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Adjuvant external-beam radiotherapy in patients with high-risk well-differentiated thyroid cancer

July 1, 2009  |  Peter V. Chen, MD, MS, Ryan Osborne, MD, Eugene Ahn, MD, Sofia Avitia, MD, Elliot Abemayor, MD, PhD, and Guy Juillard, MD


The role of adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) in well-differentiated thyroid cancer is not well delineated. Many clinicians rely solely on iodine 131 (131I) to destroy thyroid remnants following thyroidectomy. However, the lesser uptake of isotope in...

Training in the primary prevention and early detection of oral cancer: Pilot study of its impact on clinicians' perceptions and intentions

January 1, 2009  |  Charles W. LeHew, PhD, Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, Anne Koerber, DDS, PhD, and Linda M. Kaste, DDS, PhD


In this pilot study, we tested a new program for training medical care providers in the primary prevention and early detection of oral cancer. The training program consisted of two modules: (1) oral cancer epidemiology and head and neck examinations for the early detection of...

Transthoracic/transcervical approach to cervicothoracic thyroid cancer

September 26, 2008  |  Sofia Avitia, MD and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Personality changes and the role of counseling in the rehabilitation of patients with laryngeal cancer

August 1, 2008  |  Deepika Sharma, BSc, Anu N. Nagarkar, PhD, Pankaj Jindal, BSc, Rajinder Kaur, PhD, and Ashok K. Gupta, MS


We conducted a study of 65 adults who had undergone laryngectomy for the treatment of laryngeal cancer. Our goal was to identify any abnormal personality traits in these patients and to assess the effect that psychological counseling might have on correcting these abnormalities...

Metastatic ovarian cancer in the head and neck

June 1, 2008  |  Sofia Avitia, MD, Jason S. Hamilton, MD, and Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Influence of long-term airflow deprivation on the dimensions of the nasal cavity: A study of laryngectomy patients using acoustic rhinometry

August 1, 2007  |  Ozan Bagis Ozgursoy, MD; Gursel Dursun, MD
We conducted a prospective study to investigate the long-term effect of nasal airflow deprivation on nasal...

Prognostic significance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in oropharyngeal cancer

August 1, 2007  |  Samer Rajjoub, BA; Suzanne R. Basha, MD; Eugene Einhorn, MD; Marc C. Cohen, MD; Doug M. Marvel, BA; Duane A. Sewell, MD
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes has been shown to significantly improve clinical outcomes in many...

Outpatient management of infected hardware in the oncology patient

August 1, 2006  |  Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS; Jason S. Hamilton, MD

Early detection of gastric cancer with esophageal extension by transnasal esophagoscopy

April 1, 2006  |  Timothy D. Anderson, MD; Steven F. Nezhad, MD

An assessment of risk factors for the development of a second primary malignancy in the head and neck

February 1, 2006  |  Neil Bhattacharyya, MD
This retrospective database study of 44,862 patients who had a history of a primary head and neck malignancy was...

The use of combined PET/CT for localizing recurrent head and neck cancer: The Pittsburgh experience

February 1, 2005  |  Lee A. Zimmer, MD, PhD; Carl Snyderman, MD; Melanie B. Fukui, MD; Todd Blodgett, MD; Barry McCook, MD; David W. Townsend, PhD; Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD
We performed a retrospective study of 47 patients to ascertain the ability of combined positron-emission...

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding in patients with head and neck cancer

June 1, 2004  |  Soly Baredes, MD; Daniel Behin, BA; Edwin Deitch, MD


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