Sopravvivenza per tumori del colon e del retto in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: Survival for colorectal cancer patients in Italy

Maurizio Ponz De Leon, Andrea Micheli, Gemma Gatta, Riccardo Capocaccia, Milena Sant, Lorenzo Gafà, Ettore M S Conti, Luca Roncucci, Franco Berrino

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In population based from four Italian cancer registries (Varese, Modena, Latina, Ragusa), five-years relative survival was 34% for colon cancer patients (no. = 1864) and 28% from rectum cancer patients (no. = 1117). However, rectum cancer patients showed higher survival rates in the first year of follow-up, which is possibly due to earlier diagnosis for sites more accessible to clinical examination. For colorectal cancer, age was an important prognostic factor, both in univariate and in multivariate analysis, adjusting for competitive mortality, sex, geographical area and year of diagnosis. In the same multivariate analysis, the prognosis was better for women, significantly for colon cancer and the excess death risk was reduced by 25-30% from 1978-79 to 1984-85. No significant differences were found among different geographical areas, possibly because of the low number of patients from some of the participating cancer registries.

Translated title of the contributionSurvival for colorectal cancer patients in Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)527-536
Number of pages10
JournalAnnali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanita
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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