Surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients: how can we improve outcome?

Surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients: how can we improve outcome? J Cancer Res Clin Oncol (2017) 143:1879–1889 DOI 10.1007/s00432-017-2438-y ORIGINAL ARTICLE – CLINICAL ONCOLOGY Surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients: how can we improve outcome? 1 1 1 2 Henning Mothes · Astrid Bauschke · Silke Schuele · Ekkehard Eigendorff · 1 1 Annelore Altendorf‑Hofmann · Utz Settmacher Received: 29 December 2016 / Accepted: 11 May 2017 / Published online: 22 May 2017 © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Abstract significant differences related to age. Tumour site, UICC- Purpose Patients over 70 years of age are characterised by stage and resection status were independent statistically diminished long-term survival rates following resection of significant predictors of disease-specific survival. colorectal cancer (CRC) compared to younger patients. The Conclusions Similar disease-specific survival rates in all aim of this study was to clarify whether reduced survival age groups speak in favour of tumour resection in cura- is a result of malignancy, comorbidities or the treatment tive intent even in old patients. Better outcome may be received. achieved, if regular screening for colorectal cancer is con- Methods All patients with CRC, who were admitted to our sidered even in the elderly to avoid late presentation requir- institution over a period of 10 years, were Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology Springer Journals

Surgery for colorectal cancer in elderly patients: how can we improve outcome?

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