In the immediate future, the number of geriatric patients will continue to rise; consequently we should expect an increase of colorectal cancer, a disease of the elderly population. Through the data of a Cancer Registry, we examined (a) the effect of ageing on the main features of colorectal cancer; (b) changes in management, especially for individuals older than 80 years; and (c) changes in prognosis and survival in subgroups of patients with different age. The Registry provided information on colorectal cancer up to 2010 (27 years). A total of 5293 patients were registered; these were divided into three groups: A (0–64 years), B (65–79) and C (80 or more). Three periods of observation were chosen: 1 (1984–1992), 2 (1993–2001) and 3 (2001–2010). Group A included 1571 patients (29 %), Group B 2539 (48 %) and Group C 1183 (22.3 %). The fraction of old individuals increased during the 27 years of the investigation. In these patients, tumours were predominantly localized to the right colon (42.6 %). The rate of surgery and ratio between curative and palliative approaches were similar among the three groups (p 

Clinical features of colorectal cancer patients in advanced age: a population-based approach / Maffei, Stefania; Colantoni, Alessandra; Kaleci, Shaniko; Benatti, Piero; Tesini, Ester; de Leon, Maurizio Ponz. - In: INTERNAL AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE. - ISSN 1828-0447. - 11:2(2016), pp. 191-197. [10.1007/s11739-015-1286-5]

Clinical features of colorectal cancer patients in advanced age: a population-based approach

Maffei, Stefania;Colantoni, Alessandra;Kaleci, Shaniko;Benatti, Piero;Tesini, Ester;de Leon, Maurizio Ponz
2016

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In the immediate future, the number of geriatric patients will continue to rise; consequently we should expect an increase of colorectal cancer, a disease of the elderly population. Through the data of a Cancer Registry, we examined (a) the effect of ageing on the main features of colorectal cancer; (b) changes in management, especially for individuals older than 80 years; and (c) changes in prognosis and survival in subgroups of patients with different age. The Registry provided information on colorectal cancer up to 2010 (27 years). A total of 5293 patients were registered; these were divided into three groups: A (0–64 years), B (65–79) and C (80 or more). Three periods of observation were chosen: 1 (1984–1992), 2 (1993–2001) and 3 (2001–2010). Group A included 1571 patients (29 %), Group B 2539 (48 %) and Group C 1183 (22.3 %). The fraction of old individuals increased during the 27 years of the investigation. In these patients, tumours were predominantly localized to the right colon (42.6 %). The rate of surgery and ratio between curative and palliative approaches were similar among the three groups (p 
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Clinical features of colorectal cancer patients in advanced age: a population-based approach / Maffei, Stefania; Colantoni, Alessandra; Kaleci, Shaniko; Benatti, Piero; Tesini, Ester; de Leon, Maurizio Ponz. - In: INTERNAL AND EMERGENCY MEDICINE. - ISSN 1828-0447. - 11:2(2016), pp. 191-197. [10.1007/s11739-015-1286-5]
Maffei, Stefania; Colantoni, Alessandra; Kaleci, Shaniko; Benatti, Piero; Tesini, Ester; de Leon, Maurizio Ponz
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