Palliative care and end-stage colorectal cancer management: the surgeon meets the oncologist.

@article{Costi2014PalliativeCA,
  title={Palliative care and end-stage colorectal cancer management: the surgeon meets the oncologist.},
  author={Renato Costi and Francesco Leonardi and Daniele Zanoni and Vincenzo Violi and Luigi Roncoroni},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 24},
  pages={7602-21}
}
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common neoplasia in the Western countries, with considerable morbidity and mortality. Every fifth patient with CRC presents with metastatic disease, which is not curable with radical intent in roughly 80% of cases. Traditionally approached surgically, by resection of the primitive tumor or stoma, the management to incurable stage IV CRC patients has significantly changed over the last three decades and is nowadays multidisciplinary, with a pivotal role played by… CONTINUE READING
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