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Methodology and reporting in studies of local recurrence after curative excision of the rectum for cancer

Dent, Owen; Chapuis, P; Bokey, E; Newland, R


Background: Widely varying rates have been reported in the extensive literature published in the English language on local recurrence after curative excision of rectal carcinoma. These variations may be attributable to differences in the case mix of pathological factors influencing recurrence, differences in surgical technique or expertise, differences in the administration of adjuvant therapy and various combinations of these. They may also arise from methodological differences among studies....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1046/j.0007-1323.2001.01892.x


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