Dr. Peeters on the Future of Colorectal Cancer
Marc Peeters, MD, PhD, department of oncology, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerpen, Belgium, discusses the future of the treatment of colorectal cancer.
Peeters says in the future, patients with colorectcal cancer will continue to receive treatment in a multidisciplinary setting. In addition to medical oncologists making decisions, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and gastroenterologists will be part of the team to decide on strategies for patients.
Peeters says colorectal cancer treatment needs to remain personalized.
For the field to advance, new drugs must be developed, Peeters says. Currently, patients with colorectal cancer are living longer and asking for newer options to prolong survival. Peeters says colorectal cancer is moving towards becoming a chronic disease, where the help of multidisciplinary teams and newer agents are needed.