Submitted for Publication: March 16, 2011; final revision received May 23, 2011; accepted July 26, 2011.
Author Contributions: All authors had full access to all the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: Shellenberger and Weber. Acquisition of data: Shellenberger, Madero-Visbal, and Weber. Analysis and interpretation of data: Shellenberger, Madero-Visbal, and Weber. Drafting of the manuscript: Shellenberger and Madero-Visbal. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Shellenberger, Madero-Visbal, and Weber. Statistical analysis: Shellenberger and Madero-Visbal. Administrative, technical, and material support: Shellenberger. Study supervision: Shellenberger and Weber.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented at the American Head and Neck Society 2011 Annual Meeting; April 28, 2011; Chicago, Illinois.
Additional Contributions: We acknowledge Helmuth Goepfert, MD, and Richard Babaian, MD, for their dedication to this work and their commitment to improving the quality of cancer care, as well the indispensable contributions of Lori Sturdevant, BA, Dawn Sandelin, BA, Karen Cortez, RN, OCN, Anne Smylie, Rhonda Earls, and William Simeone, MHA, from MD Anderson Physicians Network and Connie Popper, RN, MSN, and Gina McNellis, MA, RHIA, of MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando.