Mike Cusnir, MD, discusses the most effective uses of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer.
Mike Cusnir, MD, chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, co-director, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Mount Sinai Medical Center, discusses the most effective uses of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer (CRC).
Chemotherapy is typically effective in all lines of CRC, Cusnir says. Chemotherapy has been used in a variety of settings, from adjuvant therapy to curative intent, Cusnir adds. A role for chemotherapy can also be found in the advanced setting for patients with stage IV disease, Cusnir explains.
One key factor when evaluating a patient for the use of chemotherapy is the risk of adverse effects, Cusnir continues. Clinicians must consider how to limit chemotherapy-related toxicities for patients without compromising survival and quality of life, Cusnir concluded.