Establishment of prognostic nomogram for elderly colorectal cancer patients: a SEER database analysis

Chaoran Yu, Yujie Zhang
2020 BMC Gastroenterology  
Background This study aimed to establish nomogram models of overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS) in elderly colorectal cancer (ECRC) patients (Age ≥ 70). Methods The clinical variables of patients confirmed as ECRC between 2004 and 2016 were retrieved from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Univariate and multivariate analysis were performed, followed by the construction of nomograms in OS and CSS. Results A total of 44,761 cases were finally
more » ... ses were finally included in this study. Both C-index and calibration plots indicated noticeable performance of newly established nomograms. Moreover, nomograms also showed higher outcomes of decision curve analysis (DCA) and the area under the curve (AUC) compared to American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage and SEER stage. Conclusions This study established nomograms of elderly colorectal cancer patients with distinct clinical values compared to AJCC TNM and SEER stages regarding both OS and CSS.
doi:10.1186/s12876-020-01464-z pmid:33081695 fatcat:vzevtis4x5gbvjgto4222j4eem