Decision consultations on preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer: large variation in benefits and harms that are addressed

@inproceedings{Kunneman2015DecisionCO,
  title={Decision consultations on preoperative radiotherapy for rectal cancer: large variation in benefits and harms that are addressed},
  author={Marleen Kunneman and Corrie A. M. Marijnen and Tom Rozema and Heleen M Ceha and Diana A R H Grootenboers and Karen J. Neelis and Anne M. Stiggelbout and Arwen H. Pieterse},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2015}
}
Background:For shared decision making to be successful, patients should receive sufficient information on possible benefits and harms of treatment options. The aim of this study was to evaluate what information radiation oncologists provide during the decision consultation about preoperative radiotherapy with rectal cancer patients.Methods:Decision consultations of 17 radiation oncologists with 81 consecutive primary rectal cancer patients, eligible for short-course radiotherapy followed by a… CONTINUE READING
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