Radical resection of rectal cancer primary tumor provides effective local therapy in patients with stage IV disease Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Consensus
  • Hyperthermia, Induced
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic

abstract

  • For patients who present with distant metastases and resectable primary rectal cancers, radical surgery without radiotherapy can provide durable local control with acceptable morbidity. The extent of metastatic disease and the response to chemotherapy are the major determinants of survival. Effective systemic chemotherapy should be given high priority in the treatment of stage IV rectal cancer.

publication date

  • December 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/ASO.2002.03.068

PubMed ID

  • 12464586

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 954

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 9

number

  • 10