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Cancer Control. 2006 Jan;13(1):32-41.

Resection of colorectal liver metastases: current perspectives.

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  • 1Gastrointestinal Tumor Program, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, FL 33612-9497, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Metastases to the liver is the leading cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer.

METHODS:

The authors review the data on diagnosis and management of this clinical problem, and they discuss management options that can be considered.

RESULTS:

Complete surgical resection of metastases from colorectal cancer that are localized to the liver results in 5-year survival rates ranging from 26% to 40%.

CONCLUSIONS:

By adding modalities such as targeted systemic therapy and other "local" treatments for liver metastases, further gains in survival are anticipated.

PMID:
16508624
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