Colorectal cancer.

  title={Colorectal cancer.},
  author={Rachel S J Midgley and David James Kerr},
  volume={353 9150},
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality with about 300,000 new cases and 200,000 deaths in Europe and the USA each year. Published trials have established a role for chemotherapy in colorectal cancer, in the adjuvant setting for Dukes C colon cancer, with an absolute survival benefit of about 5% and in advanced colorectal cancer, for which it improves quality of life and increases survival by 6-12 months. For rectal cancer, radiotherapy decreases rates of local… CONTINUE READING


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