Background: The incidence of gastric cancer (GC) among the older adults is increasing. Therefore, determining postoperative age-associated prognostic factors is clinically important. This present study retrospectively investigated the prognostic significance of the estimation of physiologic ability and surgical stress (E-PASS) of such patients with GC. Methods: We enrolled 136 patients aged ≥75 years with a histopathological diagnosis of gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent gastrectomy. Results: Receiver operating characteristic curves were generated to evaluate survival, and AUC values were compared to assess the discriminatory ability of carcinoembryonic antigen, the perioperative risk score, the surgical stress score, and the comprehensive risk score (CRS) of E-PASS. The AUC value of CRS was of the highest AUC value as a function of overall survival (OS) and disease-specific survival. The 5-year OS rates of CRSHigh and CRSLow groups were 50.6 and 76.9% (p = 0.0007) respectively. The 5-year DSS rates of the CRSHigh and CRSLow groups were 78.8 and 95.2% (p = 0.028) respectively. Further, the 5-year survival rates unrelated to cancer of the CRSHigh and CRSLow groups were 64.2 and 80.9% (p = 0.0096) respectively. Multivariate analysis identified that CRS was an independent prognostic indicator. Conclusions: E-PASS was a useful prognostic indicator for older GC patients.
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