Disease presentation, treatment and survival for Italian colorectal cancer patients: a EUROCARE high resolution study


Minicozzi, P; Kaleci, S; Maffei, S; Allemani, C; Giacomin, A; Caldarella, A; Iachetta, F; Fusco, M; Tumino, R; Vicentini, M; Falcini, F; Cesaraccio, R; de Leon, MP; Sant, M; (2014) Disease presentation, treatment and survival for Italian colorectal cancer patients: a EUROCARE high resolution study. European journal of public health, 24 (1). pp. 98-100. ISSN 1101-1262 DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt056

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Abstract

We analysed presentation, treatment and survival in a representative population-based sample of 3753 Italian colorectal cancer cases, diagnosed 2003-05: 70% were > 65 years, 44% stage I-II, 27% stage IV and 92% received surgery. Chemotherapy was given to 58% of stage III colon cases, radiotherapy to 25% of rectal cases. Four percent of surgical cases underwent endoscopic polypectomy, and in 57% epsilon 11 lymph nodes were examined. Five-year relative survival was good (60%), independent of sex and site. Adherence to treatment guidelines was satisfactory, but wider use of faecal blood testing and colonoscopy will anticipate stage at diagnosis and likely improve survival.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Cancer Survival Group
PubMed ID: 23729484
Web of Science ID: 330838200021
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1620512

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