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Visish M. Srinivasan, Caroline C. Hadley, Akash J. Patel, Bruce L. Ehni, Howard L. Weiner, Ganesh Rao, Frederick F. Lang Jr., Raymond E. Sawaya, and Daniel Yoshor

. Construction of the main campus in the TMC was delayed due to World War II. From 1943 to 1947, the medical school was housed in an old Sears and Roebuck warehouse in downtown Houston, until moving to the TMC in 1947 with the erection of the Cullen building. Copyright Baylor College of Medicine. Published with permission. Courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine. Lower: The current appearance of the BCM main campus in the TMC, as photographed in 2017. Affiliate hospitals Ben Taub, MD Anderson Cancer Center, VAMC, TCH, and the McNair campus of BSLMC are seen. Copyright Baylor

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Joshua J. Chern, Andrew J. Tsung, William Humphries, Raymond Sawaya, and Frederick F. Lang

. Methods Study Design This was a retrospective analysis that consisted of a chart review of all leukemia patients with ICH treated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009. The predictive variables of interest included age, platelet count at presentation, leukemia subtype, location of hemorrhage, history of trauma, GCS score at the time of presentation, and whether the patient was a transfusion responder. By definition, a patient who manifests a platelet count increase > 2000/μl per unit of platelets transfused

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Rohan Ramakrishna, Shaan M. Raza, Michael Kupferman, Ehab Hanna, and Franco DeMonte

therapeutic challenge given the complex anatomy of lesions that involve the paranasal sinuses and extend intracranially into the anterior or middle fossa. In this study, we report the largest experience to date of patients with ACC involving the skull base wherein an aggressive, multidisciplinary approach was undertaken. Methods From 1992 to 2010, 51 consecutive patients (27 males, 24 females) with a pathologically confirmed diagnosis of ACC involving the skull base were identified from a prospectively maintained database at the MD Anderson Cancer Center ( Table 1

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Kelsey L. Watson, Ghadah A. Al Sannaa, Christine M. Kivlin, Davis R. Ingram, Sharon M. Landers, Christina L. Roland, Janice N. Cormier, Kelly K. Hunt, Barry W. Feig, B. Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Andrew J. Bishop, Wei-Lien Wang, John M. Slopis, Ian E. McCutcheon, Alexandar J. Lazar, and Keila E. Torres

subtypes are sparse as a consequence of their rarity. 15 The objective of this study was to identify adverse predictors of recurrence and survival in patients with sporadic, NF1-associated, and radiation-associated MPNSTs. As a secondary goal, low-grade MPNSTs were interrogated separately from high-grade MPNSTs to determine their natural history and optimal clinical management. Methods With approval of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Institutional Review Board, a retrospective database containing 317 patients with a pathologically confirmed MPNST

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Jonathan N. Sellin, Dima Suki, Viraat Harsh, Benjamin D. Elder, Daniel K. Fahim, Ian E. McCutcheon, Ganesh Rao, Laurence D. Rhines, and Claudio E. Tatsui

may aid in clinical decision making, as patients with a more favorable prognosis may warrant more aggressive intervention and patients with poor life expectancy may be spared from aggressive surgery. Methods Patient Population and Selection Criteria We reviewed the records of all patients who had undergone surgery for spinal metastases from thyroid cancer between June 1993 and June 2010 at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study was conducted under the auspices of an institutional review board-approved protocol. Patients who had

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Benjamin Farnia, K. Ranh Voong, Paul D. Brown, Pamela K. Allen, Nandita Guha-Thakurta, Sujit S. Prabhu, Ganesh Rao, Qianghu Wang, Zhongxiang Zhao, and Anita Mahajan

I ntraventricular metastases are rare; the literature suggests that theses metastases develop in less than 1%–5% of all cancer patients. 7 , 9 , 11 , 15 , 18 , 19 Although optimal treatment strategies have not been established, most patients receive local therapy in the form of either resection or stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). As previously reported, our institution (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) has examined the role of resection in the management of lateral ventricle metastases and found a crude local control rate of 69% and an overall

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Claudio E. Tatsui, Dima Suki, Ganesh Rao, Stefan S. Kim, Abhijit Salaskar, Mustafa Aziz Hatiboglu, Ziya L. Gokaslan, Ian E. McCutcheon, and Laurence D. Rhines

MD Anderson Cancer Center in the period from 1993 to 2007. Prospectively collected data in the Brain and Spine Database maintained at the institution were used for this study. A retrospective review of the hospital records and radiographic studies in patients was performed. We collected data on patient demographics, date of diagnosis of the primary kidney cancer, history and date of prior nephrectomy, histopathological grade of primary tumor including Fuhrman grade of the nephrectomy specimen (when available), timing of spinal surgery relative to diagnosis, date

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Roxana M. Grasu, Juan P. Cata, Anh Q. Dang, Claudio E. Tatsui, Laurence D. Rhines, Katherine B. Hagan, Shreyas Bhavsar, Sally R. Raty, Radha Arunkumar, Yury Potylchansky, Ian Lipski, Benjamin A. Arnold, Thomas M. McHugh, Justin E. Bird, Andrea Rodriguez-Restrepo, Mike Hernandez, and Keyuri U. Popat

an evidence-based approach to improve the perioperative care of patients undergoing spine surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. A standardized protocol was created to guide the perioperative management of spine surgery patients, and we prospectively collected perioperative data in a REDCap database. 10 The ERSS program was introduced over several months and considered fully operational by April 2015. The committee met weekly to discuss, revise, and monitor adherence to the protocol. Although the ERSS protocol was provided to and discussed

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Shaan M. Raza, Rohan Ramakrishna, Randal S. Weber, Michael E. Kupferman, Paul W. Gidley, Ehab Y. Hanna, and Franco DeMonte

assessed were overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and short-term surgical outcomes. Methods A retrospective chart review of all patients evaluated at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) for NMSC involving the skull base and treated via craniofacial resection between 1994 and 2012 was performed. Patients were identified via a search of the prospectively collected Head and Neck Tumor Registry Database. This study was performed under an institutional review board–approved protocol in compliance with the regulations set by our

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Anna Likhacheva, Chelsea C. Pinnix, Neil Parikh, Pamela K. Allen, Nandita Guha-Thakurta, Mary McAleer, Erik P. Sulman, Anita Mahajan, Almon Shiu, Dershan Luo, Max Chiu, Paul D. Brown, Sujit S. Prabhu, and Eric L. Chang

, renal cell cancer, breast cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer) comprise a tool for future clinical trials in which patients of similar prognosis can be stratified together and treatment effects can be more easily discerned. 25 In the present study we explored the prognostic value of the RPA and the DS-GPA in a cohort of patients initially treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center with SRS. We chose to focus on the DS-GPA rather than the GPA because emerging evidence has demonstrated that the former method is more accurate for determining prognosis. 28 Moreover, the