Primary tumour resection and survival in the palliative management of metastatic colorectal cancer.

@article{Bajwa2009PrimaryTR,
  title={Primary tumour resection and survival in the palliative management of metastatic colorectal cancer.},
  author={Adeel A. Bajwa and Nadia Blunt and Shilpa Vyas and Ibnauf Suliman and John A Bridgewater and Daniel Hochhauser and Jonathan A Ledermann and Austin O'bichere},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={164-7}
}
AIM To examine whether surgical resection of the primary tumour confers a survival benefit and to identify the predictive factors of outcome in patients presenting with asymptomatic metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIALS AND METHODS A review of a hospital database in a tertiary institution over a 6-year period (1999-2005) revealed 70 patients with asymptomatic primary CRC and unresectable liver metastases treated initially by systemic chemotherapy. A multivariate regression analysis… CONTINUE READING

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