The next step in cancer staging

Nagtegaal , I-2

This week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology: an international consortium, headed by Iris Nagtegaal, theme Tumors of the digestive tract published a meta-analysis in the JCO demonstrating the importance of tumor deposits in colorectal cancer, which implies that they should not be considered simple lymph node metastases.

Moreover, they showed that different metastatic patterns exist, that do not have similar pathways of development.

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