Should locally excised T1 rectal cancer receive adjuvant chemoradiation?

  title={Should locally excised T1 rectal cancer receive adjuvant chemoradiation?},
  author={Jeffrey P. Lamont and Todd M. McCarty and R D Digan and Robert Jacobson and P Tulanon and Warren E. Lichliter},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={180 6},
  pages={402-5; discussion 405-6}
BACKGROUND Local excision of low-lying adenocarcinoma of the rectum is increasingly utilized, but the benefit of adjuvant treatment in T1 lesions with otherwise favorable pathology remains controversial. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on patients who underwent local excision of invasive rectal cancer with curative intent from 1991 to 1999. RESULTS Forty-eight patients were treated with local surgical excision. Twenty-seven T1 lesions were identified, 10 received postoperative… CONTINUE READING


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