Primary tumor resection and overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with palliative intent

Shu Fen Wong, Hui Li Wong, Kathryn M. Field, Suzanne Kosmider, Jeanne Tie, Rachel Wong, Mark Tacey, Jeremy Shapiro, Louise Nott, Gary Richardson, Prasad Cooray, Ian Jones, Matthew Croxford, Peter Gibbs

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Micro-Abstract: The present study examined the effect of primary tumor resection on overall survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). A total of 690 de novo and 373 metachronous mCRC patients treated with palliative intent were identified. For patients with de novo mCRC, primary tumor resection at diagnosis does not significantly improve overall survival when adjusting for known major prognostic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-132
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Colorectal Cancer
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016


  • Bowel cancer
  • Incurable
  • Prognosis
  • Surgery
  • Synchronous neoplasms

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