Nowadays, the advancements of systemic chemotherapy for colorectal carcinoma improve a clinical response rate, and expand the possibility of resection which couldn't operable at the initial visit. In addition, the prognoses of the patients, who had a radical operation for metastasis, are clearly longer than the non-operable patients. Bevacizumab, anti-human VEGF monoclonal antibody, is significantly effective when used in combination with one of the systemic multi-agent chemotherapy such as FOLFOX regimen or FOLFIRI regimen. We report here two cases with colon carcinoma, which had initially unresectable liver metastases, were respond to the treatment of systemic multi-agent chemotherapy with bevacizumab. Then, both cases were able to undergo radical resections of primary tumor and liver metastases safely.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research