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Comment & Response
May 28, 2014

Surveillance for Recurrence of Colorectal Cancer

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
JAMA. 2014;311(20):2127. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.3404

To the Editor In interpreting the results of a randomized clinical trial comparing different surveillance strategies after curative resection of colorectal cancer, Dr Primrose and colleagues1 suggested that “stage-specific follow-up strategies may not be necessary” because “although there are fewer recurrences with better-stage tumors, they are more likely to be curable.”

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