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April 30, 2013
National Cancer Data Base News
Recent Publications and Forthcoming Presentations from the NCDB PUFs

The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) continues to serve as a resource for findings published in scientific peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national meetings.  The following items have all come from the NCDB Participant User Files (PUFs).  These PUFs are available to researchers at CoC-accredited cancer programs as a perquisite of accreditation.

Recent Publications from the NCDB PUFs

Chagpar R, Chiang YJ, Xing Y, et al. Neuroendocrine tumors of the colon and rectum: prognostic relevance and comparative performance of current staging systems. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Apr;20(4):1170-1178. doi: 10.1245/s10434-012-2746-z. Epub 2012 Dec 1.

Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, et al. Treatment trends and predictors of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy for gastric adenocarcinoma in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb;20(2):362-370. doi: 10.1245/s10434-012-2552-7. Epub 2012 Aug 14.

Bristow BE, Powell MA, al-Hammadi N, et al. Disparities in ovarian cancer care quality and survival according to race and socioeconomic status. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print].


Forthcoming Presentations from the NCDB PUFs


Corcoran A, Handorf E, Canter D, et al. Does adherence to candidate quality measures for muscle-invasive bladder cancer vary by hospital type? Presentation at: American Urological Association Annual Meeting; May 4–8, 2013; San Diego, CA.

Pesce C, Yao K, Czechura T, Huo D, Winchester DP, Winchester DJ. Axillary surgery among estrogen receptor positive women 70 years of age or older with clinical stage I breast cancer, 2004-2010: a report from the National Cancer Data Base [presentation]. Presentation at: American Society of Breast Surgeons 14th Annual Meeting; May 1–5, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Czechura T, Winchester DJ, Pesce C, Barrera E, Winchester DP, Yao K. Impact of bilateral versus unilateral mastectomy on short term outcome and adjuvant therapy. Poster presented at: Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium; March 6–9; National Harbor, MD

Czechura T, Yao K, Pesce C, Huo D, Winchester DP, Winchester DJ. Partial breast irradiation versus whole breast irradiation for early stage breast cancer patients undergoing breast conservation, 2003–2010: a report from the National Cancer Data Base. Presentation at: American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual meeting; May 1–5, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Wiznia LE, Lannin DR, Evans SB, et al. The number of lymph nodes dissected in breast cancer patients matters.  Presentation at: Joint International Oncology Congress; May 27–29, 2013; San Francisco, CA.

Al-Hamadani M, Go RS. Use of stem cell transplantation (SCT) as initial therapy in multiple myeloma (MM) and impact of socio-demographic factors in the era of novel agents: analysis of the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Presentation at: American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting; May 31–June 4, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Esfandiari NH, Hughes D, Yin H, Banerjee M, Haymart MR. The effect of extent of surgery on overall survival in patients with medullary thyroid cancer. Poster presentation at: Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo; June 15–18, 2013; San Francisco, CA.



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