Successful management of microscopic residual disease in large bowel cancer

@article{Sugarbaker1999SuccessfulMO,
  title={Successful management of microscopic residual disease in large bowel cancer},
  author={Paul H Sugarbaker},
  journal={Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology},
  year={1999},
  volume={43},
  pages={S15-S25}
}
Although cancer surgery has been of great benefit to patients with large bowel cancer, a flaw that has caused the death of countless patients has gone unrecognized. Although surgeons have dealt successfully with the primary tumor, they have neglected to treat microscopic residual disease. Persistent cancer cells within the abdomen and pelvis are responsible for the death of 30–50% of the patients who die with this disease and for quality of life consequences that result from intestinal… CONTINUE READING

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