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Sune Høirup Petersen, Henrik Harling, Lene Tschemerinsky Kirkeby, Peer Wille-Jørgensen, Simone Mocellin
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the Western world. Apart from surgery - which remains the mainstay of treatment for resectable primary tumours - postoperative (i.e., adjuvant) chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) based regimens is now the standard treatment in Dukes' C (TNM stage III) colon tumours i.e. tumours with metastases in the regional lymph nodes but no distant metastases. In contrast, the evidence for recommendations of adjuvant therapy in rectal cancer is sparse...
March 14, 2012: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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