Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, July 15th, 2005
"Surgery is considered curative in Dukes' B rectal cancer; however, many patients present with early relapse. To identify additional staging information, venous and lymphatic invasion were evaluated as potential prognostic factors," scientists in Canada reported.
"Patients with Dukes' B or C rectal disease treated between 1976 and 2001 at a single institution were compared. Patient and treatment characteristics and vascular invasion were documented. The impact of vessel invasion was determined using Cox proportional hazards model,"...
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