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Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 259–266

First Online: 28 April 2015DOI: 10.1007-s12029-015-9723-2

Cite this article as: Veen, T., Stormark, K., Nedrebø, B.S. et al. J Gastrointest Canc 2015 46: 259. doi:10.1007-s12029-015-9723-2


PurposeIn patients with a high life expectancy at the time of surgery for colorectal cancer CRC, the long-term outcome may be influenced by factors other than their cancer. We aimed to investigate the long-term outcome and cause of death beyond a 5-year surveillance programme.

MethodsWe evaluated the overall survival OS and cancer-specific survival CSS of a population-based cohort of stage I–III CRC patients <75 years old who completed a systematic surveillance programme.

ResultsIn total, 161 patients <75 years old, 111 69 % of whom were node negative pN0, were included. The median follow-up time was 12.1 years. The OS was 54 % at 15 years and differed significantly between the pN0 and pN+ patients 65 vs. 30 %; P < 0.001; CSS 72 % also differed between the pN0 and pN+ patients 85 vs. 44 %; P < 0.001. For the 5-year survivors n = 119, 14 12 % died of CRC during additional long-term follow-up 7 each for pN0 and pN+, and 6 patients 5 %; all pN0 died of other cancers. Patients aged <65 years exhibited better long-term survival 81 %, but most of the deaths were due to CRC 10-12 deaths. Only two of the 14 cancer-related deaths involved microsatellite instable MSI CRC. Females exhibited better OS and CSS beyond 5 years of surveillance.

ConclusionsThe long-term survival beyond 5-year survivorship for stage I–III CRC is very good. Nonetheless, cancer-related deaths are encountered in one-third of patients and occur most frequently in patients who are <65 years old at disease onset—pointing to a still persistent risk several years after surgery.

KeywordsColorectal cancer Survival Long-term follow-up Surveillance Recurrence Microsatellite instability AbbreviationsOSOverall survival

CSSCancer-specific survival

CRCColorectal cancer

ASAAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists score

MSIMicrosatellite instability

CEACarcinoembryonic antigen

TNMTumour-node-metastasis stage

NGICGNorwegian Gastrointestinal Cancer Group

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Abstract form at the International Surgical Week 25–29 August 2013 in Helsinki, Finland, and the Surgical Week of the Norwegian Surgical Association, October 2014 in Oslo, Norway.

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Autor: T. Veen - K. Stormark - B. S. Nedrebø - M. Berg - J. A. Søreide - H. Kørner - Kjetil Søreide

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