Adverse relationship between blood transfusions and survival after colectomy for colon cancer.

@article{Foster1985AdverseRB,
  title={Adverse relationship between blood transfusions and survival after colectomy for colon cancer.},
  author={Roger S. Foster and Michael C. Costanza and Joyce C Foster and M. C. Wanner and Charles B. Foster},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1985},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={1195-201}
}
Random-donor blood transfusions are deliberately given before cadaver renal allografting to improve allograft survival. Since host modifications that improve the outcome of an allograft might be associated with a decreased ability of the host to control cancer growth, the relationship between blood transfusions and the outcome of 146 Dukes' stages A, B, and C colon cancers treated by resection during the years 1974 to 1979 was studied. It was found that 65 patients (45%) had been transfused and… CONTINUE READING

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