Rectal cancer

Maria Giulia Zampino, Roberto Labianca, Giordano Beretta, Gemma Gatta, Katia Lorrizo, Filippo De Braud, Jacques Wils

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Abstract

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. Performing radio-chemotherapy (best if preoperatively), medical and radiation oncologists 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)121-143
Number of pages23
JournalCritical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

Keywords

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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