Resection tied to better survival in CRC liver metastases

An opportunity to prolong life is being missed, surgical oncologist says

Liver resection is associated with a two-year overall survival benefit in patients with colorectal-cancer liver metastases, an analysis shows.

two surgeons in masks concentrating during an operation

US researchers used data from the California Cancer Registry on nearly 25,000 patients with stage IV colorectal cancer to estimate the impact of resection on their overall survival.

The procedure was associated with significantly longer survival at the one-year mark, and nearly two years’ longer overall survival (23.6 months),