To evaluate the downstaging of rectal cancer after preop R +/- CT.
392 patients (pts) with rectal cancer were observed. Only 172 pts (58%) with II and III stage cancer of middle and lower third were examined. Enrol-led pts were 168: 52 of them received preop R +/- CT (32 RT, 20 R + CT). Preop R +/- CT group included 14 middle third cancers (73… (More)