Colorectal cancer. Clinical and pathologic features

Radiol Clin North Am. 1997 Mar;35(2):403-29.


Despite an improved understanding of the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer and the technical ability to alter its natural history in a large proportion of average and high-risk patients, this cancer remains deadly. There has been no significant change in incidence or survival rates over the past 40 years. This indicates a continued need for earlier detection of polyps and cancers, aggressive surgery for the primary tumor, and improved multimodality treatment for metastatic disease.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Colorectal Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / genetics
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / therapy
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors