Original Publication Date: 11 March, 2014
Publication / Source: Colorectal Cancer
Authors: Lars Henrik Jensen
Reliable TNM classification is mandatory in order to advise colorectal cancer patients regarding prognosis and optimal choice of treatment strategy. Despite the revolution in molecular biology, molecular markers have had a minor role in the initial characterization of colorectal cancer. It is now time to not only use immunohistochemical analysis of the mismatch repair (MMR) system, but also BRAF as the standard screening strategy in every new colorectal cancer.