Author | Georg Lurje, MD

Articles

Targeting Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in 2008: A Long Way From 5-FU

April 15, 2008

Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide, with almost 20% of all patients presenting with metastatic disease at the time of their diagnosis. The treatment regimens and options of metastatic colorectal cancer have significantly changed in the last 10 years, leading to an improvement of response rates to about 50%, progression-free survival of about 10 months, and overall survival reaching over 2 years.