A new TNM staging strategy for node-positive (stage III) colon cancer: an analysis of 50,042 patients.

@article{Greene2002ANT,
  title={A new TNM staging strategy for node-positive (stage III) colon cancer: an analysis of 50,042 patients.},
  author={Frederick L Greene and A. Kenneth Stewart and Harry James Norton},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={236 4},
  pages={
          416-21; discussion 421
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze a large cohort of patients with stage III colon cancer to determine whether subgroup stratification better defines outcome. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The Tumor (T), Node (N), Metastasis (M) system is based on depth of tumor invasion into the colonic wall, the number of regional lymph nodes involved, and distant metastasis. Traditionally, colon cancer has been designated as stage III based on nodal involvement regardless of the depth (T1-4) of tumor penetration. Treatment… CONTINUE READING
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