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[Comment] Selective internal radiotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer: only for right-sided tumours?

20:33 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | The Lancet

Colorectal cancer is a biologically unique tumour entity; in 30–40% of patients, metastases are confined exclusively to the liver, lung, or both, with or without minor additional lymph node involvement. Different from all other tumour types, R0-resection of these lesions is not always followed by systemic relapse in other regions, therefore this local approach is—despite systemic spread of the disease—leads to a potentially curative resection in up to 61% of patients.1,2 Therefore, locoregional treatment of metastases is of key importance.

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