Tissue effects of glutamine in rectal cancer patients treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy.

@article{VidalCasariego2015TissueEO,
  title={Tissue effects of glutamine in rectal cancer patients treated with preoperative chemoradiotherapy.},
  author={A. Vidal-Casariego and M. Hernando-Mart{\'i}n and A. Calleja-Fern{\'a}ndez and I. Cano-Rodr{\'i}guez and F. Cordido and M. Ballesteros-Pomar},
  journal={Nutricion hospitalaria},
  year={2015},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          1689-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim was to evaluate the effects of glutamine on tumor regression and histological damage in patients with rectal patients following chemoradiotherapy previous to surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten patients with rectal cancer surgically removed after chemoradiotherapy were included, a subgroup of a randomized trial that compared glutamine and placebo in the prevention of acute radiation enteritis. Samples of neoplasm and healthy tissue were evaluated by an expert pathologist… Expand
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