Comparative effectiveness in colon and rectal cancer

Christine C. Jensen, Robert D. Madoff

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Treatment of colorectal cancer is becoming more uniform, with wider acceptance of standardized guidelines. However, areas of controversy exist where the appropriate treatment is not clear, including: : should a segmental colectomy or a more extensive resection be performed in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer? : should an asymptomatic primary cancer be resected in the presence of unresectable metastatic disease? : what is the role of extended lymph node resection in colon and rectal cancer? : are there clinically significant benefits for a robotic approach to colorectal resection versus a laparoscopic approach? This chapter will examine these issues and discuss how they may be resolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-163
Number of pages21
JournalCancer treatment and research
StatePublished - 2015

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  • Complete mesocolic excision
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • Metastatic colon cancer
  • Robotic surgery


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