Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: a Multidisciplinary Approach

  • G Anania
  • G Resta
  • S Marino
  • N Fabbri
  • L Scagliarini
  • I Marchitelli
  • F Fiorica
  • G Cavallesco
Original Research
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Abstract

Background

Colorectal cancer is the third most prevalent cancer in the world, preceded by prostate and lung cancers in men (10%) and breast and lung cancers in women (9.4%). Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in men (7.6%) and the third in women (8.6%). A multidisciplinary approach has radically changed the way we deal with this disease among all specialist fields.

Purpose

In this study, we propose comparing the multidisciplinary experience group (started in 2012) of S. Anna Hospital (University of Ferrara) with the previous approach to rectal cancer before the advent of the multidisciplinary program.

Results

We find that more study depth of neoplastic disease as well as of each individual patient leads to more accurate staging and to a weighted therapy based on the needs of the individual. All the studies were performed in accordance with the guidelines established by the European and Italian associations.

Keywords

Colorectal cancer Multidisciplinary group Laparoscopic surgery 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Morphology, Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Section of General and Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.University of FerraraFerraraItaly
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity Hospital FerraraFerraraItaly

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