Special Issue "Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer"
A special issue of Cancers (ISSN 2072-6694).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020) | Viewed by 35699
Interests: gastrointestinal cancers; clinical research; translational research
Management of colorectal cancer has substantially evolved over the last few decades. In addition to to the increased ability to dissect the biological complexity of this tumor, we have been able to gradually depart from the conventional “one-size-fit-all” approach and increasingly adopt molecular-based, risk-adapted treatment strategies. This paradigm shift, however, has especially concerned the management of advanced disease, whereas little progress has been made in the same direction with regard to the treatment of localized tumors. As a result, patient selection criteria and treatment strategies in the adjuvant setting have largely remained unchanged, with only some exceptions for rectal cancer.
Recently, we have witnessed a renewed awareness of the need to challenge the status quo in the management of early-stage colorectal cancer. Furthermore, significant interest has emerged for novel analytic techniques and risk-stratification tools that have the potential to represent real game changers in this context. Turning this premise into concrete advances in routine clinical practice is urgently needed, bearing in mind that approximately 75% of our patients present with nonmetastatic disease.
This Special Issue aims to provide readers with an overview of the current state of the art in the adjuvant chemotherapy treatment for colon and rectal cancers, as well as with valuable insights regarding the possible upcoming evolution of the same.
Dr. Francesco Sclafani
Dr. Giacomo Bregni
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- colon cancer
- rectal cancer
- adjuvant chemotherapy
- neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- circulating tumour DNA
- surrogate endpoints