Vijaya Sundararajan, MD, MPH; Nandita Mitra, PhD; Judith S. Jacobson, DrPH; Victor R. Grann, MD, MPH; Daniel F. Heitjan, PhD; Alfred I. Neugut, MD, PhD
Disclaimer: Although this study used the linked seer–medicare database, the interpretation and reporting of these data are solely the authors' responsibility.
Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge the efforts of the Applied Research Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science, National Cancer Institute; the Office of Information Services and the Office of Strategic Planning, Health Care Financing Administration; Information Management Services, Inc; and the SEER Program tumor registries in the creation of the seer–medicare database.
Grant Support: By a grant from the American Cancer Society (RSGHP-01-024-01-CCE). Dr. Grann is the recipient of an American Cancer Society Award (CRTG-98-260-01). Dr. Mitra was supported by a predoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (T32 CA09529). Dr. Neugut is the recipient of a K05 award from the National Cancer Institute (CA89155). Drs. Heitjan and Neugut were supported in part by NCI P30 CA13696.
Requests for Single Reprints: Alfred I. Neugut, MD, PhD, Division of Medical Oncology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, PH 18-127, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Sundararajan: Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, 553 Kilda Street, Alfred Hospital, Monash Medical School, Melbourne, Victoria 3181, Australia.
Drs. Mitra and Heitjan: Department of Biostatistics, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.
Dr. Jacobson: Department of Epidemiology, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 600 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.
Drs. Grann and Neugut: Division of Medical Oncology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: V. Sundararajan, J.S. Jacobson, V.R. Grann, A.I. Neugut.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: V. Sundararajan, N. Mitra, V.R. Grann, D.F. Heitjan, A.I. Neugut.
Drafting of the article: V. Sundararajan, N. Mitra, V.R. Grann, A.I. Neugut.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: V. Sundararajan, N. Mitra, J.S. Jacobson, V.R. Grann, D.F. Heitjan, A.I. Neugut.
Final approval of the article: V. Sundararajan, N. Mitra, J.S. Jacobson, V.R. Grann, D.F. Heitjan, A.I. Neugut.
Provision of study materials or patients: A.I. Neugut.
Statistical expertise: N. Mitra, D.F. Heitjan.
Obtaining of funding: V. Sundararajan, A.I. Neugut.
Collection and assembly of data: V. Sundararajan.
Sundararajan V, Mitra N, Jacobson JS, Grann VR, Heitjan DF, Neugut AI. Survival Associated with 5-Fluorouracil–Based Adjuvant Chemotherapy among Elderly Patients with Node-Positive Colon Cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136:349-357. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-136-5-200203050-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(5):349-357.
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