Preoperative 5-FU, low-dose leucovorin, and radiation therapy for locally advanced and unresectable rectal cancer Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

abstract

  • Our preliminary data with the low-dose LV regimen reveal encouraging downstaging, local control, and survival rates. Additional follow-up is needed to determine the 5-year results. The benefit of downstaging on local control is greatest in patients who achieve a pathologic complete response.

publication date

  • January 15, 1997

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0360-3016(96)00487-7

PubMed ID

  • 9069299

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 289

end page

  • 95

volume

  • 37

number

  • 2