About 75% of colorectal cancers are diagnosed as early stage, in which radical surgery is achievable. In the last decade, in Italy, the overall incidence of colorectal cancer has remained stable, while mortality gradually decreased, which is attributable to early diagnosis and improved medical, surgical and locoregional treatments. The Italian Medical Oncology Association formulated guidelines to manage early-stage colon cancer, including screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, which we herein present. © 2020 Author (s).
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere001001
Number of pages13
JournalESMO Open
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • early colon cancer
  • italian guidelines
  • oncology


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