Population-based survival of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal origin in the era of increasing use of palliative chemotherapy.

@article{Klaver2011PopulationbasedSO,
  title={Population-based survival of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal origin in the era of increasing use of palliative chemotherapy.},
  author={Yvonne L. B. Klaver and Valery E. P. P. Lemmens and G. J. M. Creemers and Harm J T Rutten and S. W. Nienhuijs and Ignace H. J. T. de Hingh},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={2250-6}
}
BACKGROUND Palliative chemotherapy improves survival in patients with metastasised colorectal cancer. However, there is a lack of data regarding the effectiveness of modern chemotherapy in patients with isolated peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with synchronous PC of colorectal origin diagnosed in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry registration area between 1995 and 2008 were included (N = 904). We assessed the use of chemotherapy and overall survival in three time… CONTINUE READING

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