Letters to the Editor

As of July 2011, letters received and accepted for publication by the Annals of Surgical Oncology editorial office are published on this site.




Breast Oncology

Confusion Over Differences in Registration and Randomization Criteria for the LORIS (Low-Risk DCIS) Trial

Confusion Over Differences in Registration and Randomization Criteria for the LORIS (Low Risk DCIS) Trial: A Reply

Vitamin D Levels Affect Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Vitamin D Levels Affect Breast Cancer Survival Rates: A Reply

Comment on: “An Investigation into the Serum Thioredoxin, Superoxide Dismutase, Malondialdehyde, and Advanced Oxidation Protein Products in Patients with Breast Cancer”

An Investigation into the Serum Thioredoxin, Superoxide Dismutase, Malondialdehyde, and Advanced Oxidation Protein Products in Patients with Breast Cancer: A Reply

Comment on: The CUBE Technique: Continuous Ultrasound-Guided Breast Excision

Primary Loco-Regional Treatment in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Primary Loco-Regional Treatment in Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Reply

Comparison of the Indocyanine Green Flourescence and Blue Dye Methods in Detection of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Comparison of the Indocyanine Green Flourescence and Blue Dye Methods in Detection of Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Reply

Lumpectomy Cavity Shaved Margins Do Not Really Impact Re-excision Rates in Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy Cavity Shaved Margins Do Not Really Impact Re-excision Rates in Breast Cancer: A Reply

Comment about "Can Breast Surgeons Provide Breast Cancer Genetic Testing? An American Society of Breast Surgeons Survey"

Refining Tumor Resection Techniques for Managing Inferior Pole Breast Malignancies

Refining Tumor Resection Techniques for Managing Inferior Pole Breast Malignancies: A Reply

Sentinel Node Biopsy Using Magnetic Tracer Versus  Standard Technique: The SentiMAG Multicentre Trial

Sentinel Node Biopsy Using Magnetic Tracer Versus Standard Technique: The SentiMAG Multicentre Trial: A Reply

Simplifying Level 2 Oncoplastic Surgery for Lower Inner Quadrant Breast Cancers

Colorectal Cancer

Vitamin D Status May Explain Some of the Racial Disparities in Rectal Cancer

Vitamin D Status May Explain Some of the Racial Disparities in Rectal Cancer: A Reply

Comment on: “Skeletal Muscle Depletion is Associated with Severe Postoperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis of Colorectal Cancer”

Cytoreductive Surgery and Perioperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Comment on: Cytoreductive Surgery and Perioperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Fancier and More Expensive Doesn't Mean Better: An Argument for CT Staging of Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases

Comment on: Fancier and More Expensive Doesn't Mean Better: An Argument for CT Staging of Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases

Not All Necrosis Is Created Equal. Comment on:Pathologic response to preoperative chemotherapy in colorectal liver metastases: fibrosis, not necrosis, predicts outcome

Comment on: Risk Factors for Survival after Lung Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Antigen-directed cancer surgery for primary colorectal cancer: 15-year survival analysis

Antigen-directed cancer surgery for primary colorectal cancer: 15-year survival analysis: A Reply

The Role of Intersphincteric Resection in Very Low Rectal Cancer

Comment on: Survival and Quality of Life Following Cytoreductive Surgery plus Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis of Colonic Origin

Endocrine Tumors

Comment on: Eucalcemic Parathyroid Hormone Elevation After Parathyroidectomy for Primary Sporadic Hyperparathyroidism: Risk Factors, Trend, and Outcome

Is It Possible to Completely Resect the Contralateral Lobe Using a Single Unilateral Axillary Incision During Robotic Total Thyroidectomy in an American Cohort?

Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Patients with Adrenocortical Carcinoma Associated with Hospital Case Volume in the United States

Treatment Patterns and Outcomes for Patients with Adrenocortical Carcinoma Associated with Hospital Case Volume in the United States: A Reply

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Anti-VEGF Therapy in the Treatment of Unresectable Appendiceal Epithelial Neoplasms

In Reply: Centralization of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Care Should Be Dictated by Quality of Care

Centralization of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Care Should Be Dictated by Quality of Care

Comment on: Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal chemotherapy Improves Survival of Patients with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis from Gastric Cancer: Final Results of a Phase III Randomized Clinical Trial

Comment on: Open Versus Minimally Invasive Resection of Gastric GIST: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Short- and Long-Term Outcomes

Comment on: Open Versus Minimally Invasive Resection of Gastric GIST: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of Short- and Long-Term Outcomes. A Reply

Gynecologic Oncology

Survival Analysis in a Randomized Trial of HIPEC in Ovarian Cancer

Comment on: Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC in Recurrent Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: A Prospective Randomized Phase III Study. 

Splenectomy in Cytoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer: Do patients benefit?

Head and Neck Oncology

Partial Verification Distorts Estimates of Sensitivity in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies for Fine-Needle Aspiration Cytology

Comment on: Partial Verification Distorts Estimates of Sensitivity in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies for Fine-Needle Aspiration

Factors for Decision for Surgery or Observation in Patients with Bethesda Category III (AUS/FLUS)

Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Oral Cavity with Free Flaps from the Anterolateral Thigh and Radial Forearm: Example of Confounding by Indication?

Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Oral Cavity with Free Flaps from the Anterolateral Thigh and Radial Forearm: Example of Confounding by Indication? A Reply

Diffuse Microcalcifications Only of the Thyroid Gland Seen on Ultrasound: Clinical Implication and Diagnostic Approach

Reply to "Diffuse Microcalcifications Only of the Thyroid Gland Seen on Ultrasound: Clinical Implication and Diagnostic Approach" by Ha, Eun Ju et al.

Healthcare Policy and Outcomes

Comment on: “Global Cancer Consortiums: Moving from Consensus to Practice”

Reply to "Letter to the Editor in response to the Article “Global Cancer Consortiums: Moving from Consensus to Practice” by Andre Ilbawi and Benjamin Anderson." by Maria Frech et al. (ASO-2015-04-0809)

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Tumors

YAP Is a Key Factor of Improving the Management of Cancer Treatments

Comment on: YAP Is a Key Factor of Improving the Management of Cancer Treatments

Port Site Resection in the Surgical Management of Incidental Gallbladder Cancer: A Still Inconclusive Question

Port Site Resection in the Surgical Management of Incidental Gallbladder Cancer: A Still Inconclusive Question: A Reply

Accurate Evaluation of Tumor Necrosis in Preoperative Period: A New Challenge

Accurate Evaluation of Tumor Necrosis in Preoperative Period: A New Challenge: A Reply

Importance of Platelet Indices in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Prognosis

Importance of Platelet Indices in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Prognosis: A Reply

Medical Oncology

Can Indocyanine Green Clearance Testing Be A Useful Tool for Evaluation of Chemotherapy-Associated Liver Injury in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases?

Melanoma

Comment on: Detailed Pathological Examination of Completion Node Dissection Specimens and Outcome in Melanoma Patients with Minimal (<0,1mm) Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases

Detailed Pathological Examination of Completion Node Dissection Specimens and Outcome in Melanoma Patients with Minimal (<0,1mm) Sentinel Lymph Node Metastases: A Reply

Pre-SN Ultrasound-FNAC Can Be Sensitive for Lymph Node Metastases in Melanoma Patients, if Performed with the Use of the Berlin Criteria

Pre-SN Ultrasound-FNAC for Lymph Node Metastases in Melanoma Patients: A Reply

Surgical Oncology

The Changing Face of Surgical Oncology

Thoracic Oncology

EGFR Mutation in Patients with Lung Adenosquamous Cell Carcinoma

Comment on: EGFR Mutation in Patients with Lung Adenosquamous Cell Carcinoma

Can Vessel Invasion Change the TNM Stage in NSCLC?

Thoracic Oncology

EGFR Mutation in Patients with Lung Adenosquamous Cell Carcinoma

Comment on: EGFR Mutation in Patients with Lung Adenosquamous Cell Carcinoma

Can Vessel Invasion Change the TNM Stage in NSCLC?

Can Vessel Invasion Change the TNM Stage in NSCLC? A Reply

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Patients with Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Patients with Advanced Stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer: A Reply

Translational Research & Biomarkers

Comment on: MicroRNA Expression as a Predictive Marker for Gemcitabine Response after Surgical Resection of Pancreatic Cancer


Urologic Oncology

Red Cell Distribution Width Really Acted Prognostic Role in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma?

Comment on: Red Cell Distribution Width Really Acted Prognostic Role in Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma?

Age and Charlson Score

Comment on: Age and Charlson Score