Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: relative dose intensity and survival among veterans

  title={Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: relative dose intensity and survival among veterans},
  author={Sherrie L Aspinall and Chester B. Good and Xinhua Zhao and Francesca E. Cunningham and Bernadette B. Heron and Mark C Geraci and Vida A. Passero and Roslyn A. Stone and Kenneth J. Smith and Renee J. Rogers and Jenna Shields and Megan Sartore and D Patrick Boyle and Sherry Giberti and John Szymanski and Doug Smith and Allen Ha and Jolynn Sessions and Shawn Depcinski and Shane Fishco and Irvin Molina and Tanja Lepir and Carmela Jean and Lymaris Cruz-Diaz and Jessica Motta and Rebeca Calderon-Vargas and Janelle Maland and Sean Keefe and Marshall Tague and Alice C Leone and Brian Glovack and Blair Kaplan and Sean Cosgriff and Lindsay Kaster and Ivy Q Tonnu-Mihara and Kimmai Nguyen and Jenna Carmichael and Linda Clifford and Kan Lu and Gurkamal S. Chatta},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
Given the paucity of information on dose intensity, the objective of this study is to describe the use of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer, focusing on relative dose intensity (RDI), overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS). Retrospective cohort of 367 patients diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2003–2008 and treated at 19 VA medical centers. Kaplan-Meier curves summarize 5-year OS and 3-year DFS by chemotherapy regimen and RDI, and multivariable Cox… CONTINUE READING
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