Publications by authors named "Valerie W Rusch"

100Publications

Improved Preoperative Risk-Assessment Tools Are Needed to Guide Informed Decision-Making Before Esophagectomy.

Ann Surg 2020 Dec 18;Publish Ahead of Print. Epub 2020 Dec 18.

Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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December 2020

External validation of surgical risk preoperative assessment system (SURPAS) in pulmonary resection.

Ann Thorac Surg 2020 Oct 16. Epub 2020 Oct 16.

Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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October 2020

How Effective Is Neoadjuvant Therapy Followed by Surgery for Pathologic Single-Station N2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer?

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Aug 25. Epub 2020 Aug 25.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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August 2020

Women leaders in (colorectal) surgery: Can the extraordinary become ordinary?

Surgery 2020 09 24;168(3):363-364. Epub 2020 Jul 24.

Dean, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Services, Washington, DC; Past President, American College of Surgeons.

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September 2020

The American College of Surgeons Responds to COVID-19.

J Am Coll Surg 2020 10 14;231(4):490-496. Epub 2020 Jul 14.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Weston, FL.

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October 2020

Commentary: Germ cell serum tumor markers: The canary in the coal mine?

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 Mar 19. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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March 2020

Commentary: Is glue the key to success in malignant pleural mesothelioma?

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 Sep 24. Epub 2019 Sep 24.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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September 2019

Long-term, disease-specific outcomes of thymic malignancies presenting with de novo pleural metastasis.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2020 02 13;159(2):705-714.e1. Epub 2019 Sep 13.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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February 2020

A brain natriuretic peptide-based prediction model for atrial fibrillation after thoracic surgery: Development and internal validation.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019 06 31;157(6):2493-2499.e1. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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June 2019

Has Reconstruction of the Central Airways Been Transformed?: From Aorta to Trachea.

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

JAMA 2018 06;319(21):2177-2178

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

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June 2018

Eighth Edition Staging of Thoracic Malignancies: Implications for the Reporting Pathologist.

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2018 May 26;142(5):645-661. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

From the Department of Histopathology, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom (Dr Nicholson); the Department of Pathology, The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Dr Tsao); the Department of Pathology (Dr Travis) and the Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery (Dr Rusch), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; the Departments of Pathology (Dr Patil) and Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Dr Rice), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; the Departement de Biopathologie, Cancer Center Leon Bernard, Lyon, France (Dr Galateau-Salle); the Department of Pathology, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy (Dr Marino); the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Dr Dacic); the Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York (Dr Beasley); the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington (Dr Butnor); the Department of Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics, Aichi Cancer Center, Nagoya, Japan (Dr Yatabe); the Department of Thoracic Surgery, New York University, New York, New York (Dr Pass); the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (Dr Detterbeck); the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan (Dr Asamura); and the Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa, University of Barcelona, and CIBERES Lung Cancer Group, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain (Dr Rami-Porta).

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May 2018

The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: A Renewed Call to Participation.

J Thorac Oncol 2018 06 22;13(6):801-809. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas.

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June 2018

KEYNOTE-024: Unlocking a pathway to lung cancer cure?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 04 23;155(4):1777-1780. Epub 2017 Dec 23.

Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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April 2018

Liquid biopsy for ctDNA to revolutionize the care of patients with early stage lung cancers.

Ann Transl Med 2017 Dec;5(23):479

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.

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December 2017

A Randomized Phase II Trial of Adjuvant Galinpepimut-S, WT-1 Analogue Peptide Vaccine, After Multimodality Therapy for Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Clin Cancer Res 2017 Dec 28;23(24):7483-7489. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Department of Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Service Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

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December 2017

Initial Experience With Lung Cancer Resection After Treatment With T-Cell Checkpoint Inhibitors.

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 Sep;104(3):e217-e218

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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September 2017

The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: External Validation of the Revision of the TNM Stage Groupings in the Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification of Lung Cancer.

J Thorac Oncol 2017 07 28;12(7):1109-1121. Epub 2017 Apr 28.

Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa, University of Barcelona; Centros de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias CIBERES Lung Cancer Group, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.

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July 2017

Pleurectomy and Decortication: How I Teach It.

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

Ann Thorac Surg 2017 05;103(5):1374-1377

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Lung cancer - major changes in the American Joint Committee on Cancer eighth edition cancer staging manual.

CA Cancer J Clin 2017 03 31;67(2):138-155. Epub 2017 Jan 31.

Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers, Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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March 2017

Impact of Increasing Age on Cause-Specific Mortality and Morbidity in Patients With Stage I Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Competing Risks Analysis.

J Clin Oncol 2017 Jan 31;35(3):281-290. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

All authors: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Takashi Eguchi, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan; and Ming-Ching Lee, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

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January 2017

Phase II study of bevacizumab and preoperative chemoradiation for esophageal adenocarcinoma.

J Gastrointest Oncol 2016 Dec;7(6):828-837

Gastrointestinal Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA.

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December 2016

Long-term Survival Based on the Surgical Approach to Lobectomy For Clinical Stage I Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer: Comparison of Robotic, Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery, and Thoracotomy Lobectomy.

Ann Surg 2017 02;265(2):431-437

*Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY †Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China ‡Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY §Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

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February 2017

Esophageal Cancer: Associations With (pN+) Lymph Node Metastases.

Ann Surg 2017 01;265(1):122-129

*Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH †University of Miami, Miami, FL ‡University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX §Oregon Health and Science Center, Portland, OR ¶Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN ||Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, People's Republic of China **University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium ††Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC ‡‡Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland §§Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA ¶¶University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, NY ||||Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN ***West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China †††Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY ‡‡‡University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL §§§University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA ¶¶¶University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada ||||||Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada ****Hospital Universitario del Mar, Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

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January 2017

Stage III Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2016 10 12;37(5):727-735. Epub 2016 Oct 12.

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

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October 2016

A Multicenter Study of Volumetric Computed Tomography for Staging Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Oct 2;102(4):1059-66. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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October 2016

Phase II Study of Hemithoracic Intensity-Modulated Pleural Radiation Therapy (IMPRINT) As Part of Lung-Sparing Multimodality Therapy in Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

J Clin Oncol 2016 08 20;34(23):2761-8. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

Andreas Rimner, Marjorie G. Zauderer, Prasad S. Adusumilli, Preeti K. Parhar, Abraham J. Wu, Kaitlin M. Woo, Ronglai Shen, Michelle S. Ginsberg, Ellen D. Yorke, Kenneth E. Rosenzweig, Valerie W. Rusch, and Lee M. Krug, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY; and Daniel R. Gomez, David C. Rice, and Anne S. Tsao, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

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August 2016

North American Multicenter Volumetric CT Study for Clinical Staging of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Feasibility and Logistics of Setting Up a Quantitative Imaging Study.

J Thorac Oncol 2016 08 12;11(8):1335-1344. Epub 2016 May 12.

Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

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August 2016

Early operative outcomes and learning curve of robotic assisted giant paraesophageal hernia repair.

Int J Med Robot 2017 Mar 29;13(1). Epub 2016 Feb 29.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

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March 2017

Hemithoracic radiotherapy for mesothelioma: lack of benefit or lack of statistical power?

Lancet Oncol 2016 02;17(2):e43-e44

Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA.

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February 2016

Contemporary Analysis of Prognostic Factors in Patients with Unresectable Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma.

J Thorac Oncol 2016 Feb 10;11(2):249-55. Epub 2015 Dec 10.

Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA. Electronic address:

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February 2016

The Thoracic Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 30;27(4):403-9. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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October 2016

Utility of Routine PET Imaging to Predict Response and Survival After Induction Therapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Mar 12;101(3):1052-9. Epub 2016 Jan 12.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York; Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

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March 2016

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Lung Cancer Staging Project: Proposals for the Revision of the N Descriptors in the Forthcoming 8th Edition of the TNM Classification for Lung Cancer.

J Thorac Oncol 2015 Dec;10(12):1675-84

*Division of Thoracic Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; †Cancer Research and Biostatistics, Seattle, Washington; ‡Academic Department of Thoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom; §Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York; ‖Respiratory Oncology Unit (Pulmonology), University Hospital KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; ¶Department of Radiology, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan; #Department of Thoracic Surgery, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China; **Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Hospital, Zakopane, Poland; ††Department of Radiotherapy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia; ‡‡Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Universitari Mútua Terrassa, University of Barcelona, §§CIBERES Lung Cancer Group, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain; and ‖‖Members of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee, Advisory Board Members, and Participating Institutions are listed in Appendix.

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December 2015

SMART or simply bold?

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Feb 23;151(2):476-7. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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February 2016

Perioperative pharmacotherapy for lung resection: "Going for the gold"?

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016 Jan 28;151(1):18-9. Epub 2015 Sep 28.

Department of Surgery, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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January 2016

50th Anniversary Perspective on Volume 1: Urschel HC, Paulson DL. Mesotheliomas of the Pleura. Ann Thorac Surg 1965;1:559-73.

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Oct;100(4):1148-50

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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October 2015

Resected Lung Cancer Patients Who Would and Would Not Have Met Screening Criteria.

Ann Thorac Surg 2016 Jan 19;101(1):274-9. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

Department of Surgery, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

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January 2016

Chylothorax and Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury Associated With Robotic Video-Assisted Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection.

Innovations (Phila) 2015 May-Jun;10(3):170-3

From the *Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY USA; and the †Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH USA.

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May 2016

Nodal metastases in non-small cell lung cancer: Hop, skip, or jump?

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Oct 8;150(4):765-6. Epub 2015 May 8.

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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October 2015

Resection of Primary and Secondary Tumors of the Sternum: An Analysis of Prognostic Variables.

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 Jul 20;100(1):215-21; discussion 221-2. Epub 2015 May 20.

Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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July 2015

Invited commentary.

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

Ann Thorac Surg 2015 May;99(5):1780

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065. Electronic address:

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May 2015

Lymph nodes in lung cancer: location, location, and location?

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

Chest 2015 May;147(5):1203-1204

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. Electronic address:

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May 2015

Beneficial effects of perioperative statins for major pulmonary resection.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Jun 18;149(6):1532-8. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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June 2015

Clinical and in vivo evidence that EGFR S768I mutant lung adenocarcinomas are sensitive to erlotinib.

J Thorac Oncol 2014 Oct;9(10):e73-4

*Thoracic Oncology Service, Department of Medicine; †Computational Biology Center; ‡Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery; §Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and ‖Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

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October 2014

Povidone iodine: the new solution for mesothelioma?

Authors:
Valerie W Rusch

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015 Feb 1;149(2):567-8. Epub 2014 Nov 1.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Electronic address:

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February 2015

Advanced lung cancer: aggressive surgical therapy vertebral body involvement.

Thorac Surg Clin 2014 Nov 11;24(4):423-31. Epub 2014 Sep 11.

Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

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November 2014

Intraoperative near-infrared fluorescence imaging as an adjunct to robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy.

Innovations (Phila) 2014 Sep-Oct;9(5):391-3

From the Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY USA.

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June 2015

A prospective study of tumor suppressor gene methylation as a prognostic biomarker in surgically resected stage I to IIIA non-small-cell lung cancers.

J Thorac Oncol 2014 Sep;9(9):1272-7

*Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; †Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan; and ‡Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA.

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September 2014

Differences in patterns of recurrence in early-stage versus locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Nov 7;98(5):1755-60; discussion 1760-1. Epub 2014 Aug 7.

Department of Surgery, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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November 2014

Comprehensive long-term care of patients with lung cancer: development of a novel thoracic survivorship program.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Sep 31;98(3):955-61. Epub 2014 Jul 31.

Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

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September 2014

Failure patterns after hemithoracic pleural intensity modulated radiation therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2014 Oct 26;90(2):394-401. Epub 2014 Jul 26.

Department of Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York.

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October 2014

Second primary lung cancers: smokers versus nonsmokers after resection of stage I lung adenocarcinoma.

Ann Thorac Surg 2014 Sep 16;98(3):968-74. Epub 2014 Jul 16.

Department of Surgery, Thoracic Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Electronic address:

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September 2014

Associations between mutations and histologic patterns of mucin in lung adenocarcinoma: invasive mucinous pattern and extracellular mucin are associated with KRAS mutation.

Am J Surg Pathol 2014 Aug;38(8):1118-27

*Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Service §Department of Medicine, Thoracic Oncology Service, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology Departments of †Pathology ∥Epidemiology and Biostatistics ¶Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY ‡Faculty of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Kagawa University, Kagawa, Japan.

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August 2014

Comprehensive pathological analyses in lung squamous cell carcinoma: single cell invasion, nuclear diameter, and tumor budding are independent prognostic factors for worse outcomes.

J Thorac Oncol 2014 Aug;9(8):1126-39

*Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery; †Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; ‡Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Kagawa; §Department of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; ‖Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics; and ¶Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY.

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August 2014