Author(s): Ku G, Tan IB, Yau T, Boku N, Laohavinij S,
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Abstract Colon cancer is seen with increasing frequency in the Asia-Pacific region, and it is one of the most important causes of cancer mortality worldwide. This article reviews the available evidence for optimum management of colon cancer-in particular, with respect to screening and early detection of colon cancer, laparoscopic surgical treatment, adjuvant treatment of individuals with high-risk stage II and stage III cancer, palliative treatment of patients with metastatic disease, and management of resectable and potentially resectable metastases-and how these strategies can be applied in Asian countries with different levels of health-care resources and economic development, stratified by basic, limited, enhanced, and maximum resource levels. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Lancet Oncol
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System