Surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastases is safe and feasible in elderly patients.

@article{Tamandl2009SurgeryAN,
  title={Surgery after neoadjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal liver metastases is safe and feasible in elderly patients.},
  author={Dietmar Tamandl and Birgit Gruenberger and Beata Herberger and Klaus Kaczirek and Thomas Gruenberger},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={
          364-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgery for colorectal liver metastases is part of the endeavor to cure metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy increases progression free survival in resectable patients. The safety and feasibility of this concept has not been investigated in elderly patients. METHODS We performed a comparative analysis of data from 244 patients who were resected for colorectal liver metastases between 1999 and 2004 at our institution. Seventy patients were aged 70 or older… CONTINUE READING
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