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Brandon A Mahal - Top 30 Publications

Increased Vulnerability to Poorer Cancer-Specific Outcomes Following Recent Divorce.

Prior studies have only considered the association between static marital status and cancer-specific outcomes. We aim to measure the effect of recent divorce on cancer-specific outcomes.

Clinical and Genomic Characterization of Low-Prostate-specific Antigen, High-grade Prostate Cancer.

The consequences of low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in high-grade (Gleason 8-10) prostate cancer are unknown.

Laboratory Eligibility Criteria as Potential Barriers to Participation by Black Men in Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials.

Lack of Apparent Survival Benefit With Use of Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Patients With High-risk Prostate Cancer Receiving Combined External Beam Radiation Therapy and Brachytherapy.

Although level 1 evidence has demonstrated a survival benefit from the addition of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for patients with high-risk prostate cancer, the benefits of ADT with combined EBRT and brachytherapy for high-risk patients are unclear. We examined the association between ADT and overall survival in a national cohort of high-risk patients treated with EBRT with or without brachytherapy.

Travel distance and stereotactic body radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer.

Definitive stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) represents an emerging and debated treatment option for patients with prostate cancer, with potential economic savings and reports of short-term efficacy since 2006. The current study sought to define national trends in definitive prostate SBRT use and determine whether patterns vary by travel distance for treatment.

Pathologic Outcomes of Gleason 6 Favorable Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer Treated With Radical Prostatectomy: Implications for Active Surveillance.

The safety of active surveillance (AS) for Gleason 6 favorable intermediate-risk (FIR) prostate cancer is unknown. To provide guidance, we examined the incidence and predictors of upgrading or upstaging for Gleason 6 FIR patients treated with radical prostatectomy.

Prostate cancer outcomes for men aged younger than 65 years with Medicaid versus private insurance.

In the current national debate regarding private insurance versus Medicaid expansion, understanding how insurance is associated with racial disparities in prostate cancer (CaP) outcomes has broad policy implications. In the current study, the authors examined the association between insurance status, race, and CaP outcomes.

Travel Distance as a Barrier to Receipt of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy After Radical Prostatectomy.

Following radical prostatectomy (RP), adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) decreases biochemical recurrence and potentially improves metastasis-free and overall survival for patients with high-risk pathologic features. Since adjuvant RT typically occurs daily over several weeks, the logistical challenges of extensive traveling may be a significant barrier to its use. We examined the association between distance to treatment facility and use of adjuvant RT.

Receipt of definitive therapy in elderly patients with unfavorable-risk prostate cancer.

Conservative management of aggressive prostate cancer in the elderly without definitive therapy has been associated with a 10-year prostate cancer-specific mortality of approximately 50%. The authors examined the prevalence of definitive therapy in elderly patients with intermediate-risk or high-risk disease.

Risk of Upgrading and Upstaging Among 10 000 Patients with Gleason 3+4 Favorable Intermediate-risk Prostate Cancer.

It is unknown whether active surveillance can be safely offered to patients with Gleason 3+4 favorable intermediate-risk (FIR) prostate cancer.

Individual Patient Data Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials: Impact of Black Race on Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Outcomes.

Population data suggest that black men have a higher risk of dying from prostate cancer (PCa) than other racial ethnicities.

Low rates of androgen deprivation therapy use with salvage radiation therapy in patients with prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy.

The RTOG 9601 and GETUG-AFU 16 randomized controlled trials demonstrated that the addition of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to salvage radiation therapy (SRT) improves progression-free and, for RTOG 9601, overall survival. We examined national trends in the use of ADT with SRT.

National Trends and Predictors of Androgen Deprivation Therapy Use in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer.

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is not recommended for low-risk prostate cancer because of its lack of benefit and potential for harm. We evaluated the incidence and predictors of ADT use in low-risk disease.

Disparities in the Receipt of Local Treatment of Node-positive Prostate Cancer.

We sought to determine whether any sociodemographic disparities are present in the receipt of local treatment for node-positive prostate cancer.

Editorial Comment.

National sociodemographic disparities in the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer: Do academic cancer centers perform better than community cancer centers?

Most major cancer organizations seek to reduce sociodemographic disparities in high-risk cancers partly by increasing access to theoretically high-quality, academic-oriented cancer care. The objective of this study was to determine whether academic centers have less sociodemographic treatment disparities than community centers using high-risk prostate cancer as a test case.

Factors associated with the omission of androgen deprivation therapy in radiation-managed high-risk prostate cancer.

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) has been shown to improve survival for men with unfavorable-risk prostate cancer (PCa). We investigated the utilization and factors associated with the omission of ADT in radiation-managed high-risk PCa.

Insurance status and disparities in disease presentation, treatment, and outcomes for men with germ cell tumors.

People aged 26 to 34 years represent the greatest proportion of the uninsured, and they have the highest incidence of testicular cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between insurance status and cancer outcomes in men diagnosed with germ cell tumors.

Association of Androgen Deprivation Therapy With Depression in Localized Prostate Cancer.

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) may contribute to depression, yet several studies have not demonstrated a link. We aimed to determine whether receipt of any ADT or longer duration of ADT for prostate cancer (PCa) is associated with an increased risk of depression.

Variation in National Use of Long-Term ADT by Disease Aggressiveness Among Men With Unfavorable-Risk Prostate Cancer.

The current NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Prostate Cancer recommend long-term androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for all men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT). We determined whether the use of long-term ADT varied by the recently defined subcategories of high-risk disease (favorable, other, and very high) versus unfavorable intermediate-risk disease.

Association Between Treatment at a High-Volume Facility and Improved Survival for Radiation-Treated Men With High-Risk Prostate Cancer.

Although the association between higher hospital volume and improved outcomes has been well-documented in surgery, there is little data about whether this effect exists for radiation-treated patients. We investigated whether treatment at a radiation facility that treats a high volume of prostate cancer patients is associated with improved survival for men with high-risk prostate cancer.

National trends and determinants of proton therapy use for prostate cancer: A National Cancer Data Base study.

In the current study, the authors sought to both characterize the national trends in proton therapy use for prostate cancer and determine the factors associated with receipt of this limited resource, using what to the best of their knowledge is the largest nationwide cancer registry.

Health Insurance Affects Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Patterns and Outcomes.

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of insurance coverage on stage of presentation, treatment, and survival of head and neck cancer (HNC).

Asian Americans and prostate cancer: A nationwide population-based analysis.

It remains largely unknown if there are racial disparities in outcomes of prostate cancer (PCa) for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (PIs) (AAPIs). We examined differences in diagnosis, management, and survival of AAPI ethnic groups, relative to their non-Hispanic White (NHW) counterparts.

Significant increase in prostatectomy and decrease in radiation for clinical T3 prostate cancer from 1998 to 2012.

We aimed to describe changes in treatment patterns for clinical T3 prostate cancer (PCa) from 1998 to 2012, specifically investigating what factors influence receipt of prostatectomy or radiation.

Occult High-risk Disease in Clinically Low-risk Prostate Cancer with ≥50% Positive Biopsy Cores: Should National Guidelines Stop Calling Them Low Risk?

To identify contemporary, clinically low-risk patients with ≥50% cores positive and compare the risk of upgrading at prostatectomy with other low- or intermediate-risk patients.

Association of very low prostate-specific antigen levels with increased cancer-specific death in men with high-grade prostate cancer.

The objective of this study was to determine whether a very low presenting prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level was associated with greater prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) among men with a Gleason score (GS) of 8 to 10.

Association between very small tumour size and increased cancer-specific mortality after radical prostatectomy in lymph node-positive prostate cancer.

To determine whether very small prostate cancers present in patients who also have lymph node (LN) metastases represent a particularly aggressive disease variant compared with larger LN-positive tumours.

Conditional cancer-specific mortality in T4, N1, or M1 prostate cancer: implications for long-term prognosis.

The risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) following a diagnosis of prostate cancer may improve after patients have survived a number of years after diagnosis. We sought to determine long-term conditional PCSM for patients with stage T4, N1, or M1 prostate cancer.

Gleason score 5 + 3 = 8 prostate cancer: much more like Gleason score 9?

To determine whether patients with Gleason score 5 + 3 = 8 prostate cancer have outcomes more similar to other patients with Gleason score 8 disease or to patients with Gleason score 9 disease.