Rectal cancer surgery: a brief history.

@article{Galler2011RectalCS,
  title={Rectal cancer surgery: a brief history.},
  author={Avi Sternstein Galler and Nicholas J. Petrelli and Shanthi P Shakamuri},
  journal={Surgical oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          223-30
        }
}
In the last 250 years, the treatment of rectal cancer has changed dramatically. Once considered an incurable disease, combined modality therapy has improved mortality from 100% to less than 4% for locally advanced rectal cancer. This dramatic reduction paralleled surgical techniques based on a growing understanding of anatomy and disease pathology. In order to understand modern treatment, it is necessary to recognize the achievements of preceding surgeons. 
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