Accepted for Publication: December 30, 2013.
Published Online: August 20, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.548.
Study concept and design: Morrow, Alderman, Katz.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Morrow, Li, Alderman, Jagsi, Hamilton, Graff, Hawley.
Drafting of the manuscript: Morrow, Li, Alderman, Katz.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Morrow, Alderman, Jagsi, Hamilton, Graff, Hawley.
Statistical analysis: Li, Alderman.
Obtained funding: Hawley, Katz.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Morrow, Hamilton, Katz.
Study supervision: Alderman, Katz.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: The design and conduct of the study were supported by grants R01CA109696, R01 CA139014, and R21CA122467 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) (University of Michigan); by Mentored Research Scholar Grant MRSG-09-145-01 from the American Cancer Society (Dr Jagsi); and by Established Investigator Award K05CA111340 in Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences Research from the NCI (Dr Katz). The collection of the data was supported by the California Department of Public Health as part of the statewide cancer-reporting program mandated by California Health and Safety Code §103885; by the NCI SEER program under contract N01-PC-35139 (University of Southern California) and under contract N01-PC-54404 and agreement 1U58DP00807-01 (Public Health Institute); and by the NCI SEER program under contract N01-PC-35145.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding organizations 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.