Accepted for Publication: May 6, 2014.
Published Online: December 17, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1086.
Study concept and design: Caudle, Yang, Hobbs, Hunt, Krishnamurthy, Kuerer.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Mittendorf, Black, Hwang, Hobbs, Hunt, Kuerer.
Drafting of the manuscript: Caudle, Yang, Hwang, Krishnamurthy, Kuerer.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Yang, Mittendorf, Black, Hwang, Hobbs, Hunt, Krishnamurthy, Kuerer.
Statistical analysis: Hobbs.
Obtained funding: Kuerer.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Caudle, Mittendorf, Black, Hwang, Kuerer.
Study supervision: Yang, Mittendorf, Krishnamurthy, Kuerer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by award P30CA016672 from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, and used the clinical trials support resource and the biostatistics resource groups.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source 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.
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