Looking Ahead: The Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Marc Peeters, MD, PhD, department of oncology, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerpen, Belgium, comments on the future of the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer.

Clinical Pearls

Marc Peeters, MD, PhD, department of oncology, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerpen, Belgium, comments on the future of the treatment of patients with colorectal cancer.

  • New drugs must be developed in this space: Patients are living longer and asking for newer options to prolong survival.
  • Colorectal cancer is moving towards becoming a chronic disease.

cPatients with colorectal cancer will continue to receive treatment in a multidisciplinary setting: Surgeons, radiation oncologists, and gastroenterologists will be part of the team to personalize treatment strategies.