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Colorectal cancer in 2017

Practice-changing updates in the adjuvant and metastatic setting

Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology volume 15, pages 7778 (2018) | Download Citation

2017 has been full of new discoveries that will influence the treatment of colorectal cancer. In the adjuvant setting, 3 months of chemotherapy might now be considered a new standard of care. Various other new treatments and promising biomarkers have also become available that will improve survival outcomes and the quality of life of many patients with metastatic disease.

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  1. Alberto Puccini and Heinz-Josef Lenz are at the Division of Medical Oncology, Suite 3456, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90033, USA.

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A.P. declares no competing interests. H.-J.L. has received financial support for clinical trials from Merck Serono and Roche, and honoraria for advisory board membership and lectures from Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Merck Serono and Roche.

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Correspondence to Heinz-Josef Lenz.

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