Modern challenges in colorectal cancer

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    Colorectal cancer is a major problem worldwide and in the United Kingdom it is responsible for some 20,000 deaths per annum. Mortality from the disease is gradually decreasing in developed countries but, in the United Kingdom at least, its incidence is on the increase. In this article the major current challenges in colorectal cancer will be dealt with under the following headings: aetiology and prevention, early detection, diagnosis, surgery, adjuvant therapy and management of advanced disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)285-291
    Number of pages7
    JournalSurgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006


    • Colorectal Neoplasms
    • Combined Modality Therapy
    • Early Diagnosis
    • Humans
    • Primary Prevention


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