Comparison of clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis between early and late recurrence after curative surgery for colorectal cancer.

@article{Lan2014ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis between early and late recurrence after curative surgery for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Yuan-Tzu Lan and Shih-Ching Chang and S H Yang and Chun-Chi Lin and H J Wang and J K Jiang and W S Chen and Tzu-chen Lin and Shih-Hwa Chiou and J Lin},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={207 6},
  pages={922-30}
}
BACKGROUND Despite curative surgery for colorectal cancer, some patients experience tumor recurrence. Whether early recurrence is associated with a shorter postrecurrence survival period compared with late recurrence remains unknown. METHODS A total of 395 patients with tumor recurrence after curative surgery for colorectal cancer were enrolled and divided into early (<3 years) and late (≥3 years) recurrence groups. Clinicopathologic characteristics, recurrence patterns, and postrecurrence… CONTINUE READING