Radiotherapy in addition to radical surgery in rectal cancer.

  title={Radiotherapy in addition to radical surgery in rectal cancer.},
  author={Bengt Glimelius and Ulf Isacsson and B{\"a}rbel Jung and Lars A P{\aa}hlman},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  volume={34 5},
In order to lower unacceptably high local failure rates after surgery reported as curative for rectal cancer, perioperative radiotherapy has been extensively investigated. The collected information from a number of controlled trials indicates that the proportion of local recurrences is reduced to less than half when radiotherapy at moderately high doses is… CONTINUE READING