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H Vlaardingerbroek, E L T van den Akker, and A C S Hokken-Koelega

Introduction Worldwide, obesity is reaching an epidemic state. In a vast majority of patients with obesity, lifestyle factors, such as too much food consumption and no or infrequent exercise, play a major role; in a small percentage of

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Kjell Oberg, Eric Krenning, Anders Sundin, Lisa Bodei, Mark Kidd, Margot Tesselaar, Valentina Ambrosini, Richard P Baum, Matthew Kulke, Marianne Pavel, Jaroslaw Cwikla, Ignat Drozdov, Massimo Falconi, Nicola Fazio, Andrea Frilling, Robert Jensen, Klaus Koopmans, Tiny Korse, Dik Kwekkeboom, Helmut Maecke, Giovanni Paganelli, Ramon Salazar, Stefano Severi, Jonathan Strosberg, Vikas Prasad, Aldo Scarpa, Ashley Grossman, Annemeik Walenkamp, Mauro Cives, Irene Virgolini, Andreas Kjaer, and Irvin M Modlin

Leary C Mares JE Abdalla EK Fleming JB Vauthey JN Rashid A One hundred years after ‘carcinoid’: epidemiology of and prognostic factors for neuroendocrine tumors in 35,825 cases in the united states . Journal of Clinical Oncology

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Yang Lv, Xu Han, Chunyan Zhang, Yuan Fang, Ning Pu, Yuan Ji, Dansong Wang, Xu Xuefeng, and Wenhui Lou

.1016/j.ejca.2008.10.026 13 Yao JC Hassan M Phan A Dagohoy C Leary C Mares JE Abdalla EK Fleming JB Vauthey JN Rashid A, One hundred years after "carcinoid": epidemiology of and prognostic factors for neuroendocrine tumors in 35,825 cases in the United

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Sandeep Kumar Parvathareddy, Abdul K Siraj, Zeeshan Qadri, Saeeda O Ahmed, Felisa DeVera, Saif Al-Sobhi, Fouad Al-Dayel, and Khawla S Al-Kuraya

ethnicity. In addition, using N stage classification only might underestimate the significance and the extent of the burden of the disease since it is based solely on anatomical location of LN metastasis. An additional emerging prognostic factor in PTC is

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Lian Duan, Han-Yu Zhang, Min Lv, Han Zhang, Yao Chen, Ting Wang, Yan Li, Yan Wu, Junfeng Li, and Kefeng Li

early HT ( 10 ). Some studies also suggested that the female gender was a potential risk factor for HT ( 11 , 12 ). However, these studies were limited by small sample size, low prognostic accuracy, and lack of external validation. In addition, the

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María J Gómora, Flavia Morales-Vásquez, Enrique Pedernera, Delia Perez-Montiel, Horacio López-Basave, Antonio R Villa, Azucena Hernández-Martínez, Esteban Mena, and Carmen Mendez

according to the statistics of each country ( 5 , 6 , 7 ). Hormonal events are known to modify the development of ovarian cancer, for example, parity and oral contraceptive confer protective effects, while nulliparity and increased age are risk factors

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Matilde Calanchini, Michael Tadman, Jesper Krogh, Andrea Fabbri, Ashley Grossman, and Brian Shine

reference method for plotting the ROC curve analysis, we found that the spot urinary 5-HIAA has excellent favourable accuracy characteristics, although in general urinary 5-HIAA is not an entirely reliable prognostic factor ( 28 , 29 , 30 , 31 , 32

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Marra Jai Aghajani, Tara Laurine Roberts, Tao Yang, Charles Eugenio McCafferty, Nicole J Caixeiro, Paul DeSouza, and Navin Niles

reduce patient exposure to avoidable toxicities, and the financial burden of these therapies on healthcare systems. Elevated sPD-L1 has recently been identified as a poor prognostic factor in several cancer types, including multiple myeloma, diffuse

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Marianna Martino, Paolo Falcioni, Giulia Giancola, Alessandro Ciarloni, Gianmaria Salvio, Francesca Silvetti, Augusto Taccaliti, and Giorgio Arnaldi

al . Outcomes and prognostic factors in 267 patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong . Annals of Internal Medicine 2003 139 715 – 723 . ( ) 27 Akbar MR Pranata R

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Jordyn Silverstein, Wesley Kidder, Susan Fisher, Thomas A Hope, Samantha Maisel, Dianna Ng, Jessica Van Ziffle, Chloe E Atreya, and Katherine Van Loon

mode of presentation, outcomes of the mother and fetus and treatment decisions ( 18 ). None of these prior studies have evaluated relevant factors of disease biology or molecular features of the tumors. Following our observation of five women who