Personalizing prognosis in colorectal cancer: A systematic review of the quality and nature of clinical prognostic tools for survival outcomes

Alyson L. Mahar, Carolyn Compton, Susan Halabi, Kenneth R. Hess, Martin R. Weiser, Patti A. Groome

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Integrating diverse types of prognostic information into accurate, individualized estimates of outcome in colorectal cancer is challenging. Significant heterogeneity in colorectal cancer prognostication tool quality exists. Methodology is incompletely or inadequately reported. Evaluations of the internal or external validity of the prognostic model are rarely performed. Prognostication tools are important devices for patient management, but tool reliability is compromised by poor quality. Guidance for future development of prognostication tools in colorectal cancer is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
StateAccepted/In press - 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • Clinical prediction tool
  • Colorectal neoplasms
  • Nomogram
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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