Primary rectal carcinoma in patients with stage IV resectable disease at diagnosis

Lara Maria Pasetto, Maria Luisa Friso, Salvatore Pucciarelli, Umberto Basso, Paola Toppan, Massimo Rugge, Giulietta Sinigaglia, Donato Nitti, Guido Sotti, Silvio Monfardini

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Abstract

Background: Rectal cancer is commonly diagnosed at a precocious stage, but for patients presenting at diagnosis with stage IV disease the best treatment is still undefined. The purpose of this study was to review the feasibility and outcome of multimodality treatment of rectal cancer patients metastatic at diagnosis. Patients and Methods: From January 2000 to December 2005, 40 patients with histologically proven stage IV rectal adenocarcinoma (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1085
Number of pages7
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Phase II study
  • Rectal cancer
  • Stage IV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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    Pasetto, L. M., Friso, M. L., Pucciarelli, S., Basso, U., Toppan, P., Rugge, M., Sinigaglia, G., Nitti, D., Sotti, G., & Monfardini, S. (2007). Primary rectal carcinoma in patients with stage IV resectable disease at diagnosis. Anticancer Research, 27(2), 1079-1085.