Short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy in resectable locally advanced rectal cancer: local control and quality of life

@article{Ciammella2013ShortcoursePR,
  title={Short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy in resectable locally advanced rectal cancer: local control and quality of life},
  author={Patrizia Ciammella and Maria Paola Ruggieri and Maria Galeandro and Nunziata D’Abbiero and Alessandro Giunta and Cinzia Iotti},
  journal={La radiologia medica},
  year={2013},
  volume={118},
  pages={1397-1411}
}
The authors sought to evaluate the clinical outcome after preoperative short-course radiotherapy (SC-RT) for locally advanced resectable rectal cancer in terms of local control (LC) and quality of life (QoL). Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer enrolled between 1997 and 2008 in an observational study of preoperative SC-RT were analysed. The treatment algorithm was neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (CT) administered for four cycles, followed by preoperative SC-RT administered 1 week after… CONTINUE READING
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