Randomized clinical trial on preoperative radiotherapy 25 Gy in rectal cancer—treatment results at 5-year follow-up

@inproceedings{Pach2011RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized clinical trial on preoperative radiotherapy 25 Gy in rectal cancer—treatment results at 5-year follow-up},
  author={Radoslaw Pach and Jan Kulig and Piotr Richter and Tomasz Gach and Miroslaw Szura and Teresa Kowalska},
  booktitle={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
  year={2011}
}
The purpose of this study was to establish the influence of time interval between preoperative hyperfractionated radiotherapy (5 × 5 Gy) and surgery on long-term overall survival (5 years) and recurrence rate in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer operated on according to total mesorectal excision technique. The treatment group comprised 154 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who were operated on between 1999 and 2006 in the 1st Department of General Surgery, Jagiellonian… CONTINUE READING

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