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Evidence Supports Adjuvant Radiotherapy in selected Patients with Rectal Cancer

Gibbs, Peter; Chao, Michael; Jones, Ian T; Yip, Desmond


Background: Much recent data have been published on the risk of local recurrence (LR) following curative surgery for rectal cancer and the impact of adjuvant radiation therapy (RT). With improvements in surgical technique apparently reducing the risk of LR, the relevance of older data upon which the current recommendations for adjuvant RT are based has been questioned. Methods: A focused review was undertaken of the published literature on the risk of LR following surgery for rectal cancer and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1046/j.1445-1433.2003.02919.x


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