Adequacy of the National Quality Forum's Colon Cancer Adjuvant Chemotherapy Quality Metric: Is 4 Months Soon Enough?


OBJECTIVE To ascertain whether the National Quality Forum-endorsed time interval for adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) initiation optimizes patient outcome. BACKGROUND Delayed AC initiation for stage III colon cancer is associated with worse survival and the focus of a National Quality Forum quality metric (<4 months among patients aged <80 years). METHODS… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000859