Preoperative short-course radiotherapy with delayed surgery in primary rectal cancer.

@article{Pettersson2012PreoperativeSR,
  title={Preoperative short-course radiotherapy with delayed surgery in primary rectal cancer.},
  author={David Pettersson and Torbj{\"o}rn Holm and Henrik Iversen and Lennart Blomqvist and Bengt Glimelius and Anna Martling},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={99 4},
  pages={577-83}
}
BACKGROUND Short-course radiotherapy (SRT) with immediate surgery and long-course chemoradiotherapy (CRT) are currently the standard preoperative treatment options for rectal cancer. SRT with surgery delayed for 4-8 weeks (SRT-delay) is an option described for patients with locally advanced tumours who are not fit for CRT. This study examined early toxicity… CONTINUE READING