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Unsupported off-label chemotherapy in metastatic colon cancer

  • Jonas A de Souza1, 2Email author,
  • Blase Polite1, 2, 3,
  • Monica Perkins4,
  • Neal J Meropol5,
  • Mark J Ratain1, 2, 6,
  • Lee N Newcomer4 and
  • G Caleb Alexander7
BMC Health Services Research201212:481

Received: 2 May 2012

Accepted: 26 December 2012

Published: 29 December 2012

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Original Submission
2 May 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Axel Grothey
9 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Veena Shankaran
22 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Jonas de Souza
Resubmission - Version 2
22 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
29 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-12-481

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Authors’ Affiliations

Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago Medicine
Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research, The University of Chicago Medicine
Division of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics and Center for Personalized Therapeutics, The University of Chicago
Section of General Medicine and Center for Health and the Social Sciences, University of Chicago