Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012 Jul;21(3):407-16, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2012.03.010.

Importance of and adherence to lymph node staging standards in gastrointestinal cancer.

Author information

1
Department of Surgery and Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Abstract

In gastrointestinal oncology, one of the most important factors influencing cancer-specific survival is the presence of positive lymph nodes. Although it remains controversial, adequate lymph node examination is required for accurate staging such that patients can receive appropriate adjuvant treatments and for stratification in clinical trials. Nevertheless, wide variation exists in the quality of lymph node examination in the United States, and many centers are not meeting guideline treatment recommendations.

PMID:
22583990
DOI:
10.1016/j.soc.2012.03.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center