Table 4

Results of randomized trials of follow-up after resection of colorectal cancer.

Study, Year [Reference]

Follow-up Program intensity

Number of Patients Randomized

Median Observation (months)

Overall Recurrence Rate (%)

Number of Second Bowel Cancers

Radical Reoperation Rate (%)

5-year Survival Rate (%)


Makela

1995

[36]

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54

52

>60

39

42

NR

14

23

54

59

Ohlsson

1995

[37]

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54

53

82

33

32

NR

17

29

67

75

Kjeldsen

1997

[38]

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307

290

>60

26

26

3

7

NR

68

70

Schoemaker

1998

[39]

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158

167

>60

NR

5

3

NR

70

76

Pietra

1998

[40]

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103

104

>60

19

25a

1

0

10

65

58

73b

Secco

2002

[41]

Less

More

145

192

>60

53

57

NR

16

31

48

63


Note: NR, not reported. a p < 0.01 b p < 0.05

Figueredo et al. BMC Cancer 2003 3:26   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-3-26

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