Palliative radiotherapy and chemotherapy instead of surgery in symptomatic rectal cancer with synchronous unresectable metastases: a phase II study.

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BACKGROUND In stage IV rectal cancer, palliative surgery is often carried out upfront. This study investigated whether the surgery can be avoided. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty patients with symptomatic primary rectal adenocarcinoma and synchronous distant metastases deemed to be unresectable received 5 × 5 Gy irradiation and then oxaliplatin-based… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdt363

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@article{TycSzczepaniak2013PalliativeRA, title={Palliative radiotherapy and chemotherapy instead of surgery in symptomatic rectal cancer with synchronous unresectable metastases: a phase II study.}, author={Dobromira Tyc-Szczepaniak and Lucjan Stanislaw Wyrwicz and L Kepka and Wojciech Michalski and Marta Olszyna-Serementa and Jakub Palucki and Lucyna Pietrzak and Andrzej Rutkowski and Krzysztof Bujko}, journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology}, year={2013}, volume={24 11}, pages={2829-34} }