Optimising treatment for resectable rectal cancer: is preoperative therapy beneficial?

Abstract

Preoperative radiotherapy is becoming the standard of care for resectable locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the rectum. Its practice is no longer limited to a few specialised cancer centres. Adjuvant preoperative radiotherapy can reduce the risk of local recurrence by 50% compared with surgery alone and it has a moderate effect in improving survival… (More)

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@article{Ngan2001OptimisingTF, title={Optimising treatment for resectable rectal cancer: is preoperative therapy beneficial?}, author={Samuel Y K Ngan}, journal={Drugs & aging}, year={2001}, volume={18 2}, pages={79-85} }