A pathologic complete response of rectal cancer to preoperative combined-modality therapy results in improved oncological outcome compared with those who achieve no downstaging on the basis of preoperative endorectal ultrasonography Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Rectal cancer patients with pCR after preoperative CMT have improved RFS, OS, and sphincter preservation compared with patients without downstaging. Because pCR seems to be associated with better outcome, an understanding of the factors governing the response to CMT should be pursued.

publication date

  • August 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1245/ASO.2006.03.053

PubMed ID

  • 16865595

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1047

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 13

number

  • 8