Frank A. Sinicrope, Nathan R. Foster, Greg Yothers, Al Benson, Jean Francois Seitz, Roberto Labianca, Richard M. Goldberg, Aimery DeGramont, Michael J. O'Connell, Daniel J. Sargent and for the Adjuvant Colon Cancer Endpoints (ACCENT) Group Body mass index at diagnosis and survival among colon cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials of adjuvant chemotherapy Cancer 119
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27938
Patients with colon cancer who are obese or underweight at enrollment into postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy studies have inferior survival rates compared with normal-weight patients. In addition, the risk of mortality for patients in these body mass index subgroups is greater in men than in women.
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