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Chemotherapy followed by surgery compared with surgery alone for localized esophageal cancer.
BACKGROUND We performed a multi-institutional randomized trial comparing preoperative chemotherapy followed by surgery with surgery alone for patients with local and operable esophageal cancer. Expand
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INT 0123 (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 94-05) phase III trial of combined-modality therapy for esophageal cancer: high-dose versus standard-dose radiation therapy.
PURPOSE To compare the local/regional control, survival, and toxicity of combined-modality therapy using high-dose (64.8 Gy) versus standard-dose (50.4 Gy) radiation therapy for the treatment ofExpand
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Colorectal cancer surveillance: 2005 update of an American Society of Clinical Oncology practice guideline.
PURPOSE To update the 2000 American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline on colorectal cancer surveillance. RECOMMENDATIONS Based on results from three independently reported meta-analyses ofExpand
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Protocol for the examination of specimens from patients with primary carcinoma of the colon and rectum.
The College of American Pathologists offers these protocols to assist pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information when reporting results of surgical specimen examinations.Expand
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Long-term results of RTOG trial 8911 (USA Intergroup 113): a random assignment trial comparison of chemotherapy followed by surgery compared with surgery alone for esophageal cancer.
PURPOSE We update Radiation Therapy Oncology Group trial 8911 (USA Intergroup 113), a comparison of chemotherapy plus surgery versus surgery alone for patients with localized esophageal cancer. TheExpand
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The relationship of pathologic tumor regression grade (TRG) and outcomes after preoperative therapy in rectal cancer.
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between tumor regression grade (TRG) and outcomes in patients with rectal cancer treated with preoperative therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Specimens from 144Expand
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Nomograms for predicting local recurrence, distant metastases, and overall survival for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer on the basis of European randomized clinical trials.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to develop accurate models and nomograms to predict local recurrence, distant metastases, and survival for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer treatedExpand
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Long-term Oncologic Outcome Following Preoperative Combined Modality Therapy and Total Mesorectal Excision of Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
Objective:Our aims were to (1) determine the long-term oncologic outcome for patients with rectal cancer treated with preoperative combined modality therapy (CMT) followed by total mesorectalExpand
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Long-Term Results of Local Excision for Rectal Cancer
ObjectiveTo review the authors’ experience with local excision of early rectal cancers to assess the effectiveness of initial treatment and of salvage surgery. Summary Background DataLocal excisionExpand
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Male and female sexual and urinary function after total mesorectal excision with autonomic nerve preservation for carcinoma of the rectum.
BACKGROUND We performed a study to assess sexual and urinary function after total mesorectal excision with autonomic nerve preservation for primary carcinoma of the rectum. STUDY DESIGN We studiedExpand
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