ASCO: Oxaliplatin does not improve outcomes for rectal cancer

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Published: 18 Jun 2009
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Dr. Carlo Aschele - E.O. Ospedali Galliera, Italy
ASCO press conference: Adding oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) to standard treatment in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer does not improve tumour response. A preliminary analysis, however, suggests the treatment may reduce distant metastases.