Lymph node count and prognosis in colorectal cancer: the influence of examination quality.

@article{Blaeker2015LymphNC,
  title={Lymph node count and prognosis in colorectal cancer: the influence of examination quality.},
  author={Hendrik Blaeker and B. Camille Hildebrandt and Hanno B. Riess and Moritz von Winterfeld and Barbara Ingold-Heppner and Wilfried Roth and Matthias Johannes Kloor and Peter Schirmacher and Manfred Dietel and Sha Sha Tao and Lina Jansen and Jenny Chang-Claude and Alexis Ulrich and Hermann Brenner and Michael Hoffmeister},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={136 8},
  pages={
          1957-66
        }
}
Colorectal cancer guidelines recommend adjuvant chemotherapy in stage II disease when less than 12 lymph nodes are assessed. The recommendation bases on previous studies showing an association of a low lymph node count and adverse outcome. Compared to current standards, however, the quality of lymph node examination in the studies was low. We, therefore, investigated the prognostic role of <12 lymph nodes in cancers diagnosed adherent to current quality measures. Stage I-IV colorectal cancers… CONTINUE READING
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