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Pre-diagnostic concordance with the WCRF/AICR guidelines and survival in European colorectal cancer patients: a cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, May 2015
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Title
Pre-diagnostic concordance with the WCRF/AICR guidelines and survival in European colorectal cancer patients: a cohort study
Published in
BMC Medicine, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0332-5
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Dora Romaguera, Heather Ward, Petra A Wark, Anne-Claire Vergnaud, Petra H Peeters, Carla H van Gils, Pietro Ferrari, Veronika Fedirko, Mazda Jenab, Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, Laure Dossus, Laureen Dartois, Camilla Plambeck Hansen, Christina Catherine Dahm, Genevieve Buckland, María José Sánchez, Miren Dorronsoro, Carmen Navarro, Aurelio Barricarte, Timothy J Key, Antonia Trichopoulou, Christos Tsironis, Pagona Lagiou, Giovanna Masala, Valeria Pala, Rosario Tumino, Paolo Vineis, Salvatore Panico, H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Peter D Siersema, Bodil Ohlsson, Karin Jirström, Maria Wennberg, Lena M Nilsson, Elisabete Weiderpass, Tilman Kühn, Verena Katzke, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nick J Wareham, Anne Tjønneland, Heiner Boeing, José R Quirós, Marc J Gunter, Elio Riboli, Teresa Norat

Abstract

Cancer survivors are advised to follow lifestyle recommendations on diet, physical activity, and body fatness proposed by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute of Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) for cancer prevention. Previous studies have demonstrated that higher concordance with these recommendations measured using an index score (the WCRF/AICR score) was associated with lower cancer incidence and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between pre-diagnostic concordance with WCRF/AICR recommendations and mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. The association between the WCRF/AICR score (score range 0-6 in men and 0-7 in women; higher scores indicate greater concordance) assessed on average 6.4 years before diagnosis and CRC-specific (n = 872) and overall mortality (n = 1,113) was prospectively examined among 3,292 participants diagnosed with CRC in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) cohort (mean follow-up time after diagnosis 4.2 years). Multivariable Cox proportional hazard models were used to estimate hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for mortality. The HRs (95% CIs) for CRC-specific mortality among participants in the second (score range in men/women: 2.25-2.75/3.25-3.75), third (3-3.75/4-4.75), and fourth (4-6/5-7) categories of the score were 0.87 (0.72-1.06), 0.74 (0.61-0.90), and 0.70 (0.56-0.89), respectively (P for trend <0.0001), compared to participants with the lowest concordance with the recommendations (category 1 of the score: 0-2/0-3). Similar HRs for overall mortality were observed (P for trend 0.004). Meeting the recommendations on body fatness and plant food consumption were associated with improved survival among CRC cases in mutually adjusted models. Greater concordance with the WCRF/AICR recommendations on diet, physical activity, and body fatness prior to CRC diagnosis is associated with improved survival among CRC patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 115 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 25 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Student > Master 13 11%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 5%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 22 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 45 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 16%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Psychology 4 3%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 30 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 June 2016.
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