Management of oligometastatic rectal cancer: Is liver first?

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Twenty percent of patients with rectal cancer present with synchronous liver metastases at the time of initial diagnosis. These patients can be treated with a curative intent, although the choice and sequence of treatment modalities are not well established and are commonly debated in multi-disciplinary tumor boards. In this article we review clinical evidence for various treatment approaches and attempt to formulate a pathway for clinicians to use in evaluating and managing these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015


  • Oligometastatic
  • Radiation therapy
  • Rectal cancer
  • Review
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology


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