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The treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. : 14 november 2017

Locatie: Leuven

The treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer

The outcome for patients with (oligo) metastatic colorectal cancer has significantly improved over the last 10 years. This symposium aims to highlight current multidisciplinary strategies for standardizing the delivery of  systemic therapy and the use of ablative techniques.

Improved imaging techniques and the development of prognostic and predictive molecular markers allow for the better selection of patients who could benefit from metastatic surgery. Along with providing a general framework for decision-making, a more in-depth discussion will highlight current strategies in liver, lung and peritoneal metastatic surgery.

This second 'Towards New Standards' symposium emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach, taking into account the characteristics of the tumor but also patient-specific characteristics.