Journal article

Patterns of surveillance for colorectal cancer: Experience from a single large tertiary institution

Samantha A Pellegrino, Steven Chan, Koen Simons, Rita Kinsella, Peter Gibbs, Ian G Faragher, Irene Deftereos, Justin Mc Yeung

Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: Colorectal cancer surveillance is an essential part of care and should include clinical review and follow-up investigations. There is limited information regarding postoperative surveillance and survivorship care in the Australian context. This study investigated patterns of colorectal cancer surveillance at a large tertiary institution. METHODS: A retrospective review of hospital records was conducted for all patients treated with curative surgery between January 2012 and June 2017. Provision of clinical surveillance, colonoscopy, computed tomography (CT), and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) within 24 months postoperatively were recorded. Kaplan-Meier estimates were used to evaluate tim..

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