Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.

  title={Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Zen Rayter and Roger J Leicester and Janine L. Mansi},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={77 2},
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the Western world, and yet the survival after potentially curative excisional surgery has improved little over the last half century. Newer tumour prognostic markers are not superior to conventional Dukes' staging and there are currently no markers which predict response to chemotherapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy has had a chequered past, but recently a number of important prospective studies have demonstrated its proven benefit in patients with… CONTINUE READING