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In a retrospective review, delay beyond 60 days in initiating adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery for colorectal cancer was associated with poorer overall survival. Although factors such as surgical complications or the existence of comorbidities may explain the delays for some of the cases, other "administrative" factors, such as delays resulting from insurance authorizations or referral setbacks, are to be avoided, if at all possible.

Colorectal Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Timing Is Something