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Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases: Neoadjuvant Therapy with Bevacizumab

  • Thomas Gruenberger
  • Birgit Gruenberger
Part of the Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis book series (HAYAT, volume 4)

Metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is still thought to be a disease resulting in early death in most cases, and patients are depressed by the diagnosis and its dismal prognosis described to them by their physicians. Multidisciplinary teams have, however, considerably changed the survival options, and the combination of effective chemotherapy plus targeted agents and surgery are nowadays lead ing to the potential cure for some mCRC patients. This highly specialized approach to the treatment of mCRC needs to be dis tributed to patients, physicians and health care providers to maximize the potential benefit (Gruenberger et al., 2004).

Advances in the outcome of mCRC patients have been achieved by both medi cal and surgical oncologists, but the most important step was the combination of the knowledge of these specialists in tumor treatment boards where experienced radiologist and radiation therapists were included in a structured algorithm to treat mCRC patients.

Keywords

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Portal Vein Embolus Future Remnant Liver Antiangiogenic Therapy mCRC Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Gruenberger
    • 1
  • Birgit Gruenberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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