Metastatic colon cancer, version 3.2013: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelines Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Medical Oncology

abstract

  • The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Colon Cancer begin with the clinical presentation of the patient to the primary care physician or gastroenterologist and address diagnosis, pathologic staging, surgical management, perioperative treatment, patient surveillance, management of recurrent and metastatic disease, and survivorship. The NCCN Colon Cancer Panel meets annually to review comments from reviewers within their institutions and to reevaluate and update their recommendations. In addition, the panel has interim conferences as new data necessitate. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN Colon Cancer Panel's discussions surrounding metastatic colorectal cancer for the 2013 update of the guidelines. Importantly, changes were made to the continuum of care for patients with advanced or metastatic disease, including new drugs and an additional line of therapy.

authors

publication date

  • February 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 23411381

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 141

end page

  • 52; quiz 152

volume

  • 11

number

  • 2