Journal article

The effect of smoking, obesity and diabetes on recurrence-free and overall survival in patients with stage III colon cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy

Alex Croese, Richard Gartrell, Richard Hiscock, Margaret Lee, Peter Gibbs, Ian Faragher, Justin Yeung

Cancer Reports | WILEY | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: The association between smoking, diabetes and obesity and oncological outcomes in patients with stage III colon cancer treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy is unclear. AIM: To evaluate whether smoking, obesity and diabetes are associated with the disease-free survival and overall survival rates of patients with stage III colon cancer who have received adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients were selected from the prospectively maintained Australian Cancer Outcomes and Research Database (ACCORD). All stage III colon cancer patients who received adjuvant chemotherapy between January 2003 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The three primary exposures of inter..

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