Complete clinical response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for distal rectal cancer: characterization of clinical and endoscopic findings for standardization.

@article{HabrGama2010CompleteCR,
  title={Complete clinical response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for distal rectal cancer: characterization of clinical and endoscopic findings for standardization.},
  author={Angelita Habr-Gama and R O Perez and Gregory Wynn and John Marks and Hermann Kessler and Joaquim Jos{\'e} Gama-Rodrigues},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={
          1692-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Complete tumor regression may develop after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy for distal rectal cancer. Studies have suggested that selected patients with complete clinical response may avoid radical surgery and close surveillance may provide good outcomes with no oncologic compromise. However, definition of complete clinical response is often imprecise and may vary between different studies. The aim of this study is to provide a clear definition for a complete clinical response… CONTINUE READING
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