Radioimmunoguided surgery for colorectal cancer

  title={Radioimmunoguided surgery for colorectal cancer},
  author={Dr. David J. Bertsch and William E. Burak and Donn C. Young and Mark W. Arnold and Edward W. Martin},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
Background: Operations for patients with colorectal cancer are based on traditions established by historical experience. Radioimmunoguided surgery (RIGS) provides new information that challenges these traditions. Methods: Thirty-two patients with primary colorectal cancer underwent RIGS after being injected with anti-TAG-72 murine monoclonal antibody CC49 labeled with iodine-125. Sixteen of the patients had all gross tumor and RIGS-positive tissue removed (RIGS-negative group), and 16 had only… CONTINUE READING