Surgery Today

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 385–387

The evidence for adjuvant treatment of elderly patients (age ≥ 70) with stage III colon cancer is inconclusive

  • Kok-Yang Tan
  • Fumio Konishi
  • Koichi Suzuki
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00595-009-4047-0

Cite this article as:
Tan, KY., Konishi, F. & Suzuki, K. Surg Today (2010) 40: 385. doi:10.1007/s00595-009-4047-0

Abstract

This article critically discusses the current evidence for adjuvant chemotherapy in elderly patients (≥70 years of age) with stage III colon cancer. The authors emphasize that current evidence is inconclusive, and surgeons should be aware of this fact when making informed decisions and recommendations.

Key words

Stage III colon cancer Elderly Adjuvant treatment 

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© Springer 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kok-Yang Tan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fumio Konishi
    • 2
  • Koichi Suzuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAlexandra HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Saitama Medical CenterJichi Medical UniversitySaitamaJapan