Neoadjuvant chemotherapy without routine use of radiation therapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer: A pilot trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
  • Rectal Neoplasms

abstract

  • For selected patients with clinical stages II to III rectal cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and selective radiation does not seem to compromise outcomes. Preoperative Radiation or Selective Preoperative Radiation and Evaluation Before Chemotherapy and TME (PROSPECT), a randomized phase III trial to validate this experience, is now open in the US cooperative group network.

publication date

  • February 20, 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2013.51.7904

PubMed ID

  • 24419115

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 513

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 32

number

  • 6