Study: New scoring system better predicts colorectal cancer outcomes

03/2/2007 | Medscape (free registration)

A study of 618 patients shows that a new scoring system for predicting the risks of colon cancer surgery is more accurate than the systems used now. The score accounts for age, cancer resection, American Society of Anesthesiology grade, Duke's stage of colorectal cancer and operative urgency. Researchers believe the findings may help improve the informed-consent system.

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