Localized colon cancer, version 3.2013: featured updates to the NCCN Guidelines.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN, Volume 11, Issue 5, p.519-28 (2013)

Keywords:

2013, Clinical Research Division, June 2013

Abstract:

The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Colon Cancer begin with the clinical presentation of the patient to the primary care physician or gastroenterologist and address diagnosis, pathologic staging, surgical management, perioperative treatment, patient surveillance, management of recurrent and metastatic disease, and survivorship. The NCCN Colon Cancer Panel meets annually to review comments from reviewers within their institutions and to reevaluate and update their recommendations. In addition, the panel has interim conferences as new data necessitate. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN Colon Cancer Panel's discussions regarding the treatment of localized disease for the 2013 update of the guidelines.