Clinical examination following preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancer is not a reliable surrogate end point Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Palpation
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Clinical examination underestimates the extent of rectal cancer response to preoperative CMT. Given the inaccuracy of DRE following preoperative CMT, it should not be used as a sole means of assessing efficacy of therapy nor for selecting patients following CMT for local surgical therapies.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2005.06.114

PubMed ID

  • 15908656

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3475

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 23

number

  • 15