Lymph node harvest in rectal cancer surgery following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy

@inproceedings{Goonetilleke2014LymphNH,
  title={Lymph node harvest in rectal cancer surgery following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy},
  author={Kolitha Sanjaya Goonetilleke and Rob Church and Sarah Addison and Steve Odogwu},
  year={2014}
}
Purpose: The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation, as well as clinicopathological features, on the yield of lymph nodes and survival in rectal carcinoma. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using an institutional database. 93 patients with rectal cancer treated with curative surgery from 2009 through 2012 at a single District General Hospital in the United Kingdom were included in the study. Follow up perioed was 4 years. Patients had… CONTINUE READING