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Outcomes

Yale Cancer Center and our partner, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, acknowledge the seven American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) evidence-based quality guidelines for breast and colorectal cancers.  The latest performance data for colorectal cancer is listed below.

Patient Outcomes
  1. Adjuvant chemotherapy is considered or administered within 4 months of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with stage III (lymph node positive) colon cancer.
  2. At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer.
  3. Radiation therapy is considered or administered within 6 months of diagnosis for patients under the age of 80 with clinical or pathologic T4N1M0 or stage III colorectal cancer after receiving surgical resection for rectal cancer.
  4. Postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy is administered within 9 months (270 days) of diagnosis to patients under the age of 80 with clinical or pathologic AJCC Stage II or Stage III receiving surgical resection for rectal cancer.