Journal of Current Oncology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102--107

Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer: Whom to treat?


Deep S Pruthi, Manish B Pandey, Puneet Nagpal 
 Department of Radiation Oncology, Action Cancer Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Deep S Pruthi
Department of Radiation Oncology, Action Cancer Hospital, A-4, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi
India

The treatment of choice in stage II colon cancer is surgery, which alone has shown a high cure rate (about 80%). The role of adjuvant chemotherapy is still a matter of debate. This clinical issue leads to the need for identifying patients who may benefit from postoperative chemotherapy based on their risk of recurrence. Patients with stage II colon cancer need to be stratified according to risk factors, which can be either clinical or pathological. In this review article, we analyzed various risk factors individually and try to quantify the relative contribution of each factor. We also analyzed various chemotherapy regimens and their duration as well.


How to cite this article:
Pruthi DS, Pandey MB, Nagpal P. Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer: Whom to treat?.J Curr Oncol 2021;4:102-107


How to cite this URL:
Pruthi DS, Pandey MB, Nagpal P. Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer: Whom to treat?. J Curr Oncol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jun 28 ];4:102-107
Available from: https://www.journalofcurrentoncology.org/article.asp?issn=2589-8892;year=2021;volume=4;issue=2;spage=102;epage=107;aulast=Pruthi;type=0