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first-line metastatic colorectal cancer

09:48 Jul 22, 2019
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Medical - Medical (general) / Oncology
English term or phrase: first-line metastatic colorectal cancer
I know what "first-line" means when it is used with "therapy", e.g. "first-line treatment for cancer" etc. (i.e. initial treatment).
However, I am somewhat puzzled now as it seems to refer to the disease itself. The phrase is "in patients with first-line metastatic colorectal cancer". There are quite a few clinical study titles & descriptions where this particular phrase is used, e.g. "study evaluating RECENTIN (cediranib) compared with Avastin (bevacizumab) in patients with first-line metastatic colorectal cancer" or "no statistically significant difference in overall survival (OS) in patients with first-line metastatic colorectal cancer". What would be the meaning of "first-line" in these cases?
Mindaugas Vasinauskas
Lithuania
Local time: 09:51


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4Traitement de première ligne des métastases du cancer colorectal
Latifa Saalaoui
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José Patrício

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Traitement de première ligne des métastases du cancer colorectal


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Latifa Saalaoui
Morocco
Local time: 08:51
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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it seems it's a ellipse, for example'first-line treatment options for metastatic breast cancer (MBC)'
Therapeutic options for first-line metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: -https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30738364

José Patrício
Portugal
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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