Multidisciplinary treatment of patients with rectal cancer: Development during the past decades and plans for the future

@inproceedings{Glimelius2012MultidisciplinaryTO,
  title={Multidisciplinary treatment of patients with rectal cancer: Development during the past decades and plans for the future},
  author={Bengt Glimelius},
  booktitle={Upsala journal of medical sciences},
  year={2012}
}
In rectal cancer treatment, both the local primary and the regional and systemic tumour cell deposits must be taken care of in order to improve survival. The three main treatments, surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, each with their own advantages and limitations, must then be combined to improve results. Several large randomized trials have shown that combinations of the modalities have markedly reduced the loco-regional recurrences, but have not yet had any major influence on overall… CONTINUE READING