Accepted for Publication: May 14, 2013.
Published Online: January 15, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3838.
Study concept and design: Balentine, Chen, Berger, Anaya.
Acquisition of data: Balentine, Robinson, Anaya.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Balentine, Naik, Petersen, Chen, Berger, Anaya.
Drafting of the manuscript: Balentine, Chen, Berger, Anaya.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Balentine, Petersen, Chen.
Obtained funding: Anaya.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Naik, Chen, Berger.
Study supervision: Naik, Berger, Anaya.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Naik is supported by grant K23AG027144 from the National Institute on Aging and by a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award. Dr Robinson has received support from Baylor College of Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Training Program Grant Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, Research Project 101499. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The authors received financial support and resources for the preparation of the manuscript by grant HF P90-020 from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Health Services Research and Development Houston Center of Excellence. This work was funded in part by an American Society of Clinical Oncology Career Development Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation (Dr Anaya).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimers: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the American Society of Clinical Oncology or the Conquer Cancer Foundation. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs or Baylor College of Medicine.