Preoperative chemoradiation with oral tegafur within a multidisciplinary therapeutic approach in patients with T3-4 rectal cancer.

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the activity in terms of downstaging histologic patterns of residual tumor and clinical tolerance of a neoadjuvant chemoradiation program with oral tegafur for rectal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS From May 1998 to May 2001, 62 consecutive patients with cT(3-4) or cN(+) rectal cancer, or both, were treated with… (More)

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