Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)

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Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)

Description

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of colon cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
    • Prognostic factors
    • Risk factors
    • Followup
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • TNM definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
  • Treatment option overview
    • Primary surgical therapy
    • Adjuvant chemotherapy
    • Adjuvant radiation therapy
    • Treatment of patients with stage IV disease
    • First-line multiagent chemotherapy
    • The addition of bevacizumab to multiagent chemotherapy
    • Second-line and third-line chemotherapy
  • Stage 0 colon cancer
  • Stage I colon cancer
  • Stage II colon cancer
  • Stage III colon cancer
  • Stage IV and recurrent colon cancer

Developer:

National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute

History

Release Date: 2005
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: January 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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