Preoperative carcinoembryonic antigen predicts outcomes in node-negative colon cancer patients: A multivariate analysis of 572 patients Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

abstract

  • Routine histologic and demographic factors do not predict outcome in node-negative colon cancer patients. Preoperative CEA and overall stage predict survival by multivariate analysis. Preoperative CEA elevation in node-negative patients identifies a group of patients that has a poor prognosis and defines a subset of patients who may benefit from postoperative chemotherapy.

publication date

  • July 14, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1072-7515(97)00012-4

PubMed ID

  • 9208961

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 55

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 185

number

  • 1