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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2012, vol. 18, book 1
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 231 - 238
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2012181.231
Published online: 02 March 2012

J of IMAB 2012; 18(1):231-238
Nikola Y. Kolev, Anton Y. Tonev, Valentin L. Ignatov, Georgi H. Ivanov, Aleksander K. Zlatarov, Georgi Todorov, Velian Platikanov, Krasimir D. Ivanov
1st Clinic of Surgery, University Hospital "St. Marina", Varna, Bulgaria.

With recent advances in chemotherapy, traditional clinicopathological factors should not be used to exclude otherwise resectable patients from surgery. Pathological or clinical response to chemotherapy has become valuable in determining the treatment for individual patients. Portal vein embolization and two-stage operation with ablative therapy and preoperative chemotherapy should be considered for unresectable liver metastases located in a liver remnant that is at the minimum volume required for survival. The recent E0RTC 40983 trials regarding preoperative chemotherapy for resectable CLM have failed to demonstrate a clear significant advantage. However, patients with a low clinical risk score for the recurrence, such as several metastases of less than 4 cm, and who are fit candidates for liver resection are often offered immediate surgery. Patients at high clinical risk should also be considered for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. One forthcoming and appealing strategy is to adapt postoperative treatment according to tumor response as evaluated by neoadjuvant chemotherapy or by the presence of individual tumor biomarker such as the Kras mutation or single-nucleotide polymorphisms. This could avoid the overtreatment of nonresponsive patients and enable a more tailored approach to treat an individual patient’s disease. The treatment paradigm for CLM is rapidly changing with the development of newer anticancer chemotherapeutic agents.

Key words: colorectal cancer, liver metastases.

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Please cite this article as: Kolev NY, Tonev AY, Ignatov VL, Ivanov GH, Zlatarov AK, Todorov G, Platikanov V, Ivanov KD. NEW STRATEGIES IN LIVER SURGERY FOR IV STAGE METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER. J of IMAB. 2012; 18(1):231-238. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2012181.231

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