Rectal cancer

Maria Giulia Zampino, Roberto Labianca, Giordano D. Beretta, Elena Magni, Gemma Gatta, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Antonio Chiappa, Roberto Biffi, Filippo de Braud, Jacques Wils

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Rectal cancer is an important tumour from an epidemiological point of view and represents the benchmark for an optimal use of integrated treatments (surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy) in the oncological practice. The conventional use of total mesorectal excision and the integration with radiochemotherapy, better if preoperatively, are now able to increase survival, to decrease the occurrence of pelvic recurrence and to ameliorate the quality of life of patients. Updated recommendations for the management of these patients are here reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-182
Number of pages23
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2009


  • Rectal cancer
  • Strategy
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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