Neoadjuvant treatment response as an early response indicator for patients with rectal cancer.

@article{Park2012NeoadjuvantTR,
  title={Neoadjuvant treatment response as an early response indicator for patients with rectal cancer.},
  author={In Ja Park and Y. Nancy You and Atin A Agarwal and John Michael Skibber and Miguel Rodriguez-Bigas and Cathy Eng and Barry Feig and Prajnan Das and Sunil Krishnan and Christopher H. Crane and C C Hu and George Chang},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 15},
  pages={1770-6}
}
PURPOSE Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer is associated with improved local control and may result in complete tumor response. Associations between tumor response and disease control following radical resection should be established before tumor response is used to evaluate treatment strategies. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare oncologic outcomes associated with the degree of pathologic response after chemoradiotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with… CONTINUE READING
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