Role of cytoreductive surgery for metastatic gastrointestinal cancer – views of medical oncologist



This article analyzes results of studies concerning the controversial issues of performing cytoreductive surgery for patients with metastatic gastrointestinal cancers. We discussed data not only for primary tumor dissection in metastatic disease, but also necessity of metastasectomy in different settings. Also we discussed modern algorithm of cytoreductive approaches in esophageal cancer, gastric cancer and colorectal cancer.