An evaluation of the relationship between lymph node number and staging in pT3 colon cancer using population-based data.

@article{Baxter2010AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the relationship between lymph node number and staging in pT3 colon cancer using population-based data.},
  author={Nancy N Baxter and Rocco Ricciardi and Marko Simunovic and David R. Urbach and Beth A. Virnig},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={65-70}
}
PURPOSE The number of lymph nodes examined has been proposed as a quality benchmark for colon cancer surgery, although it is unknown whether this strategy reduces understaging. METHODS We identified 11,044 patients who underwent surgery for colon cancer with pT3 wall penetration between 1988 and 2003 from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results cancer registry. We determined the proportion of patients who were node positive for each node count. We used logistic regression to predict… CONTINUE READING

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