Predictors of proximal vs. distal colorectal cancers.

  title={Predictors of proximal vs. distal colorectal cancers.},
  author={E. Carmona Gonz{\'a}lez and Richard G. Roetzheim and Jeanne M. Ferrante and Robert R. Campbell},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={44 2},
BACKGROUND Because proximal colorectal cancers have a tendency to present at a more advanced stage and thus have a poorer prognosis, it is important to understand the factors associated with the development of proximal colorectal cancer. We hypothesized that older age, female gender, and the presence of comorbid illness would be associated with proximal cancers. METHODS Incident cases of colorectal cancer (n = 9,550) occurring in 1994 were identified from Florida's population-based statewide… CONTINUE READING
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