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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 Oct 01
Journal: Int J Cancer 135(7):1745-50
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: van Hees F, Zauber AG, Klabunde CN, Goede SL, Lansdorp-Vogelaar I, van Ballegooijen M
Title: The Appropriateness of More Intensive Colonoscopy Screening Than Recommended in Medicare Beneficiaries: A Modeling Study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 18
Journal: JAMA Intern Med
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Epidemiologic, Experimental, & Methodological Studies;   Epidemiology Studies & Related Methods;   Guidance & Policy Research;   Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Clinical Outcomes;   Preventive & Screening Services;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Kwan SW, Mortell KE, Hippe DS, Brunner MC
Title: An Economic Analysis of Sublobar Resection versus Thermal Ablation for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 14
Journal: J Vasc Interv Radiol
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Yang YX, French B, Localio AR, Brensinger CM, Lewis JD
Title: Minimal benefit of earlier-than-recommended repeat colonoscopy among US Medicare enrollees following a negative colonoscopy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 14
Journal: Aliment Pharmacol Ther
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: de Vries S, Jeffe DB, Davidson NO, Deshpande AD, Schootman M
Title: Postoperative 30-day mortality in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer: development of a prognostic model using administrative claims data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 08
Journal: Cancer Causes Control
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: Schroeck FR, Kaufman SR, Jacobs BL, Hollenbeck BK
Title: Receipt of "Best Care" According to Current Quality of Care Measures and Outcomes Among men with Prostate Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 06
Journal: J Urol
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Black DM, Jiang J, Kuerer HM, Buchholz TA, Smith BD
Title: Racial disparities in adoption of axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy and lymphedema risk in women with breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 01
Journal: JAMA Surg 149(8):788-96
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lipitz-Snyderman A, Sepkowitz KA, Elkin EB, Pinheiro LC, Sima CS, Son CH, Atoria CL, Bach PB
Title: Long-term central venous catheter use and risk of infection in older adults with cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 32(22):2351-6
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Head and Neck;   Lung;   Lymphoma;   Pancreas
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: DuGoff EH, Bekelman JE, Stuart EA, Armstrong K, Pollack CE
Title: Surgical Quality Is More Than Volume: The Association between Changing Urologists and Complications for Patients with Localized Prostate Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug
Journal: Health Serv Res 49(4):1165-83
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: Gourin CG, Dy SM, Herbert RJ, Blackford AL, Quon H, Forastiere AA, Eisele DW, Frick KD
Title: Treatment, survival, and costs of laryngeal cancer care in the elderly.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug
Journal: Laryngoscope 124(8):1827-35
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Health Care Systems;   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: Karl A, Adejoro O, Saigal C, Konety B, 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: 2014 Aug
Journal: Clin Genitourin Cancer 12(4):270-7
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: Olszewski AJ, Winer ES, Castillo JJ
Title: Improved survival with rituximab-based chemoimmunotherapy in older patients with extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug
Journal: Leuk Res 38(8):866-73
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: Parmar AD, Vargas GM, Tamirisa NP, Sheffield KM, Riall TS
Title: Trajectory of care and use of multimodality therapy in older patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Aug
Journal: Surgery 156(2):280-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Pancreas
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 Aug
Journal: Ann Hematol 93(8):1335-44
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: 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 Aug
Journal: Health Serv Res 49(4):1145-64
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: Rajan SS, Cai Y, Yi M, Tsai CL, Du XL
Title: Use of Hematopoietic Growth Factors in Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy: A SEER-Medicare-based Study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 25
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol
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: Zhang Y, Hollenbeck BK, Schroeck FR, Jacobs BL
Title: Managed Care and the Dissemination of Robotic Prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 21
Journal: Surg Innov
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: Carmona R, Gulaya S, Murphy JD, Rose BS, Wu J, Noticewala S, McHale MT, Yashar CM, Vaida F, Mell LK
Title: Validated Competing Event Model for the Stage I-II Endometrial Cancer Population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 15
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(4):888-98
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Javid SH, Varghese TK, Morris AM, Porter MP, He H, Buchwald D, Flum DR, Collaborative to Improve Native Cancer Outcomes (CINCO)
Title: Guideline-concordant cancer care and survival among American Indian/Alaskan Native patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 15
Journal: Cancer 120(14):2183-90
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   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, Onukwugha E, Hanna N, Bikov K, Seal B, Mullins CD
Title: Cost-Effectiveness of Second-Line Chemotherapy/Biologics among Elderly Metastatic Colon Cancer Patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 15
Journal: Adv Ther
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lu-Yao GL, Albertsen PC, Moore DF, Shih W, Lin Y, DiPaola RS, Yao SL
Title: Fifteen-Year Survival Outcomes Following Primary Androgen-Deprivation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 14
Journal: JAMA Intern Med
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: Onwudiwe NC, Kwok Y, Onukwugha E, Sorkin JD, Zuckerman IH, Shaya FT, Daniel Mullins C
Title: Cardiovascular event-free survival after adjuvant radiation therapy in breast cancer patients stratified by cardiovascular risk.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 10
Journal: Cancer Med
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: Chhatre S, Metzger DS, Malkowicz SB, Woody G, Jayadevappa R
Title: Substance use disorder and its effects on outcomes in men with advanced-stage prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 09
Journal: Cancer
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Prasad SM, Eggener SE, Lipsitz SR, Irwin MR, Ganz PA, Hu JC
Title: Effect of Depression on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Mortality of Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 07
Journal: J Clin Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ulahannan SV, Duffy AG, McNeel TS, Kish JK, Dickie LA, Rahma OE, McGlynn KA, Greten TF, Altekruse SF
Title: Earlier presentation and application of curative treatments in hepatocellular carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 04
Journal: Hepatology
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Liver
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Chawla N, Yabroff KR, Mariotto A, McNeel TS, Schrag D, Warren JL
Title: Limited validity of diagnosis codes in Medicare claims for identifying cancer metastases and inferring stage.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 03
Journal: Ann Epidemiol
Topic(s): Methods for Assessing Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Barcenas CH, Niu J, Zhang N, Zhang Y, Buchholz TA, Elting LS, Hortobagyi GN, Smith BD, Giordano SH
Title: Risk of hospitalization according to chemotherapy regimen in early-stage breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul 01
Journal: J Clin Oncol 32(19):2010-7
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: 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 Jul 01
Journal: Cancer 120(13):2039-49
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: Evan Pollack C, Wang H, Bekelman JE, Weissman G, Epstein AJ, Liao K, Dugoff EH, Armstrong K
Title: Physician social networks and variation in rates of complications after radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul
Journal: Value Health 17(5):611-8
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: 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 Jul
Journal: J Endourol 28(7):784-91
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: Guadagnolo BA, Liao KP, Giordano SH, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Shih YC
Title: Increasing use of advanced radiation therapy technologies in the last 30 days of life among patients dying as a result of cancer in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul
Journal: J Oncol Pract 10(4):e269-76
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Pancreas;   Prostate;   Other
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Hershman DL, Neugut AI, Shim JJ, Glied S, Tsai WY, Wright JD
Title: Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent use after changes in medicare reimbursement policies.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul
Journal: J Oncol Pract 10(4):264-9
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Ovary;   Prostate
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 Jul
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 21(7):2172-80
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: 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 Jul
Journal: Urol Oncol 32(5):576-83
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: Penn DC, Stitzenberg KB, Cobran EK, Godley PA
Title: Provider-based research networks demonstrate greater hospice use for minority patients with lung cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jul
Journal: J Oncol Pract 10(4):e182-90
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Health Disparities;   Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Olszewski AJ, Shafqat H, Ali S
Title: Disparate survival outcomes after front-line chemoimmunotherapy in older patients with follicular, nodal marginal zone and small lymphocytic lymphoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 23
Journal: Leuk Lymphoma 1-19
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: Veenstra CM, Epstein AJ, Liao K, Morris AM, Pollack CE, Armstrong KA
Title: The effect of care setting in the delivery of high-value colon cancer care.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 20
Journal: Cancer
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: Cooke CR, Feemster LC, Wiener RS, O'Neil ME, Slatore CG
Title: Aggressiveness of intensive care use among patients with lung cancer in the SEER-Medicare registry.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 19
Journal: Chest
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: Fairfield KM, Murray K, LaChance JA, Wierman HR, Earle CC, Trimble EL, Warren JL
Title: Intraperitoneal chemotherapy among women in the Medicare population with epithelial ovarian cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 18
Journal: Gynecol Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Patel HD, Kates M, Pierorazio PM, Gorin MA, Jayram G, Ball MW, Hyams ES, Allaf ME
Title: Comorbidities and causes of death in the management of localized T1a kidney cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 16
Journal: Int J Urol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Cooper GS, Xu F, Schluchter MD, Koroukian SM, Barnholtz Sloan JS
Title: Diverticulosis and the Risk of Interval Colorectal Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 14
Journal: Dig Dis Sci
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Ehdaie B, Atoria CL, Lowrance WT, Herr HW, Bochner BH, Donat SM, Dalbagni G, Elkin EB
Title: Adherence to surveillance guidelines after radical cystectomy: A population-based analysis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 13
Journal: Urol Oncol
Topic(s): Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lairson DR, Parikh RC, Cormier JN, Chan W, Du XL
Title: Cost-Utility Analysis of Chemotherapy Regimens in Elderly Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 12
Journal: Pharmacoeconomics
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Odejide OO, Cronin AM, Davidoff AJ, LaCasce AS, Abel GA
Title: Limited Stage Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment Strategies in a Large Cohort of Elderly Patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun 10
Journal: Leuk Lymphoma 1-27
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: 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: 2014 Jun 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(2):243-8
Topic(s): Policy;   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Biopsy;   blood;   Bone and Bones;   Bone Neoplasms;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   diagnosis;   economics;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Grading;   pathology;   Prostate;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiography;   Risk;   secondary;   SEER Program;   Tomography, X-Ray Computed;   United States;   Unnecessary Procedures;   utilization
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Authors: Basu A
Title: Estimating person-centered treatment (PeT) effects using instrumental variables: an application to evaluating prostate cancer treatments
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun-Jul
Journal: J Appl Econ 29(4):671-91
Topic(s): Research Methodology
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Becker A, Ravi P, Roghmann F, Trinh QD, Tian Z, Larouche A, Kim S, Shariat SF, Kluth L, Dahlem R, Fisch M, Graefen M, Eichelberg C, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M
Title: Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy vs laparoscopic or open partial nephrectomy for T1 renal cell carcinoma: comparison of complication rates in elderly patients during the initial phase of adoption.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun
Journal: Urology 83(6):1285-91
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: Bradley CJ, Dahman B, Anscher M
Title: Prostate cancer treatment and survival: evidence for men with prevalent comorbid conditions.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun
Journal: Med Care 52(6):482-9
Topic(s): Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cause of Death;   Cerebrovascular Disorders;   Comorbidity;   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2;   Evidence-Based Medicine;   Health Status Indicators;   Heart Failure;   Humans;   Likelihood Functions;   Male;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapy
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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 Jun
Journal: Med Care 52(6):500-10
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Activities of Daily Living;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   classification;   Cohort Studies;   Disability Evaluation;   Eligibility Determination;   Female;   Health Status Indicators;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Likelihood Functions;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasms;   pathology;   Patient Selection;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Freedman RA, Vaz-Luis I, Barry WT, Lii H, Lin NU, Winer EP, Keating NL
Title: Patterns of chemotherapy, toxicity, and short-term outcomes for older women receiving adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun
Journal: Breast Cancer Res Treat 145(2):491-501
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: Huang KH, Kaplan AL, Carter SC, Lipsitz SR, Hu JC
Title: The impact of radical prostatectomy operative time on outcomes and costs.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun
Journal: Urology 83(6):1265-71
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
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 Jun
Journal: J Surg Oncol 109(8):756-9
Topic(s): Research Methodology;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Algorithms;   Axilla;   Breast Neoplasms;   Databases, Factual;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Lymph Node Excision;   Mastectomy;   Medicare;   Patient Selection;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States
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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 Jun
Journal: Support Care Cancer 22(6):1549-55
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: African Americans;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   complications;   epidemiology;   ethnology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Humans;   Male;   pathology;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   secondary;   SEER Program;   Spinal Cord Compression;   Spinal Neoplasms;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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Authors: Tong L, Ahn C, Symanski E, Lai D, Du XL
Title: Effects of newly developed chemotherapy regimens, comorbidities, chemotherapy-related toxicities on the changing patterns of the leading causes of death in elderly patients with colorectal cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jun
Journal: Ann Oncol 25(6):1234-42
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
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 Jun
Journal: Ann Surg Oncol 21(6):1781-91
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: Snyder RA, Penson DF, Ni S, Koyama T, Merchant NB
Title: Trends in the use of evidence-based therapy for resectable gastric cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 30
Journal: J Surg Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Gastric
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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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 May 27
Journal: Br J Cancer 110(11):2796-803
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Lymphoma
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Case-Control Studies;   Cellulitis;   complications;   etiology;   Female;   Herpes Zoster;   Hodgkin Disease;   Humans;   Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone;   Lymphoma, T-Cell;   Male;   Respiratory Tract Infections;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   virology
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Authors: Quek RG, Master VA, Portier KM, Ward KC, Lin CC, Virgo KS, Lipscomb J
Title: Association of reimbursement policy and urologists׳ characteristics with the use of medical androgen deprivation therapy for clinically localized prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 16
Journal: Urol Oncol
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Health Care Systems;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Daskivich TJ, Lai J, Dick AW, Setodji CM, Hanley JM, Litwin MS, Saigal C, the Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Comparative effectiveness of aggressive versus nonaggressive treatment among men with early-stage prostate cancer and differing comorbid disease burdens at diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 13
Journal: Cancer
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Surveillance;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Sammon JD, Chang SL, Choueiri TK, Hu JC, Karakiewicz PI, Kibel AS, Kim SP, Konijeti R, Montorsi F, Nguyen PL, Sukumar S, Menon M, Sun M, Trinh QD
Title: Comparative effectiveness of robot-assisted and open radical prostatectomy in the postdissemination era.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 10
Journal: J Clin Oncol 32(14):1419-26
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   Postoperative Complications;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Robotics;   SEER Program;   surgery
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Authors: Yeung HN, Mitchell WM, Roeland EJ, Xu B, Mell LK, Le QT, Murphy JD
Title: Palliative Radiation Before Hospice: The Long and the Short of It.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 10
Journal: J Pain Symptom Manage
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Etzioni DA, Young-Fadok TM, Cima RR, Wasif N, Madoff RD, Naessens JM, Habermann EB
Title: Patient survival after surgical treatment of rectal cancer: Impact of surgeon and hospital characteristics.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 06
Journal: Cancer
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: Hu M, Jacobs BL, Montgomery JS, He C, Ye J, Zhang Y, Brathwaite J, Morgan TM, Hafez KS, Weizer AZ, Gilbert SM, Lee CT, Lavieri MS, Helm JE, Hollenbeck BK, Skolarus TA
Title: Sharpening the focus on causes and timing of readmission after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 01
Journal: Cancer 120(9):1409-16
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cystectomy;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Patient Readmission;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
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Authors: VanderWalde NA, Meyer AM, Deal AM, Layton JB, Liu H, Carpenter WR, Weissler MC, Hayes DN, Fleming ME, Chera BS
Title: Effectiveness of chemoradiation for head and neck cancer in an older patient population.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May 01
Journal: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(1):30-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Chemoradiotherapy;   ethnology;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapy
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Authors: Carter SC, Lipsitz S, Shih YC, Nguyen PL, Trinh QD, Hu JC
Title: Population-based determinants of radical prostatectomy operative time.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May
Journal: BJU Int 113(5b):E112-8
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cohort Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Operative Time;   Prostatectomy;   standards
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Authors: Cummings KC 3rd, Patel M, Htoo PT, Bakaki PM, Cummings LC, Koroukian S
Title: A comparison of the effects of epidural analgesia versus traditional pain management on outcomes after gastric cancer resection: a population-based study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May-Jun
Journal: Reg Anesth Pain Med 39(3):200-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Gastric
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Gandaglia G, Karakiewicz PI, Briganti A, Trinh QD, 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 May
Journal: Ann Oncol 25(5):979-86
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 May
Journal: Gynecol Oncol 133(2):242-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Corpus Uteri
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carcinosarcoma;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Disease-Free Survival;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Hysterectomy;   Logistic Models;   Lymph Node Excision;   methods;   Multivariate Analysis;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Pelvis;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Uterine Neoplasms;   utilization
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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 May
Journal: Int J Clin Pract 68(5):578-89
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: Marks MA, Engels EA
Title: Venous thromboembolism and cancer risk among elderly adults in the United States.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May
Journal: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(5):774-83
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: Ost DE, Niu J, Elting LS, Buchholz TA, Giordano SH
Title: Determinants of practice patterns and quality gaps in lung cancer staging and diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 May
Journal: Chest 145(5):1097-1113
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Lung
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Biopsy, Fine-Needle;   Bronchoscopy;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   diagnosis;   Diagnosis, Differential;   Endosonography;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lung;   Lung Neoplasms;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   Mediastinum;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Reproducibility of Results;   Retrospective Studies;   secondary;   SEER Program;   Small Cell Lung Carcinoma;   standards;   ultrasonography
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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: 2014 May
Journal: J Urol 191(5):1231-7
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;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Laparoscopy;   Male;   methods;   Nephrectomy;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   surgery;   Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
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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: 2014 May
Journal: Ann Surg 259(5):924-9
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colectomy;   Colonic Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Hospital Mortality;   Hospitals, High-Volume;   Humans;   Laparoscopy;   Length of Stay;   Male;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   Quality of Health Care;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   standards;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   trends;   United States
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Authors: Arvold ND, Wang Y, Zigler C, Schrag D, Dominici F
Title: Hospitalization burden and survival among older glioblastoma patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 28
Journal: Neuro Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Palliative & End-of-life Care;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Brain & Other Nervous System
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Yong C, Onukwugha E, Mullins CD, Seal B, Hussain A
Title: The use of health services among elderly patients with stage IV prostate cancer in the initial period following diagnosis.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 26
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
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 in the elderly: regimens without anthracyclines are common and not futile.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 22
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: Huo J, Lairson DR, Du XL, Chan W, Jiang J, Buchholz TA, Guadagnolo BA
Title: Hospital Case Volume is Associated With Improved Survival for Patients With Metastatic Melanoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 21
Journal: Am J Clin Oncol
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Other
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 Apr 15
Journal: Cancer 120(8):1162-70
Topic(s): Policy;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemoradiotherapy;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   pathology;   Rectal Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapy;   Time Factors;   United States
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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 Apr 15
Journal: Cancer 120(8):1246-54
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Ovary
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Female;   Humans;   mortality;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial;   Ovarian Neoplasms;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   SEER Program;   therapy
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Authors: Onukwugha E, Yong C, Mullins CD, Seal B, McNally D, Hussain A
Title: Skeletal-related events and mortality among older men with advanced prostate cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr 14
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
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 Apr 02
Journal: Br J Cancer 110(7):1847-54
Topic(s): Outcomes (All)
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   United States
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Community-Acquired Infections;   Confidence Intervals;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   microbiology;   Multiple Myeloma;   Odds Ratio;   pathology;   Risk;   SEER Program;   United States
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Authors: Bergamo C, Sigel K, Mhango G, Kale M, Wisnivesky JP
Title: Inequalities in lung cancer care of elderly patients with schizophrenia: an observational cohort study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr
Journal: Psychosom Med 76(3):215-20
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: 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 Apr
Journal: Cancer Med 3(2):397-405
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
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 Apr
Journal: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 150(4):548-57
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Adenocarcinoma;   adverse effects;   Age Distribution;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Analysis of Variance;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   etiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Incidence;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Middle Aged;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Severity of Illness Index;   Sex Distribution;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Thyroid Neoplasms;   Thyroidectomy;   Treatment Outcome;   United States;   Vocal Cord Paralysis
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Authors: Kaplan AL, Trinh QD, Sun M, Carter SC, Nguyen PL, Shih YC, Marks LS, Hu JC
Title: Testosterone replacement therapy following the diagnosis of prostate cancer: outcomes and utilization trends.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr
Journal: J Sex Med 11(4):1063-70
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: 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: 2014 Apr
Journal: Urol Oncol 32(3):303-8
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: Leppert JT, Hanley J, Wagner TH, Chung BI, Srinivas S, Chertow GM, Brooks JD, Saigal CS, Urologic Diseases in America Project
Title: Utilization of renal mass biopsy in patients with renal cell carcinoma.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr
Journal: Urology 83(4):774-9
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Biopsy;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   Nephrectomy;   pathology;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Time Factors;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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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: 2014 Apr
Journal: J Urol 191(4):957-62
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cohort Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Quality of Health Care;   Retrospective Studies;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   United States
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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: de Vries S, Jeffe DB, Pruitt SL, Davidson NO, Schootman M
Title: Patient, hospital, and geographic disparities associated with comanagement during hospitalization for colorectal cancer surgery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Apr
Journal: J Hosp Med 9(4):226-31
Topic(s): Health Care Systems;   Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Drahos J, Ricker W, Parsons R, Pfeiffer RM, Warren JL, Cook MB
Title: Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk of Barrett Esophagus in the Absence of Gastroesophageal Reflux: An Analysis of SEER-Medicare Data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 25
Journal: J Clin Gastroenterol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Esophagus
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: Dodgion CM, Neville BA, Lipsitz SR, Schrag D, Breen E, Zinner MJ, Greenberg CC
Title: Hospital variation in sphincter preservation for elderly rectal cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 22
Journal: J Surg Res
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
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: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   analysis;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Breast Neoplasms;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Medicare;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   Receptor, erbB-2;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Tumor Markers, Biological;   United States
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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: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Analysis of Variance;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carboplatin;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   drug therapy;   Etoposide;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   pathology;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy Dosage;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   Treatment Outcome;   utilization
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cholecystectomy;   Confidence Intervals;   Continental Population Groups;   Digestive System Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Gallstones;   Humans;   Male;   Odds Ratio;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   United States
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Authors: Noone AM, Lund JL, Mariotto A, Cronin K, McNeel T, Deapen D, Warren JL
Title: Comparison of SEER Treatment Data With Medicare Claims.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 15
Journal: Med Care
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Ovary;   Pancreas;   Prostate;   Urinary Bladder
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 androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) on the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events 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: Schaefer EW, Wilson MZ, Goldenberg D, Mackley H, Koch W, Hollenbeak CS
Title: Effect of marriage on outcomes for elderly patients with head and neck cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar 04
Journal: Head Neck
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Head and Neck
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 (CV) and cancer death among patients with small renal masses: modification by CV 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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Cohort Studies;   epidemiology;   Female;   Head and Neck Neoplasms;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Propensity Score;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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Authors: Friedlander DF, Gu X, Prasad SM, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen PL, Trinh QD, Sun M, Hu JC
Title: Population-based comparative effectiveness of salvage radical prostatectomy vs cryotherapy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: Urology 83(3):653-7
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Cryotherapy;   economics;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   Salvage Therapy;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   Time Factors;   Treatment Failure;   United States
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Combined Modality Therapy;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Laryngeal Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Propensity Score;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapy;   trends;   United States
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Authors: McShane CM, Murray LJ, Engels EA, Anderson LA
Title: Community-acquired infections associated with increased risk of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma/Waldenström macroglobulinaemia.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: Br J Haematol 164(5):653-8
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: 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: administration & dosage;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Cohort Studies;   Databases, Factual;   drug therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Lymphoma, B-Cell, Marginal Zone;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Splenectomy;   Splenic Neoplasms;   surgery;   Survival Analysis;   therapeutic use;   United States
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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: Sen S, Wang SY, Soulos PR, Frick KD, Long JB, Roberts KB, Yu JB, Evans SB, Chagpar AB, Gross CP
Title: Examining the cost-effectiveness of radiation therapy among older women with favorable-risk breast cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: J Natl Cancer Inst 106(3):dju008
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: Smith CB, Kale M, Mhango G, Neugut AI, Hershman DL, Mandeli JP, Wisnivesky JP
Title: Comparative outcomes of elderly stage I lung cancer patients treated with segmentectomy via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery versus open resection.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Mar
Journal: J Thorac Oncol 9(3):383-9
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: 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: Hu JC, Gandaglia G, Karakiewicz PI, Nguyen PL, Trinh QD, Shih YC, Abdollah F, Chamie K, Wright JL, Ganz PA, Sun M
Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Robot-assisted Versus Open Radical Prostatectomy Cancer Control.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Feb 19
Journal: Eur Urol
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: 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: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Esophageal Neoplasms;   Esophagectomy;   Female;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Lymph Nodes;   Lymphatic Metastasis;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Nomograms;   pathology;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   United States
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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 Treatment 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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Cohort Studies;   Comparative Effectiveness Research;   Female;   Guideline Adherence;   Humans;   Kaplan-Meier Estimate;   Logistic Models;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Mediastinum;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Quality of Health Care;   Registries;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy;   standards;   Texas;   United States
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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: 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 Feb
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: 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: Aged;   Bone Neoplasms;   complications;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   economics;   etiology;   Fractures, Bone;   Health Care Costs;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Propensity Score;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   secondary;   Spinal Cord Compression;   therapy;   United States
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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: adverse effects;   Aged;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Cardiovascular Diseases;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Matched-Pair Analysis;   methods;   Neoplasms, Second Primary;   Nephrectomy;   Risk Assessment;   surgery;   Urinary Bladder Neoplasms;   Watchful Waiting
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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: 2014 Feb
Journal: BJU Int 113(2):200-8
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Age Factors;   Aged;   blood;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   pathology;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy;   Risk Assessment;   Sentinel Surveillance;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Tumor Markers, Biological;   United States;   Watchful Waiting
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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: 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: Gandaglia G, Sun M, Hu JC, Novara G, Choueiri TK, Nguyen PL, Schiffmann J, Graefen M, Shariat SF, Abdollah F, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Trinh QD, Karakiewicz PI
Title: Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone Agonists and Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Prostate Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 28
Journal: Eur Urol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Risk Factors;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
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: Gandaglia G, Popa I, Abdollah F, Schiffmann J, Shariat SF, Briganti A, Montorsi F, Trinh QD, Karakiewicz PI, Sun M
Title: The Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy on Perioperative Outcomes in Patients Who Have Bladder Cancer Treated with Radical Cystectomy: A Population-based Study.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014 Jan 24
Journal: Eur Urol
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Urinary Bladder
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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analysis;   Cohort Studies;   diagnosis;   Early Detection of Cancer;   economics;   Humans;   Kallikreins;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   SEER Program;   United States
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Humans;   Male;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Conformal;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Treatment Outcome
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Hepatocellular;   Cost-Benefit Analysis;   Drug Therapy;   economics;   Female;   Health Care Costs;   Hepatectomy;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Liver Transplantation;   Male;   Medicare;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Survival Analysis;   therapy;   United States
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   methods;   mortality;   Nephrectomy;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   surgery;   Survival Rate;   therapy
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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 Jan
Journal: J Geriatr Oncol 5(1):57-64
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: Banerjee M, Filson C, Xia R, Miller DC
Title: Logic regression for provider effects on kidney cancer treatment delivery.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: Comput Math Methods Med 2014():316935
Topic(s): Outcomes (All);   Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Renal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Becker A, Roghmann F, Ravi P, Tian Z, Kluth LA, Gandaglia G, Noldus J, Dahlem R, Schlomm T, Graefen M, Karakiewicz PI, Trinh QD, Sun M
Title: Delay in nephrectomy and cancer control outcomes in elderly patients with small renal masses.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: Urol Int 92(4):455-61
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: 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: Griffiths RI, Lindquist KJ, O'Malley CD, Gleeson ML, Duryea JL, Valderas JM, Danese MD
Title: Undiagnosed diabetes in breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer: incidence and risk factors.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: ISRN Oncol 2014():607850
Topic(s): Risk Factors
Tumor Site(s): Breast;   Colorectal;   Lung;   Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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Authors: Lang K, Huang H, Sasane M, Paly VF, Hao Y, Menzin J
Title: Survival, healthcare resource use and costs among stage IV ER + breast cancer patients not receiving HER2 targeted therapy: a retrospective analysis of linked SEER-Medicare data.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: BMC Health Serv Res 14():298
Topic(s): Economics of Cancer;   Outcomes (All);   Survivorship;   Treatment
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: Putila J, Guo NL
Title: Combining COPD with Clinical, Pathological and Demographic Information Refines Prognosis and Treatment Response Prediction of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2014
Journal: PLoS One 9(6):e100994
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: 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: 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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Axilla;   Breast Neoplasms;   Clinical Trials as Topic;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Lymph Node Excision;   Lymph Nodes;   Mastectomy;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy;   Societies, Medical;   surgery;   United States
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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: Aftercare;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analysis;   Breast Neoplasms;   Demography;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Medical Oncology;   Neoplasm Grading;   Physician's Practice Patterns;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   Survivors;   therapy;   Tumor Markers, Biological
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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: 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: adverse effects;   Age Distribution;   Aged;   Chi-Square Distribution;   Cohort Studies;   Confidence Intervals;   Databases, Factual;   diagnosis;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Incidence;   Jaw;   Male;   Medicare;   methods;   mortality;   Mouth Neoplasms;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   Osteoradionecrosis;   pathology;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiation effects;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy Dosage;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Assessment;   SEER Program;   Sex Distribution;   statistics & numerical data;   United States
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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: Aged;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   Female;   Humans;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Laparoscopy;   Male;   Multivariate Analysis;   Nephrectomy;   SEER Program;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   trends;   United States
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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: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Antineoplastic Agents;   Carcinoma, Renal Cell;   drug therapy;   economics;   Female;   Health Expenditures;   Health Services;   Humans;   Insurance Claim Review;   Kidney Neoplasms;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoplasm Metastasis;   pathology;   Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapeutic use;   United States;   utilization
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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: Adenocarcinoma;   Aged;   Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols;   Carcinoma, Squamous Cell;   Chemoradiotherapy;   Cohort Studies;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Esophageal Neoplasms;   Esophagectomy;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   mortality;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Prognosis;   SEER Program;   Survival Rate;   therapeutic use;   therapy;   United States
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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: Adenocarcinoma;   African Americans;   Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Chemotherapy, Adjuvant;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   European Continental Ancestry Group;   Female;   Hepatectomy;   Humans;   Liver Neoplasms;   Male;   mortality;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   secondary;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   therapy;   Time Factors;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Dermatology;   diagnosis;   economics;   epidemiology;   Female;   Follow-Up Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   Melanoma;   mortality;   Office Visits;   Outcome Assessment (Health Care);   Physicians, Primary Care;   Primary Health Care;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   Survival Rate;   therapy;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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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: Absorptiometry, Photon;   adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Bone Density;   Cohort Studies;   drug therapy;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Male;   methods;   physiology;   Population Surveillance;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Retrospective Studies;   SEER Program;   therapeutic use;   trends;   utilization
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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: adverse effects;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Combined Modality Therapy;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   Prognosis;   Proportional Hazards Models;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated;   SEER Program;   Treatment Outcome;   United States
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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: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung;   Female;   Humans;   Lung Neoplasms;   Male;   Middle Aged;   mortality;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   radiotherapy;   SEER Program;   Treatment Outcome;   Tumor Burden
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   Female;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   methods;   Neoplasm Staging;   pathology;   surgery
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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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Authors: Trantham LC, Nielsen ME, Mobley LR, Wheeler SB, Carpenter WR, Biddle AK
Title: Use of prostate-specific antigen testing as a disease surveillance tool following radical prostatectomy.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Oct 01
Journal: Cancer 119(19):3523-30
Topic(s): Surveillance
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   analysis;   chemistry;   epidemiology;   Humans;   Logistic Models;   Male;   Multivariate Analysis;   pathology;   Population Surveillance;   Prostate-Specific Antigen;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   Risk Factors;   SEER Program;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Cohort Studies;   Humans;   Male;   Medicare;   pathology;   Prostatectomy;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Radiotherapy, Adjuvant;   Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic;   Salvage Therapy;   SEER Program;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   Treatment Outcome;   trends;   United States
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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: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Breast Neoplasms;   diagnosis;   economics;   Female;   Humans;   Insurance Coverage;   Magnetic Resonance Imaging;   Mastectomy;   Mastectomy, Segmental;   Medicare;   methods;   Neoplasm Invasiveness;   Neoplasm Staging;   Neoplasms, Multiple Primary;   pathology;   Preoperative Care;   prevention & control;   SEER Program;   Sensitivity and Specificity;   Socioeconomic Factors;   statistics & numerical data;   surgery;   trends;   United States;   utilization
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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: 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: 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: Wang YR, Cangemi JR, Loftus EV Jr, Picco MF
Title: Risk of colorectal cancer after colonoscopy compared with flexible sigmoidoscopy or no lower endoscopy among older patients in the United States, 1998-2005.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 May
Journal: Mayo Clin Proc 88(5):464-70
Topic(s): Prevention;   Screening
Tumor Site(s): Colorectal
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Colonoscopy;   Colorectal Neoplasms;   epidemiology;   Female;   Humans;   Incidence;   Male;   Mass Screening;   Medicare;   methods;   Proportional Hazards Models;   Risk Factors;   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: Age Factors;   Aged;   Aged, 80 and over;   Androgen Antagonists;   Costs and Cost Analysis;   drug therapy;   economics;   Humans;   Life Expectancy;   Male;   Medicare;   Neoadjuvant Therapy;   Practice Guidelines as Topic;   Prostatic Neoplasms;   radiotherapy;   Retrospective Studies;   Risk Factors;   therapeutic use;   United States
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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: Hsieh MC, Chiu YW, Velasco C, Wu XC, O'Flarity MB, Chen VW
Title: Impact of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status on adjuvant chemotherapy use among elderly patients with stage III colon cancer.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013 Winter
Journal: J Registry Manag 40(4):180-7
Topic(s): Health Disparities;   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;   ethnology;   Female;   Humans;   Male;   Neoplasm Recurrence, Local;   Neoplasm Staging;   Odds Ratio;   prevention & control;   SEER Program;   Social Class;   surgery;   utilization
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Authors: Liu J, Shi L, Sartor O, Culbertson R
Title: Androgen-deprivation therapy versus radical prostatectomy as monotherapy among clinically localized prostate cancer patients.
Type: Journal Article
Date: 2013
Journal: Onco Targets Ther 6():725-32
Topic(s): Treatment
Tumor Site(s): Prostate
Data Source/Project/Initiative(s): SEER-Medicare Linked Database
Keywords: none
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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