Colorectal cancer patients with lung-only metastases have a favorable prognosis irrespective of treatment

Date 29 June 2016
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2016 - Abstracts book
Presenter M. Gadot
Citation Annals of Oncology (2016) 27 (2): 1-85. 10.1093/annonc/mdw199
Authors M. Gadot, Y. Lawrence, D. Aderka, T. Golan, A. Shani, N. Halpern, O. Margalit, E. Shmueli
  • Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel, /


The most frequent sites of mCRC spread are the liver and lungs. Different metastatic sites may be linked to genetic characteristics of the tumor, and might imply different prognosis. Based upon clinical observation we hypothesized that patients with lung only metastases have a better outcome. Our study aimed to prove this hypothesis.