Preoperative versus postoperative chemoradiotherapy in stage T3, N0 rectal cancer


Tural D., Selcukbiricik F., Yildiz O., Elcin O., Erdamar S. , Guney S., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.19, no.5, pp.889-896, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10147-013-0636-4
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.889-896

Abstract

The study populations of previous preoperative chemoradiotherapy (pre-CRT) studies have consisted of mixed clinical stages, such as cT3-cT4 and/or cN positive. For this reason, it has not been possible to demonstrate whether pre-CRT is of benefit for individual subgroups.