Colon Cancer Survival

City of Hope brings together the most advanced resources to manage the treatment of patients with either early or advanced colorectal cancers. Our multidisciplinary team includes gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgical oncologists working cooperatively to create the most effective treatment plan.
A national database of cancer outcomes is maintained jointly by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.  Each year, the National Cancer Database (NCDB) provides data to hospitals to allow each institution to compare its results with those obtained nationally.
The chart below compares survivorship over a five year period for City of Hope patients, who have had stage III or IV colon cancer and were treated by surgery, with patients nationally who have had the same treatment for the same stages of their disease.
At City of Hope, our survivorship exceeds the survival rates of patients treated at other cancer programs that report their data to the Commission on Cancer (CoC). For Stages I and II Colon Cancer, there is insufficient data to track survivorship over a five year period.

Data include both patients diagnosed at City of Hope and those who visit post-diagnosis as well as initial treatment elsewhere.   Higher curves for City of Hope indicate better survival results, reflecting excellent care at City of Hope.  Although some variation between the curves may also be due to timing of referral to City of Hope, and other details of the patients’ situations.