Mucinous adenocarcinomas: poor prognosis in metastatic colorectal cancer.

  title={Mucinous adenocarcinomas: poor prognosis in metastatic colorectal cancer.},
  author={Leonie J. M. Mekenkamp and Karin J Heesterbeek and Miriam Koopman and Jolien Tol and Steven Teerenstra and Sabine Venderbosch and Cornelis J A Punt and Iris Nagtegaal},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  volume={48 4},
PURPOSE Mucinous histology of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) has been associated with poor prognosis, however this has never been assessed in large well-defined study populations treated with the current used systemic agents. We investigated the prognostic value of mucinous histology in two large phase III studies in metastatic CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study population included 1010 metastatic CRC patients who were treated with chemotherapy and targeted therapies in two phase III… CONTINUE READING
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