Treating liver metastases in colorectal cancer

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Published: 4 Oct 2012
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Dr Gunnar Folprecht - University Cancer Center, Dresden, Germany

Dr Gunnar Folprecht talks with ecancer at the 2012 ESMO meeting about treating liver metastases in colorectal cancer.


In recent years, oncologists learned that patients who are non-resective could become resective after chemotherapy, thus allowing for increased long-term survival and even cure by removing metastases through surgery.


The challenges now are finding the optimal treatment for shrinking of liver metastasis and learning which patients will benefit the most from this. In addition, there is a need for multidisciplinary cooperation to implement more surgery in patients with liver metastasis.


Filming supported by Amgen