There are more and more interactions between surgeons and oncologists for patients with metastatic colon cancer.
Colon cancer is very special since we can cure metastatic disease which is not usually possible for cancer. In colon cancer we talk about cure and not only survival. Because we can cure, we need to make sure we don’t miss any opportunity to do so.
Over the last five years our approach in patients with metastatic disease with liver-limited lesions has changed. We know that with more successful chemotherapies, we are able to convert more and more patients to a situation which allows a surgical resection with the intention to cure. Not all surgeries will cure, but it gives us a chance to cure. Read the rest of this entry »