TITLE

CHEMORADIOTHERAPY FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

AUTHOR(S)
Andre, N.; Schmiegel, W.
PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Gut;Aug2005, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p1194
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on chemoradiotherapy for colorectal cancer. Recent estimates for cancer incidence and mortality in Europe continue to rank colorectal cancer as the second most common cause for cancer related death. The introduction of new chemotherapeutic agents such as irinotecan and oxaliplatin has led to a significant increase in tumour response and median survival. The only curative strategy in the treatment of colorectal cancer is, and so far remains, complete surgical resection. Fluorouracil based therapies are well established for patients with stage III disease.
ACCESSION #
17814021

 

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