The Impact of Age in the Treatment of Non-comorbid Patients with Rectal Cancer: Survival Outcomes from the National Cancer Database.
Journal Paper/Review - Apr 25, 2023
Erdem Suna, Warschkow Rene, Studer Peter, Tsai Catherine, Nussbaum Daniel P, Schmied Bruno, Blazer Dan G, Worni Mathias
Multimodal therapy has improved survival outcomes for rectal cancer (RC) significantly with an exemption for older patients. We sought to assess whether older non-comorbid patients receive substandard oncological treatment for localized RC referring to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines and whether it affects survival outcomes.