C-stage in colon cancer: implications of carcinoembryonic antigen biomarker in staging, prognosis, and management.

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BACKGROUND The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has proposed the inclusion of pretreatment serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level (C-stage) into the conventional TNM staging system of colon cancer. We assessed the prognosis of various stages of colon cancer after such an inclusion. METHODS Data for all patients (N = 17 910) diagnosed with… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djr078

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@article{Thirunavukarasu2011CstageIC, title={C-stage in colon cancer: implications of carcinoembryonic antigen biomarker in staging, prognosis, and management.}, author={Pragatheeshwar Thirunavukarasu and Shyamsunder Sukumar and Magesh Sathaiah and Meredith Grace Mahan and Kothai Divya Pragatheeshwar and James F. Pingpank and Herbert J. Zeh and Christopher J. Bartels and Kenneth K. W. Lee and David L. Bartlett}, journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute}, year={2011}, volume={103 8}, pages={689-97} }