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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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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
Banerjee M, Lao CD, Wancata LM
Implications of age and conditional survival estimates for patients with melanoma.
This study identified newly diagnosed cutaneous melanoma patients and estimated conditional 5-year survival. Over time, conditional survival estimates improved for older patients with localized and regional disease. Understanding the conditional 5-year disease-specific survival of melanoma based on age and stage can help patients and physicians, informing decision-making about treatment and surveillance.
Citation: Banerjee M, Lao CD, Wancata LM . Implications of age and conditional survival estimates for patients with melanoma. Melanoma Res 2016 Feb;26(1):77-82. doi: 10.1097/cmr.0000000000000213.
Keywords: Elderly, Cancer: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Mortality, Skin Conditions