PhD Yi-Jen Chen MD

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Current guidelines recommend that a minimum of 12 lymph nodes (LNs) be dissected to accurately stage rectal cancer patients. Neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) decreases the number of LNs retrieved at surgery. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the number of LNs dissected on overall survival (OS) for localized rectal cancer patients(More)
Accurate pathologic staging has been shown to correlate with outcome in rectal cancer. Because the exact number of examined lymph nodes (LNs) may vary with preoperative therapies, our objective was to measure the impact of neoadjuvant radiation on LN number for rectal adenocarcinoma. Patients who underwent curative-intent radical surgery for rectal(More)
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