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Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients Treated First-line With SIR-Spheres® Y-90 Resin Microspheres More Likely to Become Candidates for Potentially Curative Liver Surgery, REsect Study Shows

(Sirtex) May 24, 2017 - Adding selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres to first-line FOLFOX-based chemotherapy was associated with a statistically significant gain in potentially curative liver resectability, an independent, international panel of expert liver surgeons has reported.

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Howard S. Hochster, MD (Posted: June 01, 2017)

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Readers beware!! This is a "thought" experiment where a committee of hepatic surgeons decided on resectability of the hepatic metastases based on CT scans from the SIRTEX colon studies. It doesn't mean all the patients would be resectable (many may have occult extra-hepatic disease at time of surgery) and eligibility did NOT require liver only disease. Until actual resection data and survival statistics are presented, this should be regarded as an "in cerebro" experiment only.

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