Overall survival after resection for colon cancer in a national cohort study was adversely affected by TNM stage, lymph node ratio, gender, and old age

@inproceedings{Storli2011OverallSA,
  title={Overall survival after resection for colon cancer in a national cohort study was adversely affected by TNM stage, lymph node ratio, gender, and old age},
  author={Kristian Eeg Storli and Karl S\ondenaa and Ida R. K. Bukholm and Idunn Nesvik and Tore Bru and Bj\org Furnes and Bjarte Hjelmeland and Knut B\orge Iversen and Geir Egil Eide},
  booktitle={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2011}
}
A national surveillance program of colon cancer treatment was introduced in 2007. We examined prognostic factors for colon cancer operated in 2000 with an aim of improving survival in the new program and a special focus on the merit of lymph node yield. A cohort of 269 patients, 152 women (56.5%), with a mean age of 71 years, was operated for colon cancer in 2000 at three teaching hospitals and followed up for 7 years. Overall 5-year survival was 58.0%, and overall hospital mortality was 5.2… CONTINUE READING
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