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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Drucker AM, Adam GP, Rofeberg V
Treatments of primary basal cell carcinoma of the skin: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness and safety of treatments of primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC) in adults. The investigators concluded that surgical treatments and external-beam radiation have low recurrence rates for the treatment of low-risk BCC, but substantial uncertainty exists about their comparative effectiveness versus other treatments. Gaps remain regarding high-risk BCC subtypes and important outcomes, including costs.
Citation: Drucker AM, Adam GP, Rofeberg V . Treatments of primary basal cell carcinoma of the skin: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med 2018 Oct 2;169(7):456-66. doi: 10.7326/m18-0678.
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Cancer: Skin Cancer, Treatments
Huo J, Lairson DR, Du XL
Hospital case volume is associated with improved survival for patients with metastatic melanoma.
This study investigated the influence of hospital case volume on malignant melanoma survival and treatment utilization. The researchers discovered that for patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, being treated in a high-volume hospital was associated with an improvement in survival and lower utilization of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.
Citation: Huo J, Lairson DR, Du XL . Hospital case volume is associated with improved survival for patients with metastatic melanoma. Am J Clin Oncol 2016 Oct;39(5):491-6. doi: 10.1097/coc.0000000000000074.
Keywords: Elderly, Hospitals, Mortality, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Cancer: Skin Cancer