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Date:5/4/2010

iding chemotherapy prior to surgery.

In a study of 177 patients with metastatic CRC, Michael A. Choti, MD, professor of surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, examined 613 lesions that were treated by preoperative chemotherapy. Of those, 117 lesions disappeared in a pre-operative scan. Choti found that about half of the disappearing lesions (47 percent) were still identifiable during surgery.

According to Dr. Choti, shrinking lesions with chemotherapy prior to surgery, while sometimes making them more difficult to identify, can also make them easier to surgically remove. When a tumor has disappeared and cannot be found at surgery, surgeons attempt to remove an area where a lesion was previously present. However, they found that this was only possible in 30 percent of cases. Even if the areas were left behind, recurrences occurred in 60 percent of cases and many of these can be operated upon a second time. Dr. Choti found no difference in the patients' survival rates among those with unidentified sites left behind compared to those with complete resection.

"This study demonstrates the potential benefit of shrinking metastases in the liver using pre-operative chemotherapy, but there is still disagreement within the field. Further research is needed to determine the optimal sequence of treating metastatic colorectal cancer," said Dr. Choti.

He will act as lead researcher in a multi-institutional, National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial that will study the differences in treating patients with different sequences of chemotherapy and surgical therapy.

Dr. Choti will present these data on Monday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m., 244-245, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.


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