Impact of tumor location on nodal evaluation for colon cancer.

  title={Impact of tumor location on nodal evaluation for colon cancer.},
  author={Karl Bilimoria and Bryan E. Palis and Andrew K. Stewart and David J. Bentrem and Andrew C Freel and Elin Ruth Sigurdson and Mark S. Talamonti and Clifford Y. Ko},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={51 2},
PURPOSE Adequate lymph node evaluation is important to stage colon cancers and make adjuvant treatment decisions. Studies have demonstrated improved survival when >or= 12 nodes are examined. Our objective was to assess differences in the adequacy of nodal evaluation for right vs. left colon cancers. METHODS From the National Cancer Data Base (1998-2004), 142,009 N0M0 colon cancer patients were identified. Logistic regression was used to evaluate the number of nodes examined for right vs. left… CONTINUE READING