Watch and wait approach following extended neoadjuvant chemoradiation for distal rectal cancer: are we getting closer to anal cancer management?

@article{HabrGama2013WatchAW,
  title={Watch and wait approach following extended neoadjuvant chemoradiation for distal rectal cancer: are we getting closer to anal cancer management?},
  author={Angelita Habr-Gama and Jorge Sabbaga and Joaquim Jos{\'e} Gama-Rodrigues and Guilherme Pagin S{\~a}o Juli{\~a}o and Igor Proscurshim and Patricia Bail{\~a}o Aguilar and Wladimir Nadalin and R O Perez},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={1109-17}
}
BACKGROUND No immediate surgery (Watch and Wait) has been considered in select patients with complete clinical response after neoadjuvant chemoradiation to avoid postoperative morbidity and functional disorders after radical surgery. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the long-term results of patients who had a complete clinical response following an alternative chemoradiation regimen and were managed nonoperatively. DESIGN This is a prospective study. SETTINGS This… CONTINUE READING
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