This study offer hopes,in evidence-based research ,that unrectable can become resectable.( the Italian research)For those who are young and fit patient, the 5FU,leucovorin,oxaliplaitn and iriontecan combo ,even though it is very toxic,may offer hope for resection.The French study is also encouraging too.
Try to read it carefully to get the correct idea before render your judgement.talk to the doctor about the points your are interested in the study,make sure you ask why or why not for each of his/ or her answer.The doctor may not like you to ask this kind of specific questions but deep down the know they have to look into your question and do more research.and in that respect,you,as a patient,will be benefit in your treatment as well as earning your respect from the doctors because of your knowledgable questions.
That is all the reasons we, Gavin ,me and others try to put up related studies on this board ,yes, they are boring to read, even like this one is relatively easy one ,but you never know, if you don'try to know more and bring them up to the doctors,you may rely on just the average knowledge of the doctors had without the upto date ideas apply to the specific patient,you. Then you may miss the opportunity.
this is also the reason for 2nd opinions,bringing up different treatment plans you know ,ask the consulting doctors for possible better different outcome in addition to what they think they will recommend beforehand.
Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.