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"Metastatic Coloretal Cancer: Management Challenges and Opportunities" at cancernetwork.com

coloCan
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somewhat lengthy discussion which includes statistics (heavy on stats )as well as options......

cancernetwork.com/display-cme/article/1065/1902212?pageNumber=1

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Buckwirth
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Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Management Challenges and Opportunities

Here is the abstract:

ABSTRACT Median survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has increased significantly, owing to individualized treatment plans developed from the available multidisciplinary options for disease management. These plans include early evaluation for possible resection of hepatic metastases, and metastasectomy, as well as coordinated chemobiotherapy for unresectable patients. This article focuses on current management of mCRC, including resection of liver metastases, which offers the possibility of cure to selected patients; sequential chemobiotherapy, which has been used effectively to increase median survival of patients with unresectable mCRC; the roles of neoadjuvant, conversion, and adjuvant chemobiotherapy in patients who undergo hepatic resection; and the emerging use of biomarkers to guide therapy. Implications for nurses are summarized, underscoring the important role that the nurse plays in the increasingly complex treatment of mCRC.

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Buckwirth
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There was a previous discussion about what some of the new drugs (Avastin, Erbitux...) were called, or how they were referred to when combined with traditional chemotherapy agents. It appears we have a winner in chemobiotherapy.

coloCan
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being that I got it from an email from that site which i guess i had signed up for (for free) Its a nine pager (with the fotnotes)which i need to print to read carefully....still thought itcould be accessed by typing what i wrote as i test it first and when i tried, it worked .....

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Buckwirth
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it was free, and seems to offer access to some things we might otherwise not have access to.

Thanks Steve.

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