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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441110/effects-of-the-us-food-and-drug-administration-boxed-warning-of-erythropoietin-stimulating-agents-on-utilization-and-adverse-outcome
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John Bian, Brian Chen, Dawn L Hershman, Norman Marks, LeAnn Norris, Richard Schulz, Charles Bennett
Purpose In March 2007, a US Food and Drug Administration boxed warning was issued for erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESAs) regarding serious adverse events, such as venous thromboembolism (VTE). We evaluated the US Food and Drug Administration's boxed warning of ESAs used to treat chemotherapy-induced anemia because evidence on the effectiveness of boxed warnings remains inconclusive. Patients and Methods Using 2004 to 2009 SEER-Medicare data, we exploited a natural experiment to examine the effects of ESA boxed warnings on utilization and risk of VTE...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437692/stage-iv-colorectal-cancer-primary-site-and-patterns-of-distant-metastasis
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Jamaica R Robinson, Polly A Newcomb, Sheetal Hardikar, Stacey A Cohen, Amanda I Phipps
BACKGROUND: Although colorectal cancer (CRC) usually metastasizes to the liver and/or lungs, factors influencing the anatomic pattern of metastases remain poorly understood. METHODS: We assessed the relationship between primary CRC site and pattern of synchronous metastasis among 1202 individuals diagnosed with incident metastatic CRC between 2010 and 2014 and identified through the Seattle-Puget Sound Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430643/lymph-node-status-as-a-prognostic-factor-after-palliative-resection-of-primary-tumor-for-patients-with-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Qingguo Li, Changjian Wang, Yaqi Li, Xinxiang Li, Ye Xu, Guoxiang Cai, Peng Lian, Sanjun Cai
Lymph node (LN) status is one of the most important predictors for M0 colorectal cancer patients. However, its clinical impact on stage IV colorectal cancer remains unclear. The study aimed to explore the prognostic value of LN status after palliative resection of primary tumor for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We combined analyses of mCRC patients in Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (FUSCC).A total of 17,553 patients with mCRC were identified in SEER database...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426915/improvements-in-colorectal-cancer-incidence-not-experienced-by-nonmetropolitan-women-a-population-based-study-from-utah
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Brynn Fowler, N Jewel Samadder, Deanna Kepka, Qian Ding, Lisa Pappas, Anne C Kirchhoff
PURPOSE: Little is known about disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality by community-level factors such as metropolitan status. METHODS: This analysis utilized data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program from Utah. We included patients diagnosed with CRC from 1991 to 2010. To determine whether associations existed between metropolitan/nonmetropolitan county of residence and CRC incidence, Poisson regression models were used...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426375/united-states-population-based-estimates-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-symptom-and-functional-status-reference-values-for-individuals-with-cancer
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Roxanne E Jensen, Arnold L Potosky, Carol M Moinpour, Tania Lobo, David Cella, Elizabeth A Hahn, David Thissen, Ashley Wilder Smith, Jaeil Ahn, George Luta, Bryce B Reeve
Purpose To estimate cancer population-based reference values in the United States for eight PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System) domains by age and stage of disease. Patients and Methods For the Measuring Your Health (MY-Health) study, persons newly diagnosed with cancer (prostate, colorectal, non-small-cell lung, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, breast, uterine, or cervical) from 2010 to 2012 (N = 5,284) were recruited through the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program. Participants were mailed surveys 6 to 13 months after diagnosis...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407201/cancer-incidence-profile-in-sub-saharan-african-born-blacks-in-the-united-states-similarities-and-differences-with-us-born-non-hispanic-blacks
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Genet A Medhanie, Stacey A Fedewa, Hibret Adissu, Carol E DeSantis, Rebecca L Siegel, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan African-born blacks (ABs) are one of the fastest-growing populations in the United States. However, to the authors' knowledge, data regarding the cancer burden in this group are lacking, which would inform targeted cancer prevention and control. METHODS: The authors calculated age-standardized proportional incidence ratios (PIRs) comparing the frequency of the top 15 cancers in ABs with that of US-born non-Hispanic blacks (USBs) by sex and region of birth using incidence data for 2000 through 2012 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER 17) program...
April 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388972/disparities-in-incidence-of-early-and-late-onset-colorectal-cancer-between-hispanics-and-whites-a-10-year-seer-database-study
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Jenna Koblinski, Jana Jandova, Valentine Nfonsam
BACKGROUND: Racial disparities in incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) exist. In Hispanics, CRC was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2012. METHODS: We abstracted the national estimates for Hispanics/Whites with CRC using the SEER database between 2000 and 2010. Trends in incidence, mortality, gender and stage of disease were analyzed for early-onset (age<50; EO - young) and late-onset (age>50; LO - old) cases. RESULTS: The overall incidence of CRC increased by 48% in Hispanics...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345614/prognosis-and-value-of-preoperative-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma
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Chun-Run Ling, Rui Wang, Mo-Jin Wang, Jie Ping, Wen Zhuang
As well known, signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) is a rare histological subtype of colorectal adenocarcinoma, which has been associated with poor prognosis and resistant to non-surgery therapy compared with common adenocarcinoma. In this study, we assessed the effect of preoperative radiotherapy (PRT) for locally advanced rectal SRCC in a large patient group from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program (SEER, 1988-2011) database. SRCC was found in 0.9% (n = 622) rectal cancer (RC) patients in our study...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325489/breast-cancer-screening-in-patients-with-newly%C3%A2-diagnosed-lung-and-colorectal-cancer-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-population-based-study-of-utilization
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Gelareh Sadigh, Ruth C Carlos, Kevin C Ward, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Renjian Jiang, Kimberly E Applegate, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To assess breast cancer screening utilization in Medicare beneficiaries with colorectal and lung cancer versus cancer-free controls. METHODS: Female fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who were ≥67 years old and diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer between 2000 and 2011 and who reported to a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry (case group) were followed for 2 years after their diagnoses, unless death, a diagnosis of breast cancer, or the end of 2013 came first...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314541/risk-of-subsequent-primary-kidney-cancer-after-another-malignancy-a-population-based-study
#10
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Population-based data on the development of kidney cancer as a second malignant neoplasm following the diagnosis of other common malignancies are rare. This clinical scenario has been evaluated within the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SEER-9 database (1973-2013) was queried using the SEER*Stat program to determine the standardized incidence ratios (SIRs) of kidney cancer development following each one of 10 common invasive malignancies (colorectal, breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, corpus uteri, urinary bladder, kidney/renal pelvis, cutaneous melanoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma)...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304120/comparative-effectiveness-of-chemotherapy-versus-resection-of-the-primary-tumor-as-the-initial-treatment-in-older-patients-with-stage-iv-colorectal-cancer
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Hemalkumar B Mehta, Gabriela M Vargas, Deepak Adhikari, Francesca Dimou, Taylor S Riall
AIM: The objective was to determine trends in the use of chemotherapy as the initial treatment and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of initial chemotherapy versus resection of the primary tumour on survival (intention-to-treat analysis) in stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: This cohort study used Surveillance Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare (2000-2011) data, including patients ≥66 years presenting with stage IV CRC. Cox proportional hazards models and instrumental variable analysis were used to determine the association of chemotherapy versus resection of the primary tumour as the initial treatment with 2-year survival...
March 17, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279589/difference-of-stage-at-cancer-diagnosis-by-socioeconomic-status-for-four-target-cancers-of-the-national-cancer-screening-program-in-korea-results-from-the-gwangju-and-jeonnam-cancer-registries
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Sun-Seog Kweon, Min-Gyeong Kim, Mi-Ran Kang, Min-Ho Shin, Jin-Su Choi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether stage at cancer diagnosis differed according to patient economic status. METHODS: A total of 10,528 patients with cancer of the stomach, colorectum, breast, or cervix, which are target organs of the Korean National Cancer Screening Program (NCSP; fully implemented in 2005) were extracted from population-based cancer registries. The patients were classified into four groups based on socioeconomic status (SES), as determined using their National Health Insurance (NHI) monthly premium at the time of cancer diagnosis...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239006/cancer-treatment-delays-in-american-indians-and-alaska-natives-enrolled-in-medicare
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Scott V Adams, Aasthaa Bansal, Andrea N Burnett-Hartman, Stacey A Cohen, Andrew Karnopp, Victoria Warren-Mears, Scott D Ramsey
To assess whether timing of initial post-diagnosis cancer care differs between American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and non-Hispanic White (NHW) patients, we accessed SEER-Medicare data for breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancers (2001-2007). Medicare claims data were examined for initiation of cancer-directed treatment. Overall, AI/ANs experienced longer median times to starting treatment than NHWs (45 and 39 days, p < .001) and lower rates of treatment initiation (HR[95%CI]: 0.86[0.79-0.93])...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185118/gastric-cancer-in-fap-a-concerning-rise-in-incidence
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Gautam Mankaney, Pamela Leone, Michael Cruise, Lisa LaGuardia, Margaret O'Malley, Amit Bhatt, James Church, Carol A Burke
The highest cancer risks in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) include colorectal, duodenal, and thyroid for which surveillance is recommended. Nearly all patients with FAP have gastric fundic gland polyposis (FGP), but gastric cancers are rarely reported with a similar incidence as the general population. We describe a recent, sudden increase in the incidence of gastric cancer in FAP. Seven of the ten cases were diagnosed in the last 20 months. Comparing our population to the SEER database for gastric cancer, the standardized incidence ratio is 140...
February 9, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156501/using-cancer-registry-records-linked-with-health-insurance-records-to-measure-costs-and-services-at-end-of-life
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Catherine R Fedorenko, Kristine Stickney, Cara L McDermott, Ted Conklin, Bruce Smith, Gary H Lyman, Scott David Ramsey
186 Background: Studies suggest that end-of-life (EOL) care for persons with cancer in the United States is variable and often misaligned with patient and family preferences. To better understand these issues, we developed reports on high-priority quality indicators and costs at EOL. METHODS: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) records for solid tumor patients diagnosed with cancer in Western Washington state between 1/1/2007 and 12/31/2015 were linked with enrollment and claims from two regional commercial insurers...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152886/impact-of-precancer-multimorbidity-clusters-on-survival-and-functional-outcomes-after-cancer-in-older-patients
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Joshua Richman, Erin E Kent, Maria Pisu, Smita Bhatia
291 Background: While multimorbidity clustering is a significant problem in older adults, the impact of clusters present prior to cancer on post-diagnosis survival and function is unknown. We used SEER-Medicare Health Outcomes Survey data for 4583 cancer patients to address this research gap. METHODS: Patients with prostate (1741), breast (BC: 1345), colorectal (CRC: 904) and lung (593) cancer with pre- and post-diagnosis survey data were included. Surveys assessed comorbidity and activities of daily living (ADLs)...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069852/affordable-care-act-changes-to-medicare-led-to-increased-diagnoses-of-early-stage-colorectal-cancer-among-seniors
#17
Brett Lissenden, Nengliang Aaron Yao
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped make preventive care, including recommended cancer screening, more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans. Using population-based data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program, we estimated the impact of ACA policy changes to facilitate the diagnosis of cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage. We estimated that the ACA resulted in an increase of 8,400 (8 percent) diagnoses of early-stage colorectal cancer among US seniors in the period 2011-13...
January 1, 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045347/depression-treatment-among-elderly-medicare-beneficiaries-with-incident-cases-of-cancer-and-newly-diagnosed-depression
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Monira Alwhaibi, Suresh Madhavan, Thomas Bias, Kimberly Kelly, Jamie Walkup, Usha Sambamoorthi
OBJECTIVE: Depression treatment can improve the health outcomes of elderly cancer survivors. There is a paucity of studies on the extent to which depression is treated among elderly cancer survivors. Therefore, this study estimated the rates of depression treatment among elderly cancer survivors and identified the factors affecting depression treatment. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study design was adopted, and data were obtained from the linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) and Medicare database...
January 3, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040719/cancer-type-and-risk-of-newly-diagnosed-depression-among-elderly-medicare-beneficiaries-with-incident-breast-colorectal-and-prostate-cancers
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Monira Alwhaibi, Usha Sambamoorthi, Suresh Madhavan, Thomas Bias, Kimberly Kelly, James Walkup
BACKGROUND: Elderly individuals (age >65 years) with cancer are at high risk for newly diagnosed depression after a cancer diagnosis. It is not known whether the risk of newly diagnosed depression varies by cancer type. PURPOSE: To examine the variations in the risk of newly diagnosed depression by cancer type among elderly individuals with cancer. METHODS: This study used a retrospective cohort study design and data from the linked SEER-Medicare files...
January 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035021/decreasing-black-white-disparities-in-colorectal-cancer-incidence-and-stage-at-presentation-in-the-united-states
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Folasade P May, Beth A Glenn, Catherine Crespi, Ninez Ponce, Brennan M R Spiegel, Roshan Bastani
BACKGROUND: There are long-standing black-white disparities in colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and outcomes in the United States. Incidence and stage at diagnosis reflect the impact of national efforts directed at CRC prevention and control. We aimed to evaluate trends in black-white disparities in both indicators over four decades to inform the future direction of prevention and control efforts. METHODS: We used Surveillance, Epidemiology, & End Results (SEER) data to identify whites and blacks with histologically confirmed CRC from January 1, 1975 through December 31, 2012...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
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