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Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in much of the developed world. Cancer-related mortality is slowly decreasing as a result of better detection and improved surgery. Adjuvant chemotherapy is now considered the standard treatment for stage III colon cancer, and has evolved recently with the introduction of infusional, combination chemotherapy. Adjuvant therapy for stage II colon cancer has been more controversial. Recent trial data suggest, however, that there is a legitimate case for discussing the advantages and limitations with individual patients.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nat Clin Pract Oncol

Publication Date

07/2005

Volume

2

Pages

364 - 369

Keywords

Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols, Chemotherapy, Adjuvant, Clinical Trials as Topic, Colorectal Neoplasms, History, 20th Century, Humans, Neoplasm Staging