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Adequate Lymph Node Recovery Improves Survival in Colorectal Cancer Patients

Onitilo, Adedayo A.; Stankowski, Rachel V.; Engel, Jessica M.; Doi, Suhail


Introduction Current recommendations suggest recovery of 12 lymph nodes during surgical resection for colorectal cancer (CRC) for proper staging and prognostication. Adequate lymph node recovery has been associated with improved patient survival, with results inconsistent. Methods We examined factors for association with adequate lymph node recovery and used findings to adjust survival analyses to clarify whether adequate lymph node examination is associated with CRC survival or associated with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Surgical Oncology
DOI: 10.1002/jso.23332


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