The relationship of survival to staging and grading of colorectal carcinoma: a prospective study of 503 cases.

@article{Newland1981TheRO,
  title={The relationship of survival to staging and grading of colorectal carcinoma: a prospective study of 503 cases.},
  author={Ronald C. Newland and Pierre H. Chapuis and Murray T Pheils and J G Macpherson},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1981},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={1424-9}
}
A clinicopathologic staging method for colorectal carcinoma was applied prospectively to 503 patients treated by surgical resection over a period of 7 1/2 years. The method grouped separately those patients known to be incurable at the time of resection and allowed for an anatomically precise definition of the extent of tumor spread. Survival studies showed that prognosis did not significantly deteriorate with spread of tumor beyond the bowel wall unless there were demonstrable metastases… CONTINUE READING

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