Published Online: March 24, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.250.
Study concept and design: Sun, Moloci, MacEachern, Jagsi.
Acquisition of data: Sun, Moloci, Schmidt, MacEachern.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Sun, Moloci, Jagsi.
Drafting of the manuscript: Sun, Moloci, MacEachern, Jagsi.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Sun.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Moloci.
Study supervision: Sun, Moloci.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Sun previously received a grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation for head and neck cancer research and an honorarium from the BMJ Publishing Group for sinusitis guideline work. Dr Jagsi is on the medical advisory board for Eviti. Dr Jagsi also is conducting a trial supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, for which the study drug is provided by Abbvie Pharmaceuticals. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: Dr Sun was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar supported by the US Department of Veterans Affairs at the time of the study and manuscript preparation. Dr Jagsi is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and the Burroughs-Wellcome/Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine. This project received no direct funding.
Role of the Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, or interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Previous Presentations: This study was presented in part at the Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication; September 9-10, 2013; Chicago, Illinois.
Additional Information: Dr Sun is now an employee of Partnership for Health Analytic Research, LLC, in Beverly Hills, CA, and a general otolaryngologist at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center in Los Angeles.