Resection rate and effect of postoperative chemotherapy on survival after surgery for colorectal liver metastases.

@article{Figueras2001ResectionRA,
  title={Resection rate and effect of postoperative chemotherapy on survival after surgery for colorectal liver metastases.},
  author={Joan Figueras and Carles Valls and Antonio Rafecas and Joan Pere Fabregat and Emilio Ramos and Eduardo J Jaurrieta},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 7},
  pages={980-5}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate whether adjuvant therapy can improve survival after curative resection of colorectal liver metastases. METHODS Some 235 patients had 256 liver resections for metastatic colorectal cancer. There were no predefined criteria for resectability with regard either to the number or size of the tumours or to locoregional invasion, except that resection had potentially to be complete and macroscopically curative. All patients who had curative… CONTINUE READING