Development in the treatment of non-operable, metastatic colorectal cancer

Aimery de Gramont
Institut hospitalier Franco-Britannique/Franco-British Institute, Paris, France

Today, due to the steady improvement, the survival of patients with non-operable, metastasic colorectal cancer is about 30 months. This review discusses the results of recent clinical trials, the new drugs, the treatment protocols as well as the tumor response after surgery. A suggestion will be made not only on an optimal treament strategy, but also how to increase the survival, and the feasibility of a secunder resection.

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