Role of surgery in the diagnosis and management of metastatic cancer

Peter Metrakos, Eli Kakiashvili, Murad Aljiffry, Mazen Hassanain, Prosanto Chaudhury

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Surgery gained an important role in the context of multidisciplinary management of metastatic disease. In the last decade there have been tremendous advances in the field of surgical oncology. These therapeutic modalities are employed not only in the palliative care of the patients with advanced metastatic cancer but also aim to improve the survival rates. Modern invasive techniques such as thoracoscopy and laparoscopy are effective treatments with lower morbidity rates allowing faster recovery. These techniques can be employed nowadays in conjunction with chemotherapeutic options.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental and Clinical Metastasis
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Review
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781461436850
ISBN (Print)1461436842, 9781461436843
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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