Advances in chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.

  title={Advances in chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.},
  author={Dirk M. Bernold and Frank A. Sinicrope},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  volume={4 7},
Gastroenterologists have a primary role in the management of colorectal cancer patients in that they frequently establish the diagnosis, direct or perform tumor staging evaluations, and initiate referrals for oncologic treatment. Several important advances have been made in the adjuvant treatment of colon and rectal cancers and in therapy of metastatic disease. These advances include the development of more effective combination chemotherapy regimens and molecularly targeted antibodies. These… CONTINUE READING