Eur J Surg Oncol 2021 Sep 9. Epub 2021 Sep 9.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Fourth Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110032, China; Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan. Electronic address:
Aim: Log Odds of Positive Lymph Nodes (LODDS) have a better predictive ability than N stage for colon cancer. However, the prognostic value of developing a novel prognostic classification by combining T stage and LODDS (TLODDS) for colon cancer remains unknown. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to develop a TLODDS classification for colon cancer, and assess whether or not the novel TLODDS classification could improve survival stratification by comparing its discrimination, model-fitting, and net benefits, with the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Tumor/Node/Metastasis (TNM) classification. Read More