Timing of rectal cancer surgery following neoadjuvant chemoradiation: How close are we to striking an equipoise?

Savio George Barreto, Bhawna Sirohi, Shailesh V. Shrikhande

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Abstract

The management of locally advanced rectal cancer underwent a paradigm shift from the historical practice of upfront surgery to the use of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery after two sentinel observations, namely, the high rates of local recurrence rates after the former and the long-lasting success of the latter in terms of reducing local recurrence rates in randomized controlled trials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalFuture Oncology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • rectal cancer
  • Neoadjuvant therapy
  • surgery

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