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Resection of the primary tumour versus no resection prior to systemic therapy in patients with colon cancer and synchronous unresectable metastases (UICC stage IV): SYNCHRONOUS - a randomised controlled multicentre trial (ISRCTN30964555)

Nuh N Rahbari1, Florian Lordick2, Christine Fink13, Ulrich Bork1, Annika Stange4, Dirk Jäger4, Steffen P Luntz5, Stefan Englert6, Inga Rossion3, Moritz Koch1, Markus W Büchler1, Meinhard Kieser6, Jürgen Weitz17* and on behalf of the SYNCHRONOUS trial group

Author Affiliations

1 Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

2 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Klinikum Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

3 Study Center of the German Surgical Society, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

4 National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

5 Coordination Centre for Clinical Trials (KKS), University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

6 Institute of Medical Biometry and Informatics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

7 Department of Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

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BMC Cancer 2012, 12:142  doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-142

Published: 5 April 2012

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Classification of perioperative complications.

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