Predicting survival after curative colectomy for cancer: individualizing colon cancer staging.

@article{Weiser2011PredictingSA,
  title={Predicting survival after curative colectomy for cancer: individualizing colon cancer staging.},
  author={Martin R Weiser and Mithat G{\"o}nen and Joanne Fu-Lou Chou and Michael W. Kattan and Deborah Schrag},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 36},
  pages={4796-802}
}
PURPOSE Cancer staging determines extent of disease, facilitating prognostication and treatment decision making. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) TNM classification system is the most commonly used staging algorithm for colon cancer, categorizing patients on the basis of only these three variables (tumor, node, and metastasis). The purpose of this study was to extend the seventh edition of the AJCC staging system for colon cancer to incorporate additional information available from… CONTINUE READING

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