Does chemotherapy prior to liver resection increase the potential for cure in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer? A report from the European Colorectal Metastases Treatment Group

Felice Giuliante, Bernard Nordlinger, Eric Van Cutsem, Philippe Rougier, Claus-Henning Köhne, Marc Ychou, Alberto Sobrero, Rene Adam, Dag Arvidsson, Alfredo Carrato, Vassilis Georgoulias, Bengt Glimelius, Markus Golling, Thomas Gruenberger, Josep Tabernero, Harpreet Wasan, Graeme Poston

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Abstract

Liver resection offers the only chance of cure for patients with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Typically, the 5-year survival rates following liver resection range from 25% to 40%. Unfortunately, approximately 85% of patients with stage IV CRC have liver disease which is considered unresectable at presentation. However, the rapid expansion in the use of improved combination therapy regimens has increased the percentage of patients eligible for potentially curative surgery. Despite this, the selection criteria for patients potentially suitable for resection are not well documented and patient management by multidisciplinary teams, although essential, is still evolving. The goal of the European Colorectal Metastases Treatment Group is to establish pan-European guidelines for the treatment of patients with CRC liver metastases that can be adopted more widely by established treatment centres and to develop more accurate staging systems and evaluation criteria.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2037-2045
Numero di pagine9
RivistaEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume43
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2007

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Colorectal liver metastases
  • Combined therapies
  • Surgery

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