Pulmonary metastasectomy in colorectal cancer: time for a trial

Treasure, T., Fallowfield, L.J, Farewell, V., Ferry, D., Lees, B., Leonard, P., Macbeth, F. and Utley, M. (2009) Pulmonary metastasectomy in colorectal cancer: time for a trial. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 35 (7). pp. 686-9. ISSN 1532-2157 (Electronic)

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Pulmonary metastasectomy is undertaken for a range of cancers. The questions we raise here are specifically related to colorectal cancer, the commonest tumour for which pulmonary metastasectomy is undertaken. The primary objective of metastasectomy is to increase survival. There are no randomised trials in support of this practice nor are there any other forms of controlled studies. We present a critical look at the assumption of efficacy for this surgery and propose that a trial is needed and suggest a trial design.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer (PulMiCC) trial development group Journal Article IDS Number: 461VW England the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Keywords: Pulmonary Metastasectomy Colorectal Neoplasms Pathology Humans Lung Neoplasms/mortality/secondary/*surgery Models, Biological Pneumonectomy Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic Research Design
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
R Medicine > RD Surgery
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD0651 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 14:03
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7120
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