Special Issue "The Survival of Colon and Rectal Cancer"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2023) | Viewed by 7159
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and the second most common cancer in women. In 2020, there were more than 1.9 million new cases of colorectal cancer. With increasing life expectancy, we are seeing more elderly patients. However, the number of young patients under 50 is also increasing. Survival rates have improved due to improved surgical procedures such as total mesorectal excision (TME) and complete mesocolic excision (CME), as well as multidisciplinary approaches, especially for advanced carcinomas. During recent decades, standardisation of treatment has been an important tool to improve survival. Today, with increasing therapeutic options and the results of prognostic factor research, the possibilities to individualise therapy are increasing. Both under- and overtreatment should be avoided. However, not only is the length of survival time important, but also the quality of life of the patients.
The aim of this Special Issue is to (a) show the current results of surgical and multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal cancer with regard to recurrence and survival, (b) identify prognostic factors, (c) highlight future possibilities to improve prognosis and (d) discuss individualisation versus standardisation in the treatment of colorectal carcinomas.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Merkel
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- colorectal cancer
- colorectal cancer surgery
- multidisciplinary treatment
- prognostic factors
- distant metastasis
- locoregional recurrences