Comparable survival for young rectal cancer patients, despite unfavourable morphology and more advanced-stage disease

Ricardo G. Orsini, Rob H. A. Verhoeven, Valery E. P. P. Lemmens, Liza N. van Steenbergen, Ignace H. J. T. de Hingh, Grard A. P. Nieuwenhuijzen, Harm J. T. Rutten*

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Background: Young patients with rectal cancer tend to present with more advanced-stage disease and unfavourable tumour morphology. The effects of these tumour characteristics on survival in this particular patient group are unclear. Methods: Population-based data from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR) were used. Data from patients diagnosed with rectal cancer between 1989 and 2010 were selected. Younger patients (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1675-1682
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015


  • Rectal cancer
  • Young patients
  • Morphology
  • Survival
  • Stage
  • Treatment
  • Adjuvant chemotherapy

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