Surgical Resection and Perioperative Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

Published in Oncology

Journal Scan / Research · November 17, 2015

Surgical Resection and Perioperative Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases

European Journal of Surgical Oncology

THE KEY IS THAT THIS DATA IS FROM ROUTINE CLINICAL PRACTICES NOT UNIVERSITIES THUS THE REAL WORLD IS CATCHING UP WITH THE UNIVERSITIES

  The authors of this study describe surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases in routine clinical practice between 1994 and 2009. During the study period, the case volume increased from 1 resection per 48 cases to 1 resection for every 27 cases, and the use of perioperative chemotherapy similarly increased from 44% to 65%. The 5-year overall survival increased from 36% to 46%, while cancer-specific survival improved from 38% to 49%.

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