Metastatic colorectal cancer: current treatment and future options for improved survival. Medical approach--present status.

@article{Glimelius2012MetastaticCC,
  title={Metastatic colorectal cancer: current treatment and future options for improved survival. Medical approach--present status.},
  author={Bengt Glimelius and Nina Cavalli-Bj{\"o}rkman},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={296-314}
}
BACKGROUND Metastatic colorectal cancer has a poor prognosis, and the majority of patients are left with palliative measures. The development seen using medical treatments are reviewed. MATERIAL AND METHODS A systematic approach to the literature-based evidence of effects from palliative chemotherapy and targeted drugs was aimed at. RESULTS The continuous improvements during the past 20-25 years have been documented in several large conclusive trials. At the end of the 1980s, the evidence… CONTINUE READING

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