Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer

  • Judith L. Trudel
  • Lars A. Påhlman
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The stage of disease at presentation remains the most important prognostic factor for colon cancer patients. Stage I disease carries an excellent prognosis of more than 95% 5-year survival rate, and surgical treatment alone is considered sufficient; adjuvant treatment is not indicated. In contrast, adjuvant treatment has repeatedly been shown to improve survival for Stage III disease. The role of adjuvant treatment for Stage II (node-negative) disease remains controversial.


Rectal Cancer Total Mesorectal Excision Local Recurrence Rate Preoperative Radiotherapy Colon Cancer Patient 
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  • Judith L. Trudel
  • Lars A. Påhlman

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