Accepted for Publication: November 17, 2014.
Published Online: February 12, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2014.112.
Study concept and design: Kehl, Landrum, Arora, van Ryn, Keating.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Kehl, Landrum, Arora, Ganz, Mack, Keating.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kehl.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Kehl, Landrum, Arora, Ganz, van Ryn, Mack, Keating.
Statistical analysis: Kehl, Landrum, van Ryn, Keating.
Obtained funding: Keating.
Administrative, technical, or material support: van Ryn.
Study supervision: Keating.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work of the CanCORS Consortium was supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to the Statistical Coordinating Center (U01 CA093344) and to the following NCI-supported Primary Data Collection and Research Centers: Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Cancer Research Network (U01 CA093332), Harvard Medical School/Northern California Cancer Center (U01 CA093324), RAND Corporation/University of California, Los Angeles (U01 CA093348), University of Alabama at Birmingham (U01 CA093329), University of Iowa (U01 CA093339), and University of North Carolina (U01 CA093326); it was also supported by a Department of Veterans Affairs grant to the Durham VA Medical Center (CRS 02-164). Drs Keating and Landrum were supported by NCI grant 1R01CA164021-01A1.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The CanCORS initiative was funded as a cooperative agreement and hence involved significant participation from several scientific staff members from the NCI and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Specifically, investigators from the NCI and the Department of Veterans Affairs collaborated in the design and conduct of the study and in data collection and management at some study sites. For this article, Dr Arora, an investigator at NCI, participated in analysis and interpretation of the data and review and approval of the manuscript; the manuscript was also reviewed by 2 other members of NCI scientific staff before submission.
Previous Presentation: This research was presented in part in abstract form at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; June 3, 2014; Chicago, Illinois.