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Pathological stage significantly predicts survival in colorectal cancer patients: a study from two tertiary care centers in India

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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.

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