Funding for this research was provided by:
Charles F. and Marcia L. Forcey Career Development Award in Esophageal Cancer Research Honoring Claude Deschamps, MD, TS, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota
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Received: 26 January 2018
Accepted: 21 September 2018
First Online: 10 October 2018
: MKL holds an MS in statistics and a PhD in Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is senior health services analyst at the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Heath Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic.KJY is associate professor of Health Services Research and director of the Mayo Clinic Survey Research Center, Rochester, Minnesota. She has more than 15 years of experience developing and validating patient-reported outcome measures.KEP is registered nurse supervisor for the Division of Thoracic Surgery Clinical Research Unit. She has spent 14 years caring for thoracic surgical patients at the bedside and in research trials. During that time, she has been involved in numerous committees and educational programs and received the honor of Instructor of Nursing at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. In her role as registered nurse study coordinator, KEP writes protocols, designs and manages trials, obtains patient consent, conducts study visits, and assists with data collection and review.SHB limits her practice to thoracic surgery, with a special interest in esophageal disease, minimally invasive surgery, and new technology. SHB was chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital for 8 years, serving as director of The Methodist Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board and director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program. She currently practices in the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the principal investigator or a coinvestigator at Mayo Clinic in several clinical trials addressing mediastinal tumors, lung cancer, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer and diseases of the esophagus. She is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and is Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic.
: This study was approved by the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board. Participants provided consent to complete the questionnaire and have their data used.
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