Association Between Palliative Resection of the Primary Tumor and Overall Survival in a Population-Based Cohort of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

@article{MSc2014AssociationBP,
  title={Association Between Palliative Resection of the Primary Tumor and Overall Survival in a Population-Based Cohort of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients},
  author={Gillian Gresham MSc and MPH Daniel J. Renouf and Matthew Chan BScH and Hagen Fritz Kennecke and Howard John Lim and Carl Brown and MPH Winson Y. Cheung},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={3917-3923}
}
The impact of palliative resection of the primary tumor on outcomes in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) remains unclear. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the association between palliative resection and overall survival (OS) in a population-based cohort of mCRC. Patients diagnosed with mCRC between 2006 and 2008 and treated at the BC Cancer Agency were reviewed. Survival analysis was conducted using Kaplan–Meier methods. Cox proportional hazards regression… CONTINUE READING
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