Dr. John Vetto
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Dr. John Vetto
Dr. John Vetto
Surgery - Oncology
I specialize in
Surgery - Oncology
I have been in practice
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Helped 20 people
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I am located at
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland , OR 97239
Accepted Insurance Plans
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Impact of American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 and National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-32 trial results on surgeon practice in the Pacific Northwest.
Am. J. Surg., May;203(5):618-22 (2012)
Intraoperative oncologic staging and outcomes for lung cancer resection vary by surgeon specialty.
Ann. Thorac. Surg., Dec;92(6):1958-63; discussion 1963-4 (2011)
Comparative validation of online nomograms for predicting nonsentinel lymph node status in sentinel lymph node-positive breast cancer.
Arch Surg., Sep;146(9):1035-40 (2011)
Assessment of copy number status of chromosomes 6 and 11 by FISH provides independent prognostic information in primary melanoma.
Am. J. Surg. Pathol., Aug;35(8):1146-50 (2011)
Trends in research time, fellowship training, and practice patterns among general surgery graduates.
J Surg Educ., 68(4):309-12 (2011 Jul-Aug)
False-negative sentinel lymph node biopsy in head and neck melanoma.
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg., Oct;145(4):606-11 (2011)
Factors predictive of the status of sentinel lymph nodes in melanoma patients from a large multicenter database.
Ann. Surg. Oncol., Dec;18(13):3593-600 (2011)
Comparison of pulmonary nodule detection rates between preoperative CT imaging and intraoperative lung palpation.
Am. J. Surg., May;201(5):619-22 (2011)
A phase 2 trial of complete resection for stage IV melanoma: results of Southwest Oncology Group Clinical Trial S9430.
Cancer., Oct;117(20):4740-06 (2011)
Trends in the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis over time: increased mortality and centralization of care.
World J Surg., Mar;35(3):671-6 (2011)
Surgical treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: outcomes and predictive factors.
HPB (Oxford)., Jan;13(1):59-63 (2011)
Using complications associated with postmastectomy radiation and immediate breast reconstruction to improve surgical decision making.
Arch Surg., Sep;145(9):873-8 (2010)
Adjuvant therapy with agonistic antibodies to CD134 (OX40) increases local control after surgical or radiation therapy of cancer in mice.
J. Immunother., Oct;33(8):798-809 (2010)
Patient and peri-operative predictors of morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy: American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP), 2005-2008.
J. Gastrointest. Surg., Oct;14(10):1492-501 (2010)
Sentinel lymph node staging of cutaneous melanoma: predictors and outcomes.
Am. J. Surg., May;199(5):663-8 (2010)
Factors influencing accuracy of axillary sentinel lymph node frozen section for breast cancer.
Am. J. Surg., May;199(5):629-35 (2010)
Breast cancer in premenopausal women.
Curr Probl Surg., Dec;46(12):944-1004 (2009)
Primary scrotal melanoma presenting as a large, amelanotic, exophytic mass.
Arch Dermatol., Sep;145(9):1071-2 (2009)
Case log review produces translational change in surgical oncology education.
J Cancer Educ., 24(3):176-9 (2009)
Gastric malignancies in breast cancer survivors: pathology and outcomes.
Am. J. Surg., May;197(5):633-6 (2009)
Role of imatinib in the management of early, operable, and advanced GI stromal tumors (GISTs).
Onco Targets Ther., 2:151-9 (2009)
Vitreo-retinal traction and anastrozole use.
Breast Cancer Res. Treat., Sep;117(1):9-16 (2009)
Invited commentary on effectiveness of fibrin glue in conjunction with collagen patches to reduce seroma formation after axillary lymphadenectomy for breast cancer.
Am. J. Surg., Aug;196(2):175 (2008)
Retinal hemorrhages in anastrozole users.
Optom Vis Sci., May;85(5):301-8 (2008)
Evaluation of the tumor board as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity: is it useful?
J Cancer Educ., 23(1):51-6 (2008 Jan-Mar)
OX40 (CD134) expression in sentinel lymph nodes correlates with prognostic features of primary melanomas.
Am. J. Surg., May;195(5):621-5; discussion 625 (2008)
Targeted breast cancer screening in women younger than 40: results from a statewide program.
Am. J. Surg., May;195(5):626-30; discussion 630 (2008)
Cognitive dysfunction in cancer patients: an educational needs area improved by a single intervention.
J Cancer Educ., 22(3):197-201 (2007)
Dr. Richard Gallagher awarded 2006 Margaret Hay Edwards Medal.
J Cancer Educ., 21(4):198-9 (2006)
Sentinel node staging of primary melanoma by the "10% rule": pathology and clinical outcomes.
Am. J. Surg., May;193(5):618-22; discussion 622 (2007)
Teaching breast self-examination: a tale of two cities.
J Cancer Educ., 21(3):115-6 (2006)
Differential effects of tamoxifen and anastrozole on optic cup size in breast cancer survivors.
Breast Cancer Res. Treat., Dec;106(2):161-70 (2007)
Peritonectomy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
World J Surg., Dec;30(12):2087-8 (2006)
Outcomes among women younger than age 40 in a state breast cancer screening program.
Am. J. Surg., May;191(5):635-40 (2006)
Impact of the recent reduction in working hours (the 80 hour work week) on surgical resident cancer education.
J Cancer Educ., 20(1):23-7 (2005)
Sidney L. Saltzstein, MD, MPH receives 2004 Margaret Hay Edwards Achievement medal.
J Cancer Educ., 20(1):4-5 (2005)
Breast fine-needle aspirates with scant cellularity are clinically useful.
Am. J. Surg., May;189(5):621-5; discussion 625-6 (2005)
Fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of plasmacytoma presenting as breast masses in a patient on estrogen therapy for prostate cancer.
Diagn. Cytopathol., Dec;31(6):417-9 (2004)
Sentinel lymph node biopsy.
Clin. Dermatol., 22(3):234-9 (2004 May-Jun)
Looking to our annual meeting and beyond.
J Cancer Educ., 18(3):125-6 (2003)
Assessing the need for Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) training: the Oregon experience.
J Cancer Educ., 15(4):209-13 (2000)
Submandibular gland carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma. Report of a case with cytologic features and diagnostic pitfalls.
Acta Cytol., 42(6):1431-6 (1998 Nov-Dec)
Accurate evaluation of palpable breast masses by the triple test score.
Arch Surg., Sep;133(9):930-4 (1998)
Relationships between operative approaches and outcomes in esophageal cancer.
Am. J. Surg., May;175(5):422-5 (1998)
Presence of the T-cell activation marker OX-40 on tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and draining lymph node cells from patients with melanoma and head and neck cancers.
Am. J. Surg., Sep;174(3):258-65 (1997)
Specimen adequacy in breast fine-needle aspiration biopsy.
Am. J. Clin. Pathol., Jul;108(1):1-3 (1997)
Diagnosis of palpable breast lesions in younger women by the modified triple test is accurate and cost-effective.
Arch Surg., Sep;131(9):967-72; discussion 972-4 (1996)
Synchronous non-small cell lung cancers.
Am. J. Surg., May;171(5):521-4 (1996)
Synchronous colon primaries have the same prognosis as solitary colon cancers.
Dis. Colon Rectum., Mar;39(3):329-34 (1996)
The impact of distribution of a patient-education pamphlet in a multidisciplinary breast clinic.
J Cancer Educ., 11(3):148-52 (1996)
Tumor board formats: "fascinating case" versus "working conference".
J Cancer Educ., 11(2):84-8 (1996)
Improved survival in young women with breast cancer.
Ann. Surg. Oncol., Sep;2(5):407-15 (1995)
Colorectal cancer in young patients: characteristics and outcome.
Am Surg., Aug;60(8):607-12 (1994)
An improved method of needle localized biopsy of nonpalpable lesions of the breast.
J. Am. Coll. Surg., Jun;178(6):548-52 (1994)
Comparison of adrenal and extraadrenal pheochromocytomas.
Surgery., Dec;114(6):1160-5; discussion 1165-6 (1993)
Parathyroid carcinoma: diagnosis and clinical history.
Surgery., Nov;114(5):882-92 (1993)
Isolated spread of hepatic metastatic disease to a mediastinal lymph node. Report of a case and review of pertinent anatomy and literature.
Dis. Colon Rectum., Dec;34(12):1128-30 (1991)
Adnexal torsion. An unusual cause of abdominal pain in postmenopausal women.
Am Surg., May;57(5):327-9 (1991)
Morbidity and mortality of hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal carcinoma.
Dis. Colon Rectum., May;33(5):408-13 (1990)
Cirsoid aneurysms of the jejunum. An unrecognized cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding.
Arch Surg., Dec;124(12):1460-2 (1989)
Surgical morbidity in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Am. J. Surg., Mar;157(3):295-8 (1989)
Perioperative blood transfusions are associated with decreased time to recurrence and decreased survival after resection of colorectal liver metastases.
Ann. Surg., Dec;208(6):679-87 (1988)
Intra-abdominal extrahepatic disease in patients with colorectal hepatic metastases.
Dis. Colon Rectum., Feb;31(2):100-3 (1988)
Combined effects of chemotherapy and interleukin 2 in the therapy of mice with advanced pulmonary tumors.
Cancer Res., Jan;48(1):122-9 (1988)
Staging of patients with suspected isolated colorectal liver metastases.
Curr Surg., 44(4):308-10 (1987 Jul-Aug)
Iliac arterial-enteric fistulas occurring after pelvic irradiation.
Surgery., May;101(5):643-7 (1987)
Clinical effects and toxicity of interleukin-2 in patients with cancer.
Cancer., Dec;58(12):2764-72 (1986)
A new approach to the therapy of cancer based on the systemic administration of autologous lymphokine-activated killer cells and recombinant interleukin-2.
Surgery., Aug;100(2):262-72 (1986)
Prolonged diabetes insipidus subsequent to an episode of chemical meningitis.
Anesthesiology., Feb;64(2):253-4 (1986)
Observations on the systemic administration of autologous lymphokine-activated killer cells and recombinant interleukin-2 to patients with metastatic cancer.
N. Engl. J. Med., Dec;313(23):1485-92 (1985)
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