Letters Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

Colorectal cancer metastases: evaluate current practice before introducing the “next new thing”

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3729 (Published 11 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3729
  1. Philipp Storz-Pfennig, officer for technology assessment1
  1. 1GKV-Spitzenverband (German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds), D-10117 Berlin, Germany
  1. Philipp.Storz{at}gkv-spitzenverband.de

The story of colorectal cancer metastasectomy does not end with Treasure and colleagues’ fascinating tale.1 A recent randomised trial looked at the usefulness of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) for identifying suitable candidates for colorectal cancer liver metastasis surgery.2 Unlike an earlier trial, which had profound weaknesses, it found no evidence of …

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