Colorectal carcinoma: selected issues in pathologic examination and staging and determination of prognostic factors.

@article{Washington2008ColorectalCS,
  title={Colorectal carcinoma: selected issues in pathologic examination and staging and determination of prognostic factors.},
  author={M. Kay Washington},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={132 10},
  pages={1600-7}
}
CONTEXT Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most common types of cancer in Western countries and is consistently ranked among the top 3 causes of cancer-related deaths, with approximately 150 000 new cases in the United States and 55 000 deaths in 2006. The pathologist's assessment of tumor stage and stage-independent morphologic features, such as vascular… CONTINUE READING