Analyzing Necessary Steps for Treating Patients with mCRC

May 22, 2019

Bassel El-Rayes, MD, discusses the key points physicians should consider when treating a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer.

Bassel El-Rayes, MD, chief clinical research scientist, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, discusses the key points physicians should consider when treating a patient with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

The first thing is the importance of multidisciplinary care, says El-Rayes. Patients with mCRC need to be discussed in a tumor board and multiple specialties should be included in the discussion in order to form the best treatment plan. Physicians should be aware of all the advantages to different therapies available, such as surgery, radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, radiation, and transcatheter therapies.

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