Clinicopathologic and epidemiological characteristics of prognostic factors in post-surgical survival of colorectal cancer patients in Jiangsu Province, China

Publication date: October 2019Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 62Author(s): Said Abasse Kassim, Weiyan Tang, Muhammad Abbas, Shenzhen Wu, Qingdao Meng, Chengcheng Zhang, Xiaobo Li, Rui ChenAbstractPoor survival among colorectal cancer (CRC) patients has been widely associated with clinico-epidemiological features and treatment regimen. In Jiangsu (China), however, it is not known which one of the prognostic factors explains the survival disparities among patients with CRC. This prospective study using 1078 patients (stages I-IV) that underwent surgery at Jiangsu Hospital, explored the relevant factors affecting the prognoses of right-side colon cancer (RCC), left-side colon cancer (LCC) and rectal cancer (ReC) patients. Of these cases, 234 (21.7%), 241 (22.4%) and 603 (55.9%) were found to have RCC, LCC and ReC respectively. Compared to LCC, RCC exhibited a greater proportion of older patients, poorly differentiated carcinomas, higher T-stage and higher TNM-stage. The overall survival (OS) for RCC was 60 vs.78 or 77 months for LCC or ReC respectively (P = 0.030). There were no significant differences in OS between LCC and ReC across the subgroups (P = 0.633). In multivariate analysis, RCC patients had age (>60 vs. ≤60 years, HR = 1.529, P = 0.019), N-stage (N1 vs. N0, HR = 4.056, P = 0.012) and M-stage (M1 vs. M0, HR = 3.442, P 60 vs. ≤60 years, HR = 2.199, P 
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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