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Adjuvant chemotherapy for resected stage II colon cancer

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Hanna K Sanoff, MD, MPH
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Richard M Goldberg, MD
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Diane MF Savarese, MD

INTRODUCTION

Approximately 95,270 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States [1]. Surgical resection is the only curative treatment for locoregional disease. Outcome is most closely related to the extent of disease at presentation (table 1). Five-year survival rates according to tumor stage at diagnosis (using the older 2002 American Joint Committee on Cancer [AJCC] staging criteria [2]) for 119,363 patients with colon cancer reported to the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) database between 1991 and 2000 were as follows [3]:

Stage I (T1-2 N0) – 93 percent

Stage IIA (T3N0) – 85 percent

Stage IIB (T4N0) – 72 percent

Stage IIIA (T1-2 N1) – 83 percent

                             

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