22.06.2021 | Research Communication
Construction of a Prognostic Nomogram for Colorectal Cancer Patients with Fewer than Twelve Lymph Nodes Examined: a Population-Based Study in the SEER Database and China
Hao Zhang, Hanqing Hu, Zilong Guan, Rui Chen, Chao Xu, Rui Huang, Guiyu Wang
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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The current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) system struggles to categorize colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with lymph node examined (LNE) < 12 ascribed to the inaccuracy of N stage.
Recently, lymph node ratio (LNR) was found to overcome the dependence of nodal stage on the number of LNE and identified as a more robust indicator compared with traditional N stage.
The goal of this paper was to develop and validate a survival nomogram for stage I–III CRC patients with LNE < 12 by incorporating LNR and other clinicopathologic datums. …