Prognostic significance of both surgical and pathological assessment of curative resection for rectal cancer.

BACKGROUND Information on whether surgery has been 'curative' is essential for prediction of prognosis and for selection of patients for adjuvant treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse the prognostic value of surgeons' and pathologists' assessments of tumour clearance in patients with primary rectal cancer who underwent resection. METHODS A total… CONTINUE READING