Managing potentially resectable metastatic colon cancer.

  title={Managing potentially resectable metastatic colon cancer.},
  author={John Marshall},
  journal={Gastrointestinal cancer research : GCR},
  volume={2 4 Suppl},
  • John Marshall
  • Published in Gastrointestinal cancer research : GCR 2008
For patients with metastatic colon cancer, management has evolved from resecting a single liver metastasis and having only one chemotherapy medicine, to resecting multiple metastases including those outside the liver as well as using combination chemotherapy (based on recent supportive trials) to improve outcomes. This success has also raised many questions, including the role of adjuvant chemotherapy to downstage borderline resectable tumors, whether patients who receive preoperative… CONTINUE READING