Management of colon cancer: Resource-stratified guidelines from the Asian Oncology Summit 2012

Geoffrey Ku, Iain Bee Huat Tan, Thomas Yau, Narikazu Boku, Sudsawat Laohavinij, Ann Lii Cheng, Yoon Koo Kang, Gilberto de Lima Lopes

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Abstract

Colon cancer is seen with increasing frequency in the Asia-Pacific region, and it is one of the most important causes of cancer mortality worldwide. This article reviews the available evidence for optimum management of colon cancer-in particular, with respect to screening and early detection of colon cancer, laparoscopic surgical treatment, adjuvant treatment of individuals with high-risk stage II and stage III cancer, palliative treatment of patients with metastatic disease, and management of resectable and potentially resectable metastases-and how these strategies can be applied in Asian countries with different levels of health-care resources and economic development, stratified by basic, limited, enhanced, and maximum resource levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e470-e481
JournalThe Lancet Oncology
Volume13
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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