Colorectal cancer.

  title={Colorectal cancer.},
  author={Sharlene Gill and Arthur William Blackstock and Richard M. Goldberg},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={82 1},
Cancers of the colon and rectum will affect 1 in 17 North Americans during their lifetime. The progress witnessed in the treatment of these cancers in recent years has been remarkable. Improvements have been realized in surgical technique, radiation therapy, and systemic therapies, particularly with the addition of oxaliplatin and irinotecan to the previously limited armamentarium of fluorouracil alone. Targeted therapies directed at the vascular endothelial growth factor pathway and the… CONTINUE READING


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