Chapter 16. Future Directions in the Oncological Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Anthony El-Khoueiry and
  2. Heinz-Josef Lenz

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch16

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

El-Khoueiry, A. and Lenz, H.-J. (2006) Future Directions in the Oncological Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • oncological treatment;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • chemotherapy;
  • growth factor;
  • molecular markers


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The future of adjuvant chemotherapy

  • The future of locally advanced rectal cancer therapy

  • The future approach to the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer

  • Conclusions