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Michael Alvarado, MD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentSurgery
Address1600 Divisadero
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-353-7908
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    DarmouthM.D.1998School of Medicine

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    1. Price ER, Khoury AL, Esserman LJ, Joe BN, Alvarado M. Initial Clinical Experience With an Inducible Magnetic Seed System for Preoperative Breast Lesion Localization. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Apr; 210(4):913-917. PMID: 29446680.
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    2. Peled AW, Sears M, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Wong J, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ, Fowble B. Complications After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Expander-Implant Reconstruction: Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Stages of Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Jan; 80(1):10-13. PMID: 28671888.
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    3. Fowble B, Jairam AK, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Park C, Lazar A. Indications for Postmastectomy Radiation After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in ypN0 and ypN1-3 Axillary Node-Positive Women. Clin Breast Cancer. 2018 Feb; 18(1):e107-e113. PMID: 28830795.
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    4. Loo K, Tsai KK, Mahuron K, Liu J, Pauli ML, Sandoval PM, Nosrati A, Lee J, Chen L, Hwang J, Levine LS, Krummel MF, Algazi AP, Alvarado M, Rosenblum MD, Daud AI. Partially exhausted tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes predict response to combination immunotherapy. JCI Insight. 2017 07 20; 2(14). PMID: 28724802.
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    5. Small W, Thomas TO, Alvarado M, Baum M, Bulsara M, Diaz R, Donnelly E, Feldman S, Grobmyer S, Hoefer R, Joseph D, Kang S, Laronga C, McKee A, Rosen B, Tobias J, Uhl V, Vaidya JS, Wenz F, Holmes D. Commentary on "Accelerated partial breast irradiation consensus statement: Update of an ASTRO Evidence-Based Consensus Statement". Pract Radiat Oncol. 2017 May - Jun; 7(3):e159-e163. PMID: 28363492.
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    6. Daud AI, Loo K, Pauli ML, Sanchez-Rodriguez R, Sandoval PM, Taravati K, Tsai K, Nosrati A, Nardo L, Alvarado M, Algazi AP, Pampaloni MH, Lobach IV, Hwang J, Pierce RH, Gratz IK, Krummel MF, Rosenblum MD, et al. Tumor immune profiling predicts response to anti-PD-1 therapy in human melanoma. J Clin Invest. 2016 Sep 01; 126(9):3447-52. PMID: 27525433; PMCID: PMC5004965 [Available on 12/01/16].
    7. King TA, Lyman JP, Gonen M, Voci A, De Brot M, Boafo C, Sing AP, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Liu MC, Boughey JC, McGuire KP, Van Poznak CH, Jacobs LK, Meszoely IM, Krontiras H, Babiera GV, Norton L, Morrow M, Hudis CA. Prognostic Impact of 21-Gene Recurrence Score in Patients With Stage IV Breast Cancer: TBCRC 013. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jul 10; 34(20):2359-65. PMID: 27001590; PMCID: PMC4981976 [Available on 07/10/17].
    8. Esserman L, Gallant E, Alvarado M. Less Is More: The Evolving Surgical Approach to Breast Cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016; 35:e5-e10. PMID: 27249759.
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    9. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Tissue Expander Reconstruction After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Defining the Effects of Coverage Technique on Nipple/Areola Preservation. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jan; 77(1):17-24. PMID: 25057918.
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    10. Wang F, Warren Peled A, Chin R, Fowble B, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The Impact of Radiation Therapy, Lymph Node Dissection, and Hormonal Therapy on Outcomes of Tissue Expander-Implant Exchange in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan; 137(1):1-9. PMID: 26368331.
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    11. Johnson J, Esserman L, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Park C, Fowble B. Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Post-Mastectomy Chest Wall Recurrences: Influence on Radiation Treatment Fields and Outcome. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Mar; 23(3):715-21. PMID: 26714943.
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    12. Alvarado M, Prasad C, Rothney M, Cherbavaz DB, Sing AP, Baehner FL, Svedman C, Markopoulos CJ. A Prospective Comparison of the 21-Gene Recurrence Score and the PAM50-Based Prosigna in Estrogen Receptor-Positive Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Adv Ther. 2015 Dec; 32(12):1237-47. PMID: 26610383; PMCID: PMC4679783.
    13. Wang F, Amara D, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Negative Genetic Testing Does Not Deter Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Younger Patients with Greater Family Histories of Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(10):3338-45. PMID: 26215194.
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    14. Harris EE, Small W, Holmes D, Grobmyer S, Pavord D, Rice JS, Alvarado M. In Regard to Hepel and Wazer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Aug 01; 92(5):955-957. PMID: 26194665.
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    15. Vaidya JS, Bulsara M, Wenz F, Joseph D, Saunders C, Massarut S, Flyger H, Eiermann W, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Falzon M, Brew-Graves C, Potyka I, Tobias JS, Baum M. In Regard to Hepel and Wazer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Aug 01; 92(5):953-954. PMID: 26194663.
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    16. Peled AW, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ. Expanding the Indications for Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Is It Safe for Patients with Locally Advanced Disease? Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Jan; 23(1):87-91. PMID: 26170194.
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    17. Amara D, Peled AW, Wang F, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Tumor Involvement of the Nipple in Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Strategies for Management. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov; 22(12):3803-8. PMID: 26023040.
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    18. Alvarado M, Carter DL, Guenther JM, Hagans J, Lei RY, Leonard CE, Manders J, Sing AP, Broder MS, Cherepanov D, Chang E, Eagan M, Hsiao W, Schultz MJ. The impact of genomic testing on the recommendation for radiation therapy in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ: A prospective clinical utility assessment of the 12-gene DCIS score™ result. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Jun; 111(8):935-40. PMID: 26031501.
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    19. Fowble B, Park C, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H, Hanlon A. Rates of Reconstruction Failure in Patients Undergoing Immediate Reconstruction With Tissue Expanders and/or Implants and Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jul 01; 92(3):634-41. PMID: 25936815.
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    20. Vaidya JS, Bulsara M, Wenz F, Joseph D, Saunders C, Massarut S, Flyger H, Eiermann W, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Falzon M, Brew-Graves C, Potyka I, Tobias JS, Baum M. Pride, Prejudice, or Science: Attitudes Towards the Results of the TARGIT-A Trial of Targeted Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jul 01; 92(3):491-7. PMID: 26068479; PMCID: PMC4464618.
    21. Wang F, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The impact of breast mass on outcomes of total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate tissue expander-based breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):672-9. PMID: 25719689.
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    22. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy: defining the risk of preoperative and postoperative radiation therapy for surgical outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):396-404. PMID: 25158699.
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    23. Esserman L, Hayes M, Alvarado M. Haste makes waste, but lack of urgency is opportunity lost. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Aug; 147(1):223-4. PMID: 25062705.
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    24. Wang F, Peled AW, Garwood E, Fiscalini AS, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: an evolution of technique and assessment of outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):3223-30. PMID: 25052246.
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    25. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy in women with a history of augmentation mammaplasty: assessing the safety profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul; 134(1):1-9. PMID: 24622575.
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    26. Cureton EL, Yau C, Alvarado M, Krontiras H, Ollila DW, Ewing CA, Monnier S, Esserman LJ. Local recurrence rates are low in high-risk neoadjuvant breast cancer in the I-SPY 1 Trial (CALGB 150007/150012; ACRIN 6657). Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep; 21(9):2889-96. PMID: 24788555; PMCID: PMC4303244.
    27. Wood WC, Alvarado M, Buchholz DJ, Hyams D, Hwang S, Manders J, Park C, Solin LJ, White J, Willey S. The current clinical value of the DCIS Score. Oncology (Williston Park). 2014 May; 28 Suppl 2:C2, 1-8, C3. PMID: 25375000.
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    28. Esserman L, Alvarado M. Setting a research agenda for ductal carcinoma in situ that meets the current need for change. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Apr 01; 160(7):511-2. PMID: 24566896.
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    29. Wang F, Peled A, Foster R, Wang E, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Sbitany H. Abstract 124: outcomes of total skin-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction in 924 breasts over 11 years. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):139. PMID: 25942235.
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    30. Sanchez Rodriguez R, Pauli ML, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Arron ST, Harris HW, Yang SH, Anthony BA, Sverdrup FM, Krow-Lucal E, MacKenzie TC, Johnson DS, Meyer EH, Löhr A, Hsu A, Koo J, Liao W, Gupta R, Debbaneh MG, Butler D, Huynh M, Levin EC, Leon A, Hoffman WY, McGrath MH, Alvarado M, Ludwig CH, Truong HA, Maurano MM, Gratz IK, Abbas AK, Rosenblum MD. Memory regulatory T cells reside in human skin. J Clin Invest. 2014 Mar; 124(3):1027-36. PMID: 24509084; PMCID: PMC3934172.
    31. Alvarado M, Conolly J, Park C, Sakata T, Mohan AJ, Harrison BL, Hayes M, Esserman LJ, Ozanne EM. Patient preferences regarding intraoperative versus external beam radiotherapy following breast-conserving surgery. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jan; 143(1):135-40. PMID: 24292868.
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    32. Vaidya JS, Wenz F, Bulsara M, Tobias JS, Joseph DJ, Keshtgar M, Flyger HL, Massarut S, Alvarado M, Saunders C, Eiermann W, Metaxas M, Sperk E, Sütterlin M, Brown D, Esserman L, Roncadin M, Thompson A, Dewar JA, Holtveg HM, Pigorsch S, Falzon M, Harris E, Matthews A, Brew-Graves C, Potyka I, Corica T, Williams NR, Baum M. Risk-adapted targeted intraoperative radiotherapy versus whole-breast radiotherapy for breast cancer: 5-year results for local control and overall survival from the TARGIT-A randomised trial. Lancet. 2014 Feb 15; 383(9917):603-13. PMID: 24224997.
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    33. Peled AW, Irwin CS, Hwang ES, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy in BRCA mutation carriers. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jan; 21(1):37-41. PMID: 23982256.
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    34. Alvarado M, Mohan AJ, Esserman LJ, Park CC, Harrison BL, Howe RJ, Thorsen C, Ozanne EM. Cost-effectiveness analysis of intraoperative radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep; 20(9):2873-80. PMID: 23812769.
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    35. Hornberger J, Gradishar WJ, Alvarado M, Chien R, Yu TM, Gutierrez HR. Author's reply to Lamy. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Jan 16; 105(2):149-50. PMID: 23441341.
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    36. Hornberger J, Alvarado M, Rebecca C, Gutierrez HR, Yu TM, Gradishar WJ. Clinical validity/utility, change in practice patterns, and economic implications of risk stratifiers to predict outcomes for early-stage breast cancer: a systematic review. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2012 Jul 18; 104(14):1068-79. PMID: 22767204.
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    37. Peled AW, Foster RD, Garwood ER, Moore DH, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. The effects of acellular dermal matrix in expander-implant breast reconstruction after total skin-sparing mastectomy: results of a prospective practice improvement study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun; 129(6):901e-908e. PMID: 22634688.
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    38. Chang EI, Peled AW, Foster RD, Lin C, Zeidler KR, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Evaluating the feasibility of extended partial mastectomy and immediate reduction mammoplasty reconstruction as an alternative to mastectomy. Ann Surg. 2012 Jun; 255(6):1151-7. PMID: 22470069.
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    39. Warren Peled A, Foster RD, Stover AC, Itakura K, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Outcomes after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction in 657 breasts. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct; 19(11):3402-9. PMID: 22526909.
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    40. Alvarado M, Ozanne E, Esserman L. Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2012; e40-5. PMID: 24451829.
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    41. Itakura K, Lessing J, Sakata T, Heinzerling A, Vriens E, Wisner D, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Ewing C, Hylton N, Hwang ES. The impact of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging on surgical treatment and outcomes for ductal carcinoma in situ. Clin Breast Cancer. 2011 Mar; 11(1):33-8. PMID: 21421520; PMCID: PMC4508001.
    42. Warren Peled A, Itakura K, Foster RD, Hamolsky D, Tanaka J, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES. Impact of chemotherapy on postoperative complications after mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):880-5. PMID: 20855759.
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    43. Vaidya JS, Joseph DJ, Tobias JS, Bulsara M, Wenz F, Saunders C, Alvarado M, Flyger HL, Massarut S, Eiermann W, Keshtgar M, Dewar J, Kraus-Tiefenbacher U, Sütterlin M, Esserman L, Holtveg HM, Roncadin M, Pigorsch S, Metaxas M, Falzon M, Matthews A, Corica T, Williams NR, Baum M. Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy versus whole breast radiotherapy for breast cancer (TARGIT-A trial): an international, prospective, randomised, non-inferiority phase 3 trial. Lancet. 2010 Jul 10; 376(9735):91-102. PMID: 20570343.
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    44. Chan LW, Rabban J, Hwang ES, Bevan A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Fowble B. Is radiation indicated in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ and close or positive mastectomy margins? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 May 01; 80(1):25-30. PMID: 20646871.
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    45. Melis M, Hernandez J, Siegel EM, McLoughlin JM, Ly QP, Nair RM, Lewis JM, Jensen EH, Alvarado M, Coppola D, Eschrich S, Bloom GC, Yeatman TJ, Shibata D. Gene expression profiling of colorectal mucinous adenocarcinomas. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jun; 53(6):936-43. PMID: 20485009.
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    46. Mukhtar RA, Throckmorton AD, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Chiu C, Hwang ES. Bacteriologic features of surgical site infections following breast surgery. Am J Surg. 2009 Oct; 198(4):529-31. PMID: 19800462.
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    47. Lang JE, Liu LC, Lu Y, Jenkins T, Hwang SE, Esserman LJ, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Morita E, Treseler P, Leong SP. Prognostic implications of positive nonsentinel lymph nodes removed during selective sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast cancer. Breast J. 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):242-6. PMID: 19645778.
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    48. Garwood ER, Moore D, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy: complications and local recurrence rates in 2 cohorts of patients. Ann Surg. 2009 Jan; 249(1):26-32. PMID: 19106672.
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    49. Liu LC, Lang JE, Jenkins T, Lu Y, Ewing CA, Hwang SE, Sokol S, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Morita E, Treseler P, Leong SP. Is it necessary to harvest additional lymph nodes after resection of the most radioactive sentinel lymph node in breast cancer? J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec; 207(6):853-8. PMID: 19183531.
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    50. Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Elyassnia D, Foster RD, Shelley Hwang E. Surgery for palliation and treatment of advanced breast cancer. Surg Oncol. 2007 Dec; 16(4):249-57. PMID: 17976977.
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    51. Alvarado M, Sondak V, Leong PL. The value of sentinel lymph node biopsy in the management of head and neck melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2007 May 01; 95(6):524-5; author reply 523. PMID: 17221851.
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    52. Jensen EH, Lewis JM, McLoughlin JM, Alvarado M, Daud A, Messina J, Enkemann S, Yeatman TJ, Sondak VK, Riker AI. Down-regulation of pro-apoptotic genes is an early event in the progression of malignant melanoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Apr; 14(4):1416-23. PMID: 17195911.
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    53. Jensen EH, Kvols L, McLoughlin JM, Lewis JM, Alvarado M, Yeatman T, Malafa M, Shibata D. Biomarkers predict outcomes following cytoreductive surgery for hepatic metastases from functional carcinoid tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007 Feb; 14(2):780-5. PMID: 17146740.
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    54. Alvarado M, Jensen EH, Yeatman TJ. The potential role of gene expression in the management of primary and metastatic colorectal cancer. Cancer Control. 2006 Jan; 13(1):27-31. PMID: 16508623.
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