Journal article

Computed Tomography-Based Body Composition Is Not Consistently Associated with Outcome in Older Patients with Colorectal Cancer.

Stéphanie MLM Looijaard, Carel GM Meskers, Monique S Slee-Valentijn, Donald E Bouman, AN Machteld Wymenga, Joost M Klaase, Andrea B Maier

Oncologist | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Current literature is inconsistent in the associations between computed tomography (CT)-based body composition measures and adverse outcomes in older patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). Moreover, the associations with consecutive treatment modalities have not been studied. This study compared the associations of CT-based body composition measures with surgery- and chemotherapy-related complications and survival in older patients with CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-center cohort study was conducted in patients with CRC aged ≥65 years who underwent elective surgery between 2010 and 2014. Gender-specific standardized scores of preoperative CT-based skeletal mu..

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