The role of laparoscopy in the curative treatment of colonic cancer is still under debate. In this thesis, the short and long term results of the COLOR trial are presented to identify clinically significant differences in short and long term outcome between laparoscopic and open resection of colon cancer. For the COLOR trial only colon cancer patients without evidence for distant metastatic disease were selected. In patients with stage III disease, the treatment was followed by adjuvant chemotherapy, according to local protocols. Therefore, in this thesis, patients with distant spread of colon cancer are not regarded.

H.J. Bonjer (Jaap) , J.F. Lange (Johan)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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