Author Affiliations: Digestive Oncology Unit, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium (Dr Van Cutsem) and Centro de Oncologia, Hospital Sírio Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil (Dr Costa).
Colon cancer is a common malignancy in economically developed countries, particularly in North America, Europe, and Australia, and is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the Western world.1- 3 Every year, colorectal cancer is responsible for an estimated 400 000 deaths worldwide.1- 3
Van Cutsem E, Costa F. Progress in the Adjuvant Treatment of Colon CancerHas It Influenced Clinical Practice?. JAMA. 2005;294(21):2758-2760. doi:10.1001/jama.294.21.2758