The impact on clinical outcome of high prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer

@inproceedings{Huang2012TheIO,
  title={The impact on clinical outcome of high prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Taiwanese patients with colorectal cancer},
  author={C J Huang and L Sun and Ying-Ling Shih and Hsiang-Lin Tsai and Chao-Wen Chen and Y. S. Yeh and C J Ma and Che-Jen Huang and Jaw-Yuan Wang},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Both colorectal cancer (CRC) and diabetes mellitus (DM) are important public health problems worldwide. As there are controversies about survival impact on CRC patients with preexisting DM, the purpose of the present study is to evaluate the incidence and the survival impact of preexisting DM on the long-term outcomes of patients with CRC in Taiwan. METHODS From January 2002 to December 2008, 1,197 consecutive patients with histologically proven primary CRC, who received surgical… CONTINUE READING