Long-term survivors of metastatic colorectal cancer treated with systemic chemotherapy alone: a north central cancer treatment group review of 3811 patients, n0144.

@article{Dy2009LongtermSO,
  title={Long-term survivors of metastatic colorectal cancer treated with systemic chemotherapy alone: a north central cancer treatment group review of 3811 patients, n0144.},
  author={Grace Kho Dy and Timothy J. Hobday and Garth D. Nelson and Harold E. Windschitl and Michael J. O'Connell and Steven Robert Alberts and Richard M. Goldberg and Daniel A. Nikcevich and Daniel J. Sargent},
  journal={Clinical colorectal cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={88-93}
}
Background: Although systemic chemotherapy in patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is palliative in nature, some patients experience long-term remission beyond 5 years consequent to treatment with chemotherapy alone. Patients and Methods: We reviewed clinical data from 32 prospective North Central Cancer Treatment Group chemotherapy trials in mCRC that enrolled patients from 1972 to 1995. Metastatic CRC was verified histologically. Excluded from analyses were patients… CONTINUE READING

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