Original Publication Date: 1 June, 2014
Publication / Source: Colorectal Cancer
Authors: Ratheesh Raman, Ravikanth Kongara, Viswakalyan Kotapalli et al
Aims: An increase in incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC) in developing countries, including India, is reported recently; however, systematic analyses of clinico-pathological features and disease prognosis has seldom been undertaken. Materials & methods: We studied clinical data pertaining to 1259 colorectal adenocarcinoma patients from two tertiary cancer centers in south India. Results: Approximately 45% of patients were aged below 50 years and poor grade and late-stage tumors were significantly associated with early disease onset.