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Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis
Date:3/9/2010

n type of tumor had lower five-year survival rates than obese patients with "microsatellite-high" tumors, suggesting that obesity has a varying impact on prognosis, depending on the kind of colon cancer at hand.

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SOURCES: Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., professor, medicine and oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Joseph Martz, M.D., chief, division of colorectal surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City; March 15, 2010, Clinical Cancer Research


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