   Survival Analysis;   Terminal Care;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Fishman PA, Hornbrook MC, Ritzwoller DP, O'Keeffe-Rosetti MC, Lafata JE, Salloum RG
Title: The challenge of conducting comparative effectiveness research in cancer: the impact of a fragmented U.S. health-care system.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2013(46):99-105
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Delivery of Health Care;   diagnosis;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Maintenance Organizations;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasms;   organization & administration;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Gigli A, Warren JL, Yabroff KR, Francisci S, Stedman M, Guzzinati S, Giusti F, Miccinesi G, Crocetti E, Angiolini C, Mariotto A
Title: Initial treatment for newly diagnosed elderly colorectal cancer patients: patterns of care in Italy and the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst Monogr 2013(46):88-98
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Epidemiology Studies & Related Methods;   Health Care Systems;   Quality of Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Patterns of Care Studies/Quality of Care Studies;   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Delivery of Health Care;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Expenditures;   Humans;   Italy;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   SEER Program;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Griffiths RI, O'Malley CD, Herbert RJ, Danese MD
Title: Misclassification of incident conditions using claims data: impact of varying the period used to exclude pre-existing disease.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: BMC Med Res Methodol 13():32
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Breast Neoplasms;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Insurance Claim Review;   Medicare;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Owonikoko TK, Ragin C, Chen Z, Kim S, Behera M, Brandes JC, Saba NF, Pentz R, Ramalingam SS, Khuri FR
Title: Real-world effectiveness of systemic agents approved for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a SEER-Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: Oncologist 18(5):600-10
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Meta-Analysis as Topic;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Danese MD, Gleeson ML, Valderas JM
Title: Epidemiology and outcomes of previously undiagnosed diabetes in older women with breast cancer: an observational cohort study based on SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec 22
Journal: BMC Cancer 12(1):613
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cohort Studies;   Diabetes Mellitus;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Multivariate Analysis;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis
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Authors: Bleicher RJ, Ruth K, Sigurdson ER, Ross E, Wong YN, Patel SA, Boraas M, Topham NS, Egleston BL
Title: Preoperative delays in the US Medicare population with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(36):4485-92
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Mastectomy;   Medicare;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Time Factors;   United States;   Waiting Lists
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Authors: Chen J, Long JB, Hurria A, Owusu C, Steingart RM, Gross CP
Title: Incidence of heart failure or cardiomyopathy after adjuvant trastuzumab therapy for breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec 18
Journal: J Am Coll Cardiol 60(24):2504-12
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cardiomyopathies;   chemically induced;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Heart Failure;   Humans;   Incidence;   SEER Program
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Gleeson ML, Mikhael J, Dreyling MH, Danese MD
Title: Comparative effectiveness and cost of adding rituximab to first-line chemotherapy for elderly patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec 15
Journal: Cancer 118(24):6079-88
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse;   Male;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prognosis;   Quality-Adjusted Life Years;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Chang CM, Warren JL, Engels EA
Title: Chronic fatigue syndrome and subsequent risk of cancer among elderly US adults.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec 01
Journal: Cancer 118(23):5929-36
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   complications;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic;   Female;   Humans;   Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin;   Male;   Neoplasms;   Odds Ratio;   Risk;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Shirvani SM, Jiang J, Chang JY, Welsh JW, Gomez DR, Swisher S, Buchholz TA, Smith BD
Title: Comparative effectiveness of 5 treatment strategies for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer in the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84(5):1060-70
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Analysis of Variance;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Female;   Humans;   Lung;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Pneumonectomy;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Radiosurgery;   Radiotherapy;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Smoking;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Epstein AJ, Johnson SJ
Title: Physician response to financial incentives when choosing drugs to treat breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Int J Health Care Finance Econ 12(4):285-302
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   Drugs, Generic;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Medicare;   Motivation;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   pathology;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Halpern MT, Holden DJ
Title: Disparities in timeliness of care for U.S. Medicare patients diagnosed with cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Curr Oncol 19(6):e404-13
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Skolarus TA, Wei JT, Montie JE, Schroeck FR, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Managed care and the diffusion of intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Urology 80(6):1236-42
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Diffusion of Innovation;   Humans;   Male;   Managed Care Programs;   Medicare;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Jayadevappa R, Malkowicz SB, Chhatre S, Johnson JC, Gallo JJ
Title: The burden of depression in prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Psychooncology 21(12):1338-45
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cost of Illness;   Depression;   diagnosis;   economics;   epidemiology;   Fee-for-Service Plans;   Health Care Costs;   Health Resources;   Health Services Needs and Demand;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Male;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   mortality;   Odds Ratio;   Prevalence;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   psychology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   therapy;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Kutikov A, Egleston BL, Canter D, Smaldone MC, Wong YN, Uzzo RG
Title: Competing risks of death in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma: a comorbidity based model.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: J Urol 188(6):2077-83
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Cause of Death;   Comorbidity;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Models, Statistical;   mortality;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   Survival Rate
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Authors: Lu-Yao GL, Albertsen PC, Li H, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, DiPaola RS, Yao SL
Title: Does primary androgen-deprivation therapy delay the receipt of secondary cancer therapy for localized prostate cancer?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Eur Urol 62(6):966-72
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   Humans;   Male;   Palliative Care;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Time Factors
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Authors: Morgan TM, Barocas DA, Keegan KA, Cookson MS, Chang SS, Ni S, Clark PE, Smith JA Jr, Penson DF
Title: Volume outcomes of cystectomy--is it the surgeon or the setting?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: J Urol 188(6):2139-44
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Transitional Cell;   Cystectomy;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Hospitals, High-Volume;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Physicians;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   United States;   Urinary Bladder;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms;   utilization
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Authors: Oran B, Weisdorf DJ
Title: Survival for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Haematologica 97(12):1916-24
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Combined Modality Therapy;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute;   Male;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Rengan R, Mitra N, Liao K, Armstrong K, Vachani A
Title: Effect of HIV on survival in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: Lancet Oncol 13(12):1203-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   complications;   drug therapy;   HIV Infections;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   mortality;   Survival Analysis;   Survival Rate;   therapy
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Authors: Smaldone MC, Egleston B, Uzzo RG, Kutikov A
Title: Does partial nephrectomy result in a durable overall survival benefit in the Medicare population?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: J Urol 188(6):2089-94
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Williams SB, Amarasekera CA, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Hevelone ND, Kowalczyk KJ, Hu JC
Title: Influence of surgeon and hospital volume on radical prostatectomy costs.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Dec
Journal: J Urol 188(6):2198-202
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   economics;   Health Care Costs;   Hospitals, High-Volume;   Hospitals, Low-Volume;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Prostatectomy;   Urology
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Authors: Feuer EJ, Lee M, Mariotto AB, Cronin KA, Scoppa S, Penson DF, Hachey M, Cynkin L, Carter GA, Campbell D, Percy-Laurry A, Zou Z, Schrag D, Hankey BF
Title: The Cancer Survival Query System: making survival estimates from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program more timely and relevant for recently diagnosed patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Nov 15
Journal: Cancer 118(22):5652-62
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Breast Neoplasms;   Data Interpretation, Statistical;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Male;   mortality;   Nomograms;   Prognosis;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Registries;   Risk;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate
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Authors: Schneider EB, Hyder O, Wolfgang CL, Hirose K, Choti MA, Makary MA, Herman JM, Cameron JL, Pawlik TM
Title: Patient readmission and mortality after surgery for hepato-pancreato-biliary malignancies.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Nov
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 215(5):607-15
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Biliary Tract Neoplasms;   Cohort Studies;   Digestive System Surgical Procedures;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Liver Neoplasms;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Patient Readmission;   Postoperative Complications;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Sun M, Abdollah F, Hansen J, Trinh QD, Bianchi M, Tian Z, Briganti A, Shariat SF, Montorsi F, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Is a treatment delay in radical prostatectomy safe in individuals with low-risk prostate cancer?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Nov
Journal: J Sex Med 9(11):2961-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Disease Progression;   Erectile Dysfunction;   etiology;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Postoperative Complications;   Prognosis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   United States;   Urinary Incontinence;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Wang R, Gross CP, Frick K, Xu X, Long J, Raza A, Galili N, Zikria J, Guan Y, Ma X
Title: The impact of hypomethylating agents on the cost of care and survival of elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Nov
Journal: Leuk Res 36(11):1370-5
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Azacitidine;   Drug Costs;   drug therapy;   economics;   Enzyme Inhibitors;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use
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Authors: O'Neill CB, Atoria CL, O'Reilly EM, LaFemina J, Henman MC, Elkin EB
Title: Costs and trends in pancreatic cancer treatment.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Oct 15
Journal: Cancer 118(20):5132-9
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   economics;   Health Care Costs;   Health Services;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Population Surveillance;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapy;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Albert JM, Pan IW, Shih YC, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, Smith BD
Title: Effectiveness of radiation for prevention of mastectomy in older breast cancer patients treated with conservative surgery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Oct 01
Journal: Cancer 118(19):4642-51
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   analysis;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemistry;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Mastectomy, Modified Radical;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   prevention & control;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Receptors, Estrogen;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   Tumor Markers, Biological;   United States
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Authors: Samper-Ternent R, Asem H, Zhang DD, Kuo YF, Hatch SS, Freeman JL, Berenson AB
Title: The effect of postoperative beam, implant, and combination radiation therapy on GI and bladder toxicities in female Medicare beneficiaries with stage I uterine cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Oct 01
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol 3(4):344-350
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Guadagnolo BA, Xu Y, Zagars GK, Cormier JN, Pollock RE, Feig BW, Giordano S, Buchholz TA, Shih YC
Title: A population-based study of the quality of care in the diagnosis of large (≥5 cm) soft tissue sarcomas.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Oct
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol 35(5):455-61
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Biopsy;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prognosis;   Quality of Health Care;   Sarcoma;   SEER Program;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Wisnivesky JP, Bonomi M, Lurslurchachai L, Mhango G, Halm EA
Title: Radiotherapy and chemotherapy for elderly patients with stage I-II unresected lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Oct
Journal: Eur Respir J 40(4):957-64
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Chemoradiotherapy;   Combined Modality Therapy;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Propensity Score;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Wisnivesky JP, Halm EA, Bonomi M, Smith C, Mhango G, Bagiella E
Title: Postoperative radiotherapy for elderly patients with stage III lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep 15
Journal: Cancer 118(18):4478-85
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Pneumonectomy;   Postoperative Period;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery
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Authors: Abdollah F, Sun M, Schmitges J, Thuret R, Tian Z, Shariat SF, Briganti A, Jeldres C, Perrotte P, Montorsi F, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Competing-risks mortality after radiotherapy vs. observation for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84(1):95-103
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cause of Death;   Comorbidity;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   utilization;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Sanoff HK, Carpenter WR, Freburger J, Li L, Chen K, Zullig LL, Goldberg RM, Schymura MJ, Schrag D
Title: Comparison of adverse events during 5-fluorouracil versus 5-fluorouracil/oxaliplatin adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep 01
Journal: Cancer 118(17):4309-20
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colonic Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Humans;   Male;   Middle Aged;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   Population Surveillance
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Authors: Abdollah F, Schmitges J, Sun M, Jeldres C, Tian Z, Briganti A, Shariat SF, Perrotte P, Montorsi F, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Comparison of mortality outcomes after radical prostatectomy versus radiotherapy in patients with localized prostate cancer: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: Int J Urol 19(9):836-5
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Bonomi MR, Smith CB, Mhango G, Wisnivesky JP
Title: Outcomes of elderly patients with stage IIIB-IV non-small cell lung cancer admitted to the intensive care unit.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: Lung Cancer 77(3):600-4
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Intensive Care Units;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Patient Admission;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Cheng YJ, Wang MC
Title: Estimating propensity scores and causal survival functions using prevalent survival data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: Biometrics 68(3):707-16
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Bias (Epidemiology);   Biometry;   Breast Neoplasms;   Causality;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Models, Statistical;   mortality;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Choi WW, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, D'Amico AV, Williams SB, Hu JC
Title: The effect of minimally invasive and open radical prostatectomy surgeon volume.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: Urol Oncol 30(5):569-76
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Blood Transfusion;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Male;   methods;   Middle Aged;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Postoperative Complications;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive;   United States
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Authors: Kim AW, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ, Decker RH, Soulos PR, Cramer LD, Gross CP
Title: Characteristics associated with the use of nonanatomic resections among Medicare patients undergoing resections of early-stage lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: Ann Thorac Surg 94(3):895-901
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Distribution;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   anatomy & histology;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Confidence Intervals;   Disease-Free Survival;   epidemiology;   Ethnic Groups;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lung;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   physiopathology;   Pneumonectomy;   Postoperative Complications;   Prognosis;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Sex Distribution;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Mobley LR, Kuo TM, Watson L, Gordon Brown G
Title: Geographic disparities in late-stage cancer diagnosis: multilevel factors and spatial interactions.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: Health Place 18(5):978-90
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Policy;   Research Methodology;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Status Disparities;   Humans;   Male;   Mass Screening;   Middle Aged;   pathology;   Registries;   SEER Program;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Parsons HM, Tuttle TM, Kuntz KM, Begun JW, McGovern PM, Virnig BA
Title: Quality of care along the cancer continuum: does receiving adequate lymph node evaluation for colon cancer lead to comprehensive postsurgical care?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 215(3):400-11
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comprehensive Health Care;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lymph Node Excision;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Postoperative Care;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Quality of Health Care;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Roetzheim RG, Ferrante JM, Lee JH, Chen R, Love-Jackson KM, Gonzalez EC, Fisher KJ, McCarthy EP
Title: Influence of primary care on breast cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep-Oct
Journal: Ann Fam Med 10(5):401-11
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma;   Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast;   Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Mammography;   Medicare;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Primary Health Care;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Ulmer WD, Prasad SM, Kowalczyk KJ, Gu X, Dodgion C, Lipsitz S, Palapattu GS, Choueiri TK, Hu JC
Title: Factors associated with the adoption of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Sep
Journal: J Urol 188(3):775-80
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Hospitals;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   surgery;   Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Albert JM, Liu DD, Shen Y, Pan IW, Shih YC, Hoffman KE, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH, Smith BD
Title: Nomogram to predict the benefit of radiation for older patients with breast cancer treated with conservative surgery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Aug 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(23):2837-43
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   Female;   Humans;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Nomograms;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   surgery
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Authors: Hu YY, Kwok AC, Jiang W, Taback N, Loggers ET, Ting GV, Lipsitz SR, Weeks JC, Greenberg CC
Title: High-cost imaging in elderly patients with stage IV cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Aug 08
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 104(15):1164-72
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   diagnosis;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lung Neoplasms;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms;   pathology;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Yabroff KR, Warren JL
Title: High-cost imaging in elderly patients with stage IV cancer: challenges for research, policy, and practice.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Aug 08
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 104(15):1113-4
Topic(s): Decision-making;   Economics of Cancer;   Guidance & Policy Research;   Health Care Systems;   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Quality of Care;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: diagnosis;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   Neoplasms;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   trends
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Authors: Dinan MA, Curtis LH, Carpenter WR, Biddle AK, Abernethy AP, Patz EF Jr, Schulman KA, Weinberger M
Title: Stage migration, selection bias, and survival associated with the adoption of positron emission tomography among medicare beneficiaries with non-small-cell lung cancer, 1998-2003.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Aug 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(22):2725-30
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Bias (Epidemiology);   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   radionuclide imaging;   Retrospective Studies;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Boyd CA, Branch DW, Sheffield KM, Han Y, Kuo YF, Goodwin JS, Riall TS
Title: Hospital and medical care days in pancreatic cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Aug
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 19(8):2435-42
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Patient Care Team;   Patient-Centered Care;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapy;   trends;   utilization
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Authors: Smaldone MC, Kutikov A, Egleston B, Simhan J, Canter DJ, Teper E, Viterbo R, Chen DY, Greenberg RE, Uzzo RG
Title: Assessing performance trends in laparoscopic nephrectomy and nephron-sparing surgery for localized renal tumors.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Aug
Journal: Urology 80(2):286-91
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Laparoscopy;   Male;   methods;   Nephrectomy;   Nephrons;   Retrospective Studies;   surgery
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Authors: Baxter NN, Warren JL, Barrett MJ, Stukel TA, Doria-Rose VP
Title: Association between colonoscopy and colorectal cancer mortality in a US cohort according to site of cancer and colonoscopist specialty.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jul 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(21):2664-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   Aged;   Case-Control Studies;   Cohort Studies;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Early Detection of Cancer;   epidemiology;   Female;   Gastroenterology;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   manpower;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   methods;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   standards;   United States
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Authors: Ehdaie B, Atoria CL, Gupta A, Feifer A, Lowrance WT, Morris MJ, Scardino PT, Eastham JA, Elkin EB
Title: Androgen deprivation and thromboembolic events in men with prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jul 01
Journal: Cancer 118(13):3397-406
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   chemically induced;   complications;   drug therapy;   Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone;   Humans;   Male;   Orchiectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Pulmonary Embolism;   Risk Assessment;   surgery;   Venous Thrombosis
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Authors: Abdollah F, Sun M, Schmitges J, Thuret R, Bianchi M, Shariat SF, Briganti A, Jeldres C, Perrotte P, Montorsi F, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Survival benefit of radical prostatectomy in patients with localized prostate cancer: estimations of the number needed to treat according to tumor and patient characteristics.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jul
Journal: J Urol 188(1):73-83
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Canada;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Europe;   Health Services Needs and Demand;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Propensity Score;   Prostate;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Gleeson ML, Danese MD, O'Hagan A
Title: Inverse probability weighted least squares regression in the analysis of time-censored cost data: an evaluation of the approach using SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jul-Aug
Journal: Value Health 15(5):656-63
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   economics;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Least-Squares Analysis;   Medicare;   Models, Statistical;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   Regression Analysis;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Sun M, Abdollah F, Bianchi M, Trinh QD, Shariat SF, Jeldres C, Tian Z, Hansen J, Briganti A, Graefen M, Montorsi F, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Conditional survival of patients with urothelial carcinoma of the urinary bladder treated with radical cystectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jul
Journal: Eur J Cancer 48(10):1503-11
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cystectomy;   Disease-Free Survival;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms;   Urothelium
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Authors: Williams SB, Lei Y, Nguyen PL, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Yu HY, Kowalczyk KJ, Hu JC
Title: Comparative effectiveness of cryotherapy vs brachytherapy for localised prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jul
Journal: BJU Int 110(2 Pt 2):E92-8
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Androgen Antagonists;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Brachytherapy;   Cryotherapy;   economics;   Erectile Dysfunction;   etiology;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Propensity Score;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Socioeconomic Factors;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Cooper GS, Xu F, Barnholtz Sloan JS, Schluchter MD, Koroukian SM
Title: Prevalence and predictors of interval colorectal cancers in medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun 15
Journal: Cancer 118(12):3044-52
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Prevention;   Risk Factors;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Predictive Value of Tests;   Prevalence;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Lowrance WT, Eastham JA, Yee DS, Laudone VP, Denton B, Scardino PT, Elkin EB
Title: Costs of medical care after open or minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun 15
Journal: Cancer 118(12):3079-86
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   economics;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Robotics;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Mack CD, Carpenter W, Meyer AM, Sanoff H, Stürmer T
Title: Racial disparities in receipt and comparative effectiveness of oxaliplatin for stage III colon cancer in older adults.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun 01
Journal: Cancer 118(11):2925-34
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Skolarus TA, Zhang Y, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Understanding fragmentation of prostate cancer survivorship care: implications for cost and quality.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun 01
Journal: Cancer 118(11):2837-45
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Health Care Systems
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Delivery of Health Care;   economics;   Health Expenditures;   Health Services Misuse;   Humans;   Male;   Middle Aged;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Quality of Health Care;   Survivors;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Cen P, Liu C, Du XL
Title: Comparison of toxicity profiles of fluorouracil versus oxaliplatin regimens in a large population-based cohort of elderly patients with colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun
Journal: Ann Oncol 23(6):1503-11
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Agents;   chemically induced;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Humans;   Male;   Neutropenia;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   Stomatitis;   therapeutic use;   Thrombocytopenia
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Authors: Hu CY, Chan W, Delclos GP, Du XL
Title: Adjuvant chemotherapy and risk of gastrointestinal, hematologic, and cardiac toxicities in elderly patients with stage III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol 35(3):228-36
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic;   chemically induced;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Follow-Up Studies;   Gastrointestinal Diseases;   Heart Diseases;   Hematologic Diseases;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prognosis;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Rueth NM, Parsons HM, Habermann EB, Groth SS, Virnig BA, Tuttle TM, Andrade RS, Maddaus MA, D'Cunha J
Title: Surgical treatment of lung cancer: predicting postoperative morbidity in the elderly population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun
Journal: J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 143(6):1314-23
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   Pneumonectomy;   Postoperative Complications;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Shapiro M, Mhango G, Kates M, Weiser TS, Chin C, Swanson SJ, Wisnivesky JP
Title: Extent of lymph node resection does not increase perioperative morbidity and mortality after surgery for stage I lung cancer in the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun
Journal: Eur J Surg Oncol 38(6):516-22
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Lymph Node Excision;   Lymph Nodes;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Morbidity;   mortality;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Perioperative Period;   Pneumonectomy;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Shaukat A, Salfiti NI, Virnig DJ, Howard DH, Sitaraman SV, Liff JM, Lederle FA
Title: Is ulcerative colitis associated with survival among older persons with colorectal cancer in the US? A population-based case-control study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jun
Journal: Dig Dis Sci 57(6):1647-51
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Case-Control Studies;   Cause of Death;   Colitis, Ulcerative;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   complications;   diagnosis;   Disease-Free Survival;   Female;   Humans;   International Classification of Diseases;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Reference Values;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Severity of Illness Index;   Survival Analysis;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Slatore CG, Cecere LM, Letourneau JL, O'Neil ME, Duckart JP, Wiener RS, Farjah F, Cooke CR
Title: Intensive care unit outcomes among patients with lung cancer in the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results-medicare registry.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(14):1686-91
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cause of Death;   Cohort Studies;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Disease Progression;   Disease-Free Survival;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Intensive Care;   Intensive Care Units;   Logistic Models;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   pathology;   Predictive Value of Tests;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Registries;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Sex Factors;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Soulos PR, Yu JB, Roberts KB, Raldow AC, Herrin J, Long JB, Gross CP
Title: Assessing the impact of a cooperative group trial on breast cancer care in the medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(14):1601-7
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Disease-Free Survival;   Female;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Koay EJ, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Butler EB
Title: Treatment trends and outcomes of small-cell carcinoma of the bladder.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(1):64-70
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Carcinoma, Small Cell;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Cystectomy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasms, Second Primary;   Organ Sparing Treatments;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   trends;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Swisher-McClure S, Pollack CE, Christodouleas JP, Guzzo TJ, Haas NB, Vapiwala N, Bekelman JE
Title: Variation in use of androgen suppression with external-beam radiotherapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(1):8-15
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   blood;   Combined Modality Therapy;   drug therapy;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   pathology;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Regression Analysis;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   standards;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Unnecessary Procedures
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Authors: Yu JB, Soulos PR, Sharma R, Makarov DV, Decker RH, Smith BD, Desai RA, Cramer LD, Gross CP
Title: Patterns of care and outcomes associated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy versus conventional radiation therapy for older patients with head-and-neck cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(1):e101-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Brawarsky P, Neville BA, Fitzmaurice GM, Hassett MJ, Haas JS
Title: Use of annual mammography among older women with ductal carcinoma in situ.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: J Gen Intern Med 27(5):500-5
Topic(s): Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating;   Ethnic Groups;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Mammography;   radiography;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   Social Class;   utilization
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Authors: Cheng L, Swartz MD, Zhao H, Kapadia AS, Lai D, Rowan PJ, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH
Title: Hazard of recurrence among women after primary breast cancer treatment--a 10-year follow-up using data from SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21(5):800-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: In H, Neville BA, Lipsitz SR, Corso KA, Weeks JC, Greenberg CC
Title: The role of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center status: observed variation in surgical care depends on the level of evidence.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Ann Surg 255(5):890-5
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Gastric;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cancer Care Facilities;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Lymph Node Excision;   National Cancer Institute (U.S.);   Neoplasms;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Rectal Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   Standard of Care;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Thyroid Neoplasms;   United States
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Authors: Keating NL, Landrum MB, Lamont EB, Bozeman SR, McNeil BJ
Title: Area-level variations in cancer care and outcomes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Med Care 50(5):366-73
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   economics;   Fee-for-Service Plans;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasms;   Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care);   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States;   United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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Authors: Kuo YF, Montie JE, Shahinian VB
Title: Reducing bias in the assessment of treatment effectiveness: androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Med Care 50(5):374-80
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Bias (Epidemiology);   Cohort Studies;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Databases, Factual;   drug therapy;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   therapeutic use;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Lowrance WT, Elkin EB, Yee DS, Feifer A, Ehdaie B, Jacks LM, Atoria CL, Zelefsky MJ, Scher HI, Scardino PT, Eastham JA
Title: Locally advanced prostate cancer: a population-based study of treatment patterns.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: BJU Int 109(9):1309-14
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   supply & distribution;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Olson SH, Atoria CL, Cote ML, Cook LS, Rastogi R, Soslow RA, Brown CL, Elkin EB
Title: The impact of race and comorbidity on survival in endometrial cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21(5):753-60
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Endometrial Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Health Status Disparities;   Humans;   mortality;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   United States
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Authors: Sheffield KM, Crowell KT, Lin YL, Djukom C, Goodwin JS, Riall TS
Title: Surveillance of pancreatic cancer patients after surgical resection.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 19(5):1670-7
Topic(s): Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Cause of Death;   Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Office Visits;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Population Surveillance;   Postoperative Period;   radiography;   secondary;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Wheeler SB, Carpenter WR, Peppercorn J, Schenck AP, Weinberger M, Biddle AK
Title: Structural/organizational characteristics of health services partly explain racial variation in timeliness of radiation therapy among elderly breast cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 133(1):333-45
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Health Status Disparities;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   Odds Ratio;   organization & administration;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Quality of Health Care;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: White LA, Menzin J, Korn JR, Friedman M, Lang K, Ray S
Title: Medical care costs and survival associated with hepatocellular carcinoma among the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 May
Journal: Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10(5):547-54
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis
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Authors: Sheets NC, Goldin GH, Meyer AM, Wu Y, Chang Y, Stürmer T, Holmes JA, Reeve BB, Godley PA, Carpenter WR, Chen RC
Title: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton therapy, or conformal radiation therapy and morbidity and disease control in localized prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr 18
Journal: JAMA 307(15):1611-20
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Cohort Studies;   Data Collection;   Erectile Dysfunction;   etiology;   Gastrointestinal Diseases;   Hip Fractures;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Morbidity;   Propensity Score;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Protons;   Radiation Injuries;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Risk;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Tan HJ, Norton EC, Ye Z, Hafez KS, Gore JL, Miller DC
Title: Long-term survival following partial vs radical nephrectomy among older patients with early-stage kidney cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr 18
Journal: JAMA 307(15):1629-35
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cause of Death;   Cohort Studies;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Zhu J, Sharma DB, Gray SW, Chen AB, Weeks JC, Schrag D
Title: Carboplatin and paclitaxel with vs without bevacizumab in older patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr 18
Journal: JAMA 307(15):1593-601
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Cancer Research Network (CRN);   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Angiogenesis Inhibitors;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carboplatin;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   Paclitaxel;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Landrum MB, Keating NL, Lamont EB, Bozeman SR, Krasnow SH, Shulman L, Brown JR, Earle CC, Rabin M, McNeil BJ
Title: Survival of older patients with cancer in the Veterans Health Administration versus fee-for-service Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(10):1072-9
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal;   Lung;   Lymphoma;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Carcinoma, Small Cell;   Comorbidity;   diagnosis;   economics;   epidemiology;   Fee-for-Service Plans;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Lung Neoplasms;   Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multiple Myeloma;   Neoplasms;   Odds Ratio;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Rectal Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   Survival Rate;   therapy;   United States;   United States Department of Veterans Affairs;   Veterans
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Authors: Elliott SP, Adejoro OO, Konety BR, Jarosek SL, Dusenbery KE, Virnig BA
Title: Intensity modulated radiation therapy replaces 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy as prostate cancer treatment.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr
Journal: J Urol 187(4):1253-8
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   utilization
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Authors: Fairfield KM, Murray KM, Wierman HR, Han PK, Hallen S, Miesfeldt S, Trimble EL, Warren JL, Earle CC
Title: Disparities in hospice care among older women dying with ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 125(1):14-8
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Quality of Care;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   ethnology;   Female;   Health Services for the Aged;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Medicare;   Minority Groups;   mortality;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   Poverty;   Referral and Consultation;   Registries;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Jacobs BL, Zhang Y, Skolarus TA, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Growth of high-cost intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer raises concerns about overuse.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr
Journal: Health Aff (Millwood) 31(4):750-9
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Databases, Factual;   Diffusion of Innovation;   economics;   Health Care Costs;   Health Services Misuse;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Risk;   SEER Program;   United States;   Unnecessary Procedures;   utilization
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Authors: Massarweh NN, Park JO, Yeung RS, Flum DR
Title: Comparative assessment of the safety and effectiveness of radiofrequency ablation among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 19(4):1058-65
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Catheter Ablation;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Patient Readmission;   Regression Analysis;   Risk Assessment;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Schneider EB, Hyder O, Brooke BS, Efron J, Cameron JL, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Choti MA, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM
Title: Patient readmission and mortality after colorectal surgery for colon cancer: impact of length of stay relative to other clinical factors.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 214(4):390-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colectomy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Length of Stay;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Patient Readmission;   Postoperative Complications;   Quality Indicators, Health Care;   Registries;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Sun M, Trinh QD, Bianchi M, Hansen J, Hanna N, Abdollah F, Shariat SF, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Perrotte P, Karakiewicz PI
Title: A non-cancer-related survival benefit is associated with partial nephrectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Apr
Journal: Eur Urol 61(4):725-31
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Cause of Death;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Hershman DL, Wilde ET, Wright JD, Buono DL, Kalinsky K, Malin JL, Neugut AI
Title: Uptake and economic impact of first-cycle colony-stimulating factor use during adjuvant treatment of breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(8):806-12
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colony-Stimulating Factors;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Humans;   Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent;   Recombinant Proteins;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Chamie K, Saigal CS, Lai J, Hanley JM, Setodji CM, Konety BR, Litwin MS, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Quality of care in patients with bladder cancer: a case report?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar 01
Journal: Cancer 118(5):1412-21
Topic(s): Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   BCG Vaccine;   Carcinoma, Transitional Cell;   Cohort Studies;   Cystoscopy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Quality Assurance, Health Care;   Quality of Health Care;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms;   utilization
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Authors: Gray SW, Landrum MB, Lamont EB, McNeil BJ, Jaklitsch MT, Keating NL
Title: Improved outcomes associated with higher surgery rates for older patients with early stage nonsmall cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar 01
Journal: Cancer 118(5):1404-11
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Age of Onset;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Pulmonary Surgical Procedures;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Prasad SM, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Hu JC
Title: Inappropriate utilization of radiographic imaging in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar 01
Journal: Cancer 118(5):1260-7
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age of Onset;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma;   Diagnostic Imaging;   economics;   epidemiology;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Male;   Multivariate Analysis;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiography;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   therapy;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Craig BM, Rollison DE, List AF, Cogle CR
Title: Underreporting of myeloid malignancies by United States cancer registries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21(3):474-81
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Algorithms;   Bias (Epidemiology);   Data Collection;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Insurance Claim Review;   Leukemia, Myeloid;   Male;   Medicare;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Myeloproliferative Disorders;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Sensitivity and Specificity;   standards;   United States
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Authors: Gearhart SL, Nathan H, Pawlik TM, Wick E, Efron J, Shore AD
Title: Outcomes from IBD-associated and non-IBD-associated colorectal cancer: a Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar
Journal: Dis Colon Rectum 55(3):270-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   complications;   Female;   Humans;   Inflammatory Bowel Diseases;   Male;   mortality;   Odds Ratio;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate
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Authors: Locher JL, Bonner JA, Carroll WR, Caudell JJ, Kilgore ML, Ritchie CS, Roth DL, Tajeu GS, Yuan Y, Allison JJ
Title: Gastrostomy tube placement and use in patients with head and neck cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar
Journal: Head Neck 34(3):422-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Enteral Nutrition;   Female;   Gastrostomy;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Intubation, Gastrointestinal;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   Nutrition Surveys;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   Postoperative Care;   Preoperative Care;   Retrospective Studies;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Nambudiri VE, Landrum MB, Lamont EB, McNeil BJ, Bozeman SR, Freedland SJ, Keating NL
Title: Understanding variation in primary prostate cancer treatment within the Veterans Health Administration.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Mar
Journal: Urology 79(3):537-45
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   ethnology;   Hospitals, Veterans;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Middle Aged;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Propensity Score;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Registries;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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Authors: Meyerhardt JA, Li L, Sanoff HK, Carpenter W 4th, Schrag D
Title: Effectiveness of bevacizumab with first-line combination chemotherapy for Medicare patients with stage IV colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Feb 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 30(6):608-15
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Camptothecin;   chemically induced;   Cohort Studies;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Intestinal Perforation;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   statistics & numerical data;   Stroke;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Sanoff HK, Carpenter WR, Martin CF, Sargent DJ, Meyerhardt JA, Stürmer T, Fine JP, Weeks J, Niland J, Kahn KL, Schymura MJ, Schrag D
Title: Comparative effectiveness of oxaliplatin vs non-oxaliplatin-containing adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Feb 08
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 104(3):211-27
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Cancer Research Network (CRN);   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Adolescent;   Adult;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Clinical Trials, Phase III as Topic;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Confounding Factors (Epidemiology);   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   Meta-Analysis as Topic;   Middle Aged;   Neoplasm Staging;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;   Registries;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Cooper GS, Xu F, Barnholtz Sloan JS, Koroukian SM, Schluchter MD
Title: Management of malignant colonic polyps: a population-based analysis of colonoscopic polypectomy versus surgery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Feb 01
Journal: Cancer 118(3):651-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Colonic Polyps;   Colonoscopy;   Disease Management;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Intestinal Polyps;   Intestine, Large;   Male;   mortality;   Ohio;   pathology;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Barron RL, Gleeson ML, Danese MD, O'Hagan A, Chia VM, Legg JC, Lyman GH
Title: Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor use and medical costs after initial adjuvant chemotherapy in older patients with early-stage breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Feb 01
Journal: Pharmacoeconomics 30(2):103-18
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemically induced;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Continental Population Groups;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   diagnosis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Health Care Costs;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Least-Squares Analysis;   Long-Term Care;   Medicare;   Neutropenia;   prevention & control;   Recombinant Proteins;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Akushevich I, Kravchenko J, Ukraintseva S, Arbeev K, Yashin AI
Title: Age patterns of incidence of geriatric disease in the U.S. elderly population: Medicare-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Feb
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc 60(2):323-7
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Distribution;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   epidemiology;   Female;   Geriatrics;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Medicare;   United States
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Authors: Pollack CE, Weissman G, Bekelman J, Liao K, Armstrong K
Title: Physician social networks and variation in prostate cancer treatment in three cities.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Feb
Journal: Health Serv Res 47(1 Pt 2):380-403
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Male;   Medicare;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Social Networking;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   therapy;   United States;   Urology
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Authors: Hoffman KE, Neville BA, Mamon HJ, Kachnic LA, Katz MS, Earle CC, Punglia RS
Title: Adjuvant therapy for elderly patients with resected gastric adenocarcinoma: population-based practices and treatment effectiveness.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan 01
Journal: Cancer 118(1):248-57
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Gastric
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Disease-Free Survival;   drug therapy;   Female;   Gastrectomy;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Prognosis;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   SEER Program;   Stomach Neoplasms;   surgery
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Authors: Beebe-Dimmer JL, Cetin K, Shahinian V, Morgenstern H, Yee C, Schwartz KL, Acquavella J
Title: Timing of androgen deprivation therapy use and fracture risk among elderly men with prostate cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 21(1):70-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   agonists;   Androgen Antagonists;   Dose-Response Relationship, Drug;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Fractures, Bone;   Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Davidoff AJ, Weiss Smith S, Baer MR, Ke X, Bierenbaum JM, Hendrick F, McNally DL, Gore SD
Title: Patient and physician characteristics associated with erythropoiesis-stimulating agent use in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Haematologica 97(1):128-32
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   drug therapy;   Epidemiologic Factors;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hematinics;   Humans;   Male;   Middle Aged;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Physician's Role;   SEER Program
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Authors: Davila JA, Duan Z, McGlynn KA, El-Serag HB
Title: Utilization and outcomes of palliative therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a population-based study in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: J Clin Gastroenterol 46(1):71-7
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Chemoembolization, Therapeutic;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Palliative Care;   Population Surveillance;   Propensity Score;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Hanna NN, Onukwugha E, Choti MA, Davidoff AJ, Zuckerman IH, Hsu VD, Mullins CD
Title: Comparative analysis of various prognostic nodal factors, adjuvant chemotherapy and survival among stage III colon cancer patients over 65 years: an analysis using surveillance, epidemiology and end results (SEER)-Medicare data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Colorectal Dis 14(1):48-55
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colonic Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Hardy D, Chan W, Liu CC, Cormier JN, Xia R, Bruera E, Du XL
Title: Racial disparities in length of stay in hospice care by tumor stage in a large elderly cohort with non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Palliat Med 26(1):61-71
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Policy
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Cohort Studies;   Ethnic Groups;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Khiani VS, Soulos P, Gancayco J, Gross CP
Title: Anesthesiologist involvement in screening colonoscopy: temporal trends and cost implications in the medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10(1):58-64.e1
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Anesthesia;   Colonoscopy;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Makarov DV, Desai RA, Yu JB, Sharma R, Abraham N, Albertsen PC, Penson DF, Gross CP
Title: The population level prevalence and correlates of appropriate and inappropriate imaging to stage incident prostate cancer in the medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: J Urol 187(1):97-102
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Policy
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cross-Sectional Studies;   Diagnostic Imaging;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prevalence;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   United States
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Authors: Mayo SC, Gilson MM, Herman JM, Cameron JL, Nathan H, Edil BH, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM
Title: Management of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: national trends in patient selection, operative management, and use of adjuvant therapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 214(1):33-45
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Chemoradiotherapy;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Patient Selection;   radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Panageas KS, Sima CS, Liberman L, Schrag D
Title: Use of high technology imaging for surveillance of early stage breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 131(2):663-70
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Case-Control Studies;   diagnosis;   Diagnostic Imaging;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Sail KR, Franzini L, Lairson DR, Du XL
Title: Clinical and economic outcomes associated with adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients with early stage operable breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Value Health 15(1):72-80
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Sathiakumar N, Delzell E, Morrisey MA, Falkson C, Yong M, Chia V, Blackburn J, Arora T, Brill I, Kilgore ML
Title: Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among women with breast cancer: a population-based analysis of U.S. Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 131(1):231-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Bone Neoplasms;   Breast Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   secondary;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States
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Authors: Smith SW, Sato M, Gore SD, Baer MR, Ke X, McNally D, Davidoff A
Title: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are not associated with increased risk of thrombosis in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Haematologica 97(1):15-20
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   complications;   Cross-Over Studies;   diagnosis;   drug therapy;   etiology;   Female;   Hematinics;   Humans;   Male;   Middle Aged;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   Venous Thrombosis
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Authors: Vest MT, Tanoue L, Soulos PR, Kim AW, Detterbeck F, Morgensztern D, Gross CP
Title: Thoroughness of mediastinal staging in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: J Thorac Oncol 7(1):188-95
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Biopsy, Needle;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Confidence Intervals;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Lymph Nodes;   Mediastinoscopy;   Mediastinum;   Medicare;   methods;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Wheeler SB, Carpenter WR, Peppercorn J, Schenck AP, Weinberger M, Biddle AK
Title: Predictors of timing of adjuvant chemotherapy in older women with hormone receptor-negative, stages II-III breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 131(1):207-16
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Drug Administration Schedule;   drug therapy;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Receptor, erbB-2;   Receptors, Estrogen;   Receptors, Progesterone;   Socioeconomic Factors
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Authors: Witkowski ER, Smith JK, Ragulin-Coyne E, Ng SC, Shah SA, Tseng JF
Title: Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012 Jan
Journal: J Gastrointest Surg 16(1):121-8
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Cohort Studies;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Logistic Models;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   Pancreatectomy;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Positron-Emission Tomography;   Radiography, Abdominal;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Barcenas CH, Zhang N, Zhao H, Duan Z, Buchholz TA, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH
Title: Anthracycline regimen adherence in older patients with early breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: Oncologist 17(3):303-11
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Anthracyclines;   Antibiotics, Antineoplastic;   Breast Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Medication Adherence;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Cummings LC, Delaney CP, Cooper GS
Title: Laparoscopic versus open colectomy for colon cancer in an older population: a cohort study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: World J Surg Oncol 10():31
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cohort Studies;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Intensive Care Units;   Laparoscopy;   Length of Stay;   Male;   mortality;   Ohio;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate
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Authors: Danese MD, Lindquist K, Doan J, Lalla D, Brammer M, Griffiths RI
Title: Effect of central nervous system metastases on treatment discontinuation and survival in older women receiving trastuzumab for metastatic breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: J Cancer Epidemiol 2012():819210
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Gleeson ML, Mikhael J, Danese MD
Title: Impact on Medical Cost, Cumulative Survival, and Cost-Effectiveness of Adding Rituximab to First-Line Chemotherapy for Follicular Lymphoma in Elderly Patients: An Observational Cohort Study Based on SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: J Cancer Epidemiol 2012():978391
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Hanna N, Bikov KA, McNally D, Onwudiwe NC, Dalal M, Mullins CD
Title: Impact of venous thromboembolism on mortality of elderly Medicare patients with stage III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: Oncologist 17(9):1191-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colonic Neoplasms;   complications;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prevalence;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Venous Thromboembolism
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Authors: Sail K, Franzini L, Lairson D, Du X
Title: Differences in treatment and survival among African-American and Caucasian women with early stage operable breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: Ethn Health 17(3):309-23
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   SEER Program;   Social Class;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Shebl FM, Warren JL, Eggers PW, Engels EA
Title: Cancer risk among elderly persons with end-stage renal disease: a population-based case-control study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2012
Journal: BMC Nephrol 13():65
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Case-Control Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   immunology;   Kidney Failure, Chronic;   Male;   metabolism;   methods;   Neoplasms;   Population Surveillance;   Risk Factors
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Authors: Pollack CE, Bekelman JE, Liao KJ, Armstrong K
Title: Hospital racial composition and the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec 15
Journal: Cancer 117(24):5569-78
Topic(s): none
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Wang SJ, Lemieux A, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Ord CB, Walker GV, Fuller CD, Kim JS, Thomas CR Jr
Title: Nomogram for predicting the benefit of adjuvant chemoradiotherapy for resected gallbladder cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(35):4627-32
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Female;   Gallbladder Neoplasms;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Nomograms;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Chamie K, Saigal CS, Lai J, Hanley JM, Setodji CM, Konety BR, Litwin MS, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Compliance with guidelines for patients with bladder cancer: variation in the delivery of care.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec 01
Journal: Cancer 117(23):5392-401
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Delivery of Health Care;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   therapy;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Koay EJ, Teh BS, Paulino AC, Butler EB
Title: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results analysis of small cell carcinoma of the bladder: epidemiology, prognostic variables, and treatment trends.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec 01
Journal: Cancer 117(23):5325-33
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Small Cell;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Time Factors;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Du XL, Xia R, Burau K, Liu CC
Title: Cardiac risk associated with the receipt of anthracycline and trastuzumab in a large nationwide cohort of older women with breast cancer, 1998-2005.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Med Oncol 28 Suppl 1():S80-90
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Anthracyclines;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cardiotoxins;   chemically induced;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Heart Diseases;   Humans;   Risk Factors;   United States
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Authors: Gold HT, Sorbero ME, Griggs JJ, Do HT, Dick AW
Title: Structural estimates of treatment effects on outcomes using retrospective data: an application to ductal carcinoma in situ.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Med Care Res Rev 68(6):627-49
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Disease-Free Survival;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Mastectomy;   Medicare;   methods;   Models, Econometric;   mortality;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Retrospective Studies;   Selection Bias;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Hu CY, Delclos GL, Chan W, Du XL
Title: Assessing the initiation and completion of adjuvant chemotherapy in a large nationwide and population-based cohort of elderly patients with stage-III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Med Oncol 28(4):1062-74
Topic(s): Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   utilization
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Authors: Roberts CB, Jang TL, Shao YH, Kabadi S, Moore DF, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Treatment profile and complications associated with cryotherapy for localized prostate cancer: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 14(4):313-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   complications;   Cryotherapy;   epidemiology;   Erectile Dysfunction;   etiology;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Factors;   therapy;   Urinary Incontinence
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Authors: Shao YH, Albertsen PC, Shih W, Roberts CB, Lu-Yao GL
Title: The impact of PSA testing frequency on prostate cancer incidence and treatment in older men.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 14(4):332-9
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Policy;   Screening;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   blood;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   Prognosis;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Skolarus TA, Ye Z, Montgomery JS, Weizer AZ, Hafez KS, Lee CT, Miller DC, Wood DP Jr, Montie JE, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Use of restaging bladder tumor resection for bladder cancer among Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Urology 78(6):1345-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma in Situ;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms;   utilization
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Authors: Thrall MM, Gray HJ, Symons RG, Weiss NS, Flum DR, Goff BA
Title: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the Medicare cohort with advanced ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Dec
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 123(3):461-6
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Medicare;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   pathology;   Postoperative Complications;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Weiss JM, Pfau PR, O'Connor ES, King J, LoConte N, Kennedy G, Smith MA
Title: Mortality by stage for right- versus left-sided colon cancer: analysis of surveillance, epidemiology, and end results--Medicare data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(33):4401-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Bekelman JE, Mitra N, Efstathiou J, Liao K, Sunderland R, Yeboa DN, Armstrong K
Title: Outcomes after intensity-modulated versus conformal radiotherapy in older men with nonmetastatic prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 15
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(4):e325-34
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   complications;   Erectile Dysfunction;   etiology;   Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage;   Humans;   Intestines;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   pathology;   Proctitis;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiation effects;   Radiation Injuries;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy Dosage;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   Urination Disorders
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Authors: Sher DJ, Neville BA, Chen AB, Schrag D
Title: Predictors of IMRT and conformal radiotherapy use in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: a SEER-Medicare analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 15
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(4):e197-206
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Distribution;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Analysis of Variance;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Health Services Research;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   pathology;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   Sex Distribution;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Griffiths R, Mikhael J, Gleeson M, Danese M, Dreyling M
Title: Addition of rituximab to chemotherapy alone as first-line therapy improves overall survival in elderly patients with mantle cell lymphoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 03
Journal: Blood 118(18):4808-16
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Cohort Studies;   Cyclophosphamide;   diagnosis;   Doxorubicin;   drug therapy;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lymphoma, Mantle-Cell;   Male;   mortality;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Prednisone;   Prognosis;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   Vincristine
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Authors: Park CH, Bonomi M, Cesaretti J, Neugut AI, Wisnivesky JP
Title: Effect of radiotherapy planning complexity on survival of elderly patients with unresected localized lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(3):706-11
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   classification;   Female;   Humans;   International Classification of Diseases;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Matched-Pair Analysis;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Sheffield KM, Boyd CA, Benarroch-Gampel J, Kuo YF, Cooksley CD, Riall TS
Title: End-of-life care in Medicare beneficiaries dying with pancreatic cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 01
Journal: Cancer 117(21):5003-12
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adolescent;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Female;   Hospice Care;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Intensive Care Units;   Male;   Medicare;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   Terminal Care;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Williams SB, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Choueiri TK, Hu JC
Title: Utilization and expense of adjuvant cancer therapies following radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov 01
Journal: Cancer 117(21):4846-54
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Combined Modality Therapy;   economics;   Hormones;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   surgery;   therapeutic use;   utilization
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Authors: Abdollah F, Sun M, Schmitges J, Tian Z, Jeldres C, Briganti A, Shariat SF, Perrotte P, Montorsi F, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Cancer-specific and other-cause mortality after radical prostatectomy versus observation in patients with prostate cancer: competing-risks analysis of a large North American population-based cohort.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Eur Urol 60(5):920-30
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Cohort Studies;   Decision Support Techniques;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   mortality;   Nomograms;   North America;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   Propensity Score;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   Watchful Waiting
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Authors: Craig BM, Rollison DE, List AF, Cogle CR
Title: Diagnostic testing, treatment, cost of care, and survival among registered and non-registered patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Leuk Res 35(11):1453-6
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   diagnosis;   Diagnostic Tests, Routine;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Hematinics;   Humans;   Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Dobie S, Saver BG, Wang CY, Green PK, Baldwin LM
Title: Do primary care physicians lose contact with their colorectal cancer patients?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov-Dec
Journal: J Am Board Fam Med 24(6):704-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Female;   Humans;   Longitudinal Studies;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Population Surveillance;   Primary Health Care;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Gilbert SM, Kuo YF, Shahinian VB
Title: Prevalent and incident use of androgen deprivation therapy among men with prostate cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov-Dec
Journal: Urol Oncol 29(6):647-53
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   drug therapy;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Orchiectomy;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prevalence;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   therapeutic use;   trends;   utilization
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Authors: Griffiths RI, Lalla D, Herbert RJ, Doan JF, Brammer MG, Danese MD
Title: Infused therapy and survival in older patients diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer who received trastuzumab.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Cancer Invest 29(9):573-84
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Infusions, Intravenous;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   pathology;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   Taxoids;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Karanicolas PJ, Elkin EB, Jacks LM, Atoria CL, Strong VE, Brennan MF, Coit DG
Title: Staging laparoscopy in the management of gastric cancer: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: J Am Coll Surg 213(5):644-651, 651.e1
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Gastric
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   ethnology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Laparoscopy;   Laparotomy;   Length of Stay;   Male;   Medical Futility;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Stomach Neoplasms;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Kim S, Shen S, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, Li H, Dolan M, Shao YH, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Late gastrointestinal toxicities following radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Eur Urol 60(5):908-16
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Gastrointestinal Diseases;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Grading;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiation Injuries;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Loeb S, Carter HB, Berndt SI, Ricker W, Schaeffer EM
Title: Complications after prostate biopsy: data from SEER-Medicare.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: J Urol 186(5):1830-4
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Biopsy, Needle;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Surgical Wound Infection;   United States
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Authors: Pollack CE, Bekelman JE, Epstein AJ, Liao K, Wong YN, Armstrong K
Title: Racial disparities in changing to a high-volume urologist among men with localized prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Med Care 49(11):999-1006
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Continental Ancestry Group;   Aged;   Confidence Intervals;   Continental Population Groups;   diagnosis;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Healthcare Disparities;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Odds Ratio;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   Urology
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Authors: Rajan SS, Stearns SC, Lyman GH, Carpenter WR
Title: Effect of primary prophylactic G-CSF use on systemic therapy administration for elderly breast cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 130(1):255-66
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   complications;   drug therapy;   etiology;   Female;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Humans;   Neutropenia;   prevention & control;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Reiner AS, Jacks LM, Van Zee KJ, Panageas KS
Title: A SEER-Medicare population-based study of lymphedema-related claims incidence following breast cancer in men.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 130(1):301-6
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms, Male;   Cohort Studies;   complications;   economics;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Humans;   Incidence;   Lymphedema;   Male;   Medicare;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Yeboa DN, Guzzo T, Mitra N, Christodouleas JP, Haas NB, Vapiwala N, Armstrong K, Bekelman JE
Title: Prostate-specific antigen surveillance among men with clinically localized prostate cancer who do not receive initial treatment.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Nov
Journal: Urology 78(5):1107-13
Topic(s): Surveillance;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   blood;   Humans;   Male;   Population Surveillance;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies
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Authors: Ferrante JM, McCarthy EP, Gonzalez EC, Lee JH, Chen R, Love-Jackson K, Roetzheim RG
Title: Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct 24
Journal: Arch Intern Med 171(19):1747-57
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Early Detection of Cancer;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   Office Visits;   pathology;   Physicians, Primary Care;   Primary Health Care;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Shirvani SM, Pan IW, Buchholz TA, Shih YC, Hoffman KE, Giordano SH, Smith BD
Title: Impact of evidence-based clinical guidelines on the adoption of postmastectomy radiation in older women.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct 15
Journal: Cancer 117(20):4595-605
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Ductal, Breast;   epidemiology;   Evidence-Based Medicine;   Female;   Health Care Surveys;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Logistic Models;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Mastectomy;   Medicare;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Fairfield KM, Murray K, Lucas FL, Wierman HR, Earle CC, Trimble EL, Small L, Warren JL
Title: Completion of adjuvant chemotherapy and use of health services for older women with epithelial ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(29):3921-6
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   Female;   Health Services;   Humans;   Medicare;   Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Elliott SP, Jarosek SL, Alanee SR, Konety BR, Dusenbery KE, Virnig BA
Title: Three-dimensional external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer increases the risk of hip fracture.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct 01
Journal: Cancer 117(19):4557-65
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Combined Modality Therapy;   diagnosis;   drug therapy;   etiology;   Hip Fractures;   Humans;   Imaging, Three-Dimensional;   Incidence;   Male;   Neoplasms, Hormone-Dependent;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   surgery;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Engels EA, Pfeiffer RM, Ricker W, Wheeler W, Parsons R, Warren JL
Title: Use of surveillance, epidemiology, and end results-medicare data to conduct case-control studies of cancer among the US elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct 01
Journal: Am J Epidemiol 174(7):860-70
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Case-Control Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   Neoplasms;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States
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Authors: Greenberg CC, Lipsitz SR, Neville B, In H, Hevelone N, Porter SA, Weeks C, Jha AK, Gawande AA, Schrag D, Weeks JC
Title: Receipt of appropriate surgical care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct
Journal: Arch Surg 146(10):1128-34
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Gastric;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Health Services Accessibility;   Humans;   Insurance Coverage;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasms;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Hollenbeak CS, Nikkel LE, Schaefer EW, Alemao E, Ghahramani N, Raman JD
Title: Determinants of medicare all-cause costs among elderly patients with renal cell carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct
Journal: J Manag Care Pharm 17(8):610-20
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   United States
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Authors: Tan HJ, Wolf JS Jr, Ye Z, Wei JT, Miller DC
Title: Complications and failure to rescue after laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Oct
Journal: J Urol 186(4):1254-60
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Female;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Laparoscopy;   Male;   mortality;   Nephrectomy;   Postoperative Complications;   surgery;   therapy
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Authors: Haas JS, Brawarsky P, Iyer A, Fitzmaurice GM, Neville BA, Earle C
Title: Association of area sociodemographic characteristics and capacity for treatment with disparities in colorectal cancer care and mortality.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep 15
Journal: Cancer 117(18):4267-76
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Health Services Accessibility;   Healthcare Disparities;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   surgery;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Tan HJ, Wolf JS Jr, Ye Z, Wei JT, Miller DC
Title: Population-level comparative effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open radical nephrectomy for patients with kidney cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep 15
Journal: Cancer 117(18):4184-93
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Laparoscopy;   Male;   methods;   Nephrectomy;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Feifer AH, Elkin EB, Lowrance WT, Denton B, Jacks L, Yee DS, Coleman JA, Laudone VP, Scardino PT, Eastham JA
Title: Temporal trends and predictors of pelvic lymph node dissection in open or minimally invasive radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep 01
Journal: Cancer 117(17):3933-42
Topic(s): Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Humans;   Laparoscopy;   Lymph Node Excision;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   methods;   pathology;   Pelvis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   surgery;   trends
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Authors: O'Connor ES, Greenblatt DY, LoConte NK, Gangnon RE, Liou JI, Heise CP, Smith MA
Title: Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer with poor prognostic features.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(25):3381-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Adult;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colonic Neoplasms;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Hsiao FY, Mullins CD, Onukwugha E, Pandya N, Hanna N
Title: Comparative effectiveness of different chemotherapeutic regimens on survival of people aged 66 and older with stage III colon cancer: a "real world" analysis using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc 59(9):1717-23
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analogs & derivatives;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Camptothecin;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fluorouracil;   Humans;   Leucovorin;   Male;   mortality;   Organoplatinum Compounds;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Nurgalieva Z, Liu CC, Du XL
Title: Chemotherapy use and risk of bone marrow suppression in a large population-based cohort of older women with breast and ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep
Journal: Med Oncol 28(3):716-25
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Bone Marrow;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemically induced;   Cohort Studies;   drug effects;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Neoplasm Staging;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Thrombocytopenia
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Authors: Snyder CF, Frick KD, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Neville BA, Carducci MA, Earle CC
Title: Preventive care in prostate cancer patients: following diagnosis and for five-year survivors.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep
Journal: J Cancer Surviv 5(3):283-91
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Prevention;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma;   Case-Control Studies;   Continuity of Patient Care;   diagnosis;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Preventive Health Services;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survivors;   therapy;   Time Factors
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Authors: Sommer CA, Stitzenberg KB, Tolleson-Rinehart S, Carpenter WR, Carey TS
Title: Breast MRI utilization in older patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep
Journal: J Surg Res 170(1):77-83
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Breast;   Breast Neoplasms;   Female;   Humans;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   SEER Program;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Thrall MM, Goff BA, Symons RG, Flum DR, Gray HJ
Title: Thirty-day mortality after primary cytoreductive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer in the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Sep
Journal: Obstet Gynecol 118(3):537-47
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Medicare;   Models, Statistical;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Chavez-MacGregor M, Zhao H, Fang S, Srokowski TP, Hortobagyi GN, Giordano SH
Title: Complications associated with erythropoietin-stimulating agents in patients with metastatic breast cancer: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Aug 15
Journal: Cancer 117(16):3641-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemically induced;   drug therapy;   Erythropoietin;   Female;   Humans;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Stroke;   Thrombosis;   United States;   Venous Thrombosis
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Authors: Mayo SC, Heckman JE, Shore AD, Nathan H, Parikh AA, Bridges JF, Anders RA, Anaya DA, Becker NS, Pawlik TM
Title: Shifting trends in liver-directed management of patients with colorectal liver metastasis: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Aug
Journal: Surgery 150(2):204-16
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Catheter Ablation;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   drug therapy;   Female;   Hepatectomy;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   pathology;   radiography;   Retrospective Studies;   secondary;   SEER Program;   surgery;   therapeutic use;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   Treatment Outcome;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Rueth NM, Parsons HM, Habermann EB, Groth SS, Virnig BA, Tuttle TM, Andrade RS, Maddaus MA, D'Cunha J
Title: The long-term impact of surgical complications after resection of stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer: a population-based survival analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Aug
Journal: Ann Surg 254(2):368-74
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Adenocarcinoma, Bronchiolo-Alveolar;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Cause of Death;   Disease-Free Survival;   Female;   Hospital Mortality;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Pneumonectomy;   Postoperative Complications;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Saito AM, Landrum MB, Neville BA, Ayanian JZ, Weeks JC, Earle CC
Title: Hospice care and survival among elderly patients with lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Aug
Journal: J Palliat Med 14(8):929-39
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Databases, Factual;   Female;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   SEER Program;   Survival
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Authors: Shaukat A, Virnig DJ, Salfiti NI, Howard DH, Sitaraman SV, Liff JM
Title: Is inflammatory bowel disease an important risk factor among older persons with colorectal cancer in the United States? A population-based case-control study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Aug
Journal: Dig Dis Sci 56(8):2378-83
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Case-Control Studies;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   complications;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Inflammatory Bowel Diseases;   Male;   Prevalence;   Risk Factors;   United States
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Authors: Welzel TM, Graubard BI, Zeuzem S, El-Serag HB, Davila JA, McGlynn KA
Title: Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of primary liver cancer in the United States: a study in the SEER-Medicare database.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Aug
Journal: Hepatology 54(2):463-71
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Bile Duct Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Cholangiocarcinoma;   complications;   Databases, Factual;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Metabolic Syndrome X;   Regression Analysis;   Risk Factors;   United States
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Authors: Patnaik JL, Byers T, Diguiseppi C, Denberg TD, Dabelea D
Title: The influence of comorbidities on overall survival among older women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jul 20
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 103(14):1101-11
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   Confounding Factors (Epidemiology);   Databases, Factual;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Medicare;   mortality;   Mortality;   Odds Ratio;   Predictive Value of Tests;   Prevalence;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Yasmeen S, Xing G, Morris C, Chlebowski RT, Romano PS
Title: Comorbidities and mammography use interact to explain racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jul 15
Journal: Cancer 117(14):3252-61
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Risk Factors;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   diagnosis;   Early Detection of Cancer;   Ethnic Groups;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Mammography;   pathology;   utilization
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Authors: Baillargeon J, Kuo YF, Lin YL, Raji MA, Singh A, Goodwin JS
Title: Effect of mental disorders on diagnosis, treatment, and survival of older adults with colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jul
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc 59(7):1268-73
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Colonic Neoplasms;   complications;   Dementia;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Mental Disorders;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Psychotic Disorders;   Retrospective Studies;   therapy
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Authors: Mayo SC, Shore AD, Nathan H, Edil BH, Hirose K, Anders RA, Wolfgang CL, Schulick RD, Choti MA, Pawlik TM
Title: Refining the definition of perioperative mortality following hepatectomy using death within 90 days as the standard criterion.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jul
Journal: HPB (Oxford) 13(7):473-82
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Female;   Hepatectomy;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Perioperative Period;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Rajan SS, Lyman GH, Stearns SC, Carpenter WR
Title: Effect of primary prophylactic granulocyte-colony stimulating factor use on incidence of neutropenia hospitalizations for elderly early-stage breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jul
Journal: Med Care 49(7):649-57
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   chemically induced;   Drug Administration Schedule;   drug therapy;   Female;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Incidence;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neutropenia;   Recombinant Proteins;   Retrospective Studies;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Thrall MM, Gray HJ, Symons RG, Weiss NS, Flum DR, Goff BA
Title: Trends in treatment of advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in the Medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jul
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 122(1):100-6
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Drug Therapy;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Gynecologic Surgical Procedures;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Medicare;   Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Cogle CR, Craig BM, Rollison DE, List AF
Title: Incidence of the myelodysplastic syndromes using a novel claims-based algorithm: high number of uncaptured cases by cancer registries.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun 30
Journal: Blood 117(26):7121-5
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Algorithms;   Bias (Epidemiology);   Blood Cell Count;   Bone Marrow Examination;   Databases, Factual;   Diagnostic Services;   economics;   Epidemiologic Methods;   epidemiology;   Female;   Guidelines as Topic;   Humans;   Incidence;   Insurance, Health, Reimbursement;   Male;   Medicare;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Registries;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States
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Authors: Chen AB, Neville BA, Sher DJ, Chen K, Schrag D
Title: Survival outcomes after radiation therapy for stage III non-small-cell lung cancer after adoption of computed tomography-based simulation.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(17):2305-11
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Computer Simulation;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   radiography;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Warren JL, Barbera L, Bremner KE, Yabroff KR, Hoch JS, Barrett MJ, Luo J, Krahn MD
Title: End-of-life care for lung cancer patients in the United States and Ontario.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun 08
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 103(11):853-62
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Canada;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Confounding Factors (Epidemiology);   drug therapy;   Emergency Medical Services;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Services Accessibility;   Hospice Care;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Ontario;   Palliative Care;   Registries;   Research Design;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   Survivors;   Terminal Care;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Legler A, Bradley EH, Carlson MD
Title: The effect of comorbidity burden on health care utilization for patients with cancer using hospice.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: J Palliat Med 14(6):751-6
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Comorbidity;   Cost of Illness;   Cross-Sectional Studies;   Dementia;   Emergency Medical Services;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Services;   Hospice Care;   Hospital Mortality;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Intensive Care Units;   Male;   Neoplasms;   Risk Adjustment;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Link BK, Brooks J, Wright K, Pan X, Voelker M, Chrischilles E
Title: Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the elderly: diffusion of treatment with rituximab and survival advances with and without anthracyclines.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: Leuk Lymphoma 52(6):994-1002
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Anthracyclines;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   drug therapy;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Logistic Models;   Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse;   Multivariate Analysis;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Rajan SS, Lyman GH, Carpenter WR, Stearns SC
Title: Chemotherapy characteristics are important predictors of primary prophylactic CSF administration in older patients with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 127(2):511-20
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Breast Neoplasms;   Colony-Stimulating Factors;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Phenotype;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Sathiakumar N, Delzell E, Morrisey MA, Falkson C, Yong M, Chia V, Blackburn J, Arora T, Kilgore ML
Title: Mortality following bone metastasis and skeletal-related events among men with prostate cancer: a population-based analysis of US Medicare beneficiaries, 1999-2006.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 14(2):177-83
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Bone Neoplasms;   Comorbidity;   Databases, Factual;   epidemiology;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Registries;   secondary;   United States
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Authors: Shaukat A, Virnig DJ, Howard D, Sitaraman SV, Liff JM, Lederle FA
Title: Crohn's disease and small bowel adenocarcinoma: a population-based case-control study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20(6):1120-3
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Case-Control Studies;   complications;   Crohn Disease;   Duodenal Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Humans;   Ileal Neoplasms;   Intestine, Small;   Jejunal Neoplasms;   Male;   Minnesota;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program
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Authors: Tal R, Jacks LM, Elkin E, Mulhall JP
Title: Penile implant utilization following treatment for prostate cancer: analysis of the SEER-Medicare database.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: J Sex Med 8(6):1797-804
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Combined Modality Therapy;   epidemiology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Hispanic Americans;   Humans;   Male;   Multivariate Analysis;   Penile Prosthesis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   utilization;   Utilization Review
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Authors: Williams SB, D'Amico AV, Weinberg AC, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Hu JC
Title: Population-based determinants of radical prostatectomy surgical margin positivity.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jun
Journal: BJU Int 107(11):1734-40
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Age Distribution;   Aged;   Benchmarking;   Confidence Intervals;   Databases, Factual;   Disease-Free Survival;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Incidence;   Laparoscopy;   Logistic Models;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Analysis
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Authors: Smith BD, Pan IW, Shih YC, Smith GL, Harris JR, Punglia R, Pierce LJ, Jagsi R, Hayman JA, Giordano SH, Buchholz TA
Title: Adoption of intensity-modulated radiation therapy for breast cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May 18
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 103(10):798-809
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Breast Neoplasms;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy Dosage;   Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Reimbursement Mechanisms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Choi WW, Williams SB, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Hu JC
Title: Overuse of imaging for staging low risk prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May
Journal: J Urol 185(5):1645-9
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Diagnostic Imaging;   Educational Status;   Humans;   Income;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States;   Unnecessary Procedures;   utilization
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Authors: Davidoff AJ, Gardner JF, Seal B, Edelman MJ
Title: Population-based estimates of survival benefit associated with combined modality therapy in elderly patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May
Journal: J Thorac Oncol 6(5):934-41
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Combined Modality Therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Hu CY, Delclos GL, Chan W, Du XL
Title: Post-treatment surveillance in a large cohort of patients with colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May
Journal: Am J Manag Care 17(5):329-36
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   blood;   Carcinoembryonic Antigen;   classification;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Colonoscopy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Guideline Adherence;   Guidelines as Topic;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Office Visits;   pathology;   Patient Compliance;   Population Surveillance;   prevention & control;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survivors;   United States
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Authors: Lindquist KJ, Danese MD, Mikhael J, Knopf KB, Griffiths RI
Title: Health care utilization and mortality among elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May
Journal: Ann Oncol 22(5):1181-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Anemia;   complications;   Delivery of Health Care;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Myelodysplastic Syndromes;   Neutropenia;   Prevalence;   Proportional Hazards Models;   statistics & numerical data;   Thrombocytopenia;   utilization
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Authors: Liu CC, Xia R, Guadagnolo A, Cormier JN, Du XL
Title: Risk of xerostomia in association with the receipt of radiation therapy in older patients with head and neck cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May
Journal: Am J Ther 18(3):206-15
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Amifostine;   Combined Modality Therapy;   complications;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   prevention & control;   Radiation-Protective Agents;   radiotherapy;   Registries;   Risk;   therapeutic use;   Time Factors;   Xerostomia
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Authors: Massarweh NN, Park JO, Bruix J, Yeung RS, Etzioni RB, Symons RG, Baldwin LM, Flum DR
Title: Diagnostic imaging and biopsy use among elderly medicare beneficiaries with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May
Journal: J Oncol Pract 7(3):155-60
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Porter MP, Kerrigan MC, Donato BM, Ramsey SD
Title: Patterns of use of systemic chemotherapy for Medicare beneficiaries with urothelial bladder cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 May-Jun
Journal: Urol Oncol 29(3):252-8
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carcinoma, Transitional Cell;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Cystectomy;   drug therapy;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: Ho TH, Barbera L, Saskin R, Lu H, Neville BA, Earle CC
Title: Trends in the aggressiveness of end-of-life cancer care in the universal health care system of Ontario, Canada.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(12):1587-91
Topic(s): Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Drug Administration Schedule;   Emergency Service, Hospital;   Female;   Hospitalization;   Humans;   Intensive Care;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   National Health Programs;   Neoplasms;   Odds Ratio;   Ontario;   Palliative Care;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Terminal Care;   therapy;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States;   Universal Coverage
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Authors: Nguyen PL, Gu X, Lipsitz SR, Choueiri TK, Choi WW, Lei Y, Hoffman KE, Hu JC
Title: Cost implications of the rapid adoption of newer technologies for treating prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(12):1517-24
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Brachytherapy;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   diagnosis;   Diffusion of Innovation;   economics;   Health Care Costs;   Health Expenditures;   Humans;   Laparoscopy;   Male;   Medical Oncology;   Medicare;   methods;   Models, Economic;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Robotics;   SEER Program;   Surgery, Computer-Assisted;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Schonberg MA, Marcantonio ER, Ngo L, Li D, Silliman RA, McCarthy EP
Title: Causes of death and relative survival of older women after a breast cancer diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr 20
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(12):1570-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating;   Case-Control Studies;   Cause of Death;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Life Expectancy;   Mammography;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiography;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Albertsen PC, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, Li H, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Impact of comorbidity on survival among men with localized prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(10):1335-41
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cause of Death;   Cell Differentiation;   Comorbidity;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Friese CR, Earle CC, Magazu LS, Brown JR, Neville BA, Hevelone ND, Richardson LC, Abel GA
Title: Timeliness and quality of diagnostic care for medicare recipients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr 01
Journal: Cancer 117(7):1470-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Databases as Topic;   Delayed Diagnosis;   diagnosis;   Female;   Flow Cytometry;   Humans;   Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   Time Factors;   United States
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Authors: Hardy D, Chan W, Liu CC, Cormier JN, Xia R, Bruera E, Du XL
Title: Racial disparities in the use of hospice services according to geographic residence and socioeconomic status in an elderly cohort with nonsmall cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr 01
Journal: Cancer 117(7):1506-15
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Policy
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Ethnic Groups;   ethnology;   Female;   Health Status Disparities;   Hospice Care;   Humans;   Male;   Odds Ratio;   Rural Population;   Social Class;   therapy
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Authors: Riall TS, Sheffield KM, Kuo YF, Townsend CM Jr, Goodwin JS
Title: Resection benefits older adults with locoregional pancreatic cancer despite greater short-term morbidity and mortality.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc 59(4):647-54
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Morbidity;   Neoplasm Staging;   Pancreatectomy;   Pancreatic Neoplasms;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Schneider M, Zuckerman IH, Onukwugha E, Pandya N, Seal B, Gardner J, Mullins CD
Title: Chemotherapy treatment and survival in older women with estrogen receptor-negative metastatic breast cancer: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr
Journal: J Am Geriatr Soc 59(4):637-46
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   blood;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cause of Death;   Confidence Intervals;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Receptors, Estrogen;   Retrospective Studies;   secondary;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   trends;   Tumor Markers, Biological;   United States
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Authors: Shih YC, Chien CR, Xu Y, Pan IW, Smith GL, Buchholz TA
Title: Economic burden of renal cell carcinoma in the US: Part II--an updated analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr
Journal: Pharmacoeconomics 29(4):331-41
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Databases, Factual;   drug therapy;   economics;   Fees and Charges;   Female;   Health Expenditures;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Wisnivesky JP, Arciniega J, Mhango G, Mandeli J, Halm EA
Title: Lymph node ratio as a prognostic factor in elderly patients with pathological N1 non-small cell lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Apr
Journal: Thorax 66(4):287-93
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Epidemiologic Methods;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Lymph Node Excision;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   pathology;   Pneumonectomy;   Prognosis;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   secondary;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Danese MD, Griffiths RI, Gleeson M, Satram-Hoang S, Knopf K, Mikhael J, Reyes C
Title: An observational study of outcomes after initial infused therapy in Medicare patients diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar 31
Journal: Blood 117(13):3505-13
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Leukemia;   Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: administration & dosage;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Combined Modality Therapy;   diagnosis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Immunotherapy;   Infusion Pumps;   Infusions, Intravenous;   Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Observation;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Chan JK, Sherman AE, Kapp DS, Zhang R, Osann KE, Maxwell L, Chen LM, Deshmukh H
Title: Influence of gynecologic oncologists on the survival of patients with endometrial cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 29(7):832-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adult;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Combined Modality Therapy;   diagnosis;   Disease-Free Survival;   Early Detection of Cancer;   Endometrial Neoplasms;   Female;   Gynecologic Surgical Procedures;   Humans;   Hysterectomy;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Medical Oncology;   methods;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Physician's Role;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Reference Values;   Referral and Consultation;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome
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Authors: Shah SA, Smith JK, Li Y, Ng SC, Carroll JE, Tseng JF
Title: Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar 01
Journal: Cancer 117(5):1019-26
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Protocols;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Services Accessibility;   Humans;   Incidence;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Population;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Beebe-Dimmer J, Morgenstern H, Cetin K, Yee C, Bartoces M, Shahinian V, Fryzek J, Acquavella J, Schwartz KL
Title: Androgen deprivation therapy and cataract incidence among elderly prostate cancer patients in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar
Journal: Ann Epidemiol 21(3):156-63
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Cataract;   chemically induced;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Orchiectomy;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Factors;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Cahill KS, Chi JH, Day AL, Claus EB
Title: Trends in survival after surgery for breast cancer metastatic to the brain and spinal column in medicare patients: a population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar
Journal: Neurosurgery 68(3):705-13; discussion 713
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Brain Neoplasms;   Breast Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Medicare Part A;   mortality;   Risk Assessment;   Risk Factors;   secondary;   Spinal Neoplasms;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   Survival Rate;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Gruschkus SK, Lairson D, Dunn JK, Risser J, Du XL
Title: Cost-effectiveness of white blood cell growth factor use among a large nationwide cohort of elderly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients treated with chemotherapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar-Apr
Journal: Value Health 14(2):253-62
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   blood;   chemically induced;   Cohort Studies;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin;   Male;   Medicare;   Neutropenia;   prevention & control;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   United States
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Authors: Hosmer W, Malin J, Wong M
Title: Development and validation of a prediction model for the risk of developing febrile neutropenia in the first cycle of chemotherapy among elderly patients with breast, lung, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar
Journal: Support Care Cancer 19(3):333-41
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   chemically induced;   drug therapy;   Female;   Fever;   Forecasting;   Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor;   Humans;   Male;   Models, Biological;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms;   Neutropenia;   pathology;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   prevention & control;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use
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Authors: Nathan H, Shore AD, Anders RA, Wick EC, Gearhart SL, Pawlik TM
Title: Variation in lymph node assessment after colon cancer resection: patient, surgeon, pathologist, or hospital?
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar
Journal: J Gastrointest Surg 15(3):471-9
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Policy
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Benchmarking;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Hospitals;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Lymph Nodes;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Physicians;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery
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Authors: Reyes-Ortiz CA, Goodwin JS, Zhang DD, Freeman JL
Title: Socioeconomic status and chemotherapy use for melanoma in older people.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar
Journal: Can J Aging 30(1):143-53
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Health Disparities;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Roberts CB, Albertsen PC, Shao YH, Moore DF, Mehta AR, Stein MN, Lu-Yao GL
Title: Patterns and correlates of prostate cancer treatment in older men.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Mar
Journal: Am J Med 124(3):235-43
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Brachytherapy;   ethnology;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   Odds Ratio;   Patient Selection;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Bergman J, Saigal CS, Lorenz KA, Hanley J, Miller DC, Gore JL, Litwin MS, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Hospice use and high-intensity care in men dying of prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb 14
Journal: Arch Intern Med 171(3):204-10
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cause of Death;   Cohort Studies;   Comorbidity;   Hospices;   Humans;   Length of Stay;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Odds Ratio;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Terminal Care;   therapy;   United States;   utilization;   Utilization Review
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Authors: Carpenter WR, Reeder-Hayes K, Bainbridge J, Meyer AM, Amos KD, Weiner BJ, Godley PA
Title: The role of organizational affiliations and research networks in the diffusion of breast cancer treatment innovation.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb
Journal: Med Care 49(2):172-9
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   Diffusion of Innovation;   epidemiology;   Female;   Health Services Research;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Reporting;   Interinstitutional Relations;   Linear Models;   Logistic Models;   Medical Oncology;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   organization & administration;   Organizational Affiliation;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   SEER Program;   Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy;   Societies, Medical;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Translational Medical Research;   United States;   utilization
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Authors: Ghia AJ, Gonzalez VJ, Tward JD, Stroup AM, Pappas L, Gaffney DK
Title: Primary vaginal cancer and chemoradiotherapy: a patterns-of-care analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb
Journal: Int J Gynecol Cancer 21(2):378-84
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Databases, Factual;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Medicare;   radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   United States;   Vaginal Neoplasms
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Authors: Hu JC, Prasad SM, Gu X, Williams SB, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Choueiri TK, Choi WW, D'Amico AV
Title: Determinants of performing radical prostatectomy pelvic lymph node dissection and the number of lymph nodes removed in elderly men.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb
Journal: Urology 77(2):402-6
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Humans;   Lymph Node Excision;   Male;   methods;   Pelvis;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   surgery
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Authors: Jayadevappa R, Chhatre S, Johnson JC, Malkowicz SB
Title: Association between ethnicity and prostate cancer outcomes across hospital and surgeon volume groups.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb
Journal: Health Policy 99(2):97-106
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Efficiency, Organizational;   Ethnic Groups;   ethnology;   Hospitals;   Humans;   Linear Models;   Male;   Organizational Policy;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Physicians;   Poisson Distribution;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Workload
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Authors: Keating NL, Landrum MB, Brooks JM, Chrischilles EA, Winer EP, Wright K, Volya R
Title: Outcomes following local therapy for early-stage breast cancer in non-trial populations.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 125(3):803-13
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Cohort Studies;   Female;   Humans;   Mastectomy;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   methods;   Models, Statistical;   pathology;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   surgery;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Samper-Ternent R, Zhang D, Kuo YF, Hatch S, Freeman J
Title: Late GI and bladder toxicities after radiation for uterine cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Feb
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 120(2):198-204
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Disease-Free Survival;   etiology;   Female;   Gastrointestinal Diseases;   Gastrointestinal Tract;   Humans;   Middle Aged;   pathology;   radiation effects;   Radiation Injuries;   Radiotherapy;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Urinary Bladder;   Urinary Bladder Diseases;   Uterine Neoplasms
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Authors: Mariotto AB, Yabroff KR, Shao Y, Feuer EJ, Brown ML
Title: Projections of the cost of cancer care in the United States: 2010-2020.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jan 19
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 103(2):117-28
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Epidemiologic, Experimental, & Methodological Studies;   Epidemiology Studies & Related Methods;   Guidance & Policy Research;   Health Care Systems;   Surveillance;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): All sites or no specific site
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): Surveillance, Epidemiology, & End Results (SEER) Program;   SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Cost of Illness;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Forecasting;   Health Care Costs;   Health Expenditures;   Humans;   Incidence;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medical Record Linkage;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasms;   Population Dynamics;   Prevalence;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Analysis;   Survival Rate;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Semrad TJ, Tancredi DJ, Baldwin LM, Green P, Fenton JJ
Title: Geographic variation of racial/ethnic disparities in colorectal cancer testing among medicare enrollees.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jan 10
Journal: Cancer
Topic(s): Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Baldwin LM, Dobie SA, Cai Y, Saver BG, Green PK, Wang CY
Title: Receipt of general medical care by colorectal cancer patients: a longitudinal study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jan-Feb
Journal: J Am Board Fam Med 24(1):57-68
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Confidence Intervals;   Diabetes Mellitus;   Disease Management;   Early Detection of Cancer;   Female;   Humans;   Lipids;   Longitudinal Studies;   Male;   Mammography;   methods;   mortality;   pathology;   prevention & control;   Preventive Health Services;   Primary Health Care;   Quality of Health Care;   Registries;   Risk;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Cipriano LE, Romanus D, Earle CC, Neville BA, Halpern EF, Gazelle GS, McMahon PM
Title: Lung cancer treatment costs, including patient responsibility, by disease stage and treatment modality, 1992 to 2003.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jan
Journal: Value Health 14(1):41-52
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Case-Control Studies;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   Deductibles and Coinsurance;   economics;   Financing, Personal;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Insurance, Health, Reimbursement;   Longitudinal Studies;   Lung Neoplasms;   Medicare;   pathology;   Small Cell Lung Carcinoma;   Terminal Care;   therapy;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Prasad SM, Gu X, Lavelle R, Lipsitz SR, Hu JC
Title: Comparative effectiveness of perineal versus retropubic and minimally invasive radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2011 Jan
Journal: J Urol 185(1):111-5
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Humans;   Male;   methods;   Perineum;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   surgery;   Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive;   Treatment Outcome
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