How aggressive should we be in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer?

  title={How aggressive should we be in patients with stage IV colorectal cancer?},
  author={Li-Jen Kuo and Shuh-Yan Leu and M. Liu and James Jer-Min Jian and Skye Hongiun Cheng and C Chen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  volume={46 12},
PURPOSE The prognosis for metastatic colorectal cancer is grave. Whether to perform surgical resection or palliative treatment remains controversial for this advanced disease. In this retrospective study, we collected data from patients with Stage IV colorectal cancer to identify prognostic factors for predicting selection criteria for surgical treatment in patients with metastatic disease. METHODS A retrospective chart review was performed for patients treated from 1992 to 1999 from the Koo… CONTINUE READING


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