Selective Use of Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy for T3 Rectal Cancer Can Be Justified: Analysis of Local Recurrence

Abstract

Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CXRT) is performed to reduce local recurrence and improve the rate of radical resection for rectal cancer. Currently, it is recommended for all suspected T3 rectal cancers. However, the survival benefit of this procedure is controversial, and complications of RT are often overlooked. The present study was designed to assess… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-012-1792-9

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