Randomised comparison of combination chemotherapy plus supportive care with supportive care alone in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.

@article{Scheithauer1993RandomisedCO,
  title={Randomised comparison of combination chemotherapy plus supportive care with supportive care alone in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer.},
  author={Werner Scheithauer and Harald Rosen and Gabriela Verena Kornek and Christian Sebesta and Dieter Depisch},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1993},
  volume={306 6880},
  pages={752-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the length of survival and quality of life in patients given combination chemotherapy in addition to supportive care and in patients given only supportive care. DESIGN Randomised study. SETTING Gastrointestinal oncology departments. PATIENTS 40 previously untreated patients with histologically confirmed, measurable colorectal cancer that was locally recurrent or metastatic. INTERVENTIONS Patients were allocated randomly to receive chemotherapy or only supportive… CONTINUE READING

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