Study reveals radiation therapy advantage for patients with right-sided colorectal tumours

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For patients with colorectal cancer that has metastasized to the liver, having a primary tumor on the left side, as opposed to the right side of the colon, is known to be a significant advantage in terms of treatment response.

But now a new study, presented here at the ESMO 19th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, suggests this imbalance may be at least partially

Reversing the usual pattern, patients whose liver metastases had spread from rightsided primary tumors (RSP) had a 36% better survival rate after treatment with a combination of firstline chemotherapy and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using Y90 resin microspheres, compared to chemotherapy alone, according to the study.

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