Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2011.0162


Cetuximab limitations and renew interest in surgical resection and research advances for improving stage IV colorectal cancer outcome.

Dimosthenis Ziogas , M.D.

Affiliation: Dimosthenis Ziogas M.D., Dept of Surgery, University of Ioannina, School of Medicine, 45110 Ioannina, Greece .


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The advent of targeted therapy with the approval of cetuximab or panitumumab has created excitement for the improvement of survival of patients with stage IV colorectal cancer. However, a more recent phase 3 randomized trial found no overall survival benefit either in the whole population of in the KRAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer [1]. The question therefore whether surgery in stage IV of colorectal cancer gains again new interest for improving the outcomes of these patients remains [2].

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2011; 10(2): 94-96)



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