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Traitements systémiques du cancer colorectal métastatique [Systemic treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Colorectal cancer is the 2nd cause of cancer related death in industrialised countries. 20% of all patients present with metastatic disease at diagnosis and need systemic treatment. Since the introduction of irinotecan and oxaliplatin as part of standard chemotherapy, and recently the new targeted agents bevacizumab, cetuximab and panitumumab, the overall survival for patients suffering from metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has increased significantly and nearly reaches 2 years nowadays. Surgery or radiofrequency ablation has become central in the care of metastatic disease. This article resumes recent therapeutic advances in the field and emphasizes the multidisciplinary concertation between specialists to obtain the best outcome.
Antineoplastic Agents, Colorectal Neoplasms, Humans
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