Systematic review of health-related quality of life issues in locally recurrent rectal cancer.

@article{Harji2015SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of health-related quality of life issues in locally recurrent rectal cancer.},
  author={Deena P Harji and Ben C Griffiths and Galina Velikova and Peter Michael Sagar and Julia Brown},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={431-8}
}
The standardization of surgical techniques supplemented with appropriate neoadjuvant chemoradiation has led to the decline in local recurrence rates of rectal cancer (LRRC) from 25-50% to 5-10%. The outcomes reported for surgical intervention in LRRC is encouraging, however, a number of controversies exist especially in the ultra-advanced and palliative… CONTINUE READING