CLIMB Project

CLIMB 1409 – A Prospective Colorectal Liver Metastasis Database with an Integrated Quality Assurance Programme

A collaboration project with the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

Key Questions to be answered in CLIMB

  1. Which surgical treatment strategy offers less complications and leads to best over-all survival?
  2. Do multiple complex surgeries improve patient outcomes?
  3. What is the impact of different treatment combinations to overall survival?
  4. Can we benchmark quality of liver metastasis surgery?
  5. Can we use observational data to improve surgical research?

Presentation on the CLIMB project

Press release on the CLIMB project

CLIMB Organisation

  • Study Coordinator: Prof. Serge Evrard, Head of the Digestive Tumours Unit, Institut Bergonié, ESSO Clinical Research Director
  • Co-coorinator: Prof. Graeme Poston, Hepatobiliary Center, Aintree University Hospital, ESSO President
  • Clinical Research Fellow: Carmela Isabel Caballero, MD (EORTC)

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CLIMB Poster for ESSO 35 - ECC 2015




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