Guidelines 2000 for colon and rectal cancer surgery.

  title={Guidelines 2000 for colon and rectal cancer surgery.},
  author={Heidi Nelson and Nicholas Petrelli and Arthur Carlin and Jean Couture and James Fleshman and J Guillem and Brent W. Miedema and David Ota and Daniel M. Sargent},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={93 8},
BACKGROUND Oncologic resection techniques affect outcome for colon cancer and rectal cancer, but standardized guidelines have not been adopted. The National Cancer Institute sponsored a panel of experts to systematically review current literature and to draft guidelines that provide uniform definitions, principles, and practices. METHODS Methods were similar to those described by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in developing practice guidelines. Experts representing oncology and… CONTINUE READING
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