Analysis of local recurrence rates after surgery alone for rectal cancer

@article{McCall1995AnalysisOL,
  title={Analysis of local recurrence rates after surgery alone for rectal cancer},
  author={John L McCall and Michael R Cox and David A. Wattchow},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={1995},
  volume={10},
  pages={126-132}
}
Local recurrence (LR) continues to be a major problem following surgical treatment for rectal cancer, and proposed ways of reducing this remain controversial. The aim of this study was to review results from published surgical series in which adjuvant therapies were not used. A Medline search identified series published between January 1982 and December 1992 with follow-up on at least 50 patients with rectal cancer treated surgically for cure, without adjuvant therapy. Fifty one papers reported… CONTINUE READING
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