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Wancata LM, Banerjee M, Muenz DG
Conditional survival in advanced colorectal cancer and surgery.
The authors evaluated the impact of cancer-directed surgery on long-term survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). They found that five-year disease-specific conditional survival improves dramatically over time for selected patients with advanced CRC who undergo cancer-directed surgery.
Citation: Wancata LM, Banerjee M, Muenz DG . Conditional survival in advanced colorectal cancer and surgery. J Surg Res 2016 Mar;201(1):196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.10.021.
Keywords: Cancer: Colorectal Cancer, Mortality, Outcomes, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Surgery