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Ryan P. Merkow, Thomas E. Kmiecik, David J. Bentrem, David P. Winchester, Andrew K. Stewart, Clifford Y. Ko and Karl Y. Bilimoria Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes Cancer 119

Version of Record online: 26 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27891

Increasing numbers of studies are using American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to study cancer surgery, but it is unknown whether the addition of cancer-specific variables improves the modeling of short-term outcomes. The current results indicate that, although advanced disease stage and neoadjuvant therapy variables are predictors of short-term outcomes, their inclusion does not improve the models.

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