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We evaluated the effect of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) on disease-free survival in patients with stages I to III colorectal cancer (CRC). There were 3857 patients identified from our database. We used receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis to identify the best cutoff value of NLR. A 5-year disease-free survival was used as end point.(More)
AIM To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity, specificity of contrast-enhanced computed tomographic colonography in detecting local recurrence of colorectal cancer. METHODS From January 2000 to December 2004, 434 patients after potentially curative resection for invasive colorectal cancer were followed up for a period ranging from 20 to 55 mo.(More)
Selection of appropriate stage II colon cancer patients for adjuvant chemotherapy is critical for improving survival outcome. With the aim of identifying more high risk factors for stage II colon cancer, this study aimed to determine whether the neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a predictor of surgical outcomes in patients with stage II colon cancer who(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of body mass index (BMI) on local recurrence of primary rectal cancer after open curative sphincter-saving resection. BACKGROUND Increasing BMI was reported to be associated with a higher likelihood of local recurrence in male patients with rectal cancer. However, it remained unclear whether(More)
Treatment of liver metastases from colorectal cancer include surgical resection, radiation, hepatic chemoembolization, immunotherapy and intravenous chemotherapy. Complete surgical resection of liver metastases is feasible only for solitary or unilobar metastasis. Unresectable hepatic metastases of colorectal origin are resistant to radiation and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Long course concurrent chemoradiotherapy provides potential tumor downstaging. When local recurrent rectal cancer without distant metastases is diagnosed, a potentially curative resection can be performed. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of concurrent chemoradiotherapy in treating isolated local recurrent rectal cancer. (More)
In locally advanced primary transverse colon cancer, a tumor may cause perforation or invade adjacent organs. Extensive resection is the best choice of treatment, but such procedures must be weighed against the potential survival benefits. This study was performed to identify the clinicopathological features and treatment outcomes of such tumors. We(More)
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