Management of locally advanced/unresectable rectal cancer Journal Article


Author: Minsky, B. D.
Article Title: Management of locally advanced/unresectable rectal cancer
Abstract: The standard treatment for locally advanced/unresectable rectal cancer is preoperative radiation therapy followed by surgery. The primary goals of the preoperative treatment are to convert the cancer to a resectable status and to decrease the incidence of local failure. Phase I/II non‐randomized data suggest that the most effective treatment is preoperative combined modality therapy followed by maximal surgical resection and intraoperative radiation therapy. In patients who cannot receive preoperative therapy, the use of maximal surgical resection plus intraoperative radiation therapy may be of benefit, however, it remains investigational. © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc. Copyright © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc., A Wiley Company
Keywords: rectal cancer; local failure; combined modality
Journal Title: Radiation Oncology Investigations
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1065-7541
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons  
Date Published: 1995-01-01
Start Page: 97
End Page: 107
Language: English
DOI: 10.1002/roi.2970030302
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