Evidence of improving survival of patients with rectal cancer in france: a population based study.


BACKGROUND Over the past 20 years there have been many changes in the management of rectal cancer. Their impact on the overall population is not well known. AIMS To determine trends in management and prognosis of rectal cancer in two French regions. SUBJECTS 1978 patients with a rectal carcinoma diagnosed between 1978 and 1993. METHODS Time trends in… (More)

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