Preoperative computed tomography staging of nonmetastatic colon cancer predicts outcome: implications for clinical trials

@article{Smith2007PreoperativeCT,
  title={Preoperative computed tomography staging of nonmetastatic colon cancer predicts outcome: implications for clinical trials},
  author={Nathan J. Smith and Nicola Bees and Yolanda Barbachano and Andy R Norman and Robert I Swift and G. S. Brown},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={96},
  pages={1030 - 1036}
}
Colon cancer patients routinely undergo preoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning, but local staging is thought to be inaccurate. We aimed to determine if clinical outcome could be predicted from radiological features of the primary tumour. Consecutive patients at one hospital undergoing primary resection for colon cancer during 2000–2004 were included. Patients with visible metastases were excluded. Preoperative CT scans were reviewed independently by two radiologists blinded to… CONTINUE READING
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