Division of Oncology
About the Division
The Division of Oncology has four sections: Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Genitourinary Malignancies, Solid Tumors and Women’s Malignancies. The Division has been productive and successful, with strengths in postgraduate training, patient care and clinical practice, peer-reviewed research, administration, and hospital, university and community service.
Analysis: Primary tumor location predicts treatment response in patients with metastatic colorectal cancerA retrospective analysis of data from the CALGB/SWOG 80405 clinical trial revealed that in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, the location of the primary tumor predicts the patient’s response to various treatment strategies for the disease. Patients with left-sided primary tumors responded significantly better to cetuximab, which had an average survival of 39 months as