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Preoperative chemotherapy in the colorectal cancer patients with synchronous metastases to the liver. A vote for YES

Marzena Wełnicka-Jaśkiewicz
DOI: 10.5603/2018.0045
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2018;68(5-6):282-285.

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Vol 68, No 5-6 (2018)
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Abstract

The increasing effectiveness of chemotherapy (cht) has led to a rise in interest in preoperative neoadjuvant treatment preceding resection of colorectal metastases. Preoperative chemotherapy is often undertaken as a method of natural evaluation of the progress of metastases before starting metastasectomy, in particular in patients with synchronous liver metastases. This method also has the potential of reducing potentially unresectable metastases and allowing for their safe resection. Optimal selection of patients, the choice of treatment regimen, and timing as well as the most beneficial method of integrating chemotherapy with the surgery has not been defined.

Abstract

The increasing effectiveness of chemotherapy (cht) has led to a rise in interest in preoperative neoadjuvant treatment preceding resection of colorectal metastases. Preoperative chemotherapy is often undertaken as a method of natural evaluation of the progress of metastases before starting metastasectomy, in particular in patients with synchronous liver metastases. This method also has the potential of reducing potentially unresectable metastases and allowing for their safe resection. Optimal selection of patients, the choice of treatment regimen, and timing as well as the most beneficial method of integrating chemotherapy with the surgery has not been defined.

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Keywords

colorectal cancer; synchronous metastases; neoadjuvant chemotherapy

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Title

Preoperative chemotherapy in the colorectal cancer patients with synchronous metastases to the liver. A vote for YES

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 68, No 5-6 (2018)

Article type

Other materials agreed with the Editors

Pages

282-285

DOI

10.5603/2018.0045

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2018;68(5-6):282-285.

Keywords

colorectal cancer
synchronous metastases
neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Authors

Marzena Wełnicka-Jaśkiewicz

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