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We evaluated 314,872 colonoscopies performed by 136 gastroenterologists; the adenoma detection rates ranged from 7.4 to 52.5%. During the follow-up period, we identified 712 interval colorectal adenocarcinomas, including 255 advanced-stage cancers, and 147 deaths from interval colorectal cancer. The unadjusted risks of interval cancer according to quintiles of adenoma detection rates, from lowest to highest, were 9.8, 8.6, 8.0, 7.0, and 4.8 cases per 10,000 person-years of follow-up, respectively. Among patients of physicians with adenoma detection rates in the highest quintile, as compared with patients of physicians with detection rates in the lowest quintile, the adjusted hazard ratio for any interval cancer was 0.52 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.39 to 0.69), for advanced-stage interval cancer, 0.43 (95% CI, 0.29 to 0.64), and for fatal interval cancer, 0.38 (95% CI, 0.22 to 0.65). Each 1.0% increase in the adenoma detection rate was associated with a 3.0% decrease in the risk of cancer (hazard ratio, 0.97; 95% CI, 0.96 to 0.98).

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After clinician or patient referral to the Death with Dignity program, each potential participant is assigned a patient advocate (hereafter referred to as advocate), one of three (of six) licensed social workers employed by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The advocate assists patients, family members, pharmacists, and physicians throughout the multistep process, while prospectively tracking compliance with required documentation submitted to the Washington Department of Health. The advocate describes the Death with Dignity process and the alternatives (specifically, palliative care and hospice, with these services offered as additions to, or in lieu of, Death with Dignity). The advocate then assesses the patient's rationale for and interest in further participation. In nearly all cases, family members are present.

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However, three observational epidemiologic reports, all based on data from the American Cancer Society, suggested that intentional weight loss is, in fact, associated with decreased mortality, though the information on intentionality was based on retrospective, self-reported baseline data. Whether these weight losses at baseline were maintained is unknown, since changes in weight during the studies were not reported. Two retrospective cohort studies involving obese subjects and one involving obese subjects with diabetes suggested that bariatric surgery may also result in a marked reduction in mortality. Elsewhere in this issue of the Adams et al. provide further support for this opinion on the basis of a new, very large retrospective cohort study on gastric bypass.

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the outpatient site of care for patients with cancer from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the University of Washington, and Seattle Children's, all in Seattle, and is the only National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer center serving the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho region. In response to the Washington law, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance developed a Death with Dignity program, adapted from the existing programs in Oregon. This article describes the implementation and results of our Death with Dignity program, designed to adhere to legal regulations, maintain safety, and ensure the quality of patient care.

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Weight loss is known to be associated with improvement of intermediate risk factors for disease, suggesting that weight loss would also reduce mortality. However, controlled, interventional studies showing that weight loss actually reduces the risk of death have been lacking. To date, most observational epidemiologic studies have indicated that the rate of death from cardiovascular and all other causes is increased after weight loss, even in subjects who were obese at baseline. This discrepancy concerning the effects of weight loss on risk factors, as compared with mortality, has been related to certain limitations inherent in observational studies, particularly the inability of such studies to distinguish intentional from unintentional weight loss. Thus, the observed weight loss might be the consequence of conditions that lead to death rather than the cause of increased mortality.

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As of December 2011, a total of 255 patients had participated in the Washington Death with Dignity program. Of those participants, approximately 78% (and 81% of the 596 Oregonians) had cancer as their underlying terminal diagnosis. Although several articles have touched on the experiences of patients with cancer, family members, and physicians regarding Death with Dignity programs in the two states, none have addressed institutional responses to the laws. Given ongoing efforts to introduce similar legislation in other states (including Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Vermont), increasing numbers of health care institutions may be faced with the questions of whether, and how, to respond to requests for assisted dying. Because this legislation has a disproportionate effect on patients with cancer and their families, the response of a comprehensive cancer center may be particularly instructive.