The Impact of Delayed Chemotherapy on Its Completion and Survival Outcomes in Stage II Colon Cancer Patients

@inproceedings{Xu2014TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Delayed Chemotherapy on Its Completion and Survival Outcomes in Stage II Colon Cancer Patients},
  author={Fang Xu and Alfred A. Rimm and Pingfu Fu and Smitha S. Krishnamurthi and Gregory S. Cooper and Chi Zhang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Delayed chemotherapy is associated with inferior survival in stage III colon and stage II/III rectal cancer patients, but similar studies have not been performed in stage II colon cancer patients. We investigate the association between delayed and incomplete chemotherapy, and the association of delayed chemotherapy with survival in stage II colon cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients (age ≥ 66) diagnosed as stage II colon cancer and received chemotherapy from 1992 to 2005… CONTINUE READING
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