Colon cancer, version 3.2014 Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Colonic Neoplasms
  • Liver Neoplasms

abstract

  • The NCCN Guidelines for Colon Cancer address diagnosis, pathologic staging, surgical management, perioperative treatment, posttreatment surveillance, management of recurrent and metastatic disease,and survivorship. This portion of the guidelines focuses on the use of systemic therapy in metastatic disease. The management of metastatic colorectal cancer involves a continuum of care in which patients are exposed sequentially to a variety of active agents, either in combinations or as single agents. Choice of therapy is based on the goals of treatment, the type and timing of prior therapy, the different efficacy and toxicity profiles of the drugs, the mutational status of the tumor, and patient preference.

authors

publication date

  • July 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 24994923

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1028

end page

  • 59

volume

  • 12

number

  • 7