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Interdisciplinary strategies in metastatic cancer patients

Interdisciplinary strategies in metastatic cancer patients editorial memo (2009) Vol. 2: 3 DOI 10.1007/s12254-009-0101-2 memo Printed in Austria magazine of european medical oncology © Springer-Verlag 2009 D. Öfner Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Center of Operative Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria Received 19 January 2009; accepted 22 January 2009 Last years have seen tremendous advances in the treatment ment option for resectable patients improving overall survival of metastatic disease. In these newly introduced concepts and providing low morbidity and mortality. Th ey point to the liver surgery plays a central role and this point is addressed in fact that a merely thoracoscopic approach for metastasecto- the fi rst article of the present issue [1]. In particular colorectal my provides even lower morbidity, but palpation by means of carcinoma surgery alone was able to provide up to 30% survi- open thoracotomy owing to poor sensitivity of imaging re- vors at 5 years in patients with metastases limited to the liver. mains controversial. Last but not least the article of F. Kober Even so, only a small proportion of patients have been suit- et al. [4] from the Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital in Vienna, deals able for surgery. New chemotherapeutical agents and the use with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png memo - Magazine of European Medical Oncology Springer Journals

Interdisciplinary strategies in metastatic cancer patients

Interdisciplinary strategies in metastatic cancer patients

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editorial memo (2009) Vol. 2: 3 DOI 10.1007/s12254-009-0101-2 memo Printed in Austria magazine of european medical oncology © Springer-Verlag 2009 D. Öfner Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Center of Operative Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria Received 19 January 2009; accepted 22 January 2009 Last years have seen tremendous advances in the treatment ment option for resectable patients improving overall survival of metastatic disease....
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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Oncology; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
1865-5041
eISSN
1865-5076
DOI
10.1007/s12254-009-0101-2
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Abstract

editorial memo (2009) Vol. 2: 3 DOI 10.1007/s12254-009-0101-2 memo Printed in Austria magazine of european medical oncology © Springer-Verlag 2009 D. Öfner Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Center of Operative Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria Received 19 January 2009; accepted 22 January 2009 Last years have seen tremendous advances in the treatment ment option for resectable patients improving overall survival of metastatic disease. In these newly introduced concepts and providing low morbidity and mortality. Th ey point to the liver surgery plays a central role and this point is addressed in fact that a merely thoracoscopic approach for metastasecto- the fi rst article of the present issue [1]. In particular colorectal my provides even lower morbidity, but palpation by means of carcinoma surgery alone was able to provide up to 30% survi- open thoracotomy owing to poor sensitivity of imaging re- vors at 5 years in patients with metastases limited to the liver. mains controversial. Last but not least the article of F. Kober Even so, only a small proportion of patients have been suit- et al. [4] from the Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital in Vienna, deals able for surgery. New chemotherapeutical agents and the use with

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memo - Magazine of European Medical OncologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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