A practice survey of the evolution of rectal cancer management: a Belgian Federal College of radiotherapy study.

@article{Magn2009APS,
  title={A practice survey of the evolution of rectal cancer management: a Belgian Federal College of radiotherapy study.},
  author={Nicolas Charles Magn{\'e} and Jean-François Daisne and Luigi Ricci Moretti and Doroth{\'e}e Berben and Nicolas Meert and Ruth Alen and Samuel Bral and A. R. Van Cleef and Karin Haustermans and P. Van Houtte and Pierre G M Scalliet},
  journal={Bulletin du cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 7},
  pages={
          E45-51
        }
}
The aim of the present study was to perform a rectal cancer practice survey in order to re-assess in 2005 the Belgian state of the art. A questionnaire based on the past 1999 peer review, supplemented with general questions, was circulated to 16 radiotherapy centres in Belgium. A case was also proposed for treatment planification. In 2005, a formal multidisciplinary team was in place in all visited centres. Endorectal ultrasound, colonoscopy, CEA and an initial pathological diagnosis were… CONTINUE READING
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