The COLOR Trials
Posted in Lectures on 12 December 2014
Published by Antonio Lacy
Jaap Bonjer (Chair of the Department of Surgery)
Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam
The COLOR trials (COlon carcinoma Laparoscopic or Open Resection) are large, randomized and prospective studies that involve multiple centers in Europe. They are designed to obtain the strongest level of evidence regarding to minimal invasive surgery and colorectal cancer.
The first one started 17 years ago and compared laparoscopy vs open surgery for colorectal cancer, then came the COLOR II dedicated to rectal cancer and the third is being designed to address taTME vs laparoscopic TME.
In the video Jaap Bonjer will review historical details, design, results and the impact of these trials.