Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer: The PulMiCC Trial

Treasure, T, Fallowfield, L.J and Lees, B (2010) Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer: The PulMiCC Trial. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 5 (6 (2)). S203-S206. ISSN 1556-0864

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Abstract

In March 2010, a randomized trial called Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Colorectal Cancer (PulMiCC) was launched and is open to recruitment. The evidence for pulmonary metastasectomy reviewed in this supplement includes no randomized trials. Claims for a survival benefit for patients undergoing this surgery rely on case series. Furthermore, there is little documentation of any symptoms attributable to pulmonary metastases that are alleviated or obviated by metastasectomy. The PulMiCC study aims are to examine whether or not surgical resection of pulmonary metastases from colorectal cancer lengthens survival and to record systematically the harms and benefits of such surgery and quality of life. (C) 2010International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: IDS Number: 427XL
Keywords: Randomized controlled trial Colorectal cancer Pulmonary metastasectomy
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology Including cancer and carcinogens
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD0651 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 13:34
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7109
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